Saturday, May 02, 2009

National Scrapbook Day is Today: 3 Ways to Celebrate

Today is National Scrapbook Day! It's celebrated the first Saturday of May and was started by Creative Memories. If you are like me, I find myself not doing as much scrapping as I would like. I could give you all kinds of excuses but I won't go there.
  1. If it's not today, pick a time that you will give yourself to scrap. Schedule it. Write in on your calendar. Maybe you can attend a scrapbooking party or just get together with a friend or two.

  2. Organize your scrapbooking space. Have you been avoiding working on your favorite hobby because your space it out of control? Spruce it up! Here's an article I wrote: Organizing Your Craft Space.

  3. Get a new idea to try out. Search online, check out magazines and books, look at friends' layouts, etc. I find that when I am inspired from an idea, my creative juice start flowing. There have been times that I just sat and stared at the blank pages, wondering "why can't I do this?"

What about you? Are you celebrating National Scrapbook Day in any special way? What helps you get back into scrapbooking once you have been away from it for a bit? How do you make time for you hobby?


Hadley said...

I have just gotten into doing some digital scrapbooking. I love it because I don't need a bunch of stuff, I don't need a space, and since I work on a laptop I can take it anywhere!

I plan to take my laptop on vacation with me and work on some pages then.

What a fun day to celebrate!

Creative Junkie said...

I'm a digital scrapper, so all my stuff is organized on my hard drive - although I do need to weed out stuff that I no longer use.

Organizing the hard drive is just as time consuming as organizing paper supplies, but it's also easier to procrastinate, since no one "sees" your hard drive and no one is tripping over the stack of 6,734 papers you've got just sitting there.

Paula Constable said...

Yes, digital scrapbooking has great advantages!

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