Username Post: Trends in scrapbooking        (Topic#1675439)
Cylara
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Good evening scrappers, I'm new to the forum and have been scrapping for less than a year. I've already noticed some trends in scrapbooking but I was wondering if anyone has observed trends throughout the years and would like to share them?


 
Vivian Lake
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Goodness. . . that's a million dollar question!!!

I've been scrapping since 1998 and the trends have certainly blown the industry wide open.

Trends from "making your own labels" to "making your own pearls" come to mind.

Then there is the more subtle trends, like sewing normal stitches to "messed up stitches". Chevrons, feathers, and lightbulbs weren't always a part of scrapbooking.

Then there is the unmistakable "how to" trend. Shabby Chic, Punk, Cute, Mixed Media, Fussy Cutting, Die Cutting, Traditional . . . etc etc.

Trends can be a fun way to learn a new technique, as well as an added expense to your crafting!!


 
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Still chuckling...added expense is right with trends.

Then there is the trend of recycling anything into your scrapbook.
Who would have thought you would use the packaging as part of the finished design.

I am embracing the make your own embellishment trend.



 
gluemore girl
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So many different trends over the years! current trend is definitely mixed media using paints, stains and pastes.


 
Doreena
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Right now I'm noticing, and doing, different sizes and different types of layouts all mixed in one album.

Used to be like "This is my 8x10 album. This is my 12x12 album. This is my 5x7 album.... Not anymore!

For example - PL Albums that include Traditional PL layouts, Digital PL Layouts, Traditional Paper Layouts, Digital/Traditional Layouts and a mix of different sizes of these.

In my 2018 album I have all of the above and page sizes: from 12x12, 8x10, 6x12, 4x12...plus lots of different sized ephemera just hole punched and inserted and it is so fun to flip through.
I love seeing others projects that have these different sizes and items in also...makes it so much more fun since you don't know what to expect!


Edited by Doreena on 01-13-19 07:33 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
gluemore girl
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  • Doreena Said:
Right now I'm noticing, and doing, different sizes and different types of layouts all mixed in one album.

Used to be like "This is my 8x10 album. This is my 12x12 album. This is my 5x7 album.... Not anymore!

For example - PL Albums that include Traditional PL layouts, Digital PL Layouts, Traditional Paper Layouts, Digital/Traditional Layouts and a mix of different sizes of these.

In my 2018 album I have all of the above and page sizes: from 12x12, 8x10, 6x12, 4x12...plus lots of different sized ephemera just hole punched and inserted and it is so fun to flip through.
I love seeing others projects that have these different sizes and items in also...makes it so much more fun since you don't know what to expect!



Doreena, I have not really seen this done but I do think it's a cool idea. I will definitely try it out. I do think it must make it more interesting to look through. Thanks for the tip!


 
Henri Jean
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I tried digi scrapbooking in 2015. I fell in love with it and never looked back. I even scanned and made my paper layouts digital and put them in Shutterfly books.

My kids never had any interest in my paper books - absolutely none and both told me they didn't want them. Went digital and the kids go through them all the time. My youngest son got his AA in design graphics (and is not at Ringling College of Art and Design getting his BFA in Motion Design) and really takes time helping me with different photoshop techniques and we have a great time with the digital together. My oldest son loves the digital books and has told me many times that he wants them some day. He has no interest in the paper. Go figure. The paper is where all the work is - they are a lot more work!

I scanned everything, took the paper books and removed all my favorite pages and cut it down to a few albums. The guest house is decorated all tropical and Hawaii so I framed my favorite 22 Hawaii layouts and they are on the wall.

I had a lot of layouts with mom and my brothers and nieces and nephews and I made a book for mom with all those. She said thank you, put it away and I've never seen it again. That was in 2015.

Then last year I made her a digital 12 x 12 for her 90th birthday and she loves it. It is on the coffee table and she shows everyone who walks in the door.

And truth is, I keep planning to go back to paper for some projects but am enjoying the digital way too much.

