The hardest part for Em and Little was to learn how to make the roller adhesive work. But they got really good at it. The hardest part for me was to leave it alone when they started designing the pages themselves.
By the end she figured out picture placement and that you can add embellishments without covering up the pictures. I learned, once again, it's their book and let them be their own creative self. It worked wonderfully.
I finally got around to creating two books for my grandgirls telling the story of their adventure last October at the Storybook Ball.
Few of Ali's Pages
I do a whole different style when creating their books. This year the theme for creating their memory book from the Storybook Ball was glitter.
In between I have created many layouts. Often they were inspired by other scrapbookers because (1) I wish I would have thought of that, (2) they were fantastic and (3) my time has been mainly spent making memories and instead of spending a lot of time designing.
This is my youngest and only grandboy. They don't come any happier than him.
I believe I picked up this design (her's was better) from Jana Eubank from Noel Mignon's Design Team.
I just finished cleaning up and and reorganizing my craft room so I can get ready for the season of December Daily. I create my own books, but if you want to know more about Ali Edwards' widely popular crafting event go to Ali Edwards December Daily. I have been documenting my December for several years now and it is fabulous. This year I have decided not to pick out a particular line of paper but to use my "leftovers" from seasons past. I have a stack of paper about 7 shelves high of nothing but Christmas. My husband is delighted at my decision. I will probably use more chipboard from Blue Fern Studios and a new place I am about to try out, Creative Embellishments. Take on the challenge of December Daily. I promise the journey is awesome and the end results are the best memory keeping.
I've much more to say...but leave you with this:
1. those of you who still hang around here from time to time
2. those who inspire me to create
3. the sovereignty of God
4. my dearest husband and best friend
5. my old friends and new ones
Create Memories/Pass Them On