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Posted 12/17/2013 by Wilna in General Scrappin'
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PeaNut 563,248
August 2012
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Loc: Florida

Posted: 12/17/2013 9:50:35 PM
To preserve my memories so that when I am old and have white hair I can look at my albums and remember what a really good life I had, until I got old

Montana Sweet Pea

PeaNut 142,421
April 2004
Posts: 8,547
Layouts: 1,005
Loc: Fargo, ND

Posted: 12/17/2013 10:00:38 PM
Pretty much to just be creative. I think I will probably have a different reason once we bring a child into this world...as I will want to document every little thing about them, & give them words of wisdom they can carry the rest of their lives...but for now, for me & my husband, it is just to be creative.

* Harmony *
Puddle Jumper

PeaNut 62,131
January 2003
Posts: 20,822
Layouts: 126
Loc: Tennessee

Posted: 12/17/2013 10:15:32 PM
I scrapbook to preserve my memories in a fun, creative way. I won't be passing my albums down so it's really just for me.


PeaNut 272,082
August 2006
Posts: 586
Layouts: 0
Loc: Midwest

Posted: 12/17/2013 10:15:50 PM
To get them in an album in a semi-creative way.


Judy Praia

PeaNut 411,224
February 2009
Posts: 211
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Loc: Bahia, Brazil

Posted: 12/18/2013 5:21:33 AM
Mainly to preserve memories for my kids and grandkids. My dead parents passed down many family photos to me - but with no names or dates, etc. I would love to know what all those photos meant to them. Hopefully that will not happen with any photos I leave for my family. Scrapbooking can be very relaxing and fun for me too.


PeaNut 484,512
October 2010
Posts: 2,597
Layouts: 615

Posted: 12/18/2013 7:31:45 AM
I scrapbook to preserve memories, play with pretty things and surely to un-stress. It's my passion and an outlet for my creativity.

I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
Maya Angelou

You can call me Angela


PeaNut 529,899
November 2011
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Posted: 12/18/2013 10:12:50 AM
To tell stories in a creative way and preserve photos.


PeaNut 553,267
May 2012
Posts: 939
Layouts: 31
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 12/18/2013 1:39:35 PM

- I enjoy it!
- to tell the stories of my son's life, our life (for him when he's older), to give him my perspective on things/life....
- as a creative outlet/hobby, something for myself

Sorry it's not one sentence!


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PeaNut 64,976
January 2003
Posts: 947
Layouts: 54
Loc: Seattle

Posted: 12/18/2013 8:33:36 PM
I've been crafty for as long as I can remember, so it's more of a creative thing for me than anything else. I don't have kids, so it's something I do that just plain ole makes me happy.


PeaNut 415,883
March 2009
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Layouts: 0

Posted: 12/18/2013 10:40:10 PM
definitely to preserve memories. That is why I got started and that is why I continue. That said, I also love the creative aspect and the buying of supplies
But the driving force is to preserve memories and tell the stories behind the photos.

Rochester NY


PeaNut 82,074
April 2003
Posts: 3,181
Layouts: 185
Loc: CT

Posted: 12/19/2013 12:04:45 AM
For me, scrapbooking is about being creative.

ETA I don't always use pictures and about 8 years ago that turned into art journaling. I just looked back in my gallery here to see what year I started posting journal pages. There was a total change in 2005 from LO's to mixed media art and journaling LOL.

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PeaNut 535,838
January 2012
Posts: 200
Layouts: 0

Posted: 12/19/2013 3:33:29 PM
Primarily, it's my creative outlet.

I've been crafty since I was a kid, but I don't necessary like the style of crafty things in my home. For example, I would stitch pictures and stuff but they weren't really useful. Then, I found scrapbooking! I could always use pretty photo albums... The realization that I was documenting my story came later.

Michelle Mostert

PeaNut 219,221
August 2005
Posts: 2,458
Layouts: 126
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa

Posted: 12/19/2013 3:41:55 PM
Mainly as a creative outlet, but also to record our family story in a creative way. I'd probably have written a book-type thing about our family history, but scrapbooking makes it so much more interesting to look at. I think so, at least.

Cindy M of LI

PeaNut 487,105
November 2010
Posts: 1,325
Layouts: 9
Loc: Long Island, New York

Posted: 12/19/2013 8:04:29 PM
A creative outlet that puts together two hobbies
: writing and photography

from New York
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PeaNut 116,662
November 2003
Posts: 75
Layouts: 72
Loc: United Kingdom

Posted: 12/20/2013 6:22:37 AM
Growing up I routinely kept a written journal and would include bits of ephemera, stickers and sometimes photos, so I have always been a creative person. Taking pictures and writing creatively, so it just seemed a natural process for me to record my life with photos and words in a scrapbook. The process is more for me, a way to express myself and because we so often tend to forget some of the smaller things in life I wanted to find a way to document my life. I enjoy the creative outlet.


