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 | 18 Comments »
Posted on August 8, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Scrapbook week is winding down and I want to share a quick supply you can make that would be pretty as a page border:
Boy, that brings back memories of magic mesh and the fun we had scrapbooking at out local scrapbook store! Thanks for stopping by and as always happy crafting!
Filed under: Crafty Recipes, Scrapbooking | Tagged: DIY, drywall mesh, magic mesh | 4 Comments »
Posted on August 7, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi Friends! Life gets busy when you have a new baby! When I was pregnant with my twins I pre-scrapped their first year so when the babies arrived all I had to do was place photos on my pages and add the stories. Watch the video to see how I did it!
An album like this also make a wonderful gift for a new mom-to-be. Just include a nice pen and roll of double stick tape. For a simpler option you can check out my scrapbook calender tutorial. The free calender software I mentioned can be found here. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on August 6, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! When you make a scrapbook page do you use tried and true themes and titles or do you reach beyond the obvious to get to the real story?
Your stories are unique and probably not reflected in scrapbook products all the time. Make sure you tell your unique story on your one-of-a-kind pages. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on August 5, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Let’s make a scrapbook page!
Today I will show you how I made this scrapbook page from photos I took over the 4th of July. I hope you find some of the tips and techniques useful in your next layout!
I want to take a moment and thank the companies who donated some of the supplies used in this page:
Oriental Trading Company (Stencils, templates and pens)
Local King Rubber Stamps (Kayak stamp)
Tombow (Dry Adhesive)
If you make purchases from these companies please let them know that you appreciate their support of these tutorials! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Scrapbooking | Tagged: boating scrapbook page, how to make a scrapbook page, swimming layout | 9 Comments »
Posted on August 4, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi Friends! I hope you are enjoying Scrapbook week! Today I am going to share what I think are the 4 most important supplies you will need for scrapbooking except for photos and an album (because we already discussed those thoroughly) and apparently adhesive, yes you will want adhesive LOL!
Really the most important parts of a scrapbook page are the photos and the story. Here is a recap of the basic supplies:
- page protectors (I dissed the Project Life Album yesterday but their page protectors are a wonderful value and I recommend them highly)
- cutting tools: mat & knife or paper trimmer, scissors
- And yes, adhesive, really I can’t believe I forgot that, geeze! I like 3M photo safe double sided tape.
Don’t get me wrong, I love decorating a page as much as the next scrapbooker but the essentials are listed above. Everything else is gravy and totally optional. Scrapbook the way you want, you do not need to spend hundreds of dollars to get started, use what you have and record those memories! Til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Scrapbooking | Tagged: basic scrapbook supplies, scrapbook supplies, what do I need to start scrapbooking | 2 Comments »