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Published: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 06:12:06 +0000

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[Tr] Paperclipping 140 - Accordian Spring Album [Trailer]

Tue, 30 Mar 2010 06:35:08 +0000

Album Details

Album: The Tinkering Ink Peekaboo Album I used doesn’t seem to be in stock anymore. Hopefully you’ll use something you already have anyway but if you’re looking for a mini with shapes punched out like mine, the closest thing I can find to it is this one, which is on clearance right now.

Album Color: By experimenting, I got a lovely mottled yellow on my pages that reminds me of colored Easter eggs. You know how colored eggs never come out smooth and perfect like they do on the cover of magazines?. I love the uneven colored-eggs look on my pages. Here’s how I got it:

* Painted 2 layers of Golden’s Gesso. (You could try white acrylic paint if you don’t have gesso).
* Sprayed a layer of Lemon Meringue Glimmer Mist and blended it in.
* Spritzed some uneven splotches of Lemon Grass Glimmer Mist. I rubbed the Lemon Grass with my blending tool. The foam applicator left a lot of “bubbling” in the mist, I think because of the gesso, and then set the bubbles and splotches with a heat tool.

Handmade flowers: I made my large turquoise flower out of Tim Holtz Grunge Board. To color the petals I painted two layers of gesso, then sprayed and dried multiple layers of Patina Glimmer Mist.

It turns out that the gesso was not holding the Patina dye color, so it came out light, although very beautifully glimmery. Liz Hicks from Tattered Angels suggested using Making Memories Spotlight acrylic paint on chipboard or grunge board if you want the dye color to show more vibrantly.

The tiny paper flowers and the large flower were inspired by the artist, Alisa Burke. The orange paperclipped flower is from Paperclipping Episode #118, which is now archived, but available to our Members.

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[Tr] Paperclipping 136 - Make Beautiful Layouts with Lots of Photos [Trailer]

Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:22:59 +0000

In this tutorial, you’ll see:

* How to place photos to make many work together
* How to pick patterned paper that works with your photos
* How to add embellishments without them being too much

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[Tr] Paperclipping 135 - Two Stamping Techniques [Trailer]

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 04:53:02 +0000

This week’s video is for members only.

In this tutorial, you’ll see:

* How to use a stamp to add dimension to your layout
* How to position your stamps after you’ve already stamped them
* Examples of the concepts in action

You can download the trailer, or you can become a member to see the full version of the video.

Also, if you’re not subscribed to the free version of Paperclipping in iTunes, here’s a link that will take you there.

Below are the layouts I featured in this week’s episode…

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[Tr] Paperclipping 134 - Use Mystery: a Different Way to Journal [Trailer]

Mon, 18 Jan 2010 21:38:42 +0000

In this tutorial, you’ll see:

* How to add mystery to your journaling
* Examples of scrapbooking “inside jokes”
* Examples of scrapbooking private details from your life
* Tips for using “stream of consciousness” journaling to create a background texture

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[Tr] Paperclipping 133 - Designing Without a Photo [Trailer]

Tue, 05 Jan 2010 02:45:10 +0000

This new episode of Paperclipping will show you how to do something that many people struggle with – how to design an interesting layout without using a photo as a focal point.

In the video, you’ll see:

* How to create a focal point in the place of a photo
* How to place the focal point
* How to anchor the focal point
* A fun example of the concepts in action

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[Tr] Paperclipping 132 - New Year's Predictions Minibook [Trailer]

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 21:04:27 +0000

This week’s episode is the last for 2009! Many thanks to all the Paperclipping Members, whose memberships make it possible for us to produce these tutorials.

This week’s episode is for members only but anyone can click on the video above to see the trailer. There’s also a Quicktime version of the trailer here. If you are new here, you might want to watch the free tutorials available in the left-hand column. Anyone who would like to see this week’s video, plus the other 130 episodes in the archives, can find out how to become a Paperclipping Member by clicking here.

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[FS] Paperclipping 131 - Design with Anchoring Lines [Free Show]

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 03:30:32 +0000

We’re releasing a free episode this week. That means you don’t have to be a Paperclipping Member to watch it. If you like it, you might decide you want to see all the others, in which case, you can hop over here and find out how to do that.(image)


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[Tr] Paperclipping 130 - Scrapbook Your Videos [Trailer]

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 03:51:32 +0000

Personal family videos are all over the internet these days. We put such an emphasis on photos in the scrapbook industry, but videos are just as much a part of our stories as pictures are.

We’ve now released this week’s episode to the Paperclipping Members and in it I share some different ways Izzy and I started to incorporate the fun videos we take of our family and friends into our scrapbooking.

If you’re not a member, you can click on the video above or download the Quicktime version. You can also watch the free videos available in the left column. Then, if you want more tutorials, just click your way over here.

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[Tr] Paperclipping 129 - Holiday Table Decor [Trailer]

Tue, 17 Nov 2009 02:26:22 +0000

If you’re not a Paperclipping Member, you can click on the video above or download the Quicktime version to get a look at my two holiday tables for this year. The full tutorial has already been released to our members.

