Why do we scrap? Well, for many reasons of course. For me, it is a creative outlet. And my digital scrapping allows for this creativity without taking up too much space (which I don’t have). I love the colors and the fun elements and the papers and the techniques and the process.
It is also a way to show off photos. I am always trying to improve my photography as well as my post processing, and scrapping gives me a canvas on which to display my work. This will allow future generations to see our little sliver of humanity though my eyes, giving them a glimpse of who we are.
It can be therapeutic as well, allowing emotions to roll out through journaling or art journaling. Kind of like a “Dear Diary” in visual form. This has helped many through difficult times and cannot be discounted.
But honestly, above everything else, scrapping is a way to tell our stories. I would give so much for the stories of my grandparents or great-grandparents. I would love to know what they did or felt beyond the photos taken. I want to document our lives in a way that allow us to remember the big and little things, looking back on them with smiles and tears. And I want those that come after us to know who we were as well. We will become our family’s history, and that is cool.
With that in mind, today is the kick off of a really fantastic event at The Lilypad.
It will include four weeks of challenges (2 per week), tutorials (3 per week), chats (1-2 per week) and inspiration (too much to count). You will have the opportunity to win prizes to the store and share with your TLP community regularly. But more importantly, you will have a chance to continue to Tell Your Stories.
Here’s what it will look like:
Week 1 – telling stories through photos
Week 2 – telling stories through words
Week 3 – telling stories through color, texture and scale
Week 4 – Master Storytelling – bring it all together!
Also, starting today, you will be able to collect the pieces of this HUGE and FANTASTIC TLP Collab. You really, really want to set a reminder to pop into the Storytellers forum each and every day for the next month to pick up part of it. Each piece will only be available for 24 hours so don’t miss even one. Once you have all of the parts, you will end up with this…
Told you! You are going to love this kit. And I was not kidding about it being HUGE. Each day is a mini-kit all on it’s own. Yay for the TLP Designers… they ROCK. Plus, you may just find yourself looking at sales and specials from the different designers each day… just sayin’…
Now, head on over to the TLP forum and check out the first challenge. And come back often, because you will be amazed at how much goodness is packed into this month. The Pollys have been hard at work and we cannot wait to see your pages and hear your stories!
Enjoy and Have a great Story Telling week.