Monday, August 3, 2009

Why I Scrapbook Challenge!

So let's document it. The why. Why did you do this. Why did you spend hours upon hours, and fill book upon book with memories? What was the motivation...the push?

Somewhere down the road of life someone will ask that question, and when they (child, grandchild, great-grandchild?) come across the page stating the reasons it will be quite the treasure won't it!? My grandmother scrap booked back in the 50's and 60's. Hers were mostly newspaper clippings of my dad and uncle in the local paper for school or sports achievements, or Boy Scout activities. Unfortunately I don't have those books, but I did get to look through them when I was little, and it was cool to feel the family "time travel" aspect of it. To see my grandfather, who died before I was born, standing with his sons. To see great grandparents or uncles and aunts I never met in family situations with family members who were still living. Somehow I felt the connection. So to me the "why" is just as, if not more, important as the "what" you are scrapping. So tell us about it!

We are going to run this from today through August 14th. Please be sure to link up your work so we can find it and add it to the slide show! Here are the DT's awesome examples!





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Jocelyn said...

What a great challenge and the DT did an awesome job with this!!! I am off to checl out the shop!!! :)

Emine Pazan said...

awesome job girls. will try to scrap this...


Missy said...

Here is mine ...


Gina said...

Great LOs (and LOVE that mini V!!!)

Normally I don't post LOs I've already done for new challenges...but seeing as how I'm having a baby tomorrow morning I thought I'd make an exception! ;)

here's one I did a year or two ago. There's more journaling hidden behind the picture.


Emine Pazan said...

hi girls

here is mine:


keep up the good work


CJandErik said...

Here's mine:

Journaling reads: I scrap because it helps my family preserve it's memories, even super goofy pictures from splash magic <3 My scrap buddies hate this pictures, but I get to scrap the pictures I want.

It was funny with my local scrap group, they really objected to me using this photo... (I take the pictures, I'm not in them, KWIM?) It was recent, it was fun, it matched went well with the paper I wanted to use... and it gave me the chance to add snarky journaling. Thanks for a fun challenge.

Okispice said...

I just found this challenge at SB.com and I think it is a great idea. I probably won't get it done within the next 4 days so won't be entered into the challenge. Still, you've inspired me and I think I will scrap this subject somewhere down the road!

Nora said...

I had a lot of fun creating this page. Thanks so much for the challenge!! I even included a photo that my dd took of me-and I actually like it!! Here is the link:

The journaling states:
To be a kid again, playing with paper and glue! To be able to buy fun supplies. One size fits all in paper! Most of all, to document my daughter’s childhood. I lost a lot of memories when my mother died in my early twenties. I want Charlotte to be able to always have a piece of her mother no matter what happens.