It’s Not About the Paper.

by Lain Ehmann on August 10, 2012

Scrapbooking is not about the paper.

It’s not about the camera.

It’s not about the ribbon.

It’s not about the brads.

It’s not about the buttons.

It’s not about the handwriting.

It’s not about the stamps.

It’s not about the die-cut machine.

It’s not about the Copics.

It’s not about the kits.

It’s not about the punches.

It’s not about the Photoshop actions.

It’s not about the tags.

It’s not about the flowers.

It’s not about the techniques.


Just in case you forgot.

simple scrapbooking layouts

Image courtesy TheGiantVermin/Flickr

  • Hdubarry

    It’s about love :) 

  • Barb in AK

    Thanks for the reminder.   That’s why I started scrapping.  I need to keep myself on track, instead of trying to make a masterpiece each time!

  • Lainehmann

    Glad it hit a nerve! I needed the reminder myself. :)

  • Lainehmann

    You got it!

  • Julie

    Well said.  Julie (luniegirls)

  • Michelle

    Love this post!  Thanks for keeping us on track and not over thinking our pages!

  • Jeniruthjov

    thanks for the inspiration!  I printed this out and will hang it in a frame on my wall as a reminder!

  • Lelliott00

    This made me think of Dr. Seuss and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  Thanks for the good kick in the pants reminder Lain!

  • Danielle Taylor

    wonderful reminder!!

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  • lilola

    A good reminder, Lain!   tfs

  • Lainehmann

    Thank you – I needed to remind myself. :)

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  • Lainehmann

    Thanks, Pam!

  • Lainehmann

    I needed it for myself. Was getting overwhelmed with all the new product announcements I felt like I was “missing.”

  • Lainehmann

    Awww, thanks for the comparison! I’m honored!

  • Lainehmann

    What a great idea! I may do the same.

  • Lainehmann

    My pleasure. I teach that which I most need to remember! ;)

  • Lainehmann

    Thanks, Luniegirls!

  • iannclaire

    Are you SURE it’s not about the paper? (lol, paper fetish). Great post and kind of timely for me :)

  • Lainehmann

    I’m sure. :)

  • Laura Carrington Duckett

    Thanks, Lain. It’s easy to get all wrapped up in the stuff of scrapbooking and lose sight of the big picture.

  • LainEhmann

    That’s exactly it. The doodads are nice, but that’s not what we’re going to want to remember 20 years from now. :)

  • Tiffany Christler Wacaser

    The paper definitely adds to the fun.

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