Each Wednesday, I usually write a post from my dissertation.
The last few weeks, I’ve written about attending crops. Some scrapbookers no longer crop with others for several reasons.
The scrapbooker now has a permanent space in her or his home to scrapbook eliminating the need for scrapbooking space elsewhere.
Some mention not fitting in with the scrapbooking community in some way. One respondent explains how she had cropped through crops organized by an Inspired Stories (pseudonym) consultant but no longer does because she feels the other croppers are too critical of her use of non-Inspired Stories products.
Others say they do not have time to crop outside the home with others. Unless the scrapbooker brings all of their supplies with them, they have to plan the pages they want to make ahead of time (i.e., pre-scrap) and they do not always have time to do this. Another respondent never attended crops as a participant but did work at a convention center where crops are occasionally held. He talks about some of his observations and compares it to other hobbies, such as fishing. Few people can just get up one morning and go fishing. Most have to plan that activity. He sees people having to do the same thing with scrapbooking. In other words, a scrapbooker may have time to attend a crop, but does not have the time to actually prepare for attending a crop.
Did you attend crops in the, but don’t anymore? Why or why not?
 Pre-scrapbooking refers to selecting the paper, photographs, embellishments, and memorabilia the scrapbooker wants to include on a page. Some will sketch the layout they wish to create. The scrapbooker does everything, except assemble the page ahead of time.
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