|Me and My Daughter, Emily|
Hi, I'm Amy! I'm a writer, musician, paper crafter, extreme couponer (yes, one of those crazies who get's nearly all her groceries for 98% off...no joke!) and a lover of all things FREE! I have two passions: couponing and scrapbooking. This blog is the product of what happens when those two worlds collide!
I LOVE to make cards and scrapbook pages...but, like most people in today's economy, we don't have a lot of extra money. I can't tell you how many times I've heard people say how much they would like to start scrapbooking, but just can't afford it. A lot of these people are friends of mine who are incredibly talented artists and crafters who would be able to turn out breathtaking cards and scrap pages, if only the materials weren't so expensive.
I decided to go on a web search to find bloggers and scrapbookers like myself, to trade ideas with, and learn their tips and tricks for scoring cheap or free scrapbooking supplies. Guess what I found? Not much! I ran into quite a few articles about how to save money on scrapbooking, but these were all ARTICLES, not blogs, and certainly not a way of life.
I've learned how to get A LOT of stuff super cheap or free by incorporating some of my coupon/freebies knowledge and techniques. While I realize there's TONS of free stuff online for digital scrapping, I like being able to manipulate papers and ribbons and embellishments in my hands, rather than on a computer screen. Physical supplies are a lot harder to come by for free! Hopefully, as this blog grows, I'll be meeting a need in the scrapbooking community.
So, here I am, hoping to give us frugal scrapbookers a place to come and learn, and share and exchange ideas, tips and tricks. Not every idea I have or every way I've gotten things free will work for you. But I want this blog to be a place where we can all come together to help each other. Even if you get a few things free, that's money that's still in your pocket!
Are you ready? Let's GO!