Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Is "Simple" what you want?

I posted this Scrapbooking layout in my gallery at UK Scrappers a while ago (I am a team member there).

It is an incredibly simple layout designed for use at a workshop for complete beginners.

As a member of UK Scrappers, I am able to see (due to some site changes, not all of which are welcome!!) who has left a comment and/or who has added any of my Layouts to their "favourites" folder on their profile.

I have to say that this layout is rapidly becoming the most "saved in favourites" by far! Over and above all those layouts I have slaved over for hours!

Is it the cute photo of Inde perhaps?

Is it that we look at this Layout and say to ourselves "I can do that!" ?

Or is it that we are all crying out for a little simplicity in our Scrapbooking?

I am actually hoping it is the latter because it will mean that my next ebook - Easy Scrapbooking for Beginners - will be welcomed by those looking for that simplicity.

This is another reason why I have set up SimplyScrapbookingNow.com... to Keep it Simple.

I have seen too many ticking, flashing and wurring websites that shout at you and confuse the eyeballs! Do you stay on sites like that? I don't, I can't be bothered! I'd like to think that my website and newsletter will become welcome symbols of calm and serenity... a Scrapbooking Oasis in a world wide web of noise and dazzling colours.

4 comments:

Emma said...

Hi. I've just signed up for the newsletter and am really looking forward to seeing what you have come up with. Its a brilliant idea so well done...I hope it goes really well for you. Hugs Emma.x

Sunday said...

Thanks Emma, your blog look great - especially the backgrounds! I hope you'll be pleased with the site and newsletter, don't forget to give me feedback so I can improve it for you all the time!
Sunday x

AuroraDawn said...

Hi sunday, I've just signed up for the newsletter too. And in answer to your question, Yes, simple is what I prefer - I see scrapbooking as a creative way to save my photos with journalling that will mean something in the future, it doesn't need too much embellishment, sometimes too much can take away from the memory??

I too am looking forward to your monthly newsletter, and will keep an eye on your blog, as I always do.

Regards,

Dawn

Sunday said...

Thanks Dawn, I certainly want to keep things simple, as I think a lot of people feel like you! (and me) Many are too overwhelmed with all the stuff out there!