Wednesday, April 6, 2011

There's no "right" or "wrong" way to create a scrapbook

How many other hobbies or creative pursuits have you tried where the finished product came out all wrong because you didn't follow precise directions?  Try baking cookies and leaving out an ingredient or keeping them in the oven for a few minutes too long and see how great they turn out - yuck! Or knitting a scarf without counting your stitches, or anything else along those lines.  Many creative endeavors just don't leave you that much personal freedom to express yourself the way you really want.  But with scrapbooks you can do whatever you want, however you want, and the end result is going to be up to you and you alone. Want to try bold and vivid colors? Go for it.  Want something more subtle and romantic?  That's up to you.  You have complete freedom to create what you want the way that you want.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

This card was made by using Liquid Milled Mulberry paper, Mulberry flowers and the centre oval I used gold foil, I also used happy birthday stickers and hot pink butterfly all available in my store.

Friday, December 31, 2010

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3 hours Scrapbooking / card making workshops for all ages on Saturday morning. Please leave your expression of interest here.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A couple of usefull tips for using Mulberry Paper

Firstly:  Mulberry paper is not meant to be cut. It is to be torn. There are two basic tearing methods. The first is the ol' lick and tear technique. You fold the paper where you want to tear it. Lick along this edge and then the paper will tear nicely leaving a beautiful fuzzy edge. This works really well for straight edges. If you are not fond of putting items of an unknown origin in your mouth, a damp sponge that you can slide the edge of the paper along will work just as well. The second technique can be used for tearing curves, or shapes. In this case, you simply use a cotton swab that has been dipped in water to "draw" the shape onto the paper, wetting and loosening the fibers.  Once you have used either of these methods to wet the paper, the material will be ready for tearing. As you pull the paper apart along the wet tear line, you will need a small pair of sharp scissors to cut any thick fibers that do not want to break apart on their own.

Secondly:  Mulberry paper can overwhelm a layout if not used in moderation. This is definitely a product with which a little goes a long way.  Use this paper to accent the layout, not dominate it.

If you have used Mulberry paper and have some tips of your own please share with other seasonal scrappers.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Forgotten about some scrapbooking essentials? Don't stress, our store is open all through the Christmas season for your convenience.

Friday, November 12, 2010


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