Are You Afraid to Scrapbook?

It seems like a strange question to ask, I know. However the longer I scrapbook, the more I hear people say that they are afraid to scrapbook. Afraid to scrapbook? I ask myself how anyone can be afraid to scrapbook, yet there really are some people that are. There are two different types of people that feel that way.

The first is the type of person that is afraid of the cost, the commitment or their overall ability to scrapbook. They might see it as a huge investment, an ongoing project or a just another project they won’t finish. They might see it as time consuming, they might feel they are not creative enough, or they might think that its only for mom’s. If you are one of these people, you definitely need to browse the different categories in the scrapbooking blog. There are plenty of categories geared for those that want to create pages for pennies, figure out which tools you need, and find ways to get more pages done faster.

The second type of person is one who has been scrapbooking for awhile, might have gotten a bad case of scrappers block and is afraid to jump back in for fear of failure or perhaps because they feel their pages don’t meet up to their expectations, or are too simplistic or they might be overwhelmed by their collection of scrapbooking supplies and don’t know where to start or what to start with.

These are the people I tend to be the most concerned about, because they’ve stuck their feet in and gotten them wet. They know the joy of a completed layout, the exhilaration of getting that perfect photograph, and the pride they feel in showing off their albums to their loved ones.

So, if you are afraid to scrapbook, I hope you will start participating in the challenges I will be posting once a week. They will be fun and they will work for scrapbookers of any type, style or level. If you have an idea for a challenge, just leave me a comment or send me a message. Let’s get some creating done!