Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Our Christmas Holidays Together (Pocket Scrapbooking)
My 9-year-old daughter and I have been working on a special Christmas gift for grandma. We envisioned a Christmas album of all the holidays we have spent together since my children were born. It would be an album we add on to each year.
I was excited to share the art of traditional scrapbooking with my daughter and yada yada. Well after completing our first page (click here to see what she created) she complained how slow the process is and how she wasn't enjoying herself "at all." HEARTBROKEN and sullen I put away all the stuff and tried to come up with a better way.
Then I remembered my hubby bought me a pocket scrapbooking kit from Mambi Me & My Big Ideas for my birthday and I had put it up on the shelf. I had not yet gotten into pocket scrapbooking and wasn't sure how I felt about it. It's fast but is it cheating? Will I enjoy it as much as creating a traditional page? Inquiring minds want to know...
But alas... I figured out a child will definitely respond to pocket scrapbooking. It's fast and there's less decisions to make. No Cricut needed. I already had the ones from Mambi, so I went out and bought various sizes of Christmas and family themed Project Life cards and ones by other companies such as The Paper Studio.
In the beginning Zora created this one page and was EXHAUSTED. I am proud of her for journaling and using her creativity to cut out shapes and layer them to create her own embellishments and such. In the next few posts I will share more of the album as it develops. Whatever we get done by Christmas will be the gift. It's a work in progress. Unbreak my heart... my girl IS a scrapbooker!!
How do you feel about pocket scrapbooking? If you do it, let me know wzup! What do you document using this type of scrapbooking? Where can I find all the best supplies?