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January 11, 2010

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Char Griffith

Scrapbooking is my daily reminder of how blessed I truely am.

Nancy M

My purpose for scrapbooking? My Moms' family has a history of Alzheimers Disease, and naturally I have the fear that I too will develop this dreadful disease {as my Mom and majority of her 10 siblings did/died from}. I want to share the good times, the memories, the trips, the love & laughter while I can and leave them behind for my kids and their kids to enjoy.

katie

to me, scrapbooking is about showing people that i can create art with what i have and that it's also a very healing and therapeutic activity. i've never had a lot of money, and right now i'm unemployed and living at home with my parents. while it would be amazing to be able to afford all the newest lines of product (who wouldn't love that?), the truth of the matter is that even something "cheap" is out of my price range when utilities need to be paid and groceries need to be bought. the lack of money is a downer sometimes, so i turn to scrapping to keep me happy. and you know what? i have some GREAT memories that i love to get down on paper, which always bring a smile to my face. when i show completed pages/projects to my family, they smile, too, so i know that if future generations do end up looking at my work, they'll appreciate the time and effort i put into what i do. for me, it's just about spreading happiness and being creative for creativity's sake. i'm an artist, first and foremost. so what if i can't afford $6 thickers all the time or a brand new i-top brad maker, both things that the scrapping world has gone crazy over recently? it's about the meaning behind it all, and honestly, i feel like i create some pretty cool embellishments with what i have on hand. talk about going green! :)

Di

Defining the greater purpose is difficult, as it has been quite some time and a very dificult life situation over the past few years and now am ready to get back into it. So for now my greater purpose is to gt back at it, record reality, as it happens life so that my kids and grandkids will have something to look back on in years to come. Creative process is important too, I have missed it so...

Sharla

I don't scrapbook. . . anymore. I used to, but it has become so overwhelming to me. My digital photos keep "piling" up in the black hole of my hard drive. I hope to once again feel the happiness that comes from creating something of value and purpose. I want so much for my children to have evidence that helps them to see who they are and what they have experienced. I want them to know that they matter. The things they do and say matter. I would love to give them more than a 3 second view of a memorable photo as it flashes by on the screen saver. But. . . I don't know where to start.

Sharla

I don't scrapbook. . . anymore. I used to, but it has become so overwhelming to me. My digital photos keep "piling" up in the black hole of my hard drive. I hope to once again feel the happiness that comes from creating something of value and purpose. I want so much for my children to have evidence that helps them to see who they are and what they have experienced. I want them to know that they matter. The things they do and say matter. I would love to give them more than a 3 second view of a memorable photo as it flashes by on the screen saver. But. . . I don't know where to start.

Kimberly Anderson

I scrapbook because it makes me STOP for a moment in time and focus on NOW. As I capture the special moments and the day-to-day activities of those I love I feel thankful for all the blessings in my life. It has also proven to be very therapeutic for working through loss or hard times for me.

mg2

My greater purpose in scrapbooking is to take time to reflect on my family and our lives. Slow down and enjoy the time I can spend alone working on albums, pages or cards that will be cherished (I hope!) now and in the future. Take time for myself to do something that I love not because I am behind, need to catch-up but it gives me a creative outlet to capture how our family is ever changing.

Christina

My greater purpose in scrapbooking is to create. The creative process is something that I need as an outlet. {And the fact that I get to play with tools, and photos, and tell stories is fun too!}

Megan Clark

I scrap because I want my kids to look back on their childhood and see the story of our family...their birth, vacations, family renuions, etc.

Joogie

I am scrapbooking for a few reasons. First, it relaxes me and I can get away for a few moments and be creative. I also scrapbook because I want to record how special my life is right now. My husband always says that when we got old and we are sitting on the side-by-side rockers, kids gone on with their own lives, we will sit and reminisce with my albums and it will bring us much joy.
Sharon

Jennie Soler McIntosh

My greater purpose in scrapbooking is to assert my creativity and the fact that I am a creative being. I've never thought of myself in that way, but as I work on my pages and I create beautiful images and stories I become more and more convinced that I am creative. This belief has opened up a new world of possibilities for me, my future and what lies ahead.

Kimberley

i love the idea that i can tell the stories of my life with words + photos. scrapbooking lets me do that and pushes me to test my creativity!

Justasiam

My purpose in scrapbooking is to give people a glimpse into life the way it was when I was around, to give my children and grandchildren an idea of who I was, what types of things interested those of this time and place.

Katie

I don't know, that's my problem.....I see everyone with supplies and styles and this way and that way of doing it and I'm confused...I've become so commercialized with the unimportant things that I don't know what my greater purpose of scrapbooking is anymore. I think I know but really inside I'm doing it for the wrong reasons.

.....but maybe this class will help me find my answer...

Stacy

My greater purpose for scrapbooking is to tell my stories. Everyone has a story to tell and through scrapbooking I can share mine with family and friends. It's also a way to express who I am and experience the journey of who I've become and I will grow to become.

Sarah Wiehe

I want my son to know all the little things that we loved about him and all the fun adventures we went on as a family.

Christy

My greater purpose for scrapbooking is to leave photo's with stories for my children. While looking through pictures of my grandparents after they had passed away I realized how important it is to have the words to go with the pictures. I have been so horrible at doing this for my kids. I feel everything has to be just right and in order to start. I think I've paralized myself. My goal this year is to give them the words, the stories, to go with the photos I take!

Denise

I want to get my pictures off the computer and out of boxes so that boys can see them and remember what happened during childhood. I don't really have any pictures from my childhood.

conniemelancon

My kids and grandkids already love looking at my scrapbooks. I want them to always be able to pick one up, open it and remember all the good (and some not so good) memories.

Heather K.

My purpose is to help me figure out who I was, who I am now, and who I want to be in the future. At times I feel lost thinking about these questions. Disguising it or not with the world of scrapbooking is my way of reflecting on me and the world around me.

Kristin Baker

My greater purpose for scrapbooking is to document what kind of family we were. What life was like for us in our home, and documenting what was important to us at all the different times of our lives.

Missy_G

My purpose is to leave my kids those special memories that are so quickly forgotten. Life moves so fast, those little moments that seemed so important get quickly forgotten. By taking the time to scrapbook I can preserve those memories.

Nita

My purpose is to leave my loved ones memories of life. To let them be able to look back on the small moments that happened.

Kassie Welch

my greater purpose beyond the creative outlet is to preserve our 'stories' for those who will come after us. I so wish I had a window into my grandparents and great-grandparent's lives. I'm determined to leave one for my grandchildren. I would like to get more organized so I can actually accomplish that. LOM would help me out. I bought Photo Freedom and have done a couple of things, but it's slow going alone.

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