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Monday, September 29, 2008

Photographing scrapbook pages

I've got something super-special in the works for this week! Stay tuned for my 'Blogiversary' celebration, starting Wednesday. In the mean time, several people have asked how I photograph scrapbook pages, so I thought I would share my secret with you!


Monday, September 22, 2008

October Scrapbook Class-In-A-Kit

I've finally managed to get two of the October SCIAK layouts photographed AND off of my camera! So here's a peek at two of the six pages included in the Maine Blueberry kit. Each of these are half of a brand new layout.

Here's the first, featuring a huge new paper flower:

And here's the second, featuring a cool lace-up technique:

The October Scrapbook Class-In-A-Kit includes:
--All materials necessary to complete THREE two-page 12x12 layouts (for a total of six pages), including cardstock, designer paper, ribbon, brads, buttons, stickers, page candy, etc.
--Custom stamp made from SU rubber scraps
--Photos of completed layouts
--Video instructions on how to assemble the pages (so you can scrapbook at your convenience!)
--Extra paper

--Paper trimmer (big enough to trim 12x12 paper)
--Adhesive (liquid glue)
--White craft (pigment) ink

COST OF KIT: $17.00 (plus $6.50 shipping for those out of town)

ORDER/PAYMENT DUE BY: September 26th

KITS READY BY: October 8th

PAYMENT: Send appropriate payment (including shipping if necessary) via PAYPAL to:

COMING NEXT MONTH: Autumn Vine from the Holiday Mini

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Paper buttons video tutorial!

I got a new digital hard-drive camcorder and made my first blog video tutorial on how to make super-inexpensive, super easy buttons that match your cards or scrapbook pages EXACTLY! Please tell me what you think of the video! I'm using the software that came with the camera (CyberLink PowerDirector Express). Not as impressed with it as I am with Pinnacle Studio (which I don't have on this computer or I'd use that!), but it may be because it's just... different (and not as fully featured, but it's the Express version).

The music in the video is Maroon 5's 'Makes Me Wonder'. Here's the YouTube version:

You can get a smaller, but better-quality Windows Media File version by clicking here.

Making the template: I cut one circle from scrap cardstock, fold it in half, mark where I want my holes to go, and pierce through them. I make a template for each size button, so when I make a bunch, the holes on all of them are reasonably the same.

Gluing the stack: I put glue on only three of the four blue circles. Then I stacked them with the non-glued one on top.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Order SU products online!

Woohoooooooo! Online ordering from the Stampin' Up! website is now available! And it is TOTALLY FABULOUS! I am so impressed and excited.

I humbly invite you to check out my Demo Website to check it out. When you get there, just click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right corner.