Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sorry I have nothing else new to post...we are still packed for a move but keep getting postponed...ugh! I am so thinking I need to tear open my boxes with scrap goodies so I can get back to scrappin and posting here.
Thanks for being patient with me! :)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I recently won a wonderful prize from a challenge at Scrapbooks N Stickers......a Bind it All and lots of goodies to go with it! Thanks Kim! Do check it out http://www.scrapbooksnstickers.typepad.com/
Monday, October 6, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Here is what the inside is like and the dividers for each section (on the left are pictures that inspire me) I have the sections broken down as follows:
1. Printouts - this is for ideas that I find on the net and print out. Some times I just save things to the computer but I also like being able to access some of them while I am not on the puter (which is rare! lol!)
2. Templates - Some times I make my own templates like large flowers, or circles and to aviod making them again I save them in page protectors here. I usually make them from a light weight chipboard so that they will last.
3. Sketches - Some times I print out sketches for fast reference and keep them here. I also am in the process of altering a rol-o-dex to save sketches in also. I have a nicely bound sketch book that my friend Renee made for me as well. (guess I have them all over! lol!)
4, Poems and Quotes - In this section there are also page titles and other "words" that I may see on a layout while browsing a gallery, blog or really anywhere, that I might want to use on future projects.
5. Miscellaneous - All the odds and ends that I don't know what to do with like copies of on line orders, upcoming events, etc. Thanks for looking and I hope that I have inspired you to pay some attention to your own idea binder!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I was wanting some texture to some flowers for a book I am working on and the idea hit me to try the red velvet ribbon you see in the photo (it is plastic backed) in conjunction with my Big Shot and yay! It works! Even with sizzlits. Just use the ribbon as you would paper.....and great thing is that it is pretty inexpensive for lots of it! Now if I can just find more colors....lol! Enjoy!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
And just look at all the color choice there are! (I am on the lookout for more!)
So what I am suggesting you do is cut the covers off the notebooks and save all the parts. The covers are what I will be using to give you ideas. However, the metal binder rings can be used for other things as well. What you ask? Well you can nail them on a piece of wood and hang items from the loops like ribbon or packaged embellishments, or you can use them to make a chipboard album by attaching them to the chipboard with brads through the holes on each end.....(let me know what else you think of!!)
Now what can we do with the covers? Well here are just some ideas....and again please post and let us know if you think of any others!!!
We can use our die cut machines to cut out shapes and letters! For those who have a Cricut, when the new 2" blades come out, we should be able to cut this material! yippee! Oh and just think of these die cuts in the ever popular acrylic albums! (I bet they would look awesome!)
Don't throw away the part you are left with after you cut the die out. It can be used as a template. You can also ink or paint inside the cut out. Maybe use glue and glitter!
Then you can use scissors to cut just around the outside edge of the flower for a whole different die cut look!
You can use pieces as elements for "windows" in your cards or scrapbook pages!
And last idea I have for you is you can use it to make covers for mini albums. You can even make pages to mix in with pages of an acrylic album!
So run out and get the notebooks cheap while you can!!! Enjoy!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Hi! This is where I keep all my scrapbook tools that I use often while I am scrapping. It was a bare wood box that I purchased at IKEA. I painted it green and used a Making Memory foam stamp with lime green paint to make the swirls (they match a design on my favorite Basic Grey paper "COLOR ME SILLY"). I adhered the paper to the front of the drawers and embellished with flowers cut from Color me Silly and card stock, Prima flowers and die cuts. If you noticed, I put the drawer that belonged in the opening at the bottom on top of the unit to make additional storage (just be sure to decorate the sides of the drawer to make it more eye appealing). Hope this inspires you to alter something for your scrap space!
Monday, June 2, 2008
Uses for alphabet stamps are practically limitless. With a little imagination, stamps can be used over and over again, but look different each time. Try some ideas from this Alphabet Stamp Primer to add interest to layouts.
Altered Book technique: Mix and match letter styles on a single project to create a "ransom note" or altered look on scrapbook titles or borders.