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  #1  
February 21st, 2008, 08:34 PM
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OK, please bear with me here. I'm a new member, and I'm sure these have been asked before, maybe multiple times. But I haven't seen your answers yet. So if you have time, please fill out my (super long) questionnaire!


How long have you scrapbooked?

What albums are you currently working on?

Do you scrap every day?

How many layouts do you complete in an average month?

Do you give scrapbooks as gifts?

What is your favorite subjects (or people) to scrap?

Where do you usually buy supplies?

How many albums do you have completed?

Do you subscribe to any scrapbook magazines?

Do you receive any monthly scrapbook kits?

What are some of your must have scrapbook tools?

What are some of your favorite types embellishments to use when scrapbooking?

Do you scrapbook mostly 4X6's, or do you crop or enlarge your pictures to different sizes?

Do you mostly do 1 or 2 page layouts?

Do you usually scrap in 12X12, 8X11, 8X8, 6X6, etc?

What kind of albums do you like to use (post-hinge, etc)?

What scrapbook "lines" or companies do you like? (Basic Grey, Making Memories, etc)

What special techniques have you tried on your pages? (Stamping, painting, sewing, etc)

Do you like to handwrite your journaling, or type and print?

Do you own a die cutting machine? If so, which one and do you like it?

What is your usual process for putting a layout together (do you sketch, assemble photos or paper first, etc)?

Where, besides this board of course, do you go for inspiration?
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February 22nd, 2008, 07:03 AM
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How long have you scrapbooked?
Well serious scrapbooking for a little over a year. I did a little back in Jr. high. Then I did a little for my wedding but not much.

What albums are you currently working on?
Well I don't really work on albums. I feel like that puts way too much pressure on me knowing how much more I have to do. So all I do is pick my favorite pictures and go from there.

Do you scrap every day?
Nope. Maybe when I get my room done so I can just shut the door and leave my stuff as is

How many layouts do you complete in an average month?
I don't know maybe about 20?

Do you give scrapbooks as gifts?
Yep, I just bought and arcylic one to make as a Thankyou to Paul's uncle. And I made a circle chipboard album for my MIL for Xmas.

What is your favorite subjects (or people) to scrap?
My Family of course

Where do you usually buy supplies?
Local scrapbook stores and Archivers. General items I'll get at the larger chains.

How many albums do you have completed?
Well I need to actually buy more. I have Hope's first year and then 1/2 of Ethan's first year, then probally enough pages for 3 family albums. After the 1st year I just do it all as family.

Do you subscribe to any scrapbook magazines?
2..memory makers and scrapbook ect.

Do you receive any monthly scrapbook kits?
I just started to last month..just one though.

What are some of your must have scrapbook tools?
Trimmer, circle cutter, ATG gun, glue dots...then I use a lot of distressing items

What are some of your favorite types embellishments to use when scrapbooking?
I use a lot of rub-on's, flowers, chipboard, and buttons.

Do you scrapbook mostly 4X6's, or do you crop or enlarge your pictures to different sizes?
I print off on my computer what I need. The majority of the time they are not 4x6

Do you mostly do 1 or 2 page layouts?
Mostly one....I am a big cheater...I feel a better sense of accomplishment when I get a one page layout done. A two just seems to take too much time.

Do you usually scrap in 12X12, 8X11, 8X8, 6X6, etc?
12x12

What kind of albums do you like to use (post-hinge, etc)?
post hinge, but I am thinking of moving to three ring binders because of all the thick embellishments I use.

What scrapbook "lines" or companies do you like? (Basic Grey, Making Memories, etc)
Basic Grey, then I seem to grab alot of scenic route papers.

What special techniques have you tried on your pages? (Stamping, painting, sewing, etc)
I've probally have tried a good majority of them. I am always looking for new techniques to try. I always believe the more you try things, the more inspired you are. Amyeb you won't neccesarily like the technique, but you never know, maybe you'll have a light bulb moment to try something else and find that you love it. The only way to do that though is to always try to challenge yourself to move a little more outside your comfort zone.

Do you like to handwrite your journaling, or type and print?
I don't like my own handwriting, but I do try to use it. I have to remind myself that this is something I am leaving behind for generations. For me if I was reading something my Great-Grandmother wrote (like when they came here from Germany), I think it would just feel more personal if I was reading it in her own handwriting.

