Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Scrapbooking Outdoors ~ Simple Pleasures

Welcome to another Simple Pleasures party. As you may or may not know, The Man and I are on an extended road trip. That generally means I'm offline a lot more than online, because there are so many other things catching my attention. But taking time to host this party is something I enjoy doing, and as long as I enjoy doing it, let's keep this party going. I may be longer getting around to visit with you, but don't give up on me. I look forward to seeing what you've been up to. If you're new here, please read the guidelines before linking up.

Although I don't consider myself an obsessed scrapbooker, I do enjoy the process on a smaller scale. But lately I've struggled to get caught up, so I finally stopped trying and surrendered to the fact that I was behind. Way behind! Like a year behind! So I determined that this trip would help me get caught up.

One of the things I enjoy about traveling are the days when we have no plans and just take it easy. On such days, I drag out my scrapbooking tools and get busy, and it's especially nice when we find ourselves in a place where the temperatures are so pleasant that I can take my stuff outdoors. Such was the case last week in Utah. Scrapbooking outdoors. It's my simple pleasure this week, and I hope to do a lot more of it before heading home sometime in September.

What simple pleasure are you celebrating this week?


  1. I love scrapbooking but I am more than a YEAR behind. I'm hoping that once the kids are in school, I will be able to catch up, not just for my sake, but for theirs. They so love going over the ones that I have done. I hope your back is better soon!

  2. I guess blogging would be my form of scrapbooking. What a treat - to enjoy doing it outdoors!

  3. I am so behind that I've just given up. I love sitting outdoors, too. Especially when it's not over 100 degrees!

  4. Dayle,
    The setting looks so peaceful - just the ticket for taking it easy and catch up on your scrapbooking. Enjoy your time away and stay safe.


  5. I've always thought that I would love scrapbooking and yet I've never done it. I don't know why, either, because it looks like the perfect craft therapy.

    I hope you are feeling much better. I have been praying since your last post.

  6. I love that traveling and on plans part, Dayle! Someday maybe I'll scrapbook...

    Hope your back is better! Take care.

  7.'s late. I meant traveling and NO plans part!


  8. This is so funny, before I linked up, I wrote my post. I wrote about making cards, which is so close to scrapbooking! I love making scrapbooks and am hoping to get back to putting some together. I think it forces us to look at how we are blessed and all the good in our lives.
    Gayle from Behind the Gate

  9. Say, Dayle - you're doing pretty good! Only a year behind? Try a decade behind - and more! What a relief to learn how to save my photos digitally on my hard-drive for slide shows! But, I still have too many boxes of our life in the 1990's to scrap and categorize. Won't get done. Boxes and index cards to mark the dates and events it must be.

    However, I am getting back into the crafting thing with paper crafts for fun - to keep me exercised creatively. Learning much from some of the wonderful paper artists in Blogworld. Am re-tooling the office to accommodate "studio" too.

    Hope you catch your scrapping up - post some photos of your designs when you do!

    Enjoy the remainder of your trip - you of the "days when we have no plans and just take it easy." What is that?!

    Joy to you!

  10. Hi Dayle...."no plans"....those times are the best and great for scrap-booking. I read this and thought of the few projects I started and hope to get back to. Have fun with it and stay safe out there.....

  11. Glad you are having a wonderful time! and I too love those days without a plan.

    Hope you get lots of time to catch up on your scrapbooking!

  12. I'm way behind you, Dayle. I really didn't pick up scrapbooking until much after its huge intro when everyone was having parties and opening shops. Aside from our daughter's 15th birthday album I made a few years ago, I haven't done much more with it other than the more recent encouragement tags I picked up last year from blogging. I like to use the materials to make a pretty tag because it's so less overwhelming than a whole album. I have to admit that your take on it sounds delightful though--picking it up here and there along travels. Light and simple. Enjoy!

    PS-I don't remember if I mentioned I finished the book--Gift from the Sea--but I am now hooked too. What a delicious little book. I can so see myself savoring it over and over for years to come. Thanks again for telling us about it. Much love!

  13. I think your pleasure is one I would love too. Enjoy your time of pleasures

  14. How great that you are able to take your supplies on the road. I haven't done scrapbooking or paper crafting in awhile. Crocheting seems to be taking up all my time at the moment. Your trip sounds absolutely wonderful. Best wishes, Tammy

  15. Scrap-booking, Eating, sleeping or just about anything outdoors is always better.

    Hope your back is better.
    Just think, you'll look back on those pages and remember that you did it in Utah! Good Memories.

  16. Wow, I never thought of scrapbooking outdoors. It would be great if the weather is right - too windy where I live. But now, scrapbooking while on the road traveling, that sounds much better!

  17. I've been out of the simple pleasures loop for too long! I'm back this week, and so grateful to see you hosting it, from the road especially!

    I think scrap-booking outside would be an double bonus to the craft therapy. You've got me thinking about what else I could do outside! Now that fall is coming the possibilities are increasing.

  18. Sounds lovely, Dayle. I love scrapbooking, though I'm much more than a year behind!! You are light years of ahead of me!!

    I also love being outside in the summertime, so your simple pleasure sounds amazing to me.

    Blessings to you,

  19. Dayle, Thank you so much for hosting Simple Pleasures! This has been fun, my first. I'll be looking in on your blog, now that I've found it. I read your 30th anniversary post with tears streaming -- wonderfully written. Thank you for sharing so honestly. It really blessed my heart. Finding your blog today was an answer to my prayer. God is so Gracious! Joyce

  20. Scrapbooking in that beautiful setting must indeed be a pleasure. You should post some of your projects. I'd love to see them.


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