Sunday, 11 November 2012

So This Is Scrapbooking: A New Series


Today I'd love to introduce you to a new blog series I've been planning. It's called So this is Scrapbooking and I'd love you to be part of it.

So this is Scrapbooking




I've been thinking about it for a while now, and it feels right to make a start at this time of year when we begin to reflect on the year closing before us and we reach out to everyone we love. 

What's it about? Well, what else but scrapbooking? I'm looking for guest posters to tell us their scrapbooking stories. I think we could all hold our hands up and say "I love to scrapbook and I've made lots of friends because of it". But I'd love to hear more than that. Much more. I'm inviting you to share specific, up close and personal experiences you have had thanks to scrapbooking. How has scrapbooking empowered you? What has it brought into your everyday life?

Tell us:

  • about an opportunity which opened up for you. Have you seen you name in print or won a prize?
  • about a scrapbooker you have met who has changed your outlook on life
  • have you started a small business related to scrapbooking? an etsy shop?
  • how you have reached right out of your comfort zone and discovered you can organise crops or classes.
  • how you have discovered you can do something you would never have believed possible - without scrapbooking
Does this sound like you? I'm going to be putting together some guest posts to appear over the next few months and I'd love to hear from you. I'd love to encourage anyone who doesn't usually speak up to give this a go! I know you are there and I'd be happy to introduce you. There have been some new and very welcome fresh faces in the comments box here recently: maybe you have a So this is Scrapbooking story we'd all love to hear? If you fancy a guest spot, drop me an email (find my address on the typewriter, top left) and we'll talk. I'm going to be setting up a Pinterest Board to keep the posts together and I'm thinking I might stretch out of my own comfort zone with a pdf compendium. Let's see where this takes us!

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.



30 comments:

Twinkle Star said...

Sounds like a fab idea - looking forward to reading the posts. I am so far behind with the kids' books, that I feel daunted by the whole thing now. Hopefully this will give me the inspiration and confidence to get back into the swing of it!

Hugs, Estelle xx

Jennie Hart said...

Great idea Sian, I can't wait to see who you 'find' :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

This sounds interesting! Can't wait to see the posts!

Barbara Eads said...

I'm "all in!"

furrypig said...

such a fantastic idea Sian really looking forward to reading your guests (and your) blog posts on this incredible topic xxx good luck xxx

Kirsty.a said...

I look forward to reading these

Irene said...

This is definitely a challenge, Sian. Can't wait to see your guest list. There are lots of very talented people out there who your blogging friends will be delighted to read about.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Some small tidbits come to mind, as choosing my first scrapbooking message board by closing my eyes and pointing at the screen over 10 years ago. That´s where I started meeting on line friends and from link to link to link ... met you. :D
Also that I flew 8279.63km to go to a scrapbooking class. :) And that a Brit friend is coming to stay home next year and ... I need to send you a line. :D

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

What a great idea for a blog series Sian. Looking forward to seeing who your guests will be and reading their posts.

Jennifer Shaw said...

Looking forward to this new series!

Melissa said...

What a great idea!

Ruth said...

Now there's a challenge ...

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds interesting,Sian.

humel said...

That sounds amazing! You've got me thinking about the kinds of story I'd love to read, and you've got me wondering whether I have any I'd like to tell :)

debs14 said...

Looking forward to see who comes forward for this!

Amy said...

This is an interesting concept Sian - while I don't fit any of those categories, scrapbooking is a wonderful hobby which means a great deal to me. I will read with interest once your guest posts begin.

Ladkyis said...

Sounds exciting! I am thinking

Lee Currie said...

What a wonderful idea, I look forward to the articles, and inspiration :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Interesting idea. Will have to think about that . . .
Rinda

Suzy said...

What a brilliant idea Sian. Cant wait to see who you will pick. This wonderful hobby can have a really positive effect on your life

Julie Kirk said...

Great idea Sian. A combination of the internet + scrapbooking changed my life. In lots of ways. So it will be good to see how it's affected others too. :-)

alexa said...

Looking forward to reading more!

Alison said...

Like Amy, I don't fit into any of your categories but am looking forward to seeing your guest posts
Alison xx

Jo said...

This is a great idea and I'm looking forward to seeing posts from your guests x

Louise said...

you always come up with lovely ideas Sian.....look forward to your series x

Ginger said...

Very interesting Sian :) I agree with Louise - you do come up with great ideas! I look forward to your guest posts :)

laurie said...

i can't wait to see the fun posts in this series. i haven't scrapbooked in quite awhile but love seeing the layouts others create. and the stories behind them.

Abi said...

This is so exciting Sian! Can't wait- what a fab idea for a series! x

Lisa-Jane said...

I'd love to be involved in this Sian. I'll get my thinking cap on but off the top of my head there are lots of things that pop up when you ask those questions. Chance meetings that got me scrapping, chance comments that led me to a crop, a chance blog comment that led me to a DT spot, a chance encounter that turned what I thought I knew on its head. a chance comment on a blog that led me to meeting some great people. Its all good :-)

Gail said...

That sounds really interesting Sian. I'm looking forward to seeing the posts.

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