Friday, April 07, 2006

How it all began....

Challenge: YOUR SCRAPBOOKING START. Share how you got started in scrapbooking. How long have you been doing it? Do you scrap differently now than when you first started? What's changed for you? Anything? Share the circumstances, the people involved - in getting you hooked to this awesome creative outlet! What am I talking about? Scrapbooking, of course! Can't wait to hear your stories!

I have always loved taking pictures of my children. I had in some since scrapbooked unconventionally, making albums and little captions and notes of all the events that took place in my life. One day, I was reading PARENTS magazine and they had an article on Memory Books. The idea was so cute! So I set out to go get some kits from Michaels and found that they had a class on Scrapbooking! I took the class and the rest is history. My life has forever changed. Yes, scrapbooking has become a way of life for me. I have found so many amazing people since I have been scrapbooking. I feel an immense amount of joy everytime I make a page.

I have been scrapbooking for 7 years now. I have evolved so much as a scrapper....At first my cutesy style entailed alot of cockadoodle designs, frame ups, suzy zoo stickers....I look back and I am amazed at how far I have come. My style is more eccletic, with a shabby feel.


I am truly amazed at how a hobby can change your life. I wake up in the morning and get to chat with my buddies on twopeas....I can read a CK magazine, go shopping, or go to a crop. The feeling I feel when I get a new magazine, or an order that I placed, or bringing new goodies home from the store are PRICELESS. The feeling I feel when my children pick up my books and smile, knowing that their mommy took the time to document their lives, leaving behind an heirloom that will be priceless.

Scrapbooking has truly changed who I am. It is best hobby ever made. I am so glad that I found it.

Dana

8 comments:

BonnieRose said...

Thanks for being the first to do the challenge Dana... I so agree with all u shared.. it's sure changed my life too! Hugs,

Adrienne said...

Scrapping has CHANGED my life! My SIL's hooked me, and they don't even scrap anymore! Its been almost three years for me! THREE WONDERFUL YEARS!!!!

Michelle W. said...

I couldn't agree with you more. It completely change my life and how I look at a lot of things. Now things are measured in "scrapbook prices".

geez, that dress could buy me 10 rub-ons. or geez, that new printer could buy me 30 punches. lol.

Michelle

em said...

What a great post! It's amazing to look back at the work from when we all were beginners!! And...it's so neat to think how much scrapping really does change your life! I loved this one, Dana!

ladybug320 said...

WOW! I so agree with everyone, thanks for sharing.. Scrapbooking had also changed my life.. I even impress myself when I look thru my scrapbooks,i'm so blessed that GOD gave my mom cretaive genes which she passed on... all these creative genes.

Sabrina said...

Awesome post!

dynamomomof2 said...

Awesome post - I make scrapbooks too for the look on my girl's faces when they look at their albums!

Christine R said...

I've never posted on a stranger's blog before but I think about this topic alot. Scrapbooking gave me something all mine. It enables me to do something I love but most importantly I have met the most incredible women along the way. Once a year my friends and I go to CKU and meet even more women friends to add to our list. I think I was always a good person but scrapbooking has made me more of who I already was. Does that make sense?