Scrap Your Home

In a previous blog I told you about my friend who has created a scrapbook for each member of her family—human and otherwise. In addition to designing memory books for her four-legged family members, she also found the time to put together a scrapbook dedicated solely to her home. Yes, the structure that houses her entire family has earned a spot on the scrapbook shelf.

Most people only consider scrapping new homes. When you move into a new house it is tradition to take a ton of photos and save keepsakes that can be displayed in a scrapbook. However, imagine how nice it would be to have a scrapbook filled with photos and memorabilia of a home that has housed your family for decades. The treasured album could be passed down through the generations to illustrate the good times that were had under one roof.

One of the easiest rooms in a home to scrap is the kitchen. For most families the kitchen is the heart of the home, the place where most of the action takes place and therefore it yields the most potential for theme layouts. For example, if you do a lot of holiday baking with your children, then you could design a layout illustrating the fun you have making family recipes. Ditto for holiday meals. Use photos of the family cooking Thanksgiving dinner or a sumptuous Christmas brunch. Then embellish with kitchen-themed scrapbook paper and stickers that feature pie, turkey, candy, baked goods, wine bottles, kitchen utensils and cute kitchen quotes.

Holly’s Wholesale Scrapbook Supplies carries dozens of cute scrapbook paper collections with the titles: “Mom’s Diner,” “Backyard Grillin,” and “Kids Can Cook.” You might consider purchasing the collections and then photographing each family member cooking up or plating up his or her favorite meal.

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.