Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Get It Scrapped: Memorabilia and Entertaining

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, many of us just don't find the time sit down and scrapbook. There will be a lot of wonderful moments for family photos and the sharing of stories. While it is very important to live in the moment and enjoy the event, you can also stash away a few items which will be wonderful for documenting the photos in the days after Thanksgiving.

Keep a zip loc bag close at hand. As you open packaging to make your holiday meal, stash the labels in the bag. Labels change over time. Use the labels to build a background or as embellishments. Your scrapbook layout becomes a little like a time capsule!

Our Menu by Christy Strickler Supplies| Journal Card: Recollections; Stickers: October Afternoon, Recollections; Die Cut: K and Company; Other: buttons, labels

Don't worry if you forgot about saving the labels! You can use vintage ephemera to document the day's events as well.

Thanksgiving Pie by Christy Strickler Supplies| Patterned Paper, Letters, Ephemera, Stickers, Jewels: JBS Mercantile; Tape: Queen and Co.

If you don't have vintage ephemera, you can make your own. My grandmother had these very poorly typewritten recipe cards. I think about them often when I am cooking for a holiday event. I replicated one here by listing a menu for a Barbeque we had. And yes...the recipe cards really looked that way. I think the typewriter must have been broken.

The Best Little BBQ Ever by Christy Strickler Supplies| Patterned Paper: Farmhouse, Simple Stories, Fancy Pants; Letters, Stickers: Simple Stories; Wood Veneer, Flair: Studio Calico; Journal Card: Farmhouse; Jewels: Hero Arts;Stamps: American Crafts, Pebbles; Ink: Ranger; Other: Button, Doily

It may help you to jot down any photos you might wish to capture or items you wish to collect prior to the day's events. Share this list with other family members. Involving other family members in the memory keeping duties brings in a fresh perspective while allowing you to step out from behind the camera. 

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  1. Great ideas for Thanksgiving layouts, Christy! I love the idea of incorporating the labels onto your layouts!