Are You Obsessed with Scrapbooking?

So, when you are absolutely obsessed with scrapbooking, you realize it almost daily. I decided that I was going to take a week or so break for creating any new layouts. Last month, I participated in several scrapbooking challenges online, and had a good time doing it. But, that was also time consuming for me. I love getting the feedback on my own layouts, and getting to see the creativity of others’ too. But, it was a lot of work. So, thus the needed vacation. But, then tragedy struck. I bought more supplies. And, you know what that means….when you buy more supplies, you have to use them! Plus, I ordered about 200 pictures off of Shutterfly.com to get busy on too. I can’t wait until they get here.

That’s how scrapbooking goes for an obsessed scrapper like myself. You need a break, but you just can’t help yourself! Here’s how to know if you are obsessed with scrapbooking:

*You wake up first thing in the morning, and have an idea for a layout in your head.

*You dream about scrapbooking.

*Your children just want to cut and glue all the time. You’ve heard of monkey see, monkey do, right?

*You won’t let yourself walk down the scrapbooking aisle at Target in fear of seeing something your scrapbook pages can’t live without.

*You spend hours trying to think of the perfect idea for a scrapbook page just so you can share it with others.

*You gather supplies, and more supplies, and more supplies.

*You scrapbook at least once a day.

*You create a layout in your mind before you even take the photo.

*You take a photo just because you want a certain scrapbook layout for your album.

The list goes on and on for me. I am guilty of some of those. OK, I’ll be honest, all of them. But, I just can’t help myself! Yesterday a good friend of mine who has a “connection” to cheap scrapbook supplies brought some over that she had purchased for incredibly cheap!! I bought about $100 worth of supplies from her, for a mere $22. I don’t think I’ll be taking that vacation from scrapbooking this week. Maybe next week.

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at www.fakingpictureperfect.wordpress.com

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