This summer has been one of change, and reflection. During our moves-packing and unpacking- I have had the chance to look back through my old albums, photos and projects- and realized how overwhelmingly grateful I am for every minute I have spent scrapbooking and documenting our life. I will be the first to admit that I am a little over-the-top when it comes to scrapbooking, but as I have looked through the many memories…every dollar, every late night, every mess on the countertop is worth it!
It’s caused me to think about it a lot: the Rewards of scrapbooking vs. the RISK of not scrapbooking!
This year at Creative Escape, I got the opportunity to talk about this a little, and I created a presentation about it. I have taken these thoughts, and this message and expanded it into an hour-long inspirational (hopefully) class. In this hour, I’ll talk about WHY scrapbooking is WORTH the effort, the time and the energy. I’ll talk about the things that I am grateful I remembered and documented. I am going to share some of my strategies, ideas and methods for getting the most important parts, the most meaningful and cherished memories captured. I have the opportunity to share this presentation on Friday night (9/25) in Chandler, AZ at a store called Paper Vineyard.
If you scrapbook, or you USED to scrapbook, or you WISH you’d scrapbook… or you have a friend/mom/sister/coworker that falls into this category- COME and listen! It’s only $15 for you and a friend to come! I will be sharing some of my old, even very earliest pages… along w/ some of my favorite pages. All you have to do is sit and laugh (and maybe cry) and remember. Remember WHY you scrapbook!! And be INSPIRED to capture your life in scrapbooks! (if you live in Rigby ID, Dallas, Houston, Great Falls, Watertown SD I’ll be sharing the same presentation near you!) I will also be teaching 2 other classes at Paper Vineyard friday- hands on projects… 1. The Celebration Countdown project which is a wall hanging that counts down 2 weeks before something (anything)! It’s a fab gift, or even just something to use to countdown to a vacation, holiday or birthday! The original was made to give my mom for her 60th birthday earlier this summer. 2. The Halloween book… this is SUCH a FUN project, and SO much fun to teach. We are alcohol inking and heat embossing on the cover- and then we’ll be playing with SMOOCH paints too
… and THIS Halloween kit from House of 3. There are still some spots available… come and play all day! you’ll leave with tons of ideas, new techniques and inspiration! …