In which our little lives are told,
And when the twilight shadows fall
This is the sweetest thing of all;
To turn the pages of the years,
Remembering with happy tears
The faithful love, the perfect friend…
These things are treasured to the end.
It’s nine o’clock, the baby’s in bed,
“Let’s go also,” my husband said.
“That sounds great!” in a hug we engage,
“Just give me 10 minutes, I’ll finish a page!”
Thirty go by, my border’s complete;
I layout my pictures so nice and neat.
I add paper for color and a sticker or two.
How about a die cut, now that should do!
But then an idea pops into my head -
One more page, then off to bed!
I glance at the clock, it’s 11:09!
This is it, I’ll draw the line.
But my fingers keep cutting – the ideas are pouring;
From the back room, I can hear the snoring!
I look back at my work, I’ve done quite a bit
It’s midnight now and time to quit.
I clean up my desk and turn off the light,
put my book on the shelf ’til tomorrow night!!!
Come on, Mum, don’t make a fuss.
Don’t look sad, and please don’t cry.
Going to school…Good-bye! Good-bye!”
“Don’t worry about me, I’ll be tough…
I’ll say good-bye, but it’s quite rough.
Everyone gone? …Hooray! Hooray!
I’m free to scrapbook the entire day!”
- If something with adhesive will fall…it will always fall, glue-side, face-down!”
We gather up pictures and bits of our past
and scrapbook them into a gift that will last.”
A day without scrapbooking is a day without sunshine.– Author Unknown
Above all, art should be fun.– Alexander Calder
Blessed are the children of scrapbookers, for they shall inherit the scrapbooks.– Author Unknown
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.– Mary Lou Cook
Every day of your life is a page of your history.– Author Unknown
History is who we are and why we are the way we are.– David McCullough
If you don’t know your family’s history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.– Michael Crichton
Just as pieces stitched together in a quilt warm our bodies, scrapbooks bind together memories to warm our hearts!– Author Unknown
My grandmother made me a scrapbook because I was once too young to remember; I am making scrapbooks for my family because one day I may be too old to remember.– Author Unknown
Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future.– John Ruskin
Scrapbooking is cheaper than a therapist.– Author Unknown
Scrapbooking isn’t about scraps of paper and photos. Scrapbooking is about scraps of life – yours and those special to you.– Rebecca Sower
We do not spend our money on a lot of material possessions – we spend money to create memories for our children and others we love. Those are the only things one can take away. When health is gone or someone dies… or it’s a hard year at school, the memories are still there…to open the windows of a child’s mind…to make him or her laugh and feel warm and strong inside where it counts.– Ann Kiernel Anderson
When life gives you scraps, make something with them.– Author Unknown