Because I get so many emails asking where to get the supplies I use, I am trying an experiment. I just signed up as an affiliate with Scrapbook.com and I will try posting links to many of the supplies I use. If you click on the links and purchase any of the products, I will receive a commission. The price of the products remain the same for you. I’m concerned about having the time to do this regularly, but we’ll give it a try…

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[FS] Paperclipping 128 - A Tour of Scrapbook.com [Free Show]

Tue, 10 Nov 2009 06:35:15 +0000

I get questions all the time about where I got this product or that product that I used on a project. Since you, the Paperclipping audience, are from all over the world, I never know how to answer that. I either get things from my local scrapbook store or I order them online. Scrapbook.com impresses me with their huge inventory. So far they seem to always have what I’m looking for. I’m lucky that they’re located right in my own home town so I decided to give them a visit, tour their warehouse and location, and interview the owner, Jill Davis.

I think you’ll enjoy this interview, especially since I got to ask Jill the questions many of you asked me after the CHA tour videos.

This is a free episode. You don’t have to be a Member to watch. Just click on the player above or click here to watch the Quick Time version.

If you like this video you might enjoy a Paperclipping Membership. Please click here to find out more.

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[Tr] Paperclipping 127 - Asymmetry [Trailer]

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 04:00:06 +0000

This week’s episode for the Paperclipping Members demonstrates tips and principles for turning a boring and symmetrical multi-photo layout into a much more interesting page with asymmetry. Watch the page come together see and the difference design know-how can make!(image)


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[FS] From the Archives: Paperclipping 66 QT - A Halloween Idea [Free Show]

Tue, 27 Oct 2009 03:19:52 +0000

For those of you who don’t have a Membership, we are pulling a Quick-Tip video from the archives. The idea I present is a great way to go back to all those past Halloweens you never got around to scrapbooking, while adding a little decorating (storytelling-style) to your home.(image)


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[Tr] Paperclipping 126 - Make a Subject Pop in Photoshop Elements [Trailer]

Tue, 20 Oct 2009 05:51:40 +0000

This week’s episode has been released for the Paperclipping Members. If you’re not a member, you can watch a trailer of the tutorial by clicking on the video above.

In this in-depth video I show you step-by-step in Photoshop Elements how to…

1. Isolate a subject in your photo so you can give it/him/her special attention.
2. Boost the color of your subject while making everything else black and white.
3. Make your subject stand out more by darkening your background and boosting the highlights in your subject.
4. Make your subject stand out by blurring the background.
5. Smooth the edges of your isolated subject so it doesn’t have that yucky “cut-out” look.

You’ll be able to do the above with your own Halloween zombies, their bloody sores, or with cute little girls at tea parties–whatever you think needs special attention above its background. Check out this Before/After example where I left Blake’s sores a tongue a subtle red and brought him forward from his background, then see the layouts before for two examples:

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[Tr] Paperclipping 125 - Handmade Halloween Decorations: Part Four [Trailer]

Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:58:20 +0000

Today’s episode, for the Paperclipping Members, is a fun way to use up your extra three-dimensional flowers to make some really cool ornaments (or embellishments if you choose to scrap with them instead!).

If you’re not a member, you can click on the window above to get a preview of this tutorial. You could also watch the Quicktime version of the trailer here. And of course, there are several free videos which we have available in the left-hand column. If you like what you see and you want more, please click here to see how you can get access to 125 tutorials plus on-going members-only episodes as we continue to release them.

Note: Thanks to Nancy Horkey, designer of the Tree Of Life featured in this episode, who gave me my own tree. You can find these trees at www.my-treeoflife.com or in many local craft and scrapbook stores.

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[Tr] Paperclipping 125 - Handmade Halloween Decorations: Part Four [Trailer]

Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:58:20 +0000

Today’s episode, for the Paperclipping Members, is a fun way to use up your extra three-dimensional flowers to make some really cool ornaments (or embellishments if you choose to scrap with them instead!).

If you’re not a member, you can click on the window above to get a preview of this tutorial. You could also watch the Quicktime version of the trailer here. And of course, there are several free videos which we have available in the left-hand column. If you like what you see and you want more, please click here to see how you can get access to 125 tutorials plus on-going members-only episodes as we continue to release them.

Note: Thanks to Nancy Horkey, designer of the Tree Of Life featured in this episode, who gave me my own tree. You can find these trees at www.my-treeoflife.com or in many local craft and scrapbook stores.

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[FS] Paperclipping 124 - Handmade Halloweeen Decorations: Part Three [Free Show]

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:44:39 +0000

Today’s episode is free, which means you don’t have to be a Paperclipping Member to watch it. Just click on the video above or download the Quicktime version.

Note: The scissors I used in this episode were given to me by Melissa Laverty. They are the Close to My Heart micro-tip scissors. (Thanks, Melissa!). If you’re looking for a pair you can visit her web page at http://www.fancymelissa.myctmh.com/.

