Sunday, October 30, 2016

Scrapbooking at Home

8 years ago my friend, Catherine, introduced me to scrapbooking. I instantly caught on, buying up the craft stores finding ribbon, paper, adhesives, paper (did I already say that?) and some really great die cuts and electronic machines. Sound familiar?
I traveled from Northern to Southern California attending expos and scrapbooking retreats. I've met so many amazing men and women along the way. I was sad that our local scrapbooking place had closed and that the small craft stores are slowly fading away. When Craft Envy closed I thought, "Where are we going to go now?" Yes, we'll (all the ladies I crop with) will be doing home rotations later next year but I'm finding it to be a lot of fun just sitting here in my craft room doing page after page.
See, when I go "out" to crop I don't take ALL my stuff. When I'm here, at home, I have access to everything I've bought. So, now I can actually start using the things that are here collecting dust.
Do you go "out" to crop more often than stay home? Which do you like better?
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  1. Cool post....and very interesting...I started scrapbooking 2004 so 12 years ago....I prefer to scrap at home yep NEED all goodies!! Your ladies doing a scrapping home rotation sound like fun!! I so agree to be home and scrap is so relaxing and a whole lot of fun. Looking forward to seeing more of your scrapped pages and hopefully more process videos as I love them and the way you's fine to see how others scrap and share the inspiration that come with it!! YOU so ROCK!!

  2. I have to get back to actually scrapbooking. I need to get organized :/ I've learned that I need to take Kits when I crop outside the home.

    1. I always say I'm going to take a day to sit and put paper and embellishments together based on the pictures I'm scrapping then I get distracted with life and end up putting all the containers in my car. You've seen it...ha ha but long distance scrapping I don't bring as much.

  3. I mostly scrapbook at home. I've only been to one retreat. It was fun... I missed having some of the supplies I'd left at home. The trade off for me was that while at the retreat I was more productive because I had no other responsibilities as distractions. So I think for me it's a trade off.