Another new member

Another new member

Post by Julie » Sat, 04 Mar 2006 02:27:42



Hi everyone.  I just joined the group yesterday, but I've been
scrapbooking for years (like, 8 years now, I think).  I first got into
scrapbooking through CM, and I still go to a CM crop once a month, but
I also try to venture out into the rest of the scrapbooking world
occasionally.

Lately, I've been less and less happy with the CM style - I'm probably
just bored with it.  The white backgrounds have become far less
appealing to me, and I've started to learn how to use colored papers in
the background while not distracting from the photos and journaling.
But it's turned out to require far more talent than I originally
thought.

Anyway, I'm hoping to find some new ideas, and maybe be inspired to try
a few new tools (I'm heavily invested in Sizzix right now).  I'm
certain I'll stick to CM albums because I have yet to find any other
that I like as well.  But I'm needing a new style.  I've got a web site
(a couple, actually), and my next venture is going to be to start
posting some of my layouts on my personal site.  Who knows.. I may even
go back to my first layouts and post a few of those, just for comic
relief. :-)

Thanks for reading.  I look forward to some fresh ideas.
Julie

 
 
 

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Post by Julie » Sat, 04 Mar 2006 02:29:49


OK.. Me again.  I thought my gmail sig would be appended to this post,
but I can see now that it wasn't.  It would be kinda hard to see my web
sites without it. :-)

--
Julie in St. Louis
My personal site:
http://www.geekthing.com/~julief
My scrapbook community site:
http://www.favoritescrapbooklinks.com

 
 
 

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Post by Barb » Sat, 04 Mar 2006 04:01:37


Welcome here Julie!  This is a very helpful,chaty,talented bunch.  We will
try to answer any questions that you may have and we look forward to seeing
your work!  The group has a web site with all kinds of info to read, feel
free to check it out:
http://www.r-c-s.info/    Barb:o)

--
Barb S'toon, Sk. Canada
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt those doing it!

Check out some of my work at:
http://community.webshots.com/user/beejay608

Visit my TLC website at:
www.topline-creations.com/BG
TLC Independent Advisor #418802

Quote:
> Hi everyone.  I just joined the group yesterday, but I've been
> scrapbooking for years (like, 8 years now, I think).  I first got into
> scrapbooking through CM, and I still go to a CM crop once a month, but
> I also try to venture out into the rest of the scrapbooking world
> occasionally.

> Lately, I've been less and less happy with the CM style - I'm probably
> just bored with it.  The white backgrounds have become far less
> appealing to me, and I've started to learn how to use colored papers in
> the background while not distracting from the photos and journaling.
> But it's turned out to require far more talent than I originally
> thought.

> Anyway, I'm hoping to find some new ideas, and maybe be inspired to try
> a few new tools (I'm heavily invested in Sizzix right now).  I'm
> certain I'll stick to CM albums because I have yet to find any other
> that I like as well.  But I'm needing a new style.  I've got a web site
> (a couple, actually), and my next venture is going to be to start
> posting some of my layouts on my personal site.  Who knows.. I may even
> go back to my first layouts and post a few of those, just for comic
> relief. :-)

> Thanks for reading.  I look forward to some fresh ideas.
> Julie

 
 
 

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Post by Tamm » Sat, 04 Mar 2006 12:09:48


Hi Julie!

Welcome to Recs!  You will find a ton of ideas here.  Please feel free
to post away. I definitely agree with you (I checked out your website)
you do have a great reason to scrapbook!

--Tammy

 
 
 

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Post by Cath » Sat, 04 Mar 2006 12:32:09


Welcome Julie. You will enjoy this group. We like to share tips and
techniques and show off our work. Hope to see some of your pages soon.
--
Cathy
So. California
http://photos.yahoo.com/rusks
2006 Pages: 17
Cards: 13
ACTs: 11


Quote:
> Hi everyone.  I just joined the group yesterday, but I've been
> scrapbooking for years (like, 8 years now, I think).  I first got into
> scrapbooking through CM, and I still go to a CM crop once a month, but
> I also try to venture out into the rest of the scrapbooking world
> occasionally.

> Lately, I've been less and less happy with the CM style - I'm probably
> just bored with it.  The white backgrounds have become far less
> appealing to me, and I've started to learn how to use colored papers in
> the background while not distracting from the photos and journaling.
> But it's turned out to require far more talent than I originally
> thought.

