You Are Inspired!

You Are Inspired!

No matter if you are just starting to scrapbook, or have been scrapbooking for years, there’s one thing you can do to motivate yourself to scrapbook. What is it?

Think about your “Why?”

Why do you want to scrapbook? Do you have a specific project you want to do, like a wedding album or a family history book? Do you like playing with paper and ink, or pixels and brushes? Or do you realize that time flies all too quickly, and that what is normal today, is all too far in the past tomorrow?

This is the most important thing you can think about if you want to keep yourself motivated and excited to scrap. Every single GOOD scrapbooking class I’ve taken has brought in this idea as part of the class material.

Let me show you some of my reasons (and I have many):

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Class assignment from Cathy Zielske’s Design Your Life class at Big Picture Classes

The following few pages are from the class album I mentioned in my previous post about making mistakes.

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The title page

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Capturing the everyday

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Telling my story

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Sharing family history

This is such a useful process, I often make pages to remind myself about why I scrapbook. A couple more recent pages :

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100_7479In short, I scrapbook because there are too many wonderful things, too many everyday things to remember. It’s my creative outlet, my memory saver, and my celebration of life in general (the good AND the bad.)

So if you are stumped, or stuck, or wondering if scrapbooking is really for you, take some time today and think about WHY you want to scrapbook. If you’re feeling really motivated, make a page and share it with me.

I’d love to learn why you want to scrapbook.

 

4 Responses »

    • Kelli, having a reason that you can refer back to when you’re questioning your motives is awesome. It’s like giving your future self a pep-talk now!

  1. Great post, and I love all your reasons! For me it’s definitely mostly about documenting memories. There are so many little things I want to remember about my kids when they are older. And the fact that it’s fun and a creative outlet doesn’t hurt either…

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