Hey everyone! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I definitely did...and I wanted to give you a peek into what I worked on :)
I was reminded why I love scrapbooking so much and WHY I do it. When my best friend Amberly died, I knew that her scrapbooks were going to be the biggest part of her legacy that we had to complete. Am loved to scrap! She was such a perfectionist tho, she would spend hours on her pages and quickly got further and further "behind." She printed and organized all of her photos, knowing that she had to get her books going! While she was sick, I tried to get her to let us work on her books so she could do the journaling and help us with "who, what, where". She refused over and over, wanting to do her pages herself for her boys. It was too important to her to let someone else do them. So time went on, she still refused my help. Quickly, she was too sick to even get her stuff out. She joked and said that I would just have to finish them for her. Sadly, that's what is happening now. 6 weeks after her death, her family and friends all met together for the first of many weekends to come to work on her scrapbooks. With 4 boys all with their own books plus a family album, it's a lot of work! But it was such a special time and I was reminded why we scrap and buy stacks...to document memories for generations to come.
Here are a few photos from the weekend...click on the photo to enlarge.
1. Lots of friends, working hard :)
2. Found a special photo that deserved it's own page. Sometimes a photo just needs that.
3. Amberly's sister, Brit, working on some of her first scrapbook pages ever!
4. In situations like these, stacks are the ONLY way to go! Coordinating prints...you can always find matching colors and the pages go so far! I hate open stock paper mess!
5. A camping layout for little Nathan's scrapbook. Used the Green Stack
6. Another layout for Nathan...Used the new, updated All About Boy Stack. With 4 little boys, lots of boy papers were needed and I had the right stacks :)
7. Nathan started with 2 pages in his scrapbook and now his first 2 years are done in his first book. The other three boys are all caught up to 2008, big progress but still lots to do!
I know there are many ways to document your memories and photos. Traditional scrapbooks like Amberlys, mini albums, digital albums. Anyway you do it, just do it!! It is part of your legacy, part of what you will leave behind.
Just another reason why I love this industry so much!!
Have a great day...be back on Wednesday with some fun CHA sneak peaks :)