Memorabilia, as in ticket stubs, programs and labels, have always found a place in my scrapbooks. It helps to document the dates/locations in a unique way.
Here are a few different ways I’ve included memorabilia to help tell my story:
My Funny Valentine (2006)
Back in the day, when D bought me cards for my birthday or Valentine’s Day, he used to hunt out the most ridiculous, non related card he could find. This year’s birthday card included a GI Joe Happy 5th birthday card and a Valentine’s day card talking about dog poop. I chose to keep these cards whole and create a little pocket for them for future reading.
(supplies: Letter stickers: EK Success)
It’s weird to say that this layout documenting my life at 25, was 5 years ago now! For my birthday, my coworkers gave me a bouquet of flowers, cookbook and a few other goodies. I kept the notes attached to the flower bouquet and filled in the other area of the layout with some descriptions of my life at that age.
(supplies: patterned paper: I believe it’s Crate Paper)
While in our 30s, D and I still attend quite a few music shows for bands that are still popular with kids that can pretty much be our children! We sit in the 21+ section and watch the parents faces as they watch their kids moshing and all the other craziness that happens at these shows. Here’s a page that included a much of my tickets from these shows.
(Supplies: Chipboard Letters: Heidi Swapp, Journal sticker: Martha Stewart Crafts)
Happy Birthday 2 Me (2008)
This was the first year I started the tradition of treating myself to a massage for my birthday. I thought it made more sense to scrapbook the receipt than a picture of me half-naked faced down on a massage table.
(supplies: patterned paper: Doodlebug, Stickers: Jolee’s Boutique, Making Memories, Martha Stewart Crafts)
Snail Mail (2008)
Each year, I get more and more photo scrapbook cards. In recent years, I have cropped them up (to only keep the photo part) and included them in a pocket page at the end of my book. In 2008, I saved a few stamped from cards received and used them as a border along the top of my pocket.
Merry Christmas (2010)
For Christmas 2 years ago, we had decided not to buy presents for one another, but just do stockings. Little did I know that this stipulation would cause me to go on a scavenger hunt in the house, where he hid my full-sized presents that wouldn’t fit inside the stocking. To scrapbook this holiday, I documented the time we woke up, the stocking display, and a small pocket to hold the note that explained the hunt.
(supplies: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Christmas sticker: K&Company)