Reason 14,963

There are countless reasons that I love scrapbooking.

No. 14,963
I can drop what I’m doing, take a photo and capture a thrilling emotion.

Can you ever have enough American Crafts Thickers and Flair buttons? What about Coredinations cardstock? I think not.

Last Friday, while busy at work, my phone rang. I looked down at the caller ID to see “Miss Riddle.” Miss Riddle is Chase’s language arts teacher. My heart sank a little assuming she needed to talk to me about a late assignment or some other concern. I said “Hello, this is Stacy” and she said, “This is Miss Riddle, I’m calling just to say what a great kid Chase is. I really enjoy having him in class and he is doing so well!”

“Thanks” I said. I hung up and started bawling as the most amazing emotion swelled inside of me. I cannot even say what it meant to hear from a teacher in this way — wow!

When Chase got home, I ran upstairs with my camera and snapped this photo while he was playing the piano.

Earlier that day I discovered that Sarah Milne (creative genius behind Scenic Route Paper Co.) has a blog. I took her post titled WORDS to heart and found inspiration for my page.

I absolutely love that as a scrapbooker I can freeze moments of time and add to them important sentiments that cannot be expressed often enough!

For years the most popular column in Creating Keepsakes magazine has been Tips & Tricks. The concept of bringing readers snippets of helpful ideas and solutions is NOW a special issue.
Jennafer Martin and I collaborated on a short article about non-chronological scrapbooking — if you’ve taken Library of Memories or read Photo Freedom. It will be very familiar.


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