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PRT069 – Everything Could Use a Rhinestone

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  • BeckyDJD

    When ever I see Anna is on it makes me So happy… I love you Anna, and yes, in the creepy stoker way… ;P

  • Kim Shimer

    In regards to Pinterest…from the moment I started using it, I thought “Is this legal?”  I felt like I was violating people’s ideas by posting them on my own boards.  I realize, most of my ideas came from blogs where the info was already out there, but it gave me a funny feeling to be using someone elses photos without there permission.  I do however LOVE Pinterest and use it to categorize all my ideas that used to clutter up my hard drive.  I have on occasion actually NOT saved something to pinterest just because I wanted to keep the idea for myself lol.  I  have 4 kids and am always looking for new classmate & teacher gift ideas and If I find something good I don’t always want to share ;)  By the way, I love getting to know all the different personalities of all your guests and as soon as I say this week’s title, I KNEW Ana was on before I even checked the panel!

  • http://www.scrapworthylives.com Stephanie Medley-Rath

    Great show! I have a generally rule that the per item price of an embellishment should be under $0.25. I rarely spend more than that on a package of embellishments and try to really keep it under $0.10/item. I will whip out my phone in the scrapbook store to see how much each embellishment will actually cost before putting it in my cart. I want to have the freedom to use a lot of embellishments on a page if I want, but I don’t want it to cost me a fortune either.

    My go to embellishment is ribbon. I use ribbon on almost every layout.

    I think Ana mentioned using her Xyron machine on embellishments and I really do not understand the point of a Xyron. I just use glue dots or glue lines for most of my embellishments. I have a Xyron, but never use it but instead just reach for the glue dots. Can someone enlighten me, please? (Of course, I’ll probably learn that the Xyron will cost me less money than glue dots, in which case, I could then spend more on embellishments and less on adhesive!).

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Hi, Stephanie. I don’t think she said she used it on her embellishments –
    it was something large she was talking about. Oh — I think it was veneer
    wood paneling from the hardware store. She put it through her xyron to make
    it sticky. Those are big pieces.

  • http://www.scrapworthylives.com Stephanie Medley-Rath

    Oh yeah, I think you’re right. I still would end up just sticking glue dots in each corner and elsewhere (depending on how large the piece was). :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/caravincens Cara Vincens

    hi there!
    Just a note about one of the pieces of mail (from Peggy, maybe), I know scrapbookers that do pages with photos that don’t inspire them or they don’t even like, just because they feel guilty and obligated to be caught up. All that stress really takes the fun out of this hobby when you feel like you HAVE to scrap ALL your photos.  Cathy Zielske has a fun take on being caught up in one of her books (I think).  I’m not sure which one because all my books are packed away since we are renovating.  That reminds me, they are coming tomorrow to paint my kitchen Stacy Julian green!  I was having a hard time describing what colour it was to people, a happy, apple green??  Anyway, when I heard you guys say that, I thought it was great that I was going to have a Stacy Jay ;) kitchen :D  How cool am I?  

    Cara ‘Vee’ 
    okay, maybe not that cool :P 

    Oh and Izzy, I knew exactly who you were quoting with the title before I even read the panel list, let alone before I listened to the episode ;)  Yay Ana :D

  • Iceteeeeee

    I love talking and hearing about embellishments. I would say my go-to is brads as well, although that doesn’t stop me from buying everything else, too!!! I am a bit like Ana! Thanks for another great show!

  • HeatherC

    Love it when Ana is on — she cracks me up.  I am soooo not a glitter or bulk embellishment person.  I think those pages look neat, but just not what I create.  I have been trying lately to up my embellishment stash — tags, paper accents, words etc, but I find it difficult to find things that are not themed.  I really like Ali Edwards style and try to take note of the types of products he uses and how she uses them.

  • http://www.juliekintaiwan.wordpress.com Julie K in Taiwan

    The shows are always super-fun when Ana is a guest!  I too am a sucker for the sparkly.

    But did you really go the entire show without mentioning ribbon?  It’s such a staple embellishment.  (Remember when fibers were so popular?)  And please don’t tease… Noell: “Do I have time for another question? No? Okay.”  You totally left us hanging….  I neeeeeeed to know what that question was!

    An idea on how to use up your numbers is to do a month in review page.  Have items like “7 = number of wine bottles we drank, 1 = number of flat tires, 10 = how many lunch picnics we enjoyed, 22 = how many minutes we were stuck in traffic going to the zoo, 56 = how many lattes we had at starbucks”

  • http://craftification.com Ana

    haha… I love you too, and yes, in the creepy likes to be stalked syndrome way. :)

  • Kendra Peters

    Hello all!  I have been listening to the podcasts for a few weeks now.  This comment isn’t in response to any recent podcast – I have been kind of hopping around listening to the podcast out of order.  Let me say first off that I have enjoyed listening – it makes my workouts more enjoyable and go by faster. I have gotten so many new ideas!  But let me ask this – your panel seems to be very diverse – creative, business, all different aspects of the industry are represented so I felt this would be a good place to ask.   Why do I feel that the industry in general is “down” on Creative Memories?  The company has been around for a very long time and a lot of the most influential scrapbookers out there started scrapbooking with Creative Memories consultants and their products.  A paperclipping episode I just listened to (one of the first few, I think) said the DigiShow called it “the company who shall not be named” or something to that effect.  I am really curious as to why it seems to have such an unfavorable reputation.

