I have been scrapbooking since 5th grade. I made elaborate scrapbooks all through my Jr. and Sr. High years because well, I really thought I would be famous one day and it was important that my life be well documented. I have always kept diaries and journals too... you know, for that book... about me...
When my brother was here this past weekend, I had him look through all my scrapbooks. I was kinda weird back then when it came to memorabilia. Let's see... I scrapbooked all the candy wrappers I was eating at special occasions. I would journal about eating this Caramello bar while watching the movie "Love Story" in 7th grade... a Bit-O-Honey during a tour of the Alma Power Plant in 8th grade. Oh and the candy had 10 cents printed on the wrappers! No way! I am not that old!
I saved the wad of gum that I was chewing while asking Harmon Killabrew and Jim Perry for autographs at a Twins game.
I even saved the tissue that I cried on when I made cheerleading!
I scrapbooked clippings from our local newspaper of BBall and football games I cheered... the ticket stub from the time my girlfriend and I drove to LaCrosse in a snow storm to see The Exorist... all my report cards and 4-H County Fair ribbons... my class ring receipt... ribbons from a Prom corsage... a sugar packet from a Homecoming date... foliage off a tree from a 4-H trip to Washington D.C.
So it was easy for me to resume scrapbooking a couple years ago, as I had saved every imaginable object throughout the years, knowing I would someday scrap it. And now I AM!
Check out Miranda's amazing work! Click those words and it'll take you to my daughter Miranda's latest scrap pages on her blog. I am so proud of her work... she is my inspiration... my motivation. She can scrap through a stack of photos in the time it takes me to sit down and just get started! I labor over every photo, every layout, every word. I need to lighten up and just get those creative juices flowing and... scrap it!