We experienced a temporary internet outage this morning at Cord and while I waited (patiently, of course--HA!) for service to return, I came to the realization that a large part of my life--and in this instance, my job--revolves almost completely around the internet! I felt totally crippled! (Those of you who have endured the occasional outage before would understand--it's so easy to take something for granted until you reach a point where that something is gone!) Given this spontaneous opportunity to sit quietly with my thoughts, my mind started rambling on and on about the things I just can't live with out and what life would be like if those things had never come into existence in the first place--running water, electricity, the autombile. Life sure would be interesting without the onset of technology, no?
So naturally my random thought process eventually carried me into the wonderful world of scrapbooking. (Imagine that!) Now, it's hard to imagine life without scrapbooking for me and not because I'm product-crazed and hobby-obsessed but because the life and art of taking pictures and documenting memories has become a large part of who I am and what I do. Without my DSLR camera, my Quickutz Revolution or my Silhouette, my Crop-a-dile and my Xyron "X", I admit I'd feel kinda lost! But you know..even without these extra-special bells and whistles of present-day papercrafting (electronic die-cutting machines, "quiet" eyelet-setting apparati, sticker makers...) I'd like to think I'd still be scrapbooking! (I'd just be cutting titles out by hand, noisily hammering out my metal eyelets and desperately trying to get glue on those pesky little diecut pieces instead of on my fingers using a pair of tweezers and a glue stick!)
What are some of the "modern" scrapbooking conveniences you often take for granted but realize you probably couldn't live without? Could you still scrapbook without them?!