After she left for home I was left with a pile of albums scattered across the bed waiting to be returned to their home on the shelf. Of course, I sat down and started flipping through them and I can't even express the feels I got just looking through some of the older layouts...several of which I don't even remember doing, lol. But it was the memories they evoked that had me smiling all the way to the last page. Not that I needed the reminder but when I closed the last album I was reminded of exactly why I continue to scrapbook after all these years.
I love the creativity involved in scrapbooking but it's the memories preserved that keeps me going. I can only hope that my children, their families and so on, will someday look through those very albums with smiles on their faces as they say "Oh, I forgot about that!" They aren't going to wonder if the paper was "outdated" or if I used the "latest" techniques...they are only going to see the love and the memories.
So yes, I am Ms. Sentimental and I honestly wouldn't want it any other way :)
We are actually on Fall Break this week and I am going to hopefully get at least one scrapbook page completed. I encourage you to also get scrappy :) Preserve those memories, guys!! I promise you it is time and money well spent!
And now, if you aren't tired of reading just yet, then have a look at these 3 layouts I have to share today. You'll probably notice a line through the photos and I apologize in advance. Apparently, a sensor needs to be replaced in my camera and I need to send it in to Canon and I haven't done that yet.Hopefullythe line isn't too distracting and you are still able to enjoy the layouts and get inspired.
|More close up view of the monster...I am proud of the way|
he turned out and he's the perfect accent for this layout.
I also used some blue acrylic paint and a toothbrush to make the
|simple title formed with alphabet stickers|
|I fixed that snowflake after I took the picture...one of the|
"petals" had gotten caught in the Xyron when I ran it through and
I didn't notice it at first.
I hand sewed the white ball trim onto the page and also onto the
|Martha Stewart medium snowflake punch was used for the snowflakes.|
I then took some diamond glaze and placed it in the center of each flake and
added some Stampendous Shaved Ice flakes.
|Snowflakes are popdotted onto the page for added dimension.|
|closer up view of the chipboard title.|
|the "man" is a stamp, the clock hand is Tim Holtz I think...could|
be Paper Studio. I ran the brown cardstock through the crimper as I stated above.
Then I added just a few touches of texture paste and then the accents.
|The filmstrip is a punch...If I'm not mistaken it's EK Success.|
I hope you guys enjoy the layouts and if you have any questions at all concerning products or techniques be sure and leave me a comment and I'll get right back to you.
Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.