Thursday, April 28, 2011

And the other reason I scrapbook...

Well, the other reason was actually the first reason - my girl friends. We wanted to have a reason to get together regularly. We chose scrapbooking partly by chance over six years ago and that, as they say, was that. (I said I was only going to do my wedding album, but that is a topic for another post.)

We still get together regularly on weeknights for a couple of hours. We do all day crops four or five times a year. We've even done a couple of weekends! I love the "me" time that this gives. I love the layouts I complete. I love the snacks we share. But those aren't the main reasons I make time for these girls and these events. I make time because of the connections we make and re-make over the scrap table.

While the people at the table change, the support doesn't. We've helped each other through births, deaths, job losses, disease, sleepless nights, potty training, first dates and so much more.People are often surprised when that we still get together regularly. But I know what drives us, and it is only partly related to pretty paper.

What about you? Why do you scrapbook?


  1. That's awesome! I miss my scrapbooking group that we had in Chile. We used to get together once a month and scrap all day long. I loved visiting with everyone and getting creative ideas from them.

    Now, though, I scrapbook alone, though I do have my two online communities which helps a lot. I scrapbook for many reasons. One is that it's my creative outlet - it allows my creativity to flow like no other hobby I've tried. Another is preserving memories. I want to remember the special times, whether big or small, in my life and scrapbooking allows me to do that. And finally, it's to showcase our photography. Both my husband and I enjoy photography and with our lifestyle, we're able to get some great photos.

  2. I agree with Kerrie... *sniff*
    I don't know what I'd without my girls to get through day to day life!!