Just one question. Why?
Why do we scrapbook? Why do we take the time to record our memories? Is it for ourselves? For our family? Generations yet to come? Because it makes us healthy, wealthy and wise? (Definitely not the wealthy part...it's just a tad bit expensive, isn't it? Unless, of course, you're a professional scrapbooker.)
With the 17th anniversary of National Scrapbook Day just around the corner (always the first Saturday of May and a holiday that is
If we have a clear understanding of why we do it, then we can understand why we make certain product choices, why we choose particular topics to document, and why we write what we write and what gets included. I also believe that if we know the "why" it will help us through some of the dry times, when inspiration has flown out the window, picture opportunities seem few and far between, and we have a BIG creative block. We just aren't "feeling" it. I don't know about you, but that happens to me quite often.
If you know you're trying to capture today's stories for your kids, or to work out your emotions, work through a particularly hard moment, or record the crazy things that happen to you on a daily basis, then there's your reason to return and try again when you get stuck. It's the why we do it!
Just for today, spend a few minutes thinking about why you scrapbook. Tell me why in the comments, I'd love to know.