Wednesday, 27 August 2008

I; Scrapbooker

Ok, so I've admitted now that I scrapbook. I know many of you already knew that before my last post, but I'm trying to get over my embarrassment. So, in that view, here are some things I like about the fact that I scrapbook:

1) It makes my pictures easier to read. I said that gem more than 10 years ago, back when I started scrapbooking. As illogical as it sounds, the feeling behind it is true. Rather than tossing all my photos in a box for some future generation to try and make some sort of sense out of.

2) It preserves my memories. I can't remember half the things that I've done in my life, and I'm not that old. But when I look at a photo, it all comes rushing back!

3) My fingers itch if I don't do something. I like to take photographs and I like working with my hands. So it seems like a good fit. I've got to do something with them. And the creativity gets all pent up inside my head. Scrapbooking lets it out.

4) I just plain like it. This is probably the most important one. I just like working on scrapbooks.

So, those are some of my reasons. I scrapbook. And I'm trying to be proud of it. I'm certainly enjoying my new association of scrapbooking friends over on the online community. They're some of the nicest people I've ever chatted with.


Heather said...

More power to you! ;)

sandee said...

I understand, I don't go shouting to everyone that I too am a scrap booker. I find that unless they are into it themselves then they don't understand it...or I get a lot of.."I keep meaning to do it but just haven't had the time " responses. That's why I go to CK and to my scrap booking conventions!

Coila said...

I have a lot of girlfriends who love to scrapbook. I think it's embarrassing because it's a very stereotypically girly or domestic. Or because maybe people think of it like some folks think of knitting: something only old people do. I know a lot of knitters, too, come to think of it, but I'm sure that's how some people think of it. ;)

But hey, you're great at it and you'll have a wonderful way to flip through your trips and show them to your family and friends. There are so many worse hobbies!