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Why Do I Scrapbook?

I have to admit that I'm a closet scrapper. Despite the fact that I'm very proud of the work I do and I love being part of the scrapbooking community, most of the people I know laugh at me when I tell them I scrapbook. I'm sure it's because they have antiquated ideas about what that means, and I'm too shy to foist my work upon them and prove them wrong. There's peer pressure around this Big Apple to have a cool hobby like knitting or making duct tape purses. Alas, that's not my forté.

Recently, Two Peas In A Bucket held a contest. To enter, you had to create a layout about why you scrapbook. You can see all of the entries here. I had to sit and think about why I continue to do this, despite the fact that most people I know think it's silly. Well, it's gotta' be love, right? It probably borders on obsession, in fact!

This is my layout:


To create this layout I silhouette cut a photo of myself and placed it in the bottom right corner of the page. I used white rub-ons and stickers to create the title on top of the photo. I used a ruler to draw straight lines across the page (with such a lot of uneven type, it helps to guide the eye across the page). I used a combination of several sets of black rub-ons and stickers to lay down the journaling. It’s a painstaking process, but I love the look!

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