I was looking at some projects I wanted to frame, and ran across this one. As far as scrapping goes, this is a very basic page. It has a beautiful ombre paper in the background. On top of that I just placed a few rectangle scraps and a 6×6 paper. The embellishments consist of some Silhouette cuts, die cuts, and a couple of chipboard pieces. Easy peasy.
Despite the lack of scrapping finesse, I find it is one of my favorite pages of all time. Most of my scrapping is therapy. It is time spent alone creating a work of art. The process calms my mind and makes me happy. In this case, I find it is the photo itself that brings me such joy. Photos rarely move me. They may be cute or beautiful, but not moving. Usually they just document a time in my life. This photo, however, is special.
When my niece was a child, she would spend a week with me every summer. We would swim, bake cakes, or create art. I loved this time together with her. Then I met my husband. I wasn’t sure what the dynamic between them would be. It turns out, for a week every summer I wound up with 2 kids on my hands. They were silly and often ganged up on me. It was fabulous.
This candid photo on my niece’s wedding day is a reminder of those wonderful times. My husband loved that little girl. She may be all grown up now and 3,000 miles away, but I will always cherish the times we had together.