I’ve got a lot going on today, so I thought I would simply update you on a few things and answer some questions. Oh, and there’s a quick little drawing.
My own albums
I’ve posted about my issues with the 8×8 American Crafts albums and my search for something better.Â Well, I just might be on to something. We R Memory Keepers makes a very lovely 3-ring (yes, definitely 3 of them) linen album. It even has the little bracket on the side for a label!
I’ve ordered some, along with 8×8 page protectors (good deal at Joann.com), but haven’t opened the box yet. Why? Because I only just today ordered any 8×8 pages from Scrapping Simply. As soon as those layouts arrive, I will snap some photos and share them here with you!
As an important side note, American Crafts was so thoughtful to contact me about my concerns. Good news – they have true 3-ring 8×8 albums in the works! On top of that, they sent me something right now!
American Crafts sent along a brown 12×12 post bound album. Since I’ve switched to all 8×8, I thought I would give this album to one of you. Leave a comment here (about anything) and I’ll choose a winner tomorrow at noon.
Some reader questions
I love to answer reader questions, but not all require a full post or are a topic I’ve covered before.
Which is your favorite layout that you have created, and why?
While I’m really proud of my most recent work, there are a several from the past year that are really special to me. Each one marks a key moment in my scrapping, not necessarily in my life.
The one where I realized I could scrap a page that wasn’t ugly (thanks Stacey Crossley!):
The one where I discovered how nice drop shadows can really mimic paper scrapping:
The one where I learned how to fit a block of journaling into a layout:
The one where I decided it really was OK to put my thoughts and feelings in my scrapping:
The one where I figured out that stitching is a really awesome, yet subtle, element:
I scrap primarily in 8.5 x 11. Do you have suggestions how to convert to this size from 12 x 12 layouts without compromising the balance and design of the layout?
Simple Scrapper will be back tomorrow with another great discussion topic. Until then, don’t forget to enter the giveaway!