Do you own a die cutting machine? If so, which one and do you like it?
I just got a cricut...so far I like it. I don't think I am using it to it's full potential. But I am okay with that.

What is your usual process for putting a layout together (do you sketch, assemble photos or paper first, etc)?
Depends, sometimes it is a sketch, sometimes a layout I saw in a magazine, sometimes (although less often) I'll just do one because I have some awesome paper I want to use or a new embellishment.

Where, besides this board of course, do you go for inspiration?
I just surf. I don't really look at a lot of the layouts on the other sites, sketches, but not layouts.





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February 22nd, 2008, 07:36 AM
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How long have you scrapbooked?
8 or 9 years as of Valentines Day

What albums are you currently working on?
2007

Do you scrap every day?
I try to, I have a newborn

How many layouts do you complete in an average month?
Alot when I get going

Do you give scrapbooks as gifts?
No, I just don't have the time

What is your favorite subjects (or people) to scrap?
Any thing pink, with 8 boys pink is rare lol

Where do you usually buy supplies?
My df sells Creative Memories

How many albums do you have completed?
8

Do you subscribe to any scrapbook magazines?
scrapbooks etc., Memory Makers and Lasting Moments

Do you receive any monthly scrapbook kits?
No

What are some of your must have scrapbook tools?
My Cricut Expressions, trimmers, cutting systems, tape runner, pens

What are some of your favorite types embellishments to use when scrapbooking?
What ever I can get my Cricut to make lol

Do you scrapbook mostly 4X6's, or do you crop or enlarge your pictures to different sizes?
4x6 is easy for my photo printer to print

Do you mostly do 1 or 2 page layouts?
1 page, if I do family outings then 2 page

Do you usually scrap in 12X12, 8X11, 8X8, 6X6, etc?
I've always liked the 12x12

What kind of albums do you like to use (post-hinge, etc)?
strap

What scrapbook "lines" or companies do you like? (Basic Grey, Making Memories, etc)
Creative Memories, but I love Bazzill Bling paper

What special techniques have you tried on your pages? (Stamping, painting, sewing, etc)
just distressing

Do you like to handwrite your journaling, or type and print?
I handwrite everything

Do you own a die cutting machine? If so, which one and do you like it?
I have a Cricut Expressions and just LOVE it

What is your usual process for putting a layout together (do you sketch, assemble photos or paper first, etc)?
I use sketchs and look through idea books, sometimes I just know how I want to do it

Where, besides this board of course, do you go for inspiration?
I just use my books and magazines
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February 22nd, 2008, 07:42 AM
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How long have you scrapbooked?
For about a year

What albums are you currently working on?
Right now nothing specific, I scrap whatever pics I like. Which is why I have assorted pages stuck in one book with no method to the madness. LOL

Do you scrap every day?
I am lucky if I can scrap once a month. However my dh and talked about it and he is going to be better about giving me "me time" so I can scrap.

How many layouts do you complete in an average month?
It is very random so I have no clue

Do you give scrapbooks as gifts?
I did make one for my cousin for Christmas for her son and I think I am going to make her one for her new son who will be arriving in July. I also made a frame with a scrapbbok page for my best friend for her son she had earlier this month.

What is your favorite subjects (or people) to scrap?
My kids, my cousin's son and my best friend's kids.

Where do you usually buy supplies?
Michael's, some creative Memories, and my LSS when I can get there!

How many albums do you have completed?
none

Do you subscribe to any scrapbook magazines?
No but I am thinking about it.

Do you receive any monthly scrapbook kits?
No, right now $30/month isn't in the budget.

What are some of your must have scrapbook tools?
I love the cutting system from Creative Memories, a good paper trimmer, and good adhesive

What are some of your favorite types embellishments to use when scrapbooking?
I have just discovered how to use brads and I am thinking that is definitely going to be something that will be seen a lot on my pages

Do you scrapbook mostly 4X6's, or do you crop or enlarge your pictures to different sizes?
I have been using mainly 4X6's but I have seen some really great pages the girls have done on here with bigger sized pics and I am going to do that soon.

Do you mostly do 1 or 2 page layouts?
it depends on the event, although most of mine do end up being 2 pages cuz I love taking pics!

