Sunday, February 1, 2009


We have a cyclone heading for us, so the rain hasn't let up at all, and probably won't for several days yet. On top of that I am trying to move house, its not far but difficult to do in the rain!

Anyway, a few more hints or tips ...
All you scrappers with children just starting school ... start a school album with a double page layout for each year, recording teachers, friends, outings, special achievements etc. I wish I had done this when my kids were at school.

Enhance your die cuts using inks, chalks, markers, coloured pencils, beads and glitter etc. Even clear stickers can be coloured with markers.

Keep a good supply of white flowers on hand. You can usually colour them to match your LO with stamp pads or chalks. I have even used markers.

and now a few for the cardmakers among us

All out of ribbon? A strip of cardstock will do just as well. Thread through a buckle or slide.

Print your message or sentiment on cardstock, cut into strips and adhere to card.

Keep all your paper scraps, they are great for punching small embellishments for your cards.

If you like paper piecing, kids colouring books are a great resource.

Stock up on circle punches. They are very versatile, and so much easier than handcutting.

Its a proven design principle that uneven numbers are more pleasing to the eye than even numbers so when adding flowers etc, make sure to add uneven numbers.

That's all for now

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