There are 3 parts of family memory keeping that are part of the crafting/scrapbooking world. First is Living History, what is happening now, the trip to the zoo, last years family reunion etc. Second, memories from days gone by, our ancestors, where they came from and how their experiences helped to shape us into who we are today, and finally staying in touch with the family that we have now, but don't see as often. I would like to spend a little time each week on all 3 of these.
My friend Missy came over today and made a card for her mom and a 12X12 wall hanging for her husband. She had never used a cricut before, and I think they turned out fabulous. The card was made using the Linen Stack, the words were cut from the Base Camp cartridge. The tractor was cut from the Heritage cartridge, and the words came from the Base Camp cartridge.
My 9 year old liked the blocks that we made for our living room so much that she decided to make some for her bedroom. She chose all of her own colors and papers, and even sanded the blocks herself. The backgrounds are all from the Glam Gal stack, the font we used from the Base Camp Cartridge and her letters are cut out on aqua glitter paper.
I made this as a birthday card for my friend Melanie, it looked super cute until my 2 year old sprayed it with windex... I just got my Forever Young cartridge and I have been waiting to try it out, I haven't really had time yet, but thats where the flower came from I think I cut it at 2". All of the paper is from my Natural Stack and I inked the edged of everything with dark brown then I stitched around the edges with my cranberry gel pen, and I was good to go. I liked how it turned out (minus the windex)
I tend to get stressed a little too easily, so this is my reminder to keep smiling, it is in HUGE letters on my bedroom wall, DH thinks that maybe I've finally lost it, but I love it. Every time I wake up in the morning I remember to smile!