Archive for July, 2013

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Posted July 30, 2013 By scrappy

Paperwishes.com has outdone themselves – at least so far this week.  I sooooo look forward to Tuesdays when I can sip on my coffee and have notepad ready to roll to capture some inspiration.  I had to give up the pen and paper today because they are doing “Stamp Camp #2″ and have their webisodes  full with so many techniques, I just felt compelled to link you to them directly.  I’ve also decided that August will be a month full of over the top “artistic” effects (products and videos) to be used in your scrapbooking – without having to be an artist!  If nothing else, it is worth the watch just to see how u can use wax paper to create some beautiful effects.

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Posted July 29, 2013 By scrappy

As you get older, time moves faster – I had no idea that it is already the 29th of July.   Good news is, the Designer Series Paper promotion is good for another 2 days. Buy 3 and get 1 free!  After doing my video on using scrapbook kits, I have a re-kindled respect for the quality of Stampin’UP products.  Try it and u will like it.   Click here to link to my Stampin’ UP website and click on promotions to take advantage of this great sale!  It won’t be an issue of finding 4 designer series papers you like, but which 4 to choose.

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Posted July 27, 2013 By scrappy

The video and article have been posted  – a lot of neat ideas for making the most out of any sort of scrapbook kit that you’ve purchased over the years and have left sitting on the shelf.  Visit the scrapbooking tab to take a look and hit the video link to watch the beginning to end.  Personally, I am still undecided.  Yes, coordinated materials at a bargain price, and No – too many materials to ever be able to use, plus so many that I don’t think I will ever use in my scrapbooking.  Would luv to hear your thoughts.

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Posted July 27, 2013 By scrappy

Another month has flew by. I am in the process of uploading a scrapbooking kit video but am already thinking about my August product picks and the Christmas Card design for next month.  Just seems like I put together July’s Xmas card.   If you haven’t checked out my “Christmas Card Club” – please do –  by visiting the shop tab and running over to Etsy!  A great value at 2 xmas card kits for $6 incl shipping.  Whether you need to have 12 or 24, putting together a handmade card is much more enjoyable when you create them 2 or 4 at a time as opposed to waiting for the last minute and having to mass assemble 24 at once… and the card kits are great as everything is included other than the adhesive!

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Posted July 22, 2013 By scrappy

eeks - I’ve been distracted for the last week working on jewelry (I do that also) – but have got to write today about adhesives.  Since moving to Georgia and the higher humidity, things go bump in the night and now I know that it’s something falling off of my chipboard keepsakes, or a stamp set falling off of the press board.  So….  Glue sticks are a big no-no for scrapbookers.  I used to be a glue stick gal – until I take a look now at my 10-15-20 year old scrapbooks and everything is falling off the pages.  Snail adhesive – might work fine for card makers, but I now have panels, photos and the what not – coming off of my chipboard decorations.  So what I find that works:  The multi-purpose glue that I never want to be without (110755), sticky strip – although it is unforgiving since once you place it – that is where is needs to stay (104294), glue dots (103683) and dimensionals (104430).

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Posted July 18, 2013 By scrappy

I believe if you’ve been shopping for your scrapbook supplies for any length of time, like me, you have fallen for the “Scrapbook Kits”. My eeksnext video will be demonstrating how to take these very cheesy pieces to create a fabulous layout.  My experience has been if you have a scrapbook kit, your layouts end up looking like “scrapbook kit” layouts.  ugh.  So many things wrong: 1) the quality of the paper, the ribbon, the stickers, and the plastic coated die cuts – UUUUUUUUgly.   At the time you purchase them, however, you’re thinking this would be great and simple and quick and easy.  And then you go to do something and there are just a few of the pieces and papers that you would even consider being in your layout and then they end up in your “bone yard” of  – only in desperation -  materials.  Will post “No space to My space” layout when completed.

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Posted July 16, 2013 By scrappy

Large Ribbon and coordinating ribbon is always an interesting challenge for Scrapbookers.  Paper borders are super versatile but maybe not as interesting as a ribbon with texture or with a pattern that matches your layout.  Check out my tips and tricks to create super versatile borders with ribbon that compliment your scrapbooking!

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Posted July 15, 2013 By scrappy

OMG that took a bit of work – but….. drum roll – the first 2013 Christmas Card it out and available as a card kit on my Etsy site!  The accompanying article is posted in the papercraft tab, but let me ask you this:

1) As a scrapbooker (I have to assume you r, or why else would u visit my site?). Why haven’t you made your own Christmas Cards?  I think I know – because as long as I have been scrapbooking, there have been years when I grabbed an off the shelf box of cards despite the fact that I knew I could do better, should do better - so I will answer:

a) Mass production of anything is just depressing.  Face it, if you’re like me, having to make 4 of the same thing is numbing.  With a ‘send to list’ of 24 or more, just cannot get myself motivated!

b) Last minute and totally uninspired!  tic tock, tic tock… other things to do to prep for the holidays, family coming home, shopping- hell, figuring out what to get everyone!  No TIME!

So – I have an answer.  START NOW!   Whether you purchase the kits (link to my Etsy shop) to assemble when you’re in the mood, or begin from scratch - do some now, do some next month etc, etc.  There is no rule saying that everyone on your card list has to receive the same card.  Simply said, but I fell into that trap as well.

Anyhoot – turn on some Christmas music and check out my article in the PaperCraft tab and feel inspired!   PS – I’ve also tossed in a tidbit on my scrapbooking page- as card designs can also be useful in scrapbooking

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