Saturday, December 29, 2012

Why I Scrap

Hello friends,

I hope you all have been enjoying this festive time of year, with quality time with family and friends, and hopefully some down time in there also.  We've been having a fine holiday.  A little busier than I would like perhaps, but spending time with friends and family is something that is hard to fit in during the regular hustle and bustle of the school year.

Just thought I'd pop in to share a layout I created on "why I scrap" for my girls to look back on in the future.  This hobby is more than just playing with pretty paper and embellishments, and I am so glad to have discovered it.

I used up the last of my Crate Paper's Peppermint collection from last year on this one.  That was probably one of my favourite collections by them.
Journaling reads: Even after all these years of preserving my family's memories in this way called scrapbooking, I am still unable to adequately express how grateful I am for my girls.  They are at the root of every decision I make.  The memory of growing up and becoming a mom is still crystal clear.  No matter how wonderful, and difficult, and rewarding, and beautiful I dreamed it would be, the reality has far surpassed the dream.  This fun hobby of srapping, in my opinion is the best way to document all the ins & outs, and ups & downs of our family.  Together we are able to look back and see the history we've made together.  All the firsts, all the achievements in school & dance, the lives that have left us but continue on in Heaven.  It's all being recorded for future generations.  Because of this hobby, you girls will get to know me as more than just your mom.  You'll see that there's much more to me than just that role.  I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity to leave a a legacy like this.  Our blessed life through pretty paper, ribbon, and oh so many photos.

Thanks for popping in today.  I'll have one more layout to share with you before the new year.  So come back on December 31st to see something a little different.

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7 comments:

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Wonderful layout and journaling Sherri! Your girls must be so proud of you and the beautiful way that you preserve life's little moments.:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeee the layered scallop papers and LOVING the way you journaled!!!!! FABULOUS!!!!

Lee-Anne Thornton said...

This is so fantastic Sherri! It has inspired me to create. Love the journaling and your scalloped border and ribbon. Such a fun Christmasy layout :)

glorygirl said...

LOVE that journaling!!!! Not only the visual aspect of it, but the words you chose. A perfect way to tell your girls why you scrap!

Lilith Eeckels said...

Stunning layout and AMAZING journaling!

Danielle said...

Gorgeous layout and I love love love your journaling!!

Monique Liedtke said...

You have such a way with words :) Wish I had that too ...
Loving your layout and that photo is so precious. Your girls are so lucky to have you as their mom!