I have really been doing some soul searching with my scrapbooking just lately. It has become more than a photo album- it's a window into my life. I have been trying hard to make my journalling - from my heart, you know all those things you think about saying to someone at 2am when you lie awake. Those thoughtful words of love and the wisdom you always seem to have at that un-godly hour. I want those thoughts and feelings to be brought out in my scrapping. I've been asking my self some hard questions to try and bring out my feelings and make my journalling super-from the heart- tear jerking stuff...
When you look at your scrapbook layouts, what do you see? Do you just see pictures? Or do you see a story – a life told through words and the magic of scrapbooking? I'm hoping that my journaling will allow me to tell the story behind all of my pictures I have taken. For me, my goal is that when my journaling is complete it tells the story about the photograph in my LO. Sometimes though I feel that only a few words and/or a title sum up the whole page. Sometimes though it is a lengthy description of your thoughts and feelings relating to that piccie that just make the page, that bring together everything you remember about that time, all your feelings and special moments written down forever.
I am finding too that it's a kind of therapy... you know I lost my mum back in 2002 and I was just 21. At the time I thought I was grown up and worldly wise; I know MUCH differently now! But I feel ready to scrap the piccies and write down all my feelings and thoughts about her and how much she meant to me. And you know what i'm loving making those extra special piccies a wonderful part of my album.
I've also been busy creating LO's. Some of which aren't my usual thing, i've found that hard but enjoyable all the same. I've also finished a few scraplifts, which I *heart* doing. I just have found certain people who I aspire to and their work gets me all fired to create and create and create some more...
This is scraplifted from Zuleika Greenham, her style is just to die for... very Elsie-esque!
These two are my own creations though! The cosmo cricket one being not my realy style but I really enjoyed the acrylic paint and letter stamped title... very messy but VERY enjoyable!
My flash is a little high, sorry that the pics don't actually look in their true colours, but you get the idea!