I was an avid paper scrapbooker until this past December. I have so many supplies that I don't have room for even half of them and don't know what I have. The scrapbook store where I shop has the friendliest people and we are very close. The last 5 bags of scrapbook supplies I bought there have not even been taken out of the bags. I guess I need some kind of counseling. My daughter has a new baby (6 months now) and live in Georgia. It's a 9 hour drive and I can't take all my scrapbook supplies when I go there so I came across Digi-Scrapping. I love it. This week I did do a paper layout of my grandbaby in her christening dress and once I completed it, I had stuff all over the place. It was a complete mess. I love Melanie's quote "We don't need no stinking adhesive". I have too much stuff to completely give up paper scrapbooking but I see where digi is a lot neater and a lot cheaper. So I think I will become what they call a Hybrid Scrapbooker. Now I have another problem. I've bought so many kits that I haven't used yet but at least they are not all over the room and are stacked neatly in my computer. Thanks for reading this. If there's a number for scrapbook anonymous, please give me the number because I truly have a problem.
LOL! you are hooked!! Glad to see another biscraptual person there are really soo few it seems. love to see any los!!
LOL indeed!! You're where I once was. My paper stuff were stacked in a huge corner, unopened too, because I found digi scrapping about 6 mths after I started scrapping. One day I opened my home to my sunday school girls (teenagers) and let them have whatever supplies they wanted. It was a bit painful when they took a huge stash (ha ha) but I got over it. I still look at uncompleted paper album with longing though... but don't think I will be using them in the near future!! :)
It's too soon. I don't think I could part with my paper scrapbooking material right now. It would definitely hurt. Also, everytime I would go to the scrapbook store to see my friends, I would be so tempted. I'm going to give myself a while.
I know what you mean - it is really painful to give up on paper scrapping. I am still using my supplies to make cards and altered items, which gives me that tactile fulfillment. But, I stated a project at the beginning of the year (non-scrapbook) and ended up with boxes piled in my scrapbook "cubicle" (an L-shaped desk with 2 more tables forming a second 'L', which all together form a perfect little space for me.) So now I can't even get in there to find a card for an upcoming birthday - looks like I will have to clean up, LOL. Whatever you call it - Hybred Scrapper, ByScraptual, Tradigital - welcome to the club, LOL.
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lol! Welcome to gds! I paperscrapbook occassionally but tend to do a 'bit of both' - I guess I am a biscraptual! Tend to combine digi with paper but not 12 x 12 - usually paper bag albums etc. Although, my 'first love' is digi and I do more digi LOs than anything else!