Monday, March 19, 2007

A scrapbooking meme in honor of Hall of Fame Call Day. you know, I entered Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Hall of Fame contest this year. It is my second year doing it. Last year I was pregnant and throwing up my guts by the time call day rolled around and honestly didn't care one way or the other.

This year? I am a complete nervous WRECK. Looks like 18 or 19 of the 25 calls have gone out already, and I am not one of them. Which is fine. But, my Brother-in-law called me today and I nearly had a heart attack! I am hoping for an Honorable Mention. I will be absolutely thrilled for an Honorable Mention. Over the moon. Just have to wait for today to be over.

So, here is a meme about scrapbooking to bide the time. If you scrapbook, do it too! I would love to see how everyone answers these questions!

How long have you been scrapping?
I have been scrapping since right after Nauvoo in Fall of 1995. Didn't do a lot then. After I returned home from Romania, Annie re-introduced me to it and we both worked on our mission albums together. I was hooked from then on out. That was Fall of 1997.

What one word describes your scrapping style?
That is a hard question for me. But, I'll have to say linear.

How many times have you been published?
Just four. Twice in Simple Scrapbooks, once in Memory Makers and once with Cantata Books. I've only recently begun submitting again, and even that is sketchy. Basically went all of 2006 without doing any submitting except Hall of Fame.

Would you rather do layouts or make cards?
Layouts, hands down. I sometimes do cards, but I still end up buying most of mine at Hallmark. :)

Do you paper craft?
Not really. I've altered a few things here and there, but as far as paper crafting, scrapping is really it for me.

Have you tried or converted to digital scrapping yet?
Nope! Don't plan on it either. Just getting a digital camera has enough of a learning curve with software and whatnot for me. I like getting my hands dirty and pushing things around on the page. I will stay a paste eater forever!

What’s your least favorite layout ever?
I have a lot of least favorites...usually ones where the design just fell flat for me. I never redo, so they just get put in my albums. The story is what's important I figure, and sometimes doing bad pages is what I have to do to get a great one. :)

What’s your most favorite layout ever?
I think it's one I did for this year's Hall of Fame contest. It's about Sophia...I love it because I had such a great idea for the theme and journaling. And I also love the design.

Do you consider yourself a poor, fair or great journaler?
I consider myself a great journaler. That is one of the more important things to me about scrapbooking. My albums are my journal...along with this blog. :)

Do you follow the trends or scrap for yourself?
I used to try to follow trends. But now I just do what I like. I've hardly bought new product in the past need. I have a huge stash anyway!!!

What’s the worst scrapbook product you ever purchased?
The Provo Craft Sewing Machine. Don't buy one...they don't work.

What’s your favorite scrapbooking tool?
This is a tough question....I really like my xyron because I like to use ribbon a lot. I also really like my paper piercer because brads show up on pretty much every page I do.

Do you scrap better alone or with others?
I get more done alone, but I am more likely to scrap if I am with others. My Sister-in-law has been coming over every couple weeks and we scrap. The girls in my ward are supposedly going to start a group. In Arizona I went to a friend's every Tuesday until the entire bunch of us had moved except me.

Are you on any design teams?

If the “industry” came to a halt today, would you continue scrapping exactly as you do today?
You bet I would. I'd just have to use other products. :)

What’s on your scrapbook desk this very moment?
A layout I finished last week. My paper cutter. A huge pile of pictures I wanted to sort through and haven't gotten around to doing yet.

What’s your favorite thing about scrapping?
Watching my kids look through their albums and being able to remember things with them that I would have probably otherwise forgotten.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. That's awesome, Lara. Your scrapbooks will be a treasure to your family for years and years. And I think your layouts are AMAZING!

    I'm not much of a scrapper myself. I like to do digital layouts once in a while, but not often.

    I completely forgot that you went to Nauvoo! I went in '96. The one and only "scrapbook" (and I use that term VERY loosely) I ever made is from that time. It would be fun to share stories sometime!

  2. Very insightful, I'll copy and do my own answers....