Take the Guilt out of Scrapbooking (formerly known as “Take the Crap out of Scrap”)
Do you ever wonder why you need to scrap EVERYTHING??? I do, all the time. It’s this weird thing I have where if I don’t scrap it, I feel completely and utterly guilty! Let’s say I take a walk and see the cutest little duck in a pond, I take a picture of that cute little duck and feel the need to scrapbook it (sound familiar?). Why, I ask you, WHY????? Don’t you think it’s time to take it down a notch? I do…well, for myself anyway. Don’t get me wrong, I love to scrap as much as the next guy. Believe me, it’s a hobby that I am fervently into, so please don’t hate me for going off for a moment (the hormones aren’t helping either). I’m really just trying to say that it’s ok to downsize, if nothing else but for your sanity. My advice: Stick to what you really feel is important and scrap it. All else goes into a box (make sure it’s acid free and don’t forget to categorize it – you know, under “Fowl, Spring of 2004.”) And if you have a rainy day, the house is clean, the kids are in school and your scrapbooking is up-to-date, by all means scrapbook the rest. Take a deep breath. Isn’t that better now?