August 21, 2012

Scrappin' Numbers

10 years! Can you believe Karen has been in business for 10 years! I think back to where I was on my scrapping journey 10 years ago... it was so different then. But I digress...

Back to the anniversary! Don't you think the anniversary deserves a scrapbook page?!? Actually, I can think of a lot of things in life that relate to numbers that are scrapworthy. Here's one of my favorite layouts I've made that also features the number 10:

(You can see a post with other 10/10/10 papercrafting I did for my daughter's golden birthday in this post.)
I've also found a couple of other recent projects by other scrappers that feature numbers.
13 things tha tmake you happy... great mini album! And this scrapper cut the chipboard herself to make the numbered book!
And this "life in numbers" layout by a designer with mad digi-skillz... wow.
What numbers can you use as your central theme on a scrap page?
If you need help with ideas of products to use, here are a few things available right now at Paper Pals to help you scrap by numbers.
Calendar "bingo card" pattern paper... an easy way to scrap numbers! Go by a date!

 Game pieces by Tim Holtz... mixed media deliciousness here...
 A funky set of stencil numbers-- with a border too!
 Athletic paper w/ scores... a game score that's worthy a scrap page? Anyone?
 And some lovely stamps with a variety of useful patterns/letters and of course, numbers...
Of course, my personal favorite... Thickers. Did you know they sell entire sets of numbers seperate from alphas? Wow.
What ideas do you have for scrapping numbers? Which of these products would you like to pick up at the store to get you started?
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August 12, 2012

Getting organized...

I don't know about you, but I can always use ideas to help me get organized!  (I think it is because of this that I LOVE to wander around office supply stores and the Container Store...I can do it for hours!) :0)

A few years ago, in a class that I taught at Paper Pals, we covered clip boards with printed scrapbook paper, added embellishments, and made some fun  new things to help us get organized.  I still love these clip boards, and I made one just this week for my granddaughter Keelyn.  Clip boards have a million uses and I'm sure Keelyn find some way to use hers.  They can hang on a nail, lean up on the counter, tuck away in a drawer...whatever works for you!

I use this clip board for my "to do" list.

I use this clip board for my grocery list.  It is 6" X 9", and the other two clip boards are 9" X 12".

I can think of a million uses for these covered clip boards, and Paper Pals has the perfect patterned paper and embellishments to coordinate with what you need!!
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