Friday, May 1, 2015

This Is Why I Scrap


Happy National Scrapbook Weekend friends!

The Pink Paislee team wants to wish you a fun and creative weekend!  Whether you are at home or at a crop this weekend, we would like to share some inspiration with you along with what this holiday means to us!  Start at Pink Paislee's blog and let's get this party started!

If you've already hopped through the team and find yourself back here let me share my layout with you.

As long as I've been enjoying this hobby, I don't think I've ever really done a page about why I scrapbook.  This hop offered a great opportunity to finally do so.  I debated about whether or not to use a photo, and decided that we have so few family photos (the fact that I used this one on two projects in the same month is evidence) this was a nice opportunity to include one among my scrapbooks.  I also know myself well enough to know that I would probably tend to blabber on and on with more space available on the page.

I've summarized my story on the back of a portion of one of the 6x6 sheets in the Atlas Collection paper pad.


Journaling reads:
"The hobby called scrapbooking has greatly helped me to record the story of our family.  I am so sorry that my own mother never did anything like that for me & Delyle.  There was so much we didn't know about her when she died.  Did she like her file?  Did she like being a parent?  What did she think her life would look like at 40?  So many questions ... I am determined to leave a record for my kids.  I want them to know more about me.  I want them to know more about them, as babies, about their lives as competitive dancers, and all the little things that make them the people they are.  Somewhere to keep the stuff, the awards, the photos, and all the rest of it.  These books will serve as a reminder of how we lived and the things we did and loved.  I hope their kids, and even their kids will enjoy them.  May our stories live on for years to come."

There is more I could write, but my hope is that as my kids look through our albums they will be able to put the narrative of our story together as they see snapshots of our life together over the years.

Thank you for stopping by on our hop.  I hope you've been encouraged to document your reason for memory keeping sometime soon.

Don't forget to enter our National Scrapbook Weekend Facebook Giveaway.
The entire Citrus Bliss collection will be making it's way to the mailbox for one random lucky winner.

Next up Anna, has some inspiration waiting for you.  Thanks so much for joining us today, enjoy the rest of the hop, and Happy National Scrapbook Day friends! Pin It

20 comments:

PolAnna said...

Happy National Scrapbook Weekend! Beautiful layout!

evelynpy said...

Happy NSD my friend...love your layout..I never good playing with blue but you nail it in this layout

KarenB said...

Love this layout - I've never scrapped about why I scrapbook... great idea!

Kathleen said...

Great LO! Happy NSD weekend! :)

Таня said...

What a good journaling idea! Bravo and thank you to share it with us!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!!! LOVING the photo, the colors and that journaling!!!!

Ardyce Seabrook said...

Sherri you know you're amazing right! this layout is so beautiful as well as the photo. i just love the way you created your title!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Oh, I love the colors you pulled...so soothing! Beautiful!

Анна Изотова said...

Great! Happy scrapbook day!

Laura Turcotte said...

Another beautiful layout!!Love seeing your work!

nice unicorn said...

WOW! Great!

Tessa Buys said...

Love the title treatment! Great use of Atlas!

Robin said...

So beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration to continue to document life!

Brenda Smith said...

Very pretty!!! Love love the journaling. <3

julie e said...

Great title work!

Анастасия Присяжнюк said...

Thank you for those inspiration))

scrappin_in_AK said...

great page- love the reverse diecut title

Anna Sigga said...

Fantastic layout - love the way you did tour title!

Cynthia B. said...

So glad you were able to document why you scrapbook. Your words struck a chord with me. Great page you've created - happy NSD!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this!