Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Some of my favorites...
Thought I would share a few of my favorite scrapbook pages. These are some I've made over the past two years. I don't really have a set style or anything like that...I just tend to try things out to see how they look. I like using all kinds of "things" on my pages as well...flowers, ribbon, felt and fabrics, gemstones, glitter, brads, paint, chipboard, buttons, ink....everything! I have several albums I'm either working on or have finished. I made one for my parents for their anniversary last year and I have one covering Logan's entire 1st year (it is HUGE!!!). Ones that are on going right now are a small 8x8 album for me and Johnny, another one full of Logan, an album about my 2001 trip to London, and an album just for me. Scrapbooking is kinda therapeutic for me. I get to be creative, it is nice, quite time for me, and I'm preserving pictures and memories that everyone can enjoy for years to come. It is interesting for me too look back over all the pages I have done over the past two or three years and to see how my style has changed so drastically. I use a much bigger variety of techniques, emebellishments, ideas, etc now than I did when I started. I suppose that is the way it SHOULD be...I'm learning! :)
Of course, all this costs money (lots and lots and lots of money) so I do try to keep it to a minimum (one shopping trip a month is my goal). There are always so many new things that I want to get my hands on, though!
Everyone says I should try to find a way to make some money off my scrapbooking but I'm not quite sure how to do that. I suppose I could try to make albums for other people...but that would take quite a bit of time and I don't know how long folks would be willing to wait to get theirs back. However...if you would like for me to do something for you...just holler!! Besides the scrapbooks, I have made zillions of 6x6 recipe cards, decorated a few 6x6 albums, make my own cards for Christmas (and other occasions)...all kinds of fun stuff. It sure would be awesome to be able to make some money doing something that I really love!
I have gotten my mom interested in scrapbooking as well and she has enjoyed the scrap sessions we've gone to at the local Archivers' store. Haven't been in a while but we've both been really, really busy. I even made her a bag to carry some of her scrapbook supplies in for her birthday last year.
So enjoy these few examples of some of my favorites!!