I've been following Shimelle Laine's blog very closely for well over a month now. The members of my family have become very accustomed to hearing me talk about Shimelle. It's Shimelle-this and Shimelle-that on a daily basis. But honestly, I've never come across anyone who has inspired me so much to get my photos scrapped. A lot of it has to do with Shimelle's basic scrapbooking philosophy. Scrapbooking is not a competition, it's not about spending a lot of money on supplies, it's not about having the biggest, best scrap room. Scrapbooking is about telling our stories, however big or small they may be, and presenting them on pretty paper in a way that pleases us, whether we're creating our pages just for ourself or to share with friends and family or posting them on our blogs for the whole world to see. Now that's a philosophy I can live by and one that inspires me to tell our little life stories.
This layout was done using Shimelle's sketch of the week which you can find here.
Luckily for me, my family is still listening to me gush on and on about Shimelle and so far nobody has asked me to be quiet. Maybe they like to see me inspired.
Until next time...