When preparing for The Nat's visit, I asked if she still liked scrapbooking, and was told "yes". So I planned a visit to Memories Live On in Cupertino, where I knew we could get some special California-themed items.
Early in the visit, I shared several of the scrapbooks I had done, to show her both traditional and digital style. Then on Sunday, as we had a little waiting time, we started the project by all downloading the Walgreens app and uploading our pictures from San Francisco, to be printed within an hour.
As an aside, I have to say I was reasonably impressed with the ease and speed of this app. We were indeed able to pick up our pictures within a few hours, and the quality was good.
When we got home, I pulled out everything I own, which is a lot, and too much! Paper, glitters, embellishments, glues, page protectors. Thus began a several-day frenzy of scrapbooking. I showed The Nat various things about mats, glitters, brads, embossing, stamping, but she took it from there with a creatiuve intensoty that was incredible.
The result was 27 pages of fabulous scraps! Her organization and design sense was very good, and I have never seen her focus so intently on something. I am very proud of 12-year-old Nat and her scrapbook, and feel privileged to have been a part of it!
I wish I had gotten better pictures, but at least they give a sense of this accomplishment.