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My First Scrapbook

January 10, 2008 Sarah Coggins

I had inspiration from 2 different spots for tonight’s post. The first was a visit to SpiderGirl’s Web earlier today and reading Angela’s post about her first scrapbook. Then I saw the latest 2ps blog challenge & it was along the same train of thought. I confess, it took me a second to dig this up. I put it in a “safe place” – you know, the kind so safe that you can’t find it yourself? Lucky for me, it was in the 3rd “safe place” I checked. 😉

My first scrapbook is a spiral bound, 5×7 notebook with lined paper. My Grandma Pillsbury made it for me when I was little. Perhaps a toddler? I can’t find a date on the book, but looking through the pages that have her handwriting lead me to feel that around 3-4 might be accurate.

Here are two of the pages she made. Carefully attaching the photos and neatly writing in simple sentences a note about each.
As I got older, I began to add my own photos and notes. I have a good laugh now reading comments such as those on the pages below. The left side says, “I got play mackup for Chirstimas. I like to put it on.” [Note: I copied the words directly – misspellings & all. 😉 ] And on the opposite page, “I’m six years old. I like to blow out the candles.”
I suppose it’s safe to say my scrapbooking has evolved a bit over the years. But this little book is probably my most treasured as it was a gift from my Grandmother. 🙂


  • January 10, 2008 at 3:40 am
    Oh my gosh. Your design skills AND your spelling skills at 6 put mine to shame! This is so great!!
  • jp January 10, 2008 at 4:59 am
    Awwww...that is wonderful! What a treasure. :-) TFS!
  • Sherry January 10, 2008 at 5:54 am
    Oh my goodness!! I really love this!! Great blog entry!!
  • toners January 10, 2008 at 6:20 am
    Oh Sarah what an amazing gift :) Thanks for sharing it with us! I love it!
  • jill January 10, 2008 at 10:49 am
    your "albums" are great! what fun to look back at them :)
  • :: gingerkitty :: January 10, 2008 at 11:38 am
    wow what a nice thing to have!
  • kimmithylaine January 10, 2008 at 6:49 am
    love this! how sweet to look back on those great memories!
  • Linda January 10, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    What a wonderful gift!
  • Aimeslee January 10, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    OMG, Sarah, that is adorable and so precious. My Grandma got me started with it, too, but from the genealogy angle. Thanks for sharing with us!
  • Dana January 10, 2008 at 3:28 pm
    That is an awesome keepsake!!!
  • Darcey January 10, 2008 at 3:51 pm
    How cool that you still have this and that your Grandma started it with you:)
  • The Scrappy Bee... January 10, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    How sweet that you still have that! I would LOVE to have a treasure like that! Thanks for sharing it!
  • oceans5 January 10, 2008 at 8:53 pm
    What a sweet album to have. :):)Adorable!
  • melissa January 10, 2008 at 9:33 pm
    what a great treasure!-a wonderful way to keep those young memories ;)
  • Colleen January 11, 2008 at 1:58 am
    OK this is so totally cool! What a wonderful thing to have!!
  • Ter January 11, 2008 at 5:07 am
    What a great keepsake and a lovely memory of your grandmother!
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