Pre-baby, I was a scrapbooking superstar. I enjoyed going to evening crops and would stay up late into the night with friends, contemplating the best way to capture my memories for posterity. I used ribbon and buttons, stickers and quotes, and I picked each photo and each layout with such care.
Post-baby, I somehow mustered up the time and the kitchen table space to create a beautiful album of my daughter’s first 8 months of life. But since then, I must admit that I haven’t pulled out my scrapbook supplies even once. But I want to get back into it – really – even if my scrapbooks aren’t as extravagant as they once were. I want to be able to pass them on to my daughter instead of handing her boxes of unorganized photos or sending her computer files of photos that never were printed or displayed with pride.
I think one thing that I will do more now that I am a mom is use pre-assembled kits. I used to make little things all on my own, but – hey – there’s no shame in taking the easy road in order to have more time for other things.
For example, Making Memories recently introduced these fabulous new kits called Animal Cracker Album Kits. Each kit includes:
- Album with window
- 8 8×8 designer papers
- 8 dimensional stickers
- 54 word fetti stickers
- 7 journaling stickers
- 42 pebble stickers
- 2 1 yd trims
Making Memories is a trusted brand in scrapbooking. They offer handy products with great designs…and new items come out every season.
Plus, they have a blog of their own where you can get ideas, inspiration, and – occasionally – free products. How cool is that? I love it when companies dive into the blogosphere headfirst, don’t you? If you’re a scrapbooker, you should go over and say hi.
YOUR TURN: Do you scrapbook and, if so, did your “scrapbooking personality” change post-baby?
WIN IT! One winner will receive an Animal Crackers Album Kit (either Jack or Ella). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Tuesday, July 1 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #78 Sarah T. Congratulations!