Since I haven't met most of you, I thought I'd post a photo of myself so you could have a face to put with the name. The first is of a trip to Costa Rica last summer. The second was taken in Charleston this past weekend, that's my boyfriend Darren with me.
Now for the "crafting" part of this post. I really enjoy scrapbooking, and several months ago I started to hear about "photobooks", basically scrapbooks that you make online. At first, I wasn't too fond of the idea, because it didn't seem like you had as much freedom as when you make your own book. Which is true, you're limited to the layouts that are provided, and you can't glue fun extras in, like the ticket stubs from that show you saw, etc. But it does have a nice professional look to it, because once you're done with the book you can have it printed like an actual book - it kinda reminds me of a yearbook.
Anyways, I decided to make one of these books using photos from a trip to Albuqueque with my family this past October. I gave it to my mom for Christmas and she just loved it! I'm still not going to give up true scrapbooking, but this was pretty fun too. It was especially nice being able to work on it from any computer, and not having to have a mountain of supplies with me. I used the http://www.shutterfly.com/ website, and if you'd like to see the book I made, here's a link: