Sometimes being an at-home mom can get to feel like Groundhog Day – the same routines, day in and day out. I think it’s important to take a little time for myself and I do that by creating scrapbooks. Scrapbooking allows me to combine preserving memories with creativity – a win-win combo for me! With a toddler, it is a little difficult to find the time to put a memory book together, but it can be done (usually during naptime).
A great time saver is shopping online for my supplies. I used to rush out on Sunday mornings to my local craft store with my coupon with the hope of getting a jump on everyone and getting the best deals before they run out. Invariably, I’d pull into the parking lot at 8 a.m. and find two dozen ladies already lined up. Well, I don’t do that anymore. I buy my supplies online and boy, that frees up a lot of time I’d spend running around town (especially with gas at $4 a gallon).
While searching for supplies, I came across Factory Direct Craft and it immediately impressed me with the variety of cute 3-D stickers, embellishments, stamps, embossing tools and books they offer at reasonable prices – some for just .99! They even have music buttons and voice recorders which I had never heard of before. Wouldn’t it be cool to create a scrapbook page and then record a ten-second personalized message to my son? What a timeless gift. I sure wish I could open a page from my childhood photo albums and hear my mom’s voice speaking to me. Technology is amazing.
After I picked up all my scrapbooking goodies (they have free shipping over $50, yay!) I looked at everything else Factory Direct Craft has to offer and they definitely have something for everyone, whether you create dolls, floral arrangements, soap, candles, or love to paint. Not sure what your next project should be? Visit their blog to get project ideas and view informative tutorials. This site has it all.
As my son grows I hope to not only scrapbook more myself, but work on projects with him as well. I think spending time being creative with your child is one of the best enriching activities you can do. If you love crafts, or if your children have created anything special lately, leave us a comment! We love hearing from you.