Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday Tips and Tricks

Hi, everyone! Happy Thursday!
I have a scrapbooking tip for you today! I know that most of you have probably heard the trick of lining your letter stickers up at the top of a ruler, right? Well, I rarely scrap with a ruler-perfectionism takes some of the fun out of scrapping for me. So, I compromise! Any straight edge will do for lining up those letter stickers-even the top of the sheet that they come on!
Like this:

 I am thinking of making Tips and Tricks Thursday a regular feature on my blog...but I want to know what you all think! Drop me a line-let me know what you are interested in, and if you have any questions, I just might be able to answer them (in my less than perfect way, of course!)

Here is a look at the layout that these letter stickers went onto:

A closer look at the layering:
About this layout:
This layout was very much inspired by Shimelle. I started by trying to follow last week's Glitter Girl prompt to choose colors for the layout without drawing on the photo's colors- choosing school/reading themed papers and scraps rather than trying to match my childrens' non-matching outfits. As I was putting my page together, I was watching this week's Glitter Girl episode about journaling, and was inspired to tell the rather funny story behind my childrens' cheeseball grins in both the journaling and title. I am also drawing on some inspiration for the page design and theme from Shimelle's Scrapbook Remix class.         
Supplies used: kraft cardstock background, papers and scraps from Crate Paper's Storyteller line (so glad I got that paper pad-I know I will be using it a lot!), scraps from Making Memories, Creative Imaginations,  Graphic 45, and Lily Bee, the orange butterfly is a digi element from Jenni Bowlin's line at Jessica Sprague, and I printed it on an inkjet transparency and fussy cut around the edges, letter stickers are American Crafts Thickers and Jenni Bowlin, and I was able to use some digital elements I printed for a previous Counterfeit kit from Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic line, washi tape from Target's Up&Up line, along with some o-o-old embellies- Bazzill button flowers and Making Memories metal signs (the word "learn") and the little green house sticker.

What do you think?  Don't forget to let me know if there is something you want me to feature on Thursday's Tips and Tricks segment!                                       


  1. Wow, love your layout! All the bits and pieces are all fabulous and perfectly placed. I'm just in love with Shimelle's class. I took it before, but this time the material is sinking in and I think I'm getting more out of it. I am now a new follower. Maybe I can study you awesome embellishment skills and get some tips. I just freeze when it comes to the embellishments! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. thank you for the tip about letter placement I can't wait to try it out and a great page. Please do have more tips and tricks on Thursday

  3. LOVE this page! The title is AWESOME! And I really love hearing great scrapbooking tips! I'd love to hear tips for using those 6"x6" collection pads!

    1. That is a great idea-I might do a whole week on it!

  4. I love all the layering and different alphas you used and your journaling made me laugh!

  5. Margie,
    I like the idea of a tips and tricks Thursday!

  6. Lovely layout!! I love all the layers!! LoL!! Even though I use a ruler...your tip is fabulous!!!

  7. This looks fabulous - the layers are wonderful. And getting all those individual letters lined up, or gracefully unaligned is admirable. Well done, you!

  8. Great tip...I usually can't find my ruler anyway! Love those scrabble letter thickers. I've got those in my stash!


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