Vanessa, our CT, and I have been talking a lot about the whole idea of what makes a layout "real scrapbooking". We have a very diverse team, with people ranging from purely fantasy to purely simple and clean. We believe any type of expression that preserves memories, feelings, etc. is scrapbooking, so we decided to put out a challenge on our blog. Calling scrappers to "defend" their styles, to explain to the community why their pages are as "real" as any other.
Check it out if you want to add your two cents. http://vivaartistry.blogspot.com/
I LOVE to hear the different opinions and why people feel so strongly about styles....
As a bonus, we'll have some prizes too!!!