GTKY: The Scrapping Edition

Discussion in 'Month of Challenges 2019' started by lmccandless, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. lmccandless

    lmccandless The Force is strong with this one. Boss of the Applesauce

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    Let's share our scrapping stories! Getting to know you, the scrapping edition...

    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP?
    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above?
    3. Favorite thing to scrap?
    4. Least favorite thing to scrap?
    5. 2019 scrapping goal?
     
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  2. lmccandless

    lmccandless The Force is strong with this one. Boss of the Applesauce

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP? Pretty much since I could read and write! My mom says I took over my own baby book when I was in 2nd grade. :giggle TLP has been my scrapping home for 10 wonderful years.
    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? All of the above... I love to mix it up.
    3. Favorite thing to scrap? Time capsule pages of my kids at a certain age and then/now comparison pages. I love the stories that exist in the "time between"
    4. Least favorite thing to scrap? Holidays and vacations. I really struggle with vacation albums and trying to find the balance between trying to comprehensively cover the trip and editing myself so that it's not a 100 page album.
    5. 2019 scrapping goal? Finish my Paris album. (See #4 LOL) The trip was in March 2018 and I finally finished the actual pages in the December. I still have finish up the journaling and video/QR codes. My friend Wendy was like, hey, it will be a great way to celebrate the one year anniversary of that trip. Ha! #goals
     
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  3. Christina W

    Christina W Well-Known Member

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    1. How long? About 5 yrs, on and off. Been here for about 1.5yrs - wow, time flies!
    2. Digi. We’ve got a small house and I would have nowhere to store all those paper supplies. Plus I need my undo button!
    3. Favorite to scrap: My cats
    4. Least favorite: selfies - I’m too self conscious. Oh and I agree with Laura about vacation albums - I take too many pictures and it takes forever to scrap them. Eventually, I start to forget what all the photos are even of!
    5. 2019 goal: finish MOC and have fun!
     
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  4. elseepe

    elseepe I'll follow the sun

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP? I picked up paper scrapping in 1995, fell in love with digi in 2009 and according to my profile, I joined TLP in 2012. I've been a random lurker/participant since that time, but for the last 5 years I call TLP my digi "home".
    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? Strictly digi now
    3. Favorite thing to scrap? That's harder since my daughter moved away (it's been a few years), but I guess it falls to my cats to be my best subjects now
    4. Least favorite thing to scrap? Holidays because lately I forget to take photos -- funny how that empty nest changes perspective.
    5. 2019 scrapping goal? To finish MOC (again), but keep scrapping after.
     
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  5. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic College was bad for my reputation

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP? I've been digiscrapping since mid 2006, so about 12 1/2 years. I didn't really paper scrap before...I have one book from high school lol.
    I've been at TLP for almost 7 years.
    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? 99% digi. I've done a little hybrid here and there.
    3. Favorite thing to scrap? My kids and grandbabies :)
    4. Least favorite thing to scrap? Me. And big events. I'm not sure why, but I really struggle with those!
    5. 2019 scrapping goal? Do a lot of it! :giggle
     
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  6. bonnenuit

    bonnenuit Why do I always have to be Captain?

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP? As a child, I used to cut photos out of magazines and paste them onto paper stapled together - my first scrapbooking experience. :) I went to a scrapbooking class and bought my first supplies the day after 9/11. What was ironic was that I signed up for the class because I had photos of a Girl Scout trip to New York City from the year before that I wanted to scrap. I started here at TLP mid-December 2015.

    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? I started out doing paper and I still have the albums, the paper, the ellies, and the photos to finish quite a few albums. I started using digital whenever it was that Creative Memories came out with their Storybook Creator software and have been primarily digital since 2009.

    3. Favorite thing to scrap? I like to do travel albums.

    4. Least favorite thing to scrap? Everyday things. Mostly because my kids are grown and we have no grandkids, no pets currently, and there's not a lot of everyday stuff that's particularly interesting.

    5. 2019 scrapping goal? I want to get the travel album from our 2018 trip completed. I want to scan family heritage photos and get a heritage project done. I also want to get a move on completing some traditional paper projects. Also finish MOC and do the monthly TLP & designer challenges.
     
