Saturday, May 2, 2015

Now it's time to be the memory-keeper...

Voltaire said, "With great power, comes great responsibility".  Well, I don't know if I have a lot of power, but I do know that I have a lot of responsibility.  And, one of those responsibilities is "memory-keeper".   Sometimes, I seem to feel that I'm creating scrapbooks for my children--to help them remember.  Other times, I'm creating scrapbooks for the pure joy.  Sometimes, I get overwhelmed by the sheer number of photos I have and I don't want to scrapbook.

I've taken a break from doing a lot of scrapping this winter because I did start to forget why I do it.  I've never wanted it to seem like a chore.  I've never wanted to let myself feel like I HAD to do this...that I HAD to scrap every event.  Taking a little break has made me miss it and realize it's time to go back.  So, as the school year comes to an end, I'm gearing up for some scrappy time for me again.  

Meanwhile, another month has flown by and that means it is time for a new challenge at Scrap It Girl.  This month it's all about the stitching/sewing.  I did a little bit of both--kind of.  I used a faux stitching stamp on the page above and below the title (it's from an old Close to My Heart set called "Stitched Together") and then used a star shape from that same set to be my template for some real stitching.

I stamped the star with red ink and then used a small spring-loaded eyelet setter to make my holes at each corner.  I took some red embroidery floss and back-stitched my way around.

I like that this stitching added just a little dimension on this page. There are a lot of bright colors on this page and I didn't want the stitching to be overwhelming.  And, it connects to my journaling. One of the items that we saw at the Smithsonian Museum of American History was the original flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star-Spangled Banner/National Anthem.

So, "SPRING" into action and join our will be "SEW" much fun to see what you create.  Then, share it with us at Scrap It Girl.


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