Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Great Outdoors ----- Conrad's Mini Scout Camping Album


Imperfect, Haphazard Scrap Albums
Just like life, I LOVE it!

I am sorting through and organizing 
tons of craft items for keep, store, sell, and trash. 
Katie B and I went to a crafters sale last Saturday and the ladies were buying stuff like hotcakes.. I spent only $23, the deals were fantastic, and the earlier you came the better.

What sold most that I saw, of course great deals on dies.  
But also PAPER.. 
I have bins and bins and I confess I use the 6x6 pads of paper before I get in the big bins.  So I realized I need to downsize.
Seriously.  


I used to make mini albums more often that cards before I blogged about crafts.

Anyways.. getting to this album.  
I ran across it as I was cleaning.

I made a point of printing small photos of Conrad's Scout Camping trip that my husband took. 
 I first placed a Digi frame on them and printed several to a page and cut them out.
I gathered similar papers and outdoorsy theme and put it all in a box with this Kraft chipboard album.  We just placed a few embellishments on a page and quickly finished it up.

Conrad was great about just putting this together and it was together in no time.



















Hysterical photo of my husband!!!!!!..........



Sometimes the albums that are the least "put together" are the funnest. I know I have in the past worried about not having the "perfect pages"  this was a lesson to loosen up and just get the memories in a book to look at later.  I then played with the album cover.  

I hope you lose your fear of perfection too..
 and just Create!


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4 comments:

~amy~ said...

awww...looks great!
I bet you were able to pick up a bunch of stuff at that sale!

Deepti said...

So very creative :) love how beautifully you have put the memories together !!

Michelle said...

I love your album. And I'm sure that Conrad does too. He might not show it, because he's a boy. But I can tell you from experience, that it will be treasured for a LONG time.
You're pretty awesome.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fabulous book! Memories for a lifetime :)