Sunday, April 13, 2014

The End and the Beginning

I love looking back at things my family has done in our scrapbooks. Even if the events are fresh in my mind, looking back always gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

When I get to the end of the year in the annual scrapbook, I used to take all the index prints from Shutterfly, cut them up and paste down up to 100 photos on two pages.  Index prints are the teeny, tiny images of each photo I order on the site, about 20 photos on each 4x6 print. Shutterfly, though, stopped making index prints early last year.  Try as I might, I could not get them to send them to me.  So, I had to create my own.  It was no mean feat, but there is no point in going through a tedious process that involved flash drives, Photoshop, and a printer which refused to print on photo paper.

I spent a fair amount of time looking through a year's worth of photos from 2013.  I remembered most things, but, nonetheless, seeing those pictures again put a smile on my face and reminds me that it was a very good year.  Since I count none but sunny hours, only the good remains as the old year turns into the new. There were more photos of scenery and landscapes than of people since my boys cut and run when I take out the camera, but that is how things were before my boys came along anyway.  What goes around, comes around, right?

At any rate, I ended up with about 90 teeny, tiny photos printed on plain old copy paper and a bunch of tickets from movies, concerts and museums.  Everything ended up on just two pages - a year in review.  Some events were more memorable than others, but I love every page and every photo.

And, now, we move on to 2014. . . .

(Okay, I admit it.  Three of those photos are from 2013, of course, but it matters not since I will probably take ones almost identical to these in the months to come.)


Layout Notes:

2013: Supplies and Sources

cardstock - unknown; snowflake - unknown (holiday decoration); trees - Studio Calico with paint - Plaid, Diamond Glaze; leaf button - Blumenthal; chipboard flower- Dusty Attic with paint - Viva, Ranger Adirondack Dimensional Paint; mountain chipboard - Tim Holtz Grungeboard with Ranger Distress Ink and Diamond Glaze; holly - unknown; metal flower - Making Memories; chipboard numbers - unknown; paint - Plaid, Ranger Paint Dabber; marker - Y and C Gel Extreme; other - tickets.

2014: Supplies and Sources

cardstock - unknown; patterned paper - Bo Bunny; chipboard letters - handcut based upon Magistical Memories font; stamp - Stampers Anonymous; markers - Y and C Gel Extreme; paint - Ranger Paint Dabbers, Plaid.

Please note that this layout was "scraplifted" directly from a layout I found on Pinterest that can be found at this location:  I could not find the original source, but would like to give credit to the creative spark that inspired the cover page of my 2014 album. If I ever find it the original source, I will edit this post.