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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Grandpa's Are Great Scrapbook Layout with ScraPerfect

Grandpa's Are Great Scrapbook Layout with ScraPerfect 

Hello Crafters! Penny here with a scrapbook layout featuring "Grandpa's". As some of you may know my grand kid's adore their "Papa Buddy" aka grandpa, so we had to make a scrapbook page just for him.

These are some of the supplies that we started with. The tan cardstock is actually invitation cardstock, that we are going to use as a photo mat, and journaling card. This layout will also feature washi tape, homemade flower's (I'll be doing a tutorial on how I made those soon.) some ribbon bows that I tied, and some brown, and green cardstock that matches our pattern paper.

So to start things off we are putting our washi tape down the strip of brown, and green cardstock, and gluing that in place. Of course the glue we are using is ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever I love that it's environmentally safe, but it still work's great, and it clean's up with just soap, and water.

Then we are adding the tag, and the title strip. Some of you may recognize this title strip from an old "Hot off the Press" booklet.  I have had it for year's, and decided it was time it made it onto a page, and out of my scrapbook room.

Next we added the invitation card, and matching journaling card. The journaling card was supposed to be a RSVP card, but I buy these kit's all the time at a discounted price, and since they are almost always acid free it saves me the time of cutting them out of other cardstock. The quality is usually better than regular cardstock as well. It's a win, win for me, pre-cut, and good quality paper.

Next we added the homemade flower's, and washi tape to the photo mat, and card. Another word strip, also from "Hot Off The Press"., The ribbon, and most other items on this page were glued down with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever as well.  I like to add ScraPerfect's Fine No Clog Tip to my glue bottle.  That way I can glue tiny places without wasting any glue, or getting the glue all over everything.

Finally a couple of bling dot's, and it's ready for some photos. I hope you like the layout today.  Till next time "Happy Scrapping"! Love Penny 
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Saturday, August 20, 2016

"Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" Premade Scrapbook Layout with ScraPerfect

"Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" Premade Scrapbook Layout with ScraPerfect 

This page is one I made to include in the wedding albums I gave away as gifts this year. I made this page for the wedding reception photo, but it could be used for any "food" themed page. 

Here are some of the supplies I started with: Cardstock, and cardstock cutouts, a dinner invitation, ribbon, bling dots, some plastic labels, some patterned floral doll house paper, (this paper comes in an extra long size to fit doll house walls, so I cut it down to fit this page. I am not sure where it was made as I purchased it at a flea market, a memo sheet in the shape of a drinking glass, and a tasting spoon given out by food sampler's at grocery stores. 

Of course to glue down all these different types of embellishments I pulled out my trusty Best Glue Ever I love the fact that despite all the different embellishments I wanted to use, I don't have to change the glue! This one glue will glue down all different kinds of materials: Plastic, fabric, metal, wood, paper, bling dots, etc.. the list goes on, and on! Such a time, and money saver since I don't have to search, or buy 10 different adhesives to complete my page.

Of course those that know me, know that I LOVE this No Clog Writing Cap that you can purchase separately to fit your Best Glue Ever bottle. This makes perfect glue placement a breeze.  I could never go back to other messy glue sticks again. I am totally spoiled with this product! 

 Here is my bottle with the cap attached. This has become my best friend in crafting.

So first I cut off the border strip from the doll house pattern paper, because it didn't line up where I wanted it to otherwise. Then I glued it in place. 

Next I added the dinner invitation, the memo paper shaped die cut,the rest of the pattern paper, and the ribbon.

Then I cut the green cardstock into a tag shape, and added the cardstock cut out, it was made by K & Co I think.

Then I added the sampling spoon, the bling dots, a matching ribbon bow, and the plastic labels. You'll notice that most of my layouts are simple, but that is what I like to create.  Call me "old school" but I still prefer for my photo's to be the "star of the show", not the embellishments. Till next time "Happy Scrapping" Love Penny
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pre-Made Scrapbook layout "Magic with ScraPerfect

Pre-Made Scrapbook layout "Magic with ScraPerfect

Good morning crafter's Penny here again, up with another scrapbook layout featuring ScraPerfect products. 

