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therapy for me. On days when life seemed hard and trying, he would tell me to “go scrap it out!” Like most scrapbookers, I tend to buy more than I can possibly use. I go through periods where I think, “I’m going to use this up before I buy anything else.” And then when the new Echo Park or Simple Stories collections come out, I’m buying them!

Where do you get your inspiration? I find inspiration everywhere! Sometimes I get inspiration from my photos, or the colors in the photos. Other times I might see a cool embellishment I want to use and design my page around that. Other times, a quote might inspire a layout.

Advice for finding more time to scrapbook? The best advice I have for carving out time is to have your supplies accessible. I keep my basic supplies handy and a couple packs of

paper in my bedroom closet. When the mood strikes or I have free time, I’m ready to go.

What does this hobby mean to your life? Because of the trials in my life, scrapbooking has been a way to count my blessings. Even in the darkest times, there is always something to be thankful for and those are the moments I want to remember.

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What are your thoughts on scrapbooking? Many times I have been very grateful that I am a scrapbook/papercrafting addict. As a result, I’ve chronicled my family’s life and that is so precious. I love that I have captured the little moments that I would have otherwise forgotten.

CREATE: Issue 15, July 2015  

Scrapbook pages, cards, embellishments and more featuring Scrapbook Generation's exclusive sketches. Featured manufacturers: Bazzill and We...

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