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PRT217 – Boom Glam

This week we’re talking about how scrapbooking influences our fashion…

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  • http://www.donyaluana.com/blog Donya Luana

    This is such a good topic and one I’ve been thinking about a lot lately actually. I’ve noticed HUGE similarities between my wardrobe, home decor style, and my scrapbooking style, it’s not even funny! I’m sure part of it is that I photograph my home and the three boys in my life a lot, and those images make it into my PL pages. So the bright, white, clean style with a lot of blue/green/white/black style has become my scrapbooking style as well!

    Another example: Last week I was putting together a gallery wall in my youngest’s room and realized just how similar my approach to it was to putting together a PL spread. I spread each element out throughout the gallery, made it cohesive by using similar colors, and it is semi-organized similar to how PL pocket pages “organize” a layout. (I’ll be blogging this next week!)

    Blows me away the connections between all of these things, but I suppose everything is sort of an art form and therefore it makes complete sense.

    Oh, and I have totally picked out outfits to coordinate for a page before. Not strictly, but when I get my 1 and 4 year old dressed in the morning, I do tend to pick colors that are at least not awful together. They have a lot of blues and greens in their wardrobes these days, so that’s not too hard. I’m sure it will be much harder for me when they grow up and buy their own clothing bc it won’t just be *my* style, I’ll be working with theirs too!

  • http://www.donyaluana.com/blog Donya Gjerdingen

    This is such a good topic and one I’ve been thinking about a lot lately actually. I’ve noticed HUGE similarities between my wardrobe, home decor style, and my scrapbooking style, it’s not even funny! I’m sure part of it is that I photograph my home and the three boys in my life a lot, and those images make it into my PL pages. So the bright, white, clean style with a lot of blue/green/white/black style has become my scrapbooking style as well!

    Another example: Last week I was putting together a gallery wall in my youngest’s room and realized just how similar my approach to it was to putting together a PL spread. I spread each element out throughout the gallery, made it cohesive by using similar colors, and it is semi-organized similar to how PL pocket pages “organize” a layout. (I’ll be blogging this next week!)

    Blows me away the connections between all of these things, but I suppose everything is sort of an art form and therefore it makes complete sense.

    Oh, and I have totally picked out outfits to coordinate for a page before. Not strictly, but when I get my 1 and 4 year old dressed in the morning, I do tend to pick colors that are at least not awful together. They have a lot of blues and greens in their wardrobes these days, so that’s not too hard. I’m sure it will be much harder for me when they grow up and buy their own clothing bc it won’t just be *my* style, I’ll be working with theirs too!

    (sorry about the double post, forgot I already had a Disqus account! Whoops!)

  • Teresa S

    Speaking of being related, I am working on a layout of my husband’s discovery on the ancestry on his Dad’s side of the family. We found a lot of his relatives buried at a church cemetery in small town near us. My husband mentioned a co-worker/friend who grew up in that same area and mentioned how it would be funny if they were related due to a same last name along the family line. Turns out, they are third cousins. Small World! It was really interesting to me because prior to finding all that out, he talked about this co-worker and how well they get a long that the he reminded my husband of himself when he was younger.

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Oh, that is funny! It makes you realize how much genetics plays a role in who we are!

  • Christine

    Izzy, I’m with you on this one. Nothing here for me to relate to. I own 5 black pants for work and 4 jeans for casual. One black marry em/ bury em dress. Two pair of shoes. My scrapbooking is nothing like my wardrobe. That said, I enjoyed listening…..as always.

  • PjP

    I just shook my head and laughed when I read the description of this episode. Seriously?! Fashion? I know that Noell’s a dancer and has the body of a super-model but most of the scrapbookers and paper-crafters I know are either as round as I am, or rounder. There’s one (a very young woman) who has a lovely figure and clothes to match but the rest of us gave up on fashion decades ago. If we’re lucky, we can find something decent to cover ourselves with, without having to pay a fortune for it. Our clothing options are few and being fashionable really isn’t one of them. Perhaps that’s why we channel our love of colour and design into our hobby — the opportunity to do so through our wardrobes is not available to us.

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Well, let’s first establish that I do not have the body of a super model. But thank you. ;)
    You might very well be explaining why this episode has only a few comments. Izzy and I were just talking about how there may be almost no interest in this topic. I’ll take the responsibility for that (because I think the guests were a blast!). Maybe we should have focused on home decorating? Either way, we might just have to bow our heads on this one and move on. :)

  • Michelle Tercha

    Oh no not at all. It was an awesome episode and I follow Lisa Dickinson’s blog so was very interested in listening to her and the other guests. Your topics are always spot on, this one included. It’s been months since I’ve commented, as I’m a bit uncomfortable to. But wanted you to know it was a great episode. Thanks very much. Michelle t

  • http://digiscrapgeek.com/ digiscrapgeek

    This is such an interesting topic! I love color. My wardrobe and layouts reflect that. No color is off limits. Yet my home is pretty neutral and mostly functional. My husband has to win at something!

