Some of you know that last weekend a friend Roanna and her daughter Emma were killed in a car accident just out of Christchurch. The last week has been very hard for me but mostly for her family and close friends. Someone pointed out to me that wasn’t it great that she scrapbooked. Now David (Roanna’s husband) has something to look back on and remember the times with his wife and daughter. That is so true. It has made me think about my scrapbooking and why I scrapbook.
My boys have a album or two each and is full of layouts of them and the odd one of Neil and I. There is so much more than that. I haven’t spoken to my parents for around 5 years but they are still a part of my life and always will be. My ex husband (Jarrod and Leigh’s Dad) Phil. This is all a part of me and the boys and I haven’t scrapped them at all. Over the last week it has made me rethink all this and I am resorting the boys albums and putting my parents and Phil into them. The BOM is on the top of my list of things to do. I so want the boys to have something they can look back on and remember their mum and also to show their families.
Scrapbooking is all about memories and leaving something for your friends and family to remember you by. This isnt’ the case for some people. To them it seems like it’s just to be published or making Design Teams. Don’t get me wrong I was upset when I didn’t make a Design Team (twice) but I have been rethinking things over the last week. Not saying that I won’t ever submit or enter any other design teams again but scrapbooking should be all about the memories.
My list of scrapbooking:
To finish unfinished projects and layouts
To scrap my parents
To scrap my ex husband Phil
To scrap layouts of my first marriage
To scrap/start an album for Daniel and Cameron
To scrap layouts of my friends
To take more photos of everyone
All these things I haven’t done and so need to as it is a huge part of me,my pass and future.
So why do you Scrapbook? Is it for the memories or for something else……