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Posted 11/30/2012 by shimelle in General Scrappin'
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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:07:00 PM
Thanks so much for joining me Peas!

I will continue to answer all the questions that are posted - but I just can't stay live on the board right this second. I need to get dinner in the oven before the Adhesive Avenger loses the ability to leap tall stacks of patterned paper in a single bound! But I'll be back to answer all the remaining questions and the questions posted on the thread for those who couldn't make it... so I'm just hitting the pause button here for just a bit and I'll be back shortly!

THANK YOU!!!


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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:07:47 PM
Thanks Shimelle. Enjoy your dinner!
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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:09:11 PM
Thank you Shimelle! I look forward to reading more of your responses and appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:11:03 PM
Thanks Shimelle for the chat. Enjoy your dinner! no problem on pausing... I need to get started on mine as well lol


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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:11:26 PM
THANK YOU!!!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:11:27 PM
@psychomama


I dont want to go back to the old way. I wasnt happy with it back then which is why my early albums are partially finished and abandoned in disgust.
This is why I gave it up for a few years also.

egarding person - asking yourself who are you writing to should solve the problem.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:19:54 PM
THank you too! I luv Dr. Who!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:22:29 PM
Thanks Shimelle!!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:23:11 PM
I don't have a question, but just wanted to say thank you for all the ideas and inspiration this year (even though Glitter Girl makes me buy things almost every week )

Can't wait to start JYC tomorrow

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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:24:40 PM
Hi! Hope you're enjoying your dinner.

Do you have a class you'd recommend over the others for someone who hasn't taken one before? There are so many to choose from! If my objective were to use up lots of my stash, would you suggest remix or something else?
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Wow I made it! My meeting was cancelled so here I am! Cute kitty!
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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:28:10 PM

I have a question about your Harry Potter Tour - is that something that is open and on-going in London? Can anyone go? Or was it a short time after the movies were made that you had the chance to go to?


I'm not Shimelle (obviously!) but the Harry Potter studio tour is an ongoing thing that anyone can visit - it's located just outside London. The website is here (hopefully it's okay to link):

http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/

It looks amazing, I'm going next year and can't wait

Just an FYI, if you are intending to go, you need to prebook and school holidays get booked up pretty far in advance if that's a consideration for you.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:30:35 PM
Sorry I missed you. My new computer at work still isn't working right. This will be my first JYC and my 15 yo dd is doing it too. If you ever have some extra hints for a teen to do that would be awesome. She suffers from depression that gets very bad around finals so I hoped this might give her a creative outlet!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:33:12 PM
Gosh Shimelle, strangers knocking on your door because they recognise your Christmas tree is unbelieveable.
I'm glad to hear that you are able to keep much of your private life separate from your work. I understand how it can be difficult getting the balance right. Glad you share your cupcake recipes though as the pumpkin ones are amazing.
Thanks for chatting today.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:44:54 PM
I too am a first time JYC-er and so excited for tomorrow!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:49:19 PM
I realize that you are off line, I justed wanted to post a "thank you". This was fun Shimelle.
Happy Holidays,
Melissa

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Posted: 11/30/2012 1:54:13 PM
That cat video is killing me, Shimelle! So great that you hosted a chat!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 2:37:35 PM

I just finished Remix. I am in school full time so I really have not had time to scrap. But I plan to use all the class material in the summer!

Any hints on upcoming classes?


I hope the summer treats you well with plenty of scrapping time!!!



Also has a decision been made about your pall Glitter girl continuing in 2013?


Not as of yet.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 2:44:14 PM

Ive been on a bit of a scrapping hiatus for the past 5 years or so and Ive worked out WHY it wasnt working for me.

Now I have an enormous backlog of memories Id love to scrap but I also find myself in a world of completely new trends in the scrap world.

My question is, should I steer clear of current trends when scrapping older photos since the style of paper patterns and embellishments wont reflect the period of the pictures??


Welcome back - that part makes me very happy!

