Monthly Archives: October 2010

A New Adventure Begins

Today, I am happy to announce that I will be a monthly contributor over at Simple Scrapper. I’ve followed Simple Scrapper for some time now, and I am excited to share my blog posts with their readers. The content at … Continue reading

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Is Single Tasking the New Multitasking?

I’ve always considered myself to be “good” at multitasking.  I am usually able to get a few things done simultaneously, and get them done pretty well.  Sure, it may take a little bit longer, but I was getting multiple things done at once, so that made up for the time.  I think that when you become a parent, developing the skill of multitasking is a matter of survival….but is it really hurting us more than it helps? Continue reading

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And the Winner Is…

The winner of the Create a Kit Palette Contest is Imagining Your Place!! Look for the kit based on this color palette to be coming soon!

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A simple quote for today, and a thought…scrapbooking is like anything else – the only way to get good at it is to practice. After that, you practice some more. You keep practicing indefinitely, and soon your “practicing” becomes growing. Just a thought to share with you all today. To further inspire you to practice your scrapbooking….take a look at one of my first layouts. Continue reading

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Breaking the Chains: Making a Template Work for You

Sometimes, though, even the best templates can limit your scrapping. You sit there, looking at the template, thinking “this template is great, except for XYZ. That’s not working for me.” My gut reaction when this happens, is to always go back and look for another template. What I’ve learned is that when I do this, when I go back and look for a different template, I am missing out on a huge opportunity. This is the perfect oppotunity to take this layout and make it my own. Continue reading

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Are You a Fan? Show me then!!

As I’m sure many of you know by now, I am now EXCLUSIVELY at Funky Playground Designs!  I thought there was no time better than the present to get some new blinkies put together, and Laura of simply.scraps was awesome … Continue reading

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Designer Tips: Adding Texture to Papers

Designing is a tricky hobby to learn, but once you get started you keep wanting to learn more and more. When I am working with new designers, one thing I always pay attention to is their papers, and how they texture their papers. Recently, I put together this tutorial about texturing papers that I had originally shared with a designer I was mentoring. Today I wanted to offer the tutorial to you. Continue reading

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How to Overcome the 4 Mental Roadblocks that Keep You from Scrapping

Have you ever had an idea in your mind you just couldn’t get over? An idea that prevented you from doing something else? That’s a mental roadblock. Today, I’ve put together the four most common mental roadblocks that keep us from scrapbooking, and I’ve come up with some ideas to help you overcome them. Continue reading

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9 Creative Ways to Make Time for Scrapping

If scrapping is a priority for you, I’ve got a list of 9 Creative Ways to Make Time for Scrapping. Check it out. Continue reading

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Secrets to Using Patterned Paper as Backgrounds: Part Three

Chances are, you haven’t. It’s so easy to get caught up in picking the perfect patterned paper to use as a background, that we forget all of the other important elements of creating a layout. What other products are you going to use? Where are you going to journal? What should the shadows look like? The truth of the matter is, picking the right patterned paper is only the beginning…it goes much further than that. Continue reading

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