Are You All Caught Up?

Is there really such a thing as being caught up in the scrapbooking world? Aren’t we always taking photographs, and aren’t we always feeling creative? I would think that this question would retire after awhile, but I actually hear it a lot. “Are you caught up?”

Personally I think the question is king of subjective and is honestly different for any person who is scrapbooking. It sort of seems to depend on an individual scrapbookers goals and what they might hope to accomplish with their scrapbooking hobby.

In that same aspect, one can also argue that if you are a true scrapbooker, you are not ever going to be caught up since at every given turn there would be the flash of a camera and more photographs to scrapbook.

A better question, might be “Do you want to get all caught up?”. My answer to that is simply no. Never do I want there to be a day where I don’t have a scrap area to sit down at, or a layout formulating in my mind. Never do I want there to be a time where I have nothing in which to work on, or that seeing some awesome paper might make me look the other way.

Scrapbooking is a major lifestyle for me, which is probably made most obvious by my large scrap area smack dab in the middle of my living room. I am in the center of all of our daily chaos, yet it is a world I am most comfortable in. One where I can create, and I don’t have to stop there. I can use the same photograph to create countless layouts, put them in the same book and hang them on the wall if I want. Where my creativity is mine and mine alone, and yours is your alone. A world in which there are no rules, and you are allowed and encouraged to think outside the box.

So, are you all caught up? I sure hope not.

Nicole Humphrey writes articles for the Scrapbooking Blog and for the Frugal Blog. She also guest blogs on a variety of topics. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.

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