I also took a few classes of Cathy's through Big Picture Scrapbooking. These have resulted in some of my favorite scrapbook pages ever. I realized that instead of recreating the wheel, I needed to just use the scrapbooks as part of the decor for the party.
I placed a few scrapbooks opened here and there to some favorite pages about my son, and had various other scrapbooks available for guests to peruse if they wished. Which brings me to the next few engineers of scrapbooking I feel deserve recognition.
Project Life changed my entire scrapbook flow. Boom. I was able to display a good amount of life that I did not spend that much time doing to get a nice-looking final product. One of the main displays was this one, where I asked my kiddo to document a week in his life.
Now, the Project Life app is becoming my favorite, easiest way of documenting life. I have been a "Lifer" since the beginning of Becky's adventure, having been a fan of hers through Creating Keepsakes. Her ideas in pocket scrapbooking have helped me get memories saved in a lot less time. I still obsess, just not as acutely.
Story. That is what is synonymous with Ali Edwards. While it is important to take the pictures and enjoy the craft, it's not "done" without the words that tell the story. Ali's designs have been instrumental in my recent scrapbooking adventures. I have "borrowed" her layout ideas and made them my own. This little gem documenting prom was a way to pull together all that weekend offered in a timeline form.
Oh, how I adored Simple Scrapbooks magazine. And then, it was no more. Along came a little site called Big Picture Scrapbooking, where I could take virtual classes with scrapbooking geniuses while I was in the comfort of my own home. All from the mind of Stacy Julian. She is simply brilliant.
Thus ends my ode to the Engineers of Scrapbooking. I have other people who inspire me, but these ladies gave me the outlets to create awesome things in very little time. I thank them for their innovation and willingness to take chances in an unstable industry.