Do you usually scrap in 12X12, 8X11, 8X8, 6X6, etc?
12X12 but the album I did for my cousin was 8X8

What kind of albums do you like to use (post-hinge, etc)?
The kind Michael's sells

What scrapbook "lines" or companies do you like? (Basic Grey, Making Memories, etc)
I have no clue, I just buy what I think will look good

What special techniques have you tried on your pages? (Stamping, painting, sewing, etc)
The most special thing I have done is brads

Do you like to handwrite your journaling, or type and print?
Right now I have been handwriting but I think I am going to do some printed ones to mix it up

Do you own a die cutting machine? If so, which one and do you like it?
I have the Cricut and I really like it. I am still trying to figure it all out but it seems great.

What is your usual process for putting a layout together (do you sketch, assemble photos or paper first, etc)?
I look at the pics and the papers, decide what combo I like best, then go for it. Usually I have a sketch or a LO from here that I use for inspiration.

Where, besides this board of course, do you go for inspiration?
My best friend also scraps so I get some ideas from her, but mainly my inspiration is from this board.
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February 22nd, 2008, 08:33 AM
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How long have you scrapbooked? about 6 years although i never really got into it until i had kids

What albums are you currently working on? uh everything

Do you scrap every day?i really wish i could but no

How many layouts do you complete in an average month? 4-8 and only because of the JM crops

Do you give scrapbooks as gifts? i have done yes

What is your favorite subjects (or people) to scrap? My boys obviously

Where do you usually buy supplies? scrapbookers paradise and Michaels, sometimes wal-mark and the dollar store

How many albums do you have completed? 3 of my own and about 5 that are started

Do you subscribe to any scrapbook magazines? no

Do you receive any monthly scrapbook kits? no

What are some of your must have scrapbook tools? my trimmer, my ink, Cricut

What are some of your favorite types embellishments to use when scrapbooking? i like buttons and prima paper flowers

Do you scrapbook mostly 4X6's, or do you crop or enlarge your pictures to different sizes? mostly 4x6 but i often crop them ans i like to do 5x7 as well

Do you mostly do 1 or 2 page layouts? i used to do all two page, but then Rylands 1 year album ended up as only up t 3 months and i added pages, so i am trying to do more one page ones now

Do you usually scrap in 12X12, 8X11, 8X8, 6X6, etc? 12x12

What kind of albums do you like to use (post-hinge, etc)? i have only used the post bound ones

What scrapbook "lines" or companies do you like? (Basic Grey, Making Memories, etc) i'm not picky

What special techniques have you tried on your pages? (Stamping, painting, sewing, etc) all of those

Do you like to handwrite your journaling, or type and print? i am doing more handwriting now

Do you own a die cutting machine? If so, which one and do you like it? yes i have a cricut and love it and i have a sixxix i like it to but it is heavy

What is your usual process for putting a layout together (do you sketch, assemble photos or paper first, etc)? photos first unless itis a paper i am excited about using

Where, besides this board of course, do you go for inspiration? i just do seacrch on google for LO's

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February 22nd, 2008, 09:52 AM
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How long have you scrapbooked? 4 years now but i have really gotten into it in the last 7 months or so

What albums are you currently working on? My daughters second year and my son's first year

Do you scrap every day? no...probably every couple of days

How many layouts do you complete in an average month? 10-15 depending on the month

Do you give scrapbooks as gifts? yes, i have only done one so far but plan to do more

What is your favorite subjects (or people) to scrap? my kids

Where do you usually buy supplies? a local online store and Michaels

How many albums do you have completed? one

Do you subscribe to any scrapbook magazines? no

Do you receive any monthly scrapbook kits? i just signed up for one....hopefully i will receive it soon

What are some of your must have scrapbook tools? trimmer, cricut, tape runner, Creative Memories custom cutting system

What are some of your favorite types embellishments to use when scrapbooking? brads, flowers, bling

Do you scrapbook mostly 4X6's, or do you crop or enlarge your pictures to different sizes? yes i mostly do 4x6

Do you mostly do 1 or 2 page layouts? one page layouts but i do have a few 2 page ones

Do you usually scrap in 12X12, 8X11, 8X8, 6X6, etc? 12x12

What kind of albums do you like to use (post-hinge, etc)? i have post hinge but i have bought a few lately that you just slide in the page in a protective sleeve

What scrapbook "lines" or companies do you like? (Basic Grey, Making Memories, etc) i don't have a favourite i just buy stuff when i see something i like

What special techniques have you tried on your pages? (Stamping, painting, sewing, etc) i haven't tried anything yet. i am too afraid but i am hoping to get creative soon

Do you like to handwrite your journaling, or type and print? i mostly like to handwrite but i also type

Do you own a die cutting machine? If so, which one and do you like it? Yes I do, the Cricut and I LOVE it!