> Anyway, I'm hoping to find some new ideas, and maybe be inspired to try
> a few new tools (I'm heavily invested in Sizzix right now).  I'm
> certain I'll stick to CM albums because I have yet to find any other
> that I like as well.  But I'm needing a new style.  I've got a web site
> (a couple, actually), and my next venture is going to be to start
> posting some of my layouts on my personal site.  Who knows.. I may even
> go back to my first layouts and post a few of those, just for comic
> relief. :-)

> Thanks for reading.  I look forward to some fresh ideas.
> Julie

 
 
 

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Post by Sabri » Sat, 04 Mar 2006 19:03:08


Hi Julie!
  Welcome to RCS ! You will feel right at home here.

Hugs,
Sabrina

 
 
 

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Post by Katri » Sat, 04 Mar 2006 22:46:52


Hey there Julie and welcome to rcs!

Katrina in KS

 
 
 

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Post by Deb in A » Sun, 05 Mar 2006 01:07:51


Welcome to RCS!  You'll definately find new ideas, techniques, etc here.  We
live to enable.  LOL

--
Deb in AR - Desert Rat at heart!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Pages complete 2006 = 3
Goal for 2006: 1 LO a week


Quote:
> Hi everyone.  I just joined the group yesterday, but I've been
> scrapbooking for years (like, 8 years now, I think).  I first got into
> scrapbooking through CM, and I still go to a CM crop once a month, but
> I also try to venture out into the rest of the scrapbooking world
> occasionally.

> Lately, I've been less and less happy with the CM style - I'm probably
> just bored with it.  The white backgrounds have become far less
> appealing to me, and I've started to learn how to use colored papers in
> the background while not distracting from the photos and journaling.
> But it's turned out to require far more talent than I originally
> thought.

> Anyway, I'm hoping to find some new ideas, and maybe be inspired to try
> a few new tools (I'm heavily invested in Sizzix right now).  I'm
> certain I'll stick to CM albums because I have yet to find any other
> that I like as well.  But I'm needing a new style.  I've got a web site
> (a couple, actually), and my next venture is going to be to start
> posting some of my layouts on my personal site.  Who knows.. I may even
> go back to my first layouts and post a few of those, just for comic
> relief. :-)

> Thanks for reading.  I look forward to some fresh ideas.
> Julie

 
 
 

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Post by Shanno » Sun, 05 Mar 2006 01:32:37


Welcome to the group.  Can't wait to maybe see some of your work and learn
about you.  Where are you from.

--
Shannon in Indiana
Mother of Logan & Tanner

http://community.webshots.com/user/scassady


Quote:
> Hi everyone.  I just joined the group yesterday, but I've been
> scrapbooking for years (like, 8 years now, I think).  I first got into
> scrapbooking through CM, and I still go to a CM crop once a month, but
> I also try to venture out into the rest of the scrapbooking world
> occasionally.

> Lately, I've been less and less happy with the CM style - I'm probably
> just bored with it.  The white backgrounds have become far less
> appealing to me, and I've started to learn how to use colored papers in
> the background while not distracting from the photos and journaling.
> But it's turned out to require far more talent than I originally
> thought.

> Anyway, I'm hoping to find some new ideas, and maybe be inspired to try
> a few new tools (I'm heavily invested in Sizzix right now).  I'm
> certain I'll stick to CM albums because I have yet to find any other
> that I like as well.  But I'm needing a new style.  I've got a web site
> (a couple, actually), and my next venture is going to be to start
> posting some of my layouts on my personal site.  Who knows.. I may even
> go back to my first layouts and post a few of those, just for comic
> relief. :-)

> Thanks for reading.  I look forward to some fresh ideas.
> Julie

 
 
 

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Post by New Lea » Sun, 05 Mar 2006 01:59:50


Quote:

> [snipped] Who knows.. I may even
> go back to my first layouts and post a few of those, just for comic
> relief. :-)

> Thanks for reading.  I look forward to some fresh ideas.
> Julie

That would be hilarious! I was HEAVILY into Fiskars scissors when I
first started and every photo has a different edging whether it needs
it or not.

