Monthly Archives: March 2013

Oh, Baby

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A baby shower card, to show off my excitement to be an aunt in three months.

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March 24, 2013 · 9:40 pm

A Scrapbooking Marathon

Sometimes a change in scenery is the best inspiration.

My friend Chantel and I spent nearly our entire Saturday scrapbooking at Archiver’s Scrap Mania this weekend. I brought a plastic storage bin, one paper container, and a box of photos that will someday complete the scrapbook I will be giving to my cousin who is graduating from high school this year.

Once I was settled into my workspace across from Chantel in the back of the store, I charged through approximately 10 pages. Considering it’s mid-March and the book should be finished by the beginning of June, I consider 10 pages to be a pretty solid start.

Scroll down to see some examples of the pages I’ve completed so far:
It’s a Boy; page one

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Baby photo collage

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Happy Days

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Thinking spring

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I just barely put a dent in photos from Jason’s second year before I left Archiver’s late last night, so here’s to hoping I can complete the book in time!

However, I’m pleased with the amount of work I was able to finish while I was at Archiver’s, not to mention the fact Chantel and I tried some delicious food at Earth Fare, and of course, made a visit to Menchie’s for some tasty froyo during our last break of the night. Good day!

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Four-in-One

Resourcefulness is overrated.

I cranked out a lot of work last weekend to stock up on cards for upcoming birthdays, extra thank you notes, etc. As always, I tailored each design to the recipient I had in mind at the time, but I also dug a little deeper in my “scraps” and found something I could use to create several similar cards:

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A printed blank card I had bought in a set years ago.

So, I split the front and back of the card in two to create four pieces I could work with to make four different, but similar, cards:

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Below are the finished products:

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Shear Perfection?

Sometimes my paper cutter and I don’t get along.

I’ll admit, it’s probably about that time to replace the blade for a sharper one. The current one has survived a huge batch of Christmas cards and then some.

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The good news: With a bit of extra thought and creativity, you can cover up the little rips and tears you suffer from using a crummy blade.

For example, I added a bit extra to this birthday card in the effort to cover up a tear on one edge of the card stock I used for a border:

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I didn’t want to show a mistake on the final product, but I didn’t want to put the card to waste and start over, either.

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Good as new! I hadn’t planned on going with that particular design when I started creating the card, but I think it works.

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Have you ever had to try a new direction with a project because the original design didn’t go as planned? Share your quick scrapping fixes in the comments below!

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Unwind.

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When you’re feeling under the weather, as I was for a decent part of last week, sometimes the best cure is a bit of time to yourself. A bit of relaxation. Some productivity, but more unwinding.

For me, that remedy included a lot of scrapping (handmade cards, specifically), quite a bit of cooking and baking (looking forward to trying the oatmeal breakfast muffins, pictured, that are now in the freezer), some yoga, a few hours with the family and even some cleaning, believe it or not.

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March 3, 2013 · 9:21 pm