Happy 4th of July! When thinking of ideas for week 1 of the Crafty Dabbler Challenge, freedom certainly came to mind. My first project idea was actually for a layout about how we spent the 4th of July as kids. We would go to my grandparents with my aunts and uncles and cousins and it is one of the most memorable traditions of my childhood. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any photos from those years. So, while my mom is looking for some of those photos to scan for me (I will make a layout about this), I started thinking about other ideas.
I was inspired to create this layout after listening to The Scrap Gals podcast on scrapbooking in the summer. I had just been thinking the day before I listed to that episode about how I could do things at my daughter’s age that I would hesitate to let her do now. Then as Tiffany and Tracie were waxing poetic about the things that remind them of their summers, they got on this very topic. As I was trimming hedges and listening to their conversation (yes, they help me get through tasks I don’t enjoy much including cleaning showers), it reminded me of riding my bike 3 miles one way,every day to go to the pool when I was 10. Lest you think I exaggerate, I actually got on Google maps and checked out how far it was. Yep, 3 miles. Each way. This and a few other childhood experiences made me think about freedom from my 10-year old perspective. So much fun to look back and be able to document these moments from my childhood.
What makes you think of freedom? If you’re looking for ideas or inspiration on some crafty projects for this week’s challenge, check out this Pinterest board that we put together. Let us know what this week’s theme inspires you to work on. Don’t forget it doesn’t have to be a scrapbook layout. It can be photography or a stitching project or anything else that inspires you to use your crafty talents.