Videos Videos I love to discover new scrapbooking products. Whenever new products are being released, there are always a few people/companies I want to be sure to check out first. I also think that it is really interesting to get to hear about the products from the designer of the products., which is part of the Better Homes and Garden’s Magazine, Scrapbooks Etc., has come out with a series of videos where they interviewed scrapbook products designers at CHA last month. These videos were so fun to watch because you really get a great look at the new products … Continue reading

Finding New Ways to Incorporate Journaling

Fun Ways to Incorporate Journaling We all know that journaling is one of the most important parts of creating a layout, but sometimes it can be challenging to journal. I have discovered and used a few products lately that actually make me want to think of more journaling just so that I can incorporate these new fun accents onto my pages. I’d like to share a few of my most recent fun journaling products. Heidi Swapp Journaling Spots. Ever since I opened the package, I haven’t been able to stop putting these on my layouts. They work just like a … Continue reading

Calendar kits

With the New Year just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about creating a new calendar to help keep you organized in 2007. As scrapbookers, we have many fun resources to help make the creating of a calendar fun and fast. There are many companies that have come out with calendar scrapbooking kits. Some of the kits have the pages almost finished and all you need to do it add the photos. If you are looking for a bit more of a challenge, then there is a calendar kit for you too! I’d like to share a … Continue reading

Using Acrylic Shapes on Layouts Part Two

Acrylic shapes are one of my favorite things to include on my scrapbook layouts. Today I’d like to share some tips on how to attach these to your scrapbook page. Since you can see through the acrylic shapes, you need to be a bit more creative with your attachment. You need to do something to attach the shape of letter that is visually appealing rather than just putting an adhesive tab on the back. Attach it with a brad or eyelet. If you want to use a brad to attach the shape or letter to your page, I suggest using … Continue reading

Using Acrylic Shapes on Layouts Part One

Using Acrylic Shapes on your Layouts Part One Acrylic shapes and letters are such a fun embellishment to add to your layouts. At first, looking at these products you may wonder what you do with them. Heidi Swapp offers a wide variety of shapes and alphabets, called Ghost Shapes, that I will be focusing on today. These ghost shapes are made of a thin acrylic, or plastic-like material, that will not add any bulk to your page. They are thin, but not floppy. There are two areas that I want to address today. The first area I want to cover … Continue reading

Scrapbook with Flower Power

It seems like everywhere I look at scrapbook layouts these days, I am seeing flowers pop up everywhere. I thought that I would share some of my favorite flower embellishments with you so that you can add a little flower power to your layouts. Flowers embellishments come in all forms: paper, stamps, acrylics, and stickers. Prima Flowers has become well known for their flowers and I can see why. First of all, they come packaged in adorable glass bottles that look great decorating your scrapbook space. The flowers come in a variety of colors and shapes. They also sell leaves … Continue reading

Heidi Swapp Scrapbook Accessories: Part One

Heidi Swapp has created her own entire line of fun scrapbook products. She used to be a designer for the huge scrapbook company, Making Memories, but broke away to form her own company. She offers a wide variety of products and today I would like to share some of Heidi’s fun accessories with you in a series of blogs. Chipboard. Heidi Swapp must really love chipboard because she offers it in a wide variety of shapes and colors. It comes in diamonds, hearts, frames, exclamations, arrows, labels holders, stars, flowers, squares and circles. They come in packages of six to … Continue reading