This is where I talk about my favorite hobby!!! Well I won’t bore you too much but just want to share how and why I scrapbook.
I love pictures!! Always have. My father owned a 35 mm when I was young and he would develop his own film. I loved watching the picture come to life, so to speak. He was pretty good at picture-taking. I think I got a love printed images from him. When I was stationed in Germany I remember using one of my first paychecks to purchase my own 35 mm. A Minolta. It was a whole kit which included lenses, filters and flash. It came with a camera bag. Got it at the BX on base. I was so excited. I took pictures of all my trips. They are scrapbooked now. I have since lost the negatives to most of the pictures I shot in the 80’s which is disappointing. I would love to digitize them.
I will try to load a gallery of some of the older photos I took then.
How I scrapbook is the other subject. I like to plan my books. I spend a lot of time trying to imagine the order and theme of the books. I research colors and layouts and then I do a storyboard. Hand drawing the pages. I do not always follow the layout because I may get inspired to do something totally different when I sit down to arrange it on the page. But the plan keeps me focused on getting it done. I also use the Creative Memories Power Layout System. It totally revolutionized the time it took to put an album together. I was able to complete the books quickly but at the same time enjoy the process wihtout being overwhelmed.
I hope you enjoy some of my ideas and become inspired yourself to memorialize your life for future generations.
grace to you