I remember vividly walking into a Mrs. Grossman's store in San Francisco, California circa 1983. I knew I had found LOVE! I bought a lot of stickers that day and a plastic sticker collector album. I had no idea that I would soon discover scrapbooking a couple of years down the road, so I really had nothing to do with those stickers other than to put them in that binder. Later on a store called Pamela's opened up in the Crossroads Mall downtown. It was a huge treat when my Mom would take me there. It was even more fun when I started scrapbooking and could use my precious stickers to adorn my pages.
All throughout my paper scrapbooking years I had a passion for stickers. I suffered from sticker sneeze syndrome on my pages for a long time (a random spraying of stickers across the page without rhyme or reason). Then I got pretty good at using them. These are a few of my very favorite sticker based layouts - they were even published in Memory Makers Magazine back in 2002.
The grid pages are Creative Memories calendar pages and the stickers are from a lot of different sources. There is no way I could name them all since I made this page almost 10 years ago and didn't keep track of my supplies.
I love that the stickers tell the story of what my son was passionate about back in the year 2000. He shudders over some of these now, but all of these things were a big deal to him at the young ages of six and seven.
Now that I'm an all digital scrapbooker, I have to admit that sometimes I do miss stickers. I know they are not always considered the hip thing in the scrapbooking world, but I just love them. Such cute little miniature works of art. When I was a paper scrapper, my biggest weakness was buying stickers and I spent way too much money on them. I rarely go into a paper scrapbooking store these days, but when I do, I have to steer clear of the stickers. They just tempt me too much!