For your questions Imelda...
I don't ever decide what to do in advance. I have been terrible about shopping for stuff and not scrapping...I think that is so easy to get into that habit! I know in the past, I have started doing the layouts and just went crazy scrapping...hasn't happened in a long time though.
I do love scrapping though...how can you not love something that has such amazing embellishments, paper, colors...etc. etc.
If and when I get back on to it, I will be finishing up those circle journal pages and mailing those babies out! I also would like to get all my kids albums up to date. I want to do one for each one (I know, only one is a small amount...but with 7 kids...it's a little bigger) and then I just want to scrap more of family albums, trips, and special events...kwim?
If any one saw my studio right now, you would be shocked! I have so much stuff...it is really shameful. I think when you have too much new stuff, it just gets overwhelming! I recently purchased a big dress form on ebay and it is sitting in my studio waiting to be decorated with ribbon and/or flowers. I am using it as a storage place for that and as a decorum. I am 5'4 and she is taller than me...I need to post some pictures of all the layouts, cards, pictures of my new puppy Capri, and the room...I will soon!