Sunday, June 28, 2009

Stories

























Have you ever sat down to scrapbook only to realize you are a year behind? That is what happened to me recently. I have not exactly "scrapbooked" in so long. Last week, I finally did some scrapbooking. I am going to visit my friends in Wisconsin again for the 4th of July and I had not even scrapbooked last summer's visit. How can I take loads of new pics with the pile of old ones waiting here for me? This week, I just worked and worked and got so many pages done. (Almost 30 at last count.) For once, I did not worry about the latest techniques and trends. I worried about getting the story down on paper. Isn't that what scrapbooking is all about? Leaving our stories? Years from now, no one will care what embellishments I used or how much time one layout took me. They will care about the pictures and the people and places in them. Here are some of my simple layouts I finished this week. They are not the most creative, but they tell a story. My story with Kate and Drew who mean the world to me. I sadly did not finish all of last summer, but someday I will and I look forward to taking great pictures of them again. When I get back, I am going to work on my story too. My boxes of pictures are waiting to be shared! (Part of my story - a Happy Belated Birthday to my little sister Heather! Can't wait to scrapbook your story too!)

1 comment:

Strong Family said...

Oh if I were only a year behind. I think that is why I never get around to scrapbooking - I'm going on like seven years behind. Your stuff is always great!!! I still want to use your amazing talents for a book about Molly. Just couldn't get through all the pictures until recently - just too hard.