In case you missed it, I was a guest last week on Paperclipping Roundtable, chatting about creativity and what tricks we use to get into the creative zone. I adore Noell, Izzy, Nancy, Ana, and all the Roundtable regulars, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to chat with them on the show.
After Noell mentioned my 2007 Simple Scrapbooks Funnest Scrapbooker Ever title, I decided to dig up my entry. It used to be archived on the Simple Scrapbooks website, but since their untimely demise, I thought I'd post part of it here for posterity. And to satisfy anyone's curiosity about exactly what I will do for a sash, a bottle of bubbles, a barrel of monkeys, and a gift certificate for scrapbooking supplies. ;)
The requirements were a 100-word essay, a photo of me in a costume, a funny layout, and three layouts using prompts from Simple’s Scrapbook Play special issue.
My 100 word essay:
Who puts the fun in FUNctioning on six hours of sleep and a Starbucks Venti Iced Mocha? I do! Snapping pictures faster than a fleeting moment, one step ahead of my preschooler’s latest “loco”motive, able to embarrass tall teenagers with a single radio sing-along. I should be crowned The Funnest Scrapbooker Ever because I savor the vibrancy of my crazy life and record the defining moments with flair. Page challenge? I’m in! New product? My enthusiasm can’t be beat! Wear a silly costume? Why not! Throw me whatever you’ve got, Life. I’m armed with the greatest superpower of all – FUN!
Photo of me in costume:
(Which inspired our Christmas card that year)
One of the layouts I submitted:
So there’s a little taste of the crazy...oops, I mean fun...for you!