It has been SO LONG since I did a RealCrappy post! But I'm sitting here and I was staring at my last paper scrap book, thinking, there has GOT to be something in there that I can blog about. And it didn't take long. I was tempted to do the whole post, not on bulky pages, but on just old SCRAPBOOKS THAT FALL APART because that's why these pages are so accessible at the moment. This is what the book looks like right now:
Anyway, I wanted to do this post on Bulky Pages. This being my last paper scrapbook, it's probably my best. Or I should say, my least annoying. Its from 2001-2004. Some of the pages are actually quite nice--I wanted to prove that not ALL my paper pages were total crap! The ones I am using for this post aren't really bad. They are just--bulky. They are the reason this book fell apart in the first place. The elements on the page just take up too much space in the wrong direction.
This first page, I actually really like. It's always been one of my favorites. But the elements I like so much about it are the printed elements--things I can easily copy in digital scrapbooking. In fact, I'm pretty sure I could re-create this page digitally without too much trouble. What makes it bulky is that darned element--the ribbon and the envelope and the seal. It's my favorite thing about the page, but it's just so big an awkward. And that ribbon is tattered from how it originally looked, because it's always falling out the top and getting rubbed. I just hate that. It would look so much neater if it were digital! (And can you believe I wore those awful suspender shorts? What was I thinking???)
This next page has pretty much an unforgivable amount of froo-froo. I've never been a froo-froo scrapbooker--I think this is the foo-iest ever page I ever did. But it drives me nuts to look at it. And I remember how proud of it I was once. I just hate it when elements take over the whole page (in this case it's like an invasion) whether it's digital or paper scrapped.
I have another page I don't want to hunt down where I used my little "wire" contraption to make shapes and stuff. Cute page. Very bulky. Totally not worth the effort to do. I think paper scrapping just gets bulkier and bulkier all the time. Those books are so stinking thick--where in the world do you store them???