Save your memorabilia until after you’ve scrapbooked the photos is todays scrapbooking tip. This could mean movie tickets, playbills, brochures, lanyards – basically anything and everything.
I keep it all until I’ve decided what I want to include on my layout or in my album and what I don’t. I hate the feeling of ‘Oh I wish I had kept…’ By keeping everything until I’m done documenting, I save myself from ever feeling that way!
Even something as simple as a receipt is fun to keep. 20 years from now, it would be fun to look back and see how much something cost – like getting into a movie or something as simple as a carton of milk or gas!
When we were out at the farm last year, Marcel’s uncle shared some of the things he’s been collecting over the years and I found it amazing to see how much things have changed since the 50s or 60s.
This year, while at the farm, Eathan pulled out Marcel’s great uncles old film projector. He cleaned it and got it working and they watched some old movies on film! These are things you just can’t get back once they are gone.
That’s one of the things I love about the farm is all the history that’s there. Although this is a little different than keeping memorabilia, I think it’s still important to include these types of things in your albums. They are part of the story and the little details will mean more to our grandchildren or their grandchildren because they may not be around for them to experience.
Back in June some friends and I attended a crop at a local scrapbook store. It was a donut themed crop. As part of the crop we got to participate in a couple make & takes. One of them was a card and then just a simple 3×4 card. I knew I wouldn’t use the card but decided to create the elements that were on the card so that I could include them on a layout that I planned to do documenting the event. This is what I made.
When I got home I tucked them into a pocket page in my yearly album for when I was ready to document the crop. Here’s the fun page I came up with.
Have a creative day!