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One thing that scares me in : MARCH

Oh, no...
This album is not what scared me off.
This is the result of something else
that scared me.
This is a happy ending.
However, a happy ending is likely begin
with sad story.

This is my sad story.

I am scared to use my own
too pretty papers,
too cute stickers,
too nice embellishment.

I am scared that if I use them all,
I will not find something
as pretty,
as cute,
and as nice,
as those again.

You might laughing at this point,
but I think many scrapbookers
will relate to this
sweet sour dilemma.
(oh, yes, I knew.)

But then,
I stuck with these...
(Oh, I am sure
these were very 'hot' to me
five years ago when I bought them)
While every time I go scrap,
I don't choose them.
I choose these newer things instead...
And yes,
I also don't choose
these papers anymore...
Because I drool over these delicacy...
Ironic, eh?
What you saved for such a long time
What was precious to you before
become more and more set aside
by the newer and hotter stuff.

And I am pretty sure,
if I save these newer
and hotter stuff now,
I will end up with the same situation
five years from now.

And I am thinking,
why should I save these?
For special occasion?
For grand scrapbook project?
For future remarkable album?

Well.

My life
right here and now
is a special occasion.
My curent everyday pictures
with the kids
is deserve a grand scrapbook project.
And,
I am sure a remarkable album
is here and now
to make by me,
using all the best papers,
and the best things I can think of.

This is the result
when I am not scared anymore.
If I recall, I saved this album
from Maya Road almost two years now.
Or three? Hh.
(alongside with almost 20 others
mini album that waiting
patiently inside the cupboard.
Yikes)

I use them up, and I am glad.


Here are the inside of the album :

Are you with me?

Good.

There will be much more
prettier, nicer, oh-I-must-have-these
papers, flowers (I dream of having
all Prima's flowers, do you? Do you?)
and stickers and ribbons
than what we had now
in that whole cupboard.

I promise.

So, don't scare to use them up.
I am not.

And excuse me,
I will take a break from blogging world
for about a week
to take tons of pictures
of our Easter holiday at Bali.
And I will use one of that
save-the-best-for-last albums
in my cupboard
to scrap that holiday pictures.

Oh, yes, I will.

cici!!!!! kerennnnnnnn!!!!!! suka banget ama album nya =) ckckckckck...dasyat ci ria hehehe.

I love it! Good for you for being brave, facing your fears, and making something marvelous out of all that pretty paper!

haha cik ria, samaa, yaya juga paling sayang suruh pake bahan yang mahal2, "eman sorooo" kalo org sby bilang, hahaha.

mba, totally awsome!..ternyata gak cuman saya tuh yang berpikiran kayak gitu. haa..banyak sekali papers & embellishement yang di beli tapi mau di pake kok sayaaaang banget. I must be brave to use it all now.

Mba...
Speechless!!
satu kata AWESOME

Well, i think i have to try to be brave. Daripada makin 'out of date' ya... Pake metode Tapir (tanpa pikir), hehehehhe...

great little book..I am like that with papers and fabric too..have a marvellous holiday in Bali

What an amazing album, the colors are stunning!!! Such a talented lady you are!! xo

your album is so prettyyy.... yes a lot of people do that including me... I love to see my collection, touch them and do nothing with them haha...

Dear Riaaa...couldnt agree more!! Those cute stuff are like our treasures...soouuu preciousss..Hahaha
Very nice album Ria (as usual =D)

that was the great one...
the outside n the inside...
what a beautiful things..

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  • I am a woman who fell in love with papers and words long enough before with boys. Therefore, scrapbooking, writing, reading, and art journaling are just things that complete me. I live happily in Bandung, Indonesia, with my husband, Audy Kusnadjaja, and 2 adorable kids adore me. Isn't life sweet?
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