Studio Time or … Is Scrapbooking Dead?

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in CHA 2015, Scrapbooking Layouts

Yes, hold your horses, I did a Scrapbooking Page ! And it was fun!


I used my new Stampendous Mark Maker Stampset and did some monoprinting on white paper using the stamps and acrylic paints.


I free handedly cut out little circles and applied them to the Cardstock.


I used a Bamboo Sketching Pen and Acrylic ink to write the title on the very same paper and then I just cut that out to and applied it with some foam pads onto the layout.


I used a Journaling Pen to scribble around the circles and do the journal.


Very easy peasy layout. Here is a video by Scrap Time which they made of me at CHA. Thank you – you rock and you do a fab job covering CHA! – I am talking about the stamp sets and also show the layout in the video.


Why not doing a Scrapbooking Layout once in a while- right? The big talk at CHA was that Scrapbooking is dead. I don’t agree, I think it has just changed and is not a mega hobby trend anymore and everyone who is interested in it just has to adapt it to their own style. Just like every other crafts that go and come in waves- but it will be still something that people will do as a memory keeping hobby. I also like it because it is so adaptable with Mixed Media and Art Journaling. What do you think?

Here are the supplies I used for the Layout:


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Have a gorgeous day!




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Comments (8)

  • Rhonda Strickland


    Love your layout…very fun! I would like to know what companies are trying to say scrapbooking is dead. :o( It certainly is not, and I would not support any company who believes that. Scrapbooking is still about preserving memories with art. That really makes me very sad.


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    Kathleen M


    Oh, I LOVE it when you do a scrapping page! It is awesome!!! Your mixed media techniques make it so unique!!!


  • Sue Clarke


    I think that scrapbooking has changed over the 13 years that I’ve been scrapping. There is more of a move towards mixed media (which can also be used on a layout for sure). I find that I am working more in my art journal but part of that is that my son is not so young anymore so I don’t feel the need to scrap every activity that we do (like I did when he was under 6). I go to a crop once a month and folks are still scrapping but maybe not buying as many supplies as they once did (since they have tons to use up first)!


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    I like that Rhonda Srickland – preserving memories with art. I have been scrapbooking since the early 70’s, and even at the very beginning there was “art” on my pages. I don’t think it’s dead. it’s just transitioning like all art forms do over time.


  • Dara Lynn


    I’ve been scrapping since the late 90’s and certainly have seen a transition in my scrapping methods. I love creating or putting my personal twist on pages, like so many. Combine that with it seemed like a huge bombardment of paper companies and those who were able to show versatility in their products were the ones who survived. Rooms across the world are chunk full of paper, embellishments, brads, buttons….they wanted something different…what better way to add a medium to refresh, have fun and add that personal touch


  • Stampendous Stamps


    Gorgeous scrapbook page, Nathalie!! Love what you’ve done with the stamps and the circles!!


  • Mandy C


    Great page and I like that we met through a common interest in scrapbooking. Scrapbooking has been around since the first papers were created, it might have changed and evolved over time but as long as people have memories and celebrations to document, there is sure to be scrapbooking in some form.


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