Saturday, January 06, 2007

A Resolution Kept....so far


As you may remember, one of my New Year's resolutions was to scrapbook more this year. Last year was a total bust in this area and it would be difficult to do worse this year. But it's fun, important and cheaper than therapy so I do try to get it in when possible.

Last weekend I got a chance to do some playing and I used the opportunity to finish a project that was only a year overdue. A few years ago I found these little Kolo mini-albums that are perfect to make into ornaments. They even have a hole in the back for a ribbon to hang them with. I decided that I'd make a simple album every December to recap the past year's highlights and hang it on our Christmas tree. Easy enough, right? The first two years it worked out great. Last year I got totally swamped and also got stuck on how to do the cover so it sat until last weekend. Never mind that I still have 2006 to do, which I fully intend to before Chritmas 2007. This one is done, cute and special to our family.

The front is sponged with red ink. The photo is one we took when Julia came home from the hospital just after New Year's; it was actually included with the thank you notes we sent to family and friends who were so thoughtful while she was hospitalized. The rainbow is symbolic because around that time she was really into them, just totally loved rainbows. The day she was released from the hospital we saw the most gigantic one ever stretched all the way across the sky. We took it as a sign that everything was going to be OK. The inside pages are very simple and embellished only with stickers, if at all. Because the pages are so small, it's hard enough to get a decent picture on them, let alone anything fancy.

So, there you have it. My first scrapping of 2007 and hopefully not the last!

P.S. Sorry for the wonky scan. The album is fat and my scanner wouldn't close completely.

P.P.S. If you'd like to try your hand at making your own mini-album ornament, I did a write-up about it in the December issue of the View from Untamed. You can take a look here; scroll down to the bottom of the first page, and keep going for a whole lot of other good stuff.

7 comments:

OneScrappyChick said...

Torreh it's awesome, and I love the rainbow ribbons.. what a cool idea!!!

Tracie said...

Oh wow that is a really wonderful idea Torreh! I LOVE it!! I read in a Family Fun magazine awhile back that this family did something similar only they put their memories of the past year on scraps of paper and locked them in a box not to be ready until New Years Eve (as a way to review) and they would all take turns pulling something out of the box and reading and reminiscing.

I have been wanting to do something like that and I love the twist you've done....makes me think I need to start something and soon before the ole memory goes!

Awesome Abby said...

SO happy to see you scrapping!!!! Keep up the good work!

skrpndiva said...

How fabulous T that you are scrapping. My goal this year is to get off of my fat bottom and join you a few times.

Meghan said...

Totally awesome chicadee!

tspwlv said...

Thanks everyone. Jacquie...I'm waiting for your now-small butt to LMK when and where.

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

How sweet! Great job. I know you felt great getting some time to scrap!