Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Scrapbooking Blogs

I have spent some time this morning surfing through some scrapbooking blogs. Now that my table has been cleared, I really want to get into the swing of things again. So as I was searching for some inspiration, I came across a blog that made me realize just how diverse the scrapbooking world is. There was a discussion going on about one picture layouts. Some people love them. They say that you should only need one or two photos to tell the story, that the one photo and the journal should be enough. Other people like multiple photos - they need to find ways to creatively put multiple photos on each page without looking overloaded. I fall into that second category. And I just realized why - it's because I don't have any children. If you look through different galleries online, you will realize that probably 90% of the single picture layouts are of children. When I scrapbook, it is to tell a story, to relive an event. You can't do that with just one photo. Who knows - maybe once I have kids my scrapbooking style will completely change.

My sisters, sister-in-law and I had a scrapbook night about a month back, and I did complete a layout. Well, I don't have photos on it, but that is all that's missing! I am hoping to take some time either tonight or tomorrow to go through some finished layouts, decide which photos need to go on them, and get them printed. So hopefully, I will be able to scan some completed layouts by the end of the week to post. We'll see how things go!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


This is a little bit of self-promotion, but I'm really excited about a website I have envisioned and that is finally coming about. It is called Scrapifieds, and it is an online store where you can buy and sell scrapbook layouts. It is just in the beginning and I'm sure there are lots of things to change and be fixed, but we are looking for charter members so that we can get some layouts up and for sale. The fees are discounted right now, so it's a perfect time to join. Check it out here - at www.scrapifieds.com - let me know what you think!!

And, we will be starting a contest for a $50 gift certificate to scrapbook.com in the next few days!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Another Blog??

What?? I'm creating another blog?? Don't I already have 3 others, and 2 of them, I'm not even good at posting to??

Well, yeah. I'm tempted to give up my photo a day blog, because obviously, I haven't kept that up. I need the generic blog to post about whatever I want, and let's face it - I'm addicted to food blogging. So I was thinking I need another kind of blogging to be addicted to, and so scrapbooking it is!!

I am so out of the whole scrapbooking scene. My life has been so busy that I haven't been able to do much. You would think that since I have no kids that I would have all the time in the world, but it doesn't ever quite work that way, does it!?! So I am very far behind on all of my scrapbooking, but I want to get back into things. I know that I have a lot to learn - I have been scrapbooking for a long time now, but my techniques and things are a bit dated.

So I'm here to learn, and to hopefully meet some other scrapbook bloggers. There is so much out there in the virtual world today - and I intend to take full advantage of it!!