FlickR Group for Becky Higgins School Years Kit (& Add-On Kit)

July 19, 2008 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

I bought the Becky Higgins School years Scrapbooking Kit of the Months a few months ago to try to get the kid’s school memories organized and out from under my beds and out of my drawers.  It had helped a lot.

I started a FlickR group for those who have the kit to share working ideas.  Becky Higgins linked to it on her blog.  It has about 50 members, but we are waiting on most of them to get busy {hint, hint}!

Here is the link, if you are interested, curious, or just want to check out some layouts.

Two Page Spread:  5th Grade

I am working on doing sort of “index” pages with small 2X3 photos to help the kids mentally place what major family events went with what school years.  It’s a challenge to get that many photos meaningfully and creatively put on just a few pages, but I’m learning as I go, and looking for inspiration.  I worked on printing Red’s pics last week, posting his already printed formal pics, then preparing my work space off and on this week, and scrapped them last night in just a few hours.  It’s definately work that takes just spare moments of time, but I love seeing reflections on last year as another year is about to begin.  It helps me embrace the great high points instead of mourning the passage of time.  I realize a LOT of living really did happen in that year.  We could not have packed much more in, I don’t think!

My ultimate dream is to have a wall in my living room that can house 12X12 matching albums, all in the same color, black or brown, so that I can have these memories to sit and enjoy for a long time, God willing.  A little at a time.

Also Today:

  • Movie with Goldilocks, as promised:  The “Kit” American Girl movie
  • vac pool
  • get kids bathed
  • laundry
  • music
  • email catch-up
  • scrap a bit more, time permitting
  • prepare clothes for church tomorrow (we’ll get in late tonight and up early tomorrow)
  • go for walk, time permitting, with dog (she’s missed us this week)  I’d better go…it’s going to be a scorcher, I hear!

Link:  Becky Higgins School Years Flickr Group

Entry filed under: Everyday.

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