    Also, I really want pink hair :)

  • Teri Hartman

    I thought this was a fun episode, and have actually considered crafting a course for BPC about “finding and cultivating your personal scrapbooking style”. One of the lessons would have been to study your wardrobe and home decor for what you like. My clothing style and scrapbooking style are very similar. Now that I’ve finally figured that out, it makes shopping for both a lot easier ;)

  • cristi

    there are definitely similarities between my décor style and my scrapbooking style – for example, I almost always start w/ white cardstock when I make a layout. when I started putting together a nursery, I started w/ white furniture. lol…
    i have mostly neutral clothes – black/gray/white – w/ some pinks and blues… the overwhelming majority of my scrapbooking supplies are black/white/gray, tan/brown, and pinks and blues. go figure, right?

  • http://lifeonlakeland.wordpress.com/ Alissa W

    So at first I was like, “eh, meh” when I saw the topic and the first part of the conversation; however, as I thought about it over the few days of listening I really enjoyed this topic. I like the fresh way PRT and Noell make me think about scrapbooking. So here’s my fashion/scrapbooking parallel. I go through phases in my wardrobe where I try to get it all together and be more fashionable – reading fashion blogs, pinning outfit ideas and spending time putting my clothes together. I do the same thing in scrapbooking – there are times when I try to embellish more, create clusters like Shimelle and try out the latest product trend. And then eventually I go back to my monochromatic wardrobe (and yoga pants) and my clean and simple pages (ala Cathy Zielske) within minimal product and mostly pattern paper for visual interest. Then in many months the pendulum swings back and I’m all into the popular products and trying out maxi skirts. Thanks for helping me recognize a pattern and make a connection.

  • http://kissandtellscrapbooking.typepad.com/ Katie Scott

    I’ve been spending a lot of time over the summer doing genealogy / family history / ancestry DNA and I’ve been able to find connections to myself and some of the girls on the Get It Scrapped creative team – I’m still looking for a connection to my husband – I’m thinking it is going to go back 12 generations at least so we’re good. The use of genealogy to figure out who the alive relatives are that you are related to is super interesting. P.S. A PRT on genealogy would be super fun :)

  • http://Www.swedemom.blogspot.com Tiffany W.

    I just started listening to the next episode when you guys discussed the mail about this episode. I have been so crazy busy this summer and haven’t been commenting. Maybe it is the summer? And back to school for everyone? I thought the episode was fun and interesting. I definitely see connections between my fashion and scrapbooking. Although right now I seem to be going through a scrapbooking transition trying new things and looking for a new sense of style or at least trying to go beyond my safe modes. Whereas in my fashion, I feel like I am finally getting what works for me.

    Anyhow. It was a great episode, a great discussion, and a great panel. I loved it!

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    I’m glad you liked it. And I thank you for the wishful thinking in terms of the reason for low comments :) but there is a clear and obvious drop on this one compared to all the other weeks of summer — only 13 as of now. And many of these comments are only because it was acknowledged that this was an unfavored topic. Some of you chimed in only to say that you did, in fact like it (thank you!). If that had not been brought up I think there would be half as many!!
    We can’t win them all with everybody, but that’s ok. :)

  • Iceteeeeee

    Although I couldn’t really relate, I always enjoy the show because of you and Izzy. I can always take something away from each show, but even if I couldn’t, I enjoy the great personalities! Noell , your unique outlook on things , combined with Izzy’s sense of humor equal great shows in my book! Thanks, as ever, for all you do!
    Iceteeeeee

  • Carol in the Land of Oz

    I am not a fashion girl either, but I always take something away from a PRT conversation–usually a smile and inspiration to do a page on something. Thanks, keep up the good work!

  • laura melrose

    I usually spend my “allowance” on pretty paper or stickers, not really on clothes but I still found this week’s episode very interesting. I never even thought of a connection between clothes, home decor and my scrapbooking style. Part of why I love listening is because you make me aware of things I never would have thought of on my own. Thanks for another great show!

  • kazooMI

    You are beating yourself up WAY TOO MUCH. I’m more of the black pants, blue jeans and rounder than my mental image of myself but I still enjoy the discussion. It was interesting and made me think, that’s a good thing.

    Raise your head high.

  • http://digitalscrapbookinghq.com/ Melissa Shanhun

    Oh! I loved this episode :) I’m in the middle of redecoration of our home and I’m going to go to my scrapbook pages for some inspiration.

    Also I saw the title and knew Ana must be on ;) she’s always so much fun!!