What is your usual process for putting a layout together (do you sketch, assemble photos or paper first, etc)? I choose my photos, then paper and then I find a sketch I like online or just figure out something myself

Where, besides this board of course, do you go for inspiration? the internet and magazines that I pick up every once and a while

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February 22nd, 2008, 10:01 AM
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How long have you scrapbooked?
about 6 years

What albums are you currently working on?
gavins 2 book 1-2 years but have some for his 1st year left to do

Do you scrap every day?
since getting my cricut usually 4 days a week

How many layouts do you complete in an average month?
about 10-15

Do you give scrapbooks as gifts?
yup made my dad a 7x7 for 50th bday and my grandparents for their 50th weeding ann.

What is your favorite subjects (or people) to scrap?
Gavin

Where do you usually buy supplies?
michaels, ac moore or creative memories(tools and albums)

How many albums do you have completed?
preganacy, 2 for gavins 1st year, dads, grandparentss, my wedding and my school years soo...7

Do you subscribe to any scrapbook magazines?
no

Do you receive any monthly scrapbook kits?
no

What are some of your must have scrapbook tools?
several size adhesives, paper trimmer,scissors and cricut

What are some of your favorite types embellishments to use when scrapbooking?
not big on embellishments mostly die cuts with some stickers occasionally

Do you scrapbook mostly 4X6's, or do you crop or enlarge your pictures to different sizes?
moslty 4x6 unless i know ill use a different size

Do you mostly do 1 or 2 page layouts?
depends on how many pictures i can widdle it down to to put on (i have a hard time jsut picking a few)

Do you usually scrap in 12X12, 8X11, 8X8, 6X6, etc?
12x12 but have done 7x7

What kind of albums do you like to use (post-hinge, etc)?
creative memories only so strap hinge

What scrapbook "lines" or companies do you like? (Basic Grey, Making Memories, etc)
whatever i like except only buy albums from CM

What special techniques have you tried on your pages? (Stamping, painting, sewing, etc)
none it is hard enough for my to make decisions without have to add more possibilities

Do you like to handwrite your journaling, or type and print?
if i add it i write it i actually like my handwritting

Do you own a die cutting machine? If so, which one and do you like it?
i own the baby cricut and absolutly LOVE it!

What is your usual process for putting a layout together (do you sketch, assemble photos or paper first, etc)?
i always sit down after my pics are printed and pick out the paper that way i dont have to waste my precious scrappin time rifling through paper (cuz i have a ton of it!)

Where, besides this board of course, do you go for inspiration?
just this boared and my friend sarah we inspire eacholther when we scrap together


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February 22nd, 2008, 02:43 PM
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Thank you girls for humoring me thus far!! I'm really interested in everyone else's creative scrapbooking process.

How long have you scrapbooked?
Started in 1996.

What albums are you currently working on?
Nathaniel's 1st year album

Do you scrap every day?
Lately, yes. Before 2 weeks ago, no way! I had a big hiatus from scrapping anything for ME. Seems like I'm always doing albums for gifts for others.

How many layouts do you complete in an average month?
It varies, greatly. My goal would be a few layouts per week. So that would give me 10 or so a month?

Do you give scrapbooks as gifts?
Yes, a lot. At least 4 or 5 a year.

What is your favorite subjects (or people) to scrap?
My son, OF COURSE. I love doing holidays too.

Where do you usually buy supplies?
Archivers, 2 LSS near me, occasionally Michaels, occasionally online.

How many albums do you have completed?
Hmmm maybe 10? More if you count gift albums I've made for people.

Do you subscribe to any scrapbook magazines?
Yes - Simple Scrapbooks, Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers, and Scrapbooks Etc. (too many, I know)

Do you receive any monthly scrapbook kits?
Nope, I wish!

