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Scrapbook Scribbles 18 – Check Your Sewing Basket

I inherited my grandma's sewing “basket”.  It’s really an oval quilted covered box with two corded handles and a removable top tray and a bunch of tiny compartments.  My mom has one just like it, only in a different color.  When I was young,

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Scrapbook Scribbles 17 – Ephemera

What??  What is “Ephemera”?

e·phem·er·a - a class of collectable items not originally intended to last for more than a short time, such as tickets, posters, postcards, or labels.

Do you like to save your concert or movie tickets?  Do you save little shells from your trip to the beach?  A little vile of sand?  A napkin from a wedding or event?  A pressed flower from a special corsage or bouquet?  Do you want a safe place to keep these little mementos? Put them in your scrapbooks.

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Scrapbook Scribbles 16 – How Many Pictures

One? Twelve? Twenty?  How many pictures should you use on your layout?  The rule is: there are no rules!  Really!  You just need to decide what is right for the story you want to tell.

In this age of digital cameras, we are no longer limited to the amount of photos that we can take, save, and print

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Scrapbook Scribbles 15 – Cards

Do you love sending and receiving cards?  Do you enjoy them even more if they are handmade and have cute little do-dads on them?? Do you get turned off by the high cost of store bought cards?  You can make adorable free cards just by using your scrapbooking scraps and supplies

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Scrapbook Scribbles 13 – To Pose or Not to Pose

To Pose or Not to Pose?  That IS the question.

Undoubtedly, our photos are the centerpiece of our scrapbook pages.  When we are the photographer we more than likely have scrapbooking always on our mind, and we have to consider if we want our subjects posed or not

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Random Ramblings – Living with “Old Timers”

That's "old timers" not Alzheimers.

Last night, settling in to go to sleep was a comedic sketch.  Tom got himself, the dog, and the cat all snuggled up in bed first, so when I finally tried to go to bed, this is what ensued:

Tom: Did you turn the oven off?

Lori: I think so, why?

Tom: I thought I heard it "click"

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Scrapbook Scribbles 12 – Texture

We all love the sense of touch.  When we see something, we want to touch it.  We want to feel if it is hard or soft, rough or smooth.

By adding texture to our layouts, it makes people connect with it

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Scrapbook Scribbles 11 – The Power of Three

The rule of thirds is a basic design principal.  Photographers use this rule to divide a rectangular space into thirds both horizontally and vertically.  This creates nine smaller rectangles and four points where the lines intersect

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Scrapbook Scribbles 10: Layout Subjects

When we look through scrapbooking magazines, we see tons of layouts of children, however; there are MANY other subjects for our pages.  Pages can be about anything, even an object, like your car or your camera

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Scrapbook Scribbles 9: Beads & Wire, Not Just for Jewelry

Embellishing our scrapbook pages, or even cards for that matter, seems to make our art all that much more special.  It adds the extra zing that makes our creation stand out.

There are numerous items that we use for embellishments

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Scrapbook Scribbles 8 – My Must-have-go-to-supplies

In My last blog, #7 – My Must-have-go-to-tools, I compared my paper crafting tools to my kitchen tools.  The same can almost be done too with supplies/ingredients.  Of course, you have the basics that you have to have like paper, cardstock, photos, and adhesive – compare to butter, flour, sugar, and eggs

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