How Scrapbooking Can Help You Achieve Your Life Goals

A birth certificate documents that we were born
A death certificate documents that we died
But a scrapbook documents that we actually lived

Author unknown

The above quote reminded me of another great one liner from the movie 'Braveheart'.
“Everyone dies, but not everyone really lives”

Looking through the scrapbooks we have created in the past can remind us of the sort of life we have lived so far.
This can be very helpful in deciding what we want to achieve in the future.
Being constantly exposed and re-exposed to the events of our life so far, can provide a great opportunity to assess if the life we are currently living is ‘on track’ with our personal goals and values that are important to us.

A lot of us seem to struggle a bit getting our head around what it is that we really want to achieve before we leave this earth.
My husband, as well as running the behind the scenes aspect of the business, is also a career counsellor and he is always throwing life’s philosophical questions at me, like:
• What is it in life that you really want to do?
• If there was one thing that you absolutely must achieve before leaving this earth, what would it be?
• If every obstacle was magically removed, what one thing would you like to start doing tomorrow?

Sometimes we get so caught up with the busyness of today we don’t take enough time to become idle and reflective and give a good amount of thought to what our life is all about and where our personal passions lie.

I like the following quote from Oriah Mountain Dreamer:

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for... I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. ....I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else fails......

As we begin a new year can I encourage you to not only allow scrapbooking to provide a creative outlet and pictorial family history but to use it to think about your life’s past and more importantly your future.
What is it that you most want to achieve before you leave this earth?
So at the end of your life you can confidently say, “I actually lived”



New Products In Store Now

We have just recently received a shipment of 'Little Yellow Bicycle' products including gorgeous flocked papers, fabric brads, card stock stickers, decorative edge ledger paper and love letter ribbons.
Due in later this week/early next week:
New Kaiser range of 'Sweets' papers and embellishments including 'Argentella', 'Lovestruck', off the page books and new rhinestone colours.
New K and Co Amy Butler Lotus Collection including gorgeous butterfly diecuts, fabric brads, embellishment jars and more ancestry papers and embellisments. Here's a few examples of the Little Yellow Bicycle range:


Little Yellow Bicycle fabric brads




Little Yellow Bicycle flocked papers




Little Yellow Bicycle decorative edge ledger paper




Little Yellow Bicycle ribbon




Little Yellow Bicycle cardstock stickers






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Scrapbook Art

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Christchurch
(3 doors Hagley park side of Miles Toyota
Phone 365-5852
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