This blog as been primarily created as a place for me to record and organize my scrapbooking thoughts and ideas. Hopefully, it will inspire other scrappers in their endevours! Have fun!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Too Creative For My Own Good!

Hey Scrappers! Do you ever have those days where your brain seems to be going non-stop, like it's flooded with ideas and there's just no way to get them out fast enough? Well, the last two days has been like that for me! Yesterday I was checking out Paper Phenomenon's YouTube Channel and if you haven't checked her out, oh man you need to get over there NOW! She is such a talented woman. Anyways, in one of her videos she make a suitcase out of paper and chipboard. WAY COOL! The only thing I wanted to change was the size so I started playing around with some paper and I made a little demo version made out of just cardstock just so I could get some measurements. What's really funny is I'm no where near ready to actually start making it because I'm working on something else right now if you can even believe that! What I am currently working on is a project for my Dad that I thought of a few weeks ago at 12:30 in the AM. I couldn't sleep and all of a sudden I thought of an was to use a small Tim Holtz configuration box that I bought a few months ago but didn't know what to do with. So yes, at 12:30 AM I got up and started writing notes and writing down my thoughts before forgot. Hey, I couldn't sleep anyways so might as well do something productive :) So today I painted the boxes and I made the CUTEST little book and when I say little what I really mean is tiny. I think it's about 2 inches tall! I would love to post pictures but the batteries in my camera is dead and Josh has my big camera so that explains that. I will try to get some batteries and take some pics sometime this week. I wish I could take a picture of what is inside my brain because I think when this project is done it is going to be, BY FAR, my favorite project I have ever done. I have other projects that I'm in the process of working on as well but these two are by favorites at the moment. I don't know why but it is extremely hard for me to start a project and finish it before moving on to the next thing. I really do think that my creativity sometimes get the better of me! Well, it's getting a little late so I think that is all for now.

Until next time, Happy Scrappin'! SB

P.S. Check out Paper Phenomenon's blog site as well. She has patterns for her projects including the suitcase and I think they're pretty affordable. I'm actually thinking of purchasing her pattern for the suitcase but I want to see if I can do it first!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things....!

Hey Scrappers! I'm always interested in what kinds of products other crafters are using so I thought I would share some of my favorites. This is going to be a series of posts so that I can post some pictures and explain how to use the product. I think the first thing I will start with is my paper trimmer. Well, really I have two and I love them both.

This is the paper trimmer I use to cut my chipboard. It is a rotary trimmer by Fiskars. I would normally use a real quilter's rotary blade to cut my chip but I don't have enough room on my craft table right now so until I rearrange, this works just fine! The only thing I don't like is I think the measurements are a little off. It could be me though...I'm not very good at cutting straight even with a guide!

This is the trimmer I use for all my paper. It also is a trimmer by Fiskars. It is so light and portable and the coolest thing is that there is a thing piece of wire that allows you to see exactly where the blade will cut. Another cool thing is that there are measurements on the top and bottom of the trimmer so you can measure the paper from both ends.

Well, I hope this was helpful. Next up...my favorite paper collections!
Until then, Happy Scrappin'! SB