Sunday, July 29, 2007

Does age matter?

At least in terms of Scrapbooking? For all you non-scrappers, just hang in there. I mean really it isn't like that many of my entries are totally based on scrapbooking. So this once, just humor me.
So if you know about the competitive world of scrapbooking you already know that CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) has just wound up. There have been sneak peaks and previews of the latest and greatest all over the internet. Manufacturers and designers are wrecking havoc with my budget since everything is proclaimed to be a "must have" for the season. But really, unlike clothing and hairstyles, are the ages and seasons of your scrapping supplies that important? Because a scrapbook page is meant to be looked at for generations which means that even if it is new today - by the time your family and friends are really appreciating the memories and photographs you have captured it is all old - but new again to them. So how much does it really matter? I'm thinking, not at all, well except in the "collector" scrappers mind. Sooooooo with that in mind I have a challenge for you. A challenge that the manufacturers and designers and store owners are going to hate, BUT it's a good challenge anyway. Okay here's the deal - from today forward for the next three months for every one new product you use on a scrapbook page you have to use three "old" products (old being anything that you already have in your stash beginning today - new is anything you have purchased after today). What do you think? Are you in? It isn't like I'm saying you can't have new things - just that they should be used in moderation. I'll give the new "Foof a Life" book to a random participant of the challenge. So post your intentions and links to your creations. Should I set up some kind of Yahoo group? You tell me...

5 comments:

Shirley said...

cool idea! good luck! ;)

Laura Fiore said...

Dang Angie--is this some kind of intervention? LOL

I really need to do this! Have so many pieces that need to be used!!

I will try, really, really try! Wish me luck!

Bethie said...

I'm in. sounds like a great idea

Rebecca said...

Well you have given me the inspiration to not go and buy anything...but the question will be 'will I scrap'. I'll let you know. Or maybe you could check out my blog in the next week or so.

Rebecca

Renee (redhead68) said...

I've been scrappin' the last couple nights....using up some of my sticker stash that's been collecting over the past 5 years. So count me in!