Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
When you open the flip flaps on page 1, voila - you have another complete layout (above).
Here on the right is page 2 with both of the flip flaps open (they open on the top and bottom, whereas page one's flip flaps open like a book). As you can see, another complete layout! Love it.
12" Flip flaps - 4, 6 and 8 inch Z1325
Foundry metal flourishes Z1331
Stamp set: Circle of Love D1438,
Exclusive Inks: Lagoon Z2195, Chocolate Z2111, Pear Z2197
Magnifique Level 2 Paper Pack X7127B
For complete instructions on using Flip Flaps, purchase our new book called MAGIC or call me to book a workshop!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
In the past, my albums were filled mostly with 4 x 6 prints. After finishing this layout, the lightbulb went on... many photos look great in a smaller or larger format. My methods are about to change!
Another limiting belief I've held for years: you must scrapbook ALL of your photos... When I started this hobby, I asked my mentor: "What do you do with the photos you don't scrapbook?" She looked at me with this blank look on her face and said, "Well, I scrapbook everything!" So, for years, I tried to scrapbook everything too, only to fall seriously behind and have this sense of urgency hanging over my head, thinking I HAD to get caught up! Well, I read a lot of scrapbooking magazines and blogs and something in someone's article made ANOTHER light bulb go on... scrapbooking is supposed to be fun, not a chore!
From now on, I endeavour to scrapbook photos of varying sizes, and create only layouts I love! A fellow consultant, Carla from Calgary, uses photo storage pages for photos she wants to keep, but not necessarily create layouts with. What a great idea Carla, thanks!
Have you had any 'AHA' moments that you've had about scrapbooking? I'd love to hear them!
Next post in a day or two!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I'm back from our annual CTMH convention and have lots of news to share! We have a new Idea book that will cover Autumn and Winter. We're going from 3 per year to only 2, which is great - more pages per book! There are new colours and new paper packs, new stamps, and -- my favourite 'new' thing - a NEW LAYOUT BOOK called MAGIC! Magic shows a ton of new techniques and options for pages with more photos per layout. Also new: changes to our post-bound albums. The new My Legacy Faux Leather Albums are easier to keep clean and the price has dropped to $29.50 each! That's a price drop of $17.45!! There are five great colours plus black.
The convention was in Washington DC. I've never been very interested in US politics or history but wow, was there ever lots to see and learn about this amazing place. We even saw the PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE leaving the White House... a tour guide said that you can tell if it's carrying the President because he always travels with an ambulance... yup, it had an ambulance - lights flashing and all. Very exciting!!
Thanks fellow consultants, for a fabulous event.