30 August 2009

Layout: Valleyfest

One of the reasons we scrapbook is to relive our memories. As I've been working on marching band layouts from last season, I've certainly had the opportunity to do just that. Our marching band had a great season last year and, in looking through these photos, the memories of all the performances came flooding back.

This particular competition marked the high point of the season. Since I already have many pages of the band in performance, I wanted to capture some of the other aspects of marching band season on this layout, especially the emotions of winning a big competition. So I included the text of an e-mail from our band director which was sent after the kids returned home that night. You can feel his excitement about the band's achievements and see it in the faces pictured here!

My advice to anyone reading this is to be sure to capture not only the FACTS of a particular event, but also the FEELINGS that accompanied it. Recording your feelings will help you relive your memories in years to come...which is really what scrapbooking is all about!


Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Pretty layout and sounds like great advice. I wish I could motivate myself to scrapbook again so I could use it. :-( :-( :-( Even this summer when I had all kinds of time on my hands, I never even did one layout.

That was a good idea on the email and I like how you did the little orange brads down the side.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

You know, I really enjoyed the social aspect of scrapbooking when I was big into it. Maybe if I found some people in my new neighborhood who scrapbooked I could have them over for a crop and get motivated again.

Linda said...

I love the journaling and that you included the email too. Great advice too!