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My 2015 Christmas Product Picks!

Are you deciding what Christmas products to add to your shopping cart?

I went on a Christmas scrapbook shopping spree last week.

I actually did not buy many Christmas-related products over the last few years so I was feeling the pinch when holiday scrapbooking. I figured a more extravagant shopping trip was in order this year.

So I decided to tell you what I think about the product I bought, both the good and the bad!

(Note: For ME, this is an unusually large amount of Christmas product to buy, but we’re all different. I’m curious to hear whether this seems large to you, too, or rather modest).

Paperclipping Vote for Best Christmas Collection Ever…

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Capture the Magic of Your Christmas Stories – Paperclipping 277


Does your Christmas album capture the magic you love about the holiday?

As much as I love scrapbooking about Christmas, I’ve been confused for several years as to why I haven’t loved my Christmas album. Looking through it has done nothing for me; does not capture the Christmas magic.

As November approached I put my mind on this problem and — probably as a direct result of a story Stacy Julian shared in our most recent Deep Dive course — I figured out why!

So now I have a new direction and already my plan has ignited a fire which led to a five-page layout about one of my own special Christmas stories from childhood. I am super excited about where I’m taking my album now.

So of course, I shot video of this entire process:

  1. The “before” version of my Christmas album.
  2. The new direction I’m taking with the album.
  3. The making of a five-page layout with multiple connections between my childhood Christmas story and my adult Christmas story.

This new member video kicks off the holiday season of Paperclipping!

Coming up next is a post with my Christmas Product Picks and Un-picks. And over the next few videos you will see me re-develop my Christmas album with my new plan, and you’ll see me working in the Nutcracker Ballet album, as well.

These videos are for Paperclipping Members. This newest video is available in the Member’s Area and on iTunes.

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Announcing: Stacy Julian’s Photo Freedom – A Deep Dive Audio Course

Photo Freedom Deep Dive Audio Course

We are excited to announce the new Deep Dive audio course with Stacy Julian: Photo Freedom!

Already we can tell this is our most popular course so far. As soon as we sent the email to our audience the sales notifications started and have continued non-stop. :)

There is currently a discount and bonus for anyone who gets it right away.

CLICK HERE for all the details.


PRT267 – Splatter-Impaired

We discuss art journaling by letting questions from the forums…

The Panelists

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The Very Best and Only Good Way to Adhere Newspaper, T-shirts, and Other Stuff

Newspaper Articles  654 – Version 2

Newspaper articles, special t-shirts, fabrics and laces — I LOVE scrapbooking with all these amazing things that have special significance in our lives.

They all add texture, both literally and figuratively, to our stories.

I mentioned in a recent Paperclipping Roundtable episode about storytelling that after a lifetime of experimenting with how to adhere these types of story-laden materials, I have come to the conclusion that there is just one adhesive that is good.

It’s gel medium (matte).

And it’s not just good. It’s amazing.

For example…


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Scrap the Back – Paperclipping 276


This is one of the most common questions I’m asked…

What do you do with the back of your pocket pages when you’re using them as supplements to traditional 12×12 pages in traditional albums?

And this spin off…

Don’t you worry about not having anything in the backs?

So here is my question…

Does this worry keep you from using pocket pages in your traditional scrapbooking?

I hope not. I love the scrapbook pages that are traditional + pocket, side-by-side.

And, no, the back is NEVER a worry of mine. There is plenty to do with them.

Same goes for other unusual pages, like if you ever choose to scrapbook a smaller size page and maybe even rounded the corners!


I’m going to show you a few examples of what I did for all of these. We’ll go searching through my son’s current album for these empty backs and then put together three different pages that have been waiting to be filled.

It’s all a part of this week’s episode of Paperclipping. It’s a video for Paperclipping Members and you can already find it in the Member’s Area and on iTunes.

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Scrapbooking Your Tween Boys: 5 Page Ideas

In need of some pre-teen boy inspiration?

Here are some story and design ideas in five different layouts!

Layout 1 – Sleep Anywhere
Sleep Anywhere

1. Design Idea: Form a line of rectangular monochromatic scraps around the photo.

2. Story Idea: Catch your tween in a funny position, whether asleep or awake.

3. See this page come together: Paperclipping Video 227 – Gathering to Make Lines
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Scrapbook Yourself Without Photos – Paperclipping 275

Don’t have enough photos of yourself to scrapbook your own stories?

You can tell a lot of your stories without putting yourself into the picture.

In today’s Paperclipping video tutorial I share some fun story ideas and put together pages without pictures of myself.

I love these layouts.

You can do it, too!

Head on over to the Member’s Area or iTunes to watch the video and get started on your own page.

The video is for Paperclipping Members.

If you don’t have a membership, please CLICK HERE for information about how to get this video and hundreds more very the lowest price ever.


How I Recently Refined My Style


To me, finding your style means finding you.

In many ways it means moving closer to visually representing aspects of your self.

Over the past year or so I had a realization about something I’ve loved since I was a little girl. It has to do with color.

And that color realization suddenly led to me my style adjustment. I love the harmony of analogous color schemes, and some of my most favorite layouts are the ones I’ve made with more harmony than contrast.

So while I don’t always stick to that, since some of my stories definitely call for more energy, and by extension, contrast, I have been using the pillar design principle of harmony as much as my story will permit.

And I LOVE it!!


Want to learn more about this principle and how to make it work for you?

I decided to make this the topic of my class presentation at True Scrap, the online scrapbooking event that is happening THIS WEEKEND!

TS7 Class collage with title

At True Scrap there will be eight classes from awesome teachers like Lisa Bearnson — an original mover of our modern scrapbook industry, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Kathy Cano-Murillo, the well-known, “Crafty Chica.”

There will also be Q&A sessions, prizes, chatting with scrapbookers around the world, and lots of fun!

Click here to get more info or sign up.

So back to my new favorite design principle, HARMONY, and my class…

In “Scrapbookers, Unite!” we will learn to use harmony and contrast to create unity. I’ll walk you through a scrapbook layout that is lacking in harmony and unity, and then we’ll re-create the original concept with two new pages that fix the problem and create a feeling of harmony and that sense of being satisfyingly finished.

Want to join us this weekend? CLICK HERE to sign up.

Here are some sneak peeks of the new layouts I make in the class:




It’s going to be fun. I hope to see you there!

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PRT266 – Then and Now

We discuss some differences between scrapbooking when we first got started and scrapbooking now…

The Panelists

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