Thursday, May 8, 2014

Albums Made Easy

As many of you know I have been an avid scrapbooker for many years. I have always loved to take pictures and scrapbooking is just a creative way of displaying your photos AND telling your stories. It's not all about photos and pretty papers, you have to tell the stories too. Years ago when I was teaching scrapbook classes I always tried to get that point across to my students. Trust me, my parents died very young and I have lots of photos that belonged to them unfortunately, not many stories. So I have always tried to tell stories of some kind in my scrapbooks. True I have done plenty of pages without stories but when there is a story I want to tell it. So you would think I would have jumped on the Project Life bandwagon. I love scrapping everyday moments and I love telling stories but for some reason Project Life didn't seem to fit into my idea of scrapbooking...that is of course until my all time favorite scrapbook designer Teresa Collins partnered with We R Memory Keepers and made her own version of a pocket page album. She came to Scrapbook Daisies in Long Beach and taught a class and I just had to sign up. I told her she is about the only person who could get me to try the Albums Made Easy System. Since then I have done nearly 20 pages! They are so much fun. Every pocket is like a little mini scrapbook page. You can make them as simple or as elaborate as you want, whatever works to tell YOUR story. So when Teresa posted on her blog recently that she was looking for 3 new designers to join her team I got to thinking that maybe I should apply. Finally, one day while I was walking the whole idea came to me...I've been wanting to tell my story of the past year...Teresa has this cool new line of paper called "Hello My Name Is" that I already have a bunch of...I could tell the story of my losing weight and getting healthy and do it with the Albums Made Easy system. So without further fanfare here are my layouts for the Teresa Collins Design Team Call.

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