Thursday, July 24, 2008

New Header

Thanks to a number of friends, I have learned how to create my own headers for my blog! That makes me very happy!

If anyone is interested, you can make your own header, too, by going to You can do digital scrapbooking and who knows what else there, too.

If you use scrapblog to make your header, let me know! I'd love to see your headers, too!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Accordion Album

Sheri asked me recently how I make an accordion album. I started to answer her in an e-mail, but it got long and I thought there might be others that would be interested in knowing how, too, so I decided to post it here.

I have done it two different ways, so I'll tell you both, in case you don't have the same tools I do.

The way I make them now is using my Scor-Pal. It has made it so much easier, but it's not necessary. First, cut your 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock (I usually use white or off-white cardstock, depending on the colors in my papers, but you could use any color you like) at 3 1/2 in. Cut a 3 1/2 x 2 inch practice "page" first and make sure that's the size you want. You might want a slightly bigger or smaller page, depending on your cutter's measurements. Just make sure it will fit inside your tin.

Then, using my Scor-Pal, I score at 2, 6 and 10. Then I flip the paper and score at 4 and 8. Fold at the scores and use a corner rounder to round all the corners. Depending on the thickness of your cardstock and the sharpness of your corner rounder (I have used my Stampin' Up! corner rounder for years and years and it's still as sharp as ever), it might be hard to round the corners on the folds.

Two other ways, without a Scor-Pal would be to use a guillotine-style cutter or a trimmer that has a scoring tool. Those are the two trimmers I have.

With a guillotine-style cutter, after cutting your paper to 12 x 3 1/2 inches, put it length-wise at 2 inches and fold it over the cutting edge. (Do not cut!) Then turn it over, put the fold you just made at 2 inches and fold again. Continue folding and flipping, measuring at the 2 inch mark each time. Fold and round the corners as stated above.

With a scoring tool, score at each 2-inch interval, using the fold at 2, flipping the paper with each score. Fold and round corners.

Once you've done that, you'll be ready to embellish the pages. The patterned papers you use will be cut to 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches. I sometimes tear papers to give texture. You can use 3-D embellishments, like brads, flowers, buttons, etc, as long as the album folds up and still fits inside the tin. You can use ribbon to tie the album closed. You can do only a matte, no patterned paper extras, cut at 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches, and then cut your pictures.

Have fun with it!

Was this info helpful? Did you try it yourself? Leave a comment here, linking us to your accordion album!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo...

Well, I have the winner from Laurie's blog and it's Carrie.

And, now, the winner from my blog, is...

kara jayne

Conratulations, Carrie and Kara! Please e-mail me with what kind of refrigerator scrapbook you both would like, either from my etsy shop, from the sold section of my etsy shop or details of a custom one. If you would like a custom one, we'll just e-mail back and forth to work out the details. If you would like your scrapbook personalized, let me know what you would like it to say

Remember, if you didn't win, but you would like a refrigerator scrapbook (custom or pre-made) or any of the items I make, e-mail me and let me know! You get 10% off your order!

Thanks for all the sweet comments and for taking the time to visit my blog! It's been real. It's been fun. Heck, it's been real fun!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

E-mail overload!

Whew, what a lot of e-mails to read! (And on dial-up at my sister-in-law's house here in Colorado, where we're visiting my husband's family for the week.) I was not expecting such a big turnout! What a nice surprise!

Thank you all for your sweet comments on my refrigerator scrapbooks. They made my day!

As for the "rules" from my post and Laurie's post, no problem if they weren't followed. The main rule was to post to Laurie's blog to get your name entered in the "Great Refrigerator Scrapbook Giveaway" (echo, echo). For those of you that let me know what kind of refrigerator scrapbook you would like, thanks! It really does help to get feedback like that because I can get stuck in my rut of making stuff *I* like, when *I'm* not the one buying it! *grin*

I hope everyone enjoyed sharing their favorite names. I don't know what it is, but we all have names we like, even if we don't have kids! It's a universal phenomenon that we women (I think everyone that posted yesterday was female) love to talk about baby names! *grin* Thanks for being good sports and playing along.

Laurie mentioned on her post that I would be giving away a refrigerator scrapbook from the comments on her blog *and* from the comments on my blog. Well... that wasn't my original intent, but there are so many people that commented, that I figure it'll be more fun to have 2 chances to win! So, as soon as I get Laurie's pick from the giveaway, I'll post my winner, too. Both will get to choose, either from tins I have in my etsy shop (or in my sold section) or from your own color combination/theme. I have so much paper, it's not funny (although it is fun!), so I can probably make anything you can come up with!

If you don't win, but you are still interested in a refrigerator scrapbook or a paper bag album or magnets or a gift card holder or a necklace made from bubble gum wrappers, please let me know! (Well, just kidding on the bubble gum wrapper necklace... Anyone else out there remember making those?!) Anyway, you get 10% off, just for being a Tip Junkie fan! If you can dream it up, I can make it! How's that for overly confident?... Okay, maybe I should say I'm pretty sure I can work with you and make exactly what you're wanting.

Again, thanks for the sweet comments, for playing along in the baby name game and for visiting my blog!

Blog ya later!

Whew, you wouldn't believe how long it took me to write this post! Dial-up, bad; DSL, good. *grin* Now, I *really* ought to go be social!