A few weeks ago I picked up Wendy and off we went, CarryAll Bags chock full of scrapbooking paraphernalia, to Scrapbook 911 for an evening of pure, unadulterated, memory making!

Here are some things I learned about scrapbooking:

  1. Some scrapbooking women come from a whole different breed! They actually hammer stuff into their scrapbooks!! No joke. If you think I’m going, you’ll just have to come with me next time and hear for yourself.
  2. Most scrapbookers are teachers. I wonder if it’s a job requirement?
  3. If you go to Scrapbook 911, or any of the other crops, and you are a home schooler, don’t get into a discussion with anyone about the TAKS test. Bad idea. Even amongst the home schoolers…
  4. Bring an iPod. You’re going to need it. I knew it in advance and brought it with me. I lasted about 2 hrs and then I had to put it on. The straw for me was when one lady stood up and said, “Well I don’t know! What DO you do with a Kindergartner after school? They won’t LET him go to study-hall!” Yeah. At that point I needed my nerves calmed down by my good friend, AK. That’s pretty much all that’s on my iPod. But I digress.
  5. Make sure your MP3 player is fully charged. I kicked myself when my battery power ran out.
  6. That’s when I learned that people hammer things into their scrapbook pages.
  7. Scrapbooking can be a COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME! I felt really bad for the gal next to me who, in 6 hrs, had only completed ONE 12″x12″ scrapbook page that had ONE photo on it. I, on the other hand, had totally filled in 3 albums, organized all my photos from 2006, wrote out and addressed 10 letters to friends and family members for thank you’s, encouragement, etc. Made a menu and grocery list. And organized my planning calendar. I didn’t get all the journaling done that I wanted to, in the scrapbook, but at least the pictures are IN and I can go back and journal later!
  8. I never, ever, want to own a scrapbooking store. I was thinking of the nightmare of trying to keep an accurate inventory on how many buttons you sold for $0.25 each. YIKES!
  9. I think Starbucks should host a scrapbook crop. That’d be F.U.N!
  10. I like my way of scrapbooking more and more. As one lady has said, I’ve freed her from the froo-froo of scrapbooking. I’m glad I’m that powerful. 🙂