The other day my beautiful friend Sheryl came over to scrapbook. Fun, joy, fun! A great time to catch up, recharge the creative battery and get inspired. She lent me her copy of "clean & simple scrapbooking/the sequel" by Cathy Zielske. I love, love, love this book! I so get her take on scrapbooking, " . . .at it's core, this hobby is very simple. Take a photo. Tell a story. Save a memory." I love how she uses beautiful photos and well-told (often funny) stories and they just don't need that much embellishing.
The funny thing was that I kept thinking "why isn't there a story later than 2005?" And then I realised that the book itself is five years old. But it hasn't dated the way my 5 year old scrapbooking magazines have. And that's another good thing about her simple philosophy. It's timeless. Instead of thinking "that page is sooo 2005", you just think, that's a great page. Great photos. Great journalling. End of story.
I can see a whole list of challenges-for-self coming out of this book
Walk along with Mum and Dad
No place I'd rather be
Feels like flying through the air
One . . .Two . .
P.S. My friend Sheryl makes beautiful pages too!