Every so often I start a diary and write in it for a couple of days. The latest one was a Chanuka present. I wrote some stuff in there that I won't tell you about, and then I wrote some stories and poems. Then I wrote the summary of a dream I had. Others stayed on my desk all day and had Post-its on them saying "WRITE IN HERE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TODAY!!!!" I really am too busy writing on Scholastic and for other things to write much else. Besides, most of my writing reflects my life anyway.
But scrapbooking I am very interested in. I took a scrapbooking summer class for two years with my best friend and made lots of new friends, and lots of new scrapbooks, in the class. My first scrapbook was made with baby photos, and was overdecorated at the beginning and slowly got less decorated and less decorated until finally it was absolutely boring. Then I created a scrapbook about my ninth birthday party. It was completely overdecorated. My mom had bought the scrapbook and decorations for a birthday presents, and my dad printed out the photos. So I thought that since the scrapbook was birthday themed every picture had to relate to a birthday. I had some extra pages and some un-birthday-related photos left over. So the Memorial Day parade was 'if your birthday is on Memorial Day' and baby photos of my distant cousin were 'babies are invited too' and a picture of my dad at the hospital pretending to be a doctor was 'if there's an accident at the party, the doctor can help!"
But my scrapbooks got better. At home, I created one about our trip to Washington, D.C. and Colonial Williamsburg. Then I created one about our trip to Israel, using a wooden scrapbook we bought in an Israeli craft store, during our trip, and Hebrew letter stickers we bought there as well. I made one as a present to my three-year-old cousin, filled with photos her parents lent to me. She loved it. And then there was the one I made using three ginormous presents- a huge scrapbooking set with two scrapbooks, a 64- marker super Sharpie set with metallic silver Sharpies, and a cutting set with a safe cutter, a cutting board, and about ten stencils. That scrapbook, as you can imagine, was the best. I am currently working on one that is filled with old photos, and after that we have another scrapbook reserved for our latest trip to Disney World. I am probably going to write a memoir about that, so check the Peer Review boards!
That's all for now,