> Why We Scrapbook (June 2009)

Memories on Paper | Ann Costen

Memories on Paper | Ann Costen

materials patterned paper (Pink Paislee) + plastic flowers (American Crafts) + buttons (Chatterbox) + journaling stamps (Just Cre8) + die cuts (Quickutz Silhouette)


For me, scrapbooking started as a picture preservation effort. I just had a baby and felt I needed to put his pictures into acid-free home. Though I mostly kept up with it, I struggled. There was no enjoyment, just another chore on my to-do list. One day, I read a book from a certain Cathy Zielske. I couldn't put the book down and from that moment on, my focus shifted. I started putting our memories on paper and found a new passion.

A Note From Ann

This is my first layout using my Silhouette and I am sold! I love the ability to create custom titles and to cut embellishments that match my layout perfectly—the flowers and leaves were cut from designs included in the software. Since my pictures have such a wide range of colours, I didn't pull my colour choices from them and instead chose to use one of my favourite colour combos: black, red, and blue. I added the kraft cardstock as a neutral background to make the other colours pop.