Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In love with Scrapbooking Again

3 years ago, just before starting this blog, I quit my job at the Urban Scrapyard to move to a new city so Steve and I wouldn't be living long distance anymore.
At the Urban Scrapyard (now closed, sadly) I worked full time with everything scrapbooking.  I made sample layouts and kits for the store, taught classes, and designed and planned for customers.  I loved it.  At the time I was also going home at night and scrapbooking a book for Steve about our first year together.  It was great, until I got burnt out.  And then I didn't scrapbook a single thing for 3 years. 
But now I'm back to it and loving it again.  It's amazing how liberating it feels to create without rules and make a mess of our dining room table.  And! printing pictures and doing things with them instead of stashing them on hard drives!
Here are some pages I've made lately.
With the girls - did you know that at a party, if you talk with your glass in front of your mouth, no one will hear you?  ;)
What colour is blush?  While my mom was in Toronto we went hunting for blush coloured lace for my aunt - but what colour is that exactly? (in the end - it's the one on the top right)

What's in my bag.  I used the photo of my bag contents from when I was working in France.  I need to take another shot like this soon - my purse contents have changed a lot.

Vintage Enamel Flower Pins.  About my obsessive need to look for these at every yard sale, flea market or thrift shop I ever see.

Happy Reading.  All of the little mini paper books along the layout are what I've read lately. 

2 peas in a pod.  An old photo of my friend Shannon and I -  when I saw this paper, it was perfect for a page about us. 

Thankful for having my grandpa around as a role model while I was growing up.

Do you scrapbook?  Have you ever?
If you have questions about it let me know!


  1. Hi there! Came over from Two Peas - great layouts!!!

  2. I LOVE scrapbooking, but I never do it. This post is definitely inspiring, though... I may have to visit the scrapbooking store near here this week. :)

  3. Welcome back to scrapbooking! Your pages are fun and whimsical...love that!

  4. Welcome back! I think that was the name of the store I shopped at when I was in Toronto back in 2005! Great store. I picked up a punch of fun stuff.

  5. Never tried scrap-booking, but I know the feeling of getting back into something you used to love doing.

    You do good work, Mel! You and your talents. ;)

  6. They are all so pretty and colorful! Love the one of you reading and the books you've read, what a great idea!

  7. Melanie here! I absolutely loved this piece, please email me--I have a question about your blog :) MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com


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