tips for using your scrapbook stash

Over the years one of the most common concerns I’ve heard from scrapbookers and papercrafters is how to balance using up items in your craft stash with purchasing fun new craft supplies. While it can be a challenge to use up your scrapbook stash, I’ve picked up a few tips over the years that definitelyContinue reading “tips for using your scrapbook stash”

5 tips for applying to design teams

This summer several paper craft and scrapbook manufacturers will be rotating their design teams and looking for new team members. It’s an exciting time for many crafters! It can also be somewhat stressful and disappointing. I’ve been there. I’ve worked as a project designer for several major manufacturers, and now I’m a design team coordinatorContinue reading “5 tips for applying to design teams”

ribbon storage and organization

I’m constantly re-adjusting my craft space storage and organization as my crafty needs and my stash change. For years I’ve had ribbon stored along with other “soft” embellishments in open color bins, but recently I had a need to change that up a bit. I’m a sucker for easy, inexpensive, and good-looking storage so IContinue reading “ribbon storage and organization”

using basic shapes on scrapbook pages and cards

One of my favorite techniques is to repeat a basic shape throughout a design.  I love the unity and visual interest it adds to a project.  It’s a sure fire way to create high impact with minimal effort. Right now one of the hottest shapes is the hexagon.  The card below was easy to createContinue reading “using basic shapes on scrapbook pages and cards”

photo friday: take twelve

I thought I would share my Take Twelve photos and layout from September.  Sept 12 happened to fall on my weekly grocery shopping day so I thought it would be cool to photograph what it takes to feed our family of seven in a week.  Here are my photos: Holy cow…that’s a TON of food!!!  Anyway…IContinue reading “photo friday: take twelve”