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Sunday, August 12, 2012

You Know You Are a Scrapbooker If...

As I was sitting in the wonderful classes Dedra taught this past week on various art techniques to use in our crafting, I thought of how there are many things that only another crafter would understand.  For example, why we oooh over limited edition seasonal distress ink sets or aaahhh when we see the wonders of a washi tape hinge for our project!  I went looking for a good list of things that might help explain our hobby (okay, addiction) to others.  Here is a list to get us started, but definitely add to it by commenting at the end of the list. 
You might be a scrapbooker if ...

10. Your baby's first word is "Cheese".  (There are several cute baby lines at S.H.E.A.!)

9. You've ever staged a photograph just so you can use that cute new embellishment you just got. (I don't think it would be possible to count the embellishments at S.H.E.A.  There is always something cute to buy.)

8. You see your family more through the pictures you scrap than in real life. (Definitely on crop weekends! Don't forget the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT about S.H.E.A's new location will be announced at the crop on Saturday, August 18th.  Call Ivy to see if there are any spots left.  You will not want to miss the farewell crop for the current location.)

7. You've never sewn a piece of clothing in your life, but you buy a mini sewing machine just to sew on your scrapbook pages. (...or better yet a Sew Easy or Sew Stamper...also available at S.H.E.A.)

6. You're disappointed when you get gift certificates to your favorite clothing store instead of the scrapbook store.  (No worries. You can get your own store credit by participating in S.H.E.A.'s twice a year yard sale!)

5. You buy your child a new outfit just to match the new patterned paper you just bought. (I don't see anything wrong with this.)

4. Your family can't find a place to eat because the table is full of scrapbooking supplies. (Cut down on this by getting more projects done at the S.H.E.A crops.)

3. Your 4-year-old knows the difference between a brad and an eyelet.  (..and has named your crop-a-dile.)

2. You evaluate how good a family outing is by the number of scrapbook pages you can create from it. (..or plan an outing just to coordinate with a great paper line you got at S.H.E.A.)

1. Your husband asks you in the morning "Who is Bazzill? You were talking in your sleep last night ... Is it another man?" (Bazzill, Tim Holtz, Mister Huey...there are some good "guys" hanging out at S.H.E.A.)

(FYI - source for list: tee-shirt, comments in parentheses are my editorial comments :-)

So what would you add to this list?  Comment below and share something about crafting or scrapbooking that others just do not understand.  Consider this the first meeting of our 12X12 support group!  Speaking of 12X12, make sure you stop by S.H.E.A. and pick up some paper and check out the daily sales Ivy has been having each day before the big move.  I hope to see you at the crop this weekend!


GlendaLea said...

When you just want to smell the paper! I love just visiting(purchasing) the wonderful paper, and then hiding it, because I've had it forever!LOL
Can not wait to see everyone!

Ivy-licious said...

If you map out your vacation plans according to the scrapbook stores along the way! (NOOOOO, I've NEVER done this!!! ;-) )

Katy Young said...

Anytime you go anywhere, every little thing including napkins and coasters from restaurants have a new purpose for a page, mini album or 3D project and have to be taken!

Joanna P said...

Awesome comments! When I read Glenda's, I thought of how much I love the smell of new school supplies and paper. :-) I have definitely scouted out scrapbook stores within quite a large radius when on vacation, Ivy. Remember, there were none in Southern Maine, so if anyone wants to open one there, it is needed!!! Katy - So true about all the paraphernalia. We collect bits and pieces all over the place. Last year we made a mini album out of toilet paper rolls (thank you Dedra for your direction on that one)!