Saturday, November 28, 2009

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

What's the most important thing to you?

This goes along with my post on Why Scrapbook?

What is the most important thing to you?

Well, for me it is my family. Family is made up of the people who support you, love you unconditionally, help you when you are in need, and are your best friends. I have no greater desire than to spend time with my family. They know my faults and weaknesses and love me anyway. You know--there is just no greater feeling than that. Every member of my family, even the ones who have passed and the ones yet to come, are precious to me.

So what do I scrapbook about? You guessed it my Family. The things we do, our personalities, the good times, the rough times, and my feelings about them.

I really think my family enjoys the albums I have finished too. My kids love their baby albums. In fact, they are falling apart at the seams because they look through them so often.

Moments spent with my family are memories I hold dear to my heart and want to cherish forever. I have them in my memory but, it is so much fun to grab an album and go through those memories with my family too.

Any way, just thought I would share another snippet about me and my hobby.

Happy Scrapping

Monday, November 9, 2009

Why Scrapbook?

Wouldn't it be easy to just put photos in sleeves of a photo album and be done? Or in today's digital world burn a slide show on a CD.

I personally think we all want our memories to have a more personal touch. They are our memories--they are unique to us.

This is why I scrapbook. I take a million photos and I have a hard time getting rid of any of them. I really try to pick a few that really stand out to me and feature them on a scrapbook page. Then I want to embellish and put even more meaning into the page with elements that fit the memory or trigger even additional memories that are not captured in the photo. From picking the photo to the final touches this process is a therapeutic emotional journey for me. I feel I am documenting the past while cherishing the memory at the same time. So, that is why I scrapbook--I love the creative outlet while at the same time preserving the past.

Why do you Scrapbook?