Okay so this is what I started with: Some Pattern paper, some cardstock cut into different sizes, a doily, a vellum wedding invitation with the inner card that already has washi tape applied to it, a memo pad sheet, and a sticker title. 

So first I applied the washi tape to the border strips, and glued them in place.  I did the same with the doily. I ADORE using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever accompanied by ScraPerfect's Extra Fine Tip with Pin Cap it is an add on for ScraPerfectt's No Clog Writing Cap . When using this extra fine tip I can apply glue around the edges of the doily, with ease, and I don't have to worry about getting glue in places I don't need it on. When you use a glue stick for example it makes a huge mess, and you have to try, and remove the glue from all the little holes in the doily. Totally a sticky disaster! 

This glue was also perfect for gluing down the vellum on this invitation. I loved the fact that I don't have to switch back, and forth between different glues when I switch embellishment types, because this glue will hold any type of product. This saves me a ton of time. I also added the memo pad holder as a journaling card, or photo mat. I don't know if it's acid free, or not but, if I just use it as a journaling card I don't really care about the acid level. 

Next I added the photo mat, or journaling card to the inside of the vellum pocket, and glued the vellum in place. The inner card is decorated with washi tape, and some embellishments that match the paper, that I also applied to the memo pad paper. 

Here you get a better view of the card before it was glued in place. 

Here is what the card looks like placed inside the vellum folder. I glued this is place, but you can also make it removable. 

For the finishing touches I added some flower stickers, some bling, an additional sticker to the outside of the vellum folder, along with some holes to close the folder with some nice ribbon. Using folder's like this is great for when you want to hide journaling, or photos that are of a personal nature. Hope you enjoyed making the layout with me today! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

DT Call for ScraPerfect

DT Call for ScraPerfect

Good morning crafters today I am up with exciting news! ScraPerfect is having a DT call! This is a great company to work for, and the owner if fantastic.  For those of you who are not familiar with this company they make amazing products including The Best Glue Ever . No kidding this is the VERY best glue I have ever tried, and I have been crafting for over 20 years. They also make other fabulous product's like Best Cleaner Ever , Perfect Crafting Pouch , Embellie Gellie , the list goes on, and on.  Here is a link to their store ScraPerfect Store if you'd like to view more products, and here is a great video explaining how some of those products can be used. Utube Video of ScraPerfect Products . You must be a follower of ScraPerfect's Blog and like ScraPerfect's Facebook page in order to try out. So send in your entry now! 
So be sure and give this company's DT call a try you will love their products! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever, and the Dirty Shelf

ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever, and the Dirty Shelf

So I bought this little shelf for my granddaughter Madison (shown below in her favorite "Harry Otter" shirt") to keep her small do dad's in on her dresser. .However this shelf was DIRTY, so dirty in fact that I almost didn't purchase it.

I believe she purchased this shirt at the Georgia Aquarium if you are interested in finding one like it. 
I am a huge Harry Potter fan so I think it's adorable. She loves otter's so she wear's it all the time.

 I knew however that I had a secret weapon for getting it the shelf nice, and clean.  ScraPerfect's  Best Cleaner Ever . This cleaner it totally amazing, and will clean just about everything, so I was confident that it could handle whatever this shelf threw at it.  On one shelf it looked like someone had spilled fingernail polish on it.  I am not sure that is what it was, but it sure acted like it. With the cleaner, and a little elbow grease however it was soon gone.

After this cleaner worked it's magic however this little shelf was adorable, and beside's a tiny spot where the paint was missing (the paint was missing from the start, the cleaner didn't remove it)  it came out great. I also love that this cleaner is environmentally safe, and is also safe on your skin. 