My suggestion would always be use what you LOVE - be that something that is trendy now or not. I scrap plenty of things that happened before scrapbooking supplies really existed, so I definitely don't have a problem with the papers not necessarily matching the trend of the photo era. It's more important to me that I like it while I'm making the project - enjoying the creative process. When all the pages are together in albums and years from now, no one will really be able to spot what was a chevron and what was a zig-zag - it will be fine!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 2:45:05 PM

I only started scrap booking earlier this year, and your glitter girl videos were my introduction in to this lovely hobby


This gets all my thumbs up!!
I am so glad we are still finding new scrapbookers!!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 3:01:14 PM

So nice to see your sweet face here! Long time fan, student of shimelle.com!


Thank you so much!!!


I'm excited to get my JYC email and plan to mix it in with my DD album. I love the prompts and while i've never finished one, i'm planning on this being the year!!

I'm trying to figure out what to do with the pages and writing I've done in years past for my JYC, etc. Any thoughts?


Sending you lots of Christmas pixie dust to help your project go well!
I think you could definitely take all the pages and writing you've done and work them into your album this year. Journal your Christmas was always based on the idea that you could do a bit each year and combine them into a longer-term project OR you could keep daily (or mostly daily) entries! Whatever works for you!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 3:17:02 PM

What is your favorite recent paper line/ product?

BTW: I love your videos so much that I even have DH watching them with me on Fridays after work!!


Aww, thank you! And I'm quite impressed that you've got your DH watching scrapbooking videos!

Recent favourites...
Adore Jenni Bowlin's Christmas collection this year!
LOVE Amy's Ready Set Go collection.
Using a lot of Jillibean Soup Staples - love that they did great, versatile shades in mini dot and chevron.
getting lots of title wording from the Sn@p tile letter sticker pack.
But of course I like a lot of different things, so please don't make me choose!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 3:20:18 PM

My question is about a 2 page scrapper trying to convert to a one page scrapper. I love the look of the one page designs, but can never seem to whittle down to only 2 photos to make this look work for me. I always seem to want to make sure I include pics of everyone at the event/outing/party etc. How do you narrow down your photo selection?


Um... I don't. I just make more pages.
If you look through my gallery, you'll find plenty of events end up on more than one layout. Honestly I never ever think of the 'I have twelve photos and I need to get them all on this page' conundrum because I always think 'I have twelve photos so I can make five or so layouts'.

When I first started scrapping there was a lot of pressure to include as many photos as possible on each page and I mostly ignored it because I didn't have a dozen photos for one event and I didn't like mixed events on one page and I wanted more room to write. But I think everyone sits at a different place on that continuum. I know there are some scrappers who feel an immense need to keep their number of to-scrap photos under control... I really don't even know what that feels like.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 3:23:34 PM

i love your for now something different on uk scrapper--will you be continue with that in 2013 or was that just for this year? I know you have been ill.


So glad you have enjoyed the series.

I know I am currently one tutorial behind from being so unwell - there are two remaining tutorials in the series for 2012 and they will be posted. Unfortunately I've got a bit of everything-at-once going on as I try to get caught up but I WILL be on top of it soon - getting there, bit by bit.

That same series will not continue in 2013, as it was a year-long series. I have not decided if I will do something similar and if so, what it would be.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 3:26:07 PM

How big is your collection of Copics? Do you use them often?


Not very big! I think I have maybe a dozen?

I don't use them a great deal - just a bit now and then. I invested in them locally before Two Peas stocked them and basically paid a house payment on those dozen markers. Oops! But having that little set is useful as they do come in handy for adding a bit of something special to stamped designs and such.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 3:29:22 PM

Um... I don't. I just make more pages.


Well that solves that! lol

P.S.
Is it silly that I feel like I now need to screen shot this thread and make a layout? I mean I'm talking to a scrap-lebrity here!!!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 3:32:42 PM
Sorry I missed the chat.
I know I saw some little pieces of your scrapbook space (before you moved again) but I would love to see more photos (and even better yet, a video). Any chance of that? Thanks.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 3:35:36 PM

When youre journalling about somebody else, do you use the second or third person? Most layouts in the gallery seem to use second.

