Is it just me or does it seem like scrapbookers are the happiest people in the world? As I look through scrapbook layouts in magazines, online galleries and blogs I usually see happy faces, happy occasions, and happy articles. At times I thought these folks were always happy. At one point it bothered me because I was not feeling so happy in life and was therefore, having a difficult time creating happy layouts. Then I thought about using this awesome hobby to express the real me and the real life my family and I lead. That means documenting some of the not so happy events in our lives. I may not share all of these layouts with others, but I will definitely include some in our family scrapbooks. That way, years from now, when we look back at our scrapbooks, they will be more representative of the “normal” life we had, full of ups and downs, happy occasions and not so happy occasions. Here is a layout I recently created.
|NOT SO happy days by Camille. - Digital Paper & Elements: LittleDreamer|
Designs (So Charming) and Nisa Fiin (Splendid Fiins @ the office).
Have you ever scrapbooked the unhappy events in your life? If not, why not give it a try, it can be a very therapeutic experience.