Saturday, May 2, 2009

Party Like It's NSD!




Celebrate good times, come on! Today’s a celebration of scrapbookers and scrapbooking. It’s National Scrapbooking Day (NSD). In honor of this special day, I have a few goodies to give away, but first, I want to share something with you that Jenifer, my niece, made.

She drew this picture and made this note when she was visiting last week. She’s only 14 and she already recognizes the importance of scrapbooking.


It says, "To give a hoot about scrapbooking is to give a hoot memories. And memories are a gift from you to you, so give a hoot!" I couldn't have put it better myself. :)


To celebrate this hoot-worthy hobby, I’ve got a few supplies to give away to you, my blog readers. All you have to do is be random… Well, your comment has to be one of my random winners, that is. Just comment stating what it is about scrapbooking that causes you to give a hoot.


From the comments I receive this weekend, I’ll draw one winner to receive this bucket of brads (bucket not included):


One winner will receive this Chatterbox prize package (a brand new mini album kit and frame set):


And one winner will receive these new Making Memories goodies (ribbon and brads):



I’ll announce my winning names on my blog on Tuesday. In the meantime, I hope you have a fun time celebrating NSD!


Megan


P.S. Did you know that today is also free comic book day? That’s right. My older brother is out on the town this very minute collecting his free books. If you want your own freebies, check your local comic book stores for participating locations. Enjoy!


92 comments:

Cynthia B. said...

Scrapping gives me a creative outlet and a way to connect to other busy women...all the while recording what life is like for me and my family. As we all know (esp. if you have kids!), time moves FAST, and scrapping helps me capture those moments that are special to me. Thanks for the chace to win these generous gifts! Happy NSD. :)

Nicole said...

Ooo, I'm the first one to leave a comment! Happy NSD! I don't know if I'll be able to scrap today so I did last night. I give a hoot about SB-ing because it lets me enjoy creative play. It's all about memories, sure, but for me the real excuse is the way I get to make something fun!

Lisa P. said...

Happy NSD to you and all of my fellow scrappin addicts! I love all the awesome prizes! Thanks for the chance to win them =)

Lisa said...

I think the best thing about scrappin' for me is the opportunity to make friends and have social time. I do love my alone time in my scrap cave but the group scraps are the best and really helped me emerge from my post-partum blues a few years ago!

Carrie said...

It is my therapy .. my time to create and show my love for my family.. all the while taking time for myself!

JPScraps said...

Scrapping is my creative outlet. My family & friends like when I make books for them. Happy NSD

waldenbunch said...

Scrapping helps me make sense of my life and the trials I've been through. It gives me perspective and fills me with gratitude. It is my creative lifeline and the most fun hobby in the world!

.................... said...

I like scrapbooking because it helps me as a mom (with three kids) keep my memories fresh (the memories I would otherwise lose from being a mom to three kids). And...who doesn't love playing with paper???

Jamie V said...

Just joining in on your little party!!

Happy NSD to you all.... hope you get the chance to be a little creative today.

Kimberly said...

I love documenting my family's memories and being creative.

julie said...

I scrapbook because I never want to forget any of the little things about life. Everyone (including me!) is too busy these days and it's so nice to have a way to re-live the memories. I also definitely need a creative outlet!

I just found your blog today through the CK blog. Great stuff! I'll be back. :)

jeannine said...

I give a HOOT!!! Scrapbooking is a way for me to relax and be creative while creating memories for my family. My children love to look at albums and mini projects that I have made for them...it is something that we can cherish forever!!

Terri S. said...

I wish there were more pictures and information on my families past. I always think that someday, someone will be looking at my pictures while I am long gone and will get to know me and my family. Plus I love the creativity of it all, plus I cannot have enough supplies!

csuzanne said...

well, i'm not the first to post, but i've been scrappin'!! my mojo has finally returned home, after a very long hiatus :)
happy nsd to all!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I have a very non creative job, so it's nice to come home and get to be creative and play with pretties!

For some reason I can't seem to post to the CK and Me post over at the CK blog. It looks like I was able to post to all of the other posts today. Here is my CK and me item for the challenge today - www.jenniferhansenscrapgallery.blogspot.com

Thanks!
Jennifer Hansen

whirligigdaisy said...

