Well, I have actually gotten a little tired of scrapping the most
recent photos of the kids and our daily life. I love the idea
of Project Life and I think it would probably be the most rewarding
album to look thru later on, as a real document of what we REALLY
did every day. But, when I started scrapbooking it was because
I loved looking back at older memories, some I had journaled
about at the time in a diary or baby book.
I used to tell me husband that I loved to scrapbook because
it was usually of happy events or moments that I felt were
worthy of my time...which is becoming invaluable every day -
AND that in scrapbooking those happy moments I remembered why
my children were such a gift and it was essentially therapy for the
terrible two's & three's and too soon to be tweens....ugh.
So, I have been looking back through this enormous Cropper Hopper
photo file box that could hold thousands of photos...
I had arranged them carefully into categories and then into more
specific categories depending on scrapbooking necessity & importance.
Well, until recently, that ginormous box has been gathering dust.
In moving my scraproom, I have discovered lots of old/new toys! :)
Kind of like my children, when I hide a toy they have been fighting over and a
few months later when I break it out, it is super exciting!
This was an old photo from December 2007, right before Sam turned 1.
I did this LO for the Scrapbook Circle Challenge #37, which is a Gallery Lift challenge,
I based it on the sketch that Allison Waken lifted from another SC subscriber...
Three time lift! Kinda neat...She used that lovely white painted wood plank paper, found here: http://www.scrapbookcircle.com/2012/08/lifting-you-patricia/allisonwakenhappyboys1-3
I also used the same Crate Paper paper for some arrow/triangular shapes like she did.
I had been hoarding this wood plank paper & really didn't want to
use it, so this got me out of that hoarding mindset...bad Jenni, bad. ;)