Hi traditional scrappers and Matthew fans,
Today, and the next handful of days at least, I am going to be trying to finish up Matthew’s album. Why the rush? I want to get going on Tim’s album(s). I would like them to be done before graduation. But….considering Project Life and real life – that may not happen. After I finish last years PL I might stop until after his graduation or until I get his albums done. I need a best buddy who loves to scrapbook in my neck of the woods to help me in my time of need. 😉
I remember before Ben’s graduation my mom and sister came one night and helped me scrap so that his albums would be finished. I am so glad to have that memory since they are both with Jesus now.
So….here is Matthew at VBS this summer. He actually went to 3 of them (Abby 4) because our church didn’t have VBS and (we were in the local high school at that time) we found all the Vacation Bible Schools in the area that would take four year olds. Abby went to another one because she had went to it the previous year and loved it. Matthew was too young for that program.
Matthew had a wonderful time (except he didn’t enjoy the singing part).
I found this beachy paper (very thin) that I used as my background paper. I trimmed pictures and matted them and trimmed around the matting. I figured out where I wanted the pictures and adhered them (except the one under the sun). I wanted all the sun rays to show so I trimmed the rays with an x-acto knife. It’s blade was dull so it wasn’t a real clean cut but it still looks awesome. Of course I found new blades after finishing the layout. I adhered the last picture to the page and the rays to the picture. I then adhered his name tag (got to save the ephemera) to the page and wrote about the experience on the bottom of the tag with a slick writer. I had two different kinds of letter stickers that were orange and about the same size to put the letters “vbs” on the page. I think it turned out awesome!
Can’t wait to scrap more tomorrow!