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  7. QuiltyMom

    QuiltyMom Practically Perfect in Every Way

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP?
    Making paper scrapbooks since I was a kid, "serious" scrapbooking for 18 years and digi for 11? I can't remember! And I've been at TLP for two years - MOC was the first big thing I was involved with!

    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above?
    I started with paper (I was a Creative Memories Consultant for 15 years) and now I'm solid digi.

    3. Favorite thing to scrap?
    Disney!! Although I've run out of pages to scrap and we don't have any plans to visit the parks anytime soon (priced out of our budget).

    4. Least favorite thing to scrap?
    Journaling. Ick. And Mood Board challenges.

    5. 2019 scrapping goal?
    Complete my DD's skating album, DS's Eagle Scout album, last summer's trip to Scandinavia (two albums). Once I finish those I'll add to the list!
     
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  8. SeattleSheri

    SeattleSheri Movers, cleaners, great hair. I'm a socialite!

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    I love these threads! Thanks for posting :heartlub It's really wonderful to get to know everyone :beat:beat

    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP? I've been scrapping since 2008 and according to my profile, I've been here since May 1, 2010! Clearly I could be doing a better job of being active! Eeeks!
    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? I'm primarily a digi scrapper -- I'm super indecisive and I love to be able to modify my pages over and over until they are just right. I've made a few hybrid projects and do own a Silhouette, but I mainly use it for making cards and other projects.
    3. Favorite thing to scrap? My boys!! Though I really just enjoy the creative process in general.
    4. Least favorite thing to scrap? Hmmm, I don't know. I only tend to scrap things I like, lol.
    5. 2019 scrapping goal? I definitely don't have any goals around volume of layouts. I always want scrapping to be fun, so I try not to set too many limitations. If I had to choose a goal, it would be to challenge myself to tackle deeper topics and to work on my shadowing/lighting.
     
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  9. londoncuppa

    londoncuppa I like rain, England ... and big words

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    1. How long have you been scrapping?
    Scrapbooking has been my addiction since 1997...22 years strong!

    And how long at TLP?
    Since 2014...4 amazing years full of love and personal growth. The Pad is home. :beat

    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? Hybrid, baby (Is that all of the above?)! I do it all. I love the versatility and unbound creativity that digital offers, but I crave the tactile happiness that comes with "touching" my supplies and finished work. They each fulfill separate creative needs. Looking around my scrap room makes my soul sing.

    3.
    Favorite thing to scrap?
    I don't have a favorite topic. I love it all!

    4. Least favorite thing to scrap?
    (pokes answer above)

    5.
    2019 scrapping goal?
    Restart Project 365/Project Life. I diligently took a photo a day and did daily journaling for many years, but numerous significant events in 2018 threw a wrench in my "normal," and I stopped. Getting back to this in 2019 is very important to me. Improving my Photoshop and Illustrator skills is a constant goal.
     
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  10. BevG

    BevG If I can't remember it, it didn't happen

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP? Magnetic albums with words cut out from magazines in the 1980's. Paper scrapping since 2000, started digital in 2009, went all digital in 2012. I have been at TLP since Dec 2015 - just 4 days after @bonnenuit joined, but I followed Cheryl of @gonewiththewind here.
    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? Mostly digital, but all 3 in the past year!
    3. Favorite thing to scrap? Everything!!
    4. Least favorite thing to scrap? Scrapping for other people, i.e. I made calendars for my MIL to give as gifts several years in a row. I really enjoyed not doing that this year.
    5. 2019 scrapping goal? Are you ready?? I have on my list, only sort of in order...
    • Finish 2018 album (I am done through June 2018)
    • 2018 Orlando vacation album
    • 2018 Alaska cruise album (but first edit the pictures since I shot in raw)
    • Watch the Photoshop for AJ tutorials I bought from Tangie
    • Scrap the Iron Van story (I am hoping for a MOC challenge for this one)
    • Scrap the before/after of my entry hall painting AND the before/after of the art room (again hoping for a MOC here)
    • Do paper scrapping once a month (2011 xmas pages and then the 20 years of printed photos). I already own enough Creative Memory albums and supplies to do those 20+ years.
    • Start 2019 album
    • Do some Art Journal pages - print 2018 AJ pages
    • Finish my abandoned project about my life (set it aside about 6 years ago)
    • Not get so far behind this year (although it always seems I am in catch-up mode)
    • Use the kits I buy...
     
