Monday, March 28, 2011

Scrapbooking Old School

I was listening to a Paperclipping Roundtable (episode #13) the other day when something they were talking about made me think about the time in high school that I dabbled in scrapbooking. It was somewhere around 1999 or 2000 (sophomore year) and I had just gotten back from a summer church trip that a bunch of my friends were also on. I had taken a bunch of pictures on the trip and gotten them developed, so I had this idea that I didn't want to just put them in a photo album - I was going to scrapbook them!

I went over to Michael's to get some supplies (not a lot, because I was on a limited budget) and this is where - when I think about how it was then versus how it is now - I'm like, whoa. A lot has changed. I remember back then, there was maybe one aisle dedicated to what scrapbooking was at the time. The paper offerings were, for the most part, 8.5 x 11 sheets of what was basically stationery paper. There were also die cuts, stickers, and decorative edge scissors. Here's an example of the sweet stuff I picked up:


It's such a big change from when I next got into scrapbooking/paper crafts in 2006, when I bought supplies to make wedding invitations, and now, where there is an entire section in Michael's dedicated to scrapbooking and paper crafts. I think I saw in a recent Michael's ad that they've revamped their scrapbooking section, so I'll have to check that out . . .

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