A Scrapbooking Love Letter… Of Sorts

by Lain Ehmann on September 1, 2010

Dear Scrapbook Company,

You know I love you. After all, I’ve purchased every one of your products regardless of whether or not I thought I’d actually use them on my layouts, just because the packaging was too cute to pass up. Not that it’s all been about the physical, though. Of course, I respect you for your mind as well.

But I have to say, though my emotions are pure…

I’m a bit mystified.

I bought these cute rhinestone frames with the best of intentions. After admiring them from afar for weeks on end, admiring their delicate lines and imagining all the fun and creative things I could do with them, and after caressing their adorable packaging (of course), I finally broke down and opened them.

And that’s where the trouble began.

Maybe I should have kept things as they were, instead of pushing for a more intimate relationship with these teensy-weensy little adornments… but I could not resist. They were beckoning me, and I wanted to take things to the next level.

Perhaps I moved too fast.

Perhaps I scared them.

Perhaps they needed their space.

Because instead of attaching themselves to my page and becoming one with my creation (in an easy one-stick piece, as the oh-so-cute packaging stated), they jumped ship. They abandoned me. They fell off one by one, like so many petals falling from a June rose, never to be reattached.

My heart is broken.

I know I will go on, but I cannot help feeling a bit betrayed. After all, I did everything right. I followed “The Rules,” and still I feel like I was played for a fool.

I am hoping there has been some kind of misunderstanding, and that things between us can once again return to normal. Maybe a tube of Aleen’s Tacky Glue is all it will take. Or maybe stronger measures are needed. I’m not sure. I’m writing in hopes you can enlighten me, and we can return to our mutually beneficial relationship (viz.: I buy, I adhere to page, you stick).

Until then, I remain-

Your devoted fan.

P.S. This post is a ScrapHappy classic from my blog in 2006! If you like scrapbooking humor, you may want to check out the REAL classic, “Snippets: Mostly True Tales from the Lighter Side of Scrapbooking.” If you buy it, let me know — I might have a little goody to send you!

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