Saturday, February 2, 2008

Scrapperiffic

QUOTES
"Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened." -Dr. Seuss
"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes."-Frank Lloyd Wright
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars." -Les Brown

TIPS ON GETTING STARTED WITH SCRAPBOOKING
-sort photos chronologically.
-place in photo boxes or photo safe envelopes and laebl
-put a "best guess" date if necessary
-do the same with tickets, brochures, memorabilia,etc
-make a shopping list of basic items you will need

SHOPPING LIST
-an album with refill pages
-sharp scissors
-adhesive
-pens and markers
-paper and cardstock
-embellishments, stickers
A good place to find idea books for free is your local library. :)

COOL SCRAPBOOK IDEAS
-use old, ugly stickers as tape
-use transparencies instead of acetate
-use clothing tags on a layout
-get free fabric sample books from furniture stores
-look at Goodwill for fun embellishments
-use a pill box to store eyelets, brads,etc
-scan a dictionary entry for a cool journal idea
-use an old mousepad to set eyelets
-tear sheet music, old dictionary or poem books
-diecut titles from crimped paper
-make punches from paint chip samples
-look at garage sales for old jewelry
-trace cookie cutters on coffee can lids for templates

Check out this cool technique using cheesecloth to make a design!