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« on: September 07, 2004 06:10:39 PM »

So all of the scrapbooks I see are all very....country-ish. plaid and apples and generally icky stuff (no offense to people who do like that style, its just not for me) freak me out. Its my senior year of hs and I would really like to make a scrapbook of stuff that my friends and I do. It would be mostly photos but I was wondering if you all could give me some links or other inspiration as to where to get cool alternatives to the 'kountry kraft' stuff I normally see at micheals.

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2004 06:14:13 PM »

well we have an awesome scrapbook store in my area you should see if there's any in your area. also check out http://www.creativememories.com
and if you have a hobby lobby they have some cool craft book stuff. sometimes you can make the country bumpkin stuff not so bad if you use a little imagination. and check online there's alot of i guess we'll call it "hip" scrapbooking out there.
when i get back from wally world i'll post some pics of my scrapbooks for ideas

« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2004 06:25:34 PM »

Heh, my mother is into that scene.  This place:


has an online store, gallery, and message board.  There are a lot of stores that sell scrapbooking supplies and paper, and the majority is not country motifs.  There are LSSs (local scrapbook shops - they usually have classes as well), or you could go the box store route and go to Michael's crafts or even Target (I am not sure if every one of their stores are getting the scrapbook section). There are also magazines out there (Creating Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks, etc.)  that usually show the latest products and how to use them.

Hope that helps a little.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2004 07:11:01 AM »

I enjoy scrapbooking, but have a  hard time because I don't like the super cutsey stuff! You can find many plain looking or classy scrapbooks & just decorate them yourself if you want. I have one that I have a bunch of photos of me & my boyfreind & friends at diff concerts & I just put a bunch of stickers on the outside, band stickers, thigns they give out free at concerts & stickers from those machines at the grocery store! The insides can be as simple or elaboarte as you want. I've found simple works well. You just have to poke around in the supplies to find what's right for you!! Definitly try to find a scrapbook store, there are some awesome papers that are definitly not country. They key is really in how you use it!

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2004 07:54:00 AM »

I just used a big  blank sketching notebook that I got at Barnes & Noble (it was on sale) for mine. I'm planning on covering the outside with this funky fabric I got (when I finally finish with my never-ending scrapbook) I would definately recommend finding a scrapbook store, you will quickly become addicted! But also Hobby Lobby and Walmart are starting to get some really cute stuff. Plus you have a better chance of them putting things on sale! As for websites, these are great:

http://www.scrappopotamus.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=JournalsAlbums (check out the naked gypsy triplette journal! may have to get one of those myself)

Okay I hope these helped. And like Idigmusic said, it is how you use it!! There are so many different products and ways to use them, no matter what you do it will be cool!  On a side note, if you and your friends write notes to eachother, even little ones during class, KEEP THEM!! I've been out of hs nearly 7 years now (god has it been that long  Shocked) and I SO wish I had kept more stuff. They will be hillarious to read years later!
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