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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Green Scrapbooking

Going Green with Scrapbooking - Joanna Campbell

Here's a new use for masking tape-Take some colored masking tape and adhere it to a piece of waxed paper. Now punch along the tape. Very gently remove the masking tape from the waxed paper, and TA-DAH! You have this cool border I made in green for St. Patty's Day. (After I removed the wax paper, I stuck my tape border down on a piece of green gingham paper and I scalloped one edge with specialty scissors.

To make the pot of gold, I doodled the pot, colored in around it, put glitter in the pot, and then glued on gold sequins. Yep, 3-D is fun stuff.

Scrapbooking Myths

ARTICLE - Busting Three Myths About Scrapbooking


by Karen Siegel Fitting

When I tell people about what I do, I often hear things like; "I am not creative at all", "I just don't have the time" , "I would love to be able to scrapbook". If you have the desire to scrapbook, you can make to happen. Read on... three common scrapbooking myths are about to be BUSTED!

Scrapbooking Myth #1: There's no time to scrapbook. Scrapping doesn't require more time than you are willing to give to yourself for other activities (like exercise or the spa), it just requires scheduling. Most retail stores post their scrapbooking times 2 to 3 months in advance.

Independent consultants offer workshops as well and will likely have their schedules prepared 4 to 6 months in advance. My friend, Jackie, only scrapbooks twice a year - at weekend retreat events an independent consultant runs. Jackie knows 6 months in advance when the next retreat will happen and works her family calendar around it. She is able to remain up to date with her photo projects by simply making the most of these two opportunities. In my experience, busy people get things done - because of planning.

Scrapbooking Myth #2: You have to be creative to make a scrapbook style photo album. Putting photos into safe albums is mostly about preserving the memories & stories that the photos represent. Some of my favorite album pages are 'naked'. They lack any stickers or embellishments whatsoever. I love pages like this because they celebrate the memories. Digital scrapbooking and pre-designed layouts make things easier. Just add pictures and your words and you have a beautiful page!

Scrapbooking Myth #3: Scrapbooks are for families with kids. As long as you are taking pictures, kids or no kids, there's plenty to work on! Look at your pictures, aren't they worthy of celebration? It's time to show off your exciting life! Celebrate your everyday, your family and friends. Your story is worth telling and sharing, putting these stories and memories into a safe album is a great way to do this! Now that you know how to bust these myths, it is time to get started. Find a few pictures, find some friends or some help from a store or consultant and celebrate your memories.

To request your free digital scrapbooking software, go to http://karenfitting.wordpress.com/ Karen Siegel Fitting has been helping her clients keep up-to-date with their photos for over 5 years. Since January, 2009 her clients have completed over 10 albums, hundreds of pages, and have maintained sanity in the effort of keeping their photos managed

Just a few cards today


My honey is home between flights tonight, so, I will just post a few things I have been working on this week, here are a few cards I made with some of my new SU sets. I really like the graduation set, I think I am gonna make a few more to sell at my next craft sale. Maybe I will knock out a few in the local HS colors...

Also, I have been working on some really cute easter egg ideas I got from the Martha stewart magazine. They are soooo cute, I had a little trouble with the ones I made, but I got the hang of it now, I need to go pick up a few more wooden eggs from AC Moore and make some more, I want to show you the pretty ones, only!!!! Have a great night!
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