Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Back To Basics

I used to be a chronological scrapper. I had to finish May 2003 pictures before I could start June 2003 pictures, finish June 2003 before I could start July 2003, etc. But recently, I have found myself grabbing my newer pictures, inspired by the picture itself or by something I saw in a magazine or online for which I knew I had just taken the *perfect* shot. I also realize that I remember a lot more about the pictures or the event if I scrap right away. But I also have a LOT of older pictures that I want to make sure to get in albums. So, last night, I decided to work on a layout that I had put into a page kit for a crop eons ago. I already had everything cut out and ready to go, I just needed some inspiration to complete it. The cool fall weather did the trick, I guess! These pictures are from Thanksgiving 2006. I can't believe how little everyone looks and that it was just 5 short years ago. So many things have happened and changed since then. But it was fun to scrap these and think back to that Thanksgiving. It makes me all warm and mushy. I think I will grab a nice glass of apple cider, some more old pictures and settle in for more mushy scrapping soon. After all, I still need to scrap Christmas 2006! ;)

Chipboard leaves: Maya Road inked with Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks
Fall embellishments: Studio G
Patterned papers, bling, cardstock, chipboard circle: stash


  1. Fantastic layouts. I've never been a chronological scrapper. I just scrapped whatever my heart desired. :) That dude in the last picture looks 100% like my ex-FIL. Holy smokes.

  2. These are all just gorgeous Dawn!! I love em' both!! I received my package of goodies--thank you so very much!! can't wait to use them!

  3. Beautiful layout I love the backgroung it's great great photos ad well. Thanks feor sharing and the inspiration. BTW I received my goodybag yesterday on my way to work I love it TU so very much.
    Big Blog Hugs!

  4. It really is insane how quickly time flies when you've got children. Sometimes I look back at photos and can hardly remember my kids being so small!
    Your layout is fantastic! The papers are wonderful and so is the "Turkey Day" title!