Whew. I finished judging “The Best of British Scrapbooking” a few minutes ago and sent my results to Rosie Waddicor, one of the editors. It was hard. Really hard. There were so many great entries, and I wanted to give out a lot more prizes than allowed. But enough of that.
Recently, someone forwarded an email to me from Debbie Macomber. Not only is Debbie a great read, she’s also a keen judge of the marketplace and emerging styles. Debbie noted, and I have reason to concur, that trends here in the US often start in the UK and work their way over. That’s particularly true of scrapbooking. So allow me to share some trends, and tell me if you think you’ve seen them, too.
Betty aka ZacksNana says
Joanna: Toniann Carbone posted to a group she and I belong to about your article. So I came to check it out. Thanks! I found it very informative and interesting. I can see there are a lot of techniques I need to catch up on. I incorporate a lot of costume jewelry bits and baubles into my cards. Didn’t see you mention anyone from the UK doing that! LOL
Thanks again for the article. I really enjoyed reading it.
Joanna Campbell Slan says
I don’t recall seeing jewelry bits, but I will look again! And the images I had did NOT have commentary so I might have been looking at them and NOT noticed–you know how that goes. Even with the best of images, you can’t always tease out what you are seeing.
I forgot to mention that shaped borders of all sorts are also a big trend. Both here and in the UK.
Now I’ll have to check out Toniann’s blog. I’ve joined AllTop which is an aggregator for scrapbooking blogs–but she may have posted before that.