  • Manda Laslo

    I would listen to Noell read from the phone book – as she would likely find all kinds of great insights in the names, the street names, and it would lead to all kinds of fun stories.

  • Cindy_deRosier

    I feel exactly the same way. Not into fashion, but PRT is always interesting and informative.

  • http://www.wendysmedley.typapd.com wendysmedley

    you should totally go with the pink hair! One of my favorite bloggers Jenny Everyday has pink hair, and she is super cool!

  • Melissa LaFavers

    How many episodes have you and your husband and your guests donated to the scrapbooking community now? 200+, right? While I understand that you maintain a certain audience and care about what we think about the episodes and how we respond, I think you have a right to discuss whatever topics you find interesting. Also, I recognize that it can certainly be a challenge to come up with new and fascinating topics, especially topics of global interest to all kinds of scrapbookers, week after week after week. Yet you manage to do it quite well, and yours is the only podcast I eagerly await. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

    Anybody who doesn’t find a topic of PRT particularly interesting is under absolutely no obligation to listen to it, and there were a lot of us who thought the episode in question was great, whether or not we’re fashionistas. Thank you for all your hard work for bringing us all so much thought-provoking, hilarious entertainment. Always.

  • http://www.blackbirddarlin.com/ Lisa LeClair

    Since listening to this, I’ve noticed that fashion definitely does seep into my scrapbooking – I tear out pics I love from fashion mags to use in my PL, and though it might seem like a weird thing to do to some, I think it does reflect me in a way and the time I’m in now. (And though I will never be able to afford the things I see in those mags, it doesn’t mean I can’t be inspired by or still love it!) Stripes and polka dots show up A LOT in my clothes and scrapbooking :)

    I’ve also had the opposite happening…I’ve had a NO florals or gold policy in my wardrobe for years, but the gold trend in scrapbooking and the floral patterned paper I’ve been loving from some scrapbook companies is starting to make me want to bring that into my clothing!

    I thought this was a great topic, and definitely inspired me in my crafting this week :D

  • Lorraine

    I never really thought that I could really have two separate styles between scrapbooking and fashion. Since my scrapbooking is mostly based on my photos, my pages reflect the colour, shape and overall look of those photos. I feel that my scrapbook pages can often be like my wardrobe, dull and boring :)

  • http://digiscrapgeek.com/ carrie (digiscrapgeek)

    I worry that I’m too old to carry off the look… but I’m getting grays, so perhaps it’s time for one last crazy hair hurrah!

  • http://digiscrapgeek.com/ carrie (digiscrapgeek)

    Get It Scrapped has a Scrapbooking Style class, too, called Style is Leverage. (I’m pretty sure you can get the self-paced version here: http://masterfulscrapbookdesign.com/current-sales-pages/style-is-leverage/ Free if you have a GIS Membership) It’s all about figuring out what your style is and then how use it to your advantage creatively- from buying product to creating pages. It is definitely confidence building class…and I think perhaps that’s the point of the podcast overall- knowing your style makes the creative process flow…

  • teddi

    well i am a fashion girl, meaning i like to express myself creatively with what i wear. so in my mind it’s just another art form. in fact, i enjoy seeing noell’s outfits & accessories on her paperclipping videos. i just say yes to this topic. if it was home interior i wouldn’t be as interested, but yes i would still listen.

  • Cat Burchmore

    Well after hearing there weren’t too many comments this week I thought I would pop on as I haven’t in some time. I actually really enjoyed this episode and it came at a really good time for me. Yes I struggle with my weight and therefore fashion can be tough sometimes but I was thinking recently about whether my style is linear across the board. We are doing a lot of home decoration and I think that scrapbooking has certainly influenced that. In fact after listening to this episode I actually made quite a daring fashion purchase (very flowery shirt dress) as I feel it suits my scrapbooking style. And hey, why not try something new. I think this episode was in fact geared more towards general style, and not just fashion, and that’s why it appealed to me so much. Thanks for the great content, as always, Cat xx

  • Nicole Hoffman

    I just have to say that when I read the title I was sure that Ana was a guest, so I loved hearing her say that phrase. I love it and I’m inspired! I have been trying to experiment more in my crafting, so maybe that will give me a push to “find” my style in my clothes. I can say that I’m using what I’ve learned from the creative people in the scrap booking world to add style to my home. Thanks always for a great podcast – you get me through a lot of long country roads.

  • Gabrielle McCann

    I thought this was a really interesting topic even though I”m not into fashion at all. In BPC’s “Here and There Inspiration” with Amy Tan and Kelly Purkey they had a week on using fashion as inspiration for a LO. It made me think of all the many photos I took of my nearly 12 year old son when he was younger just of all the cute clothes he wore!