Fall Themed Scrapbooking Papers

Fall is my favorite time of year. Absolute favorite. I love the leaves. I love the food. I love the crisp weather. I love the excitement of that first snow. Everything about it to me is perfection. So, I’m on the hunt for finding the perfect fall scrapbooking papers as well. So, I thought I’d share a few fall collections in the scrapbook world that are perfect for scrapping your fall photos this year. *We R Memory Keepers-Maple Grove Collection: This collection has everything you want in a fall scrapbook. Cute trees, fall leaves, and lots of words that make … Continue reading

Family History Scrapbooking by Becky Higgins

Many people start scrapbooking because they have many heritage photos that they want to preserve. The problem is that preserving and recording ones ancestors can be a daunting task. Becky Higgins’s new book, Family History Scrapbooking, will help simplify the process and put you on the right path for preserving your family’s history. The book is divided into 6 chapters, each focusing on a different step in the family history scrapbooking process. All of the information is presented as answers to questions. A question is at the top of most pages and then Becky writes her answer to the question. … Continue reading

Creating Keepsakes 2007 Top 10 Issue

I love making lists. It is very satisfying to make a list and see everything that needs to be done all in one place. Maybe that is why I really enjoyed reading Creating Keepsakes Top 10 Issue that recently came out. They cover 9 topics and include a list of their top 10 ideas for that topic. This issue is part of the regular Creating Keepsakes subscription, but if you are not a subscriber, you can pick up your own copy at your favorite scrapbook,craft store or online at Creating Keepsakes. I think this issue has a great balance of … Continue reading

New Product Line From Becky and Lisa

Lisa Bearnson, and Becky Higgins, have partnered with Cropper Hopper to bring us a new line of organizational products. They debuted their new products last month at CHA in Anaheim. I got a firsthand look at the products and thought that I would share them with you. In case you are not familiar with Lisa and Becky, here is a quick bit of information on them. Lisa Bearnson is the founding editor of Creating Keepsakes Magazine and co-author of 3 books. She also hosts the monthly QVC’s Creating Keepsakes hour. Becky Higgins is the contributing editor of Creating Keepsakes magazine … Continue reading

New Product Line From Becky and Lisa – Part 2

Organization is at the top of the list for many scrapbookers, although it can also be one of our biggest challenges. Lisa Bearnson and Becky Higgins have developed a new organizational system along with some fun décor items that will help make our scrapbook areas look both organized and beautiful. In part one of this article, I shade information about the Crafter’s Cube that Lisa and Becky have developed. Now, I would like to share the rest of their new line with you. Rail System. They have developed a storage system that consists of different hand storage shelves and containers … Continue reading

Favorite Scrapbook Supplies

Do you have a tool that you used almost every time you create a layout? There are things we all tend to reach for each time we scrapbook. Although we will never stray far from a paper trimmer, there are other things that we use that may change over time. Currently I have a few staple items that I can count on for most layouts. I’d like to share them here with you. Fiskars Circle Punch. Have you tried one of these redesigned punches yet? Gone are the days of standing over the punch and putting all of you weight … Continue reading

Book Review: Scrap Everything by Leslie Gould

Our quest for having friends, being a friend and finding our way by making contributions to others are some of the challenges that many of us deal with on a daily basis. In the new book Scrap Everything by Leslie Gould, you get to enter the lives of two women who are learning just what it means to be a true friend and learn about trusting that things will work out just as they should. The book opens with Elsie, a military wife, and her family moving to a small town. She does not want to be there, especially after … Continue reading

Book Review: Layout Blueprints

Book Review: Layout Blueprints As scrapbookers, we are usually looking for ways to simplify our scrapbooking process. A new book, Layout Blueprints, is an excellent source of ideas for scrapbookers who are looking for ways to make scrapbooking a little easier. Layout Blueprints is an idea book full of sketches and example layouts based on those sketches. A scrapbook sketch is a simple drawing that shows the basic placement of photos, cardstock, patterned paper and embellishments. One of my favorite things about sketches is that they give you a starting point for your layout. Sometimes when I use a sketch, … Continue reading

Review: Scrapbook Shortcuts with Quizzes and Questions

I must admit that I probably have more than my fair share of scrapbooking idea books and magazines. While I find some sort of inspiration from almost every scrapbooking magazine and idea book, I have just come across a fabulous resource that I think should be a part of every scrapbooker’s library. It is a special issue put out by Simple Scrapbooks titled: Scrapbook Shortcuts with Quizzes and Questions. This is comprised of 25 quizzes, each with 10 questions, that you can use to inspire more creative journaling and insight onto your scrapbook pages. The book (looks more like a … Continue reading

Create with the Designers DVDs

Have you ever thought that it would be nice to invite an accomplished scrapbooker into your home to show you a few tricks of the trade; I may have a fun solution for you! Create with the Designers from Two-Bit Productions creates DVD with well-known scrapbookers and artists where they walk you through a scrapbooking project. I just watched a copy of their altered scrapbooking DVD which is hosted by Susan Ure, owner of a gift shop in Utah with a great talent for creating altered art. This was an educational interactive DVD that has a segment recorded by Susan … Continue reading