Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Scrapbooking Hobby = Creative Family

The most wonderful blessing that scrapbooking has brought to my life, has been the impact it has had on my children. We are a creative family and it is thanks in large part to my scrapbooking hobby.
When I became a Close To My Heart consultant nearly 5 years ago, I was artistic, but my medium wasn't a family friendly one. I liked to draw and make cartoon figures, I tried my hand at oil painting and I dabbled in some crafts. The mediums weren't family friendly.

Scrapbooking changed that! I fell in love with scrapbooking and card making. As a result, our dining room became the craft room, and just as quickly it became the center of the house. As a consultant, I strive to stay on top of the latest products and techinques. This allows my children exposure to those same techniques and affords them lots of "left over products" that become their very own. All of my children, my son included, have become more creative, and have excelled in developing their artistic skills.

Scrapbooking is a great hobby for you. And like every family focused Mom, you will love it even more because it is good for your family. Knowing that has freed me to invest my time and money in this art medium, because it benefits us all- in many ways.

Case in point- Iris needed to have an "inventor's notebook" for their invention fair. She turned to the craft room, the supplies and her mother's assistance to create not just any notebook- but an Iris original! Check out her work:

Nicely done, Iris! You'll be out performing your mother in no time flat!
If you are interested in learning how to bring more art into your life and that of your family, contact me. I'm glad to tell you more about my experience as a Close To My Heart consultant. And, I'd love to have you join my team. We can have family scrapbook nights together!
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