Monday, February 1, 2010

KNK February Kit Reveal #1

I can always tell when I am really feeling the need to go see my grandmother, who lives in Minnesota (I am on the West coast -- not exactly a day trip). I've done three layouts of her in the last two weeks! This photo of her with my grandpa (technically my step-Grandpa, but the only one I ever knew) was their wedding portrait and went so well with the Lily Bee papers that I just had to use it for a page.And, after a little digging through some boxes of old photos, I found their wedding invitation and even the newspaper clipping containing their marriage announcement.For me, this is what scrapbooking is all about. Preserving the memories, telling the stories. Of course I have tons of pages that showcase one or two fantastic photos with a clever title and one or two lines of journaling that say how cute I think my kids are (and don't get me wrong, I love doing those pages too!), but these old photographs and other bits of history are much of why I started scrapbooking in the first place. Getting my heritage preserved in books for future generations; it really means something to me. I want my children to know where they came from.
But as I said before, I love doing the current pages as well! This double layout shows some really cute interaction between my two daughters on a school field trip back in November '09. So in 10 years when they are fighting over boyfriends and whose clothes are whose, I'll just pull out the scrapbooks and remind them of how much they used to love being together! Do you think it'll work....?
I am still having lots of fun with this kit, I have another reveal coming up in a little over a week as well as a bonus layout with a challenge that I'll be sharing with you in a day or two! Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. great kit, love what you did with it! Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I dont know why I let random people bother me so much!