What do you Scrapbook?

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series The Scrapworthy Lives Guide to Market Research

Every other Wednesday, I write a business post for the scrapbook industry based on The Scrapworthy Lives Guide to Market Research

Today’s scrapbook industry market research post is one question for you:

What were your last five layouts about? Please leave your answer in the comments so we can all learn something about one another. Thanks!

I encourage you to ask your customers this same question.

What might you do this information? Take this information into consideration when selecting inventory and designing courses for your business.

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  • I am taking Stacy Julian’s online class, TWELVE. In the last month, I have scrap-booked: 
    1. The month of DECEMBER on a two-page 12×12 layout, using 15 2×3 photos, Christmas-themed paper and embellishments by Jillibean, and a fiskars scalloped edge punch. 2. My son and his new iPod, a 1-pg 12×12 using cardstock, chipboard alphas, a circle punch, corner rounder, 9 photos and a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen (LOVE.)3. A two-page 12×12 spread using twelve photos taken on January 12, using GCD papers, my Cricut and three different cartridges, a scallop punch by EK, large corner rounder by Corner Chomper, number stamps and ink, a small circle punch, my Uni-ball white gel pen, and cardstock .4. A single page 12×12, about myself using lg. chipboard alphas, patterned paper, sewing machine, buttons, paper flowers, colored rhinestones, ribbon, word stamps and ink, glue dots, CM mini tape runner, Xyron 150, Squeeze N Roll Two Way Glue pen.5. A single page 12×12 about my son and husband repairing a bike.  Two 4×6 photos, masculine themed paper from Wal Mart, cardstock, adhesive, Thickers foam letter stickers, journaling pen.That’s probably more than you ever wanted to know, but in the name of “market research” I included every thing I could think of!

  • Anonymous

    What a great question!

    1. self portrait with journaling about my OLW
    2. about washing my husbands phone and him getting a new iPhone
    3. everyday life page for Ella’s 12 on the 12th
    4. a layout including a love note from my son
    5. one about my Dad and the things that haven’t changed even after his stroke.

  • Nat

    I’m just going to skew your results – since I’m working on my wedding scrapbook, the last 5 layouts have all been wedding-related.  It’s making me long to turn my attention to other layouts I really want to get to, but I’m using that as an incentive to get the wedding book done!

  • Julie J

    In reverse order:
    1.  A summer rock concert
    2. Returning to a holiday destination and recognising the heat and the smell of the wood fires.
    3. My daughter about to go swimming with dolphins
    4. My daughter and her friend eating ice cream
    5. Last page in my Christmas Journal

  • 1) missing my dad 2) skyping with my family across the country 3) me right now 4) my one little word 5) Christmas party

  • Sorry, you are missing your dad. I love that you have such diversity in your topics. I think that keeps things interesting. Thanks for commenting!

  • Cool! Thanks for commenting! Any tips on scrapbooking a concert? I always struggle with those because my photos are typically really bad at concerts.

  • Probably not too skewed. 🙂 Many people start scrapbooking because they got married and that’s the first subject the tackle (I would not advise that, but to each their own.). Thanks for commenting!

  • Sorry to hear about your dad! I still need to take my self-portrait for OLW. Thanks for commenting!

  • Thanks for the detailed comment! I’m impressed with more than one layout with a lot of photos! 

  • My last 5 layouts – all digital for my December Daily!

  • Thanks for commenting! What kinds of stories were included in those last five layouts? Were they all Christmas or other December happenings?

  • I enjoyed reading everyone’s lists!  My last five layouts are mostly about my son and I have started a few for Project Life.  Once I get unpacked, I want to make a couple of layouts about moving.

  • What kinds of stories are you including inn project life? Thanks for commenting!

  • I am planning to focus on everyday life in our Project Life album.  Right now, it has been about finishing my job in Texas and moving to California.  The topics will shift over the year.  I really like Ali Edwards weekly approach.  I might share some of my Project Life layouts once a month on my blog.  

  • I hope to share my pages about once a month. We’ll see how it goes. A few days ago I thought was a #projectlifefailure but then had a few moments to work on it over the weekend. I am all “caught up” (as long as you consider post it notes on the spots where I want specific photos “caught up”). LOL

  • I like the post-it note system 🙂  I have gotten out of the habit of regularly printing photos.  I have done more with the journaling for Project Life than the photos.  I need to come up with a process for printing my photos since I do not print at home.

  • Post its work great!