Yes I am on holiday … But the joy of staying at my parents house means free wifi so can blog if I want to! And when I discovered in the bedroom where I am sleeping, the first scrapbook album I had made, I couldn’t help but want to blog about it!
I made an album for my mum’s 60th birthday using a mix of photos I found of her when she was young. Now bearing in mind this was almost 9 years ago, and I had no real understanding of what I was doing, hardly any materials or skill … I am so proud of this!
So here goes …
Some of these pages are so different from what I would create now and almost make me cringe, but others I love their simplicity… Like the second one in grey, white and black … Simple and elegant! Not exactly what I create these days where pages are full of ‘stuff’! Would I change any if I was doing this now? Well I probably would … I would probably do this as a digi album and get it printed as a photo book if I am honest … But looking at the love that went into this simple gift makes it priceless and something I know my mum treasures. The only thing I suppose I want to change is to get some journalling done as when I made the pages I had none as it was created as a surprise present and didn’t know stories to go with the pictures… I suppose this is something I can do over the next few days is to get some journalling to go with the pages and maybe at a future point do a digi remake so I can keep them together?
Right … Using Dad’s free wifi time to go browse some other work desks via Julia’s blog