“Scrap”ture the Moment

Why did I choose to call my blog “Scrapture the Moment”?  Other than being a rather clever play on words thought of by my husband, I chose this name to reflect the theme of my blog and also my personal motivations for scrapbooking.

For me, scrapbooking is mostly about capturing a moment in time in a photo and preserving it through the medium of scrapbooking.  That doesn’t mean that I am a “take the photo and stick it down on paper” kind of girl.  Not at all.  Right now my fingers are covered in  Zip Dry from my latest project, and I am wondering if the keys should have been placed at the top right corner…

I scrapbook to express myself creatively; it’s my hobby.  And admittedly, it’s my obsession.  I guess the best way of putting it is to say that I scrapbook to capture the moments, both important and common, in my family’s life. But I scrapbook the way I do to create beautiful keepsakes. Pieces my children will love and want to keep when I am gone.

Very few things give me more pleasure than to transform an ordinary blank page of card stock or patterned paper into something beautiful.  It moves me right down to my very core.  More than just recording my family’s history, this is my art.  This is my way of exploring my creative side, the part of me that often got ignored through years of school, work and young children.

Scrapbooking makes me happy in a way that nothing else does. Now… let’s get on to some projects!

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