Happy NSD!!! I'm overwhelmed with lots of other things today, but hope to scrap soon. I did buy some supplies this weekend!

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Brenda H said...

I give a HOOT about SB! I am using NSD to get myself back into the rthymn of what I have missed. I'm so happy it is a rainy day today so no baseball game! We are going to church now so the rainy day sunday will help me continue to celebrate NSD! :)

candy said...

i want my babies to know when they crawled, what their first words were, things they wouldn't remember years down the road. Besides it's so much fun.

{VICKI} said...

WOW! great prizes!

they give me a HOOT

Tara Moffatt said...

Scrapbooking for me is not only a creative outlet, but something to keep me busy. I'm not good at sitting around doing nothing. I need to be doing something to save my sanity! Scrapbooking is the perfect thing for that. Also, I'm excited about leaving something that shows my kids how much I love and care for them.

Anonymous said...

I do not have many pictures of me as a kid. Besides being a creative outlet and relax time for myself, I like scrapbooking for the memories I treasures for my kids and when I hear them saying oh! it's beautiful mom or the other day my boy told his friend I was really good at this hobby, I know they appreciate what I do for them!

Michele P.

Jennifer Moore said...

Watching my boys' faces when they look through their albums makes it all worth it to me! They love looking at their baby pictures and talking about all the little things that have happened in their lives.

Heather said...

Scrapbooking is my escape -- my creative escape! I love creating pages for my kids to look at later, and they really do like looking at the books -- just makes me want to make more!

Erica Hettwer said...

I love the way it let me meet such wonderful friends. :D

Jingle said...

I love scrapbooking! It is my way of expressing myself and using the creative talents that I have. I love that I can be an artist and have the side effect of creating lasting memories at the same time!

Carly said...

I love scrapbooking because it allows me to preserve memories for a lifetime and share them with others.

Jodie said...

I give a HOOT about scrapbooking because I want my kids to know the stories behind the pictures.

carriegel said...

Scrapbooking has allowed me to get my stories down on paper so that I never forget them.

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

Hoot, hoot, hoot! 3 hoots for scrapbooking! I like being creative, I like documenting my life, and I like sharing my memories with others. A friend told me this morning that he appreciates my pages because they take him right back to the moment. So sweet.
Happy NSD!
P.S. I love the name of your blog! You must watch The Office.

Yulika said...

Scrapping is like meditation for me. I think I am relaxing while creating.

ronee said...

It is awesome to be able to look back on pictures and remember or re live those moments again..
it is always amazing!
xoxo
ronee

Jennifer Tenney said...

I scrapbook a lot of our travels, local and far afield, and it gives me a chance to relive these wonderful respites from the daily grind... it's like taking the vacation over and over again:)

JenT

Kristie said...

Although I am primarily a card maker, I love the bigger canvas that scrapbooking gives for creativity. I also love preserving special memories...my grandma passed away earlier this year and I love that I can honour her memory by making an album of pictures and journalling that tell her story :) HAPPY NSD!!!!

Jodi said...

I love the creative outlet, and the wonderful way to document memories! Happy Weekend!

Anonymous said...

Happy NSD! Scrapbooking is just a fun outlet! Something you can do on your own or with friends. =)

Susan C.

ddsperio said...

This is my first NSD. Thank you for the chance to win such goodies. I am so excited.

Amy said...

Just found your blog today- linked here from the ck blog but not sure how I got there! :) Love your cute yellow sweater in your profile pic.

I give a hoot about scrapbooking because I am a huge sentimentalist (if that's not a word, I just made it one!) Personal handwriting, pictures, and preserving memories is something I'm very passionate about!

fromafarr said...

I love scrapping b/c I love to capture the true essence of what happened in the photos I snapped. My children are my main subjects and they grow so fast, I want to freeze these moments in time in my heart and on paper for future memories! Thanks for the great ideas, always!!

Sheri K said...

Scrapping is such a cool way to preserve memories and to be creative! It's so good for us to have something to create! Thanks for hosting a give away!

Jodee said...

I give a hoot because it's a great way to remember what happens in your life. There are things just from the last couple of years I would have forgotten if I didn't have scrapbooks to look back at.

Christy said...

I love your blog! I will definitely be checking it our more now! I give a hoot about scrapbooking when my kids sit down with their albums and look through them over and over again! That makes it worth it!

