I really wish I could display these better ie side by side. In real life they look so much nicer and the color isn't quite right however - you get the idea.
My mother recently gave me the original professional portraits of me as a baby. I was wanting to get started on this mile high pile of stuff i want to scrapbook and this was on top of the pile. Along with it i decided to include a photo of me and my Dad as well as the label card that was on my basinette in the hospital nursery. Isn't that card the most wonderful thing? Of course my mom had saved it and knew i would want it. I hope you can see that my last name, Fisher, was rubber stamped on the card. Makes you think i was destined to rubber stamp right from the start huh?
In case you were wondering the paper is Anna Griffen - i have had it forever and when i looked at the nursery card i thought "i know that color pink". I went to my paper stash and sure enough, it was the same pink as the AG paper. The AG paper is an unusual shade of pink. Not a traditional pink - more of a vintage pink is the best way i can describe it. Anyway a little cardstock, some grosgrain ribbon and my sewing machine and i was done.
I'm keeping to a promise made to myself - i'm not going to obsess - i'm going to scrapbook. The journaling is addressed to my children. While i am saving the memories for them, the actual activity of scrapbooking is for me. But i want to enjoy myself instead of making myself nuts. And i am happy to say this was pure fun for me.