17 January 2009

Project for a cold winter's eve

I spent a couple of snowbound evenings this week going through two years of old scrapbooking magazines. I cut out layout ideas and a few full articles for my idea binders, then recycled what was left of the magazines. It's quite amazing to look through old magazines and see how scrapbooking trends have changed. Even though these magazines weren't super old (2005-2006), the "look" was different then.



My idea binders aren't anything elaborate at all. I have one binder for full articles (divided by subject) and a second binder for layout ideas, categorized by number of photos used.

I'm much more likely to actually find an idea I'm looking for in a binder, rather than search through pages of a multiple magazines. Plus, magazines take up a lot of space -- space that I do not have! Whenever I feel like doing something scrapbooking-related (but not actually scrapbooking!) working on my idea binders is a nice, productive activity.

12 comments:

Maureen said...

What a great idea! I have stacks of old scrapbook mags I haven't looked through in years; and you are so right. Styles certainly have changed!!!

Heather said...

I'm impressed! I've planned to do this for along time and even attempted starting it a couple of times, but I never have gotten through everything. Maybe one day!

Lori said...

I like how you have your idea binder, I might have to steal the idea.

Kristina said...

Thats a great project! I have a basket that I keep the mags in that I have postie notes sticking out. Someday I need to just do a bunch of clipping.

toners said...

Great binder! I have a couple of sketch books that I use for jotting ideas down here and there: layouts, color combos, quotes, etc.

Stay warm!!

Lily said...

what a great idea! can you come do mine?

:: gingerkitty :: said...

thanks for sharing

Linda said...

Great idea, I really love it. I just have a pile of magazines that I forget to look at again. :)

Sarah C. said...

Your binders are awesome! So impressed that you use them. I tried doing that for a while and then realized I never opened them so I tossed them. *gasp* The only binders I've kept and use are the ones I made with my Autumn Leaves designing with calendars. Gotta confess, I was somewhat happy they quit making those calendars at I'm running of room to keep them! LOL

KarenSue said...

great idea, I've started a project like this..but only that..started. Thanks for the inspiration

Darcey said...

Great idea, I do the same.

Cheri said...

OMG...I actually saved the same Ireland page! :) I too have binders of my ideas, but right now I don't get any mags and just right-click save/as and keep my "binder" on my laptop:)