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[Tr] Paperclipping 123 - Handmade Halloween Decorations: Part Two [Trailer]

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 05:06:10 +0000

We’re celebrating three years of Paperclipping with an extra episode this week for the Paperclipping Members. If you’re not a member, you can watch the intro to this video by clicking on the image above. You can also watch any of the free episodes located in the left-hand column (scroll down a little). For access to all of our tutorials, please click here to learn more.(image)


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[Tr] Paperclipping 123 - Handmade Halloween Decorations: Part Two [Trailer]

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 05:06:10 +0000

We’re celebrating three years of Paperclipping with an extra episode this week for the Paperclipping Members. If you’re not a member, you can watch the intro to this video by clicking on the image above. You can also watch any of the free episodes located in the left-hand column (scroll down a little). For access to all of our tutorials, please click here to learn more.(image)


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[FS] Paperclipping 122 - Handmade Halloween Decorations: Part One [Free Show]

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 04:27:49 +0000

Want some ideas? This is the first of a series of 4 tutorials on handmade Halloween decorations. You can click on the player above to watch it or download the Quicktime version by clicking here.

We will post the next three episodes between now and next week. Enjoy!

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[FS] Paperclipping 121 - Layout Design Renovation [Free Show]

Tue, 29 Sep 2009 03:31:06 +0000

Today’s episode is free for anyone to watch, no Paperclipping Membership is necessary. We’re going to apply a number of the design principles we’ve discussed throughout Paperclipping to completely renovate an old layout I made years ago. You’ll see the huge difference it makes to know a few key principles. Enjoy!(image)


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[FS] Paperclipping 119 - Expand a Color Palette [Free Show]

Mon, 14 Sep 2009 21:55:38 +0000

Do you wish you could break away from the matchy lines of paper products so you can more easily come up with your own color palettes for scrapbook pages and other papercraft projects? Today’s episode is free (you don’t need a membership to watch it) and I’ll take you through my process of picking out the colors for the layout below…(image)


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[Tr] Paperclipping 118 - Paperclip Embellishments [Trailer]

Wed, 09 Sep 2009 01:12:44 +0000

Today’s episode goes out to the Paperclipping Members. If you like cute embellishments but don’t like how expensive they are, especially if you already have too much scrapbooking stuff to justify buying more, this episode is for you.

Last week’s episode was free, so if you missed it, here’s a link to the tutorial on mini-books. It was originally released to Paperclipping Members and we’ve pulled it from the archives to re-release it as a free episode. With a membership you can get access to almost 120 videos in the Paperclipping archives, plus see the exclusive tutorials as they come out. See how it works by clicking here.

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[FS] From the Archives: Paperclipping 102 - Minibook Tips [Free Show]

Tue, 01 Sep 2009 20:03:35 +0000

We decided to pull one of the Members-Only episodes out of the archives to share with the rest of the Paperclipping audience for this week’s free video. If you’re one of our members and this episode sparked some ideas that you never completed (or started?) maybe you’ll get some renewed motivation after watching this again. If you’re not a member and you like what you see, you can get a lot more (over 100 plus new ones to come). Please click here to see how a Paperclipping Membership works.(image)


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[Tr] Paperclipping 117 - Ads and Tags for Your Layouts [Trailer]

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 03:24:02 +0000

This week’s episode is for the Paperclipping Members. As you’re sending your kids off to school, hold onto those new clothing tags and back-to-school shopping ads because today’s tutorial should give you some fun ideas of how to incorporate them as story-telling pieces onto your pages.(image)


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[FS] Paperclipping 116 - Squares on the Third Lines [Free Show]

Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:51:06 +0000

This week’s episode is free. You don’t need a membership and you can watch right here in the player or download the high-quality version. This is another Paperclipping Flexible Template. These templates should give you a good kick-start on a layout without being too explicit as to where exactly to put what, or how many and what size your photos should be.

My Flexible Templates = Creativity + Flexibility + Easy Start

Below are the layouts I featured in this episode…

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[Tr] Paperclipping 115 - Minibooks from Authentic Items [Trailer]

Wed, 12 Aug 2009 23:23:20 +0000

If you want to commemorate the culture of a place you’ve visited or plan to visit, you might want to consider the topic of this episode: create a book with an authentic item that portrays the place and culture. Below are a few pictures of my own book, which I made to showcase photos and items from Rocky Point, Mexico…(image)


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[Tr] Paperclipping 114 - How to Use Space for Good Design [Trailer]

Sun, 26 Jul 2009 22:51:44 +0000

I learned how important it is to pay attention to the space around your subject (or in scrapbooking, the items on our pages) while learning a little about how to paint. Then I learned what the spacing between items communicates while learning about logos.(image)


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[FS] Paperclipping 113 - Behind the Scenes of Paperclippping [Free Show]

Tue, 21 Jul 2009 04:05:51 +0000

We’re taking you behind the scenes for today’s free episode on building your own embellishments. I think you’ll enjoy this one because it’s…well, you’ll just have to watch and see for yourself. Just click on the player above or to download the higher-quality episode, click here.(image)


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[Tr] Paperclipping 112 - Summer Photography Tips [Trailer]

Tue, 14 Jul 2009 02:55:45 +0000

Need some tips for the outdoor family photography you’re doing this summer? We took today’s episode outside so I could share some simple tips with you. This one is for the Paperclipping Members so if you’d like to have access to it and all the other videos in the archives, please head over to the Membership Information Page to find out what it means to be a member and how you can become one.(image)


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Paperclipping 111 - A Square-Based Template

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 04:41:38 +0000

Need an easy way to scrapbook all those multiple-photo layout-opportunities that summer time is providing you? Today’s idea is fun, easy, and will still allow you a lot of flexibility in terms of photo numbers, placement, and the tone of your story. And, it’s a free episode! You don’t have to be a Paperclipping Member to watch.

