Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Ta-da! I finnaly got it to work

After trying all day, I finnally got these pictures to upload! Whew!
I've decided that I really enjoy blogging. I've been reading a lot of blogs, so it's nice to have one of my own. This is becoming somewhat of my own digital scrapbook and hopefully, I'll be able to look back on my own blog entries for inspiration for my real scrapbooks.
I've been scrapbooking for maybe almost 10 years if I think about it. But now being a mom...of 2...I am just SO in to it. I've come to realize that scrapbooking isn't just about birthdays and holidays, but about remembering life as we live it day to day. I want to be able to sort of freeze time and be able to look back and remember what it was like when Jake was 3 and Megan was just born. You know, what I was feeling and thinking at the time. Wouldn't it be great to have something that told just exactly how your mother was feeling the day you were born? Something that will last beyond her life and yours? I have become adicted to taking pictures, I'm in the scrapbook store at least once a week, and I have a list a mile long of the pages I want to finish. I even think about it in my sleep! I've just been so inspired lately by the scrapbooking industry itself. I'm realizing that it isn't just a craft or a hobby. Yes, it is a creative outlet and that's probably why I enjoy it so much. But, it's also about telling your story and your kids stories. Wouldn't it be great if you could look back at all your grandma's pictures and know the stories behind them? My Grandmother has boxes and boxes and more boxes of old photographs. I remember we tried to go through them all and organize them when I was younger. There were so many pictures with no dates, no names, no places. Grandma sometimes had a hard time remembering even who was in the picture. I hope my kids can look back at their scrapbooks and get to know themselves, their families, and maybe most importantly, their mother. Because everytime I create something for them, I'm giving a little piece of myself in that layout.


Jami said...

I love your words and I so get it! I am jealous of the scrapbooking...I have the stuff and I have the desire, but there are two HUGE things I find that I do NOT have, time and talent! I started a scrapbook for Catherine, I have one of those rolling bags to put all of my paper and scissors and templates in and I even have another thingy with all kinds of paper.....but, the pages I have done all look the same.....and now I have a pile of "things I am going to put in Catherines scrapbook", that just keep taking up space! I hope some day to see your artwork! Maybe you could take a photo of some of your pages and put them on the blog....

mom said...

Coreys scrapbooks are just beautiful. They are so full of love and fun! I've tried doing the pre-made scrapbooks and can't even make them look cute :o( Corey has such an eye for colors and design. Don't know where she got her talent.