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I is for Internet

The ABCs of Simple Scrapbooking is a 26 week video series. In each episode, I’ll explore one fundamental idea of stress-free memory keeping.

I is for Internet

The Internet has allowed like-minded scrapbookers to find one another and explore this idea of easier, stress-free scrapbooking together. Without it, we all might still be doing the 1990s style of scrapboooking and others would have never found this hobby.

In this episode I celebrate what the World Wide Web has contributed to the industry and get a little passionate while doing it. Growing up, I never imagined all the opportunity for education, inspiration, and connection we would have today!

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I would love to hear your voice in this conversation. How has the Internet changed scrapbooking for you?

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3 Responses to I is for Internet

  1. Tambur October 23, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    The internet really came into my life in 2005. We were living overseas in the middle of the Australian outback and I was lonely and missing my friends and my hobby. The internet became my connection to others who scrapped as a hobby. I started out checking out the websites of scrapping magazines. Then I found blogs that talked my language and fueled my curiosity and creativity. And then came on-line classes. I was thrilled when I found Big Picture Classes. Wow! I could learn more about my hobby and improve my craft. And more importantly I could connect with other scrappers.
    Currently I find myself overseas again in a land far, far away from my friends and fellow scrappers. But instead of being lonely, I have on-line communities of scrappers that really help me feel connected. And with events like True Scrap, podcasts like Paperclipping Roundtable, and communities like ScrapHappy I am totally plugged in. The internet is my connection to the scrappy world around me.

    • Jennifer S. Wilson October 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

      Thanks for commenting Tambur. I know there are many scrapbookers in a similar situation as yours – overseas far from home. The Internet not only connects you with friends and family, but with this larger ‘family’ of scrapbookers everywhere!

  2. Melissa Shanhun November 1, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    I have a story similar to Tambur – I came to ‘online’ scrapbooking in a country town in Australia, and went from links that I found in a paper magazine, found Ikea Goddess and grew from there.
    I’d already been a big internet user since 2000, but it wasn’t until 2007 that I discovered all the the internet held for me as a creative person, more than just downloading cool fonts!

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