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Thursday, July 12, 2018

How To Take Great Moon Photos

Good morning crafter's today I am going to show you some moon photo shots that I took with just a point and shoot camera. Simple, easy, but still pretty cool. For best results, I positioned my camera on the top of a car to help keep it steady, but anything would work just as good, as long as it didn't move.

It could be a tree limb, a porch railing, just whatever you can find to help you hold your camera still  during the shoot. While they are not jaw dropping, they are pretty good for your everyday run of the mill point and shoot camera.

I don't know what I am going to use them on but I'll think of something, and it was fun getting out and giving photos in the dark for a change. I am sure you could open up the camera settings and get better photos, but this is just about point, and shoot, nothing more..

These last two are not as good as the first one's but I think they would make great meme backgrounds.

So just because you don't have a fancy camera don't let that stop you from grabbing some great photos, It just takes practice.

Till next time Happy Crafting! Love Penny 
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

How to Make a Basketball Sports Scrapbook Layout!

Good morning crafter's Penny here to show you how to make this cute basketball sports layout I made for my grandson. Yes that is him getting "instructions" from the coach.

This was a super easy layout, with just some matching pattern paper, some bling dots (yes you can add bling dots to boy's layouts, plus they look like tiny basketballs) a few stars, and a store bought "Basketball" title that I cut from a sheet of sports themed pattern paper, and a few other goodies.

Here is a close up of the bling dots, washi tape, a couple of pop up sticker, and a hand cut banner flag. To glue all these things in place I used the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect.  This glue is fantastic for paper, fabric, plastic, chipboard, metal, etc..etc.. It works great.

Want to know more about this glue check out this Video.

Again here is my fun sports themed layout, I hope you had fun today, and till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny 
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Thursday, July 05, 2018

How to use Fussy Cutting on a Scrapbook Layout

Good morning crafter's Penny here to show you how I used fussy cutting on this mother and daughter scrapbook page to give it just that extra little something. 

This layout features my daughter and granddaughter from several years ago.  I always loved this photos so I wanted to add some special details to this layout. The background pattern paper already had the flowers on the page, so I took another sheet of the same paper, and fussy cut all around the same flower's and then added some foam strips under those flowers to make the flowers stand up from the bottom page.

Here is a better shot of what I am talking about you can clearly see in this area which flowers I chose to cut, and mount on the foam.  To glue the foam on to my flowers, I used the Best Glue Ever, from ScraPerfect. It worked like a charm, and now my flowers are popping off the page!. To learn more about this great glue you can check out this video.

Next I added the bling dots to the center of each of the flowers, some washi tape, and inked and glued the title in place. All done! Super easy, and this technique makes a great looking layout. Hope you had fun today, and until next time, Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

How to Make Card Embellishment's From Paper Packaging.

Good morning frugal crafter's Penny here today to show you how to cut up your paper packaging to use on your cards. This is super easy, fun, and it' keeps this stuff out of the landfill which is always a good thing.

These are the outside covers of my scrapbook paper packaging. Some of them I cut up in squares, and other's I cut up in shapes, or banners. 

Here are some I have started to clip to make into banners. I leave some long, and some short just depending on how big the scrap is and what I want to use it for.

This is so easy that even kids can help, or this could be a way for them to have some paper without actually giving up the paper inside the packaging, 

I hope I gave you some good ideas about how to save on your crafting bills, and how to make some cute cards with just leftover scraps. Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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Sunday, July 01, 2018

How To Upscale Your Children's School Supplies

Good morning crafter's Penny here today to show you how I upscaled my granddaughter's school supplies with removable vinyl! You know back to school is just around the corner.

So I started with this run of the mill purple 3 ring binder notebook. Cute if you like purple, but it say's nothing about the personality of the person carrying it, and notebooks that are already personalized cost a lot more, and you can't always find a theme that your child likes. 

 So I went to my go to vinyl shops Tape Technologies and StyleTechCraft to see what kind of vinyl I wanted for this project. They have a huge selection of vinyl in many colors, and for many different applications. You can check them out at Tape Technologies Facebook for more fun ideas, and color selections. You can also watch a cool video Here.

So for my project I chose the Removable Vinyl in Pink, Purple, Black, and White. This way when my granddaughter get's tired of this design I can simply remove the vinyl, and cut out a new design for her notebook again. Super easy! This is what the cover looks like so far. I cut out all the designs on my cricut.

Later I added her name to the spline of the notebook.

Next I went ahead and decorated the back of the notebook with the same butteries, which is the pattern she wanted.

To weed those tiny butterfly wings, I used a corsage pin like this one. It worked great..

The removable vinyl worked great for these hard to line up butterflies.  I highly recommend this type of vinyl if you have never used vinyl before and would like to give it a try, since you can pick it up and replace it if necessary.  This would also be a great vinyl choice for walls, where you don't want to leave a sticky mess when you want to take it down to redecorate. .

Again my cover, and then a back and spline view. 

I hope you enjoyed following along on my project today, and until next time Happy Crafting. Love Penny
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

How to Safely Remove That Awful Adhesive Residue

Good morning crafter's Penny here today to show you how to safely remove sticky glue residue.

