My scrapbooking

I had a great experience a few weeks ago as the featured designer at Digi Night Out. It was fun to connect with local scrapbookers and my Mom even came with me. Meredith Cardall was a fabulous host and it was a well-planned and enjoyable event. If you are ever interested in attending, be sure to follow the Digi Night Out Facebook Page.

Because I was the featured designer, Meredith asked me to answer some questions about my personal, design, and creative life. I will share more of those details in some future posts, but I thought today would be a good day to share what I told that group about my scrapbooking.

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I’m absolutely a scrapbooker! My online name for almost 20 years was Katie the Scrapbook Lady. I only recently changed it to Katie the Creative Lady so I could incorporate some other projects I want to work on in the future.

I have been scrapbooking since the mid 1980s when I was only a teenager. A friend of mine showed me her scrapbook filled with photos and stickers and I fell in love with the whole thing immediately. I was a paper scrapbooker who went through the whole evolution of moving into acid-free supplies. I was a big fan of Creative Memories and even became a consultant for a few years. I found digital scrapbooking in 2005 and never went back to paper. It was the best thing that ever happened for my creative life and I still love it.

I enjoy scrapbooking about everything but I especially love documenting family memories.

I’m definitely a template scrapper. I love having a base to start from and I also enjoy creating templates. I remember when layered templates first came out (I’m thinking it was 2007?) and they were a game changer! This is my most popular template pack and it’s one I use all the time. Here’s a layout using one of the templates.

 A recap of my January 2015. Scrapbook Lady Segmented template, Jennifer Barrette & Lauren Grier Everyday Focus, Memory Pockets Monthly Folio Add-on from The Lilypad, Ali Edwards Gathering cards, Little Butterfly Wings 2015 planner

A recap of my January 2015. Scrapbook Lady Segmented template, Jennifer Barrette & Lauren Grier Everyday Focus, Memory Pockets Monthly Folio Add-on from The Lilypad, Ali Edwards Gathering cards, Little Butterfly Wings 2015 planner

 

I use digital supplies for lots of other projects. I make cards, tags, binder covers, blog graphics, family charts, and anything else I can think of.

 Cards created with digital supplies and printed at home in 2010. Kitty Designs.

Cards created with digital supplies and printed at home in 2010. Kitty Designs.

 

I especially love using digi supplies for mixed-media type of art journal layouts.

 Celinia Curtis Changes

Celinia Curtis Changes

 

Really, I just love all types of digital scrapbooking! Here are a few favorite layouts.

 Scrapbook Lady Scenic Template. WMsquared Great Escape: Seattle. Teen font

Scrapbook Lady Scenic Template. WMsquared Great Escape: Seattle. Teen font

 
 Photos from Unsplash.com, Word art from wordswag app, Moving forward from Ali Edwards, Tangie Baxter Dream Maker clusters, Creative Visions It’s My Journey + It Takes Courage + Captivating November, Studio Rosey Posey One Moment + Just Because

Photos from Unsplash.com, Word art from wordswag app, Moving forward from Ali Edwards, Tangie Baxter Dream Maker clusters, Creative Visions It’s My Journey + It Takes Courage + Captivating November, Studio Rosey Posey One Moment + Just Because

 
 Page made with Project Life app. Template design A. Project 52 2016 edition calendars and cards.

Page made with Project Life app. Template design A. Project 52 2016 edition calendars and cards.

 
 Scrapbook Lady SuperSized Template. One Little Bird Designs These Walls. Baskerville Old Face font. Some journaling taken from the official Willard Intercontinental website.

Scrapbook Lady SuperSized Template. One Little Bird Designs These Walls. Baskerville Old Face font. Some journaling taken from the official Willard Intercontinental website.

 

I could keep going all day! It’s hard to pick favorite layouts because they each represent meaningful events. I’m definitely a scrapbooker!