|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
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 *
|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.
|Posted: 12/17/2013 10:15:50 PM|
To get them in an album in a semi-creative way.
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.
|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.
|Posted: 12/18/2013 10:12:50 AM|
To tell stories in a creative way and preserve photos.
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!
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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
Loc: Long Island, New York
|Posted: 12/19/2013 8:04:29 PM|
A creative outlet that puts together two hobbies
: writing and photography
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.
|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.
|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.
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.
...it's cheaper than therapy.
black eyed pea with soul!
Loc: LI, NY
|Posted: 12/23/2013 2:08:31 PM|
I scrap for a creative, therapeutic outlet and to record memories.
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.
Baseball mom AKA Mrs. Coach
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.
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.
Mary Kay Lady
I'm thinking . . .
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.
|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!!!
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.