"Old" Fashioned Scrapbookers

Lori - posted on 03/29/2010 ( 35 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering~Is there anyone out there who does NOT own a Cricut machine that still enjoys doing the "old fashioned" method of scrapbooking?

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Courtney - posted on 05/26/2010

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I don't have one! I am new to all this & just finished my second scrapbook...I love it! I would love to post pics (i'm new here, so when I figure out how...lol) & get opinions and suggestions from you who have been at it alittle longer!

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I have a cricut but like the others mainly use it for titles, dont do much stamping, love the look but mever quite mastered a good clean inage, not interested in digital, its the hands on therapy I need, lol, here in Western Australia we say "it's addictive but cheaper than perscription drugs & therapy" lol.

Sinthia - posted on 05/09/2010

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Hi! lori, where are you located at?. I started my kids scrapbooks ,but never finish them. I would like to get together with someone around my neighboorhood and maybe share ideas.

Nicole - posted on 05/09/2010

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I have a cricut, but for some reason I have never actually used it for scraping, I dont know why, I just havent. I like the old fashioned way of doing things. It is so much fun to create things myself rather than letting a machine do it for me.

Jan - posted on 05/08/2010

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ME! I still do most of my pages the old fashioned way, but I have to admit my daughter owns a cricut and SHE will make me something on it occasionally. I don't have a clue how to operate it. LOL!

Virginia (Viky) - posted on 05/05/2010

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ME!! There's just something therapeutic about looking for all the letters to make the title page of a layout, or handstamping them and then cutting them out! I tried digital scrapbooking, but it just doesn't give me that creative satisfaction that "traditional scrapbooking" gives me.

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i don't own one. i like doing everything myself. maynot be the straightest of cuts but i like the way my pages look when i'm done

Michelle - posted on 05/04/2010

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I have the cricut because my hands just don't work as well as they used to. arthritis has taken hold. but I like the old school scrapbooking. I still take forever to get my page just right and get satisfaction from the process. I am not interested in digi scrapbooking because I love the of building a page. It is the process that is my creative outlet. There is a great satisfaction of seeing my hands-on creation

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Yup! Old school, not Cricut here. But I do own a Slice. I use it more for the kids than scrapbooks. I like to cut with my craft knife and scissors. I like that I made it myself! Now don't get me wrong I want one! But I can barely afford the Slice cards.

Antasia - posted on 04/14/2010

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I am old fashion on the scrap booking as well. I love using my stamps, etc. I do however play around with my friends cricut from time to time. It's nice to be able to do that everyonce in awhile to add something different.

Kara - posted on 04/10/2010

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Lori, I agree. I scrap b/c it relaxes me and it gets me away from the computer! Digital is great in some circumstances, but I like to create with my hands!

Lori - posted on 04/09/2010

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Wow!! Thank you all for responding~It's great to read that I'm not the only person in the world who enjoys not using their cricut. When the cricut first surfaced I said the same thing as everyone else, "Ohh Ahhh~~have to have it!" And to be honest, still would for certain things. I've just found over the years that I absolutely LOVE sitting down with the pens and the stamps, embellishments, scissors, whole nine yards and just scrapbooking. Sometimes it will take me hours just to do one page but I can't complain about it. It's relaxing and I do it to occupy my time. I've not ventured into digital scrapbooking and know nothing about it. I've seen pages that have been done with digital scrapbooking and think it's great for those who enjoy scrapbooking but simply don't have the time to sit down with everything. My scrapbooking hobby has literally taken over an entire room. But it's extremely organized. We had an entertainment center that we were actually looking to part with. A few mason jars and a couple peices of Michael's Scrapbooking Organizational System and I was set to go. Mess no longer an issue. I managed the mess that included the albums. I don't throw anything away so I have a three tier plastic bin that I keep papers and leftover 3-D embellishments in.

Julia - posted on 04/09/2010

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I do alot of stuff "old fashioned" too, I love to buy stickers to decorate more, the cricut is just a bonus because you can do more than just scrap with it. I've made a bunch of vinly decorations for around my pictures and walls in general.

Breanne - posted on 04/07/2010

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I own a silhouette, I bought it for wall decoration. I haven't used it yet, I am not even sure how to use it with scrapbooking. I do old school, I started when I was 12 years old and pretty much use the same tools I had then. I get to nervous to start to use anything new. Probably why the silhouette isn't being used.

