If Walls Could Talk

Dear Friends,
Have you ever wished your scrapbook could hold more than just pictures? We have - in fact we talk about it all the time...
A handful of shells perhaps, or a bottle of beach sand from that lovely trip to the coast. Or the box of watercolors -and not just the child's painting? What about those pale pink ballet shoes, too small for her feet now, but filled with happy memories?

One of our favorite things to do is to find a great scrapbook page, frame it in a ShadowCase, then
add a touch of whimsy - something memorable that makes us smile. A ShadowCase is the perfect size for a 12x12 scrapbook page, we made quite sure of that. It is also a good 1.5" deep, lots of room for imagination and all the goodies my scrapbook simply can't hold. So please take a look, I made some samples below. I chose themes from all throughout the year, because I enjoy changing them out every so often. Sisters at the beach become sisters in the parade, children in the falling leaves become children squealing with delight in the first snowfall, that sort of thing.

Scrapbooking is such a wonderful art form, we simply love it! We think it will shape our times in the
same way yesterday's handicrafts shaped our mothers' and grandmothers' generations. All the love, creativity, and time it takes to remember our loved ones on those pages... Not so very different from a crazy quilt, a cross-stitched masterpiece, or your great-aunt's embroidered cushions. So let's not hide all our art and creativity inside our books. Let's get it up on our walls where it can shine!

With memories in mind,

Ruth and Rose

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