This is pretty much an exact lift (copy) of Carol’s amazing page SATC. I loved everything about Carol’s page and have wanted to lift (copy) it for some time. Wink I had a lot of journaling for this page and was stumped with how to do it, so I thought it would be perfect to lift. Carol’s pages are always such an inspiration – thank you, Carol! Smile

I am in the middle of de-junking this week and came across a journal I started back in 2007. This was after I decided paper scrapping might not be my thing and before I had even heard of digital. But, I had a need to record memories so I just wrote them all in a book until I decided what I would do with them. Then we moved house, the book got packed away and I forgot about it. Until I found it yesterday. I think I will make a scrapbook page using every entry I wrote.
I looked at memory keeping a little differently then and it has sort of given me a new motivation for some of the things I want to record. The journaling on this page is the first entry I wrote so I decided to give it a page of it’s own and used a picture taken from the same year. Luckily, I am lazy and have hardly printed any of my pages so I can still slot these pages in somewhere. Smile

Thanks for looking! Smile

Elisha Rust Paper Pack
Elisha Rust Solids Paper Pack
Flourishing Leaves No. 03
(I used color burn blend mode)
Clean Stitched Borders: White No. 01
Cardstock Tabs No. 03
Simple Collage Frames No. 01
Collageable Notions No. 01
Bakers Twine Assortment No. 02
Foam Alphabet: Charcoal No. 01
Pencil Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01
All About Me HandDrawn Brushes and Stamps (altered)
Clean Stitched Banners: White No. 02
Notebook Paper Pack No. 05
Thick Alphabet And Numbers
Tailed Journalers No. 02

Font: Oceania
Journaling: I was thinking not long ago about how I know very little about my grandparents Xxxx and Xxxx Xxxx and Xxxx and Xxxxx Xxxx. I don’t even know my great grandparents names on either side. I would love to have known what they were like when they were young. Before they had kids. When they started dating, got married and started having families. How did life change as they got older? What were their likes and dislikes? What were their dreams and ambitions? What were family recipes they could have shared? What were those family stories that are now long forgotten? This is I guess, the inspiration for these scrapbooks. I want to chronicle my life, not only to pass on to my kids and to theirs but to also have something for me to look back on in years to come. I want to document family events for future generations. I want to save family recipes so they are never lost. I don’t intend for this to be a ‘dear diary’ kind of exercise but more of an interactive family tree. Family should know their origins, their roots and their beginnings. They should know how their family has shaped their lives. They should know where they got that amazing curry recipe from. Or what their grandparents (and beyond!) were thinking or doing when world changing events happened. While it may appear to be ordinary, trivial stuff, it’s actually quite important. This is someone’s life. Our life. MY life. And I don’t ever want it forgotten.