    Thanks so much!  

  • Tunesgirl

    Hello all!  I have been listening to the podcasts for a few weeks now.  This comment isn’t in response to any recent podcast – I have been kind of hopping around listening to the podcast out of order.  Let me say first off that I have enjoyed listening – it makes my workouts more enjoyable and go by faster. I have gotten so many new ideas!  But let me ask this – your panel seems to be very diverse – creative, business, all different aspects of the industry are represented so I felt this would be a good place to ask.   Why do I feel that the industry in general is “down” on Creative Memories?  The company has been around for a very long time and a lot of the most influential scrapbookers out there started scrapbooking with Creative Memories consultants and their products.  A paperclipping episode I just listened to (one of the first few, I think) said the DigiShow called it “the company who shall not be named” or something to that effect.  I am really curious as to why it seems to have such an unfavorable reputation.
    Thanks so much!  

  • Susanne

    I enjoyed this episode very much, and it wasn’t just that I was scrapping at the same time.  I like that each of you are comfortable with your own style – and the variety among you is helpful to your listeners.  Here’s a link to my blog post where I show the layout I completed and how it relates to what each of you shared on the show.

    Snapsandsnippets

  • http://www.snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com/ Susanne

    Okay let’s try that link again, I wasn’t signed into Disqus.  Snapsandsnippets

  • BeckyDJD

    hay… happy day… promise not to hide in the bushes out side your house anymore… xoxo

  • Vicki Lee

    Hello.  I’m a big fan and have been listening for over a year now.  Thank you, I love it.  On the show about embellishments, Ana said she didn’t like using page protectors, but couldn’t come up with a way to keep them together in her binders without them.  A year ago I made a 12X12 album for my niece who spent a semester in London and blogged her stay.  I wanted to make a cross between regular layouts and a mini book in the 12X12 format, and developed a way to do that to allow me to use LOTS of embelli’s.  Happy to share with Ana if she’s interested.  Thanks for all you do.  It keeps me connected to others who scrap as nobody I know does that here. 
    Vicki Lee

  • Deirdre

    I agree—the xyron doesn’t make sense to me. A friend gave me hers when she got a larger one and I’ve never used it. I could see using it to put a small handcut letter through (if it wasn’t thick enough for small glue dots)…but I never print & cut out titles.

  • Deirdre

    RE: Pinterest. It made sense that houzz.com was the site that asked to have their images taken down. They are basically a site very similar to Pinterest but dedicated solely to house images. So another site using their images would defeat their purpose.

  • Deirdre

    Can you tell I’m waiting for the new roundtable to be posted?! Hopefully it will post soon so I can start cooking dinner and stop commenting:)
    I don’t know what Noell’s answer would be, but I think the phrase “the company who shall not be named” came as a result of actually not wanting to publicly criticize CM. It has some negative connotations just because many people associate it with their very first ventures into scrapbooking (ie: styles that would now be called “sticker sneezes”) and layouts that they now don’t necessarily like. I also associate CM with many of the “rules” for scrapbooking the “right way” that have now been debunked (like using ONLY CM products).
    All that said, they do have very high quality products, are responsible for introducing so many to the craft, and always emphasized journaling.

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Did I really not mention ribbon? I definitely meant to! :)

    Love that idea with the numbers. Now I just need someone’s help to keep
    track or me!

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Great question, Kendra. We’ll read your comment over the air next week and
    clear all that up! :)

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Just had a look and left a comment! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    hee hee!

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Okay, wait, wait wait…you can’t just say that and not share! I know you’re
    waiting to be asked. So here I am asking! Please share!

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Yeah, I realized that AFTER the show. Makes sense to me. I might register
    for the site myself! Looks interesting!

  • http://crafitifaction.com Ana

    TOTALLY agreed. Please share!

  • Barbara

    I was the one who commented about “The Scrapbook Company that Shall Not be Named.”  I used to be a consultant with this company and frankly, although it got me scrapbooking, I also was quite negatively impacted in a variety of ways.  It might have been due to the director that I joined under, but nevertheless, that’s what happened.  The emphasis was never on scrapbooking my stories, but rather using the “right” product.  Anything not archival, anything “bumpy”, anything not CM, was frowned on.  In fact, at crops, other companies’ products were prohibited; you could use ONLY CM’s supplies. 
    As a consultant, I could NEVER have any other products in my albums.  Which, from a business standpoint, I understand.  But, as a crafter, I found it stifling.  This was at the time that scrapbooking really began to take off with all sorts of lovely embellishments, like brads, buttons, ribbons, etc.  None of which I could use, if I wanted to share my albums. 
    Please understand, I like their products.  I still have loads of albums, and I think they are a wonderful product.  I wouldn’t want to use any other. 
    This company just loomed so large in my mind and in my scrapping,  I started using that phrase to make it a little lighter.  And, I didn’t want to name the company, but it’s part of my story.
    I’m sorry if I sound so negative; this was just MY experience.  Your mileage may vary!  And, if so, then I’m very, very happy for you.  And, like Dierdre mentioned, it is an introduction to scrapping for many, who might not have the courage or encouragement to begin on their own.  It was for me, and for that, I’m grateful.