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  11. michele hillam

    michele hillam Loading up the bookmobile

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP? I started scrapping about 25 years ago...just paper. I moved to digital about 10 years ago...no scraps, easy to resize everything, no glitter and I LOVE the undo button. I have been exclusive to TLP for about 3 years, it makes it easier to do challenges and I love the variety of designers!

    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? Now I mostly do digital but I have been doing some hybrid pocket letters (see the HYBRID forum....I think they will start another swap after MOC is finished) and some hybrid traveler's notebooks.

    3. Favorite thing to scrap? My grown daughters and their small sons...I love technique challenges!

    4. Least favorite thing to scrap? Me and super "artsy" layouts because I don't think I am very good at them.

    5. 2019 scrapping goal? To complete at least 7 TLP challenges every month and keep up with creating for my CT teams (and add a few more). They give me motivation/inspiration to do a little every month rather than fall behind. I would also like to learn a few more techniques to improve my craft!
     
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  12. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP? I started paper scrapping 22 years ago after my first grandchild was born. I started, was instantly hooked, and never looked back. I must have started dabbling in digital in about 2010, but my first layouts were in 2011. I joined TLP in the middle of December, 2017 but didn't really get active until the middle of January, 2018. I started here about two weeks into MOC and was completely overwhelmed.
    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? Now about 100% digi pages, but I still enjoy some hybrid - I've really enjoyed the Pocket Letters here at TLP with Jenn. @jenn mccabe - I'd never done anything like that before and it brought back some of the love of papercrafting I used to have.
    3. Favorite thing to scrap? My grandchildren, dog, and daily life. I love Project Life, although I do Project 12, because it helps me look at the important things about daily living.
    4. Least favorite thing to scrap? Myself, although I have really embraced Art Journaling, which a lot of times is about me. It's so cathartic to get some of my inner feelings onto paper
    5. 2019 scrapping goal? To at least scrap the amount of layouts I scrapped in 2018, or more.
     
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  13. umyesh

    umyesh Swooning for warm bread & butter

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP? I made my first digital scrapbooking page in 2009. I can't believe it's almost been ten years! I made TLP my home in October 2016 so it's been just over two years.
    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? Digi. I've never paper scrapped and I'm terrible with hybrid.
    3. Favorite thing to scrap? My kids - funny things they say, outings we go on, milestones, etc.
    4. Least favorite thing to scrap? Negative feelings. I prefer to just ignore them.
    5. 2019 scrapping goals? Finish MOC7, keep up on CT work, and scrap monthly pages for a 2020 calendar.
     
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  14. Bec

    Bec Well-Known Member

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP?
    I started scrapping the beginning of 2008 with my first store CT and spent about 5 years doing CT work for various designers, stores and mags. Joined here the end of 2016 in time for MOC 2017.
    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above?

    Digi. I save the paper for card making :)
    3. Favorite thing to scrap?

    Probably my kids.
    4. Least favorite thing to scrap?

    Personal goals. I'm happy with my life and present so don't really set goals.
    5. 2019 scrapping goal?

    See #4 :P
    I want to complete MOC. I love how it stretches me and I wish it was on every month. I work best under pressure :)
     
  15. janedee

    janedee I like to play with really old stuff

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? I started paper scrapping in 2001 then became fascinated by digital pages in 2007. I made my first digital page in 2008 and gradually started switching over. I've only made a couple of paper pages in the past few years, although I have several albums to finish.
    And how long at TLP? I came over to TLP when I started on Lynn Grieveson's CT and I'm so very glad I did!
    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? 95% digital
    3. Favorite thing to scrap? Travel albums and my brand new granddaughter!
    4. Least favorite thing to scrap? About Me pages
    5. 2019 scrapping goal? Finish my daughter's wedding album (she got married two years ago) and at least one trip album.
     
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  16. *gina*

    *gina* Love to leave gallery love!