So what do you think? After watching today’s video, what stories are already coming to your mind?

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[FS] Paperclipping 109 - A Use for Old Tags [Free Show]

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 23:06:49 +0000

We have another free episode today. If you have an over-abundance of tags in your scrap stash, this week’s episode will give you a fun idea for using them.(image)


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[FS] Make Your Vacation Albums More Meaningful [Free Show]

Thu, 04 Jun 2009 20:55:26 +0000

While there is nothing wrong with a vacation album or minibook that simply highlights the trip’s activities, there are some trips that add up to more than just that list. Some vacations impact you at a deeper level than the exciting agenda can show.

For today’s free episode, I’ll share a vacation minibook I made for a trip like that. I’ll share how I found connections among my memories of the trip that led to a theme which I carried through the entire book. Many of us will have family vacations to document this summer, and I hope this episode gives you a new way to think about how you can approach your album or mini.

You can download the video here.

Below are a couple photos of the book I featured in the video. You can see the rest of the book in a set on my flickr page by clicking here.

The Two Of Us (In Sedona)
The Two Of Us Minibook

Two of us last page
Supplies for these pages: Spiral minibook (7 Gypsies) * Patterned paper and title (My Mind’s Eye, background paper of second pic unknown) * Scroll sticker (Creative Imaginations) * Letter stickers (Creating Memories).

Do you like this free video? You can get access to all of the Paperclipping tutorials if you are Member. Please click here to find out more.

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Show notes for this episode are here.

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[Tr] Paperclipping 106 - Mix Your Own Paint Colors [Trailer]

Thu, 28 May 2009 22:26:22 +0000

Here is the free trailer for today’s episode of Paperclipping for our Members. This episode is all about color and how to mix your own colors from acrylic paint using just a handful of base hues. Even if you’re not into paint, this episode should help you with color in general. One thing to note is that video is not able to pick up the subtleties of color that our eyes see, so you’ll have to rely more on what I explain than what you can see in the video during some of the color mixing portions.

If you’re not a Member, please visit the Membership Information Page to find out how you can get access to this video plus over 100 videos in the archives.

You can see the minibook page featured in the episode by clicking here. By the way, I added a few more pictures of the You Me minibook featured in the recent episode about Visual Memoirs. Below is the one page featured in the episode…

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[FS] Paperclipping 105 - How to Have Endless Ideas [Free Show]

Thu, 21 May 2009 17:23:20 +0000

How often do you stare at your table, with no idea how you’ll scrapbook a set of pictures? I used to do that all the time, and it was the one thing that sometimes made me not want to scrap. Fortunately that hasn’t happened in years, and today I’ll show you why.(image)


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[Tr] Paperclipping 104 - Use Shading to Create Dimension [Trailer]

Fri, 15 May 2009 02:06:11 +0000

Today’s episode is for Paperclipping Members but if you don’t have a Membership you can watch the trailer we’ve provided above.

For this episode I show you the steps to take to make a window with a grouping of photos and to create a flower planter underneath that window. The idea is to create the feeling of peeking into my kitchen window to see the activity going on in there. Not only will you see the steps it takes to build the planter, I also share a couple of artistic and design principles and concepts.

I apologize for not having had the time to post a picture of the layout featured in the video. I’ll try to come back and add it later.
Want to see the trailer and all the other free tutorials?

Subscribe to the free version of Paperclipping in iTunes, and have this trailer plus future free tutorials and trailers delivered to your computer by clicking on the following link:

Free Paperclipping Tutorials in iTunes

You can download the Quicktime version of the trailer here.
Become A Paperclipping Member

Paperclipping Members get access to full versions of the show in HD and iPod resolutions. Please follow this link for more details on becoming a Paperclipping Member.

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[FS] Paperclipping 103 - Visual Memoirs [Free Show]

Fri, 08 May 2009 03:44:54 +0000

If you don’t have a Paperclipping Membership you’ll be happy to know that today’s episode is free for anyone to watch. In this tutorial I introduce my idea visual memoirs using mini-albums where we can tell a more complete story than what typical scrapbook pages and albums allow.

If you enjoy today’s episode, you might want to consider getting a Membership so you can watch all of the tutorials we release. For example, last week’s member’s-only video gave instructions on how to create the bead-effect on the cover of this mini-album. It also shared information on the various size and types of pages I used.

Note: you can also download the high-quality version of today’s episode.

