Thursday, April 11, 2002    


Importance of Scrapbooking To Me


I have always scrapbooked in some fashion. When I began it was using the old magnetic albums and little bits of construction paper for color. I included the journaling, or at least the WHO in each picture. And each album was created with love, just as they are today.

I was semi-introduced to the world of “Acid Free” when us cousins made a 50th Anniversary Gift Album for my Grandparents. It wasn’t a class, we were just given supplies that could be used on our page and we could only use those supplies. After seeing this I thought this must be out there somewhere. I took a trip to Michael’s and began my collecting. I was hooked on the “safe” method from then on.

Scrapbooking allows me to use my creative side in a productive manner. I am not an artist by any means, but doing scrapbook pages allows me to dip into the artistic realm using paper instead of drawings. Which then leaves an end product that is so rewarding to my family and me. Knowing that it will last for years to come to be enjoyed by my Grandkids and their Grandkids.

Scrapbooking has become really important to me. My Grandparents have all sorts of pictures, but they are all in shoeboxes unlabeled. My Grandma can’t even tell which child is in some of the pictures (she has 12 you know!). I don’t want to leave our family pictures this way, unlabeled and stuffed in shoeboxes. My family enjoys the work I have done and put into each page. We all enjoy going back and reminiscing about the outings and the every day activities we do together.

All in all, I guess scrapbooking is important to me because it allows me to leave something behind for my family to come to pass down. They will be able to see how I lived and how important my family is to me.

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