Wednesday, February 26, 2003    


Why Scrapbooking is Important

By:By Penny, Pennsylvania

I never dreamed 3 years ago when I took up this hobby, just how important it would become to me.

Of course, I'm preserving my pictures in a safe environment, I'm capturing the stories to go with them. And I'm giving my children hours of enjoyment, flipping through the books. But there is also so much more to this hobby that I would have never guessed.

It's about the friendships I have made as a result. Not only have I met several wonderful people via dmarie that I've kept in touch with for over two years, but also I have met 10 of my greatest friends that live all over this country and remain best friends with them today. In fact, I'll be meeting them again in Vegas in March. I have never been out of Pennsylvania...but my online relationship with these gals prompted me to get on a plane by myself and fly across the country to Vegas to meet them. And I wasn't disappointed. We spent a weekend laughing, talking, eating and learning how lucky we were to have found each other.

And, one day as I was reading dmarie, I received an email from a fellow scrapbooker who lives only a half hour away. (Tammy) We talked in instant messenger for a week before we met, and we've remained great friends since. And SHE met another friend (Bonnie) who is one of my great friends too. The three of us have so much in common and have so much fun and laughter every time we're together. As a result of those friendships and our love of the hobby, I've also met so many other wonderful women who I consider to be good friends of mine. (nan~, Patty, Linda, Audrey, Julie, Mary Jane, etc, etc, etc.)

I may never have met these wonderful people had it not been for that day back in July of 2000 when I decided to take the plunge into scrapbooking.

Not only do I have a shelf full of treasures now, I have a LIFE full of treasures: the friends I have made because of this hobby.

Tomorrow at dMarie Daily: Why scrapbooking is important to me, by jennifer i.

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