Scrapbooking and the Power of Play

My soul has been a little out of sorts this month. Between changing job duties at work, planning a new workshop, missing my son, prepping our house to sell, and the end of school right around the corner, I feel "off" and "discombobulated" (my new favorite word).

I am grateful to have Scrapbooking in my life. It makes me happy to look through photos I've taken of my family. It makes me happy to ink up my fingers, cut out intricate designs, and rub new paper between my fingers.

And while I fully embrace the importance of memory keeping, I'm also grateful for the power of play and creativity.

On days like today when my soul seems disjointed, a little play helps ground me again. Here's to play time for the grown ups!


  1. Yay! I like that phrase!

  2. Discombobulated has always been my favorite word. :) Scrapbooking is good for the soul. hugs..

  3. Scissors and pretty paper, markers, ink and stamps provide as much comfort as Mac-n-cheese. Play on Jen and all of your discombobulated fans and friends.

  4. Getting crafty is my favorite therapy! Hugs to you!

  5. Getting crafty is my favorite therapy! Hugs to you!

  6. The power of play is amazing in all it's many forms! I notice increasing stress levels when I haven't had a chance to create and I can see the impact on those around me.
    I'm glad you have a chance to play within all the challenges in your life. It can't take away the pain and struggle, but it certainly helps to reduce it.
    Keep calm and scrap on.

  7. JLBOhio9:57 AM

    You hit this right on the money. Sorry that you are feeling discombobulated!! That does sound like an awful lot at once. I'm glad you have scrapbooking (and all of us) to help you get away for a bit.

    I didn't realize that you were trying to sell your house. That alone would be enough. I hope it goes well for you. I know you were having fun decorating...just think about a whole new space to play with!! More fun!

  8. My favorite way to play and get grounded when I am adrift!


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