Friday, January 31, 2014

A little visit to HSN

Hi friends!
It was my turn to post over at The Crafting Journals, so here's a little sample of what I'm writing about today.

It's a mini Smashbook that I made about a recent trip to HSN. Come to the blog to read more! Also, I'm pretty active over on Instagram and Twitter (@scrapcollectr) so check out my photos for the daily prompt game that I was playing this past month. For those of you not on Instagram, I'll try to come back soon and post them here little by little.
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Envy is setting in of all those crafty souls headed to CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) in warm Anaheim soon. It is so cold outside, the house is struggling to keep up with the drafts seeping in. I guess I can take heart that I'm headed to Tampa to help behind the scenes at some HSN broadcasts. It's gotten a little cool there but it will be about 60 degrees warmer than here!

I did a little prepping this morning for a Project Life card swap with a new friend. These kits are so generous, you could swap with about 4 people and still have a complete set of all the journaling card designs.

I used to put a sample of each design in pocket pages and store them in binders but as cool as it was to flip through the binders and see each one, they got heavy fast. Now I'm just going back to a card file system. The 3x4's store nicely side by side in these card files that I got a while back at Staples. I'm not done with the converting yet so I may need two of them but I'm happy that I can see them pretty easily this way also.

Hope you have a crafty day and stay warm and toasty!
Check out The Crafting Journals too, for a little pom pom tutorial over there. *smile*

Monday, January 6, 2014

Project Life 2014 Album and News

Hi Friends,
I have to admit, I can more often be found on Instagram. Are you an IG'er? I use "Scrapcollectr" as my moniker. I just love taking photos of daily life because I then upload them and my journaling into my CollectPhotoApp with the intention of printing them in a 4x6 format and then slipping them into a binder. Lately, I'm following monthly prompts provided by another Instagrammer called @FatMumSlim. Check her out if you'd like to play along.

If that wasn't enough, I'm enrolled in a Studio Calico class called Day by Day that's enabling me to keep a more traditional Project Life Album this year. On this 6th day of January, I've already created a title page and a first page that illustrates two of their prompts. I decided to use one of Becky Higgin's Project Life kit that I bought through HSN awhile back that changed up the sizes of pockets in the page protectors. It's called Just Add Color and I'm having fun with the little 2x2 cards included in the kit.

Here are the two pages I mentioned, as well as a closeup of the first page. Just wanted you to see that I snuck in little features like a wood veneer word bubble (Studio Calico) and wood veneer bird (Recollections) and a paper clip shaped like a magnifying glass (Literary Set by Barnes & Nobel) and a red gem. I was illustrating the fact that I spied little red berries on the snow covered tree next to my garage and that made me happy.

The NEWS I mentioned in the subject line is that after working for EK Success for a year and a half, I finally get to go to HSN this week to help with the setup of 3 spots that will air this Friday (the 10th) at 7am, 3pm and 6pm EST. They are Martha Stewart Craft spots that celebrate the upcoming Valentine season with loads of fun punches, stickers, papers, glitters and more. I hope you will tune in. Just imagine me somewhere back beyond the studio lights. *smile*

Have a crafty week and don't forget to check out the group blog that I participate in: The Crafting Journals. There is always crafty fun going on over there!