Thursday, May 18, 2006

Confessions of an idea book addict

If someone told me 7 years ago, that I would be so addicted to scrapbooking, I probably would have laughed in their faces. When I first started back in '99, I had no idea where this hobby would take me. I have met so many wonderful people, acquired a creative outlet, found a hobby that is not just for me, but for my family, leaving behind a heirloom, a legacy that my children and their children would enjoy for years to come, something that I enjoy doing....

Besides being addicted to scrapbook supplies....I am a total idea book fanatic. I am always on the prowl for new idea books....Some of my most recent purchases include Decorate Life/Scrapbooks by Making Memories and the new Scrapbook Etc..Baby Idea book. Everytime I add a new idea book to the collection, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. I love to curl up at night and dive into my idea books. I am anxiously awaiting A Designer's Eye for Patterned Paper by Ali Edwards and Designing with Type by Autumn Leaves.... I can't wait! They are both due out next month and let's just say I am totally stoked to say the least.

My family don't understand it. I bring my "reading material" every where I go.. Sometime I bring 4 or 5 idea books along just to go to the bank. Don't ask me why? I just gotta have them with me. It brings me so much joy!

Where there you have it! I am an addict. Idea book addict that is! LOL



smkh1117 said...

Oh my gosh, I totally take at least one idea book with me when we go places! So glad to know that I am not the only one! LOL! Can't wait for Ali's new book, and if you haven't read Cathy Z's you must. Am currently loving both book 1 &2.


Jamillah Taylor said...

You are not alone. I have BPS, C&S Part 1 and AE first book in my bag that I take to work. I love idea books. The next ones I am getting is Scrapcity, C&S2, and AE book. Love ideas from anywhere.

em said...

I love idea books, too. When I first started scrapping I bought a bunch of them that are now kind of outdated...and I try to remind myself that someday what I am buying now will probably be outdated too...but that doesn't stop me!