Started a cookbook years ago and got 10 pages done. Want to finish the cookbook but it was for my mom with copies for everyone else. Now I plan to finish it digitally because the paper books are too cumbersome and heavy for mom to handle. She just likes the digital better. And it will be easier to make copies for the family.

I'm very happy with the paper pages I did for her book and plan to frame them and hang them around my kitchen and dining room.

I guess that is the trend I'm following. I love that I can keep up with my albums a lot better, can have up to 110 pages in a book and its 3/4" to 1" thick, I have 63 books on one shelf, I scanned about 3,000 papers, so I'm using all my patterned paper, I can color match cardstock and even colors in patterned paper to colors in my pictures, I can use button and flowers and papers over and over and over and I never quit learning new processes and techniques. Nothing falls off the pages a year later and best of all, we travel a lot and I can do digi scrapping in hotel rooms while my husband is watching tv, I can do digi scrapping on airplanes and on sea days and after dinner I do pages in our cruise ship cabin.

All I need is my computer (internet not necessary) and I have a small portable scanner I travel with. And I love that I don't have to print photos anymore. And I can make the photos any size I want.

I find it just as creative as paper scrapbooking, but in a different way. If I want to use punches and traditional paints and things I make splatters on paper or use other medias, I can, then I scan it. In fact I need to make samples of all my punches and scan them. Then I can color them the color I want them to match with one keystroke!

I imagine I will follow more trends as far as style (if it is something I really like) but all within the digi realm.


 
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  • gluemore girl Said:
  • Doreena Said:
Right now I'm noticing, and doing, different sizes and different types of layouts all mixed in one album.

Used to be like "This is my 8x10 album. This is my 12x12 album. This is my 5x7 album.... Not anymore!

For example - PL Albums that include Traditional PL layouts, Digital PL Layouts, Traditional Paper Layouts, Digital/Traditional Layouts and a mix of different sizes of these.

In my 2018 album I have all of the above and page sizes: from 12x12, 8x10, 6x12, 4x12...plus lots of different sized ephemera just hole punched and inserted and it is so fun to flip through.
I love seeing others projects that have these different sizes and items in also...makes it so much more fun since you don't know what to expect!



Doreena, I have not really seen this done but I do think it's a cool idea. I will definitely try it out. I do think it must make it more interesting to look through. Thanks for the tip!




You're welcome!


 
Cylara
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Love the ideas and love the contrast in the ways/reasons people do things.

I never thought of using different sizes in one book, I don't really even have one complete book done yet lol but they are all 12x12 except the little 6x6 one I'm making my mom for my grandmas pictutes. I can really see how it would make looking through the book more fun for people looking at it.

Its interesting to me the reasons behind digital scrapbooking because my entire reason of starting scrapbooks was to preserve my photos physically lol I noticed my mom had a ton of pictures from me growing up then when things started really going digital no pictures got printed out anymore, and it's a scary thought to me of losing them should a technological apocalypse happen lol. Theres a good chunk of time missing in my photos from when I was 12-15 because my mom went digital and doesn't know where all her memory cards are after a move lol. I remember reading an article from a founder of Google who said something like "If you have any photos you cherish, print them out"
Hopefully you wont take them all apart, never know you might have a grandkid who really appreciates the old art


 
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  • gluemore girl Said:
  • Doreena Said:
Right now I'm noticing, and doing, different sizes and different types of layouts all mixed in one album.

Used to be like "This is my 8x10 album. This is my 12x12 album. This is my 5x7 album.... Not anymore!

For example - PL Albums that include Traditional PL layouts, Digital PL Layouts, Traditional Paper Layouts, Digital/Traditional Layouts and a mix of different sizes of these.

In my 2018 album I have all of the above and page sizes: from 12x12, 8x10, 6x12, 4x12...plus lots of different sized ephemera just hole punched and inserted and it is so fun to flip through.
I love seeing others projects that have these different sizes and items in also...makes it so much more fun since you don't know what to expect!



