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Thursday, May 21, 2015



Thanks for this. I'm not a scrapbooker, but I love taking photos, writing, and blogging.I'm going to be one of those people who is still blogging for fun (not money) long, long after everyone else has stopped...although that's sort of already happened. Anyway, this post has inspired me to turn off the computer for a few minutes and dig out my forgotten journal. As much as I like blogging, it certainly doesn't replace journaling.


I love the then and now photos and layout - and (as always) your writing. And you've summed up the main reason I scrapbook too - because I'd give anything to have scrapbooks from my grandmothers and mother and other relatives, to know them and the things they thought important and something about their day-to-day. I also scrapbook to preserve the memories for if/when I can't remember myself - hopefully they'll give others a clue to the real me, and to what is important to me.

michelle t

Very touching. In several places here. Thank you for sharing your words, so skillfully crafted. I can relate. I still need to know if I was loved like the others, by 2 people. My main reason for scrapbooking is the story, it will always be the story for me. But I do also like technique thrown in. I need that for myself. Im not an artist, no talent, but I do need to play, a bit. Not on every layout, but at least some. It's part of how I express myself. But I love the words, too. The story, my reason why. Anyway thanks for writing. Good luck with your purge. I don't have a huge stash, so I'm not there, yet. Michelle t


I love this post. I, too, am the one in our family who loved talking to my grandparents and hearing their stories. I was the only one who was interested in my grandma's recipe books, with her handwritten notes about "Jimmy's favorite" (my dad) and "from aunt Lulu." I find it all fascinating and want to pass on the stories to my own kids. Besides, I still love all the scrapbooking stuff. I love the creativity of it and the feeling of accomplishment when I've completed a few pages. I'm a pretty streamlined, simple scrapper, and the stories are harder to find now that the kids are older, but I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. Thanks for your post. Loved it. And, I always love your scrapbooking ideas and pages on "writeclickscrapbook." Thanks for the inspiration and I hope that you continue to share. Also, have fun purging! When I did a huge purge a couple of years ago, it actually inspired me to do more pages since I didn't have so many choices.


I scrapbook for the kid I was too. Kind of like how parenting in the way ( wish I'd been parented helps me get through some of my own issues.

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