National Scrapbooking Day aka NSD is on May 5th, 2012. Its time for paper crafters to party! Actually some have been partying all week, and will be throughout the weekend. There are lots of virtual scrapbooking events and prize giveaways. I have posted a few of these crafting events that I will be attending at the end of the post.
Why the scrapbook craze? There are many reasons why people start and get hooked on scrapbooking. Some want to preserve their photographs, or want to record their memories of major life events. Scrapbooking family history and those everyday life memories are also important reasons to scrapbook. I still enjoy looking at old photos-the few that I have. I would love my children and grandchildren (yes-one of my sons already told me he will have 8 kids!) to be able to look at my scrapbook pages and also enjoy seeing my creative side. Lastly, I feel you would agree it is a creative outlet with many degrees of Fun, FuN, FUN involved!
Preserving photos- now that we are in the digital age the majority of my photos live on a hard drive. The ones I choose to scrapbook are placed on acid free paper and in acid free photo albums. All the materials such as inks for stamping, adhesives and embellishments I use are also acid free. Isn’t it just sad to look back at precious photos and find that they have gradually been degraded or ripped from those harsh chemicals used in those sticky albums? What a pity?
I feel that it is awesome to scrapbook kids as they grow. Unfortunately, I have not been on top my scrapbooking. Journaling the memories are extremely important. When I don’t have time to scrapbook the photos, I make notes in my phone to trigger my memory when it is scrapbooking time. Fortunately, our modern cameras also keep some details such as the date and time; some even have geographic location tracking built in, which helps when it comes to recalling the memories. Be sure to set your camera’s time and date when you get it. You don’t want to have pictures dated 1977 when digital cameras weren’t even invented yet.
Additionally, it is always a goal of mine to capture little details that would make for great scrapbooking when the time is convenient. With every photo opportunity, I am also creating a story in my mind that I will want to scrapbook.
This summer, my goal is to get my boys to create a scrapbook. I am really not sure how well that will go over, so I will have to come up with a reward of some sort. Any ideas, please share with me.
Also, please share your reason for wanting to scrapbook if I did not catch them all.
If you are hosting an NSD event please post here so we can meet there.
Here are some sites that have some excellent virtual scrapbooking events and offers to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day.
Events: and Challenges:
Big Picture Classes
Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous National Scrapbooking Day!!