Friday, December 5, 2008

Gift Ideas for the Scrapper in your Heart!

I have heard many people ask crafters (not just scrapbookers) comment on how difficult it is for a non crafter to buy gifts. Well, take it from someone who knows I understand!

I was trying to be a good wife and buy my husband some stuff for his hobby (Remote Control Airplane's) and I went into his hobby shop and stood there like a lost fool or easy mark to sell a bunch of junk to...LOL. So, I had to just bite the bullet this year and he gave me a list of actual part numbers names and other stuff to identify just to make sure I have gotten the right stuff...

Any who, I digress. Don't be over whelmed just go to the local craft store or scrapbooking store (they might be a little better because they will be able to help you out a little bit better, more personal service, a little more pricey but you will get better service.) Go to the scrapbook section of the store and just walk around and then take a deep breathe. It will be OK!!

As a self proclaimed scrapbook addict, anything is perfect. We really don't know that we need it until we have it...LOL In all seriousness, we love scrapbook album (the ones that have pages without the guide lines on where to put you photos) .They can be any size, shape, or color as they have top loading pages (without guidelines) they will be perfect.

Also, any type of embellishment is perfect. I like to think that to buy some one embellishments is a nice practical gift. A few years ago my brother bought me a bunch of scrapbooking stuff, he bought a box (a big brown moving box type) filled it with embellishments, paper stacks and pens. I asked how he picked all this stuff and new what I wanted he said he just knew me. So I suggest that maybe you think about the scrapbooker that you are looking to give a gift to and go from there. For example, you know your scraper likes Holidays and not just Christmas.

It was a bunch of holiday stuff (not just Christmas stuff) but all the holidays (New years Day, Valentines day, St. Patrick's Day, 4th of July, memorial day, Labor day, Halloween and Thanksgiving) and remember if you get non-Christmas embellishments/paper/punches it will most likely be on sale, so you get to be the new hero in your scrapers life and save some money.

You could also do a theme gift maybe they like to travel, you could get them a book, maybe a paper stack of travel, some travel embellishments. Or what ever they love the most you could get them stuff to scrap around what they love the most. Sports, babies, school, anything the list goes on.

And to add a few somewhat cheap item that all scrapers need is photo squares, glue, pens, new blades for the trimmers, glue zots (which are little sticky round clear tape).

Hope this help! Happy scrapin shopping!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Did I miss Thanksgiving?

So, here I sit surfing the web and I see a sale on a site so I click on it and low and be hold there are Valentines Day and Easter embellishments. What happened to Thanksgiving and Christmas or even News years stuff. When did we skip right ahead to the 2009. I am not done with 2008!!

What happened to the good old days whereHalloween showed up in stores in the early parts of October, Thanksgiving didn't start to come around until November and christmas didn't hit the scene until december. I miss the good ole days of yester year when christmas music didn't hit the radio waves until Christmas day, now they are popping up the day after Halloween. Now don't get me wrong I LOVE Christmas but by the time it actually gets here I am so sick of it I can hardly wait until it is over. Everyone seems to be in such a rush to get through life, I say slow down take a breath enjoy it all you only get it once!!

Happy Day!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


So, I just went to a friends wedding and it was a great time!! But I wonder what am I really going to do with all of those pictures I took and the ones everyone else had taken. So, what I thought I would do is pick the 10 best and do a two page layout. I will keep you posted with the pictures of the layout.

I also have my wedding to scrapbook, but I will be scraping an entire book maybe even two. Starting with the engagement party (BBQ), so much fun. All of the parties that we had leading up to the big day will be scraped in order and then I saw this article in a Magazine about using planner pages for some layouts. I will show pics of that soon too.

But, here is the real fun thing. I have a cricut (which is a very useful cutting tool for all scrapbookers and paper crafters) and I just bought a new cartridge to go with it for all things Wedding I can hardly wait to use it:) I will let you all now how it goes!!

Happy scrapn!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hello and Welcome!

I keep thinking to myself that there are not enough bloggers out there...LOL!! So, I thought that I would jump on the wagon, go along for the ride and be a lemming. Let's start by introducing myself my name is Kate (family calls me Katie did mostly my dad). I am the proud wife to a wonderful man who I will call Jeff...I am trying to be the best mom to a crazy doggy princess, who will answer to the name of Guinness or anything really. I have been a scrapbooker for about 5 years and I really am in to the entire paper scissors glue form of scrapbooking. I want to give an idea to people out there that LOVE scrapbooking but have no kids the idea that it is ok!!