I believe that the following is inevitable.
Scrapbooking is resource intensive, and the movement towards the cycle of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” are even now having an impact on the craft.
However there is much about the family home that could be added in to the mix. Pieces of broken costume jewellery, toys and knickknacks for starters, and eventually home made acid free paper. Now many of the best grades of paper contain fragments of rag or cloth which is bleached and blended with high grade wood pulp.
The home is a marvellous source of materials for making paper and I confidently predict that in the not too distant future we will see thrifty scrappers producing their own paper into which is blended the very essence of their families – their Navel Lint.
Yes, just think of the opportunities – each family member could have their own cardstock made from their very own Navel Lint and it doesn’t end there!
How precious will those family memories become when you know that they are preserved on fibres that originated in the site of the umbilical link between the scrapper and her offspring (in the case of a motherscrapper!). Indeed can there be a more poignant way to preserve the precious moments of your family?
Family Navel Lint is an unlimited resource – but I can foresee a rise in flannelette shirt wearing around the nation to increase production levels. No doubt some will stoop to substituting lint from the clothes dryer when Navel Lint supplies run short, but I am equally certain that such an act will be viewed with disdain by the hard core of the scrapping world.