A few months ago, I noticed I was getting a lot of hits on my blog from 2 Peas in a Bucket. I noticed it was from a link on their message boards about "simple scrapbookers." Any of you been around the scrapbooking world long enough to remember the magazine "Simple Scrapbooks?" The thread was started by someone asking if anyone could recommend scrapbookers that had more of a simple style, rather than the artsy style that is so often posted these days. About half-way down on the thread, I noticed someone had a posted a list of people that inspired her & that she thought had a simple style. I have to say, it was very flattering to see my name listed among people that happen to inspire ME as well.
And even cooler than that... when I responded on that thread to thank her, she responded by telling me that reading my blog had not only inspired her scrapbooking, but had also inspired her to start doing Zumba because she said I made it sound so fun.
I mean seriously? Now that is WAY cooler than inspiring someone creatively. LOVE IT.
And it IS fun. Not to mention a GREAT work-out.
Back to scrapbooking... the products that I've used have changed over the years... depending on if I'm designing for a company using their stuff, or just using what I've got on hand. But what's remained constant over the years is that I love multi-photo pages + lots of journaling. And in my opinion... if I'm going to have a lot of photos on a page... I really HAVE to keep it simple or else it will just look like a jumbled MESS of a page. Every once in awhile I may have a page with only 1 photo on it, but I'll never have a page without some kind of journaling. There's no way anyone will ever look through our scrapbooks some day, look at the photos & wonder what happened. I'm all about telling the story. I do feel like my pages have become a little too simple lately, but at least I'm getting something accomplished & putting them in the books I suppose.
So with that, more "simple" pages. And I'll keep it even simpler, by not giving detailed image shots for each page so this isn't a mile-long post. There's SRM Stickers on every page too. Love them.
And I swear this next one doesn't look crooked in real life, but it sure does on here. Hmmm.
And speaking of keeping things simple... divided page protectors make it very easy to do that, especially if you have a lot of photos like I always do...
By the way... did you see that Archivers is having a going out of business sale? I need to get over there & buy some stuff before it's all gone.
Because.... you know... I need more scrapbooking stuff like I need more Zumba clothes.
I'm kinda bummed about this though. Looks like I'll be shopping online now & paying shipping. While I do love to shop online, I don't like shopping online for scrapbooking products. And Michaels stinks for carrying the latest & greatest. So boooo...