Thursday, April 1, 2010

Scrap Boxing

Ever since the Paint With Me challenge started over at Simply Feather, there's been more art in my life.  More looking at other bloggers' art, (which I am greatly enjoying), more thinking about art, more talking about art (my husband's an artist), and of course, more creating art.

Every time I go to Target, and wow, I go a lot, I find myself in the dollar section.  I find my hands full of scrap booking supplies.  I never knew why.  I don't scrapbook.  I don't have the time or desire to scrapbook.  It didn't make any sense, but I just kept buying those stickers.  I figured it involved a desire to go back to my childhood, to the days of collecting stickers for my super cool sticker book.

Recently, I finally figured it out.  Scrap Boxes!  I made my first one last week.  I'm just about done with my second, and I've started on my third.  It has nothing to do with nature.  Sorry!  I'm not the greatest at following the rules.  Perhaps you've noticed!  But, I'm participating, and that's what counts, right?

(I blurred out some details (like our last name) )

I didn't have a lot of time, when I posted this.  Here are the detailed shots...

(The first shots taken of Jim and I with Dylan - Jim's taken with my cell phone, because Dylan came so fast, we didn't even have a camera with us!)


(Look how little his feet were!)


(The little hat he wore at the hospital, and the picture the hospital took).

(His little bracelet, and the bib his doctor gave me).

Scrap boxing appeals to me because instead of shoving these precious things in a box, which would probably be lost, or end up in the attic collecting dust, they will be displayed and cherished.

16 comments:

Nicole Jensen said...

that is absolutely darling. I read about something similar in The Mermaid Chair (a novel by Sue Monk Kidd) but I've never seen one..it is really nifty and would make a cute little gift! :)

blue china studio said...

Hello fellow Target lover! Your box is very cute. I like that you are doing your own thing...and babies part of nature?

Jacilyn

blue china studio said...

oops...should have said "and aren't babies part of nature?"

Jacilyn

Feather said...

this is so cute! and really, paint with me has no rules. i give a guideline because some people thrive on that. but i love that you are going with whatever suits your needs. this box is so cool. i'd love some more detailed shots. keep doing what you're doing! i love that the art is coming back into your life.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That really is cute--I'm glad you're getting inspired.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No fair! Dr. Krupski delivered my first and I never got a cool bib like that. I'm going to complain at my appointment this year.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Those mementos are so awesome! I love the scrapbox idea. I've never done one, but I want to!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

And I love the photos....forgot to mention that!

Artfulife said...

So very cute!

Brooke G. said...

I LOOOOOVE it. So, so cute! I have made a zillion scrapbook pages, but have never thought to do a scrap box! I did just read a great blog yesterday by Elizabeth Kartchner... let me get the link - you need to check it out!

http://elizabethkartchner.blogspot.com/2010/04/storytelling-frames.html

Keep it up girl!

Steph said...

What a cute idea! I love all those little things too and never know what to do with them. Creative and a precious, remembrance.

Lindsay said...

Wow! I love the scrap box...I might have to give it a try. You are so creative.

Burgh Baby said...

How about I give you a tub full of stuff and you go to town with it? Puh-leeze? No? Darnit.

LOVE the idea. A lot.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

What a great idea! I have all of my kiddos things like that stored in a keepsake box for each of them, but I sometimes wish it was out where I could see it on a regular basis - this is the perfect solution! (And be sure to check out the $! bins at Michael's and Jo-Ann's if you have any of those close by!)

eye fo the beholder said...

I love this idea!! Thanks for stopping by!

Amber said...

Scrap box? What? This is brilliant. I have these cute file boxes for each of my daughters with yearly dividers. In year 1, all of their little trinkets like this are shoved, never to be seen again. I am totally doing this. Target you say? Are they expensive?