Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

Crafting, traveling and everything in between.


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I went to a scrapbooking session last Friday night with my friend, Brenda. It was my first scrap in more than a year.

In fact, the last scrap I attended was with Brenda when she first introduced me to scrapbooking.

I’ve put off scrapbooking for lack of time and space in my little house. And I spend most of my little free time keeping up with bills and laundry and pursuing other interests . . . crocheting, knitting and sewing.

Besides spending time with Brenda, I realized (or remembered) how much scrapbooking makes me happy. Well, any time spent creating makes me happy. I don’t really know why.

I spent time working on a small 5″ X 7″ book I had started over a year ago about my first trip off the East Coast — a visit to Chris’ hometown of Evansville, Ind. That was back in 2007. See how far behind I am? I haven’t even started on our wedding album yet (we’ve been married 2 years now).

Here are the 4 pages I completed:

On the way home, Brenda and I talked about how nice it would be to have a local scrapping club or get together in the Twin Counties. Last week’s scrap was in Dobson, N.C. Though close, still not close enough to participate in the club’s regular scraps.

I think scrapping clubs are the best way to complete albums. You get to spread out on large tables, spend hours of uninterrupted time working and fellowship with other like-minded people. Trying out new tools and winning drawings isn’t too bad either. 🙂

Maybe we should organize our own scrap. It would be nice to get some albums completed.

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  1. You should absolutely join Creative Memories and get a crop started! You would have a blast and you are right – that is the best way to get albums done. Commit to crop one night a month and you will be shocked at how much you can accomplish. Plus, if you are a consultant, you will be able to buy your products for free with the profit you make. If you are going to organizing the crop anyway, it just makes sense to be compensated for it! I like your pages too! 5×7 albums are challenging because you have such a small space to work with. You are tackling it beautifully though! Cant wait to see more!