Scrapbooking: Do the Prep Work

Taking care of some simple preparation activies before you sit down to scrapbook can save you a lot of time. Here are a few ways that I have found time to keep scrapbooking an ongoing thing in my life. A lot of the behind the scenes activities related to scrapbooking need to be completed before you even sit down to create a layout. Here are a few activities you can work on so that when you are ready to scrapbook, you will be ready to complete layouts rather than just sort through things. 1. Sort digital photos. If you take … Continue reading

Before You Paint

There are some basic steps you need to take before beginning a painting project. There is some prep work involved, and it takes a little extra time and effort, but the end product makes it worth the time and energy spent. Still, there are a couple things to keep in mind, even before you begin taping off the trim. Many people think the first step in a painting project should be choosing a paint color. In fact, the first step should be determining how much paint you need for your project. has a simple paint calculator on their site … Continue reading