Please allow me to introduce myself…
My name is Jody Wenke and I will be your hostess this week.
Most importantly, I am the mother of 3 girls, who provide daily fodder for almost every page I scrap.
I should have met your acquaintance a couple of months ago, some of you might remember, I had a little misfortune when my scraproom had a fight with water…and lost. Can anyone say "burst pipe"? The carpet had so much water damage (not including all the tears I cried) that the room basically had to be torn apart and put back together, but all is well now and it is as good as new! And maybe, just maybe, if you tune in later this week, I just might show you the room in all its newly organized glory.
So let us begin my hosting week, shall we? Here at Write. Click. Scrapbook,, the collective has many diverse styles of scrapping. My style happens to be on the simpler side. So with that, my week will focus more on getting your scrap on, the simpler way, hence the theme of this week is:
where you will find inspiration for Spring, done simply. Cards, projects, scrap pages and more… Hopefully a virtual plethora of eye-candy to satisfy anyone who loves to scrap.
I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter Sunday. I sadly had to work and missed spending the day with my family, but luckily was able to snap a couple of photos of my 2 youngest daughters in their Easter regalia.
Taking a couple of pictures, in itself helps me get inspired to make a page. Last year, I created a page all about my youngest's Easter outfit, just seeing the photo of her cute little Mary Janes was all it took to make me want to scrap this:
Who knows, maybe this year I will want to tell the story of how my middlest monopolized the bathroom mirror getting ready this morning making all of us cranky (ok, maybe just me!). Or maybe I will just focus on the fact that my little girls are not so little anymore :( Either story will work, just as long as I tell the story!
Another way to be inspired is to tell a story about where you spent your Easter. Every year, we visit my parents who hide plastic eggs for my girls to find. The race is on for who will find the “holy grail” of Easter eggs, the one with the $5 bill inside! Three years ago, my littlest found it and the moment she discovered she had it in her hot little hands was classic!:
Our very own Lisa Dickinson made a page about one Easter, where her family went and what they did. It’s that simple. Sometimes less can be more and you can tell a story in a couple of lines of journaling. Just mix it with adorable photos of children, vibrant colors, cool title placement and you have the ingredients of a great page:
So my dear friends…go forth and scrap those Easter photos you shot yesterday, and be sure to post them in our Flickr gallery!
See you tomorrow with more ideas for scrapping Spring, simply!