Tiffany said...

I love scrapbooking because it gives me a chance to remember the things I've done, how my kids looked when they were little, what I did in college, and mostly my memories, thoughts and feelings. I love that my kids take out their scrapbooks all the time and look through them. They have a record of their lives, and so do I! Scrapbooking is a great outlet for me, and it fits into my life and schedule perfectly.

Cassi said...

im a card maker by and large and i love seeing how thrilled folks are to receive one of my creations. it feels awesome to create a little bit of happiness for someone else, and myself.

Sharon said...

When I look at my pages, I think about how much I would have loved to have something like this from my mom, my dad or my grandparents. The amazing power of scrapbooking for me is that right now, the pages I do are for me. When I'm gone, my pages will be even more valuable to the people who love me.

AngMomof3 said...

I'd love to add a bit of new treats to my stash! It's feeling "old".
Thanks for the chance to win!

mama2maya said...

I "give a hoot" about scrapping because it preserves my memories for future generations. Happy NSD!

Candice said...

My scrapbooking allows me to relax and tune out the rest of the world - even if for just a few minutes. I love that my daughter will have a biography of sorts of her own life.

Stefanie J. said...

I love scrapbooking!! If only I would have started when I was 14!

Anonymous said...

Love keeping our family history going and documented.
Nicky from CAnada

Lainee said...

What makes me hoot is when my kids look back at their books and smile! Thanks for the giveaways!

me said...

I scrap for the creative outlet & also to show my kids how much I love them. It also gives me a chance to spend time with other women & meet new friends like you, Megan, at CKC-Buffalo last year.

Scrapper Lady aka Robin said...

I would love to be able to play with some of those scrappbooking goodies :) Thanks for thinking of us! What a kind a generous thing to do!!

Anonymous said...

I was scrapbooking before it was cool...I still have my first album from when I was in 3rd/4th grade...that makes it over 40 years old...yikes! I cannot imagine not collecting the stories and memories of my life. Happy NSD! as far as the comic books...I remember silly putty and comic books on rainy days...yeah!
Roberta
http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

lovin2scrap said...

Thanks Megan for your awesome blog! Scrapbooking to me is therapy, like the debriefing of a busy life! I also love the social networking aspect of it and of course the products, the products, the products!!

TheMorrillBunch said...

I give a hoot about scrapbooking because of the memories I am able to preserve for my little one. A few years ago I was looking through some of my moms things and I was so grateful for the memories she wrote down and little momentos she saved. I want my little girl to have all her special moments, and some simple ones, preserved.

Brianna said...

How fun! Love this day just for us!! I love preserving these memories for my kids to look back on when they get older!! Plus I love all the patterned paper!! ;)

Reel Girl said...

Since I started scrapping, I now really see, notice, and appreciate all the little details in life.

Samantha said...

I give a hoot because journaling helps me to REMEMBER so many good memories that would otherwise be forgotten. Also, Happy NSD and I LOVE your blog banner! :-)

carrie said...

I love scrapbooking because I can be creative and have fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

Charisse said...

My son and hubby were much more excited to celebrate Free Cominc Book day than NSD...but probably because everyday is an SD in my book...it helps me chill, it helps me unwind, and it helps me be human! :)

Kari said...

I have to agree with your niece - it's the memories. I also love the creative outlet and the connection scrapbookers have, but knowing I am recording our family's memories seems to make it even more special.

mommycall said...

I give a hoot about scrapbooking because I love watching my 2 year old look through the albums and get so excited about pictures of him and his baby brother. I love how a picture can bring back so many memories!

KatieJ said...

Great giveaways! I try to scrapbook because it is really fun for me! But more important than the actual process, is how happy I am watching my kids look through their scrapbooks- they love to see old pictures and read what I wrote about them- how cute, funny and special they are.

charli said...

Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to remember all those little things you might otherwise forget. And you get to play with some great tools!

Pam Alten said...

I like your new blog title! As to scrapping...time with friends, playing with embellishments, looking at photos, and taking time to appreciate our lives, what's not to love? We all get so busy living that we need time to remember the big picture and appreciate our gifts. But I also love the time thinking about scrapping, pouring over the mags, checking the websites, planning that next layout for design team. It's all fun!

craftyliu said...

