Friday, May 1, 2009

happy national scrapbook day!!!

celebrate the little things

as you read this, i am off on a great relaxing weekend with a bunch of fabulous ladies from my church at a women's retreat. but i wanted to be sure to celebrate some fabulous scrappy goodness with all of my bloggie friends!



i love these little holidays that we can sneak onto the calendar to celebrate the little joys of life. pretty darn fabulous if you ask me! so in honor of national scrapbook day i put together some goodies for giving away. i've got 5 goodie packs up for grabs, including some stampin up stamp sets, glitz packs, mini albums and some all around scrappy fun! so since i'm in the middle of trying to pack for my weekend, i can't really come up with anything super creative... so how about you post your favorite thing about scrapbooking & how it's blessed your life. how's that? i'll be drawing names on tueday. :)


also check out the scrap review for some fun national scrapbook day projects & sketches! the pictures are little sneak peaks of the my take on one of the sketches. check out tsr for the full layout! :)

happy celebrating!

68 comments:

Erica Hettwer said...

Have a great weekend! :D My favorite thing about scrapbooking is the friends it has brought me. Thank you, friend! ;)

Hockeygirl19 said...

My favorite thing about scrapbooking is using my creativity to express how much i love my family.....and feeling blessed that all the albums i create will someday be the legacy i leave behind for not only my family, but future generations.

kim.mom said...

Have a great time this weekend! That is what is so great about scrapbooking is documenting memories. Being a military family we move alot and it is nice to have scrapbooks to help the kids remember all the places we've lived and the people we've met.

randomscraps said...

Have a great weekend! I wish I wasn't working all weekend. Scrapping lets me express my creativity in a productive manner. This way, my art can mean something to my family members too!

Kate Long said...

Scrapbooking is a complete creative outlet for me. It's made me more aware of my life as a whole.

mnms said...

Scrapbooking has helped me remember! When I look back at the albums, I can't get over how many wonderful, precious memories would be gone without my scrapbooks.

~Q~ said...

Hope you have a wonderful time this weekend. My favorite thing about scrapbooking is utilizing what creativity and preserving memories on paper. It's a neat way to chronicle events of my life or my family's life. Thanks!

scrapvt said...

Sounds like you have a fun weekend planned. I love that scrapbooking has brought out my creative side and is preserving memories for my family. My boys love looking at their scrapbooks.

thanks. :)

Karen Smith said...

Since I've been disabled for the last 10 years, scrapbooking enables me to do things for my family to replace the things I can no longer do physically.

Scrappy Girl said...

I love the chance to be creative that scrapbooking gives me...I love that when I am stressed out I can go to my scrappy schoolhouse and forget everything for an hour or two. Happy NSD!

PaperParadise said...

I'm so glad I got into scrapbooking and paper crafts. It has given me so much! I have met so many wonderful people! I have been given the chance to do things I never thought I could! Happy day!

C Trimble said...

How scrapbooking has blessed my life? By giving me a creative outlet, by reminding me of all I have, of preserving memories that my heart will never forget. Blessed it...yes!

Kari D. said...

My favorite thing about scrapbooking is that it allows me to recharge and take some time for myself. I get to remember all the fun stuff that happens in our lives, have fun with friends and then get back to being a good mom - rested, relaxed and recharged. What a great hobby!

char495 said...

My favorite thing about scrapbooking is being able to relive all of the wonderful memories. I love looking at the pictures remembering all of things that make those pictures special to me!!!

cengel495@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

A creative life, I have always wondered why I loved office supplies, paper, and art; although I can't paint or draw, but I can play with techniques that make me my own artist!!!!!!! And I have my best friends who share my creativity! Happy Day!!

Jackie said...

NSD is awesome! I just wish we got a day off work! Ha ha! Scrapbooking has made me more aware of my life's moments, both big and little. I pay attention more and try to document so my kids will have memories to look back on in a personal and creative way.

Have a great weekend!

AngMomof3 said...

Enjoy your women's retreat!

My favorite thing about scrapping is something I'd have never guessed 9 years ago when I started-- it's the community (live and virtual) of friends who join me in this passion and support one another. Crazy fun.

Christie said...

Happy Scrappy Day! What I love about scrapping is the huge circle of friends I have made. I honestly think I could go anywhere in our country and I would know someone from that area. I love that!

Joy Pearcy said...

I love the memories I am able to capture and remember. Blessed because I am able to have something all of my own that relaxes me and reminds me to cherish the small things in life too:)

Sara Ancich said...

Scrapbooking has opened me up to the blogging world...and for that I am grateful. I have met so many AMAZING people. It is not a hobby for me...it is hours of THERAPY!

Patti said...

I'm truly blessed that my hubby and children... 'put up with my constant talk about scrapbooking'..lol!!

