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PeaNut 106,912
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Posted: 11/26/2012 3:58:07 PM
Every time I meet scrappers, which is rare, they look at me like I'm crazy when I start talking about the latest Products. The only ones that can talk like me is the owners and even they look at me like I'm weird. I promise I don't know that much! I don't do Copics or cards. There is a lot of inks, markers, dies, stamps that I don't know about.
The only people that talk my language are you guys. are you the crazies of your towns?

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PeaNut 163,458
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Posted: 11/26/2012 4:01:41 PM
I am but I'm slowing bringing a few over to my side by enabling

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Posted: 11/26/2012 4:02:30 PM
I think I may be the only scrapper in my area at all, so I guess that would make me the only trendy one too


PeaNut 163,458
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Posted: 11/26/2012 4:03:59 PM
I should have said that I don't even consider myself trendy at ALL but my scrappy buddies all started with CM and now have branched out to what M's carries but I have a few shopping on two peas now!!! So compared to them yes they think I'm a bit nuts (but I'm really not)


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Posted: 11/26/2012 4:09:57 PM

I went to scrap with a friend and two of her friends and I brought my border punches and got some weird looks...

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Posted: 11/26/2012 4:21:43 PM
I used to be, I think lol. There are only a couple of us in this immediate area, one I've not had a chance to crop with yet, so not sure right now.

but Spare.. border punches got you weird looks? wow. I thought everyone was at least familiar with them. Thats quite interesting!

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PeaNut 251,919
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Posted: 11/26/2012 4:26:22 PM
Absolutely! The only other place I can go and talk current stuff is my LSS. I don't have many scrapping buddies so I get my fix here. Now having said that, I KNOW I wouldn't know as much as I do if it weren't for the numerous enablers here!

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Posted: 11/26/2012 4:55:37 PM
I am 'sorta' in the same boat.. I mean I don't do pages like I see in the gallery but compared to my friends I do a lot more to a page than they do (Which is totally cool).. I know some names of lines that I might really like.. October Afternoon for one.. but my friends don't really know the names to any lines. I don't have Copics, I don't have a lot of those inks and stamping stuff I don't 'get'.. but .. I am like a goddess in my group.. HAHAHAHAHA... Not really. (Just ask my friend Ferb!! heehee).. A ton of stuff scares me and I don't try new things. On the other hand another friend doesn't do elaborate pages, but she buys all the new die cut templates and such which kinda scare me as well. She is a good teacher!

My friends do scrap wonderful and I copy their work all the time... but some of my layouts I do 'differently' which takes more time and they think I am nuts for doing so. It's all good... we love each other's work and that is all that counts.


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Posted: 11/26/2012 4:57:19 PM
There is a scrapping group on the Air Force base here, and the hostess had no idea what project life, washi tape or flair were but that isn't nearly as crazy as not using border punches. Yikes!
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September 2003
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Posted: 11/26/2012 5:04:15 PM
The AF ladies where the worst!
If it wasn't a consultant based they didn't know lol.
I can talk cuz I was AF spouse and than active. I was so alone! LoL.

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PeaNut 156,343
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Posted: 11/26/2012 5:12:56 PM
Yes. Even when I cropped regularly at Archiver's. ESPECIALLY when I cropped at my new-to-me LSS. And like you, it's not like I'm into every trend or something. :hrug::

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Posted: 11/26/2012 5:14:06 PM
The only IRL scrapper I know is not "trendy" at all. She actually scraps with memorabilia, so she'd use a menu from a restaurant as background pp for example. When I took her to M's her jaw dropped.
I do know that a few peas live in my city as well as Kelly Purkey so I know there are trendy scrappers here. I just wish I could scrap with them.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 5:18:25 PM
My little group of local friends are super trendy scrappers. It's good to have someone to talk 'shop' with.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 5:33:46 PM
I feel like I'm in my own little scrappy bubble when I talk scrappy things to people. I get the dear in the headlights look most times. Some think if its not in the store it doesn't exist. It's funny when I walk in the store and they say look what's new and I say that's not new it's been out for months. It's the oh okay. I guess I just pay to much attention.

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PeaNut 525,685
October 2011
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Posted: 11/26/2012 5:48:27 PM
I actually have no idea how people in my area scrap now. I belonged to a mom's group a few years ago and they all did Creative Memories. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it's not my style.

They made me feel quite uncomfortable - "Why are you doing that?" "Why aren't you using more photos?" "You HAVE TO journal on every page!".

Gah. Needless to say, I did not scrap with them very often. I became a scrappy hermit.


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September 2006
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Posted: 11/26/2012 5:48:38 PM
Yep. I went to a weekend crop a few weeks back. Some of the women were CM based. A few were using stuff from Michaels, AC Moore and Hobby Lobby. But I kinda felt out of place with all my "trendy" supplies. LOL! There were a couple of card makers there too.

Out of 16 there were maybe 3 that I would say knew manufacturers and had trendier supplies, SC veneer, Hueys Mists etc.

