Friday, February 3, 2012


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I love scrapbooking.

If you had asked me if I liked to scrapbook five years ago, I would have answered "umm, no I've never done it. I was given a kit as a gift once and I'm not compelled to do it."

Then a friend of mine invited me to a scrapbook event called National Scrapbook Day. I brought what little supplies that I owned at the time along with photos of Miss K to work on. Turns out that the consultant that was hosting this event was the mother of a childhood friend of mine. I was in awe of the huge quantities of supplies she kept in her home to create scrapbooks.

After a full day of cutting photos, creating beautiful pages with my little girl's photos with my artistic flair in them, I was in love.

I spent over a hundred dollars that day buying more stuff to work on. I even won a full scrapbook kit to create a large album from Creative Memories.

After having my second child, finding the spare time to work on my books is much harder. I was working full time including Saturdays, which left only Sundays to myself. A few friends and I tried to organize scraps at each others houses every few months but that has fell by the wayside. It happens when someone has another baby too.

I met my best friend through scrapbooking. She used to go to the same events that I did and discovered that our children attended school together. Last year, she and I attended a scrap at a Bible Camp. It was the best weekend, despite the snarky remarks from a few attendees and sleeping on youth camp bunk beds.

It's that time again this year. I received the invitation bulletin for the Scrapbook at the Bible Camp. I have talked about it several times to my friend, that we need to go. Not just to work on our books, but to "get away". But now that I got the invite, I am having reservations. I do love to scrap but it's quite expensive. And I'm low scale compared to some of the ladies that we met last year. I would bet that they have have spent thousands!!

So I was standing in my computer room AKA the catch all room, looking at my craft racks. I stopped to gaze at my Cricket machine and many of the other supply items I have stored on my shelf. I love my hobby and it's so expensive. Can I really afford to go??

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Treinke said...

Several years ago I flew to Dallas, stayed with someone I had only met online and went to a national scrapbook convention. Makes collecting supplies seem cheap in comparison. And I haven't touched my stuff in years. That's when it becomes expensive. When it just sits around.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I used to be an avid scrapbooker...then I went back to work and now I'm 3 years behind... I need to get back into it, because I really do enjoy it!

SassyModernmom said...

Scrapbooking is one thing I have not tried yet!  I just don't think I'm artistic enough, but I'm always so jealous of the beautiful books you all create:)

CrazyKindofMom said...

Oh I'll bet you're more creative than you think! It's cool to go to the conventions and get togethers, you see so many different types of creative. And get great ideas from others. :)

CrazyKindofMom said...

I know the feeling. It's so hard to get back when you feel overwhelmed by being behind.

CrazyKindofMom said...

I never thought about it like that. It does seem worse that it just sits there. I need to pull it out again.