Which one do you prefer and why?


I don't tend to write in the second person narrative ('you went to _____ and it was ____...') at all really. Very rarely. I think it's popular in the gallery because many scrappers are parents scrapping for their children, so the second person comes in useful when you are writing in address to your child and recording what he/she did at that event.

I usually write in first person (often first person plural if it's an event with DH, family or friends) and occasionally write a bit more third person omniscient in cases where I want to document more facts/fewer emotions.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 3:41:33 PM

I have a question about your Harry Potter Tour - is that something that is open and on-going in London? Can anyone go? Or was it a short time after the movies were made that you had the chance to go to?


It's still open - anyone can go. It's northwest of London and easy to get to on the train (there's a shuttle bus that will take you to the studio from the nearest train station). You do need to book in advance, and you can find all the relevant info on their website.


Also, which ink do you use for your edges (your brown and black)?

I use Distress Ink in either Antique Photo or Walnut Ink for my brown and Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen for my black (sadly the Jenni Bowlin inks have recently been discontinued). There is also an almost-black distress ink called soot.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 3:43:51 PM

I don't really have any questions, but just wanted to add my thanks to you for really inspiring me and my way of thinking. I love your videos and look forward to them each week and hope that some incarnation of them continues into 2013. I love that in your videos you explain why. I love the whys of life and I think that is why (ha) I am drawn to your video style.


Thank you SO much. I'm so very glad the videos are useful for you!!!



Thanks for helping me spend money. It's really been worth it.

LOL! Love it!!! Thank you!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 3:44:54 PM

Shimelle, I love your videos. I prefer cardmaking because the amount of paper used for scrapbooking makes me crazy and I''m a minimalist so a small box of photos is my happy place, but I'm always inspired for about 5 minutes after I watch your work. One day maybe


Ooooooh, that sounds like a challenge! We need to get you! Come to the dark side: we have cupcakes!

Also, your avatar is fabulous.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 4:12:07 PM

Do you have a class you'd recommend over the others for someone who hasn't taken one before? There are so many to choose from! If my objective were to use up lots of my stash, would you suggest remix or something else?


My workshop here at Two Peas, The Hitchhiker's Guide to Scrapbooking, is my most beginner-friendly of the classes, though I don't really see any of my classes as 'just for beginners' or 'just for advanced scrappers'. But it has the most direct delivery of all the classes. The rest of my classes tend to have a bit more reading material (except the True Scrap workshops which are just video really).

If you're looking to use lots of paper stash, I would go for Scrapbook Remix or Pretty Paper Party. There is a group of scrappers doing Pretty Paper Party live in January so that would be an option for having a group of participants and getting the prompts by email rather than just the forum even though it's an archived class.


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Posted: 11/30/2012 4:28:47 PM

How do you keep yourself motivated to do something scrappy/creative every day? I would love to try to do something scrappy related everyday but just can't keep the interest/ambition to do so.


Um... this probably has more to do with having an obsessive personality. I don't really do things in small amounts. I take the things I like and I make them a huge part of my life. I don't really think about it - it's just how I work. Always has been.

I also grew up in a very creative household (my parents are musicians) and it's just the only way I've known life. Not always scrapbooking, obviously, but when I was little my mum would play in a different band, orchestra or musical every night of the week and I would go with her until I was old enough to be going to class or performances myself. I say 'when I was little' but she still plays somewhere every night! (A couple summers back I was going to visit and I wanted to time my trip with her schedule so I could catch a good show she would play. Instead of just giving me performance dates, she sent my old audition details to the director and when she replied I had a part in the show. THIS IS HOW RANDOM & OBSESSIVE MY FAMILY REALLY IS.)

