I took the request to heart and below is a snippet of my response.
I have scrapbooked since I was in high school, Now it's a creative an industry with opportunities for many more voices to be heard.I would like to see more of a variety of items and less "common" themes.
I no longer have children or pets in my home. I have a handsome husband and friends who I meet up after work or spend time with on weekends. I attend wine tastings, love live music and great shoes and handbags. (Note: we are all over 35 years old ).I live in a large city. I WORK-- downtown; for a large, global corporation. I attend meetings, make presentations and interact with professionals in my and other industries. I shop, go to museums, try new restaurants and travel (not to France!) Last year I went o to New York (twice), San Francisco and several road trips to small towns in my state.This year it will be Seoul, Korea, Chicago, maybe Seattle and a few more road trips in my state).I live in a warm climate -- no snow, no icicles, "brrr" moments, mittens, snowflakes, etc. Here, life is not run by traditional seasons -- we can golf and exercise outside all year. Today, in mid-January the high temp will be around 70 degrees.
Also no autumn. Here leaves turn brown and die. In the fall, we attend football games and sometimes festivals downtown or nearby towns -- but we mostly watch football.There are no cute woodsy animals, air balloons or wild mushrooms in my life.I own a laptop, a tablet, an iPhone, a Selphy, a Cameo, etc. I like and embrace technology and social media. I don't spend much time daily on Facebook or Instagram; but I think they are fun tools.And oh yes... I am a minority (racially). I embrace diversity in all forms. I wish more manufacturers did the same.
I have disposable income to spend on my hobby and would love to belong to a kit club again -- however, I am tired of seeing so many things that do not apply to me.I am not addicted to certain manufacturers. I look for products that speak to my life.I can think outside the box -- and I challenge you to do the same!I don't live a flowery, pastel life. My life is lived in bold colors and adult activities.This is who I am; what and how I scrap.
How about you? Do you feel you are represented by scrapbook manufacturers and kit clubs?