But....I got 12 pages done and had a great time

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Posted: 11/26/2012 6:05:05 PM
If I based this off of people I've met at crops/mommy groups, I would say yes (and I wouldn't really consider myself that trendy). But someone buys all that scrappy goodness at my LSS!

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PeaNut 31,617
March 2002
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Posted: 11/26/2012 6:06:45 PM
There is a small group here that I have scrapped with from time to time; they look at my supplies like they are from another planet! But they are more than willing to give some of the tools (punches, die cutters) a try.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 6:12:36 PM


PeaNut 157,278
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Posted: 11/26/2012 6:14:14 PM
It sure feels that way.

And, whenever I ask about my favorite companies at my local store they tell me that they don't really like those but instead like a lot of those that I consider pretty "old school" and not my style at all.

I guess it keeps me from spending too much money in that store.

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PeaNut 193,655
February 2005
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Loc: Alabama

Posted: 11/26/2012 6:16:29 PM
YES! But ssshhhh! don't tell them, because then they may want to come play in my room and I don't play well with others



PeaNut 243,916
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Posted: 11/26/2012 6:25:53 PM
You girls are making me jealous. I don't know any other scrappers IRL. Must be the reason all the LSS in this area went out of business. So sad!

Go for it!


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Posted: 11/26/2012 6:40:54 PM
around here in my neck of the woods the only brand anyone knows is kaisercraft!! try to mention another company and they'll look at you like you have three heads!
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June 2007
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Posted: 11/26/2012 6:52:58 PM
I pretty much do not know any scrappers locally. I think I know about a lot of trendy stuff because I read a lot of two peas threads. I have learned so much from this place.


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Posted: 11/26/2012 7:15:09 PM
I scrap with a bunch of girls but they are all at least 3 years behind on trends. They love to look through my stuff, check out my layouts and borrow and use all the new products(punches, mists, veneers, twine, washi, etc). We have so much fun when we get together ( 4 to 5 times a year) and I'm their biggest enabler, but none of them shop online or check out message boards or scrap blogs.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 7:16:36 PM
There's only one little locally owned scrapbook store here, owned and run by some very sweet older ladies. Their competition here is HL, Michaels and Joann's. So you would think they'd try to keep up to date when I asked them had they ever done a DD they gave me a crazy look and asked what's a DD! I tried to explain I'd heard about it on Two Peas THEN I really got a crazy look and asked what was Two Peas!! And it's not just them, when explaining to my crafty friends about DD and TwoPeas, I got the clueless expression all around
O well, at least I have you all to scrappy chat with!

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Posted: 11/26/2012 7:21:59 PM
In my group, I will have to say yes. A few of my friends didn't know what washi tape is, or that layering is in. None of them have ever used spray mists either. I feel like a teacher sometimes. lol.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 7:39:12 PM
I live where there are still many many scrappers, and quite a few are still trendy scrappers. i have a close scrap pal who is still on some design teams and she is very trendy.

I have no interest in trends at all. If I see someone doing something new that interests me I will do it but I leave the trendiness for others I scrap with.

That said, I still go to CKC and GASC every year, visit at least 3 -5 different LSS each year, and scrap at least twice a month with others.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 7:50:56 PM
I do a lot of crops at Archivers, and see a lot of "old fashioned" 2-page layouts with definite themes, lots of stickers (think Jolee's) and die-cuts. Most of the women scrap chronologically and seem to want to use every picture they took.

They think I'm weird for doing mini-albums and journals and just scrapping what I want. And for putting just one picture on a page--that makes them crazy!

But you know what? To each his own. Although we are memory keepers, we are artists, too. Otherwise, we would just stick the photos in acid-free albums and call it a day. So we scrap the way that makes us happy!

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Posted: 11/26/2012 7:55:43 PM
In the sense you mean, yes. But I am a pretty tame scrapper compared to those I meet at events. Some of those ladies skeer me! I did pull out a fraction of my stuff at one event and it was like I came from another planet. But other times I am pretty low on the 'cool stuff' totem pole.

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PeaNut 115,196
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Posted: 11/26/2012 7:58:42 PM
What I get is the occasional LSS employee, or sometimes it is the actual owner, that tell me something I am buying just came out.

I just smile politely and let them think they are telling me something I don't know. But the whole time I am thinking to myself " it's not, this was so 3 months ago. The newer lines are coming out already"

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Posted: 11/26/2012 8:34:05 PM
I would say no. In my area of NJ we have a great LSS and there are a number of vendors that do the crops in our area that are on top of all the trends.


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Posted: 11/26/2012 9:01:31 PM

are you the crazies of your towns?

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Posted: 11/26/2012 9:13:49 PM
I sometimes think I am. And I'm not that trendy. My LSS still has a bunch of different studio calico wood veneers and mr. Huey's & AC/Amy Tan's roller date stamps. I am sure there are more like me out there, I'm just not sure where they are shopping, lol.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 9:25:51 PM
At a crop I made a layout with a doily, paint, and baker's twine. I thought the lady next to me was going to faint.

