Free shipping on domestic orders over $25

Why it is Important to Capture Your Summer Memories

Summer is almost here and it’s a great time for stories, travel photos plus your personal creative style.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Summer Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Don’t tell anyone, but I may or may not be catching up with some travel photos from last year.

Yep. But that’s OK. Adding these photos to this Storyline album is causing me to relive these memories all over again.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Summer Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

That’s not to say I am living in the past. Nope. Well. There is the deep longing to be on this beach again. But that longing just lives forever in my heart like for always. Rather, the telling of these stories is an amazing reflection on not only the memories from these June days on the water, but also a look into the from there to here life that has been lived since. It’s actually a little overwhelming emotionally.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Summer Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

One never really knows how much a memory is going to mean. As I have said before: very often we do not comprehend or appreciate the experience we had until the experience has passed.

And is that not in and of itself one of the very top reasons we scrapbook our lives…to appreciate the memories we had and to create future meaningful moments to come?

Heidi Swapp Storyline Summer Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Not only that, for me scrapbooking is also a creative outlet. As I put pictures and words to paper, I am finding these days that I am also grabbing paint and texture paste and color to add to how I am feeling at that moment in time. This scrapbook thing is just a whole package.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Summer Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Another creative outlet found in this paper artistry are paper cuts. I crafted this summer marker and cut it out on my Silhouette. That American Craft Heavy Weight Cardstock is the best for cutting. And then it takes acrylic and watercolor so beautifully too.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Summer Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Here’s a little tip: when painting on your cardstock, it will invariably warp, just run it through your Minc Machine to ‘iron’ out the page again. Works like a charm.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Summer Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Large format photos are my jam right now too. I say scrap right on those photos. Adding stickers with words or phrases that speak your story is a simple yet really impactful way to scrap in Storyline albums.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Summer Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Whether you are planning summery vacations, or have a host of photos in your camera or on your computer, anytime is the right time to scrapbook those stories. You are never behind. Because there is always a story to be gained whether you are scrapping the right now…or the previous past. Bottom line: tell your story.

Supplies |  Heidi Swapp Storyline is available at JoAnn Stores

Share this Post!

Category: Inspiration

About the Author : Jamie Pate

0 Comment