Sunday 15 April 2018

Why do you Scrapbook? | Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop

It was a Friday when we enjoyed the Newfoundland weather.
Have you seen the Newfoundland commercials?
Let me tell you that there are days that they couldn't be more true.

This place in the picture is Cape Spear.
The most Easternly point in North America.
About a 10 minute drive from my house.
I'll soon be posting the pictures of icebergs, of course.
Were there whales on that day?
While I can't remember, I can tell you they were certainly there.

This photo was taken almost a year ago yet I can remember all the sounds, sights and smells of that day.
For me, it evokes happiness and pure joy.

Now let's talk for a minute.
Why do you scrapbook or preserve memories?
Here's the thing.
I have many reasons and quite often I have to re-visit why I would spend so much of my precious time on this hobby if there's wasn't a purpose.
One of those reasons is to remind myself what makes me happy.
The way I see it...
(...and you might disagree here.)
The way I see it is that my life on this Earth serves very little purpose with exception to working to make the world a better place for future generations.
And right now, the only way I truly know how to do that is to help others be happy.
And well, the only way I know how to do that is to be happy myself.
Being happy is a choice because we all have hardships.
For most of us we have to remind ourselves of what makes us happy every single day.
Scrapbooking is a way that I can do that.
And it's one of my reasons why.
So tell me.
What makes you happy?
Why do you scrapbook?



  1. I scrapbook to remember the moments surrounding the photo.

  2. Lovely layout Cathy. I really like how your swirl of metallic thread continues on the effect of the wind blowing in your hair in the photo.
    Lovely words in your post. My why is to preserve actual real photos and my memories for my daughter and grandkids. :) xx

  3. Great layout. Very consistent. And you're right. Being happy is a decision. And being creative makes me happy and relaxed

  4. WOw j'adore cette page, la mise en page les couleurs, les tampons et découpes, TOUT !

  5. I love every little detail on this layout...beautiful. <3

  6. OMG I so love this layout, LOVE your use of the white space.
    Love all of the details
    Cheers Shaz

  7. My why is for me. I need to get the memories recorded for my kids to remember, I need to create, I need this process to get it out of me into the work. I love your page, as always, and the look on yours and Jane's faces. Thanks for slipping in the commercial, it's worth the watch!

  8. I scrapbook to remember the moments and the happiness. Your layout is gorgeous!

  9. Pretty! Love the dainy & feminine touches!

  10. Finally getting around to commenting. Beautiful layout. You are the SB queen!