It feels so good to work with and help others that love to scrap as much as I do. I had a great day hosting a workshop for 7 lovely ladies who created an average of 5 scrapbook pages each today! And we had one gal who was brand new and created her very first layout ever about her sweet son. (And so another unsuspecting soul was introduced to this sweet addiction known as scrapbooking…!)
A lot of the discussion today was around the idea of being “caught up” and the organization of albums, and whether you scrap chronological, event-based layouts or “just because” layouts. I for one am in the middle of transition from scrapping chronologically to a more open style. I am hoping to really grasp the philosophy behind this style of scrapping when I take Stacy Julian’s Libray of Memories class
that starts in February. I am so excited! It feels like a whole new take on scrapbooking for me and I am looking forward to embracing it. I have set up my new albums that are divided into four categories that really make sense to me: All About Us, People We Love, Things We Do and Places We Go. Any layout I create could easily fit into one (or more) of these categories. Here is a shot of my album shelf with my new albums all labeled and ready to go:
I am using the same albums I have been using since I started scrapbooking – Creative Memories 12 x 12 Strap Hinge Style Album
in four different colors – Green, Cobalt, Ruby and Chocolate. When you use this type of album you would normally work right on the page and that really supported the chronological style of scrapping I used to do. But with the introduction of these cool side loading page protector sleeves
, I can now scrap on whatever type of 12 x 12 paper I want, slip it into my album and rearrange at will. I am so happy about this because I think CM albums are one of the best quality albums out there and they have a lifetime guarantee. That’s important to me because if I am going to put all this work into preserving and sharing my family’s story, I want to know that my album is going to last for a LONG time! I am one happy scrapper because now I get the best of both worlds.
Now for a GIVEAWAY!!!!! This is the first time I have given away anything on my blog and I am excited! I realized the other day that I have had this blog for a year now and have really enjoyed it. I know I get quite a few hits each day, but my readers must be shy because they don’t leave many comments, and I would really love to hear from you! SO…I’m giving away a Creative Memories page kit to TWO lucky reader who leave a comment! If you live in Canada, leave a comment to this post about the questions below by next Saturday, January 31st and I will draw for a winner on Sunday February 1st.
So, here’s the questions for you about how YOU scrap.
- Are you a chronological scrapper?
- Do you make pages about special days and events?
- Do you scrapbook the everyday moments?
- How do you organize your albums/pages?
I can’t wait to hear your answers!