I started being interested in scrapbooking in 1999 and had exposure to the usual sources for scrappers at the time…Creative Memories and Stampin’ Up. Back then scrapbooking had rules and a definite look and stampers weren’t a part of the scrapbooking world. They were two different genres. I was active at creating scrapbook pages for about 2 years and then it started to dwindle. I created sporadic pages and cards and gifts for others, but mostly I was a collector. In the past three years I have come back to being a more serious papercrafter, with the help of the internet. There are so many inspiring scrapbookers, stampers, paper artists, cardmakers, and art journalers on YouTube, Ustream and with wonderful blogs. It is difficult to not be inspired.
Studio Calico has become my go to source for my scrapbooking since January 2009. Everything about these kits are my style. In fact I need to be very careful of buying product that catches my eye; it often ends up in a kit and I end up with doubles. Here are some recent examples I shared on YouTube.