> Why We Scrapbook (June 2009)

This | Autumn Baldwin

This | Autumn Baldwin

materials patterned papers (My Minds Eye and Basic Grey) + acrylic letters (Heidi Swapp) + ribbon (American Crafts)


There isn't a finish line to cross.
There aren't any promotions, or raises, or performance reviews.
There are no grades earned, no sales made; no formulas discovered or statistically significant results found.
There are shouts of "Hi ho cheerio!"
There are days that are better than the one before.
There are dimples, and little hands looking for mine, and hair that smells like baby shampoo.
Sometimes there are even notes slipped under my door at bedtime.
THIS is what I call success.

A Note From Autumn

For me scrapbooking is first and foremost about the story. I want to record the happenings of my life, from the important to the mundane, from the things my kids say to the things I think. Even though it doesn't contain a photo, this layout represents the essence of scrapbooking to me because it preserves something dear to me (the note from my son) while also recording how I feel about being a SAHM. Of course most of my layouts use photos, but I very rarely make a page that doesn't say something (with words) about my family's experience.