Hi friends. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a nice relaxing weekend to say the least. but I will make up for it in the week to come. Gotta get packing for our trip back home. I can’t wait to see all my family and friends. And I hear Urban Cafe’ calling my name. So yummy in my tummy. Speaking of tummies…
One of my really good friends is expecting. I am so super excited for her and she is happy to begin this new chapter in her life. She is 36 and contemplated motherhood on and off for many years. This is truly a blessing from above and I am over-joyed to share in her happiness. She has asked me if I had any ideas for her pregnancy scrapbook. I have to admit I am a little rusty and dusty in the scrapbooking area of my life. BUT… It just so happens I recently committed to finishing my Son Joshua’s baby album. I don’t have many pregnancy pictures so I decided to lump my pregnancy and his first years all in one album. My Style used here is simple elegance. I love lots of embellies, but felt this page did not need it. We took these photos in my 7th month of pregnancy. I was a bit skeptical at first but it did not take long for me to warm up to the camera. I knew these would be photos I would cherish for a life time. Oh, and can you see the cute lil preggie on the swing? She is Hand stamped and colored with my copics.
I also admit I am a bit old school with my scrapbooking. I don't have the nicest handwriting but I love to include my writing in my albums. I feel it makes it more personal. And when ever he looks at his album in the future he will know my heart is still on the page smiling. My Mother in law passed away when my husband was just a little boy. All the photos that she left behind are great. But it’s the ones that she wrote little captions on, in her very own handwriting that leave an undying trace of her with us forever. Even though I never met Christine, I’ve learned something very invaluable from her. So here’s to you Christine, Thank you for all the beautiful gifts of the things you have touched that now touch our lives forever.
The one thing I will remember to tell my friend is there is no right or wrong style of scrapbooking. Not to be afraid of making her album personal. Whether it be digital, writing or embellishing. The person receiving it will feel her heart on every page, as long as she puts her heart into it when making it.
I have enjoyed sharing my special memory with you and I hope to share more in the near future. I have allot of fun things coming up to share with you soon. So until then have a wonderful week and hope to see ya soon. ~Angela