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ScrapPlay
Boston, MA
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I took a look through my biggest scrapbook the other day, and the journey sounded something like this: Oh, look, there's my daughter! There she is again! My daughter! My daughter! My daughter. My husband! My daughter. My daughter. My daughter. My daughter. My husband. My daughter. My daughter. My... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at Scrap Play
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I’m back! I’m sorry to have been away for so long. Thank you all for sticking with me! Among other issues, my laptop just decided to kick the bucket, so I’m now chained to my old, slow desktop computer, but ah, well, what can you do? Anyway… Today my daughter,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at Scrap Play
I'm so sorry there hasn't been anything new here this week. Due to my changing work schedule, ScrapPlay is Absent Without Leave until this coming Friday. By that time I should have a new schedule hammered out so that ScrapPlay posts can resume as usual. Thank you for your patience... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Scrap Play
I’m a big fan of Ella Publishing’s scrapbooking e-books. They’re filled with ideas, advice, and inspiration from some of the top names in the scrapbook industry. So I was excited to see that they just came out with a new e-book titled Time to Scrapbook!: 9 Busy Woman Share 27... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Scrap Play
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First up, the winner of the new Tips & Tricks magazine issue is Jennybean. Her money-saving tip was: "One big way I save money is when I print photos. If I want to use a 2x3 photo, instead of printing wallet size and getting 4 copies for 99 cents when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at Scrap Play
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Today I had a dilemma. I've had these pictures of Halloween sitting around waiting to be scrapped for almost two years now. The colors in the photo are very prominent, so I wanted to use paper in the same colors. Naturally, I couldn't find any that matched! So finally, in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Scrap Play
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Ooh, I just have to share this! Memory Works just released the first sneak peek of it's new Simple Stories line. Ele.ment.ary is a beautiful, simple to use, school themed kit. Ele.ment.ary will be shipping in August. I can't wait to use it to scrap my daughter's first day of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Scrap Play
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Thank you to everyone who submitted red, white, and blue layouts for our 4th of July challenge! I loved looking at them all. It's always so hard to pick just one winner. But today, the winner is Nicole Brenna! I loved Nicole's color palette of red, white, blue, and green.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2010 at Scrap Play
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So how's the scrapbooking going? The Scrap Play Blog has been up for about a month now, and I hope it's provided you with some inspiration and ideas. Today, my design team wants to show you how to create frugal, yet fabulous layout. I also want to hear from you.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2010 at Scrap Play
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Oh my, my! The CHA sneak peeks keep on coming and boy, are they cute! I just have to share a couple more with you. First, up, from Prima Marketing: I've always loved their elegant fabric flowers, but the new ones they're releasing are simply stunning! They've added pearls and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Scrap Play
Congratulations to Terri, the winner of the Simple Stories mini album I made for the Memory Works Christmas in July Blog Hop! Terri, just e-mail me your adress and I'll send the mini album out to you. Enjoy! For the rest of you blog hoppers, thanks for visiting, and I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at Scrap Play
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I love mini albums. I love that they're so small, cute, and simple. I love that all the pages coordinate, unlike my massive mess of a 12"x12" album. And most of all, I love that I can create a beautiful gift or keepsake quickly. So today I'd like to share... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at Scrap Play
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Thank you so much to everyone who sent lovely layouts in for the Page Maps sketch contest. The winner is Steffanie, who created this beautiful summer layout: Those cool blues and greens are just so refreshing! Steffanie, some new alphabet stamps will be on their way to you as soon... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2010 at Scrap Play
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Everyone all set for the Fourth of July? We have sparklers ready and a weekend's worth of plans scheduled. I know I'll be snapping lots of pictures of my daughter in the cute little red, white, and blue outfits her grandmas gave her! So with red, white, and blue in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at Scrap Play
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Welcome Memory Works Blog Hoppers! Merry Christmas! Come on in and take a look around. There are lots of great ideas and tutorials here to help you make your scrapbook pages fresh and fabulous! This site is for ALL scrapbookers, not just those who shop from Memory Works, so you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at Scrap Play
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All right, it's time for another frugal tip! Today I have two ideas for you if you want to save money or just make your supplies go a little farther. First pull out one of your layouts and take a look at the back of it. You see a nice... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at Scrap Play
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Have you started using scrapbook sketches yet? If not, it's a really easy way to save yourself time and frustration when you're scrapping! Why not let someone with a degree in graphic design organize your page so you can focus on your journaling, color combinations, and embellishments. If you're worried... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2010 at Scrap Play
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The CHA Summer 2010 show is almost here, and the sneak peeks are starting to slip out! For anyone unfamiliar with CHA, it stands for Craft and Hobby Association, the biggest US trade organization for the craft industry. Twice each year they have a huge CHA show where manufacturers debut... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Scrap Play
Ooh, this is so cute! I have a few vintage Alice in Wonderland accessories in my house, so I'd probably use this line for some altered home decor to further the theme.
Congratulations to Christine Barchacky, the winner of the Father's Day giveaway! Christine told us: "My dad has been gone for over 15 years now. It is hard to remember him. He was a very quiet person and did not say much. The one thing that he did say over and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Scrap Play
My dad used to drive me up to summer camp when I was a kid. It was a four hour drive with just the two of us in the car. (I was one of four kids so this was rare) We'd stop for lunch and tell stupid jokes and search for a post office that had Sunday pickups (a bizzarre obsession of my Dad's was making sure all his mail went out immediately.) It wasn't anything big or special, but it was a good time to just relax and be with my dad.
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It's that time again: the time when you wrack your brain in vain for the perfect gift for the man who raised you. In other words, Father's Day. While I can't help you find the perfect gift for Dad, hopefully I can provide you with some ideas for scrapbooking your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at Scrap Play
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Today, I saw a new scrapbooking paper line that made my heart beat with excitement. Creative Imaginations has released a Star Wars collection! Now I know you're thinking, "What a geek!" But hey, I am a geek. I actually enjoyed taking the SATs, okay? And darn it, I love Star... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at Scrap Play