A little upstart scrapbook design company specializing in sharing the joy of scrapbooking through papercrafting classes
Welcome to the Biscuits and Books Scrapbooking home page. Thanks for stopping by the website. Check back soon because I'll be posting scrapbooking video tutorials that I hope you'll find interesting and helpful.
I love all things scrapbooking -- from design elements to tools to organizational ideas. I'll be sharing tips and tricks in all of these areas beginning very soon.
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Most classes held in my dog-friendly home
in the North Glendale/Montrose area of Southern California
Today's Design Tip:
Creating Successful Scrapbook Pages
For your page to really gel, ask yourself the following questions about your layout.
From the selection of your photos, to the journaling, choice of title, and your embellishments, you can achieve a successful page.
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Process videos illustrating scrapbook layouts, start to finish. I'll share design elements and embellishment ideas for fresh, new layout ideas.
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One Scrapbooker's Perspective...
With the 2014 closing of yet another online store (Two Peas in a Bucket) and the diminishing number of brick and mortar locations, it would seem our hobby is struggling to survive. I can't help but feel the industry is collapsing on itself.
American Crafts is quickly buying up many of our favorite companies, most recently We R Memory Keepers. Within the last couple of years, they've also acquired Bazzill Basics, Pink Paislee, Crate Paper and several other companies. We can argue whether this type of consolidation is good or bad for the industry, but we take sollace in the fact that at least the products are still out there.
Like many of you, I struggle with shopping online because the true essence of the product just doesn't come through, no matter how great the photography. And there is nothing better than walking into a scrapbook store and feeling the rush of excitement as I touch the papers and see up close and personal the artfully created samples on display.
Having said that, I still believe the art we have come to love will survive. As long as there are families and friends there will be stories to tell, histories to record, and memories to keep. We may have to work a little harder at staying connected with our fellow scrapbookers, but it can be done. Keep looking for (or organizing) those crops. Continue searching out blogs and websites that fuel your passion and then share them with others. And above all, support your local scrapbook stores. They're still out there -- maybe sometimes requiring a road trip -- but what fun is life without a girlfriends' day out?
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Thinking about taking my design class?
Please take a minute to watch this fantastic YouTube Video by one of my favorite designers, Shimelle Laine. You can see it
and Design Class
March 26, 2016
10:000 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.
Do you want to learn tips and tricks to create beautiful scrapbook pages, but feel too intimidated to even try? Are you a current scrapbooker but think you might need a tutorial on design theory or the latest tools on the scene?
This is a fun and informative 6 hour class broken down into two 3-hour segments. We'll break for lunch mid-day. (lunch is provided, by the way)
Topics include the hobby of scrapbooking, organizational tips for photographs, tools, matting techniques, design theory, andthe use of embellishments. Learn how to make beautiful pages using titles, stickers and punches. We will review LOTS of tools in this class, including the Cricut, Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Revolution, Grand Calibur, binding machines, sticker-making devices, circle cutters, punches and many, many dies. Whew!
Come join in the fun and learn about this wonderful and creative hobby. Students will need to bring a minimal amount of scrapbooking tools and product to the class, including 6 sheets of 12x12 cardstock and patterned papers; a paper trimmer, fine-tipped scissors, ruler, pencil, eraser, and adhesive tape runner. (You can borrow one of my trimmers if you don't own one; adhesive available for purchse @ $7 each).
You will leave with 2 completed 12x12 inch scrapbook pages, a comprehensive workbook, and a new appreciation for design elements and scrapbooking.
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