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? I started digital scrapping in 2012
    And how long at TLP? I came over to TLP when Dawn Inskip started here as a designer in 2016
    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? only digital
    3. Favorite thing to scrap? Faces and cats
    4. Least favorite thing to scrap? dolls and about me pages
    5. 2019 scrapping goal? try different styles (and I would like to create only one page like Mrs. Peel :yup)
     
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  17. michelepixels

    michelepixels Enrolling at Starfleet Academy

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? I made my first ever digital scrapbook page in 2004 with an old copy of Photoshop my husband had. Then I tried a couple of other programs before getting Photoshop Elements 5 in 2006 and soon thereafter joining my first digiscrap forum. And how long at TLP? I've just celebrated the anniversary of my joining date, January 5, 2015, but I didn't actually become active here at TLP until the last couple weeks of 2015.

    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? I paper scrapped before it became a big industry (since I was a kid in the 80's) and stopped when I realized how marvelous digiscrapping is, around 2006. I've barely done any hybrid. I'm really not very interested in crafts.

    3. Favorite thing to scrap? my everyday life

    4. Least favorite thing to scrap? hmmm . . . I don't usually scrap anything I don't like to scrap . . . but I guess the answer would be when I scrap for a clean & simple or one photo challenges

    5. 2019 scrapping goal? to figure out how I want to evolve because I've realized I don't want to keep printing heavy 200 page 12x12 hardcover albums every year as I have the last few years. I'm trying some 8x10 scrapping but not liking it. I think I might come around to deciding I just won't print every page I make; maybe as few as 50% of the pages I make. I worry a little about losing digital data, so that's a hard decision to make. Also, part of this goal is figuring out a new file system and scrapping routine.
     
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  18. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    Great get to know you Q's for MOC!
    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP? I stumbled on the digiworld when DD was about 6mths old, so near the end of 2005; and my first page in my gallery here at TLP is dated 10/10/10 (so 8 and a half-ish years). I paper scrapped some wedding & travel pics for about a year before that - yes i made the mistake of hand cutting some wedding photos as one of my first projects (into oval shapes as was trendy at the time), i much prefer the no-mess, magical undo of digi these days but will do the odd card and hybrid when i have lapses in judgement and temporarily forget how messy IRL crafting can get. After the 'glitter glue on the ceiling' incident of early 2018, I haven't really been allowed to touch my papercraft supplies.

    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? As above

    3. Favorite thing to scrap? My people and landscapes and moments and milestones

    4. Least favorite thing to scrap?
    Photoless! And pics of me by myself - family photos etc are so much easier

    5. 2019 scrapping goal? Keep scrapping & playing here - it's my happy place & cheaper than therapy ;-)
     
  19. A-M

    A-M Not a lot of hustle in my hustle anymore

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP? - I started digi scrapping in 2008 after 2 years of paper scrapping and a lots of years card making. I joined TLP in 2016 but became more active here last year when I took part in MOC6. Life has changed a little for me and I will be here even a lot more this year.

    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above? - I make hybrid greeting cards. I have not made any paper scrap pages for a long time but I need to tidy up the albums I had started and see what I can add to them with digital pages.

    3. Favorite thing to scrap? - Difficult question to answer.... my grandchildren of course and I love anything to do with nature - beach - rainforests etc.
    4. Least favorite thing to scrap? - Now what would be my least favorite.... not sure I have a least as I am willing to have a go at anything.

    5. 2019 scrapping goal? - finish off pages to get printed into an album of a cruise I took back in 1981. Then I want to work on pages about my childhood so that maybe in years to come my grandchildren might be interested in learning a little more about me.
     
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  20. MiekSter

    MiekSter We only regret the chances we didn't take

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    1. How long have you been scrapping? And how long at TLP?
    I've been (digi) scrapping since 2007: I went into preterm labour at 27 weeks, thank god, they could stop my baby from being born, but I had to stay in bed and lay still for weeks. I started a blog and wanted to personalize it; that's how I learned to work with paint shop pro (with help from a Dutch website). I've had a break from scrapping when my husband died, I guess from 2012 to 2015, but then I found TLP; a friend of my was participating MOC and I was so impressed by her challenges that I got curious and decided to pick up my 'old' hobby. Never regretted it! I'm at TLP since 2015

    2. Digi, paper, hybrid, all of the above?

    digi!

    3. Favorite thing to scrap?

    I love to scrap with pictures of my kids, specially those who a special meaning for me. I also love to scrap with old pictures combined with journaling about that special time/memory

    4. Least favorite thing to scrap?

    ehm... I can't think of something

    5. 2019 scrapping goal?

    having as much fun as I had in 2018!
     

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