I have been doing this . . . scrapbooking that is . . . for a long time. These things I know are true. Some of you might see the universal truths in them too:
1. One can never have too much patterned paper, one can only have too little storage.
2. Someone else can find a use for the patterned paper one has no room to store.
3. It is okay for one to toss that last little scrap of paper when one is sick to death . . . creative death, that is . . . of the pattern.
4. One will scrap easier, faster, more coordinated pages if one uses a limited number of supplies, like a kit.
5. Kit club subscriptions are fun, and for ones among us lacking the willpower to pass up the add-on kits, a guaranteed method of increasing one’s stash beyond one’s storage.
6. One can never have too many embellishments, one can only have too little efficiency in how one organizes them.
7. One has to be in the mood to scrapbook, forced creativity always shows in the finished product . . . even if only to the one forcing it.
8. Scrapbooking is a shared sport . . . if one is not following at least a few other paper players, one is missing out on the fun and the benefit of their experiences.
9. Scrapbooking classes can only take one so far . . . at some point, it all becomes one’s willingness to play around with new ideas.
11. No one else’s scrap style suits one as well as one’s own, in whatever way that may evolve as one continues to scrap.
12. One can never possess too many memories to scrap; yet inexplicably, one can possess too much memorabilia that will ultimately not be used to scrap said memories.
13. One should never toss supplies because one believes they are no longer trendy, as one will regret it a few years hence when one's discards are, quite inevitably, in style again.
14. One can never have too many albums, only too many half-filled albums (there's a lesson in the downside of not scrapping chronologically buried in those albums).
15. One can never have too little time to scrapbook, only too little determination to make time.
What a happy coincidence that there are 15. Any one of these strike a chord with any one of you?