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My layout published on pg 67 of the Sept 09 issue
Scrapbook Inspirations Magazine
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Scrapbook Reminder from the Media

I took this photograph when I was last visiting my sister and brother-in-law recently.  I do not have any newspapers in my house (apart from the free ones which are thrust through our door whether we like it or not!).  This magazine came with The Times newspaper, which came with their delivery of grocery shopping.

Sunday magazine cover design

The reason I thought it was of interest was for its cover.  It reminded me of the prep area for a scrapbook page… well mine anyway (excluding the headphones!). But it also reminded me of “old fashioned” scrapbooking, those albums we made when we were children.  Sticking in bits and pieces from holidays such as receipts and tickets for a show or a place of interest which we visited, with a title of something like “My holiday at…”.  I suppose it was the bunch of tickets at the bottom that made me think of that.  Sometimes I wonder if we get too hung up on design and the latest embellishments that we forget how to just do scrapbooking the old fashioned way!

I held the first of a course of 6 (weekly) short scrapbooking sessions as my daughter’s school this afternoon (mostly 5 year olds) and I asked them if they had ever made a scrapbook at home.  They all answered in the negative, and I thought it was a shame, but then I did reminded myself that they were only young!  AND then I realised that I was helping them make their VERY FIRST SCRAPBOOK ALBUM!

It was a lovely feeling to be quite honest.  I may be helping little fresh minds along a path of making lots of scrapbooks in the future and if I had a  little something to do with that, then I am a happy woman!

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