Scrapbooking: A Love Affair.

by Lain Ehmann on February 14, 2011

Yes, it’s that day of love and lust, and what do I feel more passionate about than a box of scrapbook supplies? ;) (Sorry, John).

In honor of this very special day, I’ve created a very special video (look for a new hat!)

Now you tell me… why do YOU love scrapbooking? Do tell. :)

P.S. I’m going to be taking part in Stacy Julian’s fabulous i.Scrap class that starts March 3. Will you join me?

  • Sassyscrapper2010

    Hey Lain! I can so relate to your scrapbook origins. As I child I was a sticker collector. Smelly, puffy, Mrs. Grossman’s…I had them all or at least I tried to collect as many as possible. I would write letters to different sticker companies like Mrs. Grossman’s or Trend and request samples. I had binders and portfolios where I would display them. I should dig them out and take a picture…would make for a great layout! I also love school and office supplies and different fonts. I would always get excited when the school supplies would come out in the summer and I could pick out that brand new box of crayons. I would doodle endlessly…writing my name over and over using printing or cursive or a combination of both. Writing has always come easily to me, but until I started LOAD last time, I never really told my stories. Now a page seems incomplete without journaling. I love scrapbooking…it is my inanimate valentine. I think about it all the time and I am making progress on making it a part of my daily life. Thanks for reuniting me with my true love and passion.

  • Lauren Hoffman Shiflett

    Oh, I was a natural scrapbooker, too! I collected memorabilia like nobody’s business….still need to scrap a lot of it, but at least I have an idea of what to do with it all! And I did (do? hehe) the same thing with the fonts…I have sheets upon sheets of song lyrics, poems and other musings written in different writing styles….gotta scrapbook that, too! Thanks for sharin’ and I hope you have a wonderful valentines.

  • Jeannett_mcgee

    Lain, I am signed up for that class too.

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful! I can’t wait! :)

  • Anonymous

    Hey Lauren! I have boxes — don’t know if I’ll EVER get to all of it. ;) High hopes!!!!

  • Michele

    I love that I can excercise my creative muscles and record my family story at the same time.

    As a mom who is unhappy when she’s is not being creative, I struggle with balancing my creative side and my mom duties. I don’t sit each day and say that I will pout if I don’t do something creative. Instead after getting caught up in mom/homemaker/wife/caretaker-of-extended family duties for weeks or even months, I can find myself not as happy as I should be. That’s when I realize I haven’t done anything for ‘me’ in way too long. For ‘me’ that means hand needlework/sewing/scrapbooking/fiddling-with-fun-photoshop-effects-on-photos.

    As a lover of old family stories, I have taken on the task of wanting to record my family’s story – both the past and the present. I hope future generations will not sit and look at photos wondering who that is, where were they, when was the photo taken, etc, but most importantly wonder who those people *are*. I have been lucky enough to find out some stories of my ancestors from my grandmother, but it only leaves me more curious….

    So scrapbooking lets me express myself, but also feel productive :).

  • Sherri

    I’ve loved photographs since I was a pre-teen! I have fond memories of going to my grandma’s and pulling out all of her photos each time I was there. Then a few years later I got my first camera. I started scrapbooking almost a year after my divorce. I wanted to document the memories my children and I were making…eleven years later here I am! I love being creative. I love that I found your website Lain for those days when I need a shot of inspiration. I loved what you said about documenting the positives!

  • DaniNYC12677

    Definitely signing up for i.scrap can’t wait!!! I also feel I am a natural born scrapbooker, always had a camera with me, was always collecting bits and pieces of this or that so having an outlet for all this stuff makes me happy! I also really love the scrapbooking community that I’ve found and a chance to be artsy :)

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad we met, Dani!!

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