Blog Archives February 2006

Rub a Dub Dub
Sunday, February 26th, 2006
This is currently one of my favorite layouts. Probably more for the picture than the layout itself (although I am loving the pink and chocolate brown combo).  The girls in the photo are my daughters and my friend’s daughters.  These kids are going to grow up together, and I think that in 10 years it will be fun to look back on this and smile.

The brown patterned paper is from Rebecca Sower.  A little touch of shabby chic.  I turned the photo to sepia tone, matted it on suede paper and then added the light pink background.  A few pink flowers, a handmade booklet that tells a bit more of the story, and a couple metal accents and viola!  A simple, coordinated, slightly girly layout!
Friday, February 24th, 2006
Scrapbooking is a passion of mine.  It is a creative outlet.  It’s a fun way to preserve memories of all kinds.  It is a mode of expression.  It is a craft that my 4 and 1/2 year old daughter is becoming passionate about as well.  I like to create my canvas with gorgeous focal photos, some ribbon and patterned papers.  My daughter’s tools of choice are stickers, my rubber stamp collection and markers.  We have a lot of fun together (she even has her own album where she preserves her pages) and she smiles when I show her my final product.  I enjoy watching her style evolve with time, just as mine did.  I created this section of the Web site to offer some pointers, tricks of the trade and a record of my journey.  Join me for the ride and come back to visit often!

That being said, my first pointer is: if you have children and you like to scrapbook, include your children.  Trust me, you will feel a tremendous sense of pride as you watch what they create.  And they will enjoy spending time with you and sharing your passion.