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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: spider necklace ^^ on: April 22, 2008 01:13:00 PM
This is absolutely stunning!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: two questions? on: February 12, 2008 02:26:20 PM
I don't really know the answer to your first question, but it makes you have to buy more sticker sheets right?  So maybe that's the answer!  LOL

As for the ribbon, I use a skinny ribbon a lot of times to tie around my photos on my pages.  Sometimes I'll use a safety pin and clip a little charm or something to the knot after I've tied the ribbon in a knot. 

Like this photo below.  Not one of my better layouts, but the quickest one I could find with a ribbon around the photo.  LOL


3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: my scrapbooks look, well... plain on: February 12, 2008 02:20:53 PM
You could also use sketches!  Becky Higgins from Creating Keepsakes magazine shares some on their website and you can also find them at Simple Scrapbooks magazine's website.  I know there are also several blogs out there that offer free sketches.  Also, there's a website called Page Maps that shares sketches.  Go here and click on the month in the left column for that month's sketches.  I think they put new ones up every month.  http://www.pagemaps.com/

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: travel scrapbook - any ideas? on: February 12, 2008 01:59:42 PM
I recently completed a scrapbook for my granddaughter about her trip to Japan.  She was there for a week and ended up with 400+ photos.  I chose a K&Co Life's Journey 8.5x8.5 album with a compass embedded in the front cause I thought it was cool.  Anyway, it was a surprise Christmas gift, so I couldn't ask her input on anything, which kind of limited what I could do.  However, she had described her photos pretty well when she uploaded them to Kodak's website, so I retyped her descriptions and printed them and cut them in strips for photo titles. 

I decided to separate her photos into different cities she had visited such as Kyoto, Tokyo, Kobe.  To show separation, I made a filler page with the name of the city before each new city section.  Since I couldn't write any journaling, I left large tags here and there for her to write her thoughts on.  I also weeded out lots of photos because there just wasn't going to be enough room for all of them.  I also tried not to make every page "design perfect" and tried to squeeze as many photos as I could on the pages for her. 

My original thought was to separate the photos into sections title "The People", "The Places", "The Cuisine", "The Sights" etc., but I went with the city thing instead.  If your traveling companions have access to email, I would email them a photo and ask them to give their thoughts on it, which you could then print off and include with the photos. 

I'm going to try to show some photos here, but I've never done it on this forum before so we'll see if it works!


5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: Transparencies?? on: December 18, 2007 07:34:13 AM
Hi.  If you have a Hobby Lobby or Michaels near you, or maybe even a Walmart I think, you can buy a roll of glue tape stuff that is specifically for transparencies nowadays.  I haven't gotten around to buying some, but since I use transparencies all the time I intend to get some and try it out.  I also use mini Glue Dots on my transparencies if there is a dark area that I can hide the glue dot behind so it can't be seen.  Also some people use staples if they can be incorporated into the project/page.

6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: random picture scrapbook on: December 18, 2007 07:30:47 AM
Sounds to me like you're really over-thinking the process here.  You've divided your photos into piles, but you don't specify what those piles are.  People?  Vacations?  Holidays?  If you have photos that you don't have a pile for, it sounds like you need to add another pile.  LOL 

As far as do you have to use all the pix?  NO.  They're your pictures and it's your scrapbook.  YOU make the rules.  If you don't like the picture, don't put it in the scrapbook.  If you REALLY don't like the photo, throw it away.  Yes, I really said that.  Shocked   If you like it but not enough to scrapbook it, put it in an acid-free photo storage box.  They're $3 or $4 at Hobby Lobby or you can buy them at Michaels with a coupon.  If you can't find a pile to put the photo in when you're sorting, maybe you should think about do you really want it anyway, and if not store it in the box.  Store doubles in the boxes too. 

When I started scrapbooking 11 years ago, I thought I needed to put every single photo, good or bad, in my scrapbook and I needed to scrapbook chronologically.  I really put a lot of pressure on myself and that was stupid.  Cause if you do that, you're going to die someday and there will be a million photos stashed somewhere in your house that aren't in the scrapbooks.  Now I pick out my favorite photos, the ones I really love, the ones I want to tell a story about, the ones I want my daughter to know about, the ones that are meaningful to me, and I only scrapbook those.  The rest go in photo boxes.  And WOW do I feel better! 

Recently I also started NOT going in chronological order.  Scrapbooking is so much more fun now.  Because frankly, by the time I get to THIS year in my scrapbooks, I'm not going to remember what happened in the photo from this year, unless I journal very extensively about it, and if I'm going to do the journaling I might as well just go ahead and make the whole page.  So I alternate.  One day I do current photos and the next day I use older photos for my scrapbooks. 

Just do whatever YOU want.  You're the boss!   Wink


7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: wedding planning book HELP on: December 18, 2007 07:13:27 AM
Hi there.  It sounds to me like you should go journal type of book (maybe decorate the cover), for the bride-to-be to jot down details, phone numbers, prices, misc.  I think all your categories for pages sounds good.  If it's a smaller 5x7-ish journal notebook type thing, you'd want to reserve several pages for each thing on your list.  Maybe just divide the book into sections.  It sounds like your wallet (and timewise frankly) calls for simple.  But then you are debating maybe a scrapbook with adding bachelor party things in there.  That's not simple!  LOL  Neither is having them tell the engagement story.  In my opinion, those would be great for a wedding album later on.  You can dress up a spiral by threading a ribbon through it and tying in a knot at the top, maybe even attach a little charm to the knot with a safety pin.  Or you can tie a bunch of ribbons to the spiral coils from top to bottom, but that requires more time and more ribbons. 

By the way, LOVE your idea of the barefoot wedding on the beach.  I attended one about 6 years ago and it was absolutely beautiful. 

Hope this helped you even a little bit!

8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: From this which is your favorite please vote...!!! on: December 14, 2007 01:38:56 PM
#1 is freaking beautiful!  How do I get one of these?

9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: Locating particular paper on: October 10, 2007 08:16:57 AM
I would absolutely check e-bay!  Usually if I need something whether scrapbook related or not, and I can't find it, someone on ebay has it.  I might not always want to pay what they want, but I find it!  LOL

10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Re: Incorporating concert wristbands? on: October 10, 2007 08:12:55 AM
Hi there.  If you're worried about the acid free aspect, you can buy a spray can of Archival Mist and spray that on your wristbands to deacidify them. 

You can also buy "memorabilia pockets" that are self-adhesive and you can stick them on your layout, they're see-through, and put your wristbands in there.  You seal it up so the acid doesn't get to your photos.  I put a lock of my daughter's hair in one.  I know that 3M makes them and some scrapbooking manufacturer whose name escapes me at the moment.  Might want to check a few online stores and do a search.

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