Thursday, February 17, 2011

What do you want to know about green scrapbooking?

I've been wanting to start a new blog about "green" scrapbooking for almost a year now. I keep putting it off. I'm not going to waste time listing all my excuses, but I will tell you that I have a plethora of ideas and just don't know where to start. 

Things I've done already:
  • Joined Twitter as EcoScrapbook
  • Opened an Etsy shop (no eco-friendly scrapbooking supplies there yet, but I have started making stuff)
  • Purchased
  • Made the above logo (handcut and edited in Picasa)
  • Started a blog (currently with Blogger, but considering Wordpress)
  • Have a Flickr group (only one other member right now, LOL)

Now I NEED your input. Please tell me what YOU want to know about eco-friendly scrapbooking, after all, I hope that you will follow me over to the new EcoScrapbook blog.

Here are my thoughts and ideas:
  • New project every Monday, possibly challenges to get readers involved
  • Gather together a design team to help with the challenges (but am I really qualified to have my own design team? I'm not a superstar scrapbooker or well-known blogger so I kind of feel weird about it.)
  • Document my Etsy journey (failures and successes)
  • EcoScrapbook or ecoscrapbook or ECOscrapbook or ecoSCRAPBOOK or Ecoscrapbook?
  • Having a Blogger blog would be easiest since I already know how to use it, but I keep hearing everyone say that crafters should be on Wordpress (I can't afford the .org now, so I would be using .com).
  • Possibly even document me learning how to do digital scrapbooking too.
  • Find scrapbookers to do guest posts about eco-friendly scrapbooking.

What do you think? I welcome all critiques, questions, additional ideas, etc. Please comment below or email me scrappindanielle at gmail dot com. I'm all ears!

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  1. Sounds like a great topic to explore. Best of luck with your new blog!

    How about discussing packaging: What scrapbooking manufacturers use minimal and/or eco-friendly packaging for their products? Which ones have reusable packaging? (I have seen some packages that were meant to be cut up and used as embellishments; I can't remember what company it was.) What are some ways we can reuse packaging?

  2. Danielle, this sounds awesome! I love all of your ideas. Of course, I will follow you to your new blog. Can you tell I am getting excited for you and for us!

    Oh, Kim, I would love to hear more about cutting up packages for embellies. That sounds so cool!

    'Wishing you the best with your new blog. It will be fab; I just know it!!

  3. I would most certainly follow your EcoScrapbook blog! I would most like to learn about digital scrapbooking. Although I do have tangible scrapbook supplies myself I'd like to start using again. If you come across any recycled scrapbook pieces that would be interesting to hear about too. :)

    I like EcoScrapbook and ecoScrapbook.

  4. Thanks for your responses! I'm glad that there is interest in this topic. As scrapbookers, we love all that pretty paper, but we still need to find balance and ways to reduce our scrapbooking carbon footprint, lol! I don't think I could ever go all digital, which is the ultimate form of green scrapbooking. I enjoy working with my hands and being able to create tangible art. The new blog will be about exploring eco-friendly alternatives for scrapbooking and I'm looking forward to my first real post.

  5. sounds like a great idea and i would also be interested in following. I will always want to use supplies and will never be a digĂ­ scrapper but I appreciate that I should be recycling the packaging more than I do and using products from greener manufacturers. here in Germany, we are very focussed on recycling with collections for everything and I support that fully, but we can always be doing more. such a great idea - good luck with the new venture. I'm sure it will be really successful