Guest Top Ten List
Cathy Zielske is a graphic designer, author and blogger with strong ties to the scrapbooking industry. She wrote the best-selling books, Clean And Simple Scrapbooking, and Clean And Simple Scrapbooking: The Sequel. Both books inspire women to take a fun, well-designed and guilt-free approach to telling their stories through scrapbooking. Cathy is currently developing and teaching online workshops to help scrapbookers write better and take what they've written and make it look fabulous. She's currently teaming with Big Picture Scrapbooking in 2009 to offer her workshops. She blogs at Bits&Pieces and you can follow her on Twitter @CathyZielske.
Cathy Zielske's Top 10 Scrapbooking Blogs
Though she no longer works directly in the scrapbooking industry currently, Elsie Flannigan’s blog is a creative little trove of art and design goodness. Her work is inspiring and downright adorable.
Ali Edwards’ blog shows how to take a realistic and wholly do-able approach to documenting your every day life. She has a very genuine go-with-the-flow vibe that resonates with the thousands of readers who visit there every day.
Donna Downey makes stuff. A lot of stuff. A lot of cool stuff. She takes something and turns it into something you might not think of and that translates to inspiring ideas for paper crafters.
Heather Armstrong’s insanely popular blog isn’t a scrapbooking blog, but she’s a brilliant writer and gifted storyteller and scrapbookers could glean some inspiration from reading her honest, raw and hilarious account of her everyday life.
Jennifer McGuire presents tons of really useful, easy-to-understand videos on stamping and cool scrapbooking techniques. Plus, she has a really soothing voice.
Noell Hyman presents awesome videos on everything scrapbooking. From hitting the trade shows, to fun and easy-to-follow techniques for layouts, and if you become a member, you get even more. Plus, she’s super cute and has great hair.
Stacy Julian is a scrapbook visionary whose ideas have translated into books, magazines, and workshops. In short, her ideas about scrapbooking set people free from the guilt and the obligation often associated with this hobby.
If you want to know what’s going on in the scrapbook industry, this is your place. Think of it as the TMZ of the paper crafting world, but nicer. Nancy Nally does a great job covering industry news.
Recent Posts from this Blog
Think scrapbooking is too floofy and cutesy? Then you are about to be proven wrong. The Dares blog has been around for a while now and present provocative challenges that let women tell their honest stories and make super cool scrapbook pages.
A brand new blog founded by former members of the Simple Scrapbooks magazine team. These girls are really dang good, and prolific. Tons and tons of great ideas for photography, journaling and design.