Category Archives: Scrapworthy

Deciding What to Include in a Scrapbook

Respondents struggle with explaining why they make the choices they do as far as what is included in the scrapbook, especially after the photograph(s) and journaling were accounted for. Most commonly, respondents say they do not know why they chose … Continue reading

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Scrapbooking Concerts With Photos

Last week, I showed you some examples of how I scrapbook concerts without photos. This week, I have a couple of concerts with photos to share with you. At this point in my life, concerts are much rarer. I now … Continue reading

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Scrapbooking Concerts Withouth Photos

Once upon a time people went to concerts and left without any photographic evidence of their awesome taste in music beyond a ticket stub. Sometimes (think a bar or a club) there wasn’t even a ticket stub to record their … Continue reading

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Scrapbooking Still Birth

My niece should be celebrating her first birthday this month. Instead she died before she had a chance to live. My sister labored before delivering her via Cesearan in October 2012. I helped my sister create a shadowbox to memorialize … Continue reading

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Ephemeral Photographs

I was struck by Mat Honan’s recent article in Wired Magazine, The Quality of Your Smartphone’s Camera is Only Half the Picture. He writes: Photos have become just as ephemeral as the moments we’re trying to capture. His criticism is based … Continue reading

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Children’s Artwork and Memorabilia

There are lots of ways to manage a child’s memorabilia. As a scrapbooker, I’ve been a bit torn. Do I scrapbook all the artwork? Do I scan it and create a photobook and then toss it? Do I just throw … Continue reading

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Sentimental Clutter or Scrapworthy Things?

When I first read this post about sentimental clutter on Unclutterer, I felt somewhat defensive. What troubled me the most was point 2: You should focus on living, not preserving. Only hold onto sentimental items that you can find a … Continue reading

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Mental Checklists and Scrapworthy Things

This entry is part 17 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 17 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post based on my study on scrapbookers. As a person becomes a scrapbooker, they have a tendency to begin keeping their camera with … Continue reading

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Scrapbooks Lie

This entry is part 3 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 3 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation. Scrapbooks contain narratives about the past. These narratives to some extent “must be fictionalized in order for us to … Continue reading

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Give Your Camera to Your Kids

Scrapbookers often include other people’s words in their scrapbooks. If you are also a mom, for instance, you are probably writing down all the cute things your kid says. Do you ever include their photos that they took? I bought … Continue reading

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