What are some of your must have scrapbook tools?
Circle & oval cutters, punches, paper cutter, scissors, the computer

What are some of your favorite types embellishments to use when scrapbooking?
Buttons, ribbon, brads

Do you scrapbook mostly 4X6's, or do you crop or enlarge your pictures to different sizes?
I do all different sizes.

Do you mostly do 1 or 2 page layouts?
Mostly 2 page layouts. I take way too many pictures to fit them on one page. Also, I don't like how different layouts look next to each other.

Do you usually scrap in 12X12, 8X11, 8X8, 6X6, etc?
Usually 12X12 for myself, all different sizes for gift albums.

What kind of albums do you like to use (post-hinge, etc)?
Used to use mainly the Creative Memories strap hinge type albums, but I'm moving toward the pocket page type albums... not sure what they're called officially.

What scrapbook "lines" or companies do you like? (Basic Grey, Making Memories, etc)
Not loyal to any brand, just whatever catches my eye.

What special techniques have you tried on your pages? (Stamping, painting, sewing, etc)
I've done sewing, some stamping, but otherwise I really like the clean & simple look. My creativity skill level doesn't stretch all that far, unfortunately.

Do you like to handwrite your journaling, or type and print?
I almost never handwrite my journaling. I would love to make a font of my handwriting and start using that exclusively for journaling, but haven't had the time to figure that out yet!

Do you own a die cutting machine? If so, which one and do you like it?
I don't. My SIL has one... can't remember the name of it, but it's not a fancy one... and I like it a lot.

What is your usual process for putting a layout together (do you sketch, assemble photos or paper first, etc)?
I usually come up with a theme, occasional, or holiday first... then I figure out about how many pictures I want to use... then I find a sketch... then I get the paper and embellishments.

Where, besides this board of course, do you go for inspiration?
2peas website, magazines
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February 22nd, 2008, 07:55 PM
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I don't post here much, but I though I would answer anyway.

How long have you scrapbooked?
3 1/2 years.

What albums are you currently working on?
DS's 2nd album and DD's first.

Do you scrap every day?
No. I wish I could, though.

How many layouts do you complete in an average month?
It depends on if I get to scrap or not. I do my albums as a journal also, so it takes me about 2 hours to do 1 page.

Do you give scrapbooks as gifts?
I have before.

What is your favorite subjects (or people) to scrap?
My kids!

Where do you usually buy supplies?
Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Wal Mart, Dollar Store, LSS, Archivers.

How many albums do you have completed?
About 5, not counting ones I have given away.

Do you subscribe to any scrapbook magazines?
No.

Do you receive any monthly scrapbook kits?
No.

What are some of your must have scrapbook tools?
Paper trimmer, photo corners, cutting mat and ruler (sewing).

What are some of your favorite types embellishments to use when scrapbooking?
Anything that will go with the pages- buttons, eyelets, brads, ribbon, die cuts, etc.

Do you scrapbook mostly 4X6's, or do you crop or enlarge your pictures to different sizes?
Mostly 4X6's, but I am going to start trying to scrap the professional pics (8X10 and 5X7). I don't always use the pics as 4X6's, though, I do cut them down as necessary.

Do you mostly do 1 or 2 page layouts?
Mostly 1 page layouts (since I normally do them by month), but if there are special activities, they can be 2 to 4 pages.

Do you usually scrap in 12X12, 8X11, 8X8, 6X6, etc?
12X12

What kind of albums do you like to use (post-hinge, etc)?
Post-hinge.

What scrapbook "lines" or companies do you like? (Basic Grey, Making Memories, etc)
Not really particular. I just get what I like or what will go with the project I am working on.

What special techniques have you tried on your pages? (Stamping, painting, sewing, etc)
Stamping and painting.

Do you like to handwrite your journaling, or type and print?
I always handwrite it!

Do you own a die cutting machine? If so, which one and do you like it?
I have the cricut with the design studio. I love it!

What is your usual process for putting a layout together (do you sketch, assemble photos or paper first, etc)?
I pick the pictures and then decide how I want to assemble the page.

Where, besides this board of course, do you go for inspiration?
Usually just here for pages, unless there are some linked from another site.
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