The Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Scrapbooking
By:Mary Ann D (mad4scrappin)
From the "Home Office" in Portland, CT:
#10 It gives me a reason for always having my camera handy, taking all those photos, and spending so much money developing pictures.
#9 It's a great way to use and preserve all of the memorabilia items that I save from family events and vacations.
#8 Since I can't even draw stick figures, it gives me the chance to be creative using someone else's artistic abilities in the form of stickers, diecuts, rubber stamps and punches.
#7 For under $1 I can buy the perfect piece of 12x12 paper for every holiday, sports activity, and vacation layout.
#6 Scrapbooking supplies make very creative homemade cards - especially appreciated by teachers and grandmothers.
#5 Scrapbooks make great gifts (even though it's hard to give them away).
#4 Sometimes fitting all of the photos from your child's birthday party on a two-page layout involves measuring and cropping that is so complex it exercizes your brain as much as brushing your teeth with your opposite hand.
#3 Can you say ~ Always thinking about the next layout,
Buying and stockpiling supplies, CKU-NE, Downloading unusual fonts, Entertaining dMarie newsletters from Mark, Fiskars deckle-edge scissors, Girly MAMBI stickers, Hot Off The Press, Internet shopping, Journalling, K & Co., LOTS of cool paper and stickers, me & my BIG ideas, New techniques in scrapbook magazines, Organizing my photos, Poems from the dMarie website, Queens & Divas, Realizing I'm so far behind I can never catch up, Stacy Julian at Simple Scrapbooks, Telling the story creatively, un-do Products, Very late nights, Website message boards, X's & O's from my kids when I create their pages, Young and mature scrapbookers, Zig 2 Way Glue?
#2 An hour of scrapbooking beats an hour of housework any day of the week.
And the #1 reason why I love scrapbooking:
It tells the people I love how important they are to me...
Tomorrow at dMarie Daily: How has scrapbooking changed my life., by skogy, Burnsville, Mn