The scrapbook craze has gone from a home hobby to a billion-dollar business, with devotees buying paper and stickers and stamps of all sorts, as well as heading off for "scrapping weekend" vacations with like-minded craftspeople.
Last weekend, Once Upon A Page, a scrapbooking store in Burbank owned by Joanne Miller, celebrated its 12th anniversary.
The store offered free classes and treats for scrapbookers, who set up at long tables stacked with supplies. Marcie Krezel, a South Pasadena resident who teaches scrapbooking classes at Once Upon A Page and elsewhere, said people come to the table for one reason, but find much more.
"In the beginning it is preserving memorabilia in a way that is safe," said Krezel, noting that photos in traditional albums yellow and deteriorate over time. "Later it becomes an artistic outlet."