November 23, 2010


I am not creative with art type paper projects.  I cannot just create something on paper.  I have to have an example to follow.

Next May our youngest son graduates from High School and he wants a scrapbook filled with some of his pictures and memorabilia.  So, in December I have decided to put off painting the living room, which truth be told, was a bad idea in the first place.  I'll begin that project in January.  Instead, I am going to start working on his scrapbook.

I know a few women who love to scrapbook and they make intricate pages with a lot of "doo dads."  A lot of those pages may only have 1 or 2 pictures and the rest are what I refer to as decorations.  I am always taken aback by what they have created.  Deep down, that is not my style.  I like 3 pictures at the very least on a page with some decorative items but I don't like to have so much focus on the decoration. I want the focus to be on the pictures. 

I did a couple of scrapbooks for my oldest son's High School graduation party.  That was 8 years ago. However, most of the people didn't even look at these books.  Instead they looked at the huge mat board that displayed his pictures of his growing up years.  The scrapbooks now sit in the upstairs of my house on a shelf. 

I am not a scrapbooker and I would rather just put the pictures in an album to look at, but our youngest son wants a couple of scrapbooks just like what I did for his older brother.  So next month, I will sit down and try to get some creative juices flowing and will work on a page or two for his scrapbook.

But before I even do that, I need to buy some supplies.  We used to have a store here in our community that sold scrapbook and stamping supplies.  It closed about 5 years ago so I have the choice of ordering supplies online or driving 1 hour to the nearest store.  I don't even have a scrapbook yet so I need to buy one of those too.

And I have saved the best for last:  I need to finish his baby book.


Maureen said...

Scrapbooking stuff is as cheap as chips on Ebay, plus cheap postage, why not have a browse.

I have boxes of old photos just waiting for me to retire from the workforce and put them in some kind of order.

Debs said...

I'm like you - I love to look at other peoples scrapbooking, but i never have ideas for doing it myself.

I have started putting photos of Sophia in an album, but i've only got so far as the first week!

Paula said...

Since you don't have a paper crafting supply place near you, you might Google Paper Wishes in Canby Oregon. They have excellent materials and I have ordered from them many times. (I don't scrapbook, but I am a serious greeting card maker and use the same supplies.)