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She turned playing cards into mini-scrap pages, cut out curse words from cardboard, and laid out distressed fonts and fisheye photos. Her winning pages featured photos of her feet and her hairless terrier, Chloe.She started a blog, co-wrote a book and championed the world of scrapbookers -- until it turned on her.“Has KC ever done a layout that didn’t feature a photograph of herself? does better with stickers.”“After you have viewed her work you know she has no class.”“I just want to . Her name went into the magazine’s Hall of Fame and her work was published in a book of the top 2007 entries. Someone else had taken pictures that ended up in her portfolio.She found traditional scrapbook layouts -- albums featuring pink ribbon sashes, buttons, heart jewels, fabric flowers, and tags with the words “love” and “yours forever” in cursive fonts.Then she came across a community of avant-garde scrapbookers in their 20s and 30s who had learned to express their loneliness, narcissism and rage on their pages.The devastation will surely go on for many years to come, and this tragedy will not soon be forgotten.”Her post prompted a barrage of responses on message boards on sites such as Scrap Smack and Two Peas in a Bucket.
The book came out in October with both names published -- to the dismay of thousands.
She had dropped out of jewelry-making school and given up on a career in interior design.
After getting married three years ago, Contes decided to put together a wedding album, and began researching online.
Conventional scrapbookers, who liked layouts with teddy bear stamps, snowflake stencils and photos of birthday cupcakes, intended for their pages to outlast them.“They’re from the Stepford wife kind of mind-set,” Contes said.
“You’re doing something different, you must be evil.”As popularity soared, scrapbooking -- in all its forms -- exploded into a .6-billion industry where enthusiasts young and old, conservative and radical, grudgingly put aside differences to compete in national contests, attend global conventions, build blogs, join chat rooms, create online portfolios, and view You Tube and other online instructional videos. She created textures with vinyl and made patterns by dabbing bubble wrap in paint. ”The trouble in the land of foam stickers and glossy glitter glue all started in February, after Contes won a contest sponsored by one of the industry’s most popular magazines, Creating Keepsakes.