In honor of the Oscars last night, we want to share with you 5 movies where scrapbooking saves the day:
This one is a personal favorite of ours at Close To My Heart! In this heart-warming Best Picture nominee from a few years ago, the pages of a scrapbook remind an elderly man named Carl about how good his life has been, while also showing him that adventure is still out there!
2. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
A famous New York playwright blames her spunky southern mother for her unhappy childhood, sparking a long-distance feud, but reconciliation is ultimately found after the daughter learns more about her mother’s past from an old scrapbook.
3. Age of Adaline
While looking through photos and scrapbooks from her unusually long life, the ageless title character of this film resolves to embrace the present, recognizing that true happiness comes from the relationships she has shared with others.
4. So Dear To My Heart
In this Oscar-nominated film from 1948, figures from a scrapbook come to life and encourage an orphan boy named Jeremiah to work hard and never give up on his dreams.
5. The Parent Trap
A picture torn from a wedding scrapbook becomes the key to reuniting twin sisters who have grown up in separate households and meet by chance at summer camp.
From encouragement to reconciliation to celebrating relationships, this small selection of movies really shows what scrapbooking is all about! Did we miss any good scrapbooking movies? Tell us about your favorites in the comments! And the next time someone asks you why you scrapbook, be proud! Tell them it’s your way of saving the day. 🙂
We loved looking at all the beautiful valentines you created using the La Vie En Rose paper packet. Your creativity is so inspiring! If you haven’t had a chance yet to look at all the incredible valentines your fellow crafters made, search #lovinLaVie on Instagram.
Out of all the amazing artwork, we have picked 10 of our favorites to feature on the blog today. Here they are!
If your artwork is featured in this blog post, we’ve got a special surprise for you! We’re going to send you the My Acrylix® Springtime Wishes stamp set, the coordinating Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts, AND the Treasured Puffies from Seasonal Expressions 1! We figured a floral, whimsical stamp set would be the perfect surprise for a Valentine’s Day giveaway, and hopefully this giveaway will help usher in springtime (We’re freezing out here in Utah!). 🙂
To claim your prize, please send your name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Valentines winner” as your subject line.
Thanks to all who participated, and have a great Valentine’s Day! We love you all!
He let you “drive” the car into the garage while sitting on his lap. He tied and retied your fishing flies each time you reeled in moss. He kissed your forehead and called you “princess” before you left for prom. To all the fathers and father figures in our lives, thank you for attending our dance recitals, soccer games, track tournaments, spelling bees, and music performances. We recognize and appreciate your endless encouragement, both spoken and unspoken.
“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”
To mothers all over the world, we send our deep and heartfelt gratitude. Thank you, dear mothers, for raising the firefighters, ballerinas, and scientists of tomorrow. Today is your day to take a step back and recognize all the goodness that has come from your sacrifices. May you enjoy the view!