Loretta - posted on 04/07/2010

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I am a scrapbooker from way back and t first was unsure of what you wer all talking about lol I do everything by hand and love it I have probally completed like 6 albums creative memories changed my pile of pics into something that my kids kids will enjoy for a life time :}

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I own a Silouette and actually have only used it twice and it was not for scrapbooking. I prefer old fashioned scrapbooking because I think it gives it more of a personal touch. I have vowed to never to do digital scrapbooking because to me it defeats the purpose.

Tia - posted on 04/04/2010

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i buy stickers lol circut machines are too damn expensive.. I have sicssors thanks lmfao

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I have a Cricut Machine that I too, usually use for letters. Don't have enough carts for much else. Too expensive, right now! I do also have a Big Shot and I love it. I haven't used it for Scrapbooking yet, just for wedding shower and wedding favors for my son and his fiance. I have a ton of stickers and other things that I have bought for scrapbooking and end up using those most of all. Haven't gone digi either. I will be using the Big Shot for scrapping and cardmaking. It's well worth the investment, but I did not get mine from Stampin Up. Got it for almost 1/2 their price online from another company.

Angie - posted on 04/02/2010

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I thought I would love to have one, but I don't have one and I'm really not having that "gotta have it" feeling anymore. I do own a Big Shot and Sizzix dies but that's as far as it goes (and I LOVE my Big Shot!) ;o)



I'm a Stampin' Up! demo and even though we just introduced My Digital Studio, I haven't *really* gotten into digital either. I think the more I play with it, I will use it for creating/copying albums for multiple family members to discs (i.e. Anniversary album for my parents, myself & my brother).



I just enjoy seeing what I come up with for my layouts. :o)

Jessi - posted on 04/02/2010

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i do it old school too. i'm not a big scrapbooker, so i couldn't justify spending the money on a cricut. i love stamping and buy stamps for just about anything. then stickers fill in where the stamps don't

Kisha - posted on 04/01/2010

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lol....i do ol school scrapbooking and digital. Its so fun to do both. When i say old school, i mean completely old school (no cutouts unless i cut them myself, construction paper, stickers, markers, and colored pencils are my friends.) Digital is great for quick and easy entertaining gifts. My fav part about digital is its like making a yearbook or magazine spread

Jennifer - posted on 04/01/2010

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I use to do it all by hand, but I love my Silhouette cutting machine. I use my machine more for vinyl for the walls and for home made decor than scrapbooking, although I would never go back to spending hours cutting out titles and such.

Jessica - posted on 03/31/2010

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I don't own an Cricut machine. And love doing the 'old fashioned' method of scrapbooking. Love the old Creative Memories gear.

Danielle - posted on 03/31/2010

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I don't own one either...I like getting together weekly with all my friends.I have sooo much stuff too. I used to be a CM Consultant,and had all kinds of programs to do it digitally too.Still would much rather lug all my templates and punches out.

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Hello everyone! I have to say that I did buy a Cricut when it first came out. I saw it on QVC and just HAD TO HAVE IT!! I used it just a couple of times...probably 3 or 4. then it stayed in the box sitting on my shelf. I got energetic one day and tried to clear out some of my craft toys. Cricut was the first to go! I posted it on Craigs list and it was snatched up withing 3 hours!! I prefer to do it the old fashioned way. I prefer to stamp my images and cut when needed or use templates. I also don't think I am getting into digi scrapbooking either. I am a CTMH consultant and we now have the program to do so, but it just doesn't give me the satisfaction or pleasure when I get the finished layout. Plus it's more $$$$ !

Sara - posted on 03/30/2010

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I still do "old fashioned" scrapping, I just use my cricut to cut out titles instead of buying tons of letter stickers. I think I've used it for one shape on one page, otherwise it's all letters - and that has made it worth my money. :-)

Melissa - posted on 03/30/2010

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I still do everything by hand. I have a Cricut machine, but I've never actually took it out of the box. I'm starting to wonder why I bought it. LOL. Anyway, I enjoy putting it all together myself and I enjoy taking the time for the personalization. The hand-made errors, sometimes are quite cute.

Shannon - posted on 03/29/2010

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I don't own one!!! i do everything myself, lolz, and its so super fun! even if my stuff does take up tons of space:)

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