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stories 2017 | best memory


Digitally, I am trying to keep my pages clean and simple with just a few embellishments. Clean and simple, when it comes to scrapbooking, I have found is my love language. While I might dream I can create more 'creative' pages, I, however, cannot 'dream' them into being.

For this 2-page 6 x 8 spread, I simply used two journal cards and a couple embellishments from Ali Edwards Design BEST Story kit. The idea: Clean and simple. Photos + Words. Words are another thing I have been concentrating on lately, hoping to convey more of the story, smaller stories within the whole and not just a broad stroke or sweeping glance at our life. 

I adore these photos of Jeff (Grandpa + Pop Pop, because Ian still calls him Pop Pop, although he's coming around) and two of his grandsons, Ian and Wyatt. We visited Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina while we were staying with Ashley for the weekend. It was a really good time. We took our time. We ambled, unhurriedly through the zoo and accompanying botanical gardens. We went at Ian's pace as he was in charge of the map.

Having just made it through the slithering snakes display Ian, decided a face painted like a snake was in order and Wyatt chose everyone's favorite, a tiger.