Scrapbooking has brought many things to my life:

1. less money in the bank..lol!
2. more 'clutter' in the house...lol!
3. a chance to finally realize that "I AM" creative.
4. a way to DEstress
5. a chance to catch those moments of my family that years down the road may be forgotten otherwise..
6. the friendships I've made, near and far.....

words can't truly say how much scrapbooking has brought to my life ..... it isn't just a way of life.. it is "MY LIFE". :)

Sheila said...

I love how scrapbooking perserves the memories...tells a story... and not to mention the fun had while doing it... that's a bonus!!!

Steffanie S. said...

Before scrapbooking, I never thought of myself as very creative or, much less, an artist. Now I am scrappin' and card-makin' and getting wonderful compliments from everyone. I finally found my creative outlet! I have met so many wonderful people and my family love to see what I do with our photos! I am so grateful to have found this hobby :)

Pattie said...

My favorite thing about scrapbooking is that unlike a traditional photo album, I can put my memories on the page right with the pictures! My kids love to see their pages and remember the things they did! Plus I'm not very artistic - can't draw worth a durn - but I can be creative by scrapbooking!

Kelly said...

I just love looking back and going oh remember that! my family loves looking thru the albums and seeing how much we have changed over the yrs.

Kelly

Amy said...

Scrapbooking means a place for memories,which I am sure is for most of us scrapbookers. But it also does so much more for me right now,it gives my a place to just be me , to make a piece of paper turn into a art of me and what I do.....

Elizabeth said...

Have fun this weekend!!

My favorite thing about scrapping is it gives me a creative outlet. It's soo much to play with paper. :)

Thanks for the chance to win!!

alicia said...

The thing I love about scrapbooking is the escape it gives me. As a mom it's hard to find a balance between me and "them" time. Scrapbooking is a great form of journaling for posterity (so it's easily justified), but it also allows for creative expression and fills my cup so I can be a better wife and mother.

Deanna said...

I love having a creative outlet that also preserves memories.

girliegirl said...

My favorite thing about scrapbooking is meeting new people and looking at everyone's albums. It's really neat to make connections to people through this hobby.

Carey

Jennifer said...

Scrapbooking gave me the desire to take better photographs and ten years later I am happy with the results!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Scrapbooking has giving me a chance to be creative and has also given me something fun to do with my daughter and son (when he is a little older, hopefully). She loves to just cut and paste paper to make different crafty stuff. It has also made me more aware of the everyday moments and to capture those moments of my kids.

Teri from Dudley, MASS

Anonymous said...

you rock noel!
one of my favs of scraping is to play with fun goodies, and of course documenting a great memory.
it has blessed me in my life with helping me to be and feel as a more confident person and discover who i am. (even tho, i suspect i'll be in that process for the rest of my life :)).
have a great weekend!
anna

Anonymous said...

Scrapbooking is "me" time but benefits the whole family. I love to put my pages together & my kids love looking at their pages/books! Kristi B

Michelle T. said...

my favorite thing about scrapbooking is spending time with my mom creating and documenting our family's story.

Alicia Sharp said...

I love how scrapbooking has brought together women, men, kids, grandparents etc. It is like when we first meet someone and find out they are a scrapbooker we have known each other for years! LOL! It has blessed me with soooo many friends that I would not have if not for scrappin! You included! ;)

Jamie said...

Scrappin has forced me to take better pictures and learn how to use computers. It gives me an outlet, and one thing nobody has said yet... my favorite thing about scrapping is getting to shop for all the goodies!!!

Veronica said...

My fave thing? Well considering I thought we'd never have kids, I was blessed with 2! I scrap them and what's going on in their lives! I'm loving TSR and totally lifted one of your sketches today! Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about scrapbooking is the creative outlet it gives me. It's great therapy! :-) and I always love the end result, even if it is not the best page ever. It just makes me happy!
-Christy in OH (aka scrapperCW)

Linda E said...

My favorite thing about scrapbooking is the sense of accomplishment I feel when I master a new technique or complete a page that turns out just right!

Carolyn G said...

It has created a healthy escape for me. When the pressure of my house gets high, I go to the scrap room and look at my family photos and remember why I want to preserve our life so carefully. That inspires me to do my best, then I go kiss and hug them all!

Linda 85 said...

I just love seeing my kids look through their albums. Priceless!

JlynnWA said...

My favorite thing about scrappin is that it's opened up this world of creativity for me. I love that the possibilities of what we can do are endless and I love that I am preserving memories for my family.

Sherry Williams said...

what a fun day. and a wonderful giveaway from you. my favorite thing about scrapbooking has to be all the stuff. i have loved papers and pens and doodads since i was a little girl, and discovering these new ways to use them is the best thing ever. of course seeing the finished pages and sharing them with my children is also my favorite.
hope your having a lovely retreat.

