Dwarves Have Hobbies, Too

I come from a long line of crafty people. My grandmother was a quilter. She would make quilts for all the underprivileged families of her church. She was mormon so I believe quilting was in her blood. My mom is a knitter,stitcher and a quilter. She would make great sweaters and the warmest quilts in the world. She also altered all my clothing while growing up(and that was a lot)!

This is the baby quilt she made for my daughter Ashley. Ashley still cuddles in it when she is sick.

My craft passions are different than my mom’s and grandma’s. I love photography and scrapbooking. Some girls get turned on from buying a pair of Jimmy Choo. My fetish is walk down the scrapbook aisle in Michaels!
The sight of paper and embellishments just makes me tingle to my toes!

Scrapbooking is a way to tell your story. It is a personal journey through memorabilia and photographs that you are preserving for your family. I truly love this hobby and will be happy to share it with you.

Here is my basic recipe for a scrapbook page layout:

This is a really simple layout. Pick three of the best pictures you have that tell the story. The best picture of the three is your focal point picture. It must be bigger than the other two pictures. After you arrange your pictures, you need to
add journaling to your page to best explain the background and date behind the story your are telling.

Here is an example of my simple layout.

I did exclude journaling on this page because I felt the pictures tell the story. You can switch the title to either be on the top or bottom of your page. This was fun to do. I used the Cricut for the fan designs and
for the title.

In future posts I will share more techniques as well as some of my other talents.

So why don’t you try scrapbooking. You will love the journey it will take you to.

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