Thursday, December 23, 2010

Frugal musings

Day one of Florida holiday.... Watched the sun come up over the Atlantic either because I had too much iced tea last night or my internal clock said "What? We always get up this early..."

Dh and ds#1 are happily off playing golf and ds#2 is snoozing so what could be better than returning comments on the WOYWW blog hop? I actually made a quick notebook by cutting up a 12x12 sheet of ledger dp into 4x6 blocks, used my office punch to make two holes, binder rings to keep it together and then set out to note what useful tip I learned from each blog I visited so far.

1. Use glossy accents to adhere dictionery or other patterned paper to clear buttons (like Stampin Up sells)

2. Find jingle bells and attach them to a card or project.... They're too cute to worry about how you're gonna mail the result

3. Use that Tim Holtlz rosette die that's waiting patiently in it's packaging (I don't have the right plates to use it in the Cuttlebug so it means pulling out the Big Shot...just do it and stop whining...)

4. Make homemade rice packs to give away (well, not this holiday season....)

More tips await you at every turn out there in blogland.....

If ds#2 will let me use his laptop to upload card pics, I should be able to post some new ones soon...

Have a wonderful pre-holiday day!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

1 comment:

Nicole Maki said...

I've held off on the Tim Holtz dies as I was worried about how they'd work in the Cuttlebug. I'll have to check that out.

Great idea to make a notebook full of tips you pick up from blogs. I bet it'll be an amazing resource for you.

Thanks so much for popping by my blog and the kind words.


P.S. Love your cards - you have great style!