Finish this sentence......"I would scrapbook today BUT_______________________."
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TracieClaiborne
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Posted: 3/16/2013 2:29:09 PM
I'm really looking for answers about THE EXCUSES WE MAKE. The obvious answer is you don't have time but if time weren't an issue....what else holds you back?

I was just listening to a podcast and someone said, "Sometimes people think they want to scrapbook but they really don't."

I thought, Why haven't I made anything this week?

The answer right now is, I don't have the pictures I need in the size I need them. I want to finish a mini album that's completely made but I need tons of pictures to put in it, in the right size, about the right topic.

So other than the obvious answer - I DON'T HAVE TIME - what are some reasons you tell yourself, "I would scrapbook today BUT ______________."

Not necessarily even today but let's say you're inspired to scrapbook but then you stop yourself for some reason - why? What are some excuses you make on a regular basis?

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Posted: 3/16/2013 2:29:58 PM
I would be scrapbooking today but I keep staring at the pile of paper on my desk and I don't know what to do.







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Posted: 3/16/2013 2:32:46 PM
Time is not how I would fill in that blank today. I would say "BUT my computer is in the shop, getting a virus removed, and DH is going to need this one back shortly. I have all my ideas on my computer, and only on my computer. Without it, although I know which photos I want to scrap, I feel lost without my ideas journal and my inspiration websites!"

I may give it a try anyhow.



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Posted: 3/16/2013 2:33:49 PM
Well, I would scrapbook today BUT I'm too nervous about the surprise birthday party we are throwing for my hubby tonight! I can't concentrate on anything and have actually resorted to cleaning my house - wha???


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Posted: 3/16/2013 2:38:24 PM
I just finished painting my kitchen and I'm exhausted! Plus I have to clean up all the mess and put everything back. Maybe tomorrow!

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Posted: 3/16/2013 2:41:20 PM
We are working on getting ready to move/sell our house in a few weeks and my scrapbook room is slowly being overtaken by boxes because we don't have anywhere else to put them...


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Posted: 3/16/2013 2:52:52 PM
I would scrapbook today but...
I have papers to grade.



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Posted: 3/16/2013 2:53:04 PM
I'm still siphoning some water from the carpet with my carpet cleaner and have fans in there drying out the carpet.

I WILL scrapbook when I can bring everything back into the room! Although, I will probably make a card or two in front of the TV tonight to destress! After all, I have some new toys.

Two weeks ago we were in El Paso on our annual trip. DH has a class he has to take and I spend some "quality" time in J's, M's and HL! I found TWO border punches I'd not seen before and HAD to have, the musical border and the PAW PRINT! And they were on sale! Got two designs of Dachshund print fabric too. Got the Sizzlits musical border die too.


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Posted: 3/16/2013 2:56:57 PM
...it's March Madness! Just watched IU lose to Wisconsin in the Big10 tourney . Basketball seems to have taken priority over everything else this past week: no sbing, no cleaning, no ironing/mending. Still cooking though... Fun question Tracie. Maria

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Posted: 3/16/2013 2:59:07 PM
If I can't say "BUT I don't have time (due to schoolwork)" I'll say . . . "BUT I don't feel like taking everything out and putting it away again" (I don't have a scraproom).

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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:01:37 PM
my room is still in boxes and the carpenter hasnt put in my cabnets and countertops so i can even unpack yet


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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:03:04 PM
I just finished a mountain of paperwork (took all week) and now I have to address the much needed cleaning of my ignored messy house. hopefully next week I can create again.



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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:03:21 PM
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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:06:48 PM
I have to move a huge bookcase full of books because the plumbing for my entire house is going to be replaced starting Monday, and that bookcase is RIGHT where they will need to cut a hole in the wall!

I can't believe how many books that bookcase holds!

Then I have to clean out everything under all the sinks.

Not to mention that DS will be moving to another state in a little over a week, and he and I need to go through all his stuff so I know what I can get rid of. I'll miss him, but not his junk. I might even be able to set up a scrapbook room once he's gone!


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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:07:58 PM
I would scrapbook today but all my kids are home (weekend). Although my 6 kids are the reason I scrap they are also often the reason I don't get time to scrap!

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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:21:34 PM
So far, some reasons are:

- something else fun is going on
- I don't feel like pulling it all out and putting it back up
- I don't know where to start
- computer issues
- I have work to do
- I can't scrap until my house is clean (that's one I use a lot)

Some of those really amount to "I don't have time."

What are some specific reasons you can't make something right now IF YOU DID HAVE THE TIME?

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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:22:23 PM
I would be scrapbook right now, but I am at work. Probably til 6p



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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:27:50 PM

Finish this sentence......"I would scrapbook today BUT_______________________."



....I gotta wait 'til after work.







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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:29:07 PM
I have to wash clothes, bake cookies and clean house. Uggghhhh!

