My First Scrapbook!

Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Scrapbooking | 4 comments

After spending several years declaring that I was not AT ALL interested in scrapbooking, I was finally convinced to give it a try and, I must say, I really love it.  I love that it is a social activity (compared to all the time I spend sewing alone in my sewing room) and really look forward to my scrabooking date each week-end.   I have a wonderful scrapbooking friend who generously shares her space and all of her stamps and inks and punches with me.  We used to watch movies when we got together, but we would often spend more time talking than watching.   (Don’t you love friends like that?  They are truly a gift!)  Now we scrap while we talk (is scrap even a verb?) and I have to say that I am truly hooked.

I wanted to do something a little different with my first scrapbook (surprised?) so I decided to create a book of my favourite poems, and include with them photos of the places and people who inspired them.  It was really fun for me to read through my poetry and remember those four years of university and writing courses when I truly thought that maybe, perhaps, I might be able to make a living writing.    Here are a few of the pages:

My sweet dog who came to live with me at university for a year. 

My grandparent’s house – oh how many memories I have of being there with them.  If I can be half the gardener my grandmother was I shall be content. 

I am lucky to have spent time vacationing with two such wonderful people.  I miss you Gran and Gramps!

The poem on the right was written about my other grandfather, who we also used to visit in Florida. 

I’m pretty pleased for my first try!  And I’ve already started my next one…. :)

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4 Comments

  1. Looks great! I love that you used your own poetry. I don’t scrap, but it may be something I pick up in the future too.

  2. I too love the originality of your first scrapbook. I think I could get into scrapbooking if it involved writing…

    I have a few trip scrapbooks, and I did my sister’s wedding scrapbook, but I do it all by hand mostly, old style. Still really like the picture collages…

    But your poetry scrapbook has inspired me!

    Andrea

    • My next scrapbook is full of camp photos – I was a pretty poor photographer back then but I wanted to keep the best shots and have them somewhere where I could look at them and intersperse them with some of the letters and games and other camp bits and pieces I kept over the years.

  3. Love it so cute!

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