Wednesday, April 2, 2008

National Scrapbooking Day - May 3, 2008

Mark you calendars! National Scrapbooking Day is just around the corner, so it's time to plan your day of scrapbooking fun. Check your favourite store to see what they have lined up to celebrate, or gather together some of your scrapping friends and create your own mini-retreat in someone's home. Either way, make Saturday, May 3rd a day for some shopping and cropping.

At Crop Across Canada, we've been posting some retreats that will be running over the National Scrapbooking Day weekend which are bound to be lots of fun. If you don't see something you like, contact your local scrapbook store to see what special events they have scheduled for the day.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Help Storing Your Rub-ons, Stickers & Other Embellishments

One of the things I continually struggle with is organizing my work area so I have an effective place to scrapbook. Unfortunately, I don't have a dedicated scraproom - I have a space set up in our spare bedroom (and keep hoping nobody comes for an overnight visit!!). Adding to the problem of limited space is my addiction to shopping for all things scrapbook related!!

I've lost track of how many times I've gone searching through my supplies for something I'm sure I had, but been unable to find. Even worse, I finish a page and afterwards find the perfect embellishment(s) that would make a good layout a great layout! But it was too late! I couldn't change what I had already done without starting over. So, I decided it was time to do something to get some of my extras out in full view. The only problem was with limited space, I couldn't afford to lose any of my table space, so needed something that didn't sit on top of my workspace, but would still give me easy access.

The solution ...

This handy little wire is actually a "curtain rod" and comes complete with two styles of clips - a loop type & a clip type - with extra clips available separately for when you run out. There are different ways to install the wire depending on what your wall-space is like. I have it set up between two opposite walls across the entire length, but you don't have to run the wire the full length if you don't want or if you have a door or window in the way! There are different styles of mounting posts to suit whatever configuration you need!

This has turned out to be a great organizational and space-saving tool for me! Now, while I'm working at my little table, I only have to glance up for some ideas on what little extras I can add to my scrapbook layouts.