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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:32:35 PM
I'm too dang lazy to get off the couch and computer right now.


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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:42:23 PM
I had errand to do to look for a new bike seat and cycling shorts.


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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:47:08 PM

I'm really looking for answers about THE EXCUSES WE MAKE.


I'm too lazy!








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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:48:00 PM
"I would scrapbook today BUT......"

My room is an ice box. It is not comfortable to sit in here when it is really cold. My room is in the basement and we are back into a cold spell.. low of 2F above tonight. So it is very cold in the basement. Where is spring??

Plus, I am just too tired. Stayed up til 1am watching a movie and had to be to work by 8am.

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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:56:47 PM
But, I am painting my new scrap space and my stuff is scattered down the hall....


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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:57:37 PM
......"I would scrapbook today BUT, I am reorganizing my stamp collection!"


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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:02:42 PM
Momma Paparazzi - Spring is here in Tennessee! It's 77 today! So sorry you're still cold.

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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:04:09 PM
I have a ton of homework that needs to be dealt with and a house that needs cleaning after DD's birthday sleepover.


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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:07:07 PM
... it's the first day of spring break and my boys are simply frenetic. There is too much chaos in the house at the moment. I always say that I need peace to scrap, but when it's quiet, it's TOO quiet. Sigh.


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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:11:26 PM
Have to do taxes...just finished and waiting for dh to review them with me.(which means I will have to explain everything to him and I think he is going to want to go through all his business expenses again)

I should get back to scrapping starting tomorrow!


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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:14:22 PM
... but it's bedtime and the littlest one will be waking up in 6 hours.

Having said all of that, I did finish an album today (not actual scrapping, but scanning, putting the final layouts in the album, adding tags to the album spine, etc). That was a brilliant feeling.


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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:15:11 PM
I'm going out tonight and my desk is a mess. But, that means I played yesterday. Maybe, I will get some photos to scrap though.


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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:16:16 PM
I only had time to go get some new supplies and now have to go to family fun night gathering at in-laws.

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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:22:33 PM
I would scrapbook today but my desk is so messy trying to organize old papers (stuff that truly is important to me - journaling from all kinds of sources from my kids births up to now that trying to organize by year) that I would have to get all that organized before I could use my desk.

Although in a way that's a fallacy because that's why I've been scrapping on the floor for the last few months.

But I am going to scrap today, I must.


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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:28:58 PM
I am staying at my parents and my scrap stuff is at my house. Would love to be scrapping so have been stalking 2peas instead!

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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:32:00 PM
I would scrap today, but I'm in Disneyland! Taking the red eye back home tonight and scrappin' Disney next week!


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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:37:19 PM
but.... It's date night with hubby!!!!

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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:43:41 PM
But i am laying in bed reading safe haven.


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My house is a mess.


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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:59:24 PM
After wasting the morning pulling out my knitting I started cooking. After making my Mac and cheese I started my apple pie and started feeling faint and needed sugar. My energy is too low to scrapbook or even move.


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Posted: 3/16/2013 5:06:50 PM
...I've been busy with my silhouette making an Easter bonnet (hat) for a competition in my son's class next week.

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Posted: 3/16/2013 5:14:05 PM
I placed 2 scrappy orders today and I want to wait til they are here plus I cleaned house all day and now am doing laundry and will have to finish the laundry and ironing tomorrow and then my son and exdh are coming for dinner. So, no scrapping tomorrow either.


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Posted: 3/16/2013 5:19:25 PM
I am brain tired from the thirty pages I completed this week! I am on my last day of our spring break. Tomorrow I grade papers and go in to clean up the mess I left at school.

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Posted: 3/16/2013 5:26:04 PM
I would scrap today but I'm on a two week vacation in Argentina and my scrap stash is back in Texas.

How, oh how, did I leave for two weeks without bringing any scrapping materials with me?!?! Going through major withdrawals.

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Posted: 3/16/2013 5:29:08 PM

- something else fun is going on
- I don't feel like pulling it all out and putting it back up
- I don't know where to start
- computer issues
- I have work to do
- I can't scrap until my house is clean (that's one I use a lot)

Some of those really amount to "I don't have time."

What are some specific reasons you can't make something right now IF YOU DID HAVE THE TIME?


Yep. Cheaters! Here's another one: "I'm tired." It's just been an exhausting week. I did actually just make a page, but it was a super simple one - white CS background, no photo, lots of journaling, a stamped title and a few strips of washi tape. Yay me

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Posted: 3/16/2013 5:49:45 PM
I have a migraine that started at 6:00 am today and doesn't want to go away.

Debbie in MD.

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Posted: 3/16/2013 5:51:45 PM
I would scrap today but we just got back from our trip 7 I have piles of laundry, clean the house & cooking to do


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