|Posted: 12/10/2012 3:55:05 PM|
I love this question! I was on a 3 year hiatus with scrapping and with paper scrapping for 4 years. I came back to 2peas and was checking out the videos and found Glitter Girl. Shimelle rocked my world! I checked out her blog and found her classes and just jumped in. I have scrapped more in the 6 months since than I did during my previous scrapping time. I also discovered Kerri Bradford at the JessicaSprague.com site since I had classes there and was going back to refresh what I learned. Imagine my surprise when I saw Silhouette classes.........I have the original Silhouette and the poor neglected thing was back in the box after an initial test run. I use my Silhouette now on every layout, love,Love LOVE layering and find that I want to do more of it. I fell in love with Heidi Swapp Color Shine and I need to get more of the colors to use, but love the effect on a page. Washi tape and bakers twine...who knew I could love using these and how handy they are for just the extra touch to send a layout over the edge. I too am seeing the value of collections as I learned to scrapbook wandering around the LSS picking a paper here and a paper there. I love collections and still mix it up but it makes it so much easier.
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Loc: somewhere between going & crazy
|Posted: 12/10/2012 4:25:32 PM|The biggest change for me:
Moving homes which means moving spaces. I'm in a cramped space but not in a damp dark cluttered sub-basement.
Becoming a member of a kit club. I love it. I don't feel the need to do lots of other shopping.
Participating in on-line crops or challenges.
I barely did anything last year and this year I've got at least a dozen digital layouts and gift album and over 30 traditional layouts. Plus 6 or more art journal pages.
|Posted: 12/10/2012 4:39:16 PM|Itsmeamanda-love your PL pages!!!! Bookmarked every one!!
For me this year it was letting go of my fear of the divide page protector. tried several times to use them in my books in previous years and never liked the results. But for some reason, in 2012 it just clicked for me. And my divided page protectors layouts are some of my favorite. Most likely of result of absorbing all the talent here at Twopeas!
And now I am trying PL for the first time in 2013 because of this change.
|I am a project lifer. That's why I am taking so many pictures.....
Savor the Moment. It is the Everyday Moments that Make Life Meaningful.
Mom to Jackson (4)
|Posted: 12/10/2012 4:50:48 PM|
Project life has really helped me to not feel so guilty for not scrapping EVERY photo. Now I just scrap the photos that are my favorite, or that tell the story the best! The charm has also made it very easy, by printing my photos at home, and being able to size them, and fit more on a one page layout. Finally, I organized all of my paper by color, and I can't believe how much it has sped up my scrapping process!
Just me in MI
|Posted: 12/10/2012 4:52:57 PM|I would have to say making clusters ala Shimelle and scrapping like Shimelle & MercyTiara. Fun thread, Dancing fish
PEAring through my camera lens
|Posted: 12/10/2012 6:41:11 PM|
Giving myself "permission" to use elements or techniques that weren't my normal style, including the use of clusters & layers, and Glitter Girl's influence in general. Also, at the LSS, they have a layout for scraplifting every Wednesday, and occasionally I do the layouts when I like them, and it has helped me to stretch. I realized that every layout doesn't necessarily HAVE to be all my own design.
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Photographers are violent people. First they frame you, then they shoot you, then they hang you on the wall; but if you're real good, they will scrapbook you!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 12/10/2012 6:44:00 PM|
I have throughly enjoyed reading everyones thoughts!
|Posted: 12/10/2012 7:35:07 PM|
Switching to D ring albums from Creative Memories. I love CM because you don't have to use page protectors and I like the look of my pages without the acetate covering. However, I LOVE being able to add pages where ever I want. I can go back and add pages to a previous year. Before I did one year at a time and didn't really add anything once the year was up because it was too hard to add something in the middle of a CM album.
Loc: La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Posted: 12/10/2012 9:31:18 PM|
Definitely Project Life, and learning how to use digital elements -- my scrapbooking is far more regular than ever before, and way more stories are being told, and I've embraced digital designs as a big part of my scrapbooking. Still haven't figured out PSE 11, though....
|"Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past." - James Joyce|
|Posted: 12/11/2012 10:11:45 AM|
using smaller, two photos on the page