PeaNut 3,602
April 2000
Posts: 14,291
Layouts: 376
Loc: Massachusetts

Posted: 12/20/2013 7:20:31 AM
I realized years ago that I took photos so I could show them to my Grammie and tell her the stories of what I was doing.

When I started scrapbooking it was a way to put the stories with the photos.

It is still why and how I scrap.

I have a ton of supplies but I could easily go back to just solid cardstock, some stamps and a pen like I scrapped in 2000.

Christi in MA
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PeaNut 251,639
March 2006
Posts: 2,891
Layouts: 27

Posted: 12/20/2013 10:01:08 AM
Sometimes I wonder... But I think that a scrapbook is almost like an embellished gratitude journal. The pages allow us to focus on and appreciate the good moments that we want to remember in our lives.


PeaNut 408,966
January 2009
Posts: 708
Layouts: 0
Loc: Evansville, IN

Posted: 12/23/2013 2:06:41 PM
Just one?? I have a page in the planning stage that I have titled "Why I Scrap". Here is the journaling for it:

Why I Scrap
...to remember the awesome opportunites I've had, the wonderful people I've met, and the amazing places I've been.
...to record my thoughts and feelings.
...to preserve memorabilia I've kept through the years.
...to explore and express my creativity.
...to bring joy to others.
...to use up my stash.
...why not?
...it's cheaper than therapy.

black eyed pea with soul!

PeaNut 15,878
May 2001
Posts: 25,921
Layouts: 71
Loc: LI, NY

Posted: 12/23/2013 2:08:31 PM
I scrap for a creative, therapeutic outlet and to record memories.

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This Black Butterfly


PeaNut 273,076
August 2006
Posts: 33
Layouts: 0
Loc: Washington State

Posted: 12/23/2013 6:24:14 PM
It makes me happy.
For as long as I remember I have always loved office supplies and paper. This is the perfect hobby for me to channel that love. I don't have any children and am going blind so while I am preserving my memories I have no idea what their future may be. I just know that it relaxes me and that I have so much fun doing it.

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Baseball mom AKA Mrs. Coach

PeaNut 67,772
February 2003
Posts: 5,982
Layouts: 23
Loc: Under a stack of ungraded papers!

Posted: 12/23/2013 9:56:10 PM
So many reasons, but since losing my little brother last year I would say to preserve memories. The good and the bad. I mostly have scrapbooked about my little brother's early years, but I do plan to write about the day he died. It was devastating, but I need for my boys to know.

My son also had a tumor removed 2 weeks prior to my brother dying and had the tumor grow back again. I took pictures at both surgeries and plan to sb those too.



PeaNut 591,494
July 2013
Posts: 35
Layouts: 32
Loc: Smithfield, VA

Posted: 12/23/2013 11:34:04 PM
I am a fifth generation scrapbooker on my mom's side and I am lucky to have many of the albums the four generations before me created. Three of those four generations of women passed away in my lifetime, and I am left with my sister to carry on the tradition of preserving memories shared with family and friends. I hope the albums I create are able to be passed down along with the ones created by my mother and grandmothers before her. I absolutely love taking photos and writing, so much so I majored in those things in college. I love the creative aspects that scrapbooking offers because what better way to put a piece of your own artistic flair than on a layout.

~ Carrie ~

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
~Mahatma Ghandi~
Dog Mom to Cecily, Solomon,& Sam.

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2013 - Layouts completed: 176

Mary Kay Lady
I'm thinking . . .

PeaNut 367,913
March 2008
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Loc: The state of Confusion!

Posted: 12/23/2013 11:48:25 PM

To document our family stories. I want future generations in our family to know who we were and what we're like.



PeaNut 577,446
January 2013
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Posted: 12/24/2013 1:37:16 AM
I love seein my kids thumb through my scrapbook pages and project life books. I actually forget more than I thought I did when I go back a few years ago to albums and look through them. I'm so goo to see my life in pictures!!!
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PeaNut 30,673
February 2002
Posts: 4,187
Layouts: 41
Loc: west coast

Posted: 12/24/2013 2:23:16 AM

In one sentence? Because my life is worth documenting.

I also love the creative outlet. I love looking back and re-living the big events and the everyday. I want to leave my mark, even if it gets chucked out once I'm not around anymore, I won't know that haha!

^^^This is me exactly.

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