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Archive for July, 2010

Quote of the Day

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a month — get married. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”

Chinese Proverb

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Paper Tip!

If you’re like me you have a pretty big stash of scraps of paper. The office supply stores have tiered paper trays and I bought a very nice metal mesh one.

It has 3 slots and the dividing walls are graduated in height. In the first slot I put 1/4 sheets of card stock, in the second slot I put 1/2 sheets but not quite full size and long odd sizes, in the 3rd slot I put a few sheets of full size card stock, metallic papers and my 8 1/2 x11 inch cutting mat.  This way I always have it at hand. This has helped to keep me organized and for those little scraps of paper I keep a shoebox under my table. I throw any reasonable sized scraps of paper in there and then when it gets full (or I get in an organizing mood) I sort it out by color and dump it into the appropriate tray.

Why keep those scraps? Well sometimes you just need a small size to check for size or color and they make excellent test pieces for how color will look on it. I keep a separate envelope for shrink plastic scraps as well.

Now my table is a little clearer and I’m not accidentally ruining good full pieces of card stock.

Club House Kudos!

I completely tripped out over this site a few months back and I love it.  :0)  Its called How About Orange and it’s full of fun stuff from links to free fonts to printables and how to’s.  Not everything is scrap related at all but I found so many great links and photos on this site that I just had to share.

Be sure to check out the cute tutorial on how to make gift bags out of newspaper.  It’s a great way to stay “green” and recycle/repurpose paper.

Club House Challenge!

Let’s get our cameras out and challenge ourselves to get some fun summer shots!  Here are a few ideas:

    dirty feet
    grass stained jeans
    bottles of sunscreen
    skinned knees
    plants in your garden
    popsicle sticky hands and face
    favorite flower
    goggle-d faces
    kids wrapped up in towels
    running through the sprinkler spray
    sandy legs at the beach
    swimsuits hanging out to dry
    your favorite flavor from the ice cream shop
    your teen’s stomping grounds
    summer school or camp projects
    favorite booth at your farmer’s market
    beach balls
    kite flying
    favorite playground equipment
    picnic spots
    flying kiites
    favorite walking / bike trail
    your child’s usual playmates
    girl’s night out
    bbq / picnic attendees
    your neighbors
    summer sports teammates, parents & coaches
    lazy mornings curled up on the couch
    stacks of books from the library
    favorite rainy day / too hot to go outside games
    sandals piled up by the front door
    packed up sports gear / beach bag / picnic basket
    favorite summer foods
    sandals/painted toenails
    Have fun you little shutterbugs and have a wonderful day!

Quote of the Day

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

–Anais Nin

Club House Kudos!

Today we are giving kudos to a blog called Paper Scissors and Superheroes.  Isn’t that a fun name?  There you will find lots of card making eye candy!  Go take a gander here.

Oh, and don’t miss my favorite part: how to make your own little ticket booklet.  You can find that here.

Product Spotlight!

Be prepared to be Simply Enchanted!

This kit is soooo full of goodies!  Full of possibilities!  You could easily create several layouts and cards with a kit of this size.  Above is just a teeny sample of what I did with it.  I’d love to see what you come up with.  Find the kit for purchase here.

Have a fantastic Monday!

Quote of the Day

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
Charles F. Kettering

Club House Kudos: Mel Stampz!

For all you stampers out there, today is for you.  Mel Stampz is a great blog with loads and loads of cards that can’t help but inspire you.  Wanna recreate something Mel has done? (Personally I think that diorama with the dinosaur is super cute!)  Fret not, there are several tutorials available as well.  I love that and I’m sure you will too!  See it all here.

Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Last Day!

Just a reminder about our contest.  There is only one more day to enter!

I really like the idea of mini books.  You can usually get a lot done in a relatively short amount of time.  While browsing the internet, I found a great freebie class from Shimelle.  She suggests creating an “I Have to Confess…” mini album.  This is really simple and is meant to be light hearted (though you can make it as serious as you want).  See the full details here for more information.

As you can see, you could easily get this album done in a day as the format is quite simple, no fuss.  For all of you who complete your “confessions”, please link us to your blog to show it off!  Scrapbooker’s Club House will be giving a prize pack to a winner, randomly drawn from all the entries.

Closing date is Tuesday, July 13th ( today!!).

Good luck and have fun!