I’m excited! Class is ready. The ladies who have worked with me behind the scenes including the Scrapaneers peers teams and the chicks over at the Digital Press are pumped. It is time! Be sure to jump on our newsletter too if you want early access — like tonight!
You know, scrapbooking means the world to me. Sure I love pretty papers and doo-hickeys. And the career I have puts good food on the table.
But there’s something more.
Alzheimers and dementia runs strongly in my family. I watched my grandmother, my favorite girl, transform from this amazing, gracious, joyful, would-give-you-the-food-off-her-fork woman into a woman who couldn’t remember how to perform the basics of tasks. She would tell stories that had never happened. There were dark and ugly moments I can’t even describe online and in a blog post. Nor would I want to.
But before my eyes, I and my family, lost our favorite girl. And as we’ve healed, there’s a part of me that will never get over watching her suffer like she did.
I scrapbook because I fear how the disease might affect my Dad. Or my sister. Or me.
I scrapbook because our books might help us remember who we love and what we did just a few more days or hours longer.
I digital scrapbook because it’s quicker, saves me money, and space.
I do this because it’s real.
I once told Lisa Bearnson, original founder of Creating Keepsakes magazine, that scrapbooking was my personal hieroglyphic monument. My own way to document the now. And preserve it as my heart’s time capsule. Just because I choose to use technology (mobile or otherwise) instead of some huge-ass pyramid doesn’t make it any less important.
It’s just as real. Just as necessary. Just as meaningful.
And if you don’t know how to do what I do, I want to show you how. How to do this!