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Sunday, 25 March 2018

Creativity and Time - The Supposed Scrapbook Killers

I am a paper crafter and I love to share my passion with others. I find when I am feeling stressed, I head to my craft room and start creating. POOF! The stress may not be gone, but whatever was causing it doesn't seem quite so bad.

Paper crafting is also my relaxation. It is my outlet. I create scrapbooks that tell my family who I am, who they are, and who their ancestors were. Scrapbooks tell the stories of our lives so that those who come after us will know where THEY came from.

When I try to get others interested in scrapbooking, there are usually two main excuses why they don't want to do it.

1 - I am not creative
2 - I don't have time

So, let's look at these.

1 - "I am not creative". Really? When people tell me they are not creative, I want to scream! If you can take clothes out of your closet and put together an outfit that doesn't look like it fell off the back of a truck, you are creative! If you can prepare a wonderful meal for your family, you are creative!

You don't have to be able to create those awesome layouts you see in magazines. As long as you can put your photographs in a photo safe album with a few embellishments and some journalling to tell what is going on in the photos, that is all you need! Sure, you can go all out and spend a couple of hours on one page, but you don't have to!

2 - "I don't have time". Really? This is another one that raises my hackles. If you take kids to swimming lessons/dance lessons/gymnastics/whatever and spend an hour waiting for them, bored out of your gourd, you have time to work on a layout. I'm not saying take a ton of stuff with you. Try a Cut Above kit from Close to my Heart. Everything is all ready for you to put together. All you need is adhesive, a ruler, and a pair of craft scissors. Voila!

So now I have shown you that you do have time and creativity, are you ready to give paper crafting a try? Get those photos off you phone or camera and get them printed! Contact your local Close to my Heart consultant for more information, or if you are in Canada, contact me!

Would you like more information about Close to my Heart? Then leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Would you like to see what Close to my Heart has to offer? Then head to my website and have a look around.

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