There are lots of exercises you can do to make creativity part of your everyday routine. The Artist's Way has a lot about this - the idea of morning pages (but she's not talking scrapbook pages specifically - more getting words and/or paint on a page first thing in your day). You can set yourself a particular time and challenge (one year I got through the winter by doing a run/walk around the park and a quick & easy page with ollllld supplies before 8am every weekday, then took my shower and started the normal routine from there. it helped a lot with some things I needed to work through creatively and kept me from staying under the duvet until midday in the dark of winter). But really, I don't think it's a requirement to do something every single day if you don't feel inspired to do that.

And to go any further down this train of thought, I think I need a psychology degree, so I'm going to stop here.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 4:33:10 PM

Do you have any idea how many LO's you have completed?...Also how many albums? What kind of adhesive do you use that allows you to so freely lift it when you need to.


I have no idea how many layouts I have done over the years, and because I have cleared layouts out that weren't what I wanted in my books, I don't even have an easy way of doing the maths. I will say that in 2012 I have averaged more than a page per day.

I have 62 albums on my shelves right now. (12x12 albums I mean - this doesn't count minibooks or 8x8s, etc.) They are not all full. Some are very much full. I try to keep my albums to 20 page protectors/ 40 layouts but sometimes there might be a few extra page protectors in there, taking it closer to 46/48 layouts. Overstuffed for the type of pages I do really so I try to avoid it if possible.

I use This to That permanent dots adhesive by American Crafts. It's listed in the supplies of most Glitter Girl videos.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 4:36:44 PM

Will we see a tour of your scrap space in your new house?


Maybe. Not yet definitely.
See earlier comment about people ringing the doorbell. This always puts me off room tours!
You can see the area behind my desk in a recent video on my blog/youtube channel.

I'm currently unsure about part of my room - we are not likely going to stay here very long and I'm hesitant to buy or build anything that would be just right for the space knowing in another couple months it won't be my space. UGH to this entire process of having to keep moving... we are in a waiting game to buy in our neighbourhood but have to keep hopping through rental properties because the rental market is all over the place at the moment. <-- short version of a long, boring tale.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 4:44:24 PM

What do you love the most about Christmas in London?

That it's something to sparkle up the darkness of these crazily short days??? ACK, the short days kill me. I find it really difficult.

But a better answer - I just love how much lovely stuff there is. I love the giant tree (and the giant reindeer, but the tree is my favourite) in Covent Garden. I find it hilarious that the lights on Oxford Street this year are sponsored by Marmite. I always love seeing what Carnaby Street does with their decorations. Last night was Christmas shopping discount night in my favourite shopping corner, Seven Dials (but I didn't stay long as there comes a time when queuing all night for 20% off the one item you want is just not worth it). I love Christmas menus at lots of lovely places to eat. I love the Southbank Christmas market (though it gets way too crowded). Ice skating at Tower Hill or Somerset House (or actually I went to Broadgate Ice with the London Ambassadors for our 'work' this week). The amazing window displays at Liberty's and the fancy stores. Mulled wine and roasted chestnuts sold on street corners (even just the smell). I guess i just love that there is lots of Christmas sprinkled around the city.

I do wish we had our own something that would equal Rockefeller Center though. I get swoony for Rockefeller and I wouldn't put it past us to book a quick trip to NYC should there be any bargain plane ticket sales in the next few weeks!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 4:45:59 PM
Shimelle, first of all love your videos! Very helpful for when I'm in a rut!

My question is, what does your hubby think of scrapbooking? Does he think your crazy spending so much on pretty pattern paper, adhesive and thickers? I know my boy does!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 4:49:18 PM

I am presently making a special album all about one subject. Don't have a scrap room, Or even a dedicated space, so I have all the supplies gathered for it in a large, very large, container. It's going to be a big album, I have 120 photos printed, some will be on LOs, others in divided page protectors. I have been working on it & nothing else...efficient because supplies are all gathered & out.
Boring as all get out though!
I noticed that you are working on a Harry Potter album, and then I'll see some of your beautiful wedding photo LOs, newly done, I think...and then some vaca photos. Seems as though you bounce between subjects/albums & then insert them in the appropriate album, rather than working on one album start to finish. Is that correct? If so, how do keep track of your supplies for that particular album over a period of time? Do you keep all those supplies segregated? or do you always change supplies from LO to LO except for the occasional item for continuity?


