Weeeeee! It’s a day to celebrate scrapping; or as some of my friends like to call it, “just a reason to buy more stuff you don’t need”. Anyway, as promised I’m doing another RAK. This one is easy. Just comment to say hello by the end of tomorrow, Sunday.
Since, it’s a day to celebrate scrapbooking, I decided to have the closest people to me answer a couple of questions about scrapbooking:
- What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “scrapbook”?
- Honestly, when I ask you, “Do you want to scrapbook?” …do you really want to scrap with me?
Scott: Until just recently, when I heard the word “scrapbook,” my initial thoughts always gyrated towards mounds of photographs haphazardly glued or taped to scraps of paper. That word kicked off thoughts in my mind about dated magazine clipping purposely, but mostly randomly, snipped for the sole use of preserving a memory or two. Fortunately and thankfully, Ms. Red Oak Lines demonstrated to me innumerable times that scrapbooking was more than some bumbling 3rd-grade art project. When I think about her amazing craft and her incredible talent at it, scrapbooking becomes self-expression and memory making–people, places, and events forever etched not only in our minds, but everyone else’s as well. When I hear the word “scrapbook,” I now think about memories. Memories are unique, but reminiscing is universal. Either way, we feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. And all that came from some stripes of paper, some tangled ribbon, cardboard letter cut-outs, and an eye-catching image.
Gloria: Brads, buttons, scraps, and eyelets OH MY! Scrapbooking wouldn’t seem so intimidating if I had the skill sets to coordinate pictures, colors, and three dimensional mediums together into a beautifully well thought product. I consider myself a painter, so one would automatically think that I would some how be artistically gifted when it comes to scrapbooking. Unfortunately when I hear Sarah ask me if I want to scrapbook with her, intimidation and nervousness fills my mind. I do enjoy the end results of this craft and the last time I did a layout with her it didn’t turn out so bad. I think I’m better at mini albums so I think the next time she asks I’ll make a mini album. =P
Jennie: When I hear the word “scrapbook,” I can’t help but think of, not the craft itself, but people. More specifically, I think of the person who first uttered the word to me: Sarah! To me, “scrapbook” used to mean mounds and mounds of paper ready to be dismantled at the scrapper’s will. After a while, you begin to see beyond the intricacies of styling and appreciate the scrappers themselves because, ultimately, their work is a way of welcoming you into their lives. It’s amazing to see how the craft can literally bring people together through its sincerity. As a non-scrapper, and just non-artistic in general, I would definitely like to scrapbook in the future. I would love to scrapbook with Sarah one of these days because, not only does it make her happy, but she has a lot of tips (and supplies, jk) I sure could use! HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY!
Okay, some scrapping stuff to share! First layout was done for the Scrapping The Music challenge. We were to use the song “The Way I Am,” so here’s what I came up with:
I don’t know if I ever shared this one, but this one was done for Butterfly Crafts. (Sorry if I posted this one already).
Oh, and if you want to be inspired by a challenge site, head over to Scrap Outside The Box. They’ve got some fun challenges, and I can’t wait to share the upcoming challenge. It’s gonna be super fun.
All right, that’s it for now.
HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPPING DAY! Hope everyone gets a chance to scrap! (I didn’t get a chance to really scrap because we’re having a family and friends BBQ — in the rain, haha!).