My oldest is an eighth grader this year. I'm still trying to figure out how we got here so quickly. I mean eighth grade! I remember thinking when she entered kindergarten "Where is she going to go for High School?" and that seemed far off. And now it's upon us. Last night, as part of the joy that is being a parent of an eighth grader, I needed to create a "Tribute Page" for the school's yearbook. Outside of the fact the page had to be completed on an 8 1/2 x 11" page (I scrapbook solely in 12x12), that it needed some heartfelt words (so not my thing), that it needed to be clean enough and bright enough and flat enough to scan well into the yearbook (yeah, no pressure there) and I wouldn't be seeing the creation (or the photos) again outside of the image in the yearbook, I managed to get one done.
What did I learn? That I can't part with my photos, even if they're duplicates; there's a reason I'm a "scrap 'em all" kind of scrapbooker. That an 8 1/2 x 11" canvas is just to darn small; this sort of goes along with the scrap 'em all philosophy. No matter how hard I try and no matter what the end result reads like, heartfelt journaling will probably always feel forced and somewhat corney to me; I don't talk that way so why would writing be any easier. And finally, that my sweet little baby girl has somehow manged to become an a beautiful young woman right before my eyes.
That's the first scrapbooking I've done in a while - definitely got the fingers all tingly to do more. And so I shall, later today! Woohoo. Hubby is taking the boys to an Avalanche game and it'll be me, and a sister (maybe two) scrappin' away. Do I have anything planned to work on - heck no. I don't roll that way either, so it'll be fun to see what gets accomplished. Outside of that, we have one basketball game and that's it! That's it!! I'm not sure I'll know what to do with myself.
So, because I have time and inspiration from working last night, here's your jump-off-point for your next layout. 5 on Friday ingredients are as follows:
- 2 sheets of cardstock
- 2 sheets of patterned paper
- 1 set of stickers
I figured if I could make a layout without bulk, so can you. Remember outside of journaling and a title, the items above are all you can use on your page(s). Layout links are due Sunday evening to be eligible for the weekly Cookie Drawing.
I haven't decided if I'll post next week or not - if I don't (to my fellow U.S. scrappers) have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy the food, the family and the time spent together.