…I’d pick a bunch like you!
I bought this
scrapbooking kit way back in June of 2007 and have had so much fun creating with it, but for some reason I had been putting off doing this “friends” layout. I’m not sure why I was holding out – maybe waiting for a group photo with my friends or something…not sure.
The papers caught my eye and I knew I was ready to create a page devoted to good friends. It was so fun looking through my old files for photos of some of my fabulous friends, reliving some really fun memories, even laughing out loud more than once. What I discovered is that throughout my entire life, the Lord has provided me with fantastic friends every step of the way! Just when one friend moves (or I do) the Lord is there waiting with another to add to my “crew”. LOL! Each of these wonderful ladies have left their mark on my life in unique and exciting ways! It was also fun to see that my friends have come to me in a lot of different ways – some through church, some through my childhood, some through my kids, and some are members of my own family (love when I discover those…)! One thing I know to be true is that as I go through life I’ll continue to discover more great pals to laugh with, cry with, just BE with. The thought is so exciting! The only thing I need to remind myself of is to BE the kind of friend I would want to be friends with…
Ooohh, by the way… have you checked out the Kit of the Month
this month? I had to order it. Can you think of a better way to get caught up and STAY caught up? Love this new kit and I’m sitting on pins and needles waiting for it to arrive. Oh the excitement!
Now, before I just explode with giddy happiness, I must share this super fun (and uber-easy) idea I’m working on. I saw something similar to this in Rebecca Cooper’s book “Real.Life.Scrapbooking” and I was waiting to find a cute photo album to use. Well, I struck gold! I was in Superstore and I saw these cute white albums for under $4 (the hold 40 4X6 photos). I immediately bought 2 (one for next year) and started on my 2008 at a glance album. First I altered the cover of the album with some Rub ons from American Crafts, a Heidi Swapp Flower, some black mesh, and some “bling” from the Dollar store. Took me about 10 minutes to do. Just makes the cover more fun to look at (because I stare at it for hours a day). If you don’t consider yourself crafty, just leave the cover as is!
The real treasure is what you do inside. On the left hand side, I wrote point-style notes of what we’ve done that month on a 4X6 peice of cardstock, and on the right hand side I made a 4X6 photo collage
of a few photos highlighting our acitivites that month. If you don’t know how (or don’t want) to make a photo collage, just use ONE photo from that month that represents that month to you. It’s simple!
You can do the monthly titles ahead of time, and at the end of each month simply jot down in point form what you did and slide in the photo. By the end of the year you’ll have 2008 at a glance! This is a great spot to stick photos you won’t necessarily scrapbook, but want to document somehow. If you aren’t a scrapbooker, this is a simple way to do an album that is fun to read and remember your year easily!
I’m so excited to keep this up. What a sweet little treasure I’ll have by the end of the year!