This is what I love about chronological scrapbooking: each book has a beginning and an end. When I get to the end of a book, I have such a sense of accomplishment. A new book is on the horizon and seems like a fresh new project.
Plus, I have a time capsule of sorts. Man, we were so young back then.
Inspiration: Me! I love love love collages. I love collages made out of keepsakes.
Remember my box of 2004 keepsakes? Anything that didn’t get used earlier in the book is leftover. I went through all of it and picked out pieces that I wanted to save to make this layout.
Even though I try to incorporate keepsakes on my layouts, they don’t all fit. I included our change of address postcard in our new home layout, but I didn’t have room for a housewarming card Mr. P’s grandparents sent. I included it here.
I also included a picture from the newspaper of Natalie Coughlin and all her medals from Athens. I love the Olympics and I love that she swam for my alma mater the same time I went to school there (I even saw her race). She would go on to win even more medals at the Beijing Olympics.
Everything else is little bits of randomness that I’m glad I was able to save.
I added a headline with a heart along the bottom to tie everything together.
2004? You’re DONE.