Here is page number one of my current project. Just making this first page has been so much fun and so rewarding. I'm hoping to get more done this weekend. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
These last few weeks I have embarked on a class from Ali Edwards (my scrapbooking idol) and begun and amazing journey through my life in pictures. I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it has been to do that thing that we all think about doing but rarely get done... scanning those old photos. Now if your life is anything like mine, getting those old photos out of your parents hands and into your own is the first challenge... (love you mom:) After that it is still quite the chore, but I have never had more fun at a chore. I started with the big family albums... mostly professional photos and larger prints... then started in on the little 4x6 photos, 3x5 photos, and the most fun of all, the 3x3 photos. It is AMAZING how much a few photos can bring back to your mind. I saw toys I haven't thought about in years, but knew the names of immediately. I saw a doll that I knew was named Sarah... but didn't know why I even knew that until I saw it was written on the back of the photo. I saw some looks of my Dad's that I never knew existed :) and I have seen love between my siblings and I squeezing and hugging as children that is rarely shown in photographs later in life. :) It has been such a treat to have access to these memories and I thank my parents for doing such a wonderful job documenting my life and keeping things organized (enough) to find everything I am looking for. I look forward to what this scrapbooking class will bring me. I look forward to the stories that are brought to the surface and the memories I make simply in creating this album for myself. What a wonderful treat and gift this will be to a future generation... or simply to myself... whenever it is finished. I will leave you with a sampling of photos... enjoy. :)