Posted on August 31, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter .
Hi Friends! Do you ever get in a creative rut? Maybe you have trouble coming up with fresh new ideas with the same old supplies. I go quite a while between buying scrapbook supplies and stores where I live never have the new stuff so when Edith at Scrapbooking With Me Boutique asked me to be the guest designer for September and use the new kit I jumped at the chance. BTW they are having a Labor Day sale through Monday, prices reflect the discount, no coded needed:) Here is the layout I made with the kit featuring new 2014 My Minds Eye Paper and die cuts, stamps, stencils and more:
On the video I will show you all the techniques for making these pages, we will make a page start to finish using the contents of the kit plus white cardstock, adhesive and 4 colors of gelatos from my stash:
Here is a close up on the page we made in the video:
And the other page:
If you are looking for a way to inject some fresh inspiration into your scrapbook pages check out the Scrapbooking with Me September kit. You can also visit their facebook group too or check out their store in Vinemont, Alabama. Here is a look at what you get in the September kit:
These scrapbook pages came together really quickly (for me) and I love the way they look! No work, all fun. I think I will have to try kits again and I hope you do to! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Scrapbooking | Tagged: kit club, My Minds Eye, scrapbook pages, scrapbook supplies, scrapbook tutorial, Scrapbooking, scrapbooking with me september kit, Stamping, stencils, video | 15 Comments »
Posted on July 23, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter .
Hello friend! Anyone else having a busy summer? I have already seen my friends counting down the days til school begins on Facebook so I am thinking yes. :) I’ve been having a fantastic summer, the weather has been really nice after a long cold winter and spring so I want to be outside all the time! I had a chance to participate in an outdoor farmer’s market last weekend. Want to know how I did? Watch the video:
So…if no farmers attend a farmer’s Market is it still a farmer’s market? It kinda reminds me of the scrapbooking crop I went to a few months ago and nobody else showed up LOL! Speaking of scrapbooking I will be doing a week of scrapbook tutorials next month (August 4th-9th…maybe the 3rd-10th depending on how many tutorials I make LOL!) so if there is anything you would like me to cover let me know as I am filming the tutorials over the next few days. I am finding that keeping it simple is hard, I have too many doo-dads that would be just the perfect touch LOL! I hope people find the scrapbook tutorials encouraging and helpful and not overwhelming. We will see. I mean I don’t want to bore someone with just the basics, I want to share techniques and ideas too. I am going to try to start the pages off simple and build up and if someone does not want to see the fru-fru they can bail out on the video when they think it is done. What do you think? Leave your scrapbook wishes in the comments below and I will take them into consideration when I film the tutorials. Speaking of videos, did you know I put a new video tutorial up almost every day? If you want to see what you are missing check out my YouTube channel (and subscribe so you don’t miss any tutorials!) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Scrapbooking, video blog | Tagged: craft fair, farmer's market, Scrapbooking, scrapbooking tutorials, video blog, video tutorial, vlog | 29 Comments »
Posted on July 9, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter .
Hi friends! I decided that on Wednesdays in the summer during the Ask a Crafter hiatus I would ruminate on my own craft questions. This week I wonder: Is Scrapbooking dead? What do you think?
I posted this video on YouTube the other day and I was overwhelmed by the response! I have decided that I would film a series of back to basic scrapbooking videos. I need your help, what topics would you like me to cover? Photo printing options, basic supplies, multi-page layouts? Let me know. I want to present scrapbooking as a sustainable inexpensive hobby that can be done as simply or elaborately as you like. If you have any scrapbook questions or problems that you would like addressed please let me know. I want to cover as many bases as I can without being overwhelming. Do you think I can do it? I hope so! Thanks for sharing your input and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Scrapbooking, video blog | Tagged: 2 peas, scrap-booking, Scrapbooking, vlog | 83 Comments »
Posted on June 29, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter .
Hi friends! Deli paper is not just for wrapping your sandwiches anymore, it is a versatile (and cheap!) substrate for printmaking, stamping and stenciling and since I purchased a box of 5000 sheets of the stuff ($16 with free shipping from Sam’s Club online) I will probably be overwhelming you with ways to use it! Tonight I am going to show you how to stamp and stencil on it to make a cool scrapbook page overlay.
OK, by now I’m sure several of you are freaking out at the thought of me using deli paper in my scrapbook, what with the questionable acidity of there paper. Well, I’m not too bothered, I have a PH testing pen somewhere in my stash and when I find it I will test it but I bet it is PH neutral, it is made with virgin paper and other food-safe products I tested with the pen came out PH neutral. Either way, it is a fun product to use and if all else fails I can use the rest to wrap my sammies! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: art journaling, mixed media | Tagged: deli paper, heidi swapp starburst stencil, mixed media, Scrapbooking, Stamping, stenciling | 8 Comments »
Posted on February 3, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter .
Hello friends. Do you remember the early days of scrapbooking? When everything you owned for the hobby fit in one tote and you would dutifully drag the tote to weekly or monthly crops at the local scrapbook store to work? You would plan your purchases carefully depending on what your friends had, if Susie has the oval coluzzle template you would get the heart, you would buy different stuff and you would use each otherstools so everyone had a good assortment to work with. It was so fun because you got to learn and try something new each time (and everything seemed new back then.) Well, our local store closed so for a while we took turns going over to each others houses to work, it was nice but the “craft nights” got less frequent until they stopped all together. Most of us set up tables with our supplies at home or even devoted rooms to our hobby. It was just easier to stay home and scrapbook. The rest of them, not having a place to work and reminder to do it weekly just stopped scrapbooking. Were am I going with this depressing tale you ask? A couple of years ago I met a woman who had a monthly scrapbooking group who met at the church monthly. I decided to join them (It’s where I met Lorainne-AAC co-host 1 in fact) and it was so nice to have a bunch of ladies to scrapbook with again. Last Friday was crop day, my friend Kathy had some stamps I wanted to use and she wanted to use my new Cheery Lynn flourish die. The crop ended up having a late start so Kathy came to my house (which was in chaos BTW) to work. I made this layout using her stamps:
This layout cost me 20 cents (the price I paid for a sheet of white cardstock) to make. If I had to buy those stamps it would have cost $20, I really liked that Prima doll stamp but I know where it lives if I ever need it again just like Kathy knows my stamp collection is available to her whenever she wants it. So the moral of this story…morals?…is to craft with your friends more often, you can share ideas as well as supplies. Buy different things than your buddies have and you can swap them around. Sharing is caring! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Scrapbooking, Stamping, Uncategorized | Tagged: crop, crops, derwent aquatone, easter, julie nutting prima doll stamp, scrapbook page, Scrapbooking, scrapbooking advice, sharing supplies, stampin up washi tape stamp set | 33 Comments »