I is for Internet

Jennifer Wilson

I’m your guide here at Simple Scrapper. Our community helps people find what fills you up and fits your life in memory keeping.

October 23, 2012

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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Tell Your Story

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

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3 Comments

  1. Tambur

    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.

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    • Jennifer S. Wilson

      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!

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  2. Melissa Shanhun

    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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