Yesterday I woke-up with a sore throat. I tried to chalk it up to allergies, but by
the end of the day I felt wiped-out and my throat was on fire. On the way home I made a pit
stop to pick-up fixins for homemade chicken soup.
What made my evening was having two special people to share it with.
My sweet Jenn came over with several bags of goodies in tow.
She is honestly one of the kindest, most generous people I've ever met.
I feel more than blessed to have her in my life.
I thought I wouldn't be able to get into the crafty mood, but all of those yummy supplies, papers, and embellishments were just too good to resist!
I must admit, I am a bit intimidated by scrapbooking. As much as I love to craft anything and everything, this style of crafting has always eluded me. I think I've felt overwhelmed with all of the options for design and all of the supplies and materials that go along with it.
However, I learned that if you narrow down the options--color coordinating papers, etc...you can put together a really neat little book.
This one came together intuitively. I didn't plan anything. I just started making pages and then the subject of the book revealed itself through the design.
Without going into detail, my childhood was brief, but feels like only yesterday, too.
I have so many vivid memories and I thought it would be nice to "archive" just a
small piece here. It will be nice to one day share this with my girl, too.
Here are some pages. Some are finished and some are in progress:
I can't wait to write on these pages. They are for my earliest memories of creating and "crafting" as a child. I was very into making things from an early age. I am also going to make a small list
of people who inspired me during these years.
My love of specific toys, not all. How could I leave out my dollhouse and Fisher-Price barn?!!
It made me feel good when Jenn told me she liked my pages, because
she is such a talented crafter/artist,with a special gift for
putting words and images together.
Now, I'm excited about making some more books in different styles.
Next scrapbook is for Cub, definitely.
I am so appreciative to have this space for sharing new things.
Enjoy the weekend, Everyone.