Monday, January 18, 2010

Something New

Welcome Something New Monday!~
I have been busy over the past few days and have been thinking about a lot of things I would like to share with you. Some of it is now and some of it is just things that I have been thinking about.... 

I have a ton of scraps!  What do you do with your scraps?  How do you store your scraps? I know some of you have elaborate systems to store your scraps, and others just have a nice pile of them... I just bought a expanding filing folder and store them by color. This is working so far. 
The other thing I have decided to do with my scraps is use them! I have a sketch book and have been working on layouts that will use them as well as some cards. The end results often don't look exactly like my sketch but close enough. The art of creation often leads in different directions! Below is my layout using circles cut on my Cricut using GBS. 

Ok, here is the sketch that I based the lay out on, and this is what it turned out to be.

Not quite the same but the idea is there. The use of the left over paper along with the journal tag worked out well I think.

So, circles, squares, rectangles, any shape that you can manage to cut will work out really well to use of your scraps and get you being productive!

Oh, and if you are making cards, make more than one. I thought I was the type of person that only wanted to make one of anything, but I find that if I am already making a card and have the extra paper (not using only scraps to make the card) that making at least 2 works out great. You have one to give and one in reserve to give again later.

When I was surfing the web I found people doing wonderful things with their embossed images. One of the things that I liked the best was the coloring the raised portions with ink, chalk, even crayons! Well I tried these and lets just say that I wasn't really successful. Then I thought I would give by brayer a try. It worked out much better for me than the other methods I tried.... 

I haven't tried it with a solid color inkpad but that is coming!

Site of the week...
This week I want to share my favorite site for shopping.  Have you tried This is one of the best ways to see prices for comparisons and to find out who is selling the item you are looking for. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

New item of the week...
I wanted to get some paper for Valentine's Day. I went to my local A.C Moore (they had a great sale on my favorite paper DCWV $19.99 packs for $10.00) and I looked around and saw lots of the same things that I either had seen before or had at home... Sigh... Then I saw Libby!  Libby is the manager of the scrapbooking section, and I mentioned what I was looking for and she said that there was a new paper that wasn't put out yet and she would get it for me.  Well, when I saw it I knew I had to have it, and wanted to share with you to keep an eye out for it. You will love it too!
I couldn't resist!  Valentine's Day with a Halloween twist!  I love the skull and cross bones, The pack is called Madly in Love. Black, green, red, pink not all the colors for Valentine's Day but they are yummy together.

Well, thats it for now, I will be back on Thursday to share some of the projects I have completed.
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1 comment:

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