Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Famous Scapbooker - Did you know that...

Mark Twain was a lifelong creator and keeper of scrapbooks. He took them with him everywhere and filled them with souvenirs, pictures, and articles about his books and performances. But in time, he grew tired of the lost glue, rock-hard paste, and the swearing that resulted from the standard scrapbook process. So, he came up with the idea of printing thin strips of glue on the pages to make updates neat and easy to do. In 1872, he patented his “self-pasting” scrapbook, and by 1901, at least 57 different types of his albums were available. It would be his only invention that ever made money.

Here's a link to PBS's interactive webpage about Twain's invention!

I'm BACK!!!

Well, to say the least, life took over and I have been super busy. Savannah did Winterguard which began the last of February and went for a month. Between that and everyday school stuff, she has been super busy. April and May brought along field trips and concerts. Now we are finally slowing down a bit before we gear up for summer.

Scrapping has been great! I have made lots of layouts, some of which I'll post a little later. I was fortunate enough to be selected for the new term of Digital Elite Team as It is so great to be on the team again and I love working with the wondeful designers at DSP!

Gotta run, but I'll be back later to post some layouts!

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