Viv

 
 
 

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Post by Judy S » Sun, 05 Mar 2006 06:21:00


Welcome Julie!  Can't wait to see your work :)

Judy, SA


Quote:
> Hi everyone.  I just joined the group yesterday, but I've been
> scrapbooking for years (like, 8 years now, I think).  I first got into
> scrapbooking through CM, and I still go to a CM crop once a month, but
> I also try to venture out into the rest of the scrapbooking world
> occasionally.

> Lately, I've been less and less happy with the CM style - I'm probably
> just bored with it.  The white backgrounds have become far less
> appealing to me, and I've started to learn how to use colored papers in
> the background while not distracting from the photos and journaling.
> But it's turned out to require far more talent than I originally
> thought.

> Anyway, I'm hoping to find some new ideas, and maybe be inspired to try
> a few new tools (I'm heavily invested in Sizzix right now).  I'm
> certain I'll stick to CM albums because I have yet to find any other
> that I like as well.  But I'm needing a new style.  I've got a web site
> (a couple, actually), and my next venture is going to be to start
> posting some of my layouts on my personal site.  Who knows.. I may even
> go back to my first layouts and post a few of those, just for comic
> relief. :-)

> Thanks for reading.  I look forward to some fresh ideas.
> Julie

 
 
 

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Post by OKC Da » Sun, 05 Mar 2006 10:30:56


Hi Julie and welcome to RCS and the REAL art of scrappin!!

CM is where I got my start about 4 years ago too and I tired of their
fast, mat and lace on THEIR white or black backgrounds with THEIR
products!!

Anyhow it is a good way to get started I agree and the importance of
archiving properly but they do need to become a bit more broader
visioned with products. However their albums are hard to beat!!

So hop in and have fun!!

80 for 06
1 card

OKC Dave

Check out my pix and crafts!
http://community.webshots.com/user/dspiketoo

 
 
 

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Post by Linda » Sun, 05 Mar 2006 12:22:27


Welcome Julie. I had to chuckle at your comment about your LO's being
comic relief! :-)
I looked back at some of my first pages just the other day, and as bad
as I want to redo them after seeing them, I think i will leave them as
a memory of learning to scrapbook..lol
You will get lots of fresh ideas here!! Try doing some of the
challenges too. It  keeps us creating and productive, too!
Linda C
Illinois
 
 
 

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Post by Julie » Mon, 06 Mar 2006 05:36:25


Wow!  Thanks for the welcome everybody!  Many of you have echoed the
"can't wait to see your layouts" sentiment, which brings me to a
question.  I did browse many of your sites out there, and noticed that
many of you simply photograph your layouts and post those images.  But
I was wondering if there was any other technique anyone was in the
habit of using.   Photographing layouts certainly appears to work well,
but it seems that if they could be scanned (probably a trick with a
12x12 layout, it seems the colors and such could be more accurately
represented.

Just curious.  In the meantime, I'll probably start photographing my
current book - just since it's down here in my work area already.

--
Julie in St. Louis
My personal site:
http://www.geekthing.com/~julief
My scrapbook community site:
http://www.favoritescrapbooklinks.com

 
 
 

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Post by King's Crow » Mon, 06 Mar 2006 07:41:04


Hi Julie,

I actually found scanning did not respresent the colors as well as a photo.
The shine of the light off the photographs at times really looked terrible.
Then one would have to stitch the 12X12s together if they didn't have a
scanner that could accomodate them.  So, taking a picture seems to work out
the best for me.

Lynne


Quote:
> Wow!  Thanks for the welcome everybody!  Many of you have echoed the
> "can't wait to see your layouts" sentiment, which brings me to a
> question.  I did browse many of your sites out there, and noticed that
> many of you simply photograph your layouts and post those images.  But
> I was wondering if there was any other technique anyone was in the
> habit of using.   Photographing layouts certainly appears to work well,
> but it seems that if they could be scanned (probably a trick with a
> 12x12 layout, it seems the colors and such could be more accurately
> represented.

> Just curious.  In the meantime, I'll probably start photographing my
> current book - just since it's down here in my work area already.

> --
> Julie in St. Louis
> My personal site:
> http://www.geekthing.com/~julief
> My scrapbook community site:
> http://www.favoritescrapbooklinks.com