Fancy Scrapping Your Memories?
Credit for the inspiration to today’s question is awarded to Lauren of ISS Attitude of Gratitude with thanks.
A few days ago l published this When a plan comes together …. you may recall and more so if you read it. It was the progress update on my new house here. Well in the comment section Lauren and l were having a conversation about “Scrapbooks” and how Lauren was so into it as a hobby that she became Creative Memories consultant which until she mentioned l had never heard of such a thing. This is basically 21st century Scrapbooks!
I became a Creative Memories consultant to support my habit. I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and could no longer do my walks. I needed something to keep myself busy.
I had a 12 by 12 sun room built off my bedroom. It is filled with cabinets and cabinets of empty scrapbooks of all sizes. I have shelves of embellishments sorted by occasion. I have 6 deep shallow drawers filled with papers organized by colors and themes. I have punches sorted by themes. I have extra pages and page protectors sorted by style and size. I have cutters and various tools.
I need to catch up on my pictures and then rethink the hobby. I estimate this will take a year.Lauren
Well l have to say that l never knew 1] that scrapbooking as a hobby had progressed so far since l was actively involved in it back when l was around 12-14 or 1975 – 1977 and 2] that it was now a huge multimillion dollar affair in the States!
After doing some research, we don’t have a movement like that here in the UK – well not that l could ‘easily find’, we do have a lot of craft shops offering scrapbook supplies but not to the degree as the States offers.
So my question today is threefold …..
1] Did you have a traditional scrapbook as a child and 2] are you still a scrapbooker as an adult or like Lauren, maybe a Creative memories consultant today or just a very keen enthusiast and or 3] what do you keep inside our scrapbooks?
Let me know below – Thanks.