Jennifer with Violets
I bought a pot of tulips today! They will have to stay on the dining table for a few weeks but they are a symbol that spring is coming. Up here in the cold northern states, we really look forward to the spring. The term 'spring thaw' is very real-- and very welcome-- when you have been looking at several feet of snow for the last 6 months.
Who was your high school music teacher? What songs do you love to hear at holiday recitals? Have you ever jammed with a real rock band? Music triggers memories. Have you documented yours?
Start playing some toe-tapping tunes and take a look through your photos. Glance below and see if any of these themes apply to your musical memories. Recitals, rally anthems, marching band ditties, cheerleading fight songs, talent shows, and concerts should all be remembered for the good times they were.
Help me celebrate this month: in honor of my turning a happy forty-something, let's explore all things birthday! Since each and every person we care about has a celebration of this kind, doing birthday pages pose a special problem. Are your birthday pages boring?
If you are running out of unique birthday treatments for your party photos, read on. What do you need? Title ideas? Page layout concepts? A fresh look at a classic celebration?
Smile! We say this almost every time we snap a photo. What a wonderful word and what a wonderful action to take. Don't you wish we all had more smiles in our lives?
My winter 2002 was brightened by viewing the Winter Olympic games in February. How about you? I watched them on television. But hundreds of thousands were actually there in person and I bet they took hundreds of photos each! Do you have an Olympic scrapbook page to complete? You may be one of those lucky ones who saw events in person. Or perhaps you just want to document the main heroes and heroines of the historic 2002 games for your albums?
Happy New Year!
I love borders. And anyone who knows me, knows I love to work fast. Borders allow me to work quickly. I use sticker borders, top borders and side borders the most. But sometimes in my haste to get pages done, I end up in a rut. Ever have that feeling? You know what I mean....Standard page formula....a order at the top or side of the page and rectangular pictures with rectangular journal box. Pretty soon, all the pages look alike within a section of your album. EEK! Put the brakes on! Time for a change!
Add some humor to your pages!
Don't you love a good laugh? Let's have some fun! How about adding some humor to those albums and laughing a little! Laugh out loud as you relive those funny times! Here is a method that will bring smiles to the faces of those you love! If you have a sequence of photos that tell a funny story, use them for this type of page. Or, if you have a series of plain photos and one goofy one, you can also use them here! Perhaps you just want to take photos of Grandpa telling his favorite jokes and the reaction of the grandkids to it (for better or worse! LOL) You can use those photos on comic book pages! Does your toddler have a funny expression on his or her face? Or just a face full of chocolate cake? Can you think of a funny caption that might go with it? Let's use it!