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

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

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.


Scrap the Back – Paperclipping 276

Friday, October 30th, 2015


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.

Want info about a Paperclipping Membership?


How I Recently Refined My Style

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015


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!

SIGN UP HERE to join us at True Scrap.

It’s Not Like the “Olden Days.”

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

TS7 Class collage with title
Remember when you got together with your scrapbooking girlfriends?

When’s the last time that’s happened?

I know there are a lucky few of you who still do it, but for most scrapbookers around here, the online community is where we find our scrapbooking friends.

That’s why we have True Scrap — to bring us all together at a fun, online scrapbooking party with classes, chatting, and prizes!

And I can save you $120 for a short time.

Coupon Code: FALLFUN
(save $20, good through Sept. 8th)
Early Bird Registration.
(save $100, good for this month)
Big $120 total discount!

CLICK HERE to sign up!

I’m just here to give you a sneak peek for now with the images above and below.

There is a lot more info on the True Scrap page. Head over to learn more by clicking this link.

I’ll be back soon to share more about the class I’ll be giving at the event.

But don’t forget to jump on that savings before the coupon code expires and the early bird registration flies away! CLICK HERE.

Hyman Sneak


Koncar Sneak


Balzer sneak

Seriously, you should sign up. ;)

Just kidding, no pressure. But it’s awesome to sign up. CLICK HERE. =)

The New Audio Course Is Here!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

We’re really excited. I mean, really.

This is our first audio course and we hope people love it and want more.

There are fast action bonuses that go away after today and after Friday, so be sure to take a look right away.

Edit: The day one bonus is over, but the 2nd bonus and discount are still available!

You can find out everything you need to on the page.

Click here to learn about the new Deep Dive audio course!


The Great Planner Tour from Paperclipping

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

My new Planner Room is full of planning supplies. Get tips and ideas for better and (more organized) planning when you watch this video.

Update: The Loss in My Family Last Week

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

In case you didn’t hear the message Izzy left on the Paperclipping Roundtable…my family had some very sad news last Wednesday. My dad fell asleep while he was driving and passed away after rolling off the highway and flipping his car. Fortunately, no one else was involved or hurt.

I have had great comfort and peace throughout this shock as my siblings and I have been poring over a lifetime of photos and wonderful memories that our dad gave to us. (I’m the one on the far left, below…)

Noell, Erin, Ted,  Chad 1976

Because of our focus on memory-keeping through photography and video, Izzy and I had a lot we were able to share with my family, and we will be forever grateful that our memory-keeping hobbies had motivated us to capture so much.

I’ve also felt much comfort from friends, family, and people we don’t necessarily know ourselves, but who know us. Encouragement and condolences from Paperclipping Members and listeners have touched my heart. Thank you for your thoughts and best wishes.

How This Affects Paperclipping Members and Roundtable Listeners

So here is how this affects you, my dear devoted listeners and Members, as I have been away from home to be with my mother and siblings, to prepare for the funeral, and to help my mom get this new phase of her life in order…

The Paperclipping Roundtable — Izzy and I plan to do a special Roundtable episode next week. It will just be us, and it will be shorter than usual. In that episode I want to share what I learned and observed regarding memory-keeping since my Dad passed away.

The Member Videos — In all the years we have run the membership, we have never been late on our two videos per month. That is going to happen for the first time this month of February. Please accept my deepest apologies. We were scheduled to start shooting the first of the two videos on the day of my dad’s accident.

Everything is already set up and ready for that episode, so we will start shooting in the next couple of days, but one or both February videos will be late.

If your membership expired between February 18th and Feb. 28th, Izzy has already extended your membership for an additional month so that you will get your videos. He changed each one manually — so he was our hero this month!

Much appreciation for your patience while you wait. Please click here if you’ve been needing to renew, click Add/Renew Subscriptions, and in the drop-down menu choose Paperclipping 1-year renewal for $28.

I also have an article that I had ready to publish to the blog last Thursday. I will publish that this coming week instead. If you have a problem supply that is older and you can’t seem to use it up, you will enjoy seeing this organization-based solution that I will share.

And one last thought before I go —

In 2007 I wrote an article on capturing the relationship in your family. I kept thinking about it during my time with my family. It was the beginning of a change in perspective in how I shoot photos of people. Eight years later, my perspective on this has grown, and I look forward to sharing more on this in the future.

Grandpa is becoming acquainted with Aiden's complete charm.


I appreciate all of your support and kindness through this painful time.

Shine On,


CHA2015 – Paperclipping Bloopers from CHA

Friday, January 16th, 2015

After the first, and then the second blooper for the very first two CHA videos, Tim Holtz made a lovely suggestion…that we share the bloopers with you. After all, we are all about being authentic.

So here it is, a blooper reel for your entertainment. At my expense, of course. :)

CHA2015 Tim Holtz Ranger Demo: Texture Paste with Distress, and Coloring Metal and Resin

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

See Tim Holtz explain and demo how you can use Ranger’s Texture Paste with his Distress Stains Sprays, Distress Ink, and Distress Markers. He also demos how to get create a patina look on metal with the new Cracked Pistacchio Paint and Alcohol Ink, and how to color resin Heirloom Roses.

CHA2015 – Faber Castell Demo: Mixing Gelato with Whipped Spackle, Texture Luxe, and Other Mediums

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

See how you can create amazing new mediums by mixing Faber Castell Gelatos with Whipped Spackle, Texture, Luxe, and Glass Beads.