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Posted 3/29/2013 by queenbeeof3 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 504,759
April 2011
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Loc: Washington State

Posted: 3/29/2013 12:19:07 AM
I guess if there was a queen of hoarding scrapbook magazines I should take the throne. My collection dates back to 1996 to almost the present. Part of me can not give them up and the more partical part of me says they take up alot space they need to go. The sentimental part of me looks at the old issues like they are a piece of scrapping history. The genisis of Becky Higgins and Ali Edwards are contained in my back issues of Creating Keepsakes.
Okay, I know some of you must think I'm crazy to keep these old issues but I'm wondering what the rest of you think?

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PeaNut 82,675
April 2003
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Posted: 3/29/2013 12:41:21 AM
I, too, have every issue of CK plus the idea books. I enjoy looking back and seeing how thing in the scrapping world have changed over the years. I have no plan to part with them.

Perfectionist Pea

PeaNut 23,809
October 2001
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Loc: Just a short drive from Nashville, TN! (Yee-Haw Ya'll!)

Posted: 3/29/2013 2:22:17 AM
Oh dear. I really don't like old scrapbook magazines with the exception of my beloved Simple Scrapbooks which was so timeless, the layouts still appeal to me. Most magazines seemed dated very quickly and I can see from year to year how trends changed and progressed so the layouts rarely appeal to me because it seems the ones in magazines were too heavily embellished and left out the story (most times). I have a binder with my favorite layouts cut out and I purge it regularly. I have it sorted in tabs by one photo, two photos, three photo layouts, etc. Works for me without keeping hundreds of magazines which I definitely have bought throughout the years. I miss a great scrapbook magazine that didn't cost $15. Scrapbooks, etc. and Simple were my fave. *sniff*

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PeaNut 180,553
December 2004
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Loc: Columbus, Ohio (Southwest of)

Posted: 3/29/2013 4:15:22 AM
If I had the room to store them I would keep them for sentimental reasons!!! I love looking back

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PeaNut 59,870
December 2002
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Loc: Central Ontario

Posted: 3/29/2013 6:32:04 AM
I have a shelf full of old mags that I just can't seem to let go. I love the idea posted here by Tracie about keeping only the layouts that appeal to me in a binder!! Thanks for sharing!

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PeaNut 530,045
November 2011
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Loc: Ohio

Posted: 3/29/2013 6:49:24 AM
I went through all mine about 5 yrs ago and pulled out only the ideas that appealed to me & also did this with every mag I received after that. However, I am not nearly as organized as Tracie. I had good intentions of organizing them but have yet to do it. I just have a stack of pages on a shelf that I continue to add to but hardly ever refer back to.

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PeaNut 5,071
June 2000
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Loc: Missouri

Posted: 3/29/2013 6:52:37 AM
Although I subscribed to all of them, I went through my issues and ripped out what appealed to me and then passed the magazine on. I keep mine in a small hanging file folder holder organized by time of year or celebration. (birthday, snow, vacation, etc.) My sketches are in binders organized by the number of photos.

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PeaNut 256,534
April 2006
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Posted: 3/29/2013 7:06:10 AM
I think if you go through them, love on them, read them, lift a layout every so often, and really USE them, you should keep them.

I have loads of cooking magazines and do go through them a couple of times a year. I end up discarding some but I do find recipes that I try. The stack is getting smaller and I'm okay with the gradual release.

Now my former landlord had so many magazines that he used them as table legs. That's where I'd draw the line...


PeaNut 99,641
August 2003
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Posted: 3/29/2013 7:15:00 AM
I had, what I consider to be, a day, a few years ago, I made up my mind to dump them in recyclables. I saved just a few, and I mean a few. I really wish I had saved some Simple Scrapbook Magazine issues. I miss that magazine the most. I do still have some idea books from QVC days and such for when I need a fix and that's not that often. I think you'll know if and when you're ready to unload those old magazines and if you're still deriving pleasure from them, enjoy.


PeaNut 397,370
October 2008
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Posted: 3/29/2013 10:55:45 AM
I had tons,collected for many years and we moved so I went thru them and only kept the pages I liked, I just need to organize them. I felt really aweful,like I was wasting money but I passed the books on to other people who wanted them so I finally got over it.


PeaNut 549,312
March 2012
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Loc: Tasmania, Australia

Posted: 3/29/2013 10:56:39 AM
I just took a deep breath, boxed mine up and gave them all away.
I don't buy any magazines at all anymore with Pinterest and the awesome online galleries.


PeaNut 292,309
January 2007
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Posted: 3/29/2013 11:11:54 AM
Creating Keepsakes does annual CDs of all their editions for the year, and I just checked and found that you could still buy 2012, 2011, and 2010's CDs. So, it would cost you some money but you could toss 3 years worth of their mag and still know you have access to the content if you needed it. Just an idea for if you really can't bear to give them up.


PeaNut 65,350
January 2003
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Loc: Florida

Posted: 3/29/2013 11:36:32 AM
I still have lots of old CK's, Scrapbook ETC's and Simple Scrapbooks...not years and years, but probably about 50 total...slowly but surely I purge them....there are still good ideas to both scraplift and journal to be reminded of.

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