Monday, April 19, 1999    


Why I Love Scrapbooking

By:Joanna G.

Why do I love scrapbooking? Ask 50 scrappers and you'll probably get 50 different answers. What I love most is that I now have a hobby that fulfills my creative needs and also preserves my family's history for future generations. Scrapbooking:

Provides a bridge between the past and the future
Honors my ancestors
Reminds me how sweet and innocent my grown-up children once were
Brings back fond memories of days gone by
Allows me to forget about the hassles and struggles of day-to-day living
Encourages me to take more pictures
Rescues my photos from boxes and drawers
Is a great way to relieve stress
Passes down my family's history
Shares my hopes and dreams for the future
Gives me a voice to speak to future generations
Provides a creative outlet
Is a great place for all the memorabilia I've saved
Can be a cure for depression
Is a great reason to explore the Internet for new products and ideas
Helps me make new friends who care about me although we've never met
Justifies all the money spent on photographers, film, and developing through the years
Gives tangible, lasting results
Documents the "Days of our Lives"
Proves that sometimes procrastinating can be a good thing (I knew there was a reason I never got all my photos in albums 30 years ago!)

Since I started scrapbooking almost two years ago, I have less problems with depression and have a gained a whole new group of friends. We get together for all day crops and weekend retreats where we share our supplies and ideas and encourage and appreciate each other's work. But I really must admit that the dMarie website has been a tremendous force in maintaining my enthusiasm for scrapbooking. I love the Bulletin Boards, ChatLand, Layout Central, Inspiration, and (best of all) shopping!

Tomorrow at dMarie Daily: Scrapbooking For Teenagers, by Donna M.

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