It's All About Scrapbooking

Tips, Techniques and Scrapbook Blabber from a Scrapbook Addict

Thursday, July 24, 2008

My Name is Scrapbook Mama and I am addicted to Scrapbooking

Yes I admit it. I have a problem! Is there a 12 step program for scrapbookers?

Not only do I create scrapbook pages in my sleep but I can't control my spending! It is out of control! And I buy more then I can scrapbook!!! I AM OUT OF CONTROL!!!!! I do not have any art projects to post on this blog because all I do is buy the embellishments and paper that I "plan" to scrapbook with!!

I guess I have to hit rock bottom before I can begin the long climb to recovery huh????

Well off to my SA meeting (Scrapbookers Anonymous!)

Scrapbook Mama

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Are you suffering from nocreativejuicesflowing-itis?

Do you stare blankly at your white scrapbook base page? Do you create a page just to tear off the papers you put down because it's not how you wanted it? If so, then you suffer from nocreativejuicesflowing-itis! You want to scrapbook but the ideas and creativity is just not flowing through your system! Don't worry! This is not a serious condition and you will eventually get over this on your own. However there are a few home remedies you can try so as not to allow nocreativejuicesflowing-itis to stick around for a long period of time.

First, step back and take a breather. Clear the head, go grab yourself a coffee, do some stretches

Second, grab a scrapbook magazine or some other type of how-to program. Don't have your own creative juices - steal someone else's! :)

and Third, journal various ideas that pop in to your head. This can help with creating layouts or even give you ideas of pictures you may want to take!

Summer is here. What do you remember about summer? I watched my daughter the other day jumping through the sprinkler, I just sat and listened, looked and took it all in!

Here are some ideas for you. Find or take pictures that remind you of the following or write down words that come to mind as you read these! Or even colors that come to mind!!

  • Carefree Days
  • Colors of Summer
  • Feelings of Summer
  • Smells of Summer
  • Sounds of Summer
  • Tastes of Summer
  • Textures of Summer
  • Traditions of Summer
  • Sunshine
  • Warmth
  • Water
  • Wind

Hmm, maybe I should get off of the computer and start working on a page...I think I may be on the mend from nocreativejuicesflowing-itis!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Scrapbook Tools are very universal!!

So last night I was curious as to where my husband had run off to. I walk upstairs and imagine my surprise when I see Chad in my craft room! He is sitting at my craft table and using my paper trimmer!

My first thought was "Ha, bet he won't complain about my hobby anymore!" and the second thought was "Oh crud! What is he cutting? Is it going to dull my blade?" Then he got all excited when he asked if I had a hole punch and I started to pull out all these circle punches. I mean he literally was like "Oh yeah! That will work!" It didn't but still I was a bit floored by the whole situation.

I knew I should have taken a picture! Just to curb your curiosity, he was cutting something for some project he was working on out in the garage (aka hot rod projects)

But scrapbook tools are very universal. And garage tools make good scrapbook tools! I don't know if Chad knows this but I stole a pair of his pliers quite a while ago to use when cutting/bending my wire! And up until he bought me my own heat gun I used his (and mine is bright orange from Harbor Freight...not Michaels!)

It's a hobby the whole family can benefit from!!

What household item do you use in your scrapbooking???

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

From the Desk of Scrapbook Mama

So I have fallen in love with blogs so much I thought I would start one that is specifically about scrapbooking, cardmaking and my Close to My Heart business. I thought it would be fun to have contests, surveys, tips of the trade and so on. I will try to post pictures of my current projects and instructions (if I so feel obligated to do so!!)

Maybe having this blog will force me to scrapbook a little more so that I have pic's to show off!

Here are two projects I completed this weekend. One was a box to store all of my homemade cards in (I used a CTMH My Acrylix organizer) and one was a card for a swap I am participating in.

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