Sunday, January 17, 2010
This out of the box (no pun intended) approach to scrapbooking makes memory keeping more of a decorative element in the home.
Treasured keepsakes are placed into display boxes and can be arranged on a picture ledge, or hung as a grouping in a childs room. The possibilities are truly endless.
Darcy suggests that each frame features one idea, often combining a few elements: a Fourth of July snapshot along with a small flag; a maternity-ward photo and a baby’s cap; or a paint set paired with the little artist’s masterpiece. Grouped on shelves, the boxes formed a mixed-media
collage, heralding special occasions and everyday ones, too.
This new twist on mixing shadow boxes with scrapbooking really caught my eye and I was inspired to try one of my own.
Our visits to Sharon Springs and to Beekman have left us with lasting impressions and wonderful memories. In this scrapbox, photographs, notes, and other Beekman related items are together in one place. The photographs were reprinted in sepia tones to better mix with the other items. I even included a guest bar of lavender soap from the American Hotel. Now, when I look at this box, all those memories come rushing back. I mean really.. who could forget goat kisses?