I have a few days off over Thanksgiving and thought I would disappear for at least an afternoon to create some Christmas gifts. These photos are past creations from previous years that I may make again....
I'm delighted with my new purchase. I've been using grid paper to line up my mats and borders when I scrapbook and make cards. After recently running out of grid paper, I decided to invest in a self healing mat. I have a larger one with 1 inch grid segments that I use mostly for cutting fabric. For paper crafting I wanted one with smaller grids. I had to search online for a bit to find one that had quarter inch grids/blocks. It also has centimeter and 1/8 inch increments on all 4 sides. So it fits the bill!!
This makes lining things up so simple. I use a long ruler 18 inches long that extends out from a 12 in paper, line my ruler up with the grid, position my border or mat against the ruler and voilà - a perfectly straight border.
American Crafts, Pink Double-Sided Self-Healing Cutting Mat, 18" x 24"
It's here - 13 years later - my youngest son's last day of school. I've been working on his scrapbook and graduation party display. I'm having a "the cobbler's children have no shoes" moment as I look at what is left to organize - oy!! Trying to stay focused on the task at hand, as I look at the pages I do have done of past vacations, band concerts, school trips is probably not going to happen... so I'm just enjoying the moment.
Although I still do lots of traditional scrapbooking, I often use my digital scrapbook program to design pages or add elements to traditional pages. The first day of school was done mostly with Creative Memories products years ago and the last day of school is all digital!
NEW SALE!!! CRAFT SUPPLIES - Lots of new items have been added to the CLEARANCE SALE section of Creative Craft Supply - my shop at Etsy. Many ship with another item for free. Great way to stock up and safe on shipping. Craft items for scrapbook and card making, party supplies, paper, ribbon, brads, business and shipping supplies are what you'll find here! There are lots of mixed media and junk art journal supplies availabe. Need something for your latest paper art project? Stop in and browse around for inspiration and delightful craft supplies. Gift packaging wrap and customer appreciation items are available as well.
Our friend, Gina Chan is very active in this worthy cause. Here is some information about it.
About Special Olympics
Special Olympics helps people with intellectual disabilities overcome barriers through sports. Every day we empower our athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life. Special Olympics has been offering people with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competitions in Olympic-style sports since 1968. Our more than 32 individual and team sports – from Alpine Skiing to Volleyball – provide quality training and well-matched sporting events. Win or lose, the goal is always to be brave in the attempt!
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. In all that we do, Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people.
Help Us Reach One More Athlete
Your support of Special Olympics transforms lives. For every Special Olympics champion, there is another who is waiting for the chance to win. As little as $35, depending on sport and location, can help train an athlete for a season. Your efforts to raise funds for Special Olympics are vital and will help that person realize a wider world of talent and potential through the power and joy of sports.
There are lots of new craft and art supply items on sale at my Craft Supply shop over at Etsy. Most ship for free with another item. It's a great way to stock up on fun mixed media supplies and save on shipping. Click on image to shop.
I found some delightful Christmas Holiday embellishments that I'm selling at my Etsy supply shop - Creative Craft Supply. These clear cut die cuts from Little Yellow Bicycle (LYB) have 30 in the pack and they have many uses - cards, scrapbooks, tags, gift wrap embellishments, bag decorations. The tape from Me & My Big Ideas coordinates nicely. It has a silver and white scroll tape that would be great for any time of year - I'm using it on a wedding scrapbook layout.
The tape is similar to Washi tape but it has an adhesive tape on the back that you peel off.
I'll post as I create with this fun kit. Limited quantities.