Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Take the Crap out of Scrap"

My amazing friend Maureen just launched a scrapbook supply store called  The Scrapbook People and in an effort to market her new store she's made a blog.  I don't even scrapbook but I read her blog because it's so funny!  She is hilarious, that's all there is to it.  I read a bunch of hobbie related blogs, mostly for tips but none of them have the same infusion of personality that hers does.  Below is her latest post.  I love it!  So even if you don't scrapbook and especially if you do, check her blog out.  I just added it to my sidebar. 

Take the Guilt out of Scrapbooking (formerly known as “Take the Crap out of Scrap”) February 2, 2010

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?

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