Sunday, July 20, 2008


I have been doing quite a bit of scrapbooking lately. I'm really on a roll before Baby J comes. I hear things get pretty crazy once the kid shows up, so I don't know if I'll have much time to spend on luxuries like scrapbooking. We'll see.

Joel & I got married in May, so my books go from May of one year to May of the next, and I just finished the 07-08 book. I'm inspired by my sister-in-law, Beverly, to post a few of my favorite pages. She has a blog called "208 in 2008" devoted to scrapbooking.

So, I decided I would put a few of my favorite pages from the past year on my blog...

This one is from our Alaskan cruise last summer...we celebrated anniversaries & birthdays. Mom & Dad's were the big ones--they turned 60 in 2007. What a great celebration.

The other big trip we took last summer was to Boston and I really like how this page turned out. Usually I do my books in a very chronological order. On a trip I do "Day 1", "Day 2", etc... But, I broke from that format this year. I did more of an overall page from our trip--just the landmarks on this page. I really like how it turned out.

Every summer I go to Wisconsin (Joel usually comes, too) for a family vacation while my sister & her family are there. One of the things we do a lot is spend time in the water. There's not much else to do in the hot & muggy Midwest in July/August. So, every year, I make a "water page" in my scrapbook. I got this idea from a book--to turn the pictures to the side. So, I do my "water page" the same every year. You can fit a lot of pictures on one page this way!

I love how this one turned out--it's from our Hagen Family Christmas in Colorado. Faith & Avery (my nieces) hadn't really spent much time in snow and boy did it snow on Christmas last year! They were so cute in their pink snowsuits!

So, now that I have the pictures posted, they didn't turn out very well. But, oh well. My point was more to show format rather than the details...projects never look as great as the amount of work it took to complete them, right?


Cali said...

It's true. Get the scrapbooking in now. I suggest taking as many pictures as you can and then catching up on your scrapping when he's 30.

Ski said...

I love the water ones! What a great idea when you have lots of pictures that are hard to all fit on a page. thanks for the idea.

my3boys said...

I've been meaning to ask you if you would like to have a blank scrapbook that I have here. It is an odd size, I think. A little smaller than 12 x 12? I actually use 8 1/2 x 11 books, so I won't use it. Let me know...I'm sure you could use it for something...a Grandma book perhaps?

Jeni said...

You're such a great scrapbooker!

Beverly said...

Great pages!! I also like the water ones. I'll have to remember that idea.