Hello there! Welcome to my small corner of the Internet.
I scrapbook because I love paper crafting and cataloging my experiences. I march to the beat of my own drummer: my pages and products are not trendy but I hope timeless. My scrapbooks emphasize ephemera and photos. Papers and design play a supporting role. I scrapbook chronologically rather than by theme — it’s just how my mind is organized. I love to design and make things and you’ll often see other projects on this blog. These are the scrapbooking priorities that I like to stick to. Whether you document your memories my way or not, I hope I help you learn something and inspire you.
I am also studying for my master’s degree and focus on archives and information management. My scapbooking and personal memory keeping often inform my studies and vice versa. I frequently blog about things I’m learning that relate to scrapbooking, such as the value of information, personal records, preservation, and archival theory. I’m especially interested in Personal Digital Archiving, which is the study of how regular people manage their digital belongings.
I’m based in the wonderful San Francisco Bay Area with my husband, whom I refer to here as Mr. P. I have lots of other hobbies like watching football, cooking, traveling, and generally making more work for myself out of any situation. Collecting things for my scrapbooks at a faster rate than I can get them into scrapbooks is a fun pastime. When I’m not scrapbooking or studying, I work full time in the tech industry.
A Note About my Projects
Every project you see here was created by me unless I specifically say otherwise. Every project is also completely finished. I rarely show unfinished projects but when I do, I will tell you it’s unfinished or, even better, where it went horribly wrong.
Policies, Serious Stuff, etc.
This blog is written solely by me, Natalie Parker, to share my scrapbooking and other thoughts. The views expressed here are my own. I don’t make money off this blog, but if I ever do, you’ll be the first to know right here in this space. The tutorials and ideas I share are free to you to use but are for your personal use only. Any products endorsed on this blog are products I actually use and like. I have not accepted any freebies or payments in exchange for promotions. Unless otherwise stated, all photos are my own. I do not embed photos without permission from the owner, period.
Want to use any of my pictures?
You may embed a picture from my site, but you must link back to the original post where the photo came from and include the name of my blog in your link. Found something of mine on Pinterest? Please link directly back to the post.
Aside from pictures as discussed above, none of my blog’s content may be reprinted, copied, reposted, recycled, regurgitated, or rewritten and posted elsewhere without my express written permission. This includes my craft tutorials. If you wish to use my content, please email me first.
If I think of anymore scary things to say, I’ll put them right here. Have a great day!