A sweet Scrapbooking Story…

The month of December was super busy at the store!  In addition to our classes, and our 12 Dolls of Christmas sales, we have customers that come in needing last minute help for finishing up scrapbook presents.  There is one special story I want to share.

Jonathan came in our store wanting to make a scrapbook for his wife.  He had all these ideas about how he wanted to do it running through his head and really wanted to do it himself.  You know, when a man comes into our store, it’s usually to get a gift certificate.  To actually want to participate in making a scrapbook for his wife is rare!  I always like to help men who want to take the time out to do something special.

Well, the next day he brought in all his pictures, cards and momento’s and spread them on the table and told me how he wanted to do it.   Me and my girls  (Annie & Anna) started helping him create this special scrapbook.  His work was laid out on all the tables all week, and many people viewed them.   By the end of the week he had won the admiration and hearts of all the women shopping and cropping at our store!

Here are just a few of the pages created.  NOTE:  He wrote all these sayings himself.  He also stayed by us all week journaling and making all the decisions on paper and placement.  (some things were blurred for his privacy).


baseba;; copy

loves of miy life copywalk_edited-1

holdmeanliness copy

blackwhite copy

wedding copy

At the end Jonathan brought in his daughter Ellia.  She helped paint the frame for the front of the book.  I took this cute picture of Ellia, Jonathan and Annie looking at the final book!  The front of the book was actually the baseball he proposed to his wife with.  Johnathan is a professional baseball player for the Milwaukee Brewers, and got his start at our home school, ULL.


It was really a pleasure helping Jonathan create this memory that will be cherished by his wife and daughter forever.  It was also very refreshing seeing a guy so smitten with his wife and daughter!

signed baseball_edited-1

Here’s a baseball he signed for me!  I’m going to put it next to Danny Farquhar’s baseball that was sign just a few months earlier (Beatriz’s son).  So Cool!   Scrapbooking for yourself or for others can be rewarding in so many ways!


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5 responses to “A sweet Scrapbooking Story…

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this story with us. I can attest to it since i was there on the final day of the book making. Never seen a man so in charge of making a scrapbook for his wife. He knew exactly what he wanted and he did an awesome job. Oh and by the way he is “HOT”, lol!!
    Please do share with us how his wife reacted to his “special Christmas gift” if you know. I would have really liked to see the expression on her face. What an awesome guy !!

    • I spoke with Jonathan and he said that his wife was more in “Shock” when he presented it to her! She loved the album and he said he will be by, hopefully with her, so he can introduce us to her. He’s also suppose to bring me some nice prints. I’ll have to hang them in my store somewhere. Now Danny has to give me some prints too. I’ll have to make a UL sports wall!!!

  2. Katie Cotton

    Beautiful and so meaningful! What font was used for the journaling? Was this a cricut cartridge?

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