I have been reminded as to why we spend so much time preserving our precious family Memories, this past week my Grandfather passed away. He lived a long full life and he was ready to go home and be with our Lord. As I sat friday looking at photos for the memory boards my sisters and I would be making it is amazing all the little details you begin to remember. People in photos that you have not seen in years. Landscapes of places you love and want to return to. Smells of Grandma's fresh baked bread in the oven while Grandpa worked in his shop. Memories of places and people who mark your life and who we never want to forget. This is truely what scrapbooking is all about. What an appropriate theme for my Fall book "Thankful for this Beautiful life". I am so thankful for the life I have been given. For my Husband, my four unique children, my supportive parents and my family. I am also so thankful for all of you. Because of you I get to work from home and do a job I love. You inspire me, encourage me, and help me to be creative which is one of the things I love most in life. Thank you for supporting Gogo Girl Scrapbooking I hope you find the value in perserving your treasured memories.
My "Thankful for this Beautiful Life" mini book was inspired by several pins on Pinterest. I have seen so many pins using burlap and lace that I wanted to incorporate it into my book. I wanted to give it a Shabby chic feel with out loosing that Fall touch. The front cover is an acorn with burlap and gathered lace (so yummy I just love it). The front page is crackled with white paint (don't worry this technique has already been done for you) which resembles all those old pieces of furniture that they use for displays on Pinterest. Another Pinterest inspiration is the canvas flowers and lace, I love the mixture of the two. Inside there are fall leaves, berry sprigs, bling and wire sprigs, corrugated hearts and tons of goodies. But the last page is my favorite. In the corner of the page is a grouping with a doilie, a feather, twine, and Lace and canvas fabric strips tied to the twine, Its so cute with the turkey post card. As a bonus the first 20 orders to come in will get an added 2 card kit and 2 extra 12x12 sheets for photo mounting or card making. I am leaving out of town for my grandfathers funeral so the "Thankful for this Beautiful Life" kits will begin shipping on Monday. You can purchase a kit for $36.00 below. Thank you for being patient as I know many of you have emailed me waiting for this kit.