I am a fan of the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast. You can listen to this free podcast about scrapbooking on their website or through iTunes.
Tuesday was a long day at work. On Facebook that evening I noticed that one of my favorite crafty bloggers, Kristina Werner was on the podcast that week (PRT 31). I looked forward to sitting down to listen to the episode. In the middle of the show, I realized that the host was responding to questions that I had posted in the comments section of a previous show. This made my day! I was happy that the panelists thought that my questions we were worth discussing. I now have a new connection to the show.
Here is my comment from PRT 23:
"I enjoyed the segment on craft shopping and noticed changes on a recent trip to Michael's. I also read about the segment on Kristina Werner's blog. http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/?p=3400
In another recent episode, Nancy talked about how the scrapbooking, cardmaking, and rubber stamping industries are all connected on the business side of things. A possible topic for a show could discuss how scrapbooking, cardmaking, and rubber stamping are connected on the creative side of the industry. Why do some people dabble in various paper (and other) crafts while others stick to a very specific craft? What kinds of products have started in one area of crafting and made their way into other areas?
I think that Kristina Werner couple be a possible panelist for this type of discussion. I am a fan of both her blog and this show. :)"
I enjoyed listening to the panel discuss their own crafting evolutions. Since this is my blog, I will share mine here:
I started scrapbooking in 2005 to scrapbook my wedding photos. Unlike some other scrapbookers, I was not into art or crafts as a child. I did some in Girl Scouts and at other activities, but I was not "into" them. I was critical of my artwork or crafts and did not consider myself to be creative. I expected scrapbooking to be a short-lived hobby for me. I was wrong; after a few classes I was hooked!
I credit scrapbooking with helping me to realize that I am creative. Now I enjoy crafts and have expanded beyond scrapbooking into rubber stamping. I took a stamping class at a local scrapbooking store in 2005 or so. I did not enjoy it much at first and thought it was messy. I decided to join a "stamp" club in the fall of 2008 and my thoughts on stamping changed. I only joined the stamp club with the intention of buying scrapbooking kits and punches. I love stamping and making cards now! I find cards to be a faster way to try out new styles and techniques. I enjoy giving my cards to others. I still scrapbook but find myself making more and more cards. Now I like finding products that work well for both cardmaking and scrapbooking. I am still (pleasantly) surprised when other describe me as "crafty" or "creative".