I bet that's a real attention grabber, eh?
I was stumbling around Target today and of course, waltzed down the long-forgotten scrap aisle. I say long-forgotten because I have not scrapped a single thing in 6+ months. I am just too busy with homeschooling, kids' activities and business stuff to even think about scrapping. I miss it every once in a while. Most of it, I get irritated at how much I spent on stuff that I am no longer using....
SO I was walking down that aisle in Target and I talked to another scrapper and she's in the same boat: not enough time, not enough money and other priorities.
Which led me to an interesting article, where I found this:
Despite scrapbooking being a multibillion-dollar industry with nearly 30 percent of U.S. households taking part, independent stores essential to the craft across the U.S. are going out of business at an alarming rate.
In our area, I've seen probably 5 stores close in the last 18 months. I am not surprised though. It's a matter of priorities. I still want to preserve my memories for my kids: I am just scaling back in a HUGE way. I didn't make my goal of purging enough of my supplies, but I am going to invite some homeschooling moms over and give a bunch of stuff away. I just don't need it or want this much anymore...
if you're a scrapper, how has the economy affected your hobby? Do you still spend like you used to?