Crafts

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.
Here is just a quick list of some ideas:
*  Pets
*  Vacations
*  Hobbies
*  Homes
*  Family rel…
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. Some items that are quite popular these days are jewelry making s…
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 but…
Scrapbook Scribbles – Random Rambles
Happy New Year everyone!  Ok, ok, I'm 11 days late!!  I've just been trying to get over the post-holiday blues.  It's always so sad when we have to take down all of the beautiful decorations and everyone's cheerfulness has moved over for everyone's grumpiness …
Taylor Swift Christmas Cards
I heard about this and thought, 'wow! I'll bet the XL NATION would love to know about this!'  So When Taylor Swift designs or approves a design for a Christmas card, you know her heart is in it. American Greetings knows she’s a December baby who grew up on a …
Scrapbook Scribbles 6: Trying to Find Time
Do you feel as if you don’t have time to scrapbook?  All of that gathering of tools and supplies, cutting and cropping, assembling and gluing, and writing?  Well, just do little bits at a time.  Almost anyone can find just 15 minutes in a day...
Scrapbook Scribbles 5: Journaling
When I was growing up, my mom took a lot of pictures.  Rolls and rolls of film.  The first thing she would do when she got them home from being developed was to write on the back of them.  Who was in the picture, where it was taken, and the date...
Scrapbook Scribbles 4: Getting Motivated
Do you have trouble getting motivated?  Not just for being creative, but with other things too?  We all do, at some time or another.  I am still unpacking and have boxes out in the garage to be brought in, but sometimes, I’m finding it hard to get motivated...
Scrapbook Scribbles 3: Terms and Phrases
If you are new to the hobby of scrapbooking or even paper crafting, there might be some terms out there that will either intimidate you or confuse you.  I hope that this glossary will help at least just a bit.
Acid Free
Materials that have a pH balance of 7...