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[FS] Paperclipping 101 - Digital Word Art [Free Show]

Fri, 24 Apr 2009 03:43:04 +0000

In this free episode of Paperclipping, you’ll learn how to position, resize, and recolor digital word art in Photoshop Elements. You’ll also see why Ali Edwards’s digital products are just as perfect for heritage photos and projects as they is for modern ones. You’ll find The Story Word Art + Hand Drawn Brushes by Ali Edwards, featured in the tutorial, at Designer Digitals, and they’re 30% off right now! You can watch the video above or download the high-quality version instead. To learn more about this layout and the hidden tag that contains historical information watch episode 99. If you liked today’s tutorial, follow the link to see why you’ll probably enjoy a Paperclipping Membership. Layouts From A Previous Paperclipping Live I haven’t had a chance to share the scrapbook pages from Dedra Long’s visit to Paperclipping Live a while ago. Here they are below… Hello Kitty two 12×12 pages Hello Kitty The photo on the left is myself around 4th grade–just a little older than my daughter, Trinity, in the photo on the right. I chose pictures of us in similarly shaped outfits and poses to emphasize the theme of commonality. Journaling reads: I adored Hello Kitty as a little girl and still do at age 36. I love her oval round face and the simplicity of her design. As a kid I didn’t get enough of her to feel satisfied so I love getting to enjoy her again through Trinity, who loves her too. Layout By Dedra Long Layout By Dedra Long Journaling to her daughter reads: You and me spending time together…these are some of the times I cherish most…I always love to walk in the studio to see the newest setup you have put together…It usually look something like this…the princess laptop, crayons, paper and scissors…you usually have the princesses singing the alphabet and you join then…then it’s math…in the end you show me your latest work of art…I will never forget. The Details The Details Almost all of the scrapbooking items on both layouts are from Theresa Collins. I salvaged all the Hello Kitty items from actual H.K. stuff–a backpack, a watch, party invitations, plus there are a few pictures. The spinner arrow underneath the tiny H.K. on the clock is a Tim Holtz spinner that I painted pink. Want help layering embellishments the way you see them layered in the center circle? If you have a Paperclipping Membership, I recommend watching Paperclipping 94 where I showed the techniques and principles of layers that lead in a “crescendo” toward a climactic point. [...]


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[FS] Paperclipping 99 - Starting a Heritage Project [Free Show]

Fri, 10 Apr 2009 03:40:54 +0000

Heritage photos and albums can be so fascinating, but sometimes we’re too overwhelmed and intimidated to start. In this episode I identify two questions you can answer that will help you know how to get started. Your answer will depend on your personal situation and in this episode I show you examples of two very different approaches.(image)


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[FS] Paperclipping 97 - Embellishments in Action [Free Show]

Sat, 28 Mar 2009 03:38:25 +0000

Learning the description of a design or artistic principle is not the same thing as being able to really use and understand it. You often need to try it, then see other examples, then try it some more, and over time it makes more and more sense. We’ve done lots of episodes on the principles that lead to great-looking embellishments that don’t detract from the photos. For today’s tutorial, you’ll watch me build, step-by-step, layers of embellishments for 4 different scrapbook pages. You can watch the video here. You do not need to have a Membership for this one–It’s free! If you like it and want more, please visit the Membership Information Page. Design Principles For Great Embellishments Once you’ve finished today’s episode, you might want to go back and watch other episodes on embellishments to refresh your memory on the principles: Available for free: Paperclipping 88 - Scale And Embellishments Available for Members: Paperclipping 94 - Embellishment Crescendo Paperclipping 67 - Scared To Embellish Paperclipping 25 - Layering Embellishments Paperclipping 14 - Cluster Your Embellishments Layouts From Today’s Episode: Except for the one full-page sheet, all of the patterned paper you see below came from my scrap tray. No new papers were cut in the making of these layouts. In fact, I used most of the pieces as I found them–already cut or punched! Aiden Rides 2-page 12×12 layout Aiden Rides Journaling to Aiden reads: Trinity got a new bike for her birthday so you’ve inherited her old one for a while. You were so excited to learn so Dad took you out and you were riding right away! The day after you learned you were out again and crashed, but you just kept at it. Side note: At first you wanted to remove the fringe but once you watched Pee Wee Herman you decided it as cool. Starbucks Adventures 12×12 layout Starbucks Adventures Journaling to my kids: Before Dad started working from home, these visits to Starbucks were a regular event. Dad and I could get some work done while you guys hooked your DS’s together to play a joint game. Nice out-of-the-house adventure. ‘08. December Daily Page - Gift Wrapping 6×7 minibook December Daily-Gift Wrapping Journaling reads: One of my favorite parts of Christmas…dressing up the gifts and placing them under the tree. Love And Ice Cream Cones 2-page 12×12 layout Love And Ice Cream Cones Journaling to Aiden and Trinity reads: While Blake was gone to Science Camp for three days with the 5th grade, we took you two to Crazy Subs for some Rootbeer Float Swirl ice cream cones. We love those huge 79 cent cones. We also love snuggling with you and joking and playing while we eat. 2-5-09 Alright, scrapbookers..are you ready to gather some patterned scraps, some brads or buttons, and maybe a chipboard swirl or rub-on border to add some pizazz to a layout? The key to getting good at this is to practice. [...]


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[FS] Paperclipping 95 - Editing Layouts in Photoshop [Free Show]

Thu, 12 Mar 2009 03:35:59 +0000

Your layouts may be fabulous but if you’re not able to edit and crop them with the skill to match your pages, they won’t show as well as they deserve. Fair or not, good cropping and editing makes a difference.

Today’s episode is free for anyone and in it I share the steps I take using Photoshop to prepare my pages for online viewing. You can watch the video above, or you can the download it instead.

Of course, you can only crop your layouts as well as you photograph them. If you struggle to get straight photos, I recommend you also watch episode 86, How To Photograph A Layout, which is in the archives and available to the Paperclipping Members.

