This weekend I bought a Dasher collection pack. I don't often buy them but this kit has the lot. So far I have made 5 layouts and a card and here are 3 of them. Love BG I do. The top layout (christmas 2005) I used the tags in the kit as baubles. Sometimes those tags are so flipping uselss and then all of a sudden there is a call for them. Then the wonkey photographed one (sorry) is "Snow Fun". I love the bling on this. heidi sure knows how to make fab blossoms but by gosh she also knows how to make fab gems. My favourite, I think, is the one called "He dotes on her" The black and the green work really well plus these two people in the layout are two of my fave people. Little people are nice and they play nice and Im glad I have them to scrap as part of Ellie's heritage.
There has been a recent debate about why people scrap and how commercial scrapping has become. I really think its all a matter of taste and style - you choose to buy what you want and when you want. Basic Grey dont come knocking on my door forcing me to buy. My own personal weakness makes me do that! Nobody has set the rules for what you should do and how you should do it either. Art is subjective and selective and opinions don't mean a thing if you are comfortable with what you are doing. It does concern me though when scrapping gets blasted for losing the meaning. How can it? You get a photo, you lay it on a page and add a few words. Thats scrapping. You don't have to scrap to please everyone else because its not their album you are filling. Its your own and you can scrap your albums how you jolly well please. Your own personal crusade should not be marred by all of this recent jabbering .
Make like a Beautiful South tune and "Carry on regardless" :)