Monday, March 15, 2010

New Craft

Hello everyone! Just wanted to post and say Hi and update you on what I have been doing lately. Recently I started a new craft hobby. I know I know, like I don't have enough craft projects to do but this is very near and dear to my heart, my family and kids pictures. You see, after the fire, I realized that these are the only link back to our past that we have. That terrible day of the fire, I had a firemen ask if there was anything I wanted out of the house and of course the only things that I really wanted were my pictures. These are really the only things that can bring you back to those first birthdays, school plays and family gatherings that mean so much. The nice firemen went in and saved most of them. I was thrilled when he came out with the albums that my dear daughter had put together for me a couple years earlier for Christmas.I balled and balled. I couldn't believe he went in and saved them for me. After that, I realized that it was so important to save these precious memories. Not just for future step back in time moments but to pass down to my kids and they can share them with their kids. That's the reason I felt it was so important to start scrap booking. I know I have so many craft hobbies but none that are as important as this. So with that being said, I want to share three layouts that I did over the weekend. I went to a SB retreat for 2 1/2 days this past weekend and had so much fun. It was just so relaxing to just put your mind away from the everyday chores and cooking and cleaning and just sit there and concentrate on scrap booking. I also got to spend time with my beautiful sister. We always have so much fun .
This first layout is a Christmas one of my daughter and oldest son.Now be nice, don't forget that I just started scrap booking a few months ago, LOL!
The second one is of my DD. She lives in Texas and these are the new boots that I got her for Christmas one year.
The third layout is my DD at her Senior year prom. She looked so pretty with her lavender dress. I still have to do some journaling on this one.
That's just a few that I have done. I still have allot to learn but I am having so much fun.
I hope everyone is doing well. I also want to thank everyone for following me and being interested in what's going on in my life.
Well that's it for today. I need to get back to laundry and cleaning, YUCK!
Have a great day everyone!
Until next time,


Janene said...

Those look great!
I just have my photos stored on a hard drive...this would be a better way to view them by far!
Keep up the great work!

Allison said...

Your scrapbook pages look great.

I had to go back and search for your fire. We had a fire seven years ago this June. Lightning hit and we lost about 85% of our stuff. Our house was a HUD house we were re-doing, nothing like the beautiful house you showed. We lost all our antiques and my mom's stuff that was in the utility room and attic. Luckily almost all the pictures were in our closet along with all the quilts we weren't using. Losing your home to a fire is hard! It's taken my kids a long time not to freak out when it rains and lightning. (((Hugs)))

Never So Simple said...

I love to scrapbook. Your pages look great. It's my one and only hobby besides decorating. It's so relaxing to me and I just get lost in my memories.


american girl primitives said...

Your post reminds me that I need to get back to my scrapbooking. Great job!


Rory-The Greentiques Solution Guy said...

I wanted you to know that I went ahead today and put this cute blog of yours on my sidebar so that more of my followers can find you easier. Have a great day! Rory

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Anonymous said...

When we first adopted our two kids I did alot of scrapbooking and then life took over. I really do want to get back to it but, where to start! Yours look lovely, great job. Cathy

kim@ A Thyme Remembered said...

Wanted to say Thank You for the thoughts and prayers for my family in our loss. This has been a long, hard month. Your words are encouraging.

I enjoyed looking through your blog, but am having a hard time feeling like I can or have anything to say on mine!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

I always admire the scrap booking, but know in my heart it's just not for me. No patience or creativity for it. So I'll admire it from afar... Keep it up and keep posting!