Each time that I teach the Free Scrapbooking 101 Class at work I find myself short on time and not covering all the information that is contained within the “leaders guide” provided to me by “big business.” Perhaps this is because I include more information that I think is more important for a beginner “scrapper.” So I am always closing the class by recommending that my students go back and watch a few videos on-line. Here are links to some of those videos that do an amazing job elaborating and demonstrating the techniques and ideas that I concentrate on in this class. Many veteran scrappers will already be familiar with these ideas…
Glitter Girl Adventure 004: Layer upon Layer – Glitter Girl sets out to find easy ways to add more ‘stuff’ to scrapbook pages that seem a bit bare.
Glitter Girl Adventure 008: Pick a Pack of Patterned Paper – Glitter Girl takes on an adventure in picking a pack of patterned paper. Her adventure takes her through her thoughts on choosing a less-than-obvious colour scheme from photos, picking the patterned papers and embellishments, then creating a page from start to finish.
Glitter Girl Adventure 013: Multiphoto Mayhem – Glitter Girl takes on a multi-photo challenge. Her adventure takes her through a work-in-progress album and the creation of a layout with four 4×6 photos on a single 12×12 page
Glitter Girl Adventure 038 :: Clustered Combinations – Glitter Girl brings you an extended episode with full details on creating clustered embellishments for your scrapbook pages.
Glitter Girl Adventure 068: Finish with Finesse – Glitter Girl focuses on the second half of the scrapbooking process. Her adventure takes her through a new layout with three specific tips that can be helpful if embellishing and finishing a page is where you feel most challenged.
Glitter Girl Adventure 095: Fearless Layer Lessons – Glitter Girl takes you through a step by step process for layering paper and embellishments on your scrapbook pages, so you can layer without fear.
The Boys Of Summer with Vintage Bo Bunny
Our Little Rascal with Simple Stories – Take A Hike
Such a Sweet Smile with A Water Colored Background
Just Play with Vintage Sassafras Lass
You Never Know What She’ll Do Next with Maggie Holmes
Today with MME Cut and Paste
Kindergarten with MME Cut and Paste
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Game On with Dear Lizzy
Puppy Love with Crate Paper – The Pier
I previously mentioned that I had been severely slacking off when it came to taking pictures of my most recent posts. I finally took the time to photograph them yesterday and am ready to share them. Buckle your seatbelts, there are a lot of pictures coming.
Lil’ Cookie Monster at an Elmo Party – 6×8 layout
Have a Ball with Fancy Pants – Little Sport
Birthday Boy with Fancy Pants – Little Sport
Off 2 Pre-School with MME – Cut & Paste
Let’s Run Away and Join the Circus with Fancy Pants – Everyday Circus
You And Me Playing and Posing with a Camera with Webster’s Pages – Sweet Routine
I used a “new to me” trick on this page. I can not remember where I borrowed this trick from, (one of the hundreds of youtube videos, I am sure). I used a brand new pencil eraser and ink to stamp circles where I didn’t have enough enamel dots for. I love the way it turned out and the mix with actual dots.
Mr. Calen and Mr. Goat with Bo Bunny – Blast Off
Love This with Webster’s Pages
Zoom, Zoom with What Was on My Desk
What A Cutie He Is with What Was on My Desk
For the past few weeks, I have been scrapping like a mad woman. I have been using a lot of older pictures and trying desperately to use papers I have been hoarding for years. I know that we all have this stash; things we HAD to have and have never really touched or papers that we loved and still have lots left. I also have an extensive stash of 6×6 paper pads I have been holding on to.
I am one of those scrappers that tend to only want to use the newest lines… So older stuff tends to get forgotten. The sad truth is papers still tend to get wrinkled. I am trying get some of these papers used before I officially deem them too old or too “destroyed” to use.
“Get those papers out of ‘hoard-zone’ and use them or don’t buy any more paper.” This is the continual dialogue in my head.
Getting to the main point of this post. I have a HUGE stack of pages that I need to photograph and post. I am dreading it because it will take a fair amount of time. My question is rather you like all the detail shots or would a giant page dump be adequate?
I enjoy keeping the blog and having a running record of what I have done online, but ultimately what I share is for all of you. I would really like your opinion on this one. Thanks!
Red, Navy and Blue have become favorite color choices for my boy layouts this summer. So many companies got it so right this year. I have loved Crate Paper’s Ahoy There, Bo-Bunny’s Fourth of July offerings and so many others… I couldn’t pass this paper collection that is currently a Hot Buy at Michaels. I am unable to discern an actual “brand” on the packaging, but I suspect it is from DCWV.
The quality of this stack is incredible! It is an actual “thick” cardstock and it also has a nice weave-like texture. It is also double sided. I saw the hearts and anchors and I was sold (they were only $7.00 this week; of course my employee discount made it even more of a steal. I really like how this layout turned out. It was super simple and super quick too!
I added a few wood veneer pieces from my stash… I am almost out of the anchor’s and Hobby Lobby is no longer carrying them… I did find that ACOT is still selling them, so all hope is not lost.