You are DEFINITELY correct - I bounce all over the shop and it's SO important to me to do it that way. I don't believe in completed albums - no such thing as complete or incomplete in my world. I don't use the same supplies throughout an album (or if I do, it is a very rare event). I usually pick a few easy things to give the pages continuity. All my RTW trip pages are on kraft cardstock and include a camera on the page; all the pages in my Alice in Wonderland album have a certain shade of blue somewhere in the design and include at least one butterfly motif. That way I don't have to keep any sort of specific set of supplies.

In the few occasions where there are products I've purchased for a certain album (like my wedding album includes a lot of the epoxy pieces from the Love Elsie 'Betty' collection), I just pop them in a page protector and put it in the album and close the top with washi tape if necessary. There are also cropper hopper project files that work well for that sort of thing.

But working on different photos all the time makes it WAY more fun for me. And I don't want to get caught up with any particular album. I will be sad the day I run out of RTW travel photos or wedding photos or even Alice in Wonderland tea part photos!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 5:14:28 PM
When you said you cleared out layouts you do not want in your album, did you redo them? Take the photos out? Or do you mean they were events you did not want around at all?


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Posted: 11/30/2012 5:18:17 PM

Do you ever find there is a disparity between what you enjoy as a creative process and what you aesthetically find pleasing or perhaps even what you think would most effectively meet the outcome you want in your album? If you do, how do you address that in your own crafting, how do you prioritise the process of creating against the final outcome that you produce? I hope the question is clear.


To be honest? I don't think I've ever really thought about this in the last few years. When I worked for editors who were very prescriptive, there was a big difference between what I had to do and what I would want to do. But in the work I do now, that doesn't exist. So that was a big step in the right direction.

I really can't think of any look I like in my finished work but I don't like making. What you see on my pages is what I enjoy cutting and pasting together. There are styles from other scrappers that I love the look of but it wouldn't suit my creative process (especially those that take days to create. Two hours is a long time on a detailed layout for me, and most of my pages take less time than that.) but I think that's a little different than what you asked.

Yes of course there are sometimes compromises - like how to include all the embellishment I might want while still having room for the photos and writing to make the page valuable - but they are more like artistic problem-solving exercises than anything like forcing myself to do something I don't want to do.

Here is me and a page or assignment I don't like:


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Posted: 11/30/2012 5:19:24 PM
and if you have time don't forget your predictions for 2013 and onward


where do YOU see the scrapbook industry going in the next year? any predictions or trends you think are coming?

any new manufacturers?

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Posted: 11/30/2012 5:21:11 PM

Will you ever consider doing a paid class about two page layouts? I only ever scrap 2 pages and a lot of people are only doing 1. It's hard for me to convert layouts from one pages to two pages. Or do you have any general tips/tricks about using a one page sketch or idea and converting it to two


The Perfect Collection has a mix of doubles and singles.

I don't have any plans to run an all-doubles class because it's not my style. I worked in only doubles for a long while and I just find I'm not as creative with doubles as singles. But I do think you can take most any page and stretch it from a single to a double. draw a vertical line through the sketch at one point and then stretch those elements horizontally to fill the full 12x24 space instead of just one square. It's definitely possible. (Glitter Girl talked about that a bit in her DoAble Doubles adventure.)

shimelle
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Posted: 11/30/2012 5:27:01 PM

My question is, what does your hubby think of scrapbooking? Does he think your crazy spending so much on pretty pattern paper, adhesive and thickers? I know my boy does!


There is actually an entire blog post about just that.

To be more specific to your question though, he knows this is my job and my supplies are budgeted accordingly in the running of a business. He sometimes thinks it's a bit funny that I can turn a box of patterned paper into something that pays the bills, but hey - so do I! He is tremendously supportive of the idea that I have turned something I loved into a real job, and without his support in the first place I wouldn't have had the nerve to give up my more traditional job for that 'year' off... 5+ years ago. The Boy is a good egg.

ruth.bonser
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Posted: 11/30/2012 5:36:18 PM
Thanks Shimelle, you always have a new insight to offer

shimelle
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Posted: 11/30/2012 5:37:44 PM

When you said you cleared out layouts you do not want in your album, did you redo them? Take the photos out? Or do you mean they were events you did not want around at all?


