I'm happy to report that in the last few months, I've run across quite a few former scrapbookers that are itching to get back to our craft.
That makes me happy because the number of local scrapbooker friends I have has dwindled greatly.
I used to hang with a large group of gals who cropped together at our local store...around 20-30 regulars.
Unfortunately, most of those girls just gave it up!
Sometimes I think Facebook killed scrapbooking. (You know...like video killed the radio star.)
The way I see it - every funny thing we used to write down to share on a page - we can now share instantly.
Social media is like an ongoing virtual scrapbook of our lives.
It's fun but it's not a great motivator for scrapping our stories - quite the opposite in fact.
I also think that many scrappers simply got overwhelmed by too much product.
We bought and bought and bought until we had too many choices!! Too many choices can be paralyzing, people!
Time passes and no pages are made. I can relate to the cartoon above. I feel like I don't have enough to show for the years I've been a scrapbooker.
But there's always time to get back on track and start recording your memories again.
I'm preaching to myself as well as to any of you who have given up on telling your story!!
To help inspire us all - I'm starting a series of interviews with ladies who are getting back to our craft.
We'll begin next week and hear scrappers who have made the decision to jump back in!
Here are the questions I'm planning to ask......would LOVE to hear your input on what other questions might inspire....
was the last time you made a scrapbook page?
has scrapbooking changed since then (that you’ve noticed)?
made you decide to finally get back to it?
do you see as your biggest challenge?
motivated you to begin scrapbooking in the first place?
you most inspired by new product, photos or a story to tell?
are your step by step plans to reintroduce scrapbooking to your life?
do you scrapbook?
you buying new products or using what you have?
I can't wait to hear their answers! Please comment and let me know any other questions I should ask!