Doreena, I have not really seen this done but I do think it's a cool idea. I will definitely try it out. I do think it must make it more interesting to look through. Thanks for the tip!




Here's an example of what I'm talking about...
I just completed this insert:

Project Life Insert -Week 42 (Front) By Doreena

Project Life Insert -Week 42 (Back) By Doreena

It is a 6x12 insert in a 12x12 album
A couple more photos of our first Fall 2018 Oak Glen visit.
Also if you look at the second photo, glance to the right of the insert and you will see part of an Oak Glen brochure that I hole punched and added directly into to the album.


Edited by Doreena on 01-19-19 09:16 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
pierced_scrapper
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When I first started scrapbooking in 2005, the zig-zag scissors were in and cutting photos with these scissors. My first scrapbooks all have these done to the photos.

In 2008-2010, it was all about the glitter and stickers. Now, it's more about balance; no glitter and no zig-zag scissors.


 
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For as long as I've been paper-crafting and scrapboking, there have been trends in colours, motifs and imagery. We're in a florals phase now, and the Pantone Colour of the year always determines at least some of the prominent colour palettes each season. If you look back through the gallery and see hexagons, chevrons and a lot of yellow, you're looking at 2012-13 :-)

Then there's the "critter de jour" phenomenon, which often baffles me. It was hedgehogs when I first started, then there was the year of the butterfly in 2009 and now -- for some reason I can't fathom -- we're into lamas and sloths. For me, thought, it's always the year of the dog :-)


 
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Doreena, this is a neat idea. Maybe for Happiness Box 2019, I'll do something like this.


 
Henri Jean
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The animals I noticed the most were the dragonflies - they are still all over everything! I just bought new papers last week and 2 of them have dragonflies!

And owls. I bought a lot of owl stuff because I have a granddaughter who loves owls. They really had a great run on owls in everything from scrapbook supplies, clothing and material, statues and everything in-between.

Frogs got real popular too. And flamingoes are still very popular.

Wonder what the animal of the year will be next year?

There is a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica I want to see if we ever go back so I've been picking up sloth stuff. Have 2 or 3 cute papers.


 
Cylara
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The reason I started this thread was because of the llama, sloth, unicorn, mermaid trends. I noticed there was just a bunch of stuff with it lol and was curious what past trends were


 
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Okay, I never did think of the animals as part of the trends but holy cow, do I see it now!


 
Vivian Lake
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I agree with the animal trend but never really paid attention to it. For me . . . it's bears all the way. Every time I want to make a paper piece animal . . . I reach for my bears nearly every time.

I can't seem to make sloths look cute.


 
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  • ppilgrim Said:
For as long as I've been paper-crafting and scrapboking, there have been trends in colours, motifs and imagery. We're in a florals phase now, and the Pantone Colour of the year always determines at least some of the prominent colour palettes each season. If you look back through the gallery and see hexagons, chevrons and a lot of yellow, you're looking at 2012-13 :-)

Then there's the "critter de jour" phenomenon, which often baffles me. It was hedgehogs when I first started, then there was the year of the butterfly in 2009 and now -- for some reason I can't fathom -- we're into lamas and sloths. For me, thought, it's always the year of the dog :-)



I love llamas and sloths so I'm excited about this phase!
I love mini-pigs too, naturally because I have one, but they don't have much out for them.
Crossing my fingers that because it's the Year of the Pig that I will see more piggy stuff!

And cats and dogs will NEVER go out of style!


Edited by Doreena on 01-21-19 06:41 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • Vivian Lake Said:
I agree with the animal trend but never really paid attention to it. For me . . . it's bears all the way. Every time I want to make a paper piece animal . . . I reach for my bears nearly every time.

I can't seem to make sloths look cute.



But, but... they are...


 
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  • pierced_scrapper Said:
Doreena, this is a neat idea. Maybe for Happiness Box 2019, I'll do something like this.



Happy you found the info useful!


 
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