And here is my take on another one of Heidi Swapp’s memory file creations.
This one belongs to Matthias — baby A, my other first born.
I feel the same about the pictures I chose here as I do about the ones in Graham’s album — I might not have used them. I definitely wouldn’t have used them all together. I just how they tell the story of who Matthias is — and each of them are needed to make it complete. All 35 of them.
In the picture below there is a red arrow — it’s pointing to the fact that is is actually pushing his brother to get a good start in the Fun Run. He says it’s much more fun if you actually do well. Ha.
And there you have it - baby A - there’s no nutshell for him. You can’t confine this child. My all out, confident, competitive, physical touch, adventurous, empathetic, lover of new things boy.
I tell myself that someday — when I’m not here to tell them anymore — they will be able to read what I’ve written and know how dearly they are loved.
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With four sons running around it can be easy for me to get distracted and think of them as a whole instead of individually. Creating this file was time I needed to focus on the traits of just one. The twins get lumped together so much more than they should so I chose to do an album for each of them. I let them pick the folder and papers I would use — it’s funny, they chose the the same folder and completely different papers. That sums Graham & Matthias up in a nutshell. They’ve SO loved looking at them. And I confess — a bit of the journaling brought tears to my eyes. This has me striving to slow down and be more conscious of each child as an individual.
- warning: lots of pictures. lots.
Look! I even broke out the sewing machine.
This another one of the projects from the Heidi Swapp class that I took. I love all the little pockets and mini albums within the project. And wait for it ——- 33 pictures! Yes. You read right. THIRTY-THREE! And truth be told, probably all pictures I may not have scrapped alone because I am so behind. I chose pictures of him that I love for different reasons, ones that totally tell the story of who Graham is. This memory file makes my heart sing!
I love this metal word — it’s a bookmark from Hallmark’s old Product (Red) line.
And so the story of my sweet baby B is told — my laid back, attention to detail, striving to be different, quality time, easy to love boy.
File #2 coming soon ….
I have completely fallen in love with Heidi Swapp’s memory file system. I love how I can fit so many picture into one small space. This little album has 10 pictures in it with room for several more.
Should I ever be able to find them on my external drive. When I get time to print the few I’m missing. The file I used here is one of Heidi Swapp’s color magic folders and has been misted with Arctic Blue Glimmer Mist. That has to be one of the coolest elements in her line right now — the color resist is awesome! You can customize it to whatever your color scheme is. As opposed to having 20 some odd folders that aren’t the color you are looking for. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything. lol.
I simply cut this folder in half and glued the halves together to get the same color and pattern on the inside and out. Easy peasy! And just like that, I have 10 pictures scrapped, and memories documented and out for my family to enjoy! Hooray! Granted, these pictures are from 2008 — but I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have them out for everyone to look at. My boys have been looking through it talking about the gifts they got that year and about how much they love visiting Oklahoma. I love being able to celebrate all these family memories.
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