Saturday, May 1, 2010

{inter} national scrapbook day giveaway

 

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Everyone has their reason that they started scrapbooking. Some started because a friend invited them to a crop party and they loved the companion & fun. Other people  adore the beautiful papers and gizmos that the manufacturing companies are always surprising them with. Many people have been shutterbugs since they received their first camera and  they were just knee high to a grasshopper. They can take a thousand pictures in a week! (You should see me once I get going!)  Sometimes people start scrapbooking for a cause, such as ‘Crop for Kids’ or Crop for a Cure’. Once they see scrapbookers working together… they are hooked for life!

I started scrapbooking, a few years ago now, to save my life. I wasn’t physically dying, but emotionally & mentally I had hit rock bottom. I was a SAHM with four little children under the age of five and a half, I had my University degree in Arts/ language, and after my last child I got post-partum depression. How could this happen to me? I wrote books & articles.  I was an artist and I taught art classes on painting. I was a designer. I thought I had everything under control. I guess I didn’t. After feeling lost for a couples of months…. okay, half a year, I read a magazine on scrapbooking. A thought hit me….. maybe this could help me. I focused all my energy on the positive, and the beauty around me. By doing what I did best… being creative! It took hard work, but scrapbooking helped me greatly during that hard time in my life! I LUV how scrapbooking touches so many peoples lives and hearts!

So….. TO help CELERBRATE ‘{inter} national scrapbook’ day we our going to have a GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Just POST why you started scrapbooking. WHATEVER the reason and you could win a prize package with some of my favourite things!

                                                         SUSIE

9 comments:

  1. Initially, I started scrapbooking because I was invited to one of the home parties but I kept scrapbooking because of all the wonderful memories being created. Some of my favotire scrapbooking moments was time spent with my late mother. I pages may, in retrospect, be very simple and my style has evolved quite a bit, but I remember the early times, laughing with Mom as we tried to figure out all of the new techiques.

    Miss you, Mom, but I LOVE the memories!

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  2. I love to read and hear how many wonderful people started scrapbooking. I started scrapbooking because of an awesome neighbor of mine. She invited me to a demo she was having at her house. After that day, I was hooked. Being a military spouse and moving from post to post, I get to share this wonderful hobby with other people and get to share stories along with awesome pages.

    Thanks for the chance to enter. Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!

    Rosy Cavazos
    2marla@msn.com

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  3. I started scrapbooking because I had recently moved to a country where I had not much to do. I thought it would be a passing hobby but I was sooooooooooooo mistaken. It has become an essential part of my life, and it does help to keep me sane!!!
    Thanks for this giveaway, I am having one in my blog as well, Scrapping Nomad (caromgar.blogspot.com)

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  4. To be honest I can't remember why. But I just love pretty papers and embellies!

    jlh774 at gmail dot com

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  5. I started as a way of preserving my photos and memories, but it also became a creative outlet.

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  6. Wow, that is a cool question. I started scrapping because I wanted to make a special gift for someone. Then, it sky-rocketed. I wanted to give more gifts. Also, there is the immense satisfaction of being creative and sharing my happiness with others. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Renee J.

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  7. I started scrapbooking after my new neighbour invited me over for a scrapbooking party. The bug bit me and I have never looked back. I took my first page apart but keep all the others. thanks for the chance.
    ava
    cottagerca@yahoo.ca

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  8. I started scrapbooking because from when I was a child I use to collect my memories, have a diary, put photos in little notebook, with ribbon and little decor... Scrapbooking is a creative lifestyle!
    Thanks for chance

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  9. spero tu ORA Meglio Stia e ne SONO Felice di questo.ho difficolta uno lasciarti ONU messaggio post.io sto iniziando lo scarto ... ORA SONO Alle Prime Armi .... Mi Piace mi rilassa baci Dall'Italia

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