Ok, for the last several years I've worked in the scrapbook industry. I've worked with beginner scrappers - trying to help them get started scrapbooking, I've taught classes, sold supplies, designed products, I've reassured scrapbookers who've lacked confidence to get started, I've bought enough supplies to open a small store, attended tradeshows, read way too many scrapbook magazines and idea books, and enjoyed various scrapbook projects myself.
So why does scrapbooking scare me now?
It's like now that I have hundreds of pictures of Gabe on my computer I feel completly incompetent in my scrapping abilities. I feel like if I don't do his pictures justice I'll be a failure. I worry that I won't document all of the "important" moments just right. I stress that the pages have to look perfect - because Gabe's perfect and I want to portray his perfection in my creations. I look at idea books and worry that I will never have enough time or creative energy to create the types of projects I want to create. So what do I do as I sit in my new scrapbook studio? (see the pictures of the new space in the post above) I type on our blog, stare at pictures, and worry that at this rate poor Gabe won't even have a book documenting his first month by the time he leaves home.....
(****Update - I scrapbooked this afternoon!!! I actually finished one layout I've had sitting around forever, and started and finished another one. I tried posting them here - but it wouldn't work (the size was weird) - but you can see them here: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/userprofile.asp?user_id=2843****)