What does a 20-something teacher a week away from winter break do on her Friday night? Crafts, of course!
Admittedly I'm not a very organized person, but I really wanted a way to put all the photos and memorabilia from the marathon into one place. I had so many photos, etc, to keep that it seemed like overkill to frame and display them all; a scrapbook seemed like the way to go.
After work I stopped by Target to pick up supplies (and let me just say, the snowbirds were out in full force and I spent a good ten minutes in the parking lot laughing myself into tears at some of the "driving" I witnessed), then spent the rest of the night diligently piecing together my memories.
|Photos and supplies are ready to go!|
I took a break for dinner and observed the mess I had made of the living room. Being crafty isn't tidy, that's for sure.
|A work in progress.|
Matt and I watched Edge of Tomorrow while I finished my project. I was pleasantly surprised. I may think Tom Cruise is a few sandwiches short of a picnic, but he's still one of my favorite actors.
I'm really happy with how the scrapbook turned out. I fit in the photos I liked most, my D-tag, notes of encouragement, and pages from the welcome packet. Plus, the blog came in handy; I printed out my recap and added it to the end.
|Bart Yasso and the Sub 30 Club got their own pages.|
|A few pages from the finished book.|
Now I can annoy guests by insisting they look through the scrapbook. Isn't that the main purpose of photo albums and the like? The bad news is that I may have found another hobby I want to take up...putting the book together was really fun and relaxing!
How do you save and store your race day memories?
How do you typically spend a Friday night?
Are you a Tom Cruise fan?