OK, I usually don't ask for comments, but I'm hoping to get a lot of feedback on this....
I'm in a quandry.
I love the concept of scrapbooking. I'm fairly creative, I love photos, journaling, and looking at other people's scrapbooks. I also am sentimental and love the idea of preserving family history and stories.
However, although a kindergarten teacher, I'm not naturally artsy craftsy. My handwriting is messy. When I've done pages in my various scrapbooks, I usually mess up big time, either due to being impatient, or just general 'inept-ness.'
I am bummed that I made so many mistakes with Miss P's baby album that it is out of order and a mess. I started a 'toddler to teen' creative memories album, that I had high hopes for, but never did the 'titles' and didn't keep up with it. Last year, I was determined to fix this. I started organizing my mass of photos over the holiday break and made just a dent. Then I decided to do just yearly chronological albums. A two page layout for each month. One side for journaling (since that's one of my favorite parts - I typed the stories), and the other side for the photos that gave an overview of the month in a simple layout. However, again I didn't get past March. I love the end result, but I guess I don't love the act so much. With blogging it's been different, it doesn't feel like a chore. It feels much easier and I look forward to it.
So, my question is: do I just give away all my scrabooking stuff which is taking up room and not being used, and stop feeling guilty? If so, how can I keep my memories of P and our family? I know I have this blog, but I'd like to have something more tangible. Should I try and go back and make digital albums on snapfish or kodak.gallery? Should I start a seperate blog for P and turn it into a book through blogger? Should I just suck it up and go back to last year's idea of a very simple scrapbook, schedule the time, and just do it? What do you do?