Wednesday, April 7, 2010
For about 2 years now, I've been wanting to do a scrapbook album as a gift for my bf. Everywhere we go we take so many pictures so instead of just having them in a hardrive, why not do something crafty with them?
The project started around the end of november, because with working part time & school full time, it left me no room to procrastinate, so I had to have a plan mapped out to make it less stressful for me.
I began by putting my pictures in different folders, by organizing them in different events in Iphoto, then I would export the file right into snapfish or shutterfly. Those websites are heaven sent. Its so affordable and the turn around is very quick. The pictures are crystal clear as well. It takes about 4 to 6 days for the pictures to arrive so its no hassle at all.
After I do all that, I start sketching out some ideas, and collecting paper. Colored cardstock, patterned paper,ribbons, stamps
stickers, those types of things. Then little by little I start separating materials for each theme. I think that by being organized makes your whole life easier. the goal her is NOT to have stress remember? ScrapBooking is supposed to be fun. To me its actually relaxing because I can do what I want and not have to please anyone else but me.
However, while doing the scrapbook I have found that the material that is most expensive to me is Adhesive & glue. Ive been having a hard time trying to find one that works the best. I use so much of it that I wish that I could find something in a like a jumbo size, that's sticky and heavy enough that doesn't buckle. If anyone has an idea if what I could use please let me know.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Well this is my first posting. YAAAY!! I want you guys (whoever is out there) to really come here and get ideas to do your own crafty projects in a very cheap way. I know that we're not all rich and have tons of money to spend on art supplies. So instead of feeling like you can't do something because you don't have the money to buy the material, feel free to get creative and use whatever you may have lying around in your house.
There are so many great talented ladies out there doing some beautiful blogs, and that inspired me to not feel afraid to share what I love to do. I'm a graphic designer but I have a secret obsession with paper. I absolutely LOVE pretty paper. Michael's, A.C. Moore, & Pearl Paint are absolutely one of my favorite stores. But I always seem to find cheaper materials at the dollar store and I'm really not ashamed to admit it either.
If you guys are wondering about me, I'm not originally from here, I grew up in Brazil, and the name Twinkie's Treasures comes from my cute fat doggie Tweety. She's a rhodisian ridgeback, and my boyfriend always calls her twinkie playing around because shes a weeee bit chubby. Okay okay shes a little fat. But I still love her<3 and so does he ^_^