Carly said...

My favorite thing about scrapbooking is that it allows me to preserve my memories for all to remember years to come!

Kathy T said...

I started scrapbooking to remind me how blessed I am. I scrap the everyday things. What I love most is to sit down and look at the years book (I scrap by the year) and just replay how much I have to be thankful for and what a great life I have.

Cindy B. said...

It makes me feel like a kid again - playing with glue, stickers, stamps, cutting paper, arranging things and most of all the pictures - - I just love, love, love pictures of my little family!

Kimmie said...

my favorite thing about scrapping its for ME...its ME time, its my escape from cleaning and all the bad things

A. Humphrey said...

the thing i love about scrapbooking is how my girls love not only to look through the books constantly but also how they love to have share all of the memories with their friends.it has blessed the three of us with some priceless mother/daughter time.
amy

Tina said...

I would have to say one of my favorite things about scrapbooking is that it has brought some very fun gals into my life that I would not have met otherwise. I have made some lifelong friends this way.

Tina

Jackie said...

The thing I love most about scrapbooking is the connection that it gives me to my daughter who is a scrapping junkie....love you Noel :)

Shannon said...

scrappin is my release from the craziness of life.... It's my happy place...

Latrice said...

I actually got to scrap! I love how it lets you express yourself in a different way. My thoughts just flow out into a design.

Creating a priceless keepsake for Annastasia doesn't hurt either.

Hope you scrapped today.

Ethan Mashimo said...

favorite thing? Hmmmm love that its a good outlet!

also helps me remember things!

tina

Kim N. said...

Hope you had a great time Noel! Scrapping has blessed my life in that it makes me look at everyday things in creative ways. It has also made appreciate and record the little moments that happen with my family. I realize how truly blessed I am!

Amy said...

I am so blessed by the fact that not only do I have the pics to document the everday moments, but the journaling and stories behind it. It really surprises me how I always think I will remember something and when we look back through the albums there are so many things that had I not recorded I would never remember! (And my kids are only 4 & 5!)LOL! So thankful for scrapbooking...
Amy :)

Scrapper Lady aka Robin said...

Scrapbooking gives me a creative opportunity to reflect on the importance of family, friends and so much more. It offers a true blessing in showing me all that God has provided.

Michelle said...

I love that it makes me write down the little stuff that I would otherwise forget. Collecting the cute papers and fun stuff is just a bonus!

Kathy said...

I love that scrapbooking will ensure that my son and future children will have fabulous pages to remember their lives by and not just another baby book.

Sabrina Rauch /the1scrappinmomma said...

I think besides leaving the legacy and the stories to my family the next best thing about scrapbooking in the friendship developed with other ladies who scrapbook. I love to go to crops and just hear other people's life stories and live life with each other- both the good and the bad and all the little things that make up our lives- and that we put into our scrapbooks so they are not forgotten.

Anonymous said...

I love everything about scrapbooking- from the creative outlet, to the legacy, to the story telling of everyday moments, the friends gained and techniques learned. I also love putting scripture to pages so that it reflects the connection between Gods words and our lives, it is a great way to instill His word in our children. All blessings!! Thanks for the giveaway. Karen Loper

angie worthington said...

favorite things about scrapbooking: playing with scissors & paper like a child, yet in the end it all adds up to history on paper for my daugther to pass on...memories and moments documented to be relived over and over again....just simply sharing ....

the friendships are also pretty amazing...and, yesterday i actually got to meet an online friend in person...so cool!!!...

noel, hope you had a fabulous weekend!...

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

hope you had an awesome retreat! so fun!!!
scrapbooking is...I have convinced myself...my legacy...what I will leave behind when I am gone...not just those little things people will remember about me like I am tall, or gental or loud...but ALL of it...ALL of life as I see it will be left behind for others to amuse themselves with when I am gone...that is my favorite part :)
have a fab day girl

Anonymous said...

i love how thru sbing i met new people, realized how important it is to remember the lil things and of course all the mandatory shopping~

lynda in calif

Heidi in WI said...

I love that it helps me capture the everyday life of my family....the little details....that when put all together...tell your story.

christy bridwell said...

My favorite thing about Scrapbooking is it is the perfect way to combine my love for my family & friends, my love for photography, my urge to create and a chance to indulge in scrappin' goodies! What more could you ask for? :)

Courtney ;-) said...

My favorite things about scrapbooking are the stories that my albums tell, the memories, and the wonderful friends that I share this OBSESSION with! :)

Jennifer said...

Scrapbooking has made me thankful for all the moments I have with my precious family. It makes me treasure these moments always.

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