This months theme at ScrapGal is "Back to Basics" and I had to think about what that meant to me. Going back to basics to me means why I started scrapbooking in the first place and how I did it. To me it's all about the story. Everyday stuff, the relationships, things I want to remember and are important in shaping our lives. When people read through my albums they will not just see pretty pages but know who we were, what we meant to each other, what was important to us. When I started I only did two page layouts, I hardly ever do them anymore, it has become quite a challenge to me! In addition I never did feminine layouts until we had baby girl. My oldest dd was not into the girly stuff so all my layouts were "boy colors" -no flowers, now my easiest layouts are totally girly! So I pulled out all the stops and came up with this! I have been wanting to tell this story on a layout for awhile and these papers from Basic Grey were perfect! Even the name of this collection fits the situation- it's called "wander".
So think about it, what does "back to basics" mean to you?