Thursday, April 29, 2010

I scrapbook...therefore I am

a scrapbooker.

Why, when anyone asks me if I scrapbook do I hem and haw about the answer. I think I really need to stop narrowly defining what a scrapbooker is and what a scrapbook is not.

A scrapbooker does not necessarily scrapbook every day, or every week, or even every month.
A scrapbooker does not need to have such amazing pages that a magazine would pay money to publish it.

A scrapbooker does not need to follow rules.
A scrapbooker does not need to have perfect pictures.
A scrapbooker does not have to feel guilty if she hasn't scrapbooked in months.

{This layout is of my oldest son, Avram. I took these pictures years ago and they are still my favorite. They truly capture his personality: sober, artistic, reflective.}

Occasionally. I mean, almost rarely, do I scrapbook. But I still do it and I have the pages to prove it! Thought I'd share a few with you. And it doesn't matter that the only time I scrapbook is when I'm commissioned to. In other words, I get paid. It's ok and I'm not going to feel guilty about it anymore!

{I took this pictures of my youngest daughter, Savannah about 10 years ago. I was playing around with using sepia film...yes was BEFORE digital!}
This Saturday, May 1st is National Scrapbooking Day! I'm getting all sorts of reminders from our friends at Creating Keepsakes and it got me thinking.
{This was for the Clearsnap catalog and got to play with some of their new embossing powder. I did a two-tone layering affect that I think worked well with the dandelion image. I chalked over it with pink to add to the wispy look.}
One day I will scrapbook for the pure pleasure of it. But until then, I am still a scrapbooker. Are you?


cards4ever said...

I am a scrapbooker. I am going to celebrate NSD.

vera-anderson said...

Cookie & die cuts.

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