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    This is the kind of experience that I’ve known many to have and is the
    reason they have a negative association to CM.

  • Vicki Lee

    Oh, so sorry.  I didn’t know whether this would really be of interest.  It’s a bit hard to describe in words, but I’ll try.  If it’s unclear, I can “draw” it and send via fax or snail.
    Measurements are based on your particular page protector that you are “replacing.”
    Measure the width of the “binding” area of the protector (the part wtih punched holes). 
    Double that measurement and add 1/2″  (E.g. width = 1/2″, double = 1″, add 1/2″ = 1 1/2″)
    Cut a good quality paper measuring the width computed above and as high as the page protector (e.g, 12″)
    Fold the strip in half length-wise.  Adhere 1/4″ of each long side of the strip to the first 1/4″ of the side of a 12X12 page (or the size of the page you want to work on).  Punch holes to match the protector holes.  Viola! a page ready to insert into the binder and able to be decorated at will!
    See what I mean by hard to describe.  It sounds like a lot, but you can do this in an assembly line and get a lot of pages done quickly.  You miss out on 1/4″ of your 12X12 because it’s adhered to the “binding,” but that’s not much.  You can do this with any size page protector, too.
    Sorry you asked???!!!

  • http://twitter.com/SiriFjortoft Siri Fjørtoft

    Just had to pause to write that Kaisercraft has the most amazing rub-ons ever! I think you would all love them. I never use english text on my LOs (other than for online classes) and I loved them so much that I bought some, and have used them!

    I also want to share a link to a woman that uses her iPad to organize her sentiment stamps…

    http://sillyleanndesigns.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-process-and-how-my-organization.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/BetsyeRose Betsye Rose Cimino Erazo

    I’ve had an idea before about the page protectors and embellishments, but no funds to develop it, so I’m putting this out here so someone ‘in the know’ can make them so I can buy them.  We need a page protector with accordion fold sides to accommodate more embellished works of art.  

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    No, definitely not sorry! I thought you were going to say you use the
    Bind-It-All 12×12 album covers and bind your pages with coil binding. But
    you surprised me! Your way is totally different!

    Is this how you do all your pages? Or just once in a while?

  • http://www.facebook.com/BetsyeRose Betsye Rose Cimino Erazo

    I’m trying to understand this…so what you do is cut off the binding edge of the page protector and adhere the long side of the strip to the first 1/4″ of the side of the trimmed 12×12 page protector?

  • Vicki Lee

    Just when I want to really embellish the heck out of pages with things that stick out – flowers, tiny mini books, glass bubbles, etc.  Other things I’ll put pages in the protectors.

  • Vicki Lee

    No, but that’s a really good idea!  I just use the page protector for the measurements so that they will fit in a particular album since sometimes page protector bindings are different sizes.  If you’re really interested, Betsye, I’d be happy to send you a mini sample.

  • Miss Niki

    I would like to comment in regard to the mail in this episode (sorry it’s late…just a little behind in listening which also means I’m behind in my workouts and laundry!) Anyway, in response to the scrapper that would like her friends to share more on their pages, I am right there with her!  Although I would be VERY excited if my fellow croppers would add the basic “Ws”…they don’t even do that! I think of them as beautiful mini bulletin boards, that’s their style…not mine. A couple of things I’d like to point out: 1. if her freinds were to let go of the pressure of being caught up they may find that they would reflect differently on the photos as the photos have had a chance to age and their perspective may have changed. 2. Many scrappers want perfect pages and writing out your feelings and making it sound and appear perfect would take more time and actually slow down the process making them feel even more behind. I have found as I am scrapping many photos from 2005 and 06 that if is easier for me to choose which ones are really important to scrap and which ones really do not have a story that I need to document. If I am scrapping the current photos, every one of them seems important…after all, I took the photo didn’t I? therefore, it must have been important! Just my two cents worth!

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Yes, this is true! It’s so funny to look back at photos from two years ago
    and realize that many of the photos that seemed so important for me to scrap
    at the time no longer mean that much to me!

    When I first started scrapbooking (industry-style) I felt that writing
    anything on the page would mess up the look of it. Of course, back then in
    the 90′s I don’t remember knowing anyone else who wrote on them either!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1290870809 Peggy Schmidt Makurat

    Cara- that’s exactly what I was trying to express but didn’t very well. It’s not so much that they need to journal a novel on their page, but I see them struggling just to get “caught up” that the joy isn’t necessarily there. It’s hard too because they come to me ask for “help” and then what? My best suggestion to let go & not worry about the chronology or event and scrap what makes them happy stresses them out more.