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Back to Scrapbooking

It’s been quite a while. Too long actually. So when my friend, Betsy, invited me to a scrapbooking retreat, I was eager to join her.

I had been working chronologically on my kids’ scrapbooks. I think I had made it up to 2003. Even though I had a supply of photos on hand from that time, I decided to take a different approach. I had a number of portraits from recent years, some special scrapbooking paper I had picked up, plus some more recent events that brought me more inspiration. So this time I took things a bit out of order.

I was please to have accomplished quite a lot during the retreat. Then at home, I put some finishing touches to complete the pages on which I had worked. For posting purposes, I did mask the names and personal information, but rest assured, the pages are all complete!

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The sock background paper has been waiting a long time for
these photos of my son performing in his mismatched socks.

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I picked up the school days background paper at a
scrapbook outlet when we were on vacation in 2007.

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These are the first portraits we had taken of my son and his trombone.

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Brother and sister portraits from 2010.

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Basketball paper makes the perfect background for basketball game
photos and ephemera. Beads from the team pendent would have
been too bulky so I recreated the effect by using sequins.

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Even though this page shows 2010,
this portrait of my handsome son is from 2011.
I’ve corrected the date since this photo was taken.

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This was by far my favorite page of all that I completed.
The posted photo does not show my son’s name which surrounds the
top of his portrait similar to how the date is positioned beneath it.

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These photos were taken after a mishap when my daughter
was cleaning her room.  She was rearranging her stuffed animals on
top of her bookshelves when Simba accidently fell behind the corner shelf.
The shelves are all attached to each other so the only way to get
behind them is to disassemble them and that was not about to happen.
Luckily, she had a Plan B!

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This is a portrait of my beautiful daughter shortly after her first
“grown up” haircut.  Her name appears vertically in calligraphic letters
going down the left side of the page. The color did not photograph well.
Her blouse and the matting are purple, her favorite color.

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When the kids get too old to go see Santa, what do you do?
Take the furry kids of course.
And then scrapbook their portraits!

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This photo my daughter messaged to her boyfriend on
Valentine’s Day was just too cute not to scrapbook!
I even managed to procure the original note from her.

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I didn’t have a plan for the bark background paper when I found it
included in a paper pack. I can’t imagine another background that would
work better with these pictures of my daughter and her feathered friends.

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