Why Scrapbookers Love a Recession

There is a lot in the media these days about our recessionary times and it got me thinking about what this might mean from a scrapbookers perspective.

A recession often causes us to re-examine what things are truly important to us.

A person who scrapbooks is likely to be reminded that “my family, close friends and the great memories of these relationships are a central part of my life.”

Sometimes we forget that scrapbooking is really about people and relationships.

Here is a little exercise to prove my point. Go find your favourite three layouts, the ones that after years of scrapbooking still top your list. Now I want you to tell me if any on those layouts do not have people in them. Now remove any photo on your layout that has any person in it. And tell me if the layout is still your favourite.

I know it’s a dumb question. But it does emphasise how scrapbooking is really all about people, the people that we love and care for.

There will probably be exceptions to this example, like a layout of our pet or some layout that doesn’t have either of these elements present. A pet of course is often the ‘significant other’ in a person’s life so the same notion is present. But any other exception probably just proves the rule.

So in these recessionary times allow your heart to be filled with confidence that your scrapbooking aligns with those fundamentals of life that are important to you and have lasting meaning.

Things that, when you are gone, will still be here. Things that your ancestors will thank you for. On reflection, this temporary recession doesn’t seem quite as bad any more.

New Products In Store Now

We have just recently received a shipment of products from Kaisercraft, Australia.

Gorgeous new ‘Sweets’, 'Argentella' and 'Lovestruck' ranges. Beautiful oranges, reds, blues, pinks and B&W's! Great matching brads as well a new wooden heart album. Here are some pics!

Kaisercraft Australia Lovestruck Valentine

Kaisercraft AustraliaLovestruck Lace Hearts

Kaisercaft Australia Butterscotch

Kaisercraft Australia Sweets Brads

Kaisercraft Australia Wooden Heart Album

Kaisercraft Australia Black and White Tulle

Kaisercraft Australia Black and White Chantilly

Kaisercraft Australia Argentella Brads

Online Shopping Update

We are progressing nicely with loading all are products into our new shopping cart website (big job), and not without a few IT hitches mind you. But it shouldn't be to far away before you will be able to buy online from us. When we launch our on line shopping, we have some tremendous offers lined up to celebrate the launch. Stay posted.

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