Kristine asked me about my scrapping schedule.
To be truthful, I find that by the time I look after a two year old and spend time with him and do all our weekly activities that we do, spend time with my husband, cook and clean, work two days a week, and catch up with friends... whew!... there's not really that much time left over for scrapbooking.
Added to that, my husband is not at all keen on it. He sees it as a rather pointless venture. He would rather that I was doing more productive things. Something that would contribute to the family income in a larger way than the $20 you get for a scrapbooking publication.
However, whilst I agree with him that it's not something that contributes to the greater good, and while I agree with him that it is never likely to earn an income to justify it having a "career" status, it is fun. And I enjoy being creative. It's my downtime.
So, I set Monday and Tuesday nights aside to scrap. Sometimes, when Jamie's asleep during the week and I've gotten all my chores done, I get a chance to sit down and print out some photos or look for inspiration online, or to submit layouts for publication. But actual scrapbooking only happens on Monday and Tuesday nights. Occasionally, when Phil's interstate on business, I might get some more time, but basically that's it. In reality I only do 1-2 layouts a week.
All this is quite a different picture to a few years ago. A few years ago I was obsessed. I scrapped for publication. I scrapped to mag themes. I don't anymore. And, do you know what? I still get just as many publications now and I probably have one fifth of the output I used to. When your heart is in it, it shows!
Have a great day.