March 28, 2008

out of my league....

I went to a scrapbooking SHOW today
and I've decided that is one place where I just really don't fit.
Granted, I love some of the scrapbooking supplies,
I mean otherwise, why would I go, right ?

But I'm not a scrapbooker.
Not one bit.
I once dabbled in it, but it didn't really fit me.
Instead, I do mixed media art,
but no "real" scrapbooking....
{and the reason I know this
is because I don't use the word "lay-out!"}
Anyway, at these shows, I stick out like a sore thumb.
Scrapbookers have a certain look that I don't have.
They wear T-shirts with scrapbooking logos.
They carry scrapbooking bags to use while shopping.
They speak a scrapbooking language I don't understand.
And they LOVE scrapbooking supplies.
Boy, do they LOVE their stuff !

Enough so as to push me out of their way in order to get "a fix."
And not once did I hear, "excuse me," which is a HUGE pet peeve of mine !
I bet they don't act this way at home.
Don't get me wrong....I did buy some great stuff.
But before I go again, I'll have to think seriously about it..... deciding if it's worth taking my life in my hands just for a fabulously designed 12x12 paper, where the woman behind me acts like it's the last one that's ever been produced.

Or maybe I'll jump in and join them, while proudly wearing a
"queen of the crop" T-shirt....or not.
{now hold up....if you are a scrapbooker reading this, I'm only dissing the act of shopping in a scrapbookers environment...not you personally. I don't want any "hate" mail with, "you said blah blah blah...... And other than the fact that I always say, "excuse me," everything I wrote above perfectly describes me when I'm at a flea market.....except there, I wear my T-shirt that says....
{just kidding....well, sort of}


  1. Sometimes our attachments are attachments.

  2. I was brought up to always be polite, even in frantic shopping situations. Nothing is more annoying than pushy people with no manners!

    But, if you got the goodies you were after…

  3. Your post reminds me of the shocking behavior or otherwise very polite soccer moms when beanie babies were the craze probably 10 or 12 years ago. I remember a friend telling me she had gone to McDonalds and bought 10 Happy Meals which she threw in the garbage in order to get the beanie babies--I wonder if those women grew into scrapbookers?

  4. Oh, Beth, I love this post. Love it. It could have been written by me -- I appreciate what scrapbookers do, I really do. But I just don't get it. Not that I don't do one (or a variation of one, which is sort of a mixed media photo set up, generally) for Rick each year. But do I do it with my own stuff. Nope!

    Having said that, I love the papers, I love the funky embellishments and all the inks and things I find there. But I do feel woefully out of place with artistic soccer moms...

    As for the pushing -- well, I have very little tolerance for that!

    So, what did you buy?


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