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27 August 2014

My Scrapbooking Introduction to Instagram

Scrapbooking Idea - Use Instagram to show your layout page in process.  Share a tip while you are at it.

You probably know that Get It Scrapped is on Instagram (@getitscrapbooked).  But did you know that they recently featured one of my photos in their feed?  Wanna see?

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And the tip I shared was:  Did you know that you can easily space repeated stamped images evenly across a page just by flipping a ruler over again and again?

This is a sneak peek of an upcoming assignment for Get It Scrapped that you will see in September.  I have to say that GIS is helping me learn new things.

I recently opened an Instagram account, and will play around with it a bit.  Because there is so much social media available I am not sure I will use Instagram on a regular basis.  I’m still trying to be more present on Facebook, where I have a lot to learn.   You can follow me on Instagram @snapsandsnippets.

Can I ask you, have you chosen to stick with one or two social media outlets, or are you dabbling in everything?  Have a favorite?

25 August 2014

Me On Monday, August 25th

Just a quickie post, to let you all know I’m here.  Where else would I be, you might ask?  Well, last week hubby and I were out of town. More on that, including photos, coming soon. Friday was catch-up on mail, newspaper, email and laundry day.  Our weekend was fun with a friend’s birthday party on Saturday night and time to rest and putter around on Sunday.

Today will be an early morning start day – clicking these pictures at 6:12 a.m. central daylight savings time to join in with Sian on her Me On Monday meme day.

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Today will be a picking up and putting away all the scrappy stuff I pulled out for my September Counterfeit kit over the weekend day.

Today will be an ironing all those clothes I washed on Friday day.

Today will be sneaking in a little catch-up on Get It Scrapped Visual Storytelling day.

Today will be a quick blog posting day, because the guys are starting to stir day.

Today is a hoping for rain to cool it down and wash away that cobweb on the second story window day!


Today is Monday, and this is me, in my jammies, hair up, glasses on, Coke Zero nearly finished.

So I’m going to get started on today.  What are you doing today?

24 August 2014

August Counterfeit Member Hop

Beautiful You – A Counterfeit Kit Challenge layout

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Story: Do I need to say anything here?
Style: The third CKC challenge was to use vellum.  I did not put vellum in my kit, because I rarely use it.  But when I needed a buffer between my title word beautiful and the pattern behind it – vellum came to my rescue – beautifully, you might say! 

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Stash: I was near the end of using up my August counterfeit kit, so I started the page by cutting an irregular edge on the postage stamp paper.  I just let things evolve from there.  The other patterned card is from a stationery set by Gallison that I sliced in two. It had the right tones of pink and peach to work with my page.

I only used chipboard, buttons and a single word sticker (yes, a sticker and not a fancy-schmancy electronically made die-cut – I am so utterly old school!) to embellish this photo.  The round items are really old chipboard from Hampton Art that was included in my August counterfeit kit, and the words were leftovers from an even more ancient package by K & Company.

Did you notice that I grounded all the elements to an outside edge (or two), but didn’t trap any of the irregular white space.  Did you notice that the background paper is all rectangles and straight edges and the embellishments are all circles?
Now you can see all the other counterfeiters dazzle you here:
Counterfeit Kit Challenge 
Susanne - you are here!
If you have a hankering to play with buttons, do check out The Studio Challenges where the August challenge is to use buttons in creative ways.

22 August 2014

The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days – a Counterfeit Kit Challenge layout

Story: These two are my older brothers, sitting in the front yard of our childhood home before I was even born.  The eldest seems to be pleased as punch with the quarter he is showing off.  Given his younger brother’s calm expression, he didn’t swipe it. (Not that he would do that.)
Style: Can you believe I am using doilies on a page about little boys?  Doilies are certainly nostalgic (think grandmother’s dresser scarves); so I think I got away with it.  I misted both the wooden doily and the paper one, but one was porous and one was not – therefore, the end effect looks very different.  I added the wooden doily later and did not mist it because it was darker.

Stash: All this was from my August counterfeit kit except for the alphabets from October Afternoon & Fiskars/Cloud 9, the two brads from Stampin Up and the wooden doily from Kaisercraft.

The scale of the alphabets in my kit just were not right.  I often find that of all the supplies I gather for a kit, the proper alphabets are the hardest to anticipate.  Are you good at guessing what kinds of letters you will need?

20 August 2014

Slipped Onto The Memo Board

Hey, look!  S scrapped a couple of cards!


She must have been playing in the studio late last night, and used up some Lily Bee Persnickety paper with other odds and ends.  Colorful, to be sure.