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Old 10-15-2012, 06:08 AM   #1
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Beginning Scrapper - remember when?

we've come to visit our honorary grandkids, and their mom said "oh good, you can teach me to scrapbook!"

She showed me what she had done for the kids books already. They were both charming and creative. She used an Erik Carle (kid author illustrator) paper pad, sticker letters, and Jolie's embellishments, stuck down with glue stick & double face scotch tape plus the "stuff"they get from school. Her entire stash fits in a rubbermade plastic drawer unit.

Remember those days? She said what else do I need? NOTHING! (well, maybe some UN-du and some anti-stick scissors)

No Cricut. No cameo. No big shot. no Washi tape. no twine. no stamps. No ink. No brads. no eyelets. no ribbon. No Basic Grey. And yet, she gets pages done

When did scrapping become so much about "stuff"? Did you have more fun with less?

Does our "stuff" get in the way of our creativity?

Do our technical capabilities cause us to strive to stretch in different directions than we would if we didn't have them?

So many people on other boards say they don't have time to scrap. Does playing with the tools and 'stuff' eat too much of the scrappy time?
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:03 AM   #2
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we've come to visit our honorary grandkids, and their mom said "oh good, you can teach me to scrapbook!"

She showed me what she had done for the kids books already. They were both charming and creative. She used an Erik Carle (kid author illustrator) paper pad, sticker letters, and Jolie's embellishments, stuck down with glue stick & double face scotch tape plus the "stuff"they get from school. Her entire stash fits in a rubbermade plastic drawer unit.

Remember those days? She said what else do I need? NOTHING! (well, maybe some UN-du and some anti-stick scissors)

No Cricut. No cameo. No big shot. no Washi tape. no twine. no stamps. No ink. No brads. no eyelets. no ribbon. No Basic Grey. And yet, she gets pages done

When did scrapping become so much about "stuff"? Did you have more fun with less?

Does our "stuff" get in the way of our creativity?

Do our technical capabilities cause us to strive to stretch in different directions than we would if we didn't have them?

So many people on other boards say they don't have time to scrap. Does playing with the tools and 'stuff' eat too much of the scrappy time?
I make some LOs without turning on the cricut - I really hate the LOs where you spend all of the time looking for the pictures - you know the ones where the flowers are what you see instead of the picture of the kid playing football
or there is one pic that 2x2 & it is half covered in stuff
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:13 AM   #3
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Sometimes we have to leave the "stuff" behind and just be creative. I still make pages without using the cricut, but I have come to rely on it for titles, so much easier than letter stickers for me.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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we've come to visit our honorary grandkids, and their mom said "oh good, you can teach me to scrapbook!"

She showed me what she had done for the kids books already. They were both charming and creative. She used an Erik Carle (kid author illustrator) paper pad, sticker letters, and Jolie's embellishments, stuck down with glue stick & double face scotch tape plus the "stuff"they get from school. Her entire stash fits in a rubbermade plastic drawer unit.

Remember those days? She said what else do I need? NOTHING! (well, maybe some UN-du and some anti-stick scissors)

No Cricut. No cameo. No big shot. no Washi tape. no twine. no stamps. No ink. No brads. no eyelets. no ribbon. No Basic Grey. And yet, she gets pages done

When did scrapping become so much about "stuff"? Did you have more fun with less?

Does our "stuff" get in the way of our creativity?

Do our technical capabilities cause us to strive to stretch in different directions than we would if we didn't have them?

So many people on other boards say they don't have time to scrap. Does playing with the tools and 'stuff' eat too much of the scrappy time?
I hear what you are saying Linda! It is so easy to get so caught up in the "stuff"! How many times have we all said... "I sat down to scrap but ended up ______________ instead." And the word in the blank is something like "played with my Gypsy, tried to cut out a title with my Cricut, couldn't find exactly the right COPIC marker".

I certainly got pages done back when my entire scrapping collection (including the album!) could fit in a milk crate! I feel like I could, if forced, cut my scrap collection by HALF and still create great stuff! In fact, I think sometimes I was MORE creative with LESS stuff!..................P
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:55 PM   #5
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I so agree with everything!!! My mom made the most beautiful baby books for each of us beginning well over 60 yrs ago and we each treasure what she used - sheer imagination. Simple can be truly spectacular!!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:26 PM   #6
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Over the last year my pages have gotten a lot simpler. I mainly use my Cricut for titles.
My problem now is justifying getting rid of said stuff. I really want to purge and scale down but then I feel guilty about the $$. I am basically forcing myself to go digital on most things because of the lack of room but I still need to use up quite a bit of my stash.
DS16 has requested his school and sports albums be paper though, he likes the papers, the textures and the embellies. I haven't asked what the other kids want though.

