Category Archives: Scrapbooking

Grids and Blocks Class from MSD

I’ve already written here about the Layering Get It Scrapped/Masterful Scrapbook Design class. This past week, I had a chance to “take” the MSD Grids & Blocks class. The printable lesson (131 pages) was made up of pointers, design instruction and examples from a number of talented designers. One of the best features of the […]


National Scrapbook Day 2013 – Scrapbook Challenge

But I made a card anyway. Here’s the challenge at Studio Calico: Use Buttons And if you scroll down the page, you can see that a card or layout is just fine, thanks.


National Scrapbook Day 2013 – Card Challenge

Happy NSD! How are you celebrating the occasion? I am trying a couple of Studio Calico’s challenges posted on their blog. My first successful creation, a card using five different patterns of paper, Card Challenge #3. This is for a friend who recently retired (L.C., don’t tell B. until it arrives in the mail!). He […]


Made My Own Kit

If you’re like me, you’ve seen (and drooled over) those expensive, yummy-looking kits offered on so many scrapbooking websites, each one full of well-selected paper, embellishments, stickers and stamps. Usually, to get one, you have to sign up for a period of time, joining the Kit Club. Several months of $37.50 (or higher!) fees isn’t […]


Free Class! Journaling Techniques

The class is taught by Ali Edwards. Journaling is my weak point, but free is a great motivator to take this class! In the class description, “Writing is really important to Ali and she’s on a mission to inspire you to get more stories in your scrapbooks. She reiterates the importance of writing things down […]


Corner Rounders

Way back when I got started scrapbooking (those were the Creative Memories days, thank you, L.C.!), one of the first tools I bought was a corner rounder. On photos, matting paper or other materials, it’s seen a lot of use. Recently, though, I’ve been wishing for a tighter corner. I wanted my corners rounded but […]