I finished teaching a class on last night, and so devoted my day to scrapbooking. I am compiling a summer album based upon all the “everyday life” pictures I’ve collected of the children over the past few years and never figured out how to incorporate them into a theme. The one below is a recent favorite from the church’s Young Disciples (boy's group) field trip to the Train Museum.
The background is a bought paper, but the trains and train track are scanned from my son’s train set! The letters are blended chalk and I rubbed them sideways on black stamp ink to make them pop off the page. I am so proud of myself for figuring out how to make use of our around- the-home items, and for using traditional tools in different ways, thanks to “Scrapbooking”, which airs daily on the Do-It-Yourself Channel (aka the DIY Channel). If you don’t get it in your area, try some of the great ideas at www.diynetwork.com . (Click on 'crafts', then on 'scrapbooking'). It’s not the most user-friendly website I’ve ever tried, but there are stellar ideas available without having to purchase those expensive packages that are sold through various companies. Have a great day to all my fellow croppers!