Scrapbooking Your Memories

Yesterday I attended Darcy Miller’s private showing of Family, a special exhibit showcasing her whimsical illustrations and passion for scrapbooking.  The pieces in the collection focused on her wedding, travels, and family, and ranged from shadowboxes, to scrapbooks, to journals to actual items from Darcy’s family life. You could see just how passionate and creative Darcy is when it comes to preserving memories, and I must say that it was truly inspiring!

Once upon a time I was an avid scrapbooker, but that was a hobby that fell to the wayside when the buzz of daily life intervened. I still have all my wedding keepsakes stored in a box because I hoped to scrapbook them all one day.  This exhibit renewed my desire to preserve my own family’s memories in similarly meaningful and beautiful ways, because you don’t necessarily have to be super crafty to replicate some of Darcy’s amazing ideas below!

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A shadowbox featuring tickets, pictures, and items collected on a family trip to Paris.

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Darcy creates the most incredible journal/scrapbooks for each of her travels, combining pictures, ticket stubs, and illustrations.. I can only imagine how much fun it must be to go through each of these journals and relive each trip!

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Here is a closeup of two pages from a journal she created for her African safari trip.  Imagine a book like this for your honeymoon.  This is something I have to do for my next trip! 🙂

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I’ve seen both these wedding scrapbooks up close and personal, and they are probably the best wedding scrapbooks I have ever seen in my entire life.  Check out close ups of them on a previous post I wrote here!

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And because these ideas might inspire you on how to preserve your own memories, here are some of the ways Darcy has showcased her family’s memories.

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Is this height/weight record too cute for words or what?!

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Darcy creates these fun illustrations which complement a lot of her scrapbooks.

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Our favor boxes!

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You can find out more about Darcy’s artwork here and see more pictures (of celebrities!) from the event here.

How do you plan on preserving the memories from your new family life?


Mrs. Bee

New York
Wedding Date:
March 2005
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    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:42 am

    Those are really cool. I’m the worst about scrapbooking! Actually, my mom just volunteered to put together our wedding scrapbook and I decided to let her. If I leave it up to me, I’ll never do it!

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    D.Marie 2575 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:54 am

    I love scrapbooking! These are so great, I love all the little details that make the pictures that much better! Thanks for sharing with us Mrs. Bee!

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    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:03 pm

    some great ideas! I’m hoping to do a creative display with ticket stubs and postcards from our honyemoon.

    and how sweet is that baby shadow box with the hospital bracelet, cap and ultrasound pic!

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    Robin, Guest @ 3:00 pm

    Darcy is amazing and so creative!

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    John47, Guest @ 5:45 am

    Meanwhile us guys want to be Rik-Rok star missionaries caught up in Indiana Jones type adventures in jungle locations, fighting off slave traders and wild beasts, wondering if a cape and mask is proper jungle apparel. ,

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    fancysarah 27 posts, Newbee @ 2:08 pm

    Ooohhh, I really like some of these ideas!

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