Probably a big reason I never mention my love for scrapbooking is because a lot of people just hate it! I guess they think it's a waste of time. It would be a waste of time if it was something you didn't enjoy doing. But to me, scrapbooking is the epitome of a creative outlet. It's what Disney is to amusement park lovers. When I have a creative itch, there is nothing like pulling out my scrapbook supplies and letting it all out.
Having said all that, I don't do it often because it is time consuming and there is usually something else that needs to be done. I used to do it more when I had no children or just one. So, I've narrowed it down to making a scrapbook for the kids' first year- which turned into three scrapbooks for my daughter, Analee. See Here:
I started her First Year in January and almost finished by the end of that month. When I started getting busy with rosaries again, I had to put it down and it has sat where I put it 6 months later. Last week, I picked up where I left off and today, I finally got it finished, Hooray! Now I can put away this mess:
Here are some of my pages, in case you are curious. Even more fun than scrapbooking, is looking back on my old "art work". It really is an art when you pour so much creative energy into it.
|My favorite scrapbooking material is paper. There is so much you can do with just paper, you really don't need all the other stuff. Plus, have you seen all the cool designs they have now with scrapbook paper?? It makes me giddy.|
|With scapbooking, there is so much freedom to add as many or few pictures on a page as you want.|
|A cool thing about scrapping is being able to tell a story through pictures, words and design.|
|I love that with scrapbooking, you can nicely display cards, letters, and other memorabilia.|
|Another display of birthday cards. I hope that one day, I can give my scrapbooks to the kids and they will enjoy looking at them with their children as much as I enjoy it.|
So, that's why I love scrapping. Now time to put it all away until next time :)