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!
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!
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.
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.