For the longest time, I’ve been one of these people, who just have to keep everything from anywhere – it all wanders into my pocket. I’m very attached to great memories and always take little souvenirs that I mostly put in boxes. I have things from so many places I’ve been to and it goes back to my childhood days.
Unfortunately, it’s getting a bit out of hand, cause I simlpy have too much. So a great way for me to keep my memorabilia is scrapbooking. It is one of my absolute favorite hobbies and it also makes it easier to look back on things. Because it means so much to me, I’ve been thinking a lot about adding a new category to my blog, where I only share my hobby, let my readers take a look at some of my pages and also give tips on what you can use, how to put together your own pages etc.
What made me really happy was that the response on Twitter was really good, cause it’s a hobby that a lot of people are interested in, but sometimes, a little push and inspiration can do wonders. And honestly, I’m not going to be humble about this and just put it out there: I’m damn good at scrapbooking. I spend a lot of money on making it all perfect, which of course is not a requirement, but I just take it really seriously. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than finishing a new page, or even better, a whole book. But the best part: There is no right or wrong way to do it.
I’m not gonna lie though, it’s pretty time consuming. I always tell myself that I’ll just do a page each day after work, but I never really do, cause unfortunately, I don’t have an arts and crafts room and all the stuff is just scattered across the floor, which makes it hard for me to walk around or do anything else. Therefore, when I really get into it, I do nothing else for days and just put together one page after another, until life gets in the way again. Then, it usually just rests for a while, until I find more time and motivation.
Sometimes, I wish I could just do this for a living. People could send me their collected things and then I get to work. To personalize it, I would ask them to tell me a little about their experiences and then try to create something beautiful. But I guess that’s never going to happen, so I’ll just enjoy my hobby, as much as I can.
If you’re interested in scrapbooking, definitely keep an eye out for my posts. I’m planning a lot of detailed content and hopefully, I can inspire some people to give it a try. And of course, feel free to share your tips and pages, as well. I’d love to take a look.
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Love your scrapbooking pages! I haven’t done traditional scrapbooking but I do digital. I love it for the same reason you do that it just allows me to collect things and document my life. The only down fall in digital scrapbooking is extra work of scanning ticket stubs or anything else you want specifically on your page.
Thank you. :) Digital scrapbooking sounds interesting, as well. But as much as I love everything digital, this does not sound like it’s for me. And omg, the scanning part sounds like a lot of extra work. I also like to add like pressed coins, dried flowers etc and I don’t thing that would work really well in a digital version. Do keep all of the items you collect or do you throw them away after scanning? I probably coudn’t , which would leave me with the boxes that I’m trying to get rid off. :D
Thanks for sharing your hobby and for reading plus leaving a comment. Do you write about digital scrapbooking? Would love to see some pages.
I always say I’ll start it, but I’m more for keeping stuff in boxes I guess… I would love it if this became a new category here cause I have some questions: did you start from the moment you decided to make a scrapbook or you went with the oldest memories you had (if you know what I mean)? also, do you do just important events or every day? what goes in and what is not going to make it?
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