Are you the only "Trendy" scrapper in your area?

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Posted 11/26/2012 by nikomoon14 in General Scrappin'
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hilsmom
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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:20:58 AM
Worse than being the only "trendy" scrapper, I am the ONLY scrapper, other than my mom. So if someone sees one of my albums, or I mention scrapping/cardmaking at all, I get the look, yes. But it is usually followed by my all-time favorite comment "I wish I had the time to do that"! Yep. Just that little arrangement I made with God, where I get a 26 hour day, and they only get a 24 hour one, I guess!


Happiness looks good on everyone!

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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:01:15 AM
I'm nowhere near as trendy as most around here, but I also realize I just started scrapbooking recently. I won't be so hard on myself. Nonetheless, when I talk about scrapbooking with my friends and co-workers, they all look at me like I'm nuts. I've tried to branch out and find other scrappers in my area but so far, no luck.

Cricutgirlg
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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:13:29 AM
Yep, its frustrating to not have people who truly share your passion. they might share your hobby but they do not share your passion for it.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 10:01:54 AM
At my very 1st crop (a couple weeks ago) I was inking the edges and someone asked what I was doing. I looked at HER like a deer in the headlights. She's a pea! it was all very eye opening to me. I've been in a bubble.

EllenPea
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Posted: 11/27/2012 10:18:07 AM
I don't even know that many people who scrapbook IRL. One who does is into her Cricut (I don't have one), but I think she scraps only when she can, because she's got a lot of other things going on. Another I met at a Creating Keepsakes Convention class. So I guess she is a bit into things like acrylic stamps on layouts, that was the focus of the class. But when I saw her a month after CKC, she had not done any scrapping in between. So i think the quantity which I scrap, not the trendy stuff I use is what sets me apart. Especially since I don't use nearly as much trendy stuff as some of you.



Paperclips29
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Posted: 11/27/2012 10:55:27 AM
I don't know any other scrappers IRL, but I would consider myself a bit on the crazy side. I have a LSS (that isn't overly local) that carries lots of trendy products... so I'm obviously not the only scrap crazy lass out there 'cause they keep selling. However, I scrap 8.5x11 (pretty much unheard of in Denmark), I use new products (and often use really old stuff, too), do lots of journalling, and use memorabilia. So I guess I'm two-fold crazy, based on the other responses here. I'm a bit current (knowledge of product, etc) and a bit old school (simple story/photo/ephemera based layouts).

Fortunately, my LSS owner is scrap crazy and she's great to talk to about these things. Even though it is a bit of a trip to get there, I can be assured of feeling at home in her shop. I wish I lived closer so I could attend her crops. Maybe I'll make a point of it in the new year.


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shwn0330
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:36:32 AM
I used to think so but with little kids, I was out of the game for a while. Now that I'm scrapping again, I have found everyone I know is doing digital scrapbooks, no more crops or visits to the LSS (or even Michael's). They consider themselves "Trendy" and do a whole scrapbook in a weekend. My hobby is now referred to as "old school paper crafting". That sounds so old for 41! I like to channel my inner Kindergardener with glue, paper and scissors so I'll sticking to it.

Casii
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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:42:53 AM
In my area, I think there are a lot of on trend scrappers or at the least, scrappers who are very knowledgeable about current product. Lucky that way! Not so lucky in that since our LSS closed, I never get to see their lovely faces and talk scrap.


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Casii

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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:11:54 PM
Among my closest friends and SILs, I'm trendy. The fact that I have a room dedicated to my hobby makes me super trendy in their eyes. In reality, I am far from trendy. I know a lot about brands just by visiting this site and reading a few blogs. I'm a 2 page, lots of photos, scrap in chronological order scrapper. I know what brands I like and stick with them.

There are lots of scrappers in my area. Never met them but the few times I visit the only LSS in the area I see scrappers that are far trendier then me.


Roxanne

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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:10:37 PM
For the first time in my 19 years of scrapbooking, I now have 2 scrappy friends that totally get me. I love it but, boy, do we enable each other! It's all fun!

Wilna
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Posted: 11/27/2012 3:17:57 PM
haha! i love this question... I am an underground/cyber scrapper... so I would not know!


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writermom1
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Posted: 11/27/2012 4:21:35 PM



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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:01:13 PM
I only know a couple other scrappers and they even think I'm nuts. They primarily use SU stuff since they are also into making cards. So when I talk about EP, CP, OA and other brands they have no idea what I'm talking about. And don't even get me started on washi!!
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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:41:26 PM
I don't scrap with the local scrappers, but one owns a retail store, so she's reasonably informed. She'd never heard of 2Peas though, or clubs like Studio Calico.

My best scrapping friend, who lives two states away from me, and I think she's about as informed as I am. We have different interests in brands, supplies, techniques, that kind of thing. What I know about my brands and the stuff here, she knows about her brands and the stuff at her message board (Paper Arts Online). Being ignorant of each other's stuff makes it kind of interesting to get together and explore what the other is doing.









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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:48:36 PM
So agree with Katybee LOL!!

