Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Why I Love to Scrap...(and a small giveaway)

A couple of weeks ago I was looking at the August 2010 issue of Scrapbooks Etc. magazine before bedtime.  It is NEVER a good idea for me to do anything scrap-related just before going to bed because my mind starts turning with all the possibilities and then I lay awake for hours!  But on this particular night it was a very good idea for these two reasons:

First, there was an interesting article on page 8 called “Scrap Happy – Share the Reasons You Love Scrapbooking”.  The basic idea is to create a personal page documenting just that.  I decided to take some photos of my scrapping space and some of my favourite scrappy stuff and include the photo of myself that I use on my blog.  The papers are from the Fancy Pants Designs Road Show collection.  I used sketch #8 from Helen Croft.

And second, I decided that I could use this idea to do a small giveaway.  I’ve made some crocheted flowers to give away.  These are the new & improved version that I talked about in my last post.  All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me why you love scrapbooking.  On Monday, November 8th I’ll randomly draw two winners who will each receive a set of 10 flowers that you can fancy up with buttons or brads to use on your layouts or cards. 

Good luck to everyone who enters the draw!

Until next time...
Susan :-)


  1. really really pretty layout... i love all the pics and the journaling!! the flowers you made are sooo pretty too!! i love scrapbooking because of all the cute and fun thing that i get to play and create with while perserving memories!! :)

  2. I found your blog through your sister's blog! I love your layout and the little pictures of some of your stash! I love to scrapbook for the creativity and also to preserve the memories, and it is also a stress reliever fo me. I had to chuckle in your profile as you list yourself as a paper hoarder, as I am also! Sometimes it is hard to part with it!
    Love your flowers - thanks for the chance to win some!

  3. I love scrapbooking because I have never really been artsy craftsy before and this has been my chance to change that image of myself. BTW, I love those crocheted flowers.

  4. Why I love to scrap... oh man...
    One: the friendships it builds between women... I have so many great friendships that have come out of scrapping....
    Two: Creative outlet!! Everyone needs an outlet!
    Three: I hope my kids will appreciate my love for them that I have put onto pages...
    Thanks for a chance to win...

  5. Hi Susan...That is one awesome LO!! I may have to lift the idea. :)
    I love scrapping for many reasons (these are in no particular order and just a few reasons) it's My way of me time LOL, preserving those precious memories, I've always loved anything arts & crafts.

  6. Ok, so first of all.....YAY! I already told you how much I freaking love these flowers, but alas, I have not had the time nor the supplies to attempt them myself. Thanks for having a giveaway! :) I love scrapbooking because it's a reprieve from daily life, and because it's a fun, tactile way to focus on the best parts of my life. Scrapbooking = positivity to me. It makes me happy. :)

  7. love your layout theme here ,Susan !

    why your handwriting is soo much like Jenn's ! so lucky you have a sis like her to share it with !

    Thanks much for wanting to share your lovely crochet flowers too ! they are sweet !!!


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