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Discussion in 'Scrapbooking' started by ChiefSquid, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. ChiefSquid

    ChiefSquid Earning My Ears

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    This is my first post in YEARS but I decided to visit back here and see if I can get re-inspired to start working on scrapbooking again. Summer is bad for me too many diversions. So I may ask a bunch of questions or just wander around if you all don't mind

    Steve
     
  2. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

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    :welcome: home Steve!!

    I've missed you!!!

    Ask away, there are several regulars that check in daily that will answer questions! Maybe this will inspire a few to come back out and post more often!
     
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  4. ChiefSquid

    ChiefSquid Earning My Ears

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    Its good to be back but seems I have to relearn everything the forums are a bot different
     
  5. Poppins2000

    Poppins2000 Life is out there waiting so go and get it!

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    Hi Steve!

    I'm one of the "new" regulars! I have to ask, with a user name of "Chief Squid", were you in the USN? Just another former squid married to a former ChiefSquid wondering, hahaha!
     
  6. ChiefSquid

    ChiefSquid Earning My Ears

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    Actually I had the Nickname of Squiddly Diddly in High school . Through the years it was shortened to Squiddy or Squid . And I retired as a Deputy Chief on the Fire Department. Hence Chief Squid
     
  7. Poppins2000

    Poppins2000 Life is out there waiting so go and get it!

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    Hahaha, that's perfect!!
     
  8. klmall

    klmall aka Kathy DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    I know how you feel Steve. I had not scrapbooked for many, many years until this year when I finally decided to tackle all 16 of our trips :scared:. I do have the time but not always the inclination....

    Are you digital or paper scrapbooking?
     
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  9. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Invented the term "Characterpalooza"

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    I wish I could see your scrapbooks! I feel like I've seen much of the content already with all the photos you have posted. Have you scrapped some of those national parks trips yet? They would make some amazing pages.

    I've been scrapping since around 1999 and have much of our travel up to date, although big chunks of the kids' baby and childhood books need to be done. But most of the vacations and all but a few Disney trips done. Part of me is afraid to ever get too "caught up". I like having fun old pictures to scrap still.

    I'm your polar opposite. I usually have the inclination but not the time!
     
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  10. Chae

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    I agree. I have the time - just need the motivation:)
     
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  11. PollyannaMom

    PollyannaMom I was a click-clack champ!!

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    I used to scrapbook quite a bit as well, then fell really behind. I should be using time I have this summer, but I've been overwhelmed about diving back in.
     
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  12. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Invented the term "Characterpalooza"

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    The first page after a long break is always the hardest. Don't ever think of it as "catching up". Just choose a page you feel motivated to do and do it. Usually after that, it's so much easier.
     
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  13. klmall

    klmall aka Kathy DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    The last few years while I was still working I never had enough time to scrapbook other than make 'retirement' scrapbooks for the Scoutmasters of my son's troop. Even after I retired I kept putting off scrapbooking just for my family.......plenty of excuses but I finally just decided to jump in and do the first of Disney scrapbooks. Now it's almost a compulsion but I do go days on end without scrapping.

    When I do get 'scrapper's block' I spend time organizing my scrapbook materials; definitely a break for me but work since I now use a Scraprack which is 75% filled with Disney non-photo stuff. materials.

    Another thing that helps me get into things is looking at Disney scrapbook pages on sites such as Mousescrappers.com

    Let us know how things go for you!
     
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  14. fireplug

    fireplug <font color=red>Keeper of the Flame<br><font color

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    WOOHOO I remembered my original log in and password
    Squid
     
  15. sconnell

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    Yay for that!

    I was just thinking that I need to go back and start scrapbooking again; finish some albums at lease. I used to be semi-active on the boards. But, life... ;)
    Hope the boards encourage you to get to it!
     
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  16. fireplug

    fireplug <font color=red>Keeper of the Flame<br><font color

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    I forget how to share pics on here but I did do the national park trips and two Alaska and another one with California National Parks SO once i figure out how to post photos I ill share some
     
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  17. PollyannaMom

    PollyannaMom I was a click-clack champ!!

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    I took this advice and actually did a page last night!
     
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  18. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Invented the term "Characterpalooza"

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    Congrats! I hope you keep going. :) I'm looking forward to starting again myself.
     
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