Check out this post on the history of scrapbooking, with a little giveaway!
I have a lovely post about how scrapbooks began in the 19th century. Come see the actual scrapbook from 1889 that I have posted on SPECIAL PAPER PROJECTS, or click on the page above that says Special Paper Projects. If you become a follower there, and leave a comment, you will be entered into a sweet little giveaway there which consists of some lovely victorian ephemera and German diecuts. Two of the pieces will be from that 1889 scrapbook! The drawing for this will be on Sept. 15th. Note: you must become a follower and comment on the post about the history of scrapbooks at SPECIAL PAPER PROJECTS TO BE ENTERED!
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!