Tuesday, August 15, 2017

An album of me: Part 2

In my last post I shared a clean-up project that started my summer. I wanted to clean out the closets--literally!--of all my unfinished projects, but as I went, I discovered that I was making a HUGE dent in my scrapbooking supplies as well. The best way to purge excess supplies for me this summer has been to use them

Today I want to share my second Me album. I had wanted to put everything in one album, but that wasn't going to happen. Here's what I did with the second:

I used three Project Life cards on this title page; the third is a Cathy Zielske card from a mini-kit I got at Joann's. I like punching or cutting elements from the cards and using them as embellishments.

I made this section to highlight a couple important trips in my life, one to Germany in high school and a study-abroad trip to Germany in college.

I had a shameful few photos from the high school trip, so I relied on story for that. I had many more of the college trip, so I enjoyed selecting the ones that best told the story. For this section, I dug into the Iris container I use to store travel themed products.

How happy was I to discover that I kept most of my ID cards from college? Anyone who does so is a secret scrapbooker.

A section on my first year in college, then another section on the later years:

I kept a separate section on my years in the St. Olaf Choir. Because of our tours and concerts, I had many photos and memories.

And my tour guide signed by Betty White of Golden Girls' St. Olaf fame. Booyah.

Commencement, including my induction ceremony into Phi Beta Kappa.

And the sections on adulting: My career.

I started teaching in the mid-to-late 90s, so my first students are almost 40 today. Wow.

A note about that drawing: After student teaching and before full time teaching, I subbed and worked at a bookstore in the Mall of america, a bookstore my husband and I met at! Another colleague drew this for me. It makes me laugh, so I included it.

Meeting and marrying my husband...

And starting our lives as a family.

Since I started scrapbooking in 2002, when we had our first son, I didn't do much with this section photo-wise. I did, however, clean out my memorabilia drawers and stuff the pockets with various events we attended as a family (or a couple, in the case of Macbeth!).

And that's Me Book 2! Thank you for visiting. I hope it gave you some ideas.

When I made this album, I thought the last section would be scrapbooking, but that wasn't going to happen--no room! So I made one final album. I'll share that later this week.

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