* All of my items are made with acid free and lignin free products and are archival safe.
* Unless where indicated, 8"x8" scrapbook pages are made with cardstock for the page backround. 6"x6" and other sizes are generally made with thick scrapbook paper.
I really enjoy making scrapbook pages. They are so pretty and fun. Considering I have a high stress computer programming job, on the weekends I like to relax with some coffee, watch cartoons, and make scrapbook pages. Nothing makes me smile the most when I hear comments about how cute, adorable, or lovely (yes, I've gotten those adjectives!) my scrapbook pages are. That's a real ego booster to my "arteest" side. ;)
I spend quite a bit of time examining scrapbook paper before buying it to get a feel for the patterns and colors, how they go together, or don't. I love to experiment with new layouts. Sometimes the layout works great and there is a magic to it, sometimes it doesn't.
Making a scrapbook page can take a while: coming up with the design, matching colors and prints, precise cutting, assembling the elements into a final product. Usually it is when I get to the embellishment stage that it can take a while. Especially when you see a button on a page. Those buttons are hand sewn on to the page.
I'm all about texture. I absolutely love texture, or hate it. I don't like whole or sliced tomatoes. Why? The texture feels weird when I bite into a tomato, but I absolutely love tomato basil soup. I don't like to read the newspaper because the paper used for news paper feels weird to me. Magazine paper has a nice smooth feel to it.
It's all about texture.
Which is why I use textured cardstock for the base of the page and why my pages have different materials such as metal (brads, grommets, snaps) and fabric (ribbons and some mini brag books are covered in fabric.) I also use double sided foam tape so that some elements of the page appear to "pop off" the page for an added dimension.
I have so much fun creating a new page. My craft helps me to clear my mind, get sharp and focus. Sometimes I come up with solutons to some of my more challenging problems at work while working on a scrapbook page.
My only hope is that whenever I send a scrapbook page to a buyer is that they love and enjoy my pages as much as I do. I really like knowing that my pages are "out there" in someone else's scrapbook helping to highlight and showcase their most treasured moments.