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This is why I scrapbook :: Official Entry Post

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You’ve had your weekend to think and now it’s time for some action. It’s time to tell the world why we scrapbook!

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Come up with a creative way to explain why you scrapbook and post it online — on your blog, in a page gallery, on youtube, twitter, or wherever is right for you. Just two guidelines: title your blog entry, the title in your gallery, etc should be This is Why I Scrapbook and somewhere include a link to this post. Everything else is completely up to you and your creativity! You can find more contest details here.

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To enter, leave a link to your post in the comments on this post. Entries close on the 31st of January, and in the first week of February, everyone will be welcomed to vote to help choose the winners!

Good luck!


18 January 2010

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58 Comments for This is why I scrapbook :: Official Entry Post

  1. Madeline Says:

    Here is the link to my blog where I have started putting what is done so far.
    Thanks Shimelle

  2. Jamie Leija Says:

    I’m in and so excited about my project! Should be done soon :)

  3. kate Says:

    This is my answer and my project will be put on this post too

  4. Cal Says:

    I’ve put together the cover for my mini book and am going to be working on my base pages tomorrow. You can view my progress on my blog under the “This is Why I scrapbook” tag:

  5. Judy in Huntsville [al] Says:

    no mini book for me – but I have done 20 + layouts this weekend – thanks for bringing back to the basics of WHY I scrapbook – so fun!

  6. alissa Says:

    i’ve been working on mine this weekend and should be done before the end of the month.
    so, so fun!

  7. theaxx Says:

    YAY!!!!! exciting!!!


  8. Mel Says:

    I’ve made a mini-book of the layouts that help tell the story of why I scrapbook :-) I had such fun with this, thank you so much! x

    The blog post that tells the story and shows the mini-book is here

  9. Alison-lee Says:

    I’ve started my mini book, cover all done, pages covered just got to fill it now with why!

  10. wendy high Says:

    This is for anyone…How big are your pages?

  11. Christina Says:

    I scrapbook because … I have become someone I never expected. This is not meant to be interpreted as a bad thing. I am someone I never expected.

    Thank you for your beauty and your beautiful inspiration.

    I follow it even as I don’t worry about expressing myself in the most winning way. I just am.

    And that is why I am a scrapbooker.

  12. Madeline Says:

    Here is the link for mine

  13. helen Says:

    fab project idea shimelle! here’s mine if anyone fancies taking a peep :) x

  14. Heather P. Says:

    LOVE your posts! I just discovered your site from Work in Progress. Yay! Ackward question: what size font do you use on your site? It comes up about 6pt on my computer. THANK YOU!

  15. Jannet Says:

    Thank you for this thoughtful project. Here is my This is Why I Scrapbook

  16. kirsty.a Says:

    Just a note to say I noticed! I received a set of stamps I ordered from you today,together with an unexpected pack of stickers and a handwritten thank you from you on the envelope.
    A lovely touch.
    Thank you

  17. kirsty.a Says:

    Please visit my blog to see my entry

  18. alissa Says:

    i LOVED making this project!
    great adventure, Shim!!!
    here’s a link to my mini on my blog

  19. Sandy Blazek Says:

    Looks GREAT!

  20. Dana Says:

    This was such a fun little adventure!! I’m so glad I decided to participate as I really love how my mini album turned out. The pictures in my blog spot don’t do it justice – can you tell I’m very proud ;-)

    here’s the link….

  21. Sally Says:

    Am way behind as have got distracted trying to set up a blog. Here is front cover at least. This is my first time with anything like this…

  22. Christine Says:

    This was so great! Thanks for putting out this challenge! I was so inspired by your own mini book that I decided to create one of my own.

  23. Brittney Aldous Says:

    Here’s my entry!!

  24. Tilla Says:

    Thanks Shimelle – loved doing this very little project – my first mini book every ! I did it all digitally, printed the sheets out 4 × 6 & then put it together
    you can see it at

  25. Sarah Williams Says:

    No specific project from me but a new awareness of why I do it here

  26. Lara Says:

    Loved this project! here’s mine:

  27. Mabel M Says:

    Fantastic project to think in scrap, really cool, here’s my key ;)

  28. annie bellamy Says:

    Here’s the link to my little book, I loved doing this!


  29. Megan Powell Says:

    Thanks for the project idea!!!
    here’s mine:

  30. NikkiFB Says:

    Having Google/Blogger problems, so here’s a link to a Flickr set w/ my project! Thanks for the inspiration, Shimelle! :)

  31. EmyB Says:

    Thanks for this challenge Shimelle. It was just what I needed to get my mojo back. Here’s my project…

  32. Iara Says:

    Thanks for the challenge, it helped me to re-valuate my goals and why I scrap :) here is my entry:
    Why I scrapbook

  33. Shannon Says:

    Thanks for the challenge! Here’s a link to my blog post:

  34. Katy Says:

    I really enjoyed making this – it was going to be a minibook, then sort of exploded onto a collage-style page! It’s up on flickr here: link text

  35. Michele H. Says:

    Loved this adventure Shimelle and your minibook is simply lovely.

    Here is my entry:

  36. Carolyn Phillips Says:

    Why I scrapbook is now on my blog at

    I’m really pleased to made to sit and think and quantify why I do this and I’ve had a great day pulling this together for the blog entry today. Thanks.

  37. Carolyn Phillips Says:

    Mine is a blog entry here:

    Thanks for making me think about this.

  38. Kelly Xenos Says:

    What an awesome project!!


  39. angie Says:

    hi! what a great challenge – my entry is onmy blog here:
    thanks for the chance!

  40. Genevieve Says:

    Shimelle, this was such an awesome challenge…thank you so much for the incredible inspiration! Click here to view my entry, or visit:

  41. Jamie Leija Says:

    This challenge has had me more inspired than any other singular project ever has! Thanks so much for creating and offering a forum for sharing these projects! Here’s my official entry:

  42. Jennifer Says:

    I have really enjoyed thinking about this and making a mini book about it. It’s good to look into our reasons for doing things sometimes isn’t it?

    I’ve posted my book here:

    hope you like it, there’s so many beautiful interpretations of the project here!


  43. Genevieve Says:

    Such a fun and inspiring project! Thank you so much Shimelle.

    Here’s a link to my entry:

    Apologies if my comment appears twice – I’m having some problems submitting it!

  44. QSOgirl Says:

    Thanks for giving me a reason to actually put my thoughts into words. I’ve done that here:

  45. Christina Clouse Says:

    Great project idea!
    Thank you Shimelle for the info.
    Here is my take:

  46. Steph Says:

    Here is my post. I hope it made the deadline. It’s still the 31st of Jan in my neck of the woods!

  47. Carolyn Phillips Says:

    I’ve had problems submitting a comment…tried twice last night and it said waiting to be moderated, but there are new comments since then so trying again. I may be after the deadline niw but I wasn’t when I tried last night, honest. :) My blog entry is timestamped well in time.

    Even if it is past the deadline I had fun pulling this together and it was good to think about why I do this and put it into words.

  48. Cal Says:

    I’ve completed my album now. I loved this project and am really really happy with the result! It can be seen on my blog here:

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