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December 2007 posts

Quilt-As-You-Go

Quilt-As-You-Go is a wildly popular quilting technique these days. As you might suspect from the title, it allows you to quilt as you piece, rather than piecing the entire quilt and then quilting it. It is a time saver and for someone like me, with a tiny space, it helps me get the bigger quilts done. I belong to an online art quilt discussion group and someone posted a question about how to enlarge an already completed quilt, binding already on and such. I haven't done it, but I suggested using Quilt-As-You-Go because I figured it would be seamless. So,... Read more →


Sixteen Questions

Marci, over at Creativity{unbound} sent me a list of sixteen questions to answer when I was the November Featured Artist over there. I thought I'd share my answers with you... INDUSTRY RELATED QUESTIONS 1. How did you get into scrapbooking? (or card making, paper crafting, etc.) I was bored and stuck in Scranton, PA where I knew no one. So, I wandered into an AC Moore, watched old episodes of DIY scrapbooking, and found inspiration! 2. What is your creative process? I am a messy creator. I take out everything. I paint. I draw. I sew. I have piles of... Read more →


Day 24: Do you leave cookies and milk for Santa?

I kind of threw a whole lot of stuff together for this one. I'm experimenting with layering and using up all these fabulous things I have hoarded over the years. I realize it's super busy, but it was definitely fun to make! (The black border is for viewing only.) On a side note, this is my blogging anniversary. One year ago today, I started this blog! I can hardly believe that it has only/already been a year! I think I'm going to order a Blog Book. There is this site called, Blurb, which is a self-publishing site, but it has... Read more →


Day 23: Do You Bake Christmas Cookies?

This was a very fun layout to make. I just used what was sitting on my desk! Lots of doodling too! So, over at Craft Critique, I was asked to list five blogs that people should be introduced to for inspiration. Here is the list: The Effer Dares The effer girls have a fresh, funky scrapbooking style and the journaling and subjects are always super real. Past challenges have included everything from, "Naughty Girls Need _____ Too" to"Create a layout using office supplies." Look for lots of freestyle fun and new challenges every other week! Creativity{unbound} Such a fantastic blog!... Read more →


Ten Tempting Treats and Day 22

Just a few days before Christmas and if you haven't already bought your Christmas gifts, here are ten tempting treats I wrote about for Craft Critique... ON MY WISH LIST 1. Color Laser Printer I don't have any particular brand in mind. But, I would love to have a color laser printer! Not only because it's more economical in the long run (especially now that I've gotten into hybrid scrapbooking), but because there are so many crafty things (like image transfers) that require toner based prints. I did a quick google search so that I could get you a price... Read more →


Three

Three things to share today: 1. December 21st layout for my "25 Days Until Christmas" album. Do you have a family get-together during the holidays with extended family? 2. I'm planning on doing the 365 day photo challenge in 2008. I'm always complaining that I don't have any photos. Well, this should fix that. The assignment is to take one photo every day for a year. From Photojojo: People will often say that their whole lives flashed before their eyes after they experienced a traumatic event. Perhaps it’s a bit morbid, but we think that sounds pretty incredible. When Taylor... Read more →


Days 18, 19, 20 and December at Just Let Me Scrapbook

Next time I suggest doing an album in the midst of the holiday season and with all sorts of design team deadlines looming, somebody stop me. LOL! Nonetheless, here you have it... Day 18: How do you decorate your tree? Day 19: Snow? Love it? Dread it? Tolerate it? On a side note, it's amazing how glitter just gets on *everything* when you use it! I look like I've been dipped in fairy dust! Day 20: Do you remember a favorite gift? I found these two fonts for the journaling on Font Freek for free! I think they're fabulous! And... Read more →


Sultane and Day 17

I wanted to share the first two layouts I made with the fabulous double-sided papers from Sultane: These papers were so much fun to work with! I can't wait until they're more readily available in the U.S. For now, you have to order them online from overseas. There will be a new line in January, I believe. Very exciting! And, today's layout for my "25 Days Until Christmas" album is here. The question: "Is your big meal on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning or Christmas afternoon? " Read more →


A Massive Blog Dump

Well, as usual December is totally crazy and I've gotten way behind on posting! But, I've got lots to share... (1) Effer Dares (2) Good News (3) 25 Days Until Christmas (4) 40% Discount Coupon (5) Cuff Class So, here we go! 1. After winning The Last Scrapper Standing contest at EfferDares.com, the Effer girls asked me to be the December guest. My dare went live on Friday and I hope you'll play along! Here it is: Here is the dare- HANDMADE: Create a layout entirely made with your own two hands. We’re stripping scrapping down to the basics here.... Read more →