My Pepere made a beautiful album for Memere with their honeymoon pics. It is wonderful and in great condition.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:29 PM   #7
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I can agree to all of this! I have way more stuff than I will ever ever use! It all seemed so neat and the more in the know I was the more I bought! Now I only buy what I really need. Or I try....I never did buy a cricut even though I looked, planned, calculated and was set to buy one on so many occassions but then realized It would get used for a while then become a dust collector.
I took a long break from scrapping and now I am getting back into it. I am keeping with the basics. Not a ton of embellishment but color and matting...I like it a lot and seem to get more done.
I try to throw in a fancy page about every 10 pages. Using ribbon, flowers and some sparkly stuff.
I do still ink a lot. I love that look and it seems to give just enough flair on some of my more boring pages!
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:03 AM   #8
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I find that most of my pages are paper and cardstock. I use my Cricut for almost every page - for titles or small embellishments. I am in the same boat as BAMB, I can't bring myself to 'toss' it because of the amount of $$ involved in buying it. I'm trying to find new uses for it, though.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:24 AM   #9
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I still make plenty of simple LO's with paper and a few embellies...don't like the over designed LO very much either! I've been really good lately on buying stuff because "oh its cute, I'll use is someday" I always have a list and keep to it now when I shop!
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:50 PM   #10
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I remember those days! Now everything barely fits in a room!

I still do pages with pics and no mats

I used up a lot of my stash, and have just leftover stuff that I have no idea what to do with it..... like the stuff I'll never use. I usually give it to the kids but they have so much! I feel like I have more of that stuff these days than what I really want/use. But I also have so much that is waiting to be used for specific stuff. Guess I better figure out how to get more hours in a day.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:23 PM   #11
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Yes, I remember when I could carry all of my scrapbooking supplies in one tote bag. I swear this stuff multiplies like rabbits as I now have a whole room filled with scrapbooking goodness.

I read this article a few months ago and found the results horrifying:
http://organizedscrapbooks.com/article71.html

Apparently, I have enough paper on hand to make approx 3000 layouts. That's insane! So over the summer I did some purging and reorganizing. I sold some things on FB and sent a carton of papers & embellishments to a local library about to host scrapbooking classes for teens.

I have a long ways to go still, but it feels great to have some breathing room in my scrap space. I haven't made any scrappy purchases since the beginning of the summer but I am now more aware of what I like on my pages vs. what looks cute in the store or on someone else's layout.

It's definitely liberating and it's easier for me to dive in and get creative instead of sifting through countless supplies.

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Yes, I remember when I could carry all of my scrapbooking supplies in one tote bag. I swear this stuff multiplies like rabbits as I now have a whole room filled with scrapbooking goodness.

I read this article a few months ago and found the results horrifying:
http://organizedscrapbooks.com/article71.html

Apparently, I have enough paper on hand to make approx 3000 layouts. That's insane! So over the summer I did some purging and reorganizing. I sold some things on FB and sent a carton of papers & embellishments to a local library about to host scrapbooking classes for teens.

I have a long ways to go still, but it feels great to have some breathing room in my scrap space. I haven't made any scrappy purchases since the beginning of the summer but I am now more aware of what I like on my pages vs. what looks cute in the store or on someone else's layout.

It's definitely liberating and it's easier for me to dive in and get creative instead of sifting through countless supplies.
great article!
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:28 AM   #13
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Also enjoyed that article. I go thru every year or so and purge supplies that I am sure I won't be using and give them to our Girl Scout troop leader so the girls can use the stuff for projects. It is hard though sometimes because I am always thinking maybe I should keep it....just in case!

Too bad we don't all live closer...I think a supply swap/get together would be really cool. One man's trash....
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:47 PM   #14
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I'm a terrible hoarder - so much that I keep papers but won't cut them in case I need it for something else, or use a whole page because that would be a "waste" when I might need it for another similar pagen I do make cards quite a lot and try to use scraps for that rather than cutting whole sheets. I don't have a cricut - only my annoying Xyron PCS that I only use for letter swaps - but I do have a big shot (which I can onlyget out if Dh is at work! Shhhhhhh! ) which I use mostly for embossing swaps as I don't (yet) have a ton of dies.

I don't have a scrap room, just a corner of the dinig room but stuff flows into the conservatory - and now DS(19) is at Uni I don't even clear that end much

Like others I'd hate to throw stuff, and there are not many scrap groups where I could donate paper. I'm going to ask our local children's hospice if they can use stuff.
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Did you know that many paper packs and multi sheet slabs usually have 10-20% of their patterns that will not suit you within a pack? (one sheet in 5 may not be to your taste so don't keep it in the stash--share!)
I have managed to break this habit from the article. I don't use a lot of the paper stacks and while I love them, I refuse to buy them because 1/2 the paper would go to waste.
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