I have a confession to make. My name is Christina aka The Scrappy Housewife and I am a Scrapbook Supplies Hoarder. If you’ve been here since January, you probably remember my Office Decrapification. During that clean up I showed you this little area here:

All of what you see there is scrapbook supplies. See the smaller white containers on the bottom left and mid-right? That’s paper. Scrapbook paper. There’s more on top of the mid-right bin and middle set of drawers. And I just bought two new stacks two days ago. Yes, really. Wanna know the sad part of all this? I don’t scrapbook. 
Well, that’s not entirely true. I do scrapbook. I have lots of pictures organized and ready to go in archival bins, labeled, cataloged, scanned, etc, etc. Heck I even have scrapbooks started. You can kinda see my scrapbook shelf on the bookcase in the top right. I do scrapbook. I am a scrapbooker. I. Just. Never. Do.
So here’s the deal. I need help. Accountability. A good kick in the pants to finally get a few of these projects done. I am The “Scrappy” Housewife for heaven’s sake. I need you.
For those of you who aren’t aware, May is National Scrapbooking Month. So I’m issuing the start of a challenge. One scrapbook page a day for 100 days. Oh yes. I could’ve just done the month, but that would be dare I say, beneath us? We can do 100 pages. How long does one page a day take? 
Don’t worry though. I know many of you are probably not scrappers (well, you’re -my- scrappers – sounds better than followers, eh? Thanks Jeneane!), and I don’t want to spam your feeds with a bunch of stuff you aren’t overly interested in. So I created a sister blog. The Scrappy Housewife Scrapbooking Challenge. You can find a link to it at the 100 Scraps in 100 Days tab at the top of The Scrappy Housewife page. 
I really hope you’ll join me, if for nothing but to cheer me on as I try to stop spending on scrap stuff and start -using- what I already have (thousands of sheets, people, thousands)! My husband will thank you. My wallet will thank you. My office full of scrap stuff will thank you. 
I’ll post the details of the challenge over there later today. And don’t worry. I’ll still be organizing, sewing, crafting and housewifing over here. Nothing will change. Well, hopefully we’ll get bigger and better, but I’ll still be sharing my journey as I learn to housewife with the best of them.
Right now, I’m out to work on a few craft projects to share here (yes, really! I finally have a day to myself.) and pick up the last of a really awesome (hopefully…) baby shower project I’m working on. 🙂 
Happy Friday!


  1. Oh my lord, you ARE ambitious aren’t you? Hehe. I haven’t done a paper page since 2009. Sad, but true. I might be able to commit to one layout per WEEK for the month of May, but anything beyond that is out of my league at the moment. Sad, but true.

    Thanks for the reminder about National Scrapbook month. I love that! A long time ago I used to moderate a message board for scrapbookers and we always had fun weekend-long virtual “crops” but ever since that ended I kind of forgot about Scrapbook month. I definitely need to do some scrapping this month.

    Good luck with your goal, can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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