I have a surprise for you today. I have a scrapbook page to share instead of a card. I think it is the first page I have made in a year. Felt so good to make it. I made it for my husbands Father's Day gift. I was still working on it last night. I think I finally finished it at 10:00 PM. He was really surprised and loved it.
So here it is:
I loved the border and the stars and that was all I needed for inspiration. So I grabbed my stamps and got right to work.
First I grouped the photos together with the ticket stub and on the green cardstock leaving room for the journaling and part of the title, which I stamped and then cut out each letter.
I only used part of the stamp that I used for the journaling and cut the unused portion off after I had written out the story.
I am also getting better at remembering to go through my scrap box to see if I can use something there instead of making something new. I found the rounded square piece of dark blue carstock and it fit perfectly in the leftover space on the mat and helped to ground the baseball bat and ball. I found stars but not in the right color but it helped me to know which star punches I needed without trying out different punches so that saved me a bit of time.
So there you have it, my first scrapbook page in a year! It feels good and I hope this motivates me to do more. I love making cards because they are much faster to make and of course I need lots of cards each years but I making scrapbook pages for my family really makes me happy and I love preserving our memories.
I just feel like I need to scrap every photo but now with technology I guess it isn't important to scrap every photo you take (especially with digital I take even more photos) just scrap the ones that tell the story and store the others on the computer. I also like to make mini albums which I did make one for our Christmas photos last year since I didn't have many photos and already had the album made so all I had to do was print the photos and put them in the album with a bit of journaling.
Also I use to scrap in chronological order. But I gave that up and now usually scarp which photos or event that I am most excited to get scarped. I think this works much better for me.
So tell me how you scrap. It is fun to see how different or the same other people are.
Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by.