Scrapbooking

Quick and Crafty – Uses for Paper Scraps

Card Making – Textured Cards: Quick and Crafty – April 2008 – YouTube. Fun ways to use those scraps that just seem to multiply relentlessly.

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Tim Holtz – Mini Book

tim holtz – valentine mini book – YouTube. A great little mini book made from one sheet of 12 x 12 paper and tissue tape. There’s room for ticket stubs, small photos, etc.

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Small Theme Albums

Every year, my friend Tonia creates small, 8 x 8 albums as Christmas gifts for her family. She uses ideas that are fairly simple and easy to replicate. Her family loves them, and I think these pages are perfect examples of how a simple design can be just as beautiful, if not more so, as […]

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Make Your Own Glue Dots

On a budget, looking for ways to save some money? Don’t pay for pre-made glue dots – make your own! Using a sheet of parchment paper and a bottle of Aleene’s Tack It Over and Over, you can make any size you want. You can also make lines, which are good for ribbons.

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Scrap/Craft Room

I’ve taken quite a bit of time over the last couple of years trying to organize a space for crafting, scrapbooking, stamping and related activities. I used to work in a craft & hobby store, so I have a lot of supplies (probably an understatement). I’m at a point that feels comfortable and workable. Here’s […]

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Small Scrapbook Project: Delightful

I love small scrapbook projects. Take a small kit or a piece of paper or two, a few embellishments, less than a yard of ribbon, and the results can be stunning. Here’s a simple project that took less than an hour, using a kit (I don’t remember the brand).

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ATCs and Greeting Cards

One of my tasks last spring was to make a dream list, 100 things I’d like to accomplish. It sounds a bit daunting to come up with that many items, but it was made easier by breaking it down into twelve different categories. Under the “creative” heading, I stated I wanted to make 365 greeting […]

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Your Life, Your Story

Your life – and therefore your story – is as unique as you are. Telling your story isn’t always easy. Time gets away from you, certain subjects are difficult to approach, or you simply encounter writer’s block. When you need a jumpstart, consider an interview approach. Take a list of questions similar to the following […]

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Inspiration

When I’m so busy in other areas of my life (mainly work), it’s very difficult to find inspiration for scrapbooking, stamping, painting or any other creative pursuit. I recently decided to pick up paints and brushes for the first time in over a decade. I’ve rediscovered, in a meaningful way, the true definition of “flow” […]

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Wax Resist Technique

Stamp basic image in black dye ink on glossy card stock. Color the areas you want to remain white using a white crayon. Use a brayer or sponge daubers to cover the entire surface of the card stock with ink. Wipe off excess ink with a tissue. If desired, add additional color to image using […]

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