7. February 2015

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Scrapbooking Tips

What are your best scrapbooking tips?

Scrapbooking has been a favorite past time for women of all ages for many years and continues to attract quite a following. For those of you just starting out, here are some scrapbooking tips to help you save time and money with your scrapbooking projects.

Scrapbooking Tips #1

Organization is the key. Don’t waste your time looking for your supplies. It is best to set aside a certain area where you can keep all of your supplies together. Keep paper separated by color. Pens, scissors and embellishments should be kept in separate bins or drawers. Label as much as you can so you can get right to work when an idea strikes you.

Scrapbooking Tips #2

Don’t spend too much money on fancy pens and markers. A computer can create any font and color you want. Make use of it and print wording for your pages then cut and paste into the page.

Scrapbooking Tips #3

Always use acid-free glue, pens and markers. If you don’t your pictures will be ruined and you will have to start all over.

Scrapbooking Tips #4

Make copies of your pictures before you start your page. In case you make a mistake or change your mind you can have a back up picture. Plus you may want to keep a set of the pictures in their original condition.

Scrapbooking Tips #5

Create a mock layout before you adhere anything. Place everything where you think you want it to go and step away for a few minutes. Come back to your page and make sure things are where you want. There’s nothing worse than ruining embellishments and pictures by trying to peel them off the page to move them around.

Scrapbooking Tips #6

It is best to use one picture as inspiration for a page. Pick a certain color or object from the photo that may help as a jumping off point for the theme of the page.

Scrapbooking Tips #7

See what’s free on the internet before you spend a ton of money on stickers or embellishments. There are many sites that offer free clip art. Simply cut out the items out and paste them into your page.

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5. February 2015

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Scrapbook Design School – The Rule of Odds

Scrapbooking, like all visual arts, is based on some basic design principles such as The Visual Triangle, Repetition, The Rule of Thirds, and the Rule of Odds. The Rule of Odds is based on the idea that our eye finds things arranged in odd numbers more natural and pleasing to the eye. This principle is used in all aspects of art such as floral design, painting, photography, graphic design, and even landscaping. […]

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4. February 2015

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Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter with 2 Cartridges

Craft enthusiasts will love the portability and convenience of this electronic cutting machine. With a carrying handle and weighing just 9 pounds, the portable unit can be taken along when traveling or to scrap-booking parties with friends. Ideal for greeting cards, scrapbooks, and other paper crafts, the machine uses a cartridge-based system (no computer required) for cutting thousands of beautiful letters, shapes, and phrases in a variety of sizes and styles with just the touch of a button. […]

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3. February 2015

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Pioneer 12-by-12-Inch Embroidered Black Leatherette Scrapbook

Pioneer 12-by-12-Inch Embroidered Black Leatherette Scrapbook

Embroidered Stitched Leatherette Postbound Album. Front cover features a photo window. Includes 10 sheet protectors with 10 heavy white paper inserts and screw post binding. Acid and lignin free. Size: 12 by 12-inch. Color: Black. Made in China.

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1. February 2015

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Cricut 29-0002 Replacement Cutting Blades for Cricut Cutting Machines

Cricut 29-0002 Replacement Cutting Blades for Cricut Cutting MachinesIf the quality of cuts from your Cricut cutting machine begins to decrease, it might be time to replace the cutting blade. Two replacement blades are included in this blade set. The Cricut replacement blades can be used in either the 29-0001 or 29-0300 machines. The durable custom-designed blades deliver sharp, precise cuts and will last for 500 to 1500 cuts, depending on the type of material being cut. Be careful when handling the cutting blades, as they are extremel (more…)

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31. January 2015

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Top Ten Favorite Scrapbook Pages from CHA Summer 2010

Twice a year, scrapbook product manufacturers show off their latest and greatest designs to buyers at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show. These manufacturers hire some of the best scrapbook page designers in the industry to make sample layouts using their new papers, products, and embellishments. I have picked my ten favorite scrapbook pages from this summer’s show to share with you. Each of these layouts using the latest and greatest products that you will be seeing over the next few months at your favorite local scrapbook and craft stores. In this gallery, you can find ideas for baby scrapbook pages, back to school scrapbook layouts, summer vacation scrapbook pages, and more.


“Paradise” from Anna Griffin – Layouts from CHA
Products Used: Calisto papers and embellishments from Anna Griffin.

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“I Love Ice Cream” from BasicGrey
Page Tip: The pennant banner across the top of the page can be made using your favorite printed papers and a piece of cross stitch floss.
Products Used: Patterned papers from the Olivia line by BasicGrey, embellished by a chipboard sticker shape from the same line.

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“Bus Rider” from BoBunny
Products Used: Patterned papers from the Learning Curve line from BoBunny.

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“Softball Cutie” from Crate Paper
Products Used: Patterned papers, stickers, and embellishments from the School Spirit collection by Crate Paper.
Design Tip: Cutting a piece of paper into a half circle brings the focus to the center of the scrapbook page layout.

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“Girl Tea” from October Afternoon
Products Used: Patterned papers from The Thrift Store collection from October Afternoon.

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Scrapbook Page Layouts By Top Designers
Products Used: Patterned papers from the Surf’s Up line from Best Creation Inc.

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“Lil Darlin” from Graphic 45
Products Used: Patterned papers from the Steampunk Debutante Collection from Graphics 45.

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“Messy Cute” from Sassafras
Products Used: Patterned papers and felt embellishments from Sassafras.

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“Sienna” from Die Cuts With a View
Products Used: Patterned papers from The Mariposa Stacks by Die Cuts With a View.

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“Together at the Barn” from Fancy Pants Designs
Products Used: Patterned paper and embellishments from the Like Father, Like Son collection from Fancy Pants Designs.

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29. January 2015

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Cricut Cartridge Storage Box

Cricut Cartridge Storage BoxStorage box for cartridges blue

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27. January 2015

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Cricut Expression 290300 Personal Electronic Cutter

Cricut Expression 290300 Personal Electronic CutterThanks to electronic precision and easy-to-use design, the Cricut Expression personal cutting machine makes it a snap to create beautiful cards, displays, scrapbooks, signs, and labels. Great for home, office, or classroom use, the machine features a generous range for small or large shapes and can accommodate materials from vellum to cardstock to vinyl. Creating a cut requires simply inserting a cartridge, loading the machine, making a selection, and pressing “cut. (more…)

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19. January 2015

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Cricut 29-0630 Deep Cut Blade

Cricut 29-0630 Deep Cut BladeDeep cut blade for cricut machine and cricut expression refills

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