My turn for an intro
Posted 12 August 2004 - 12:00 AM
Let's see ... I live in Massachusetts with DH and two daughters, ages 2 and 5. I've been an on-and-off scrapper for 4 years -- I'm currently "on". I have a full-time day job, and also a passion for bookbinding, so I have also started a micro-business selling handmade books and journals.
All of this doesn't leave me much time to scrap, but I have a very understanding DH who doesn't mind me going to crops for an evening or even a weekend.
I was also pretty heavily into rubber stamping, collage, altered books, etc., but gave those things up over a year ago to concentrate on bookbinding. However, DH and my mom guilted me into scrapping again (they don't scrap, but they like the end result) and now I'm just as obsessed as ever.
I look forward to meeting everyone here, and seeing how this site evolves. I'm not even sure what it is yet, LOL!
Nice to "meet" everyone!
Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:45 AM
She used to live in Cambridge and I loved visiting her there. My family is from Vermont and my Dad worked in Boston long ago.
Do you say ideaR? Everyone out here in Calif. says IDEA, not IDEAR. It's my only connection anymore with the East Coast: my bit o'accent.
Glad you ar here, welcome! Looking forward to seeing some of your bound books!!!
Posted 12 August 2004 - 12:39 PM
As for what the site is- our hope is that the message board will become a great community for scrapbookers and other paper crafters to come together and share ideas. The business side of ScrapGirls will concentrate on selling idea books and printable scrapbooking and crafting supplies. Most of what we sell will be downloaded- not shipped. Because of this you will pay less for your books and supplies and be able to have instand gratification (just pay and download immediately) no more waiting for your local store to get a book or paper in stock!!
Posted 12 August 2004 - 04:24 PM
Jennia -- I expect that at some point bookbinding will be as popular in the scrapping world as altered books or acrylic paint in scrapbooks. The little accordian albums that people are making, and the Bazzill mini-albums, are all "bookbinding 101" projects. That's how I started. I've since ventured into various binding styles and am studying with a Master Bookbinder (he's 83) to learn traditional binding, but the 'artsy' side of binding is still a lot of fun. You can see my work at my website, which I've linked below in my sig line.
Veranda -- I'm about an hour away from "the Newtons" (yes, there are a lot of little burgs in Newton), but there's good shopping there, so I go there fairly often. No scrapping stores, though... I don't say "ideaR" because I wasn't born here ... but I hear it a lot, as you can imagine!
Looking forward to being part of the group!
Posted 12 August 2004 - 04:59 PM
I can see how you'd get hooked on that because I already have plans to create an improved version of that 6 x 6 Bazzill album to share here on ScrapGirls as a printable Mini-Album!!
Posted 14 August 2004 - 01:24 AM
Posted 14 August 2004 - 08:13 AM
Where do you live? The Coptic Stitch binding isn't terribly difficult once you take a class -- I teach in Rhode Island, and elsewhere in New England, but I'm sure that there are people teaching it all over the US. It's a pretty popular binding style right now.
Have fun, and if you have any questions, yell!
Posted 14 August 2004 - 10:30 AM
Posted 14 August 2004 - 11:26 AM
How far are you from Ann Arbor, MI? There is a wonderful store there called Hollander's that has classes -- but it's worth the trip anyway just to ogle their gorgeous papers.