Like a lot of expectant mothers, when I first found out I was going to have a child I suddenly became very excited about learning how to scrapbook. This was long before digital scrapbooking was the norm. That's what "good" Mom's did. It wasn't enough to just take pictures and throw them in an album. You HAD to make cute pages with coordinating papers and doodads and whatnots, right? So I bought some books and even went to a scrapbooking party and bought papers and rubber stamps and ink and everything. I was ready. Just bring on this baby!
Well, then I had a baby.
Long story short: I never did open those packs of paper or assemble those rubber stamps.
Now, 9+ years and two kids later, I find myself surrounded by scrappers. How funny is that? Actually, I think it's pretty cool. I am so inspired by the incredible art I see every day in the DeviantScrap gallery. I feel like I have a second chance to start documenting the experiences of my children in a more artful way.
I chose to jump at that opportunity with the latest releases by TotallyWild Dezinez. The following images incorporate Masks #1, Fabric Blend Paper Pack, Little School Clusters and Funky Frames as well as elements from the following kits by Holliewood Studios: Toy Box, A Rose is a Rose, Wild Kingdom: Butterflies and The Collector.
I few weeks ago, while I was cleaning my garage, I came across the box with those old scrapbook papers and rubber stamps. They're going to be perfect for the art journaling projects I'm working on now. Everything happens for a reason, right? :-)