Anyways, I tried to start a new scrapbook when I was in college. But between football games, class, work, and my social life... I only finished a few layouts over a five year span.
But with the baby on the way, I really wanted to get back into it. Eventually, I want to make a scrapbook for him, well several books really! I am an artsy person... and I always have creative ideas in my head. I think I get that from my mama. And both of my grandmas... they are actually all artists. Scrap-booking seems to be a great outlet for my artistic side. Plus, I love to look back through old photos and relive the fun memories.
So my mom and I started going to the scrapbook store in Spartanburg. For those of you in the Upstate, it is actually a really awesome place. It is called Scrapbook Creations and it is located at 3087 E Main Street in Spartanburg. It is a wonderful store with a very helpful staff!! They allow you to go in their work area and work on your pages when they are not having classes. Mom and I will go in the early afternoon and stay for hours. We even made homemade cards earlier this week. They are gorgeous and I can't wait to send them out to my loved ones. On Monday I learned how to emboss text onto the cards and it looked fabulous. I will start taking photos and will post step-by-step instructions on how to do some of the fun projects we make each week.
Here is a photo of one of my layouts. These photos were taken a few years back at the Bills vs. Panthers game. I even added an old Jim Kelly card that I found in my football card collection. I still have HUNDREDS of baseball and football cards from when I was younger. Some girls collect barbies... I collected NFL and MLB cards. I guess God started preparing me for a little boy a LONG time ago! haha
I am very excited to start my new scrapbook. I am going to try to do a bunch of layouts with college photos. Then I am going to work my way through the last few years of my life. Once Harper arrives, I am going to document every moment of that little man's life! HA! Well I say that now... once the baby is here I am sure my time will be very limited but I will try my best!
If you love to make scrapbooks or you are thinking about starting one, you should check out this contest on Shopaholic in Alabama blog!! You can enter the giveaway HERE for you chance to win an awesome scrapbook kit from At the Blue Barn!! Good Luck!!