Are all of your items one of a kind?
Yes. All handmade items are one of a kind and are not reprodcueable. While I may still have some paper or even some of the embellishments, each handmade item is unique and unlike any other item I have made. Sometimes I get discontinued embellishments on sale so that means I have run out of those supplies and are unable to acquire more. Therefore, I can not recreate a handmade item exactly.
Some commercial supplies are not unique and may have duplicates.
Do you do custom orders?
At the present time, I am unable to fulfill custom order requests due to personal time constraints.
I will, however, do *minimal* customization to a premade page. On pages where my design intended for a name or initials or a date to be I will be more than happy to apply whatever method that design intended (rub on, stenciling, stickers, brads) and customize the page that way for you. Simply indicate in special instructions for the product. The page description will indicate how much room you have to work with. Not all pages have customization, but those that do will say so in their product descriptions.
Are your scrapbook pages archival safe? Will my pictures turn yellow?
Yes, my pages are archival safe. No, your pictures will not turn yellow. I only use scrapbooking supplies that specifically state on their labels as "Acid Free and Lignin Free" and are completely archival safe. Down to the adhesive! Scrapbooking pages, albums and other paper crafts you purchase from me will last for years to come and will not yellow or turn your pictures yellow.
I don't see any premade 12x12 pages. Do you do any 12x12 sized pages?
No. Not really. If I did, this wouldn't be Itty Bitty Scraps, now would it? ;) I *might* do an occasional 12x12 sized premade scrapbook page. I have done them before but I have found that I really do prefer to work with 8x8 and smaller pages and books. That is my specialty. Plus they're easier to ship and so the shipping cost savings are passed on to you.
Why should I buy from you? I can find premade pages and books at my local craft store!
Yes. True. But keep this in mind: those are premade sure, but they're not unique. You can purchase a premade scrapbook and quickly and easily create a page by simply adding your own pictures, but the person in line behind you might just have that same premade scrapbook album. Or a person across the country. So that would mean you would have the same scrapbook as atleast 2 other people. My books and pages are truly unique and if you purchase my books or pages you can be guaranteed no one else will ever have a scrapbook like yours - unless of course someone else copies my work.
Also, I've looked at those premade books. The "matte frame" on the pages of a premade scrapbook are printed on the page, as well as the buttons and many other "embellishments." Sure, you can buy your own embellishments and put them on the pages, but then that sort of defeats the purpose of purchasing something as premade, right?
My pages have real fabric ribbons. Buttons you can touch. Brads and grommets that can sparkle in the light. There is *texture* on my pages. I love texture!