Giveaway: 9 Most Influential Scrapbookers 2010

I snuck my way into the scrapbooking industry.

Traditionally, scrapbookers have had to hope for a spot on a prestigious design team, or get noticed by a magazine to get a place in our competitive little world. I didn’t do that. Izzy wanted to produce a scrapbooking video tutorial. I was a scrapbooker and I have performance experience. So we combined our skills and created the Paperclipping Video Tutorials.

People started watching, and then people started purchasing memberships. It was really an amazing experience.

Full of ideas, we have since turned Paperclipping into a multi-show and event website: I started the first live scrapbooking show over the internet a few years back, and we now have two audio talk shows where we gather together interesting people with interesting things to say about our hobby — again, unlike anything we’ve ever seen in scrapbooking. It’s been fun!

We’ve just been here having a great time while expending a lot of sweat and love in order to provide the ultimate experience for scrapbookers. So it made me happy and grateful to be noticed when I got the letter from Ella Publishing, announcing they nominated me as one of the Nine Most Influential Scrapbookers for 2010.

Thanks for noticing me, Ella! 🙂

Each of us nine nominees contributed to this book, which you can purchase for only $4.99…

Or you might try and win the book, along with 9 other prizes. . .


I get to give away a prize from each of us nominees, plus the book from Ella. . .

  • A $20 gift certificate from Ella Publishing Co.
  • Two digital-scrapbooking template packs (20 templates) from Cathy Zielske
  • A six-month Paperclipping membership from Noell Hyman
  • A “Play Date” product pack from Jenni Bowlin
  • A place in either a beginner photo-editing class or a beginner digital-scrapbooking class from
    Jessica Sprague
  • A spot in the “Beginner/Intermediate Online Photography Workshop” from Maggie Holmes
  • “Paper Girl” and “On Holiday” product packs from Margie Romney-Aslett
  • A $50 gift certificate toward any class on from Renee Pearson
  • A place for you and a friend in both “Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages” and “Journal Your
    Christmas” from Shimelle Laine
  • A place in either Elizabeth Dillow’s “Inspiration Defined” or Karen Grunberg’s “Book of Stories”
    from Stacy Julian

How to Enter

I will pick randomly, but you have to answer a question! Here’s the question:

When you were little, were you attached to a baby blanket? A thumb? A stuffed toy? What were you attached to? Or were you so independent you didn’t need anything? Please share.

Tomorrow I will share my own story of emotional childhood attachment. You have until tonight to enter the drawing with your comment. Ten people will win!

ETA: Thank you! This contest is now closed! I have emailed the winners, but in case you’re interested, here the random numbers and the names of the winners:

82-Pat Hines * 526-Lizzie * 583-Heather C * 311-Kate Blue * 804-Nitasha * 740-Britta * 278-Nancy * 689-Sylvie H * 172-Liz Freeze * 146-Jennifer Alfonso


908 thoughts on “Giveaway: 9 Most Influential Scrapbookers 2010”

  1. This is such a great giveaway! I never had a blanket or dummy, but I did have a toy monkey. He had velcro paws and was just the right size for a little girl to hold. i still have him, but he is a little bit thread-bare! Abi x

  2. I can’t say I was attached specifically to one item. I did have a favorite doll that I got when I was very little and I loved it and would sleep with it all the time, but I was ok without it. My son had a lizard toy that he use to clutch in his hand at night and when I would check on him while sleeping, his fist would still be clenched around it. It was so cute.

  3. i was attached to a blankie that had silk on the edges and as the blankie got worn, it just became the silk edge that i dragged around. ;o)

  4. I didn’t have a blanket, or stuff animal that I remeber….I had an identical twin sister! Who need anything else?!

    Congrats on your new status of influential.

  5. I had a very pale pink, satin edged blanket that I kept for many years — probably until I was about 12! It never left my room, but lived under my pillow during the day and was there waiting for me when I went to bed. My kids were both attached to hand-knitted blankets, and now all three reside in our cedar chest. For what, I’m not sure. Probably just for me.

    Congrats on the award! I find your website very interesting and unique. Well done!

  6. My mother told me that I used to be attached to my “per” and it was a cloth diaper. It could be any cloth diaper, but I always carried one around and called it my “per” because I couldn’t say the whole word diaper.

    Congratulations on the award!

Comments are closed.