My scrapbooking journey all started with my husband.
Every year, i would design a calendar with a monthly calendar grid complemented by family photos, but this year, he asked for something different. In previous years, he might like a photo on the January monthly calendar very much, but because it was so obviously a calendar, he felt rather foolish displaying it in his office past the month and would take it down to avoid being teased. After he came across some Japanese anime calendars which are almost completely posters save for a line of numbers at the bottom, he thought maybe i could do something similar?
And so i thought, and i thought, and finally something clicked in my mind. Why not get some inspiration from the scrapbooking community, and work with a scrapbooking theme? From then on, yours truly started slowly but surely falling in love with the whole scrapbooking world!
The Chinese characters are part of the lyrics to a relatively new Chinese New Year song. This is one of two CNY songs that have been ringing in my head this whole season. Here's my rough paraphrase (my Chinese is not the best):
As the days and years pass one by one
Every day is a good day
i enter this new year with a spirit of joy in contentment
And see a red letter day
All supplies from Busy Crafting Mommy Designs 'Good Fortune', unless stated below
Marisa Lerin 'Merry and Bright' - silver alpha
Busy Crafting Mommy Designs 'Daydreams and Wishes' - white hanging flowers
Graphics by PokaDot 'Imperial Garden' - chopsticks
Snackpack Gu 'Seaside Holiday' - string of lanterns
Busy Crafting Mommy Designs 'Sunny Days' - branch with flowers, stitches
Nutkin Tailz Designs 'Pieces of Me' - string with flowers (left)
Word Art World 'Multitude of Blessings' - word cluster
BeeHaven Designz 'We Are Family' - wordart
Chinese character poster created with glitter by Marisa Lerin and red paper (source unknown)
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