Scraptacular

Scrapbooking is all the rage these days. Back in my employed days at www.PhotoWorks.com*, we were always taking the scrapbooking crowd into account when designing our products. ("Who would possibily want to order an empty book? Oh yeah, scrapbookers.") Besides knowing that scrap bookers might want to purchase an empty book and fill it with pictures themselves, I didn't really know much of the nitty-gritty about the world of scrapbooking.

When I got back from Asia, I was thinking that I should a book together for myself. I had saved maps, ticket stubs, and of course had lots of pictures. When looking around and talking to people about scrapbooking, I found that it was much more complicated than putting pictures and ticket stubs in a book. You needed embellishments. "Embellishments, embellishments, embellishments", a scrapper* friend told me.

That same friend recently put together a scrapbook of my scooter trip for me as a gift. Let me tell you, it was a fine piece of work. Embellishments galore! Now that I have an idea of what a proper scrapbook looks like, I might have a go at my Asia one again. Not that I have a chance of equaling the style that is this, this, and this, but I can try.
Saturday June 23 2007File under: pics, misc

Toggle Comments (10)comment?
on Sat 23rd Jun, 2007 07:02 pm PDT Ryan Walters said:
Did PhotoWorks wrong you in some way? Who do you now recommend for our photo-based projects?
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on Sun 24th Jun, 2007 12:10 pm PDT Saxtor said:
I'm with Ryan. Are you withdrawing your endorsement on personal grounds, or has their product suffered in some way?
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on Sun 24th Jun, 2007 12:33 pm PDT Cyndi said:
Ok, little wierd, but Ok
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on Sun 24th Jun, 2007 12:36 pm PDT Cyndi said:
Ok, I cant spell today, I have a cold
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on Sun 24th Jun, 2007 04:48 pm PDT Amanda said:
oh come now wren, you're embellishment enough!
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on Sun 24th Jun, 2007 05:52 pm PDT Wilbur said:
nice! that's TOTALLY how i'd picture you'd look in scrapbook form.
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on Sun 24th Jun, 2007 07:37 pm PDT Jule said:
that is scraptacular!
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on Sun 24th Jun, 2007 07:38 pm PDT Jule said:
ah crap, that is what your post is called, i am not original at all,
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on Mon 25th Jun, 2007 12:20 pm PDT Sean said:
Only 15 piece of flair? Come on.
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on Wed 27th Jun, 2007 06:53 am PDT Nesbitt said:
I read the following article and thought Blog Du Wren. Thought you would enjoy it. Not sure if Baltimore's haul would be nearly as good.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/21/garden/21freegan.html?pagewanted=1
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