Below are the layouts I used in the episode…
Good Laughs

Good Laughs
Journaling reads: At Disneyland. Dad was taking pictures of our perennial model, Trinity. Blake moved in on her scene and even while pushing him and his “rabbit ears” out of the way (#3) she kept up her pose.

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzil, Stampin’ Up) * Patterned paper and patterned circles (Sassafrass Lass) * acrylic paint.
Trinity Paints

Trinity Paints
Journaling to Trinity reads: Kindergarten ‘05-’06. You blow everyone away with your steady hand, artistic eye, your use of color and your love of beautiful things. I love this painting because it reminds me so much of you.

Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill) * sticker journal spots (Creative Imaginations) * ink (Stampin’ Up).

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[FS] Paperclipping 93 - Moving Panel Template [Free Show]

Fri, 27 Feb 2009 03:33:53 +0000

You can watch today’s episode for free by clicking here.

If the video doesn’t download for you, please install the latest version of Quick Time.

If you like this episode, you’ll probably like all of the episodes! Members get access to our archives of almost 100 tutorials. Please visit the Membership Information Page to find out more.

I’ve posted the layouts from today’s episode below…
Red Boots

12×12 Layout
Red Boots
Journaling written to Aiden: Man, do I love you in those boots! We bought them for our upcoming trip-camping during the Monsoon Season. I never expected you’d want to wear them everyday: rain or shine * shorts or pants * and even to school. You get a lot of attention when you wear them, which probably makes them even more irresistibly cool to you.

**The polka dot and gold patterned papers are quite old scraps from a time when most everything came in a grungy-brown. Until I did this page, whenever I saw that paper, I felt bogged down b/c it’s so dark and heavy. Look how great it looks, though, with vibrant red, yellow-gold, and bright white!

Do you still have a lot of heavy browns from a few years back? Try using it in small amounts with other papers that make you happy.
After The Feast

2-page 12×12 Layout
After The Feast
I love how flexible these templates are. I think next time I’ll try making three panels instead of two. I’m excited to see what some of you do with the template.

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[FS] Paperclipping 90 - Love Notes Minibook [Free Show]

Fri, 13 Feb 2009 03:31:44 +0000

Today’s episode is free. You can watch the video by clicking on this link.

Below are photos from the featured book…
Love Notes

Inside pages are 5×7

Love Notes
Love Notes
The drawing on this picture is hard to see. Here is a closeup below, although it’s only slightly clearer…
Love Notes
Love Notes
Journaling reads: You kids show us so many expressions of love and some of those take form in love letters and drawings, both to us and to each other. This is that story of how you kids take love and spread it around.
Love Notes
Journaing reads: A year or two ago Trinity started taping envelopes to their doors and walls to act as mailboxes so the kids could write and send notes to each other. (Note: these aren’t just for Valentines. They stay up all year long).
Love Notes
Journaling reads: Aiden’s “mailbox” on the hallway wall just next to the boy’s bedroom door.
Love Notes
Love Notes
Love Notes
Journaing reads: This is Blake sending drawings and notes to Trin over his DS. Trinity is sending notes back to him and they were supposed to be sleeping. It was a school night, but how could we stop them when Dad had just read Trin’s note to Blake, “I love you!”
Love Notes
While we were out for ice cream, Dad turned one of Trinity’s lip drawings into a hat.
Love Notes
Love Notes
Love Notes
I plan to add more to this book, starting with this page. I will also be adding read paper to the inside cover of the back, which you see here on the right.

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[FS] Paperclipping 88 - Scale and Embellishments [Free Show]

Mon, 09 Feb 2009 03:29:49 +0000

Yes, it has been too long since our last release and we appreciate everyone being so patient as we try to fix the websites! We still have some kinks to fix but at least we can release the tutorials once again.

I’m glad to report that the demand for tutorials on design principles is high! That means today’s free episode will please many people. It’s all about the scale of embellishments and will help you get a better handle on why some embellishments work better in a space than others.

You can watch the video here.

If you’ve been enjoying the free videos and would like access to the Members Only tutorials as well, click here to learn more.
Cooking With Aiden

Journaling reads: I’m not sure if it’s time with me that you love, or if you’re naturally interested in cooking itself, but it seems to be both. You want to cook with me every time I am doing it. You even started playing host of a pretend cooking show and we always pretend we’re doing the show together. We call it, “Cooking With Aiden,” starring “Mama & Aiden.” It’s fun, but what is so cool is you’re really good at hosting! Love you, dude.

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[FS] Paperclipping 85 - A Tour of My Scraproom [Free Show]

Thu, 15 Jan 2009 03:24:50 +0000

After lots and lots of requests, I’m finally ready to show you around my scrapbook room and office. It took almost a year to get it to a state I’m happy with. But I believe that’s the best way to decorate and organize a room–to live in it and observe yourself and your needs before making decorative and organizational decisions.

My items are in a places that make sense for me now, so I have lots of tips to share…tips that are more like principles so they’ll help you make your own space work for you (as opposed to me).

Are you trying to organize your space? Watch Ali Edwards’s blog because she’ll be sharing photos of her new room–probably tomorrow.

Interested in more scrapbooking video tutorials? Please visit the Membership Information Page.

