So after several days without being able to do much of anything, last night and today I was a scrapping machine. 😉
The first pages are from a trip I took to Turkey several years ago. My dad called me one day and asked if I would like a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, as he had one from frequent flyer miles that he couldn’t use. Um, would I!?!? Are you kidding!?! I had always wanted to go to Greece, so to Greece I went, but the ticket agent was only able to get me there by manipulating the route a little with a stopover in Istanbul. I decided I’d stay a couple days there, though I’d had no desire to go to Turkey, but I LOVED it and wished I’d stayed longer.
The kit I used is a collab with Nibbles Skribbles called Along the Nile. It’s focused on Egypt and has some cool Egyptian-type elements, but it can be used for other things as well. I rather like some of the patterned papers, especially, and the deep colors kind of remind me of royalty. 🙂
I also used some templates that Nibbles Skribbles just released to make a couple pages. I really like templates because I feel like I can get pages done a lot quicker. There’s still a lot of freedom in them, too, though — often I will switch around the placement of photos, make things bigger or smaller, etc. But they definitely give me a good starting point — which is quite helpful because otherwise I will sometimes stare at the screen unsure of where to start. Plus, I figure I get MAYBE 1/2 hour at Judah’s naptime and a little time at night to scrap, so I want to get things done as quickly as I can!
I did the next page for several reasons: I was thinking about my best friend’s mom and all the things she’s gone through and how she tries to point to Christ anyway, and I have also been wanting to put together an album about me. I wanted to do a page about (and for) someone who’s influenced my walk with Christ, so I finally did it.
…And believe it or not, I actually got MORE pages done. I’m telling you, scrapbooking roll! 😉 Of course, I have to save some for next time, so I shall wait to post them — but stay tuned for some pictures of a rather adorable little child rolling up his sleeves to bake with Daddy. 🙂