So I've spent the last two months on a glorious scrapbook for my friend Margot's milestone birthday. She complained that her life was undocumented and asked that the girlfriends hire me to remedy that, by having me collect photos from friends & create a Memory book with them. It turned out that she had far more photos than expected and the project resulted in 34 double-page layouts!!!! Whew! -So in case you were wondering... that's where my summer went. In between work and minimal sleep, I worked on that book morning, noon & night...truly a labor of love.
I will be blogging about my adventures in scrapbooking this album very soon, but am now busy getting ready for my art show on August 3rd at the Dockside Inn in Oak Bluffs, MA, so I thought it would be fun to post a few scrapbook pages that I created in the early days of summer. These layouts were created in response to challenges posted on my favorite scrapbooking site, Let's Scrap, using their sketches as inspiration. Looking at these projects, I'm realizing that I dabble in many different styles & techniques of scrapbooking, and have become a lot more adventurous with my work.
This layout answers the question, "Why do you scrapbook?" -Sometimes journaling is more important on a page than the photos.
This scrapbook page was a tribute to my mom, and the name I called her by, "Anyu".
I love this Father's Day tribute to my son, Attila...what an amazing dad he turned out to be for his adorable Rigel! Here I created my own scrapbook paper by using stencils & mists & Gesso...I have a feeling I will be blogging about that technique at some point, too.
Sometimes scrapbook layouts don't even need a photo. This page was put together with memorabilia and memories alone...great technique when you wish to capture an event that you don't have photos of.
The challenge for this project was to use only Bo Bunny scrapbook papers. Because the ones I had were school-themed, I used it as an opportunity to capture my sweet grandson's love of school & writing.
That's all for now...look for "Snippets of Summer Scrapbooking: Part 2" soon.
Hope you're having a great summer & squeezing in a little scrapbooking! Capture those precious summer memories!