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[FS] Paperclipping 73 - Flexible Templates [Free Show]

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 03:20:59 +0000

We’re entering the busiest time of the year, so I thought a free episode on an idea for some faster scrapbooking was in order for today’s episode of Paperclipping. You can watch the video here. For a closer look at the layouts from the tutorial, I’ve posted them below… Love Us Together 8.5×11 Layout Album: People We Love album (in the “Keim Time” section) Journaling reads: I love the stories * the tangents * the tangents * the high’s and the low’s * the many changes * the raw honest * the hysterical moments * the exploration * the differences * the sameness * the loyalty * the admiration * the joking * the memories * the freedom * the time together. Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill Basics Paper) * Patterned paper (Basic Grey, Daisy D’s, 7 Gypsies, other unknown) * Wordstrips (7 Gypsies) * Word + Letter stickers (7 Gypsies, Foof*A*La) * Ribbon (Basic Grey) * Transparency (My Mind’s Eye). Favorite Things From Thanksgiving 2006 8.5×11 Layout Album: Things We Do (in the holiday section with the Thanksgiving layouts, which will hopefully become its own album). Journaling written to my kids reads: Handmade turkeys on the fridge/lists of gratitudes * Running + walking around the school over and over with you-Trin + Blake * Racing and being loud, young, and active. Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill Basics Paper) * Patterned paper (Basic Grey, My Mind’s Eye, s.e.i.) * Stickers (Paper Salon, 7 Gypsies) * Letter stickers (Creative Memories) * Chipboard letters (American Crafts) * Journal strip (Creative Cafe with Creative Imaginations). Remember 8.5×11 Layout Album: This Is Us, Together Journaling to my kids reads: I don’t know when it changed, but your interactions with each other have somehow matured. They’re different now and I’m always noticing it. Like this day–your last day of school. As soon as you got home you sat down with the new yearbook and looked through it page by page, laughing and pointing things out, and reminiscing together. There is a maturity about the way you two do this now that surprises me. I just love that you’re growing up to be good friends. Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill Basics Paper) * Apoxy sticker (Creative Cafe for Creative Imaginations) * Rub-on’s (Art Warehouse) * Ink (Stampin’ Up) * Other sources unknown (button, ribbon). I hope this template idea helps you to continue scrapbooking during the busy holidays. If you use the template, please post it to our flickr page and let me know! If you like this tutorial, you’ll probably like the others too. For access to all the archives, and the other members-only videos, see the Members Information Page. [...]


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[FS] Paperclipping 65 - Customize Your Overlays in Photoshop [Free Show]

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 03:15:09 +0000

In today’s free video tutorial, I show you step-by-step how to open up an overlay in Photoshop, resize it to meet your needs, and use it like a journaling box for your text. If you have Photoshop Elements, don’t worry–you can do all the same things in Elements.(image)


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[FS] Paperclipping 64 - A Digital Journaling Tip [Free Show]

Fri, 24 Oct 2008 03:13:20 +0000

Today’s free Quick Tip features a journaling idea that I used on a digital product by Ali Edwards. In the next Paperclipping episode, I’ll actually show you how to use and adjust that product, so make sure you come back soon.(image)


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Interview with Ali Edwards

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 03:11:32 +0000

Have you been waiting to hear about Ali Edwards newest book, due to release any day now?

Listen to this week’s podcast (audio only) as I interview Ali and she shares all the secrets…

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[FS] Paperclipping 44 - Altering Felt [Free Show]

Mon, 19 May 2008 02:46:28 +0000

Do you have a lot of felt? If so, I think you’ll love this episode, especially if you also like Tim Holtz. (Ahem) Yes, I just said, “Tim Holtz.” Did that get your attention? Great, because whether you’re a Premium Subscriber or not, today’s episode is free to everyone and I’ll bet you haven’t seen a demonstration of a Tim Holtz product quite like this. Have you ever noticed how how bright felt products often are? I love the texture of felt and that it gives dimension to a layout. But the colors don’t always work for color combinations I’m using. Plus, if you buy a lot of it, you may just need to do something different with it for a new look. Today’s episode is a tip on how you can adjust the color of your felt, and even make it multi-colored. 1. Here is a piece of my felt in a color that hasn’t been attractive to me. And here are two shades of Tim Holtz’s Distress Embossing Powder. If you’ve never seen this before, this powder comes in colors that coordinate with Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks. And it gives a very gritty, textured look instead of the shinier smooth texture of regular embossing powders. But instead of using it on paper like it was intended, we’re using it on felt. You’ve probably seen embossing before and we’re going to follow th same steps. You just rub on your versamark or watermark ink, and sprinkle some embossing powder. 3. I want the original color to show through, so I’m only sprinkling a small amount. And I want to add a third color around the edges, so I’ve kept most of my edges empty and now I’m dipping the edges into the third color. 4. The tricky part is putting your embossing gun at the right distance to the felt. Your felt will get a little more crispy. The original color might darken a bit. But if you get too close with the heat tool, it’ll ruin the felt, so watch out for that. 5. The distress powder does an interesting thing to the felt that regular embossing powder doesn’t do. It raises some of the fibers so it has a lot more texture this way than when it is plain. 7. Show Gizmo layout. One tone Distress emboss to totally change the bright green felt and make it work with my color scheme. Also did it on the butterflies for multi-hued insects. 8. Show Geocaching album color for three-toned flower felt embellishment. You can do this technique with regular embossing powder but it won’t give as much texture as the Distress powder does. Close: I hope this gives you ideas and options of what you can do with products you’ve been holding onto. [...]