Another project completed, and now my granddaughter has a fabulous little clean shelf for her dresser. Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Strawberry, Blueberry Pancakes with Whipped Cream

Strawberry, Blueberry Pancakes with Whipped Cream

I'm not going to say my granddaughter is spoiled rotten, but this is what her breakfast looks like at Granny's house. I use this Pancake Mix, it is fluffy, and the best tasting I have tried. (No they are not paying me to say that)

I am going to miss making these when fall get's here, and fresh berries are hard to find, but I am going to love the cool weather again. 

Till next time Happy Scrapping, and love those grand kids. Love Penny
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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Repurposed Christmas In July with ScraPerfect

Repurposed Christmas In July with ScraPerfect

Good morning all Penny here with a "Christmas in July" post.  Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE Christmas! They also know that I am a frugal woman, so all through the year I collect little goodies from "Goodwilll", and other places that I can either repurpose for the holiday's, or use as a gift box. I adore little boxes, but I hate paying extra for them with my Christmas funds, which are quite limited. So while shopping one day I came across this pink leather like box. 

Unfortunately the lid's inner lining has come off, and the tabs that held the lid in place were loose. 

It also had a layer of dust, and dirt on it that needed to be removed. 

The dust, and dirt had especially gotten into the embossed lion crest image on the top of the box. It is hard to see in this photo, but trust me it's there. 

So before I stated on the grime I thought I had better glue down the flaps, and the top inner lining to the lid. 

In this photo you can clearly see where the lid tabs had came loose. So I quickly grabbed my favorite glue that I have found will glue just about everything you ask it too ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever.  I have used this glue on a ton of projects, and layouts, and so far I haven't found anything that it won't glue down. So I placed the glue under the flaps, and then outlined the area where the lid lining had to be replaced. 

I let the glue half -way dry, then I placed light pressure on the tabs, and the lining after I put it in place. 

It worked beautifully, and the tabs were now glued down, and were made usable again,and the lid lining was in place again..  . 

To complete this process I used ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever to remove all the grime, and dust that was in the embossed area on the lid.  It worked great.  This cleaner is fabulous! 

I also used ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever on my next repurposed gift box. 

While it was cute, it was REALLY nasty, covered in sticker residue, and dust. 

I didn't try to removed the large sticker on the back, as I will be covering it with a gift tag, and it was holding the bottom of the box in place. 

I think both boxes came out great, and saved me Christmas money, as well as keeping these items out of our local land fill. 

So till next time, Happy Scrapping, Love Penny 
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Friday, July 29, 2016

DIY Scrapbook Embellishment's, and recycling.

DIY Scrapbook Embellishment's, and Recycling.

These are the jewelry, or craft embellishment's I made from recycling just one women's belt! If I had tried to buy these items from a craft store, or make them myself they would have cost a fortune.

These two photo's showed what the belt looked like prior to me taking it apart. The small silver link's holding it together were super easy to take apart, by just inserting a flat head screwdriver in the links and prying them up till the pieces could be removed. If the metal on the belt is super soft you might need to be cautious when bending the connecting links so that you don't break, or bend the other pieces that you want to reuse.

This is a close up of the pieces while they are still together. You will notice that the links are already spread apart because I forgot to take the photo first. So I had to go back, and reconnect them for this photo. You could also use pliers to get these links to separate. 

Now here are my new embellishments ready to use for a fraction of the cost if I had bought them at a craft store. I only paid .99 cents for this belt! For the belt buckle, I will probably reconnect it to the tail end of the belt, and use it to close a mini scrapbook album. Some of these pieces could easily be turned into bracelets as well just by threading a little ribbon in the connecting holes. 

I have done this with lot's of ladies, and men's belts, so keep an eye out for some you might be able to take apart, and save yourself some extra cash. This blog has a ton of frugal scrapbooking ideas so stick around awhile, and browse older projects. Till next time Happy Scrapping, Love Penny P.S. Check out this link to a bunch of my other favorite frugal scrapping tips.Frugal Scrapbooking Ideas
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