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What Every Scrapbooker “Leading a Double-Crafter’s Life” Needs

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I have two lovers that escape with me into the same hideaway — their names are Scrapbooking and Painting.

Scrapbooking and I have been together for fifteen years and I’ve been flirting with Painting much of that time.

Lately, Painting and I have been more intimate, so I have an accomplice who helps me keep my two lovers from finding each other out. My accomplice’s name is FRED. Do you see FRED keeping my scrapbooking under the table while Painting and I rendezvous directly above?

My Worktable

Portable Slanted Scrapbook Table

Actually, I have two FRED’s plus an extra metal matte. The most common question I get asked regarding my scrapbooking — and I think I get asked almost daily– is some variation of, “What is that slanted table thing you work on?”

It’s called a FRED. It has a metal removable matte and you can pin your scrapbook pieces to the matte with magnets.

I love that I can remove a matte with its layout to add a different matte and start on a new page. Or I can remove the FRED’s completely from my table and put them somewhere else while I paint or work on a mini-book, or some other sort of non-layout project.

You can learn more about FRED (and buy one for yourself) at MyScrappingBuddy.com.

I would love to be able to tell you that the link is my affiliate link, and that I make a small commission if you click through it and buy a FRED for yourself. Unfortunately it’s not, and I can’t. I don’t make any money by referring you to the site.

But if you do head over there, please let them know I sent you!

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  • AnnieB

    I’m in love with FRED. Actually, since I also have two FRED’s in my life, I’m in love with FRED’s! And I thank you for introducing him…er,them, to me.

  • AllisonLP

    I love FRED!  I just have one, and I used my BasicGray magnetic mat on the FRED if I need to.  I like that the BaiscGrey mat has the measuements.  If the FRED comes out with a gridded mat, I’d be sure to get it, as the BasicGray mat isn’t quite as magnetic.

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    I never thought of putting the BG mat on there! I’ll have to do that next
    time I need a 4th mat! Thanks for sharing that tip!

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Hee hee!

  • Tami

    Does anybody know what the availability is for FRED?  The website lists them as out of stock, and there is no ETA listed for when more will be coming.

  • Tami

    Does anybody know what the availability is for FRED?  The website lists them as out of stock, and there is no ETA listed for when more will be coming.

  • Tami

    Does anybody know what the availability is for FRED?  The website lists them as out of stock, and there is no ETA listed for when more will be coming.

  • Tami

    Does anybody know what the availability is for FRED?  The website lists them as out of stock, and there is no ETA listed for when more will be coming.

  • Robyn

    Same here, I’ve e-mailed them several times to see if they’re accepting orders but I never hear back.  I just purchased a different brand.  Any news on them Noell?  TIA  Robyn

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    No idea! What’s this other brand you purchased?

  • Robyn

    Thank you so much for the quick reply Noell.  I really wanted F.R.E.D. but since I don’t know what is going on with them, I settled for a Scrap ‘n Easel.  It’s vinyl and thick, but is pretty expensive for what it is.  I paid about $10 less than I would have paid for the double F.R.E.D.  I’ve not found anyone online that owns the Scrap ‘n Easel that didn’t get it for free from the designer for promoting it, but since it made CHA top 20, I decided to go ahead and get it.   If it was $29.99, I’d be thrilled with it, but at $79.99…not so much.  

    Thanks again Noell!

    Robyn

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    Oh wow! Can’t believe the price! Thanks for sharing — I was able to find it by googling the name you gave me.

  • Robyn

    Thanks Noell, please do post a reply if you happen to learn any info about the makers of F.R.E.D.  I love that it’s wood and durable whereas the Scrap ‘n Easel is thick chipboard/book board as a base.  I know!  I can’t believe I paid so much for it, but my Chiropractor thinks I’m getting back strain due to paper crafting so I pretty much bit the bullet and got it because of that. 

    Have a great rest of your day,
    Robyn

  • http://www.paperclipping.com Noell

    I get it! I’ve dealt with back and neck problems for years so preventing more difficulty is worth the money, even if their easel isn’t all that great.

  • Sharron

    FRED is making a comeback! The maker and owner of FRED has his wife as his partner that is taking up the project .Watch for this!If you want the info.You may email me. Or look for its reintroduction. Sharron_gun@yahoo.com