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 artwork on top was my son's homework from school today, and this is the first time he's ever drawn any of us. So cute and funny that he picked up on various aspects of our personalities and incorporated them into his family 'portrait'.
As for the scraplift, i eventually decided to deviate from the large arrow mat theme and instead incorporated various elements from the original into a totally different layout style. Ideas retained are striped paper, the envelope concept, tilted photos, and of course arrows.
Snackpack Gu's Designs 'Family' - blue paper
Wishing Well Creations 'Family Funhouse' - striped paper
Shuckclod's Stuff 'Sunny Days' - love letter
Meagan's Creations 'Playground Play' - alpha
Ponytails Designs 'April Showers' - arrows
Jen Reed '12th of Never' - black ribbon
Stampgram's Studio 'Sunny Days' - red paperclip
Cartoon eyes downloaded from internet
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