I scrapbook and love it!
I've been wondering if there were any scrappers here on MDC.... I never see any topics on producing pages. I never thought to look in "fine arts", though.
Anyway, I have been scrappin' longer than "scrapbooking" was a term!
I still vividly recall the first project I made. It was way back, long before I knew my DH. I made a mixed tape for a guy I had a major crush on and I printed out the words to each song on the tape and turned those lyrics into a fun "book" with fancy art paper and other artsy-crafty supplies. (This was before scrapbook paper existed.) The guy was impressed and we enjoyed a long-distance romance for awhile. Ah, memories...
I, too, love stamps!!!! I especially love clear stamps.
They are versatile and fun and I enjoy creating new looks with the same stamp.
I have voluntarily put myself on a "craft diet" for a little over two years. I have only purchased supplies in that timeframe if I absolutely needed those supplies in order to finish a project I was literally in the midst of completing. (For the most part, I'm not perfect...
) In addition to severely curtailing my craft purchases, I have made it a point to work on projects. One of my favorite albums completed in that timeframe is a 6x6 album that is nearly five inches thick! I had taken meticulous notes on a cross-country road trip and had collected postcards and had oodles of pictures. All that stuff was bulky. Now it is fun and easy to view and I had a great time creating the album!
I am currently working on My Life Journey, which is a series of three albums covering the 13 years between high school graduation (age 17) and meeting my darling husband (age 30). I finished the first four years recently, which is a major milestone. I started the project with multiple binders, folders, and collections of memorabilia and over 1100 pictures. Merging everything into one cohesive album (series) has been uniquely challenging, yet creatively fulfilling.