Miscellaneous

  • Making Plans: 5 Reasons to Use a Planner

    Making Plans: 5 Reasons to Use a Planner

    Recently, I evaluated dozens of productivity apps and software options but surprised myself when I decided that planning on paper with a good, old-fashioned pen was going to work better then any high-tech equivalent I could find. Here are my top five reasons why I decided that planning my life on paper was the way to go.

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  • Quick & Easy Cards Using the Honey Garden Club

    Quick & Easy Cards Using the Honey Garden Club

    I love to make greeting cards, so this tutorial will show you how to create several types of cards with this month’s Scrap Girls Club: Honey Garden. Learn to create quick & easy cards to send to everyone you love.

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  • Making Plans: Join the Planner Movement!

    Making Plans: Join the Planner Movement!

    Everywhere I go these days, I see planners. It seems like the more tech we have available to us for keeping our lives in order, the more people seem to be interested in using the old-school paper method to keep track of everything. The popularity of weekly and daily organizers and schedulers has skyrocketed.

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  • Finding the Perfect Paper for Your Planner

    Finding the Perfect Paper for Your Planner

    I have thrown out my share of projects because of poor paper choices. A printed planner has to measure up in a lot of ways: Paper weight, thickness, opacity, and surface properties matter. See how various papers stack up when printing planner pages.

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  • Organize Your Life in an Artful Way

    At the end of each year I look forward to purchasing a new planner for the coming year. A clean canvas just waiting for me to fill with plans, thoughts and doodles. But I always feel like I have to settle for something that doesn’t quite suit me. I’ve never been able to find a […]

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  • Christmas Gift Tags

    Christmas Gift Tags

    Visit the gift wrapping area in most stores and you will see cute packages of gift tags. Despite the temptation, I always suppress the urge to buy a package. They are never quite the right size, color or shape. Worse yet, there is only one tag in the package I really can use to personalize a special package. The best option is to create […]

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  • Finding Customers for Your Scrap for Hire (S4H) Business

    Finding Customers for Your Scrap for Hire (S4H) Business

    Taking people’s photos and stories and designing a finished product they love is a rewarding experience for a digital scrapbook artist. I have been scrapping for others since 2008. I’ll share with you how my approach to getting customers has evolved over the years. To attract customers at Treasured Albums, my partner and I offered […]

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  • Creating an Art Journal Layout Using Templates

    Creating an Art Journal Layout Using Templates

    When I first looked at Sherrie Piegdon’s May ScrapSimple Club, Journal Junkie, it was clear there were possibilities for an Art Journaling layout: the painted papers, the subject and style of the embellishments, the many layers… oh-so-many customizable layers! The embellishment pieces all come in three layers, as does the alpha. There is a newsprint […]

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  • Creating Custom Journaling Cards

    Creating Custom Journaling Cards

    Pocket Life Journaling Cards can make your scrapbook pages go together quickly, but sometimes the size or orientation of a card doesn’t quite work with your page. Or you may want a color scheme or style that’s totally unique. Good news! You can still take advantage of this easy style of scrapbooking by creating your […]

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  • Starting a Scrap for Hire (S4H) Business

    Starting a Scrap for Hire (S4H) Business

    Turn your a hobby you love into a way to make extra money! That’s what using your digital scrapbooking skills can do for you when you start a Scrap for Hire (S4H) business! I’d like to share my experiences as a S4H digital scrapbook artist. I began scrapping for others in 2008 when my business […]

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