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Posted: 11/27/2012 6:29:07 PM
I don't know who is a scrapper in my area. It's just something I like to do. I don't bring it up in conversations with other people. If someone were to ask about my hobbies, I keep it brief. It would probably be boring to listen to.

krista.m
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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:30:43 PM
Awesome thread. Glad to know that I am not alone. I just moved fron Atlanta, Georgia back to my tiny town in Indiana with no stop lights, gas stations, or grocery stores let alone scrapbook stores or even fun groups really. It seems like everyone is super behind and there's no one to talk CHA/new releases with. It seems like those who do scrapbook use HL papers and embellishments which are great but there is just so much more out there to play with! I am so grateful for 2p's and my SC kits so I can keep up with all of the fun trendy supplies and continue to feed the addiction. BTW, it is totally normal to obsess over all the new and trendy products. (or maybe we are all a litte crazy)

krista.m
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Posted: 11/27/2012 7:30:45 PM
Awesome thread. Glad to know that I am not alone. I just moved fron Atlanta, Georgia back to my tiny town in Indiana with no stop lights, gas stations, or grocery stores let alone scrapbook stores or even fun groups really. It seems like everyone is super behind and there's no one to talk CHA/new releases with. It seems like those who do scrapbook use HL papers and embellishments which are great but there is just so much more out there to play with! I am so grateful for 2p's and my SC kits so I can keep up with all of the fun trendy supplies and continue to feed the addiction. BTW, it is totally normal to obsess over all the new and trendy products. (or maybe we are all a litte crazy)

JeanneLove
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Posted: 11/28/2012 5:47:47 PM
Yes, I am. I hate it most times. Everyone says "Oh, Jeanne knows all the good stuff" and asks me the latest questions. I took Mr Huey's to a weekend crop and a almost CM only girl looked horrified that I was spraying my paper.
When I was done with the layout she said it was really cool and where could she get some of that?

And I asked at A's about flair and the gal (granted, she was new) looked at my like I was speaking a different language.

At least we can all find comfort here at 2peas, right?

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Posted: 11/28/2012 7:34:10 PM
Ha. Once I was in archiver's, looking for a ranger craft mat. The girl had no idea what I was talking about and said they didn't have any. They did, and I found it eventually. You would think if you work at archiver's you would have to know. Guess not though.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 8:33:57 PM
Trendy... I don't know. Ask on pea stated "I don't think that makes me a trendy scrapper. I think it makes me an informed scrapper."
When I started, I did not know any brands, product, etc. I just bought stuff from HL. But I began to google, YouTube, and read blogs to get ideas and learn more about this wonderful hobby. It's helped me develop my own style and I'm still
growing


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Posted: 11/29/2012 6:12:30 AM
Yes, not trendy, but informed. I don't know anyone locally who frequents this site or one like it. None of my scrappy friends could name 3 paper manufacturers or their favorite. They don't shop online and rarely go to our LSS (which isn't that local!). As for my LSS, I know more than they do. Not to say they are not knowledgable, but they focus on certain things. I also scrap with a lot of CM people which is another whole way of scrapping!!


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Posted: 11/29/2012 7:19:04 AM
Yes, very much so. I have a 'new' friend though that I have hope will be my scrappy friend. She wants to scrapbook and she came to my house to craft with me one night and she spent 2 hours looking at all the papers in my stash. Which told me that she really could be like me!




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Posted: 11/29/2012 9:34:48 AM

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.


This is me, but I prefer to think of my layouts as timeless, and the theme is part of the story I am telling with my page. Jolies are still awesome to alot more scrappers than me.

I used to get published and was trendy, but now those layouts look dated. The style I developed over the years makes me feel good about my layouts no matter how much time passes.

To me, an informed scrapper knows what is going on in the 'business.' A trendy scrapper uses the new products and ideas. My son wanted a long board for Christmas. I called a few speciality places, researched on line, found a great company wiht a good price and got him a Sector 9 Bamboo short longboard with Gullwing trucks. I think that I am now minimally informed about longboards. If I then went out and used it I would be taking advantage of a trend in boarding. This of course contrasted with the person who went to Walmart and bought a skateboard for $39.

Just because you don't use the trends doesn't mean you are uninformed or not knowledgeable. Sometimes I think people try to show interest to be nice, even if they have seen that 'trend' a million times already, or already done it and moved on. If you met me at a crop and you were inking the edges, I MIGHT say, "That looks really cool! Great idea." you might think it was new to me, even though in reality, I was inking edges 10 years ago.


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Posted: 11/29/2012 11:01:49 AM
Thankfully no. I live in a town with an awesome LSS (helps that I work there too ) that tries to carry the latest and the greatest. A lot of the gals that come in are on top of things and ask when the newest stuff is going to be in. And I can talk pinterest and scrap trends with these ladies all day long.

I am very grateful for our store and do my part to keep it going (in other words, leaving a lot of my paycheck at the store!) and feel so lucky that in our ho-bunk-hick-town we have such awesome scrappers.


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Posted: 11/29/2012 11:32:14 AM
I like this:

This is me, but I prefer to think of my layouts as timeless, and the theme is part of the story I am telling with my page. Jolies are still awesome to alot more scrappers than me.

To me, an informed scrapper knows what is going on in the 'business.' A trendy scrapper uses the new products and ideas.

Just because you don't use the trends doesn't mean you are uninformed or not knowledgeable.


I am a weird hybrid, I think. I love new products and have a LOT of them, and do pull them out to play with - but most of the layouts I scrap are two-pagers where I cram as many pictures as I can on them, and use whatever strikes my fancy that I think goes well with it, regardless of how old the product may be.

I have various scrappy friends, and love to tell them about washi and some of my other current loves, but can also relate to the way they scrapbook.

Scrapmom-of-2
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Posted: 11/30/2012 2:04:58 AM
No, not trendy, but informed as well. We have all the shops here, Hobby Lobby, Joann's, A's, and used to have two LSS, but they both have closed. I know about 5 or 6 CM reps, 1 CTMH and 1 SU.

I have scrapped with a lot of local peas...Lcky me!!! I feel like after scrapping for 15 + years, I know and like my style and I also feel like it's timeless. I can go back two or three years and still love my layouts.





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