in memory

I've started this blog because I know how hard it is to scrap LOs
about lost loved ones; they're hard to do and they're hard to show people.

There isn't a lot of inspiration in the scrapping world when it comes to grief and loss.
I hope other scrappers will come here and find inspiration, or leave it for others.

PLEASE BE WARNED that some pictures or posts on this blog may be upsetting or confrontational.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

How do I start?

If you have been thinking about making an album, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the task. Where do you start? what do you include? how can you make it 'real'? what if it upsets people?

The first thing to remember is this -- make the album for the person it's for. If you're making it for a friend or loved one, then keep their wishes in mind, and don't worry about anyone else!

If you're doing it for yourself, then you have no-one else to please but yourself.
There is no right or wrong way to proceed. You have to follow your heart. You can include anything you want to. You can leave out anything you want to. You can write as little or as much as you wish. You can decide who will see it. You can take as long as you need to.

Secondly, remember this -- making the album will stir up emotions. Be prepared. If you can, talk to someone about how it's making you feel. Maybe you will even want to journal about making the album, and use this as part of the story you're telling.
You may need to take it one small step at a time, or you may find it therapeutic to create something beautiful for this person you loved and have lost.
Hopefully, as you go on, the beautiful album you are creating, and the gift of remembering your loved one, will help to ease the pain a little.


  1. What an incredible idea Toni, I am with you all the way.

  2. Toni I am sure your blog will inspire and support those dealing with loss and creating their memory book

  3. What a beautiful idea, and I'm sure it will help a lot of people deal with their losses. You really are an inspiration. xxx

  4. this is such a BEAUTIFUL idea girls xxx

  5. Toni this is such a fabulous idea. Although we have never met you seem to be a beautiful inspirational lady. xx