Sunday, September 12, 2010

Why Do You Scrap?

It is so nice to have some time to myself and scrap. The other day I was talking to some of my friends and someone asked me why I liked to scrapbook so much. My other friends all said something like I don't have the time, not creative, etc. My response was "I'm addicted to it." Later that evening it came to me the reason I love scrapbooking so much. As most of you know, I have two teenage children. I started scrapbooking when they were toddlers. The reason I scrap is because ...

1. I want them to know I love them.
2. I want them to know I am so proud of their accomplishments and see them through my eyes.
3. I want them to know that with every milestone in their lives, I was there for them.
4. I want them to remember our loved ones as several of our beloved family members have made their journey to heaven. I want them to have fond memories of our family even though they may not have had time to create memories with family members themselves.
5. I want them to know how blessed and thankful I am that God trusted me as their mother to raise and nurture them as my very own.

I know there are several other reasons, but these 5 reasons really stuck with me that night. I know I don't always have time to scrapbook, but I really try hard to put aside just a few minutes here and there. I hope one day my kids will enjoy sharing my albums with their children.

I spent most of today in my scrapbook room. My husband Kevin and his brother played golf so I locked myself in my room and worked. I decided to scrap Sara's horse show photos from last season. I only had two shows to complete, but I felt like I was running out of time as the new show season starts in November. At least I can say I am caught up with her show album. Unfortunately I can't say that about their other albums :(

While I was looking through photos, I ran across this first day of school photo. I couldn't help to laugh at the pure JOY on their faces. This photo is next on my scrapping list. I hope you enjoy.

Accessories: Cricut Cartridges = Graphically Speaking and San Serif

Be Blessed,

Shannon Willis


  1. That photo of your children puts meaning to the phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words". Love it. A follower who fond you on SC.

  2. Beautiful scrapbook pages. LOVE the picture of your kids. Too funny. #271 following from Stampin Connection.