There are a few things that I’m not and probably never will be. A size 2, a good singer and trendy top the list. With the release of new stuff from CHA hitting the shelves I’ve noticed some trends new and old making their way onto layouts. There are times that I wish I could jump on the “cool scrapper” bus, but then there are those trends that I’m really glad I just hang out at the bus stop. Here are a few trends that I shan’t be partaking in.
Distressed- I’m SO over this. Well, in reality, I never got into it. Maybe if I did a layout of road kill or something I could reach for a small sample of distressed paper, but as a general rule it just doesn’t do it for me. I just think it’s so unfair for those of us that don’t like the look. Once it’s done, it’s done. I can’t undo that run-over-with-my-car-look that the manufacturers were striving for. Many a good looking paper has been ruined to meet this trend.
Wow, can you believe it? It’s been 5 years for the Message Board. I can hardly believe it’s been that long, but I remember vividly the night I sat down after cleaning up from our Father’s Day celebration and clicked on to Stickers Galore to find a new message board. There have been many changes along the way and many new faces in that time, but it’s all been filled with fun, laughter and learning. It’s only right that I should share with you the things I’ve learned in the past 5 years.
Hey, is this thing on? I’ve been so busy with life lately I haven’t made much of an effort to get to my column lately. I hope you missed me as much as I missed writing.
This week as I sat down and wondered what to write about and reflected a bit about my scrapbooking it dawned on me that I’m not an actual scrapbooker I’m more like the Winger of the scrappy world. A total poser. I mean, I set out with the best of intentions to be a good scrapbooker, but alas, I am not. Every now and again I’ll finish a page that doesn’t make me a disgrace to the scrappy community, but in actuality, I’m just hanging out with the real scrappy people trying to look cool.
Lately I’ve been so busy that I haven’t really been scrapbooking. Don’t get me wrong, I still collect my fair share of supplies, but I haven’t even attempted to put them to use. Recently I’ve been keeping up with the scrappy world by spending time here at ACOT, working my job at a scrapbook store and surrounding myself with scrappy friends. I even got to go to CHA, or as I like to call it Scrapperpalooza, and hang out with something akin to a backstage pass. And I still wear my ACOT t-shirt with pride. Wow, with more reflection, it would seem I’m not even a poser, I’m more like a groupie to a poser. Now it makes sense why I felt the urge to stand at the front doors of CHA after closing with my lighter in hand yelling, “ENCORE!”
No matter, I still love scrapbooking and the people I’ve met surrounding the scrappy world. And even though I sometimes wish I could scrap like some of the “celebrities” out there, I’m pretty proud of my own little style and the little pieces of my family that it helps me to represent.
So I’ll keep on collecting scrappy supplies, hanging out with scrappy types and posing.
Okay, I am officially aware of how the "cha" got in CHA. CHA-ching! I cannot even begin to tell you how expensive May is going to be for me. Rumor has it that is when many of the items that haven't already been shipping will hit the shelves ...
It’s official. I’ve lost my scrapping MoJo. You know, that thing that gets your scrappy groove on? It gets you from a pile of pictures and papers to a page you can be proud of. Or, for me, at least not cry about. I can’t seem to find mine ...
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