Archive for April, 2014

scrapbooking news

Posted April 24, 2014 By scrappy

Lots of fun additions for scrapbookers this week.  The first is a video playing with embossing pastes in your scrapbooking and then a video showing how to create basic banner shapes to be used for titles and keepsakes (both are linked on the video’s page, under scrapbooking techniques).   I’ve published an article summarizing the banners video, including some ‘teaser’ photographs of completed projects that can be seen in the video on my scrapbooking page.  Off for a long weekend for my youngn’s graduation, but back on it first thing Monday.

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Finding centers

Posted April 23, 2014 By scrappy

Halving fractions can sometimes be a challenge.  Seems like we’re always looking for the center measurement of something as paper crafters.  If math is not your thing – check out my article on splitting fractions.  I write in non-mathematical terms and I’m hoping it will help ease the pain.  I’ve added it to the scrapbooking page.  Hmmm.  Occurs to me that equal distance across a page cld present some heartache as well.  I have an easy, peasy method for that where little math is involved… it’s on the list of videos so keep an eye out.

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Combining ribbons and twine

Posted April 21, 2014 By scrappy

I did mention “more” in my last post  - and the first of these is more about ribbons and twines.  So, two articles already and now a third.  In this most recent article (on the tips and tricks page), I’ve moved away from manipulating each individual ribbon to creating combinations that can add interest to your scrapbook layouts, and keep you from having to choose a single coordinating color – instead, use them all!

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scrapbooking techniques

Posted April 14, 2014 By scrappy

more is bettera good thingToo much of a good thing is…. BETTER!  That is my theme for this week – so keep an eye out on new videos on tp embossing and embossing pastes.  Totally scrapbooking centric.   It’s about techniques and products that work, and work quickly in a 12 x 12 format.

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school days

Posted April 14, 2014 By scrappy

The end of the school year quickly approaches and time for all the awards assemblies, graduations and events that you’d like to share with relatives and friends.  The school day card design lets you invite in style as well as thank and/or recognize teachers that have put up with your …..  hmmmm….’darling angel’, the entire school year.   Check out the “School Days Design” article on my Paper Crafts page to meet any/all of these card occasions!  Or just jump right in with the you tube video linked under congrats/grad cards on the video page.

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small stamps

Posted April 10, 2014 By scrappy

small stampsA small stamp goes along way in my Embossed Brights Card Design.  I like to toss a few of these little guys into my shopping cart (they are from Hot Off the Press), as long as it doesn’t impact my S&H dollars.   Each runs .99 to 1.25 and they have some cute stamps for younger themed projects as well.  Check out the design and article on my Paper Crafts page.

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textured TP

Posted April 7, 2014 By scrappy

It’s lighter than cardstock, heavier than patterned paper – tears beautifully and is textured.  What is, you ask?  5 layers of toilet paper.  Read all about it in my article on the scrapbooking page.

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Product Picks April

Posted April 1, 2014 By scrappy

Light and Easy, Nice ‘n Breezy – At least that is what is happening in Georgia this time of year.  But no matter if you’re still waiting for spring – my picks for April make life simpler! BUILDER punches:  OWL, BIRD and CUPCAKE.  Quick links from my home page make them easy breezy to purchase as well.  There is a reason that they remain in the catalog year after year – versatility!  punch and combine solid card stock, patterned papers, specialty papers – take your punched images and emboss “pieces” – or just punch the portions you need.. OR totally transform punched pieces to any size you require following my supersize your punches technique video (linked from home page).

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