First up, i am finally going to use the farm fresh papers from OA. I thought long and hard of what to do and i finally know what i am embarking on. I am so excited. Still got a long way to go...
Will share about the idea when it is done. Thank you 'STORIES BOOKS' from Kate's that gave me the inspiration. (:
Jo and i did a good deed yesterday. We had fun scrapping at our LSS since it was 4 for 40 for any products and boy, did i go crazy buying stuff. Then we headed to the other LSS and had cheesy prawns. OMG! Please try them if you have not. Okay back to the point, some dude was having trouble buying a 'SCRAP' present for his gf. He wanted to buy a shadow box and papers so that we can mat 12 pictures down in one LO. So there we were, helping him out..
I guess, we have seen countless of guys walking in the shop being completely clueless about what to do and what to buy. I mean, it is overwhelming to walk firstly in a shop filled with girls and also be stunned by the number and variety of products the LSS has. We have seen countless of times of clueless guys being ask to buy lots of 'products' when all they are actually aiming for is one LO! You dont really need that many products for one LO. So as practical as it sound, we told him what were the bare necessity he needed to buy and that was it.
The guy probably only spent 10 bucks on papers & thickers and 30plus on a frame : To me, that is wonderful. Against all odds, we are not trying to steal the limelight off the LSS staff but i guess in a way, we are also trying to be practical. I wish i had the same amount of advice when i first took up scrapbooking. I was just as clueless as all the first timers walking into the shop and what happened? I ended up buying lots of stuff not because i knew how to use them, but simply because i thought they were pretty. So in a way: Yes, we did a good deed for some dude who will probably only do this once in his whole life. (:
Hope this post is of no offense to anyone. We just wanted to share our knowledge of SB on people who arent sure of how to start off. It was fun experience, nonetheless. I will do so for all my friends who want to do some one off LOs for gifts' ideas. (:
Off to scrap again.