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[FS] Paperclipping 42 - More on Stickles [Free Show]

Tue, 06 May 2008 05:09:56 +0000

One final gift from National Scrapbook Day…a second free episode in a row. Next week will be a Member’s Only one.

1. Dedra Long’s book: Diamond stickles on doilies to highlight the patterns and texture.
2. Stickles outlining an acrylic shape.
3. Stickles mixed with Diamond Glaze an acrylic shape. Apply Diamond Glaze first and add Stickles immediately while glaze is wet. This will spread the glitter out so it’s less dens.
4. Stickles directly on acrylic. Glitter is much more dense. Added a second color.
5. Fill in the negative space of a rub-on.

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[FS] Paperclipping 39 - Stickles Experiment [Free Show]

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 04:31:37 +0000

You’re going to love all the new ideas for Stickles in today’s free episode. Dedra Long contributed many of them and I am so proud to show you more of her work alongside my own in this video. Huge thanks to Dedra. Intro: Dedra Long and I put our heads together for some unique ways to use Stickles. I’ll be sharing just a few of those ideas using both Dedra’s and my own projects. 1. Diamond Stickles on patterned paper–Choose one color and cover all instances of that color with Diamond: can still see the color through the diamond but with a shimmer to it. Adds a raised texture to paper. (Dedra Long’s idea and minibook cover). 2. Add multiple colors to one design to give it more interest. Then use an Exacto Knife to cut a portion of the design and insert a photo: brings the glitter to the photo as well as the paper. 3. Stamp an image and fill the negative space with Diamond Stickles. Another variation is to color the negative space of a stamp with colored pencil before adding the Diamond, and now you can get as many shades of glitter as you have colored pencils. (Dedra’s idea and mini-book). 4. Demonstrate using stickles with a foam stamp and gesso. Squeeze stickles onto a practice sheet or scratch paper to get a feel for flow. The clear nozzle allows you to see when the glitter is coming through. Outline image first and then fill it in by pushing it around as you squeeze. Let it dry overnight. If you’re not satisfied with the coverage, fill in any gaps or add a second layer. Using the same color of paper as your stickles really makes the color vibrant. 5. Fill the center of a button with Stickles using the same color (Dedra’s idea, my project). My variations on this idea are to use a different color of Stickles than the button, or to add beads to the Stickles in the button. The Stickles act as a glue for the beads, but you can also see the glitter shine through, as well. 6. Put the different pieces together. Add aqua pinwheel stamp to the patterned paper with multiple colors of glitter. Add button with beads in the center. Close: We’re out of time but Dedra and I have more ideas than we can fit in one episode. We will be back with another episode on other ways to use Stickles! [...]


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[FS] Paperclipping 36 - Dedra Long's Scraproom [Free Show]

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 04:03:51 +0000

You’ll love this tour of Dedra Long’s scrapbook room. I just wish you could see all the details in person. It’s an inspiring place to sit down and scrap.(image)


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[FS] Paperclipping 32 - Fred [Free Show]

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:12:04 +0000

In this episode I review a fabulous product that I’ve been testing all week. I can’t wait to introduce it to you. 1) This is my new friend, FRED That’s what it’s called…F.R.E.D., which is a name chosen through a contest of scrapbookers and it’s an acronym for “For Really Easy Designing.” It’s a table top. It’s like a drafting table but cooler because it sits on top of your flat table or desk, which means you can still have lots of other things like tools and papers, lying flat on your table while your scrapbook layout is at an angle in front of you. So if you’ve ever gotten a stiff neck from looking down at your layout, I recommend you pay attention to this. 2) Show benefits: a. The portability of the F.R.E.D., how the stand opens and closes, how you can take it to a crop and have more table space. b. It is magnetic so you can hold your pieces up with magnets before you start adhering. c. You can take the entire metal mat off the stand (show the bent up corner for lifting) and lay it down on your desk if you prefer adhering or doing certain other things on a flat table. d. And you can get extra mats, which means you can safely store an in-progress layout while starting a new one on Fred. 3) Talk about the high quality of the product: wood, not plastic. Neutral color to match any scraproom, but more importantly, product testers chose this color so it won’t contrast colors you’re using on your layouts. 4) Demonstrate F.R.E.D. by “pinning” up the different parts of a layout. Show how it even holds heavy embellishments like chipboard and buttons. You can also put some of the items you hope to add to the layout on the side or at the top in the extra space. 5) I know a bunch of you are thinking this looks really fabulous, but it won’t work for you because you do 2-page layouts. Well guess what? You can join multiple F.R.E.D.’s together for a two-page layout. (Demonstrate putting the two tables together and attach a layout to it). 6) The basic package is one mat, and one bag of 8 magnets, it’s $44.99. For two tables, two mats, and two bags of magnets it’s $84.99. Close: I’ve been using my F.R.E.D. for a week and I love it. They gave it to me for free, but if they hadn’t, I’d buy it. To get more information, go to www.myscrappingbuddy.com [...]


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