Normally, Lindsey is the one who does the paper crafts, but every now and then I like to make some scrapbooks myself. I love scrapbook paper and have quite a collection. One of my favorite things to make is paper bag albums.
I thought I would show you one I made to look like an old photo album. One day Lindsey and I were in one of our favorite flea markets and I found a box of old photos. I couldn’t pass them up because of their value as ephemera.
I’m not sure how I found the poem, but discovered it on the internet, it’s called Strangers in a Box by Pam Harazim. I made the album by combining the pictures and poem.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be passed away?
Make time to save your stories,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
One of the little collections I have been working on is this set of restaurant creamers. I first saw Heidi Ann’s collection on her blog, Gold Country Girls and just loved her many creamers. I’m a long way from your collection, Heidi, but it is fun looking for these little treasures.