So this is how my paper looks now (top photo) but this is what it looked like BEFORE I sprayed it with the Best Cleaner Ever from ScraPerfect.

It was a sticky mess, and totally unusable. So I spray just a small amount of the cleaner on the paper, and let it sit for a few minutes, and presto CLEAN usable paper! This cleaner works on fabric, paper, and just about any surface you can imagine. It so far has cleaned everything I have tried it on. It's safe for your hands, stamps, the environment, and is non-toxic! All the things I require in anything that comes into my home.

Well I hope you give this a try and come to love this little cleaner as much as I do. To learn more about it you can check out this video. Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

How to Make a Kayaking Scrapbook Layout

Hello fellow crafter's Penny here today to show you how I made this cute kayaking layout.

There is a funny story attached to this layout. I thought this was a photo of my grandson, so I had this photo blown up to a 5 x 7 size.  It was only then that I realized that the photo was actually a photo of my daughter's friend's son Colin. No problem however it was a good photo of him and I already paid for it so this layout will be given to his mom. 

The supplies for this layout included some pattern paper that had a wave pattern so I fussy cut it out, and glued it in place with The Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect. This glue is great because you can use just tiny amounts of glue and it will hold just fine.  No messy edges or over spill of glue especially if you also add the No clog writing cap to the bottle so you can place the glue perfectly. 

To place those little bling dots in just the right spot I used the Embellie Gellie Tool.  This little tool will let you place beads, sequins, or these bling dots in just the right spot on your layout.  A must have for every craft room, and crafter..

To learn how to use the Embellie Gellie tool watch this video

The tree line sticker sheet behind my photo was cut in half so that I could use the other half later on another layout since there was really no need for the sticker to be behind the photo. That's my frugal tip for you today. Well till next time Happy Scrapping Love Penny 
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Friday, June 22, 2018

How to Keep Your Cell Phone Safe On the Water

Good morning crafter's Penny here today to show you a cute project I made for all of my outdoorsy family members. They all love to kayak, and they all have cell phones. This is not necessarily a good combination, so  I found these waterproof phone cases for about $6/00 each, and decorated them with vinyl, and designs to fit each family member.

So here is the phone case after I added this cute puppy, and my granddaughter's name. I used the Ultra FX Vinyl from StyleTechCraft and Tape Technologies. The glitter, and shine on this is unbelievable, and it's waterproof so it will hold up to the kayaking adventures. . It comes in a ton of colors as you can see on this color chart.

So here is the plain old case with a phone in it. It will do the job ,but boy is it drab.

So since these were Christmas gifts, and I didn't have each of the kid's phones to put in the cases, I put each of the kids favorite candy in each case, along with some beef jerky. I figured this would help them paddle faster. LOL

So Madison loves this color of blue so her name was cut out and put on her case. 

She is also a big puppy fan so a cute puppy went on the back.

Here is what it looks like from back when it's open. 

I also included some sugar free gum.

This is what it looks like when it's full of candy, and a telephone. It works great! If you didn't want to include the candy a small wallet, money and keys would fit in it as well. I added the ring clips to each side so that it could be hung from the kayak ropes. These come in larger sizes, but I liked this size the best. I hope you liked our crafting project today and till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny 
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Funny Crafting Meme

Yes, this is me as well, and it's a lie, I can't close the door. LOL
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

How to Make a Super Cute Pet Layout

Good morning crafter's Penny here today to show you how to make a super cute dog layout.

This is my daughter Sequita and her "little" puppy Luna. The photo was too cute so I just had to scrapbook it, and give it to her as a present. In this photo the layout is in a frame. These frames are normally used for record albums so you might find it in a craft store listed as such.  They do however fit a 12 x 12 layout perfectly. 

To make this title I used Luster Vinyl from StyleTechCraft and Tape Technologies. Super easy to use, and the feel of it is truly luxurious, and was a breeze to cut out on my die cut machine. 

This is the color I used to make the title.  

To line the title up perfectly I used this Application Tape. This stuff is amazing and I will never use vinyl again without it. It is especially necessary for correctly lining up cut out words, letters and filigree type cutouts. I love it. 

To glue the rest of my items in place I used this glue from ScraPerfect. It's called the Best Glue Ever
for a reason, as it will glue: Metal, Fabric, Wood, Plastic, etc... When you add the No Clog Writing Caps onto the bottle, it made gluing down these hard to glue dollies super easy, since the fine tip let's you place the glue exactly where you want it. 

Here is another photo of poor little Luna, and my grandson Matthew. She wants to be a lap dog but I don't think he has enough lap! .

She is also a back seat driver.

and of course a ham at the family photo shoot. 

All of those photos will make their own scrapbook page soon, but back to today's layout once again. So for your own fun pet layout try getting some great vinyl, pet pattern paper, dollies, stickers, bows, cardstock, a paw print die cut, some great glue, and photos of your own cute pet. Super easy! 

I hope you had fun today with this fun layout, and until next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny 
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