Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Yuletide Carol Layouts

Even though it's not even Thanksgiving yet, I've been thinking a lot about Christmas.  Planning meals and choosing gifts and thinking about decorating.  I need to plan ahead or I'll never get everything accomplished.  And that includes my scrapbooking too!

Because I absolutely love Close To My Heart's Yuletide Carol papers and embellishments, this month my scrapbook groups are making these 3 layouts.  Now, when we have those Christmas photos ready, all we need to do is add them to these pages, journal our thoughts, and...DONE! 

Check out the beautiful papers here and start thinking about your Christmas layouts.  I'd love to help you and your friends make these layouts too!

Monday, November 3, 2014


A quick shout out to the winners of the prizes during October posts. Congratulations to Jean, Marie, Nancy and Anonymous!  Your prizes are on their way (Marie has already received hers).

Thank you for being patient with me.  We had a death in the family that took us away from home.  I hope to reconnect with you through more posts soon.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tool Video #25 - Stapler

Over the years I've noticed that there's always some new and different medium introduced into scrapbooking.  It keeps things fresh and trendy.  Some things have been around forever, like ribbon.  And there's lace, washi tape, fabric, plastic, felt, and it seems like metal has been around forever in one form or another.  (When was the last time you used eyelets?)  I loved the photo clips, ribbon slides, and still love brads.  I've used staples to hold ribbon onto a page, to make a design and to attach other embellishments to a layout.  Do I use a stapler a lot?  Honestly, no.  But if you want to add staples to your pages, this one is nice, and it uses mini staples--much cuter than regular old office supply staples.  Take a look.

That brings to an end our series of tool videos.  I hope that you learned some things and that using good tools for your projects makes your crafting and scrapbooking life a little faster, simpler and easier. 

Now for a chance to win one more prize!  Leave a comment below and let us know what YOUR favorite tool is and why.  What tool could you not live with out?  Is it a Cropadile?  Is it good scissors?  And let me know what else you would like to learn about.  Is it stamping techniques?  How to use your paper stash?

One crafter will win her choice of one Scrapbook Workshop on the Go ($29.95 value), or one Card Workshop on the Go ($24.95 value)!  I am really looking forward to reading your comments. 

Happy Scrapping!