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PostSubject: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeFebruary 25th 2012, 11:55

Do you ever feel the need to keep up with the major designers as you scrapbook. Do you sometimes struggle with getting your pages to look like the "current trends"? Seems there are trends that pop up and once a designer does it, everyone follows suit!

Sometimes trying to keep up with the trends just gets so overwhelming and makes me feel like pages aren't mine. Do you agree? Maybe it's just because I'm one to NOT jump on a bandwagon if it's a trend. I'm so resistant to trends!

I'm just curious how you all scrapbook....do you just do what you like or do you try to keep up with what's "hot"?
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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeFebruary 25th 2012, 15:10

If I see something that I like -- I'll definitely give it a try, but if I find that its not working for me; I generally won't continue with it.

I'm terrible with banners -- no idea why, they just look silly when I do them lol.

I broke my sewing machine, so I don't do much stitching.

But I love washi tape -- and started buying it well over a year ago, and I think even after its not cool anymore, I'm still going to be using it.

Same with Project Life -- I'm really enjoying it; it works out so much better for me than just doing layouts all the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeFebruary 27th 2012, 08:04

If the new trend is something I like, I'll try it. When doodling was all the rage, I tried it a couple of times, but it just wasn't my style. I do love using bakers twine, though, so that's a trend I'll probably keep doing even after it's not "cool" anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeFebruary 27th 2012, 12:07

If it's something that appeals to me, then I'll give it a try. I agree with you, if you start to follow them too closely, eveything looks the same and it drives me crazy. I like my style enough that I don't feel the need to copy someone else's! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeFebruary 27th 2012, 13:59

I love following and keeping up on the newest trends. I usually try the newest trends but I don't stick with many of them. I love the bakers twine trend, the banner trend, and the washi tape trend.
I really like the look of the ink splatters and the spray inks. However, I can't make my spray inking and splatters look right *sigh*
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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeFebruary 27th 2012, 14:51

I like how misting looks but don't really do it crazy. I use it to color my flowers or ribbon...stuff like that.

I do love banners and flags. I love Chevron, too but that page with all the hand cut strips...no way. Too much time LOL..give me the pre printed stuff.

And I love washi tape. I have some but I can't invest in all of that with all the ribbon I have. I want to get some to do presents though. I only by a roll of kraft paper and use it for everything now.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeFebruary 27th 2012, 15:36

ellen s wrote:
And I love washi tape. I have some but I can't invest in all of that with all the ribbon I have. I want to get some to do presents though. I only by a roll of kraft paper and use it for everything now.

Washi tape is an investment...wowzers!
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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeFebruary 27th 2012, 16:55

I am pretty much like the rest of you-if it looks like fun, I will try it, but don't necessarily stick with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeFebruary 27th 2012, 19:37

Love the responses here! I guess everyone is pretty open to try new things but only keep doing the ones you really love!

Sounds good to me! Heart U
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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeFebruary 27th 2012, 19:56

I do enjoy some trends too,
but for the most part I just do my own thing!
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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeFebruary 29th 2012, 21:28

I think it is always great to try new things, but you really have to stick with what works for you. Some trends can be very time consuming and expensive. And if you have a job and family you may not have that time or resources to put into every layout. I know my style kind of varies depending on what I am working on and what else I have going on then. Also if I am scrapbooking at home or at a crop/retreat will affect how detailed I get on my layouts. And I like variety.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2012, 07:55

I am always watching for new ideas.
I used zippers,flowers, butterflies and banners before they became a trend... I made my own flowers by taking apart silk ones and layering hand cut papers. I was making "twine" by twirling 2 0r 3 colors of embroidery floss together to "hang" banners.

I don't go overboard when something becomes a trend BUT if I like it I find a way to use it.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2012, 11:51

I'm not much of a trend watcher. A lot of times, the trend has probably been out for awhile before I even realize it's a new trend. If I do see something I like, then I do it. I love twine, banners, chevrons, hexagons and mason jars that are popping up everywhere. If it doesn't suit my stile, then I don't pay much attention to it. It can be overwhelming and I try to not get consumed by it and keep it fun and what suits me.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2012, 23:30

I do love to try out the new trends! Of course it also usually means buying stuff, which I have no problem with either! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeMarch 4th 2012, 14:55

i love to try new things,but only if it fits my style.I love banners,but am not a personal fan of all the white space pages I see,so for me,it depends on the trends!
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PostSubject: Re: Do you follow "trends"?   Do you follow "trends"? Icon_minitimeMarch 14th 2012, 10:08

For about a year, I was all about trends and having to have the latest and newest. Then I started looking at the items I was really USING and those that just sit. I know quite a few people who are big Tim Holtz fans. I bought some of his stuff but that is part of the stuff that just sits for me. I love seeing what everyone does with his stuff but it's just not my style. The same thing with mixed media stuff. I have done and JUST starting to enjoy mists and that's about as mixed media talented I am.

I struggle with art per se but scrapping is about as artsy fartsy as I get. I don't know color wheels, basic art concepts have been difficult for me. I never took any art classes even in high school. I was always about music and that side of artsy.
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