I asked everyone on Scrapbook Rooms how they started scrapbooking but I never told my story. I had always loved doing arts and craft and as a little girl I loved loved paper. I would ask my teachers to save me their paper so that I could bring it home this drove my mother nuts. When I was in high school I tried many different crafts and even was lucky enough to actually have a craft course. My big craft in high school was cross stitching until one day I had screwed up on of my projects big time and I stopped then and there.
After I left home I didn't have any projects for a while I really couldn't afford to do it. After a few years I had seen scrapbooks and I had always wanted to try it. So I started really small went to our local scrapbooking store and bought a few things to try it. I had no idea how to scrapbook I basically just stuck a few stickers down cut the pictures funny with fancy scissors and called that scrapbooking. That really was all I could afford at the time.
It wasn't until I got together with my future husband that I got into scrapbooking. A girl that I worked with showed me some of her albums and told me about a weekend crop that she was going to go to. So I thought that this would be fun to go to but I didn't want to go by myself. I asked my mother in law if this is something she wanted to do. She said she would go with me when we went we packed up our stuff really at that time everything I owned fit into a box and I brought it all with me. At the end of the weekend I was hooked I think we spent over $300.00 on stuff.
I love this hobby and I love learning new techniques I have come a long ways from when I first started but it has been a fun learning process and it helped me to develop a very close relationship with my friend (my mother in law)