Even though I have barely mentioned it on my blog, I am a scrapbooker. Like any other crafty thing (a.k.a. knitting) I tend to work on it for a few months and then put it down again. Is that why I am like a year and a half behind on my scrapbooking?
Anyway, I have now picked up my knitting needles and scrapbooking supplies again. Yep, I have even resumed the baby hoodie project. Last night my neighbor and I went to our local library for their first ever scrapbook night. There I met two women who filled us in on the best scrapbooking secret in northern New Jersey. Apparently one of the really big scrapbooking supply companies has their warehouse about a half-hour from here. A few times a year they have a warehouse sale open to the public. Can you imagine - 10 pages of 12x12 paper for $1! 12 x 12 albums for $5! Filling up a shoebox with stickers and embellishments for $10 bucks! I came home right away to sign up for their mailing list and can't wait to hit the next sale.
I love seeing other people post pictures of their scrapbook pages so I figured I would too (I suppose a scanner would come in handy for something like this, but alas I don't have one).
Here is Leah in Hawaii when she was almost 2 years old. I took the picture and using Photoshop gave it a grainy finish, like sand. There is Diamond Head in the background. I printed out some journaling on velum:
This layout was in a magazine, so I did my best to recreate it. Leah was 2 1/2 and Dora the Explorer for Halloween:
Summertime fun (2004):
Last night I started an 8.5 x 8.5 album of our Hawaii vacation photos. Here is the first page: