Archive for January, 2014


Posted January 31, 2014 By scrappy

The best time of the year to stock up on stampin’UP products because you get freebies for every $50 you spend.  They’ve put together bundles that make it easy for the beginner to have a place to start.  Check out the catalog by visiting my stampin’ up website (link takes you directly to the sale-a-bration promotion material).  Hardest part is deciding which products/tools to get.  Promotion runs through March 31st!

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Embossing Paste

Posted January 23, 2014 By scrappy

product pickJust so happens that with every product that doesn’t work – there are several that do.   Two thumbs up for these embossing pastes from Studio 490/Dreamweaver stencils.  What an interesting medium that reminds me of oil/acrylic painting - as I wrote in the article, you have to stop yourself at some point – because you just want to keep playing.  Check it out under scrapbooking.

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Product Pan

Posted January 20, 2014 By scrappy

product shotyukNot sure if I’ve ever before added a “pan” to my blog – but need to now.  I had a very nice comment about the embossing paste used in my thanks card (papercraft article) – and it reminded me of the winterscape Christmas card that I never offered on my etsy site.  So, I went back to check again, and the reason it never made it – still was a problem:  The Perfect Pearls product (mfg’d by Ranger, and purchased through paperwishes) NEVER dried.  Months later, I can still swipe the snowflakes and pearl my fingertip, removing the product.  Not a great thing for a card, a really bad thing for a scrapbook page.  I’ve updated the associated video and contacted the distributer so I guess I will wait and see what happens.  Because they come in a super array of metallics, I will work to see if I can find a medium that will stop the “rub off”, until then – not a great purchase!

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Posted January 18, 2014 By scrappy

It’s really difficult squeezing all the techniques that go into a multi-page layout video.  So, I opted to separate out a section on manipulating ribbons – yup, it’s my second ribbon article under tips and tricks.  There are definitely ribbons out there that can go a long way in your papercrafting/scrapbooking projects – and there are ribbons that go nowhere.  Check it out under the tips and tricks tab!

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“owl together”

Posted January 13, 2014 By scrappy

Didn’t mess with creating an article, but published the video on youtube (linked here under video’s -> thank you (mid page)) and included the card kit on my etsy shop.  I cld have called it my “favorites” card kit since it has my FAVORITE in-color collection (only current for another 6 months) and my FAVORITE punch which, for now is still available.  Have a look, since it makes a brilliant Thank You card from a group/family – even a couple!

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Posted January 11, 2014 By scrappy

What comes first?  The card to inspire the scrapbook page, or the scrapbook page to inspire a greeting card?   It is the age old question – what came first, the chicken or the egg?  Check out the newest article within scrapbooking to see what happened when (I actually hang both ways!) hahaha.  … and to see the 2013-2015 In color collection in action.

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simply scored products

Posted January 7, 2014 By scrappy

Gave my simply scored products – the Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate, a spin yesterday.  Check out the results and article (scrapbooking tab) or movie (videos->scrapbooking->tools).  Bottom line is I believe they can be pretty useful in my scrapbooking – not to mention speeding up the process for creating envelopes and boxes.

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Enlarged die cuts

Posted January 3, 2014 By scrappy

Scrapbookers are sometimes left out of the more delicate diecuts, the more complicated punches that are available – or asked to pay the premium for larger images.  I wanted to create large Owls for my scrapbook layout that looked ‘exactly’ like those that are created using my Owl Builder Punch.  Visit my tips and tricks page to see how I managed to accomplish it.  Technique can be used to create templates for any “re-size” you use in your layouts.

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