The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 29, 2001 · Page 29
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 29

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, April 29, 2001
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL LIFE SUNDAY, APRIL 29. 2001 PB Hobby / Creative preservation T SIMPLICITY T^:"It connects younger kids to past generations when hearing stories about grandparents and great-grandparents." Loretta Graber Creative Memories consultant FROM PAGE D1 Scrapbook Friendzy, Salina's only store dedicated entirely to the hobby of scrapbooking, opened in Salina Central Mail last fall. Kim Rayas, the manager, sees scrapbooking as a way to boost children's self-esteem. "When they see Mom spending time making pages, it means a lot to them," she said. 'Many children like to help tlieir mom scrapbook, she said. '"Rayas, like Graber and Sullivan, said she believes scrap- booking isn't a fad but a hobby that is here to stay "You're never going to find a photo album in a garage sale," she said. "This is something that's going to be passed down from generation to generation." Besides selling products, her store offers classes three or four nights a week; aU cost about $10. . Hobby shops aren't the only industry affected by booming business: Creating Keepsakes readers also go through an average of nine rolls of film a month, while the average household uses less than one roU a month. Sullivan estimates she takes six roUs of fUm a month of her three chil- ^ dren, Sara, 12, Dalton, 10, and Dylan, 4. She keeps three scrapbooks going at a time: one for Sara, one for Dalton and a scrapbook of her family's current happenings. a She started her current scrapbook just a year ago but wishes $he had started it sooner. "Creative Memories tells you not to start at the beginning because you'll always have a backlog and be overwhelmed," she said. "I wish I'd listened to that." Graber said starting simply also is important, otherwise a scrtaplx)pk page Book sets woman on new life journey THE BASICS: : . • Sort your photos and select a theme .to work on..': Generally, five to seven photos fit on a two- page spread and three to five photos fit on a- single page .Keep in mind that you don't have * to scrapbook every ' photograph — select only the best photos to highlight the event, feeling or moment you want to convey. • Select two to three colors of safe paper that will com- jjlement colors found in the photographs; Experiment with different color combinations to find the perfect colors to enhance your photographs. You may want to include stationery or decorative paper that supports the theme of your pages. • Choose a photo to be your focal point. As a general rule, select photos with sharp images, vivid colors and well-lit subjects. • Shape and mat your photos to add extra prominence to your focal point. You can do this easily by matting your photo with a wider border than the others, or double-or triple-matting tt^hile?shap)ng=your.r photos, keep in mind that simple shapes such as rectanglesrOvals,iGiit:les:and squaresare among the most eye-pleasing. If irrelevant or distracting details appear in the background, simply trim them out. Keep in mind that this doesn't mean you have to cut out all of the background — frequently, ordinary items pictured in the background will bring a flood of memories essential to journaling and reminiscing. • Add journaling. No page is complete without adding your thoughts, feelings and experiences. Take a few minutes to write down not only the who. and when, but also the what and why. • Arrange photos, journaling and titles on your page. As you arrange these elements, pay close attention to the direction your eye moves. In general, well-designed pages are well-balanced and will follow a natural flow that mim-, ICS the letter Z, To check the balance, imagine that your layout is on a scale. Does one side tip the scale? Once you're pleased with the layout, simply adhere the elements to the page. • TVy a few extras. As you get more comfortable with scrap- booklngi try your hand with some embellishments — stickers, die cuts, mbber stamps and punches are among the most popular page accents. Use these items sparingly —you don't want them to overpower your photos. — Courtesy of Creating Keepsakes 1 i scrapbooking can be overwhelming. She emphasizes the importance of journaling and Greatly' ing simple pages. Sullivan, • leafing through her first scrapbook, notes the evolution as her pages move from simple cropped photos with simple sentences underneath, to,, as she became more comfortable with the craft, more intricate pages complete with framed photos, stickers and cut-outs. Words are just as important BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ADULT NOVELTIES VIDEOS • LOTIONS • MAGAZINES 11 am - 9 pm Mon. - Sat • I pm - 5 pm Sun. 1901W. Grand • Salina • (785) 823-1339 as the pictures, if not more so, Graber said. "That's the part, when you look back years fi^om now — it's those stories that really are your heritage," she said. She suggests to people just beginning scrapbooking to .start a heritage album by collecting the pictures kept in Grandma's shoebox and identifying the people in the photos along with the stories behind them before those memories are lost forever "It connects younger kids to past generations when hearing stories about grandparents and great-grandparents," she said. Likewise, another photo album idea Graber suggests is sending far-away grandparents an empty scrapbook and then occasionally sending a completed page of the grandchildren to put in the album. • Reporter Kara Rhodes can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 167, or by e-mail at sjkrhodes® Former secretary finds abundance in her love of liorses By STACI STURROCK Cox News Service PALM BEACH, Fla. — There it is on the third page of the foreword in her worn copy of "Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy" She didn't just underline the sentence, she penciled a box around it: "Reading books changes lives." Linda McLendon certainly thinks the daybook shed a new, glowing light on hers. McLendon worked for 18 years in jobs that weren't soul- satisfying. "I was a very good secretary, but I needed something more — something to do with my self- esteem," she says. "I didn't know what to do with my life, but I knew there had to be more than working for someone who didn't appreciate it." She rediscovered her childhood love of horses and, at age 28, began riding and showing horses in her free time. McLendon grew so proficient she eventually became a certified riding instructor. After acquiring five acres in Palm City she opened Full Circle Therapeutic Riding, a way to meld two longtime interests — owning horses and working with disabled children. Children and young adults with spina bifida, brain injuries, autism, cerebral palsy and Down's syndrome come to the stables to circle a corral on the backs of Bonita, Fling, Rudy, Grey, Foxfire, Cat Dancer, Willie and Classy They can pick vegetables from a garden, watch 16 ducks waddle and paddle in a pond, pet a friendly red- combed rooster or study a rabbit and pig up close. For a few years, McLendon didn't charge the disabled riders for her services. But as long as she didn't attach a monetary value to her work, she didn't really value it herself "As long as I was willing to do it for nothing, then nothing would happen," she said. That began to change in 1996, when McLendon saw self-help author Sarah Ban Breathnach on "Oprah." The next day, she bought the "Simple Abundance" daybook, which encourages readers to draw on their inner resources to make their lives richer. McLendon selected six embroidery threads and placed them in the book, to remind her that each color symbolized the threads of the Ban Breathnach- defined abundant life: gratitude, simplicity, order, harmony, beauty and joy She began keeping a "gratitude journal," as Ban Breath­ nach recommends. Each day she chronicles things for which she is thankful. "It puts everything into perspective," she says. Finally she made a sign — "If not now, then when?" — and hung it on her back door, so she considered that question each time she went outside. 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