Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Paper Bag Albums

Would you believe before I read How to Make a Paper Bag Scrapbook by Angela Vader, I had never made a paper bag album. My scrapbooking friends where shocked.

So take a look at my first paper bag album. I plan to use the album as an overview of my summer.

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· I used four (4) paper bags. Five (5) paper bags were to bulky for me.
· I used a Crop-A-Dile to punch my binding holes.
· I used three (3) large eyelets (3/16") to bind my album. I tried the 1/8” eyelets but they couldn’t bind all the paper bags. You could also use small jump rings or ribbon.
· I designed my pages before I attached them to the album. (So the eyelets wouldn’t show though the bag.)
· I stamped journaling blocks to use for my journaling.
· I added cards with tabs for extra photos and journaling.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Simple Ribbon Storage

I buy quite a bit of my ribbon by the yard. I often find it hard to keep my ribbon organized. I ended up buying the same ribbon again because I didn’t know I already had it. So I decided to make a ribbon ring for my ribbon.

I started with the following nine color groups: white, brown, black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. I also organize my paper and embellishments in these groups. I added a pink ribbon group because I have a ton of pink ribbon.

I used a large ring and jumbo paper clips to make my ribbon ring. I tied the ribbon to the paper clips and fastened the paper clips together with the ring. When I need ribbon, I just cut a piece off. Now tell me that wasn’t simple!

I also store embellishments and acrylic stamps on a large ring.

How do you store your ribbon?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Looking for Beautiful Handmade Jewelry?

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All of Lucia jewelry is handmade with gemstones, semi-precious gemstones, swarovski crystals. Here is what I think is the best part, each piece is one of a kind.

So visit the Crystal Impressions Shop and find the perfect piece of jewelry for you.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Live the moment. Preserve the memory.

We’ve been pretty busy here at Distinctive Moments the last few weeks. For starters, we have a new tagline: Live the moment. Preserve the memory. We wanted the covey the purpose of Distinctive Moments (helping you preserve your memories). Any moment that is special to you, be it a wedding, birth of a child, family reunion, trip to Six Flags, or the first snow of the season, will be treated as a distinctive moments by us. All of your memories are special to you and we want to make sure those moments can be relived forever.

Also keep an eye out for a few changes we will be making to the website. Look for new Blog and Shop links in the menu. The Blog will also receive an updated look.

Stay tuned for these changes and a few more to come.