I am so glad I do it. While taking the pictures for this post, I took some time and leafed through all the hard work that I had done to preserve these special moments. So many memories forgotten right now but brought back through pictures and words.
I think it is fun to go back and take a look at everything that you have created so I am hoping that many of you will come along on this journey with me. Stay tuned on more information on that.
I would say I was born to scrapbook. I have a lot of memories cutting up magazines and gluing lots of sayings and pictures around pictures from a young age. My first attempt at scrapbooking came with one of my first journeys in life. When I was 16, I participated in a french exchange program and documented the WHOLE thing along the way.
My next scrapbooking attempt did not come until college. I must have said something to one of my good friends about wanting to scrapbook. I learned a LOT from my college roommates, they are just good good people. One of those lessons being that a great gift does not take much effort at all. All you need to do is listen. For my birthday, she gave me a blank black scrapbook and when we got back from our Senior break trip to Jamaica, I went through and documented around the pictures.
|Front of the scrapbook|
|I often tell the story about this scary old bus and I forgot I had a picture of it!|
As soon as I had kids, I decided to pick up scrapbooking. With just a few pieces of paper and a black marker, I was on my way. Here is my FIRST scrapbook page. My baby girl was only 5 months old. Check out them cheeks!
I have been pretty good about keeping up. There is a year span where having two small children and a part time job sort of took over and 2008 is NOT documented and 2009 is incomplete. I am sure I will finish them someday.
I used to be even BETTER about keeping up with day to day doings around our household. I kept a (different) blog and would update it about once a week. When I was scrapbooking the pages, I print out the pages that were associated with the pictures and I was on my merry way. What a brilliant idea! Why did I stop?!?!?
Here is a page from what I will call B.C. (before Cricut). If I wanted large lettering on my page, I had to do it the old fashioned way!
I am proud of the pages that I make these days. I have spent some time working on my photography skills so there is a lot of pride that comes from scrapbooking well taken photos as well!
|A page from recent days (featured on Scrapbook Challenges)|
Now, it is YOUR turn. I want to see your scrapbooking journey. I want to know why you scrapbook. Take a picture of some old pages and post how your style has changed. Not a scrapbooker? Even your development in card making skills can be documented.
To anyone who participates, I will pick one lucky winner of a Dunkin' Donuts $5 gift card. I know it is not a lot, but I hope that you get a lot out of taking a look at your journey.
1) Post a link below of your blog post about your scrapbooking/craft journey with a reference back to my blog
2) Leave a comment below
3) Follow me!!!!
If all three requirements are met, I will chose a lucky winner in 2 weeks 1/25/2011 in the morning at 10 A.M. CST. Now, I know I don't have a lot of followers (YET!) so please help me pass this along to anyone you know! (It would be really sad for me if no one did this :))