Scrapping Real Life … Or Is It?

I was part of an interesting conversation the other day that got me thinking a little bit about “real life” scrapbooking. Let me tell you a little about it … and then I’d like to hear YOUR take on the subject!

Picture Perfect Birthdays … Or Fairy Tales?

Once upon a time there was a mom who grew up in a world where birthdays were special … the one day a year where all things seemed to revolve around her. This mom loved that world and wanted her own kids to have the same experience.

This Is Why I Blog

While trying to find an interesting way to share why I use blogging as a memory-keeping tool, I ran into a post from last summer that sums it up perfectly…

What Do You Sound Like?

Darcy Baldwin is not only a talented scrapbooker, product designer and fontographer at Sweet Shoppe Designs, she also shares a deep appreciation for the role of storytelling in scrapbooking. I find her philosophies toward journaling and the importance of finding and displaying your voice in your scrapbooks extremely inspiring. I hope you will too…

A Hobby 30+ Years in the Making

As a digi-scrapper, I have copies of all of my layouts in a folder on my hard drive and that folder is linked to my screensaver, so when I actually step away from my computer for more than a few minutes, a slideshow of my scrapbook pages starts running on my screen. My girls love […]

Ugly? Yes. Worth Scrapping? Absolutely.

My kitchen is, for lack of a better word … gross. Our house is nearly 100 years old and when we bought it almost six years ago, it was definitely a “fixer-upper.” Since that time, we’ve done a ton of work … stripped paint off the trim in the room that is now my office, […]

10 Ideas for Dating Your Layouts

When it comes to dating scrapbook layouts, it seems people either do it consistently … or rarely do it at all.

Time for a Little Reality Check

If you didn’t catch Ali Edwards’ post yesterday about “getting real,” I encourage you to check it out. It couldn’t have come at a better time for me … If you’ve been hanging out me with for the past five months (yes, it’s already been five months!), you’ve probably noticed a recurring theme in my […]

Missing Mojo:10 Ways to Lure It Back

When scrapper’s are feeling uninspired, unmotivated or simply just don’t feel that special something that moves us to sit down and almost effortlessly put together a layout, we tend to say our “mojo” is missing.

How to Be a Gallery Standout

When it comes to scrapbooking, few things do more to keep the creative juices flowing than sharing our creations with others. After all, the reason most of us spend the time we do to create all of these pages and albums is to make sure our stories and experiences find an audience and a memory outside ourselves.