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Ameyami in England is doing 25 things including…

Make a scrapbook

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Ameyami has written 8 entries about this goal

Finally ticking it off

I’m finally signing off on this goal. I started it a year ago and I could have quite easily finished it within six months, but I was enjoying it so much that I wanted to make it last for as long as possible. I have forty beautiful pages which I’m very proud of, and comparing the last pages to the first ones I can see how my skills have developed over the course of the year I spent on it.

This goal has also helped me tap into my creativity and led me to get involved with lots of other crafts. I’ve found a new hobby and have already begun planning my next scrapbook.



Don't want to finish!

I have just one double page left to finish off, but today I discovered a local shop that sells loads of cheap scrapbook supplies (some of which I haven’t been able to find anywhere else), and I just want to go on a shopping spree! I can’t justify buying loads of supplies when I’m not going to use them though. I need to dream up ways of keeping my scrapbook going for a few more pages…



Nearly done

I’m close to ticking this one off. I’ve completed 33 pages, I have another 4 in progress and another 3 planned, which leaves 10 blank pages in my scrapbook for future additions. I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out, it’s now one of my most treasured possessions and I will definitely be creating more in future.



Enjoying this!

I’m completely hooked on scrapbooking, I can work on it for hours without getting bored. I’ve finished 15 pages now, with another 3 in progress. I’ve been mentally planning the remaining pages and I think I’m going to have another 10 or so to do. I’ll probably do another scrapbook when I’ve finished my current one though.



Excellent Progress

I’ve got about 8 pages now. I’m really enjoying working on my scrapbook, although I’m spending a lot on supplies for it. I’ve spent about £50 so far – much more than I was expecting to spend and I feel a little guilty about it! But I’m making good progress and I’m proud of what I’ve done so far. I’m hoping to have this goal ticked off by June.



Going well!

I’m really pleased with the progress I’m making. I’ve now finished the cover and the first three pages only need a few finishing touches (which I can’t do until I’ve bought a few more materials). I’ve joined a Scrapbooking website which has been really useful and inspirational.

I’m really enjoying this so far, I could spend hours just scrapping (not good with exams just around the corner!) and I’m so proud of the things I’m producing!



Getting going

I’ve been collecting personal items that I want to stick into my scrapbook for weeks and today I went out to buy the actual materials. I was rather surprised at how much stuff was available – I thought that scrapbooking was more of an American trend and not that popular in the UK.

I’d been worried about finding an album because all of the ones that I’d seen so far had pre-decorated covers and I wanted to make my own, but I found a big 10 inch square one with a plain cover. It’s got 50 pages, which I’m never going to be able to fill up, but it’s good to know that if something goes wrong I have enough spare pages to be able to rip one out and start it again.

I bought some other materials as well but not as many as I’ll need (I just didn’t want to go crazy and buy everything all at once). I’m raring to get started but I’m so busy with studying at the moment. My current plan is to take short (10-15 mins) breaks from studying and start my scrapbook during the breaks.



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I’m excited about this one, got lots of ideas already! At the moment I carry around lots of random little things that are important to me, I like the idea of putting them all into one special book. I’m also quite creative but have difficulty finding a way to express it and I’m hoping this will be the creative outlet I’ve been looking for (and who knows, this could turn out to be the new hobby I’ve been looking for, which would be another Thing to tick off!)

It’s going to be a while before I can get to the shops and buy materials which is frustrating because I’m raring to get going. Still, it gives me plenty of time to plan I guess.



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