A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones. - Proverbs 17:22

Friday, May 6, 2011

A Word, or Two, On Scrapbooking


It's been a while. I had a personal matter to settle; nothing big, nothing small, just something.

That, and the fact that I've managed to get myself all tangled up in the affairs of scrapbook dreaming. As I said here, I am not a scrapbooker, at least I never thought I was.

Ever since the children were little, I've kept a journal about them; their birth, their quirks, their charms. I've compiled a collection of little love letters for them which I hope they'd appreciate in the future. I just never knew how to present it. I really never knew that scrapbooking was all about that, and more.

When I was a teenager, I would sneak out to the shed where my parents stored all the old mementos. My old dollhouse, my Little Pony, some old Transformer toys. But what I treasured most was my old homework collection, old school notes, old journals: the captivating moments of a little girl in a vast world chronicling the emotions relevant to a school-aged kid.

And now, as an adult, all I continue to care about are those positive, emotional connections linked to my most beloved: my little family. And what better way to chronicle our many adventures than scrapbooking!

I've included the above design here in hopes that it would spark your interest in crafting a page of your own starting today, and if you already have, clue me in with some pointers? ;)

Cheers to a wonderful weekend!


  1. Oh, how fun! I think scrapbooking for the family is a perfect idea! It's sort of like a journal and photo album combined and it will be something your kids will treasure FOREVER! I always wished my mom had started scrapbooking when I was little, but I'm not sure if scrapbooking was that huge in the early 80s...? Oh well, if it was, she never got on the bandwagon. Lol.

    My bff and I have been talking about doing a friendship scrapbook for a long time, but we've never gotten around to it, sadly. I think it would be cute to put all our concert tickets and photos and decorate it. :)

  2. Well, there is no better time to start than now!

    Yet another good reason to go to Target (not that you need the motivation) to browse their cute selection of scrapbook papers and stickers.

    The thift stores I go to always carry abandoned scrapbook stickers, papers and such.

    Show me what you can come up with!


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