LABELS. We use labels to describe ourselves. We use them to describe others. What labels are attached to me? Who am I? Mother, wife, sister, friend. All pretty positive. Attorney, blogger, photographer, baker. Okay, for the most part, those are fine as well. Scrapper. Hmm...most of my friends chuckle when I use that label. At first, I was a bit embarrassed. Okay, I was really embarrassed. But as I became more passionate about this hobby, I also become more proud of that label. SCRAPPER. Why should I be ashamed to be a scrapbooker? Why? Because I'm creating something beautiful and unique for my family? Because I'm writing messages and letter for my daughter...which she hopefully will one day share with her children. There is nothing to be ashamed of there.
A huge influence in my *growth* as a scrapbooker has been the daily sketches created by Kristy Lee at scrapbooksteals.com. With each sketch, I embrace the challenge to make it my own and to create yet another page for Charlotte's first year scrapbook. Below are my interpretations of sketches 41-50 (which officially makes me a member of the "Gold Club"). I am clearly hooked.
Sketch MWM #41 - Keeping Great Gran Busy.
Sketch MWM #42 - First Easter
Sketch MWM #43 - ...after
Patterned Paper: We Are Memory Keepers (Out and About); Embellishments: We Are Memory Keepers (brads, chipboard stickers), American Crafts (thickers), Studio Calico (wood heart), Lawn Fawn (stamps), Technique Tuesday (stamps).
Sketch MWM #44 - Hawaiian Adventure
Sketch MWM #45 - Three Months
Sketch MWM #46 - Go Navy, Beat Army
Sketch MWM #47 - Born in Flagstaff
Sketch MWM #48 - First Birthday
Sketch MWM #49 - Charlotte's Princess Party
Sketch MWM #50 - We Are Family