Day 24: What does modern scrapbooking look like?


Welcome to Day 24 of the series, FIND your FIT!  (To return to the beginning, click here.)

Modern: meaning present day, au courant, or up-to-the-minute.

The scrapbooking of today doesn’t necessarily look like the scrapbooking of the past.  Gone are the days of taking pictures with a camera containing film, waiting patiently for the prints to be processed while keeping our fingers crossed that they turned out ok.  (There is an entire generation of kids who may have never seen a roll of film!)  People are busier than ever and we are used to the instant gratification of digital cameras.  Not everyone has the time to get crafty with paper and adhesive.

We take thousands of photos and many of them sit on our hard drives, memory cards, or phones.  But, the truth of that matter is hard drives crash, memory cards go bad, and cell phones are lost or broken. While it is my hope that your pictures don’t get lost in a digital black hole, I understand that you may not have the time or the inclination to sit down to edit and print a million photos or create albums full of artsy pages.

So, here are some resources to help you preserve your memories without a paper trimmer: [Read more...]

Day 23: Mini Albums


Welcome to Day 23 of the series, FIND your FIT!  (To return to the beginning, click here.)

Today we’ll be talking all about mini albums!

What are they?

Mini albums, or mini books, are a simply a scrapbook in miniature form. They come in many shapes and sizes, can be done by any type of scrapbooker, They are portable, easy to hold and peruse, and look great on a shelf or coffee table. [Read more...]

Day 22: Using YouTube for Scrapbook Inspiration


Welcome to Day 22 of the series, FIND your FIT!  (To return to the beginning, click here.)

Are you as obsessed with YouTube as I am?  No?  Well, you’re missing out!

If you’re a visual learner like me, you will love YouTube. There are technique tutorials, start-to-finish process videos, and product show-and-tells galore. Just type in anything you would like to know, and bam!  Endless amounts of videos showing just how to do it. [Read more...]

Day 21: What to do if you feel like you are failing at scrapbooking


Welcome to Day 21 of the series, FIND your FIT!  (To return to the beginning, click here.)

To quote Austin Powers, “I’ve lost my mojo”.  My mojo. My creative spark. My passion for scrapbooking. Whatever you want to call it, mine up and disappeared about a year ago.  Sure, I still created pages for my workshops every month, but I didn’t scrapbook for the pleasure and enjoyment. Not even once. I felt very discouraged by this fact, and honestly, I felt like a failure. [Read more...]

Day 20: Take a Quiz for Another Take on Your Style


Welcome to Day 20 of the series, FIND your FIT!  (To return to the beginning, click here.)

Today, I’d like to share an awesome scrapbooking style quiz (with a twist) for you to take at Masterful Scrapbook Design.  (In all honesty, I was planning to write my own quiz, but this one is so good, I had to share it!)  So, without further ado, I give you the quiz. [Read more...]