Saturday, April 5, 2008

Taking Inventory

One of the concepts that Stacy Julian focuses on in her Library of Memories class is taking inventory of who you scrap. Mostly, I find myself scrapping my 3 children. But have you ever taken inventory--gone through and really looked at who you are leaving out? It occurred to me that I take a ton of pictures of my mom with our children, but that I have not scrapped a lot of those pictures. So I'm out to change that...On St. Patrick's Day, we all wore green, so I made them all pose...
I especially love this photo of my mom. It's the look I get all the time--flared nostrils and all--when I asked her to smile during her birthday dinner at her favorite spot--Applebees. There is something about capturing that look that I love. I journaled a lot about this and tucked it all underneath the photograph.

I've also noticed I don't scrap my sisters or my dad as much as I'd like.

Who is it for you?
And why are you putting it off? Have you even realized that you are omitting a part of your life by not scrapping that person(s)?

You don't have to wait for the perfect photo. What is it that you want to say? What stories do you hold dear? What lessons have you learned from them? Don't be afraid to say it--it doesn't have to be long or perfectly written. It just has to be personal and sincere...

:) Go on. Take inventory.

7 comments:

Valerie said...

Man, I just love your mom....truly. This is a great, thought-provoking post. I am definately going tfhiotko take inventory.

Lisa said...

I love this post, made me think...thank you!

Jewel said...

Trish, thanks so much for this wonderful post. Really got me thinking and I realized that there are several very significant people in my life I haven't scrapped about at all! I will make that a goal for this year.

Rita said...

Love those layouts! Thanks for an inspiring post, yet again.

Ady said...

Those layouts are beautiful and not because of the design but the fact that you created something so dear to you... Those are the moments that mean the most to me... Love it, and as always thank you for so much inspiration

Damaris said...

Isn't it funny, how we take for granted the simpliest things...like not scraping the closest or dearest people in our lives. I think it's human nature to do what comes naturally...and for most of us, it's to scrap our kids, and husbands. Thanks for the reminder.
HUGS

borcherding said...

AWESOME layouts!!!