…really glad…

..to have my advertising projects done, yay!  In case you didn’t know, I teach scrapbooking classes (or, well, I’m trying to) at my local craft store.  And to get more people interested, I thought, why not some touch inspiration.

Behold, my altered tag :

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Among my supplies:

Teal glitter

Baker’s twine (pink and blue)

Butterfly die-cut (for the shape)

Stamps (Chinese background, Chinese lantern, four different alphas, and Amy Tangerine for the pencil)

Colored pencils (the color the lantern)

Black pigment ink


… and my altered bag

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To say I used a lot of supplies is an understatement, but they included

7Gypsies Fabric tape

Simple Stories journaling die cut

Assorted chipboard, ribbons, and buttons

Jolee’s France-inspired tag

Baker’s twine

Prima flower and leaves in fall colors

Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge

Once Upon a Time paper pack

VersaMark white pigment ink


So hopefully my work is not for naught and people will be inspired to take my classes.  Fingers crossed!  What do you think?

Now to get to that layout challenge I’ve been itching to do…hehehe

Happy scrapping!

…waiting for…

…the onslaught of pink and red that is so prevalent leading up to Valentine’s Day, and of course, related to the world of scrapbooking/papercrafting. I received an e-mail from ScrapBuck.com about a sale on Valentine’s Day supplies. And while there was the (obligatory?) red and pink goodies, there were a few items, that were beautifully pink-less. Colors that are not associated with the holiday, or perhaps love (in all its forms) in general. And it made me so happy!

And while I at the moment can’t justify purchasing them (simply because of financial constraints), it gives me hope that more scrapbooking manufacturers will think outside the box when it comes with new products that are holiday-themed.

Is there a holiday color or combination of colors that make you squeal with joy and groan with fatigue and annoyance?


…So I’m not at the computer that has access to the photos, and for that I’m sorry.  I’ve been thinking about a lot of stuff regarding scrapbooking.  One topic I’ve only read little snippets about is something that may sound silly, but it comes up for just about every scrapbooker.

That topic is:  redoing a layout.  Now I’ve read that you should change a layout once it’s done, unless you think it’s unfinished and needs a little something extra.  Well, I kinda bent/broke this rule with only one layout thus far.  I made (a few years ago) a layout celebrating my sister’s graduation from college.  After it was finished I had a few problems with it.

I had tried to edge the journaling tag in chalk ink, but I had nothing to make the ink stick, so it always got on my fingers and the page protector, not to mention the rest of the layout.  And while some of my design ideas weren’t bad, the layout just didn’t work for me, but at the time I was proud of it.  One problem cropped up later: one photo featured my sister and her then-fiance-now-ex-husband.  I didn’t want that.

So I “improved it”.  Saved the other two photos of only my sister.  And started from scratch.  And of course the layout didn’t quite happen the way I thought it would, but I’ve learned a lot about scrapbooking and my own creativity.  So the new and improved version will be getting a wonderful photo taken of it for my album and the original sent to my sister to frame. 🙂


my ScrapMuse is…excited

…excited and ecstatic!  I’m posting two layouts, both are for one or more layout challenges, and one’s a really long time coming.  And so (yeah, I’ve said this before, and I’ll admit, I love it…maybe it’s the theater lover in me :P), without further ado…

For Creative Scrappers #240


For Creative Scrappers #239


Thanks for looking! and happy scrapping!