This is a re-post of a challenge that was issued on Oct. 3, 2012.
Most of us have some kind of collection, whether it is an on-purpose collection, or something we unconsciously collect!
What do you collect?
Now, if you don’t purposefully collect anything, you can be creative on this one…for example my husband jokes that I collect plastic sacks, because I keep them in various places around the house so I don’t have to go get one from the collection bag in the kitchen every time I need one.
But, most of us probably have something we buy as souvenir’s each time we go somewhere, or that people always give us a gifts. This is also a fun challenge for kids to do who collect something. I plan on doing this one with my 7 year old who collects rocks from everywhere we go!
Here are a couple of ideas to get your mind going, but remember, you don’t have to scrapbook it. Even just taking some pictures and writing a blog post about it is great!
What April did:
Explanation: I never intended to collect bells. It just sort of happened. One year for Christmas someone, I can't remember who, gave me a bell. And from that time on everyone thought I collected bells and continued to give me bells for birthdays, Christmas and just for fun. So I started getting bells in all the places that I traveled and all the places that mean something to me. Each bell has a story and has become a history of who I am and where I've been.
What I did:
From the time I was young, I have loved elephants, and started collecting them when I was a bit older. Though, when we moved 6 years ago, I packed them all up and only took them out today to photograph—I have little kids now and I don’t want them to get ruined! So it was fun to pull my little collection out and see them. My 3 year old twins were in awe of all these cool elephants they’ve never seen before. Sadly, I will have to pack them back up again until our basement is finished and I have more room to properly display them! It was fun though, to remember all the places I got them!
Product sources: Template, Scrapping With Liz. Papers, Crystal Wilkerson and myself. Brushes, Dainty Swirls 2. Fonts, Smiley Monster, Homemade Apple, Mom’s Typewriter.
Now I challenge you to record about something that you collect!