Why this hobby? Why spend so much time - not to mention money - on this craft? How has this endeavor that started out as a night out turned into such a passion for me? In other words, why do I scrapbook?
I've thought a lot about this question in the last year or so. I am a high school teacher and I often write alongside my students. Earlier this year one class completed an expert project - writing about, researching and sharing something that each student knew a lot about. I chose to focus my project on scrapbooking (although other options on my list included keeping preschool age children entertained in the car and laundry.) My students were unimpressed when I told them I scrapbooked, but they were even less impressed with my other topics. There is nothing like a cool teenager to make a 30 something teacher question her motives! Between their skepticism and the writing prompts we completed, I discovered much about myself as a scrapbooker this fall and in true scrapper fashion, I turned some of those discoveries into layouts.
The journaling for this layout actually came from a writing prompt I completed for the expert project.