A giveaway, a cool link, a layout and some Q&A’s…
Well, I am hoping to squeeze all that in before bedtime. 🙂 But watching the goofs on the Bachelorette may be too distracting. (I can’t believe I just admitted to watching that. Ha.)
First: a giveaway. Jana is giving away something you know I love – a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Click HERE to play!
Second: a cool link. The remarkably talented, incredibly thoughtful and fabulously funny Shari is the lead blogger on Hero this week. She has lots of giveaways planned! Be sure to go check out her cool projects. Go HERE to play.
Third: a layout. Actually, this is part of a Q&A, too. I had someone email me and ask what I do with 8×8 pages. I sometimes teach them for make and takes or mini classes. But I don’t actually have any 8×8 albums. So when I come home with an 8×8 page, I just plop it on a 12×12 page and add photos. Here is a good example. This was a 8×8 page I did as a make and take in the Hero booth at CHA. I just stuck it on a background and added some favorite photos. Easy peasy.
Hero Arts stamps (border, greetings and circles), flowers and pearls
White Memories Ink
ArtPrint Brown Memories Ink
So, really, whenever I want to turn any page size (such as 8.5×11) to 12×12, I just plop it on a background and add stamping or photos on the edge. Easy, huh? Nothing fancy.
Fourth: More Q&A’s. These are some I got in emails.
Q: I was just wondering….what is that brown square surface you do all your work on? Is it a craft sheet (like the one Tim Holtz uses?)
A: Hee… mine is just a 12×12 piece of Kraft paper that I was using for scrap paper. 🙂 My desktop is actually Home Depot cheapo countertop with a giant piece of glass on it. So, I have to put something under my projects when I video or I get a glare in the shot. I normally work on glass. I LOVE THIS. I highly recommend it. When it needs cleaning, I spray it and scrap with a knife and it cleans perfectly and fast. Love love love it. My dad had the glass cut for my table. Bless his heart. 🙂 I do like Tim’s craft sheets, too.
Q: I just discovered your blog – very nice! Thank you for doing it. I saw there that you did extra articles online at CK. I followed your instructions: "You can find new articles by going to creatingkeepsakes.com But the links weren’t there. Which isn’t your fault, I don’t think – you’re supposed to be able to click on any issue (in the archives) and see the table of contents for that issue – but it doesn’t happen! So I think the site is bonkers. 🙂 and clicking the "magazine" tab. In the middle, it says "more articles." The articles can be found there – Technique Corner."
A: Well, I think they are working on things over on CK’s site. This month is a bit different – you can find my clear stamping article HERE. Once things get worked out over there, I will link you to new articles. 🙂
OK… I think that is all I have in me tonight. I need to get caught up on email. I am hoping to work on finishing my scraproom tomorrow – it is killing me to have the mess! If there is anything in particular that you wanted to see in the finished room, let me know.
Have a great night. Be sure to come back tomorrow. I am thinking it is getting to be time for another giveaway… 🙂