Saturday, July 6, 2013
Not enough candles
I did want to add some scrapbooking stuff so I am not posting this just yet. All these things are colored with copics.
I have started my idea of project life. I did buy some of the special page protectors but am finding that I could just glue my things to a 12 x 12 scrapbook paper and put it in a regular protector (which I have lots of). Its also a good way for me to get rid of some paper so I have room to buy new and things I will use.
By the way, if you aren't too far into this hobby, don't buy those huge books of papers. You will find that you don't use them very much and before too long will have a storage situation. When you are new, you just want to have stash so you have something to choose from. Well, you remove that fun element of going to a store (online or on land) and actually getting to pick out what you would really like to have for that project. You will have plenty left over and it will accumulate quickly enough but slow enough that you will be able to come up with ways to store it so you know what you have and where you put it.
Speaking of where you put it - I now have a notebook for all my stamps ( they are numbered according to whether they are wood block or any other kind) that I can leaf through and find what I want and where it is stored. Also did the same for my dies. I haven't numbered them yet, but am going to do that once I figure out how I am going to keep them. I have a system in play right now but have so many and so many different kinds that my system isn't any good. I still spend way too much time looking. I am also going to do my stencils by number and a book. The principle is this - instead of looking through the product, you look through a notebook which is divided by categories that make sense to you. For example, I separated my dies by the set up on my vagabond = sizzix big dies, spellbinder's or thin dies, and sizzix makes another type. I do need to sub-divide those sections into things like my stamp book (I am still working on what the dies should/could be categorized into).
I have lately done a couple of scrapbook pages. The one I chose to share here doesn't have any people photos. I took these on a grand trip to Hawaii a couple of years ago. While making the medallion, I decided to try hot glue (used to use low temp, but this was the hot). Burned myself and took a chunk out of my finger while I got the glue off it! So I had to use that thing I made!!! I have been watching "Glitter Girl" you tubes put out by Twopeasinabucket.com.
I actually made you a real link this time! I print my own photos so I can make them whatever size I want. I just keep the proportions of the original. Also I found that I could fix them a little on Photoshop. I am sure there are less expensive programs out there, but I have that one. So here is my page. Hope you enjoyed this post. It has been sitting awhile longer due to my "accident".
Til next time - Hugs to you all, Barb F
at 10:58 AM