I stayed home all weekend because the girls weren’t feeling so well. They’re doing okay now and I really think it was just the intense heat that had affected them badly. In between chores and tending to them, I decided to catch up on my scrapbooking and I finally finished documenting our 2015 life events.
You see, I’ve decided not to do weeklies because I know well that it is something I am not going to be able to keep up with. I don’t want scrapbooking to be a burden but an activity I delight in so I chose not to put myself under that pressure and stick to documenting occasions and important life events.
It’s quite timely because, tomorrow, I turn a year older (Yey!) and, once again, say goodbye to the year that just passed. And looking through the photos was a good way to remember what an awesome year I just had. Let me share with you some of the spreads I’ve put together, beginning same time last year when I celebrated my 31st birthday…
Birthday Craft Party
I can’t believe this was just a year ago! To those who don’t know, my birthday craft party was the idea that gave birth to this small business and community I now run with Mia — Craft Party PH! How awesome is that?
The day after was my actual birthday…
Jo and Krista’s Christening
A simple celebration with family and friends for these two darling baby girls. Look — how chubby is Jo!
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
Summer’s Fourth Birthday: An Art Fiesta
We threw our little artist an art party, Mexican style! It was the first time I used a full page grid and really enjoyed it! Also, I created this design pattern using Summer’s very own drawings. I first used it for her party invitation, then realized it would make great card designs so I had them digitally printed in different colors as 4×6 and 3×4 cards. Love how they came out!
Craft Camp at La Union
This was a pretty awesome time for me. I’m so grateful to have been part of Craft Camp and work alongside such talented makers.
Jo’s First Birthday
Jo had a double celebration! First was at the beach while we were at Craft Camp (her actual birthday) and the second was a very cute picnic party at Salcedo Park — something I’ve always wanted to do!
Emma’s Third Birthday: A Star Wars Party
The force is strong with this one. Emma sked for a Star Wars Party and we happily gave it to her! All the cards used for these pages were cut out of her party decoration, like the buntings, banners, tags, etc. I usually don’t throw away the things right away cause I know I can use them again for memory keeping.
I don’t buy journaling cards so much because I realize I prefer to make my own. A lot of what I used in this album are actually from my first ever set which I still haven’t consumed! But I do I realize I have my favorite scrapbooking tools and accents as shown below: Stickers, stickers, stickers! Specially those tiny little phrases! And the following clear stamps.
So that’s it for 2015 and it was such a joy to go through those memories again. I can’t help but brim with gratitude and feel excited to face another year and make new ones with my family and friends!