Well I finally did it... I produced my very first digital scrapbooking layout. I've been thinking about "making the switch" for quite sometime. And in the last weeks I have spent hours and hours downloading all the "freebies" I can find. (Just because I'm that kindof a girl... CHEAP!) I found this free template here, found some cute pictures that my awesome Tayler took and went to work... LOTS of hours later I came up with this. I'm sure that eventually I will get faster... but it's not as easy as it looks!
(A big thanks to my friends and our "Friday Morning Elements Class" for all the tips!)
But truly this all came about because of my husband... Sometimes husbands get themselves into a lot of trouble. My poor, sweet husband does that a lot - I think it has something to do with him being in his "Nothing" box too much.
What is the "Nothing" box you may ask, well it's kindof a joke around our group of friends... but, when you ask a woman what they are thinking... they are ALWAYS thinking something... a man on the other hand will say "I'm not thinking anything." We as women tend to not believe them... but "psychologists" tell us that it is actually true... men have a "Nothing" box... when it's open there is honestly... "nothing" going on in it... and most men will openly admit that!!
Shane was definitely in that very box when he asked me this profound and intriguing question...
"Ang, I was talking with "so-n-so" the other day and we were discussing what our wife's do to relax... like what their hobbies are... and I really couldn't think of any for you... So... what are your hobbies?"
Um..................... EXCUSE ME!
Did you just ask your wife... of 16 years mind you... who has more hobbies than she can count... and stays up until the wee hours of the morning... to have time to participate in those hobbies... if she has any hobbies??? Is it just me??? or is that more like something you ask someone on a first date???
I wasn't a pleased wife! I referred him to the "About me" section on this very blog so he could "refresh his memory" on a few of those hobbies!
After my initial freakout... I did sortof know what he meant... that is after I thought of the "Nothing Box" thing. See in his mind a hobby is something that "relaxes" you... And admittedly sometimes I'll be working on a project that I want to finish for whatever reason and I stay up late to do that, or I want to be "caught up" with this or that... and I seem even more stressed than when I started whatever it was... but it's still my hobby.
...Long story short... wouldn't you agree that it was a PERFECT excuse to buy me an SLR camera last month... because after all I needed a hobby... so I signed up for photo-classes (starting next week) to teach me how to use that camera and to take better pictures and got into digital scrapbooking... :)
All because of that "Nothing Box"!
I love you Shane... even with that Nothing Box... you truly are the ultimate hobby for me!! :)