Friday, November 7, 2008

How to Make a Scrapbook: 10 Easy Steps

  1. Organize your pictures.
  2. Brainstorm layout ideas & journaling.
  3. Find your album & paper.
  4. Find your finishing touches.
  5. Organize your space.
  6. Create your background and/or borders.
  7. Crop and mat your pictures.
  8. Start sticking.
  9. Journal, Journal, Journal.
  10. Add the finishing touches.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

List of Scrapbooking Ideas

  • Old children's books and greeting cards can give you great layout ideas and provide pictures for embellishments.
  • Alphabet erasers and foam alphabet puzzles make great letter stamps.
  • Foil, bubble wrap, and cling wrap can be used for inking and creating your own patterned paper.
  • Old costume jewelry or hair ribbons can be recycled onto a scrapbook
  • Old decks of children's playing cards (Old Maid, etc)make cute embellishments for layouts with the kids' pictures.
  • Cut corners off colored envelopes with fancy cut scissors and then use as photo corners on your photos.
  • Cards, wrapping paper, even gift bags can be cut to make fabulous frames borders, or back drops.
  • Packing peanuts make nifty stamps to give a "textured" background to a page (you will need a large hand-full, as they do break frequently). Simply press them on an ink pad and stamp away. They are also excellent for blending chalks!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

ICE - In Case of Emergency

ICE - In Case of Emergency

I received this email from a relative and I thought it was the"BEST IDEA" since sliced bread. This may have been sent throughThriftyFun before but I think it was worth sending in case it wasmissed. Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedicsfollow at the scene of an accident, when they come across your cell phone.

It is called ICE (In Case of Emergency). We all carry our mobilephones with names and numbers stored in its memory but nobody,other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to ourclosest family or friends. If we were to be involved in anaccident or were taken ill, the people attending us would haveour mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Which number isthe contact person in case of an emergency?
Hence this ICE Campaign It is a method of contact duringemergency situations. As cell phones are carried by the majorityof the population, all you need to do is store the number of acontact person or persons who should be contacted duringemergency under the name 'ICE' ( In Case Of Emergency).

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when hewent to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phoneswith patients, but they didn't know which number to call. Hetherefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was anationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergencysituation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff wouldbe able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing thenumber you have stored as 'ICE.' For more than one contact namesimply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc.

A great idea that will make a difference! Let's spread theconcept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phonestoday! Please forward this. It won't take too many 'forwards'before everybody will know about this. It really could save yourlife, or put a loved one's mind at rest. ICE will speak for youwhen you are not able to.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Smile Books
Introducing a fresh concept to a favorite hobby.
SmileBooks offers an exciting digital scrapbooking software, great for the adventurous hobbyist yet easy to understand for the novice scrapbooker.
Just download their free program, and with your digital images you are on your way to creating a photo book within minutes using your own layouts or those provided.
An easy to use order form completes the process to owning your very own photo book.
A variety of colors, sizes and textures provides a wide selection to choose from;
* Deluxe SmileBook 12" x 12"
* Classic SmileBook 8" X 11"
* Mini SmileBook 8" x 8"
* Pocket SmileBook 5" x 5"

TexturesBooklet, Soft Cover, Hard Cover, Faux Leather and Linen CoverCreate memories that last a lifetime, in no time at all with SmileBooks.
For use only with Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000
User Access Control is that annoying thing that keeps on popping up tirelessly to ask you if it is OK to install a particular program when you try to install one. It is one of the biggest irritants in Vista, but I must warn you that disabling it will render your system less secure.

1. Open the Control Panel, type in user account in the search box, and press [Enter].
2. You’ll see the link for Turn User Access Control (UAC) on or off. Click it.
3. Uncheck the box, reboot your computer, and you will no longer be bothered by UAC.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Add Just the Right Scrapbooking Quote to Your Pages

The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word: Quotes - Titles - Poetry - Tips - Words
by Linda Latourelle
Amazon Price: $13.57 (as of 10/28/2008)
I am an avid scrapbooker, but at times, ideas for pages and titles just will elude me. I saw this book and thought "WOW!! this is something I could use!!" When I opened my new book, I began to see ideas flying off the pages right onto my scrapbook page. It is a good book to have, when those ideas are just not there. My "Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word" has become a very important part of a relaxing evening with pictures that will become lifelong memories for family and friends.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Where to Shop For Discount Scrapbooking Supplies

  • Ebay
  • Scrapbooking Forums
  • Dollar Stores
  • Big Discount Stores
  • Craft Stores
  • Closeout Stores

Saturday, November 1, 2008

How to Use Scrapbooking Eyelets

Eyelet Scrapbooking Tools

Before you get started you will need to assemble a few tools for attaching eyelets. First, you need a small hammer. You can find small ones made especially for scrapbooking at your local craft store.
You also will need an eyelet setter. Scrapbooking manufacturers now make a variety of eyelet setters. The best way to choose one is to watch what others are using at your next scrapbooking crop. Make sure the setter is the appropriate size for your eyelets. Eyelets come in 3 different sizes.
Make sure your setter can accommodate the size you have chosen for your page.
An anywhere hole punch is another essential tool for attaching eyelets. This is different than the hole punches you may have used in school or in an office. An anywhere punch is not limited to punching holes only in the sides of a paper. It allows you to place a hole anywhere on the page.

To protect your work surface, you need a self-healing cutting mat. When you are pounding the eyelet into the page, you can easily damage wood, laminate and glass tables if you don't have a hard surface that can withstand dents between the paper and your table.
You could choose to purchase an eyelet setting kit from a scrapbooking store. These come with a hammer, anywhere hole punch and eyelet setter. Some also come with a small self-healing cutting mat.

How to Attach Scrapbooking Eyelets

To begin, use a pencil to lightly make the spot on your page where you want the eyelet. Use the anywhere hole punch to make a small hole. The punch will have a small tip at one end that cuts the hole in the paper. Place it against the paper, and use the hammer to give the other end of the punch a firm tap.
Hold your eyelet so the rounded, colored edge is up and facing you. Insert the other side into the hole on the paper. Carefully turn the page over so it is face down. Place the eyelet setting tool on the eyelet, and give the end of the tool a few taps with your hammer.
Turn your page over, and your eyelet should be attached to your page layout just where you wanted it. Use eyelets just as you would any scrapbooking embellishment. They work well to anchor or lace ribbons on a page and to attach charms. Try using an eyelet in a page title to dot letters like "i" and "j." Once you start using scrapbooking eyelets on your page layouts, you're sure to find many uses for them.