Perfume bottle

This scrapbook layout was a really quick, spur-of-the-moment one.

I saw this photo by Sarah Barth and it immediately transported me to my childhood. Now isn’t that what scrapbooking is all about?

It reminded me of a perfume bottle my grandmother had when I was a child. It used to sit on the glass tray on her dressing table, and I loved it. The silk threads on the bulb were quite worn with use, but when you squeezed it you got a magical spray. Don’t tell her, but I must have wasted so much of her perfume playing with it, lol! When it was empty I would put water in it and pretend; you would sometimes get a hint of what had been.

Isn’t it amazing what a photo can do … just one unexpected glimpse has taken me back to a safe and secure childhood and some lovely memories.

Take a closer look

Tip: Journaling does not have to be part of your layout. It can be a hidden feature, for example on a pull-out tab behind the image, or write on the back of the scrapbook paper. You can even have several pages at the back of your scrapbook album where you tell the stories, keeping it completely separate.

Perfume bottle

The paper is one Isabella made – not bad for a first attempt, eh? I simply changed the color for this layout.

This memory caught me unawares. What unexpected memories have you transformed into either a digital scrapbook layout or a paper scrapbook page?