While ultimately I scrapbook for me, myself, and I, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I love sharing pages with others. It’s one of the joys of scrapbooking to share our pages with others.
Joys of Scrapbooking- Sharing Pages
Here’s the thing. . . have you ever watched others as they look at your pages? What is it that draws them in? What do they have to say about your pages?
Have you ever moved a simple little embellishment around on your page over and over again seeking just the right spot? I don’t think I’m the only one. Okay, truth be told, I know I’m not- I’ve seen it. I’ve even been drawn into (or instigated) conversations with other scrapbookers about where something should be put.
But you know what, I’ve never once heard someone say anything about where I put the embellishment after the page was completed. I can’t even say that I’ve ever looked at a page and thought about I should have put that embellishment over there instead once I had the completed page in my hand.
We spend so much time fretting over the things that in the end don’t matter. In watching and observing others looking at our pages, we can learn a lot about where we should really be focusing our time. Sure, I get an occasional compliment that’s based on the photography or the paper I used, but it’s certainly not the majority. The things I hear most about are the stories that I’ve captured.
So why do we waste time worrying about that embellishment? Sure part of it is because we enjoy the art of scrapbooking. Right? But, at some point, we have to stop fretting and get on with telling our stories. Because, in the end that’s what people are looking at.
I believe that when you focus on telling the story (and work all the other parts of scrapbooking- the supplies, the techniques, etc around that story), you create engaging pages that people will want to sit around the fire and enjoy. And, honestly, it doesn’t get any better than that- to watch people enjoy the pages that you created because you enjoyed creating them.
What have you found as people look at your pages?