Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I scrapped and I'm sharing it.

You may have wondered, does that chickadee still scrapbook at all? Absolutely. All-the-time. There was a time when I shared my scrap pages with you on the blog regularly. Lately, I still scrap as much as always, but I don't take the time to scan the page and upload it to the blog. With gardening season waning, I've been back in the scrapbook room even more--as often as possible.

Right now, I'm working on Hunter's album from age 1-2, Ben's album from all of 2007, and our family album from 2007. I am still using the 8.5 x 11 format, and loving it. I've committed to not buying any new paper until I seriously deplete my enormous stash. Also, I've been using glitter as often as I can with 3 boys to scrapbook. I've decided this project from Ali Edward's Blog is my next undertaking. Ali is a a creative editor for Creating Keepsake Magazine, and while I do not know her personally, I'm consistently, deeply inspired by her Life Art. I recommend all of her books, too, BTW. I love the idea of a week-in-the-life as a way for the kids to remember how much dad is a part of our daily lives, even after he's left. I'll start documenting/photographing for this album in the next week or so. The kids have already shown they love looking through scrapbooks; it has already helped them to remember the family and friends in Peoria and California. We'll also be making videos, and laminated picture of dad in the weeks to come.
**Theo leaves shortly after Christmas, if any of you want to see him before then, start planning/contacting us now. Once he's gone I can give you info if you'd like to send him cards/goodies.

In other scrapbooking news: a few weeks ago I went to my very first crop (scrapbooking party) using the nice-ass tote that Theo bought me for Mother's Day. He thought of the tote idea all by himself, and encouraged me to use for going to scrapbook classes while he watches the kids, which, I'm pretty sure, makes him one of the best hubby's on the planet. Ben's teacher hosted the party. Turns out she's a demonstrator for Stampin' Up. I learned some awesome new techniques and came home with a catalog full of goodies to buy, like this scallop punch, I'm dying to have! Later. Like after Christmas.
Some of my recent creations follow. As always, you can click on the image to make it larger, so you can read the journaling and see the details.

Halloween Trick or Treating , Family Album 2007:

Winter Play, Family Album 2007

Winter Play, Family Album 2007

Us, Family Vacation Album, 2007

Ben's Album, 2007.

Hunter's Album, Age 1-2
Hunter's Album, Age 1-2.
Thanks for peeking at my creations. I hope I inspired you!

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