I discovered Laura Kurtz yesterday. I was blown away by her style; minimalistic, yet packs a powerful punch. She and Ali Edwards (and I’m sure many others as well) epitomize what scrapbooking is to me: words+photos=great stories and memories. Not a ton of embellishments. Use things from your stash. Paint, punch, staple, sew. Go with your feelings, make a statement. Less is more. I really admire their simplicity and honesty; get down to the nitty-gritty, and highlight what’s important. I was also reminded of something else today: this is my story, not a competition to get into the latest magazine, or become famous. I have been reminded, once again, not to strive for perfection, not to expect fabulousness, just put the photos and words down on paper in such a way that I will remember the experience, the moment, the person at that time. I’m able to scrap much faster this way, too.
The journaling for the Super Becky layout says: (top)This child of mine loves to be funny and she likes to be entertaining; give her a wig, some accessories and make-up, and her alter ego comes ’round to life. (bottom)She’s funny, silly, outrageous, whimsical, stylish, talented, goofy, ridiculous, crazy, outlandish, chatty, girlie…she’s Super Becky.
Thanks for stopping by, and happy scrapping!