I LOVE what your niece wrote about scrapbooking! I couldn't agree more...scrapbooking to me is about preserving the memories through pictures and words. And all the yummy scrapbooking STUFF is all the yummy icing and cherries on top!

ivy said...

i love to relook & relive the memories of the pictures i am scrapping.

Gretchen said...

My older brother was out collecting comic books too... he's been collecting them for years!

On NSD, I worked ON my scrapbook room, not in it. We're remodeling with new cabinets. :-)

Sammie said...

Happy NSD! I give a hoot about scrapbooking because I want to pass on the story of my family to future generations.

Carol said...

I give a hoot about scrapbooking because of the people in my life. I love them all and never want those memories to fade so I try to show what their personalities are like, their moods, their celebrations. Archiving names, births and deaths just doesn't cut it with me. Scrapbook to celebrate LIFE! :)

Nancy said...

I am pretty new to scrrapbooking and to blogging! In fact scrapbooking led me to the blog world! I never knew!! When I scrapbook, I make time to look at photos and events in a different way, making them more special!
Thanks!!! Nancy

Andrea Friebus said...

I scrapbook because I LOVE it!! Great giveaways!

abbeyviolet said...

So fun! Happy NSD!

Jenn said...

Scrapbooking lets me be me! It's my way of keeping a journal of my life and my kid's lives.

ScrapNSister1 said...

That is one cute lil owl! I give a hoot about scrapbooking because it helps heal the soul. Happy NSD!

MeganL said...

How fun! Thanks for the chance! :)

Just Us said...

One of my favorite things about this hobby is sharing it with other people. I have worked in 2 different stores in 2 different towns....and I loved helping people understand the importance of scrapbooking and helping them get into this great hobby! I have been scrapbooking since I was little...so it is a huge treat for me to get others to join in my fun!

scrapping4twins said...

Oh my gosh I just love your NSD blocks! Too cute! That drawing is precious! She did such a fantastic job! I love owls! I love scrapping to preserve my family memories and it is the best "therapy" - especially "retail therapy"!

Rita said...

I give a hoot because I get to tell my side of life. The happy things that happen to me and the people I love in my life. Oh and I get to play with paint, ribbon and flowers. Each of which I can't get enough of on my LO's. Happy NSD 2009!

KTluv said...

I love scrapbooking for the memories of course, but for me it is my release. I love to dig in to all my supplies and create something beautiful. It just makes me happy. Thanks for the chance to win!

scrappylibrarian said...

first off i LOVE owls!

i also love scrabooking because, well, who doesn't?


It's freaking awesome!

Shaunte Wadley said...

You know what makes me "give a hoot?"

When my kids are curled up on the couch...looking through their alums, and remembering things.

Also, meeting awesome folks like yourself...I love the friendships this hobby has brought to me. :)

peas-n-carrots said...

Love to scrap for several reasons; 1. the memories that I showcase, 2 for the creativity and 3 cheaper than therapy!!

Melissa said...

cute frames!

{VICKI} said...

That's a great drawing!

GIVE A HOOT!

Mary Lou Kemp said...

Scrapbooking is my passion. I have three beautiful grandchildren and tons and tons of pictures. Thank goodness their parents love to take photos. It is already amazing to see how much they have changed, especially the little ones. I just gave my daughter-in-law two albums that I had filled to overflowing and can't wait to start another. Thank goodness someone came up with the idea of scrapbooking instead of saving photos in a shoebox like I did before.

Chitra Sharma said...

I give a hoot about Scrapbooking as it helps to capture the moment which you can go over after years and say "Yes thats was great".Plus the fun part is that you can be creative with it..

Chitra, Maryland

Kristin said...

I love the chance to create somethinig and not know how it will turn out until I stand back and look at the final product - I love that! It is a chance to remember the little things that when you look back are oh - so important!

Kristin said...

It is the best to create something and not really know what it will look like until seeing the final product. It is an awesome way to remember the little things that when you look back on are oh- so big! Happy NSD!

Farmer J said...

Scrapbooking for me is therapeutic and a huge creative outlet! I love that I can create "stories" of loved ones that will be handed down through generations while being able to express my creativity at the same time :)

Linda said...

Scrapbooking gives me a chance to create and organize. Two things I love to do!