Friday, March 20, 2009

A Confession

Hi, my name is Natasha and I am a scrapbooker.

I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago, and right from the start it felt natural to me. Once I got into it I realized that I’d been scrapbooking all my life. I’ve always arranged my pictures and labeled them and saved mementos to put in my photo albums.

I see scrapbooking as a way to express myself artistically; it’s a creative outlet. I don’t scrapbook for future generations, I do it for myself, simply because I enjoy it. My style has evolved through the years, but I have never really been into cute or trendy. I prefer clean, uncluttered pages that focus on the pictures.

Scrapbooking is a fabulous hobby for me for lots of reasons, but mostly because I enjoy shopping. There is a never-ending array of gadgets and supplies to buy. I love going to the annual Scrapbook Expo where there are giant rooms filled with things for me to purchase. I also go there to take classes and learn new techniques, but mostly I buy things. Lots of things. I think I may need a twelve step program.

Shopping Nirvana


  1. I would love to sit down sometime and look at all that you have scrapbooked over the years.

  2. I would love to see your scrapbooks as well. I am a beginner, but I LOVE it. When I first started my best friend took me to a Scrapbook EXPO...I felt like I was at Disneyland, and there were no lines!!! Lucky for my husband we were pretty broke at the time, so I could not buy much...and that was hard. I dream of having a small room for scrapbooking some day! :)

  3. Now you guys have a reason to come and visit.