1/09/2008

My First Scrapbook

I had inspiration from 2 different spots for tonight's post. The first was a visit to SpiderGirl's Web earlier today & reading Angela's post about her first scrapbook. Then I saw the latest 2ps blog challenge & it was along the same train of thought. I confess, it took me a second to dig this up. I put it in a "safe place" - you know, the kind so safe that you can't find it yourself? Lucky for me, it was in the 3rd "safe place" I checked. ;)

My first scrapbook is a spiral bound, 5x7 notebook with lined paper. My Grandma Pillsbury made it for me when I was little. Perhaps a toddler? I can't find a date on the book, but looking through the pages that have her handwriting lead me to feel that around 3-4 might be accurate.

Here are two of the pages she made. Carefully attaching the photos and neatly writing in simple sentences a note about each.
As I got older, I began to add my own photos and notes. I have a good laugh now reading comments such as those on the pages below. The left side says, "I got play mackup for Chirstimas. I like to put it on." [Note: I copied the words directly - misspellings & all. ;) ] And on the opposite page, "I'm six years old. I like to blow out the candles."
I suppose it's safe to say my scrapbooking has evolved a bit over the years. But this little book is probably my most treasured as it was a gift from my Grandmother. :)

16 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. Your design skills AND your spelling skills at 6 put mine to shame! This is so great!!

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  2. Awwww...that is wonderful! What a treasure. :-) TFS!

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  3. Oh my goodness!! I really love this!! Great blog entry!!

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  4. Oh Sarah what an amazing gift :) Thanks for sharing it with us! I love it!

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  5. love this! how sweet to look back on those great memories!

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  6. your "albums" are great! what fun to look back at them :)

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  7. OMG, Sarah, that is adorable and so precious. My Grandma got me started with it, too, but from the genealogy angle. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  8. That is an awesome keepsake!!!

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  9. How cool that you still have this and that your Grandma started it with you:)

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  10. How sweet that you still have that! I would LOVE to have a treasure like that! Thanks for sharing it!

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  11. What a sweet album to have. :):)Adorable!

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  12. what a great treasure!-a wonderful way to keep those young memories ;)

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  13. OK this is so totally cool! What a wonderful thing to have!!

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  14. What a great keepsake and a lovely memory of your grandmother!

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