Tuesday, April 14, 2009

S. O. S. - Save Our Scrapbooks...

I was flipping through my May/June issue of Simple Scrapbooks and saw the Editor's Note from Stacy Julian titled A Simple Farewell. At first I thought Stacy was moving on to pursue another book showing us how to make a mini album in a weekend. But the farewell she was speaking of is the farewell of Simple Scrapbooks magazine. I have gleened many ideas from the pages of this publication and I'm sorry to see it go like so many other newspapers and magazines. I will continue to get tips and tricks from Creating Keepsakes, big-sister publication to SS.

Scrapbooking is one of the many hobbies I enjoy (not as much as the homebaked treats I make, but definitely more than exercising - although I always feel strong and accomplished after a meaningul workout). It is very gratifying when my children pour over pictures in our albums commenting about how cute they were (they WERE and still are in my opinion). So, to save our scrapbooks I'm challenging you to spend a couple of hours one day this week to preserve your memories; whether you're a digi-scrapper or the traditional type with paper and glue like me. And get out from behind the camera so that YOU are in some of those photos too.

If you're at a loss for time or don't know how to get started, join me for a crop on National Scrabooking Day, Saturday May 2nd from 1-11 p.m. For $15 you'll get your own workspace, limited interruptions, a mini album class, access to my stamps & inks and "how-to" books, and a Mexican fiesta (it's close enough to Cinco de Mayo, right?). You'll also get a gift from me, as well as chances at other prizes. Seating is limited so RSVP right away.

1 comment:

KJ said...

My Quinn loves looking through our scrapbooks over and over again. Hopefully the art will never be lost, that would be a great tragedy for Quinn and me!