Minoru is named after my husband's cousin. The last couple of times he came to visit he made friends with Akemi. She loves hanging out with him! Hopefully we get to see him again when we go visit the family in Vegas later this year. Something about this image really reminds me of him- I think it might be the haircut...
Before I get into my project, just wanted to share some thoughts on my scrapbooking journey...
Since I'm starting to get back into scrapbooking, I thought I'd make myself some journaling cards to use in my scrapbook. I remember when scrapbooking was HUGE! I guess what happened (for me anyway) is that I started stamping first, then went from cardmaking to scrapbooking... then digital scrapbooking was born and some people stopped scrapping (I never totally got into the digital craze).. Then creating sophisticated layouts became intimidating and difficult, which lead to unfinished scrapbooks. But the need to document our lives lives on, and the need to make perfect layouts no longer exist. We can distress, smash, journal, add drawings, mixed media or keep it very very simple. No more rules, no more competition, just documentation! I love that freedom!
The best part is that you can still use your stamps! Love that I can make my own journaling cards and can incorporate a lot of our images. Makes me feel like I'm still being creative even though the scrapbooks themselves have become simplistic. So I'll be sharing my journaling cards during my introductory posts... hoping they inspire you to start scrapbooking too!
My first journaling card features Minoru. I went with a 3x4 sized card using some scrap Doodlebug Designs paper from last year's line. I just punched out a red scallop circle for the background to make Minoru pop. Kept it very simple. I can't wait to use it on my Christmas page this year!
Do you want a chance to win Minoru? Here's all you have to do:
1) Leave a comment on THIS POST by 08/31/13 11:59pm HST; and
2) Tell me if you scrapbook or not. If you do, do you incorporate stamps into your albums?