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Scrapbooking Family Traditions

All of us have things that have become “tradition” in our family. It could be as simple as the routine that your children go through every night to get ready for bed, or as complex as getting the whole, extended family together for Thanksgiving dinner. Either way, these moments make your [...]

My 2nd Anniversary as a SU Demo

I can’t believe I’ve been a demonstrator for 2 years already.  Time really does fly when you’re having fun!  I’m not sure if I’ve posted my Stampin’ Up!® story here or not, but I’ll do the brief version. 
In July, a friend of mine that I met at our local moms group invited me [...]

Simple Tips for Aging/Distressing

by: Susan Rice
The element of age in rubber stamping projects adds dimension, zest and your own unique sparkle when you are looking for something new and distinctive. Aging (also known as distressing) your rubber stamping creations can be done simply and inexpensively with common household items. In this article you will learn how to use [...]

Scrapbooking Success on a Shoestring Budget

Scrapbooking has captured the hearts, imaginations, and it has to be said, the pocketbooks, of many artistic crafters. How often do we scan the sales flyers of well known craft stores? Our eyes light up when we see just the item which we want listed there. Yes! We are on our way, but alas how [...]

Getting started scrapbooking

Learning to scrapbooking is something that takes commitment, just like learning any art. If you think that it’s a craft you’d like to enjoy, there are a few basic tools, supplies, and skills you will need to get started. Creating albums takes time, but the projects are rewarding and the end result is a family [...]

Scrapbooking With Your Kids

In this fast-paced, electronic-based world, it’s difficult to find an activity to share with your children that doesn’t involve the television or the computer. Scrapbooking might help to bridge that gap of having fun but staying interested. The hobby helps stimulate conversation and keeps your kids away from technology. You and your kids can enjoy [...]

Hot Projects for Cool Kids

by Leslie Frederick, Jul 21, 2001
When you think about it, rubber stamping is the perfect kid’s project. You get to work with lots of colors, you can make a mess and if you goof, you can start over, because you still have the design. Maybe that is why so many adults love this hobby!
To start [...]

You Stamp My Background, I’ll Stamp Yours

Great backgrounds for rubber stamping projects can be created using a few basic techniques. It is simple to make rubber stamping backgrounds and create dramatic effects using supplies that are readily available without the need to buy any fancy equipment.
This is a great way to ensure the perfect backdrop for a rubber stamping project. Knowing [...]

Keeping romance in your marriage with kids in your house

My anniversary is this week. I think we’re planning to go out for dinner sometime without the kids. I’m looking forward to it. I also thought I’d share this article with you.
Romance for Parents: Tips to Keeping Your Marriage Strong
By Susanna Hickman Bartee
It’s the end of another long day, you’’ve [...]

26 Uses For Glossy Cardstock

I found this great article while I was looking up techniques and wanted to share it with you.
26 Uses For Glossy Cardstock
1. You can use it just like any other card stock for creating a card. Just be careful when stamping so it doesn’t smear. I like using glossy for just plain stamping once in [...]