YAY a scrapbooking thread!
I've been MIA here for a few months, and just got back and looking around. It's good to be back! :)
I work in the scrapbooking department for a locally owned craft store chain. I've been scrapping for about 7 years now and I love it. I go through stages of not scrapping for a LONG time, and then doing it a bunch. I do samples at work about once a week, and get to see all the "new" stuff up close and personal, so that's fun. I am trying to be really good and not spend much money because I'm getting divorced and not going to have money to blow, but sometimes I have to splurge a little. Doing samples helps. Play with product, with no pain to my pocketbook. I have enough supplies to probably last through at least half of the ToN of pictures I have needing to be scrapped. Well paper anyway. I'm apparently out of adhesive. I sat down to do a Mom's Day card this morning and couldn't find any. So I used a stapler. Shhhh. Don't tell anybody.
When my husband moves out (May 27th YAY!) I get this "computer" room all to myself... can you say scrapbook central? At least I'll be motivated to get it all organized... with space. :)
I loooove the new rub on alphabets. Have you gotten the Heidi font? That was one of my splurges a few weeks ago. I got the small set in black and white. I haven't used them on my own pages yet, though. Haven't been in the mood or had the time to scrap.
I mainly scrap 8.5x11 size, but if I do a gift album, it's usually 12x12. I did get started on a 6x6 of my trip with my husband when we had just started dating to California, but once we started talking divorce... I kinda stopped. Hmm wonder why? LOL! I'll probably finish it though. It's easy to work with that size. I was using the CM-generic Westrim albums, but I've finally decided I don't like them so I'm going to switch, probably to the post bound.
The Making Memories stuff is so awesome. When we got in the newest stuff from HIA, people went nuts. About 2 weeks later it was April Fool's Day. MM sent out an email about having a customer security training program... because people went nuts in the stores fighting over their products.... I almost wondered if they *weren't* joking. LOL!