In the last post about My Creative Journey, we left off where I had finally decided to label myself as a scrapbooker and had even started having all kinds of fun! I was actually proud of my creations! So what did I do next? I got a Zutter!
You see, my scrapbooking mentor, Joy is a master of the mini book! In fact, other than cards, that is mostly her chosen scrappy medium. I had heard great things about this Zutter and all of the possibilites. I wasn't totally sure I would be jumping on the mini book band wagon, but I was sure that I could do some fun things with this!
I came home with my beautiful pink binding machine and had absolutely NO idea what to do with it! I read the instructions, but was still quite unsure. Joy and I scheduled a training session and she recommended that I do a YouTube search in the mean time. I was shocked and confused. Craft tutorials on YouTube? Really? I had NO idea!Now, I did manage to find a couple of tutorials for the Zutter. But, I found something much more amazing! I happened upon Shimelle and her videos!
WHOA!!!!!!! REALLY??? THIS is what scrapbooking CAN be? You mean there is more to this than cutting photos into ovals? I was totally amazed and excited to say the least! After watching that first video, I ended up on her blog, which in turn steered me over to Two Peas in a Bucket.
Life. Would. Never. Be. The. Same. Again.
A whole new world had been opened up to me! A world full of ideas and inspiration. I was hooked. And so began my foray into the online world of tutorials, galleries and workshops. I cut. I glued. I scrapped. I made lots of pages.
How did this affect what I had been doing? How did this change my scrapbooking? Did it all fall into place? Did I find "my style?"