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{Inspire yourself}

Hi all, it’s Jen N here again, and this month I’m taking inspiration from myself! There are so many resources out there where you can find work from inspiring scrappers, but sometimes I find it can all be a little overwhelming! I tend to find I spend ages looking at ideas, and I use up […]

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** *Recording our Christmas* **

Happy New Year! Last month, I described my approach to recording our family life during 2012 using monthly recap pages.  It’s now the time of the year for me to record our Christmas in a similar way.  I know that there are popular ideas/classes out there for journaling your Christmas throughout December but having young […]

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A little gift of thanks.

Hi, Tracy here. I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and got all you wished for.Now it’s time to start  thinking about sending those thank you notes for the gifts we received.I thought it would be nice to give a little gift of thanks, instead of just a card.  So I made a little […]

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Cocktail Flowers and Artisan Elements..

Hello again my turn on the blog today and I have had some pretty pretty products to use this month. I have used a mixture of manufacturers this month to create a layout and a pretty cocktail stick flower/windmill. To make the flower all you will need is 8 cocktail sticks a good foam pad […]

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Great minds think ‘negatively’.

Hi Tracy here. Earlier this month Jen posted a gorgeous page demonstrating how  to use negatives on your layouts. I was totally spooked, as I had also done two layouts for my post this month featuring exactly that technique. Neither of us knew what the other was doing this month, but it was too late […]

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Studio Calico Ephemera

I often surf my way though products in the shop, and hover over an interesting-looking embellishment product but decide not to add it to my virtual basket as it’s hard to be exactly sure what is included in the packet from the little thumbnail released by the manufacturers. This month though, such curiosity got the […]

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{Collection Pack Crazy}

I love paper. Of all the many scrapbooking supplies available, paper is my favourite. Those who have been to one of the Sarah’s Cards retreats can atest to the fact that I am usually found clutching a stack of beautiful papers! Because paper is my favourite supply, I love collection packs and paper pads, but […]

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Curiosity got the better of me (again!)

Have you ever looked at the thumbnail of a product but not really been sure what is in the packet? I have… and when it happens to me I do one of two things: 1.)           Do not buy it – I can’t see what it is so I don’t want it. 2.)          BUY IT – […]

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* * Using Washi Tape in Scrapbooking * *

Hello, it’s Laura here and I want to share with you my new love addiction… washi tape.. but in particular the gorgeous Bella BLVD designer tape.  Washi tape orginated in Japan but quickly became very popular with scrapbookers all over the world.  Washi tape is basically colourful masking tape.  It is low tack like masking […]

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{More masking}

I’m carrying on today with using masks in different ways to simply spraying with mist. Although misting does give a lovely effect for your pages, I like to mix things up a bit & use my masks in slightly different ways. I’ve already looked at using masks with embossing powders, so today here are a […]

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