At a crafty night at the library, I made a mini using felt and transparencies. So many people came over to take a peek. They scratched their chins and declared, "how precious!"

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PeaNut 163,613
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Posted: 11/26/2012 9:40:00 PM
What is a trendy scrapper?
People find it odd that I know all the manufacturers and what lines they have our or will come out soon.
I can usually identify a paper with manufacturer and line too.

I don't think that makes me a trendy scrapper. I think it makes me an informed scrapper

I do scrap with many of the popular things like doilies and bakers twine, but I have been using those for 40 years.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 10:06:28 PM
Delphinium Twin,
Trendy, knowledgeable, Crazy, fanatic, obsessed....
I just wonder if you start talking about scrapbooking with another scrapbooker and you get the deer in the head lights or the "pen and paper" reporter pose. Basically if the people you know that scrapbooks don't know half of what you are talking about.

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Posted: 11/26/2012 10:07:59 PM

i'm going to find myself a real-life scrapbooking friend if it kills me. lol...


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Posted: 11/26/2012 10:10:12 PM
Hey, I am an AF wife and I am here on 2P! I will admit I am just getting back into scrapping and don't have any mists (yet) but it doesn't take much to be trendy around these parts. I just don't understand how you could have this hobby and not be looking at Pinterest and TwoPeas and all the eye candy and scrappy goodness!
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Posted: 11/26/2012 10:17:41 PM
"I just wonder if you start talking about scrapbooking with another scrapbooker and you get the deer in the head lights or the "pen and paper" reporter pose. Basically if the people you know that scrapbooks don't know half of what you are talking about."

Oh ya, it's always been that way. I wish I had friends that were like me

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Posted: 11/26/2012 11:25:59 PM
Great thread! My best scrapping buddy IRL and I can definitely "talk shop" and frequently share links from scrappy blogs, 2Ps, Pinterest etc. But from the local crops I've attended, I'd say we're the minority in a sea of CM/SU based folks, whose style they're quite comfortable with but which seems dated when you're spoiled with trendy goodness online, hehe! I don't keep up with every last trend but would certainly consider myself an "informed scrapper" and I know the trends influence my pages.

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PeaNut 229,609
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Posted: 11/26/2012 11:33:42 PM
Sadly, yes, I think I am. Even going to Archiver's, I sometimes get the crazy look from some of the clerks. The last time I was there, one of the clerks told me she has never heard of Websters Pages, so of course they didn't carry it And since I am considered a "trendy" scrapper, the ladies I know that scrap say that I'm a "serious scrapper," I guess because of my fancy tools - corner rounder, border punches, cropadile. I just don't get it, or maybe it's them that don't get it. Lol
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PeaNut 534,649
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Posted: 11/26/2012 11:40:25 PM
I am the only scrapper, I'm pretty sure, in my area. My family and friends just laugh at me when I start talking about anything scrap related. The words Cameo, washi, and and name brands might as be Chinese.
Atleast I have you ladies.!


PeaNut 67,751
February 2003
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Posted: 11/26/2012 11:46:45 PM
I meet a lot of scrappers as I work one day a week at my LSS and I see a wide range in styles. I'm always shocked, though, at how many have never heard of Two Peas.

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PeaNut 219,221
August 2005
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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:38:23 AM
I don't know any IRL scrappers in my area except the two owners of my LSS and they are great to chat to. They know 2peas, what is current, etc even though we only get the releases much later here... South Africa seems last on the list of places things get shipped to,lol.

That said, they also order their personal stuff on-line, so I can really relate to them.

A mom of a kid in my son's class recently let drop she scraps, but when I started asking her about what products/lines she prefers, she said "Chatterbox". Um, okay?

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April 2003
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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:22:27 AM
Yep, I'm a crazy person 'round these parts, too. I've learned to channel all scrappy speak via my blog and Two Peas.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:16:09 AM
I am kind of agreeing with Michelle, 2 posters above me. Here in SA we sometimes have a bit of a wait, however, what "my bunch" tend to do is tell one of the LSS owners what we have seen released at CHA or whatever, and ask that she tracks it & imports it. We get what we want a bit faster that way.

We had a nice surprise at The Scrapbook Convention Christmas event this last weekend-- new releases I thought I would only see here after Christmas magically appeared- kudos to Glenda and her suppliers!

To answer your original Q, OP, I am somewhat in the middle: Half of my buddies are right on top of things, the other half call me "the Tool S**t" and rely on me to show them what is new.


PeaNut 412,650
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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:37:46 AM
I am the only scrapper in my area! LOL! But then I live overseas.
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December 2003
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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:20:44 AM
I don't know any scrappers IRL besides my LSS owner. I'm quite convinced that there must be others around here that keep track of the trends, but I'm probably the one of the most dedicated/crazy when it comes to the latest and greatest. I'm pretty sure other scrappers would call me a 'fashion victim' behind my back. LOL!



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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:20:49 AM
yes! i am totally the freak of nature when it comes to EVERYTHING not just scrappin'. I tend to be the one who has no fear to try something new, while others, well they are scardy cats!


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