I didn't redo them - I removed pages that did not tell the stories I wanted to tell. We talked about this a bunch on a Paperclipping Roundtable episode but off the top of my head I can't remember which one. Not one of the most recent. Basically, for several years I worked for editors who told me exactly what they wanted on a page and if I didn't do exactly that, my work got kicked back to make changes. On those pages, I scrapbooked topics that weren't important to me, I staged photos for assignments or borrowed photos from others, I typed my journaling and wrote in really simple statements with no emotion, I used supplies I would never buy because the article was sponsored by an advertiser, etc. I had hundreds of pages like this. I couldn't stand them. So I took them all out, grabbed any photos I really wanted to keep (very few) and discarded the lot.

I also used a 'look at it in a year with perspective' box to take a few albums of layouts that featured a previous long-term boyfriend. I didn't want to throw them all out in one go because it was my life. But I also didn't want to keep them all. I don't need any mushy romantic layouts about an ex-boyfriend and I don't think it's what anyone needs to read in my life story decades from now. So my compromise was to take all pages in question and put them in a sealed box and just store it for a year or so. When I needed that bit of storage space for something else, I went through and had the perspective to edit what I wanted to keep, what I wanted to alter and what could go straight to the bin.

In both instances, I've never looked back and I'm much happier with my albums now and how they tell my story.

shimelle
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Posted: 11/30/2012 6:04:42 PM

where do YOU see the scrapbook industry going in the next year? any predictions or trends you think are coming?

any new manufacturers?


I don't think this is the time for new manufacturers on a large scale. Sadly I'm sure we will continue to see a few more go by the wayside. We will see small businesses continue to spring up via Etsy and blog shops - crafters specialising in just one or two products like flair, stamps, tags, etc. These are businesses that are small enough to work because they don't need to bring in the profit to cover dozens of employees AND they usually don't have a middle man (you buy direct from them rather than finding them at your LSS) so their profit margins remain healthy.

In terms of trends, I think we'll continue to see things that have started to make an appearance lately (triangles, arrows, feathers) and a lot of classic, useable patterns for a while. I think we'll see more detail in tones of colour schemes - instead of the look of 'this colour scheme has red, yellow, teal and grey', we'll see several shades of each of those colours within the same collection.

shimelle
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Posted: 11/30/2012 6:37:18 PM
Thanks so much everybody - I think that's every question answered now, so if I missed something let me know.

And it's not too late to join me for Journal your Christmas, you know!

Have a fabulous December, Peas!


Momma_Paparazzi
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Posted: 11/30/2012 10:57:58 PM

There is actually an entire blog post about just that.

To be more specific to your question though, he knows this is my job and my supplies are budgeted accordingly in the running of a business. He sometimes thinks it's a bit funny that I can turn a box of patterned paper into something that pays the bills, but hey - so do I! He is tremendously supportive of the idea that I have turned something I loved into a real job, and without his support in the first place I wouldn't have had the nerve to give up my more traditional job for that 'year' off... 5+ years ago. The Boy is a good egg.

By chance, Shimelle, that you come back and see this... I loved that post you did about your hubby and scrapbooking. So fun!! I wasn't able to be here when you were on, but it was fun going back and reading.

smcl
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Posted: 12/1/2012 1:27:58 AM

And I don't want to get caught up with any particular album. I will be sad the day I run out of RTW travel photos or wedding photos or even Alice in Wonderland tea part photos


Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply. ^^^^^I really do like your philosophy^^^^^ and can see how it would make one enjoy the journey more, rather than focusing on the goal of completion.

By the time you have finished scrapping your wedding photos, you will need to be doing LOs for your 25 th wedding anniversary album with a now and then perspective...
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