Saturday, February 28, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
- I took a scrap paper of the same page (dark pink).
- I stamped a few flowers.
- I took another scrap, a smaller one (light pink) and I positioned it on top of the other scrap.
- I stamped a few flowers, wrote a little something and embossed it
- And finally a positioned this fragment of a page on top of the part of the page that I wanted to cover.
Pronto! The page was resqued!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Having storage and space issues, and not being able to scrap in my room (I scrap on the kitchen table), I was looking for a compact storage solution that could be easily moved around.
After a lot of searching, I found out the croppin' cutie catchall.
The problem was that I could't find a merchand that would deliver to Greece and finally I found the manufacturer's site http://www.croppincutie.com/products.html. where they were sold online. Delivery cost 12 $, no mention of overseas delivery , I searched everywhere for shipping info, couldn't find anything. I decided to proceed, knowing that at some point during checkout, I could see it, but, I completed the checkout process without finding it, so I was charged the standard 12 $ (for delivery).
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
August 2008. I was looking for a new hobby, a little less messy than painting (I had a lot of issues with paint going to all the wrong places and I 'd spend hours cleaning up...) and one day, while surfing the net, BAM!!! it hit me like a truck.
I had a specific project in mind (an album for my niece, now 20 months old). All I needed was the SUPPLIES!
At first it looked really simple, just a few basic tools and stuff (boy, was I fooled).
I started by buying the absolutely basics:
An American Crafts postbound album (I love these by the way)
An American Crafts white cardstock pack
A Fiskars paper trimmer
A Basic Grey paper pad (gorgeous stuff, all of them)
A Fiscars Shape Cutter and some templates.
THEN I MET E-BAY and everything became simpler, faster, easier and cheaper!
I can choose from a variety of items and prices, I can find things that are not available here in Greece and even if they are, usually at a much higher price.
So, I bought (and still buying) a LOT of stuff:
DCWV mat stack (glitter and adhesive, they always come handy)
Punches punches punches
American Crafts Coloured Cardstock
More Basic Grey Paper Pads (don't you just love them?)
Stamps! (clear most of them, easy and compact storage)
Inks! (small pads, storage issues apparently)
And the list is endless...
My first pages were really awkward, with lots of photos cramming and a little flower there, a little stamp on the other side, more like a standard photo album with a little shine.
Then I started to focus on choosing just the right pictures, these that had "something" and not the average "say cheese" photos. I started to leave more room for them, I started to match colours, and, every page is (usually, 'cause I still have an issue with squeezing too many photos on a page) coming out prettier than the last.
I 'm still a rookie, there's tons of things that I don't as yet know, but I like experimenting (even if it means that I destroy a paper or two in the process) and the outcome most of the times is rewarding (not to mention lots of scraps left that can be used later on...).
So, this is a journey, with no specific plan or destination, just for fun!