Do you think that a non-scrapbooker will know whether you spent $30 on a kit or found bits & pieces and put several pages together for $4?
Creativity is part of scrapbooking, and my belief is that we are trying to preserve memories. It doesn't matter if you don't keep up with the latest and greatest! Protecting your photos and mementos, along with recording your important events and thoughts is what scrapbooking is all about.
What can you find within your own 4 walls already to get you started? Here's an idea to start you off:
Let's start a list!