Wednesday, May 9, 2001    


I Love to Scrap

By:Mary-Claire G.

Scrapbooking has become a true passion in my life. I love it because it allows me to be creative, preserve our memories, and buy all the fun things I've loved all my life (stickers, pretty paper, paper dolls, and so much more). Scrapbooking allows me to put all my memories in a format that can be enjoyed by generations to come, and will hopefully be a reminder of joyful times for my son to share and remember as he gets older. Scrapping is very therapeutic for me, allowing me to have a few minutes or hours when it's just me, my memories, my "toys", and gives free rein to my creativity. I've met new friends, been given something new to do with old friends (can you say "lured" them into it? LOL!), and have "revenge" for all the "unique" shops my DH likes to visit when we travel.

Scrapbooking encourages me to truly "remember" and to do something with all the memories, rather than banish them to disorganized, unlabeled chaos in a shoebox. I want my friends and family to share in, and feel good about, the times we've shared. I now have something to do with my love of pictures and picture-taking, something I share with my father (a good subject for a page perhaps?). Because others in my family see my scrapbooks, I've been given pictures (out of those infamous shoeboxes) that I can label now, rather than finding them many years down the road, when they can no longer be identified. In short, I love to scrapbook because it is not merely a hobby, but a way of preserving the past, the present, and the future (because we're always thinking ahead to the next layout!).

Tomorrow at dMarie Daily: Why I love scrapbooking, by Bronwyn P

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