I’ve had this project on the back-burner for quite sometime now. And, like my other scrapbooks, I drew out a basic sketch that would be followed through the entire book.
The idea originally came from Becky Higgins (a scrapbook “celebrity”, if you will—did you know those existed??!). She & her family moved several times before settling in Arizona…& along the way she documented where they lived & who visited them.
I took the idea & ran with it, figuring that because we don’t know our plans in or out of the Army, the frequent moving it would likely bring deserved to be remembered. I though this would be a fun way to remember our many “homes”…& the people that stayed in them.
In all honesty, this took me less than an hour to put together…since the pages are so basic & take very little paper. I journaled beforehand…ordered the pictures via 1-hour photo…& pasted 'em on.
Each "home" page has at least six photos of inside the house--usually the most important rooms. The story of how we came to live there, what happened when we were there, things we liked/didn't like about it, etc. is in the long description below the 4x6 photo. I also included the address & dates we lived in that particular house/location.
Each "guest" portion has three simple fill-in-the-blank: WHO, WHEN, & WHAT. WHO came, WHEN they visited, WHAT we did together...
I’m really warming up to the idea of doing exclusively online digital photo books…but with something like this, I needed to be able to add to it over time. I’ll admit that my indulgence in paper & glue also needs to be satisfied :)
Nonetheless, my main motivation for keeping up with this (sometimes overly expensive) hobby is the reminder that I would love to have something like this from when my parents were our age. I would love to see the houses my grandparents lived in...& what their kitchen's looked like. I hope that someday, avoiding water damage & natural disasters, this book will be flipped through by our own kids in their mid-20's--at which point they'll wonder why i'm such a horrible decorator :)