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Change of Perspective

Change is the topic of the month here on the ScrapHappy blog. Nikki and Alison have both done an great job of documenting their changes through aging and parenting. Nikki talked about using journaling as a tool to tackle the bumpy times of change and Alison talked about changing up her crafty style as an emotional …

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Change up Your Scrapbook Style – Trying New Things to Get Out of Your Rut

When the design team first proposed the topic of ‘change’, my brain went in several directions. There are many stories related to change that I could easily have told. My eldest leaving home to go to university 3,000km away for instance. My weight loss and health journey since 2019 for another. My recent business enterprise …

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3 Ways to Incorporate a Monochromatic Look to Honor the Gentlemen in Your Life

Over the years, I have heard scrapbookers say they have difficulty finding masculine product lines. This may be true, but we shouldn’t let this frustrate us and prevent us from telling the unique stories of our sons, husbands, brothers, fathers, grandfathers, nephews, uncles or friends. Instead, I choose to focus on the K.I.S.S. mantra: “Keep …

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6 Uses of Trello That Support Your Creative Life Better Than a Paper List or Planner

In order to make space for a creative life, we need supportive tools we can rely on. While I thoroughly enjoy organizational tasks themselves, I go through “ebbs and flows” of organizational focus. I have tried many planners and to do lists, both of the paper and virtual varieties. However, the organizational tool that I …

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Sharing Kindness

I’d like to tell you a story. My friend, Sally, works as the meal planner for the senior program at the community center in her county. She lives in a small town, in a rural county. After Christmas she told me that the seniors who were getting their meals delivered near the holiday got an …

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What I Gave Up For Lent & What I Used on My Layout Are Unexpected Choices

Here in the New Orleans area of the US, the month of March marks the important time of recovery and repentance from the celebratory carnival season that begins in January and extends through February. This period of time between Ash Wednesday (the day after Mardi Gras) and Easter, is also called Lent. While our blog …

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Try Something New – Glacier Paste – Calvinball and Pixie Spray

Our theme for February here on the Scrap Happy blog is Try Something New. “April, it’s March.” you may say. Well, February was a short month so I’m going to continue trying new things. One of the new things I’m trying is our Calvinball challenge. Calvinball is a FREE event which originated in the Get …

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Resizing A Digital Template And A Downloadable Template For Your Photo Christmas Card

Earlier this month I created a scrapbook page where I converted a digital 12×12 template to a 7×9 page. I found a relatively quick way to resize it so I thought I would share HOW TO do it with you.  The original file was a Photoshop Elements TIF template from The Daily Digi (now defunct) …

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Organized Chaos

Depending on the day, week, or month, I am a highly organized person … … living in a constant state of complete chaos! LOL! I LOVE a neat, tidy and organized space but getting there can take a fair amount of time and effort that these days I just don’t have an in excess. I …

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Pets are Weird

Hey everyone, welcome to August! This month the design team is talking about pets. Up until last summer, this sort of topic left me feeling a bit lost as our family didn’t have any pets. I had hamsters growing up and when I moved in with my second family, they had dogs, but my own …

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Photoshop Layered Template For Printing Traveler’s Notebook Sized Photos.

Earlier this month when I was preparing to make a layout I wished to quickly print a number of photos sized for using on a Traveler’s Notebook page layout. I have learned from past experience that 2″x3″ photos are a good size photo to use on that page size. In the past I have printed …

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I’m Fine Because We’re Connected – Keeping positive through craft and community

Hi I’m April. 2020 was supposed to be my #YearOfJubilee. This year I’ll be celebrating my silver wedding anniversary and a half century on this planet. Things aren’t going quite as anticipated. I miss a lot of things right now. I miss being able to eat out, travel, and see my friends, but I’m also …

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Announcement: ScrapHappy and Scrapbook Wonderland Now Together

Announcement: January 2019. ScrapHappy and Scrapbook Wonderland have merged under one name. ScrapHappy will be the home for all scrapbooking information, updates, tips and tricks, blog and videos as we move into 2019. You’ll see this reflected in name changes over the next few weeks on all platforms. Why? We want to bring a unified …

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Little Lamb Layout

Do you have a sweet animal photo that you’ve been wanting to scrapbook? I was inspired to scrapbook my sweet baby lamb photo when I took the layout a day challenge. LOAD518 All About Meme brought daily inspiration from internet memes. On the 29th the prompt was inspired by the internet meme known as “All …

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A Moment to Relive

The Layout a Day challenge in February 2017 was LOAD217 Greek Mythology. Each day of the month was inspired by a story of a Greek god or goddess. I was a little concerned about the inspiration for Day 3, Prometheus. If you’re not familiar with the story of Prometheus, here’s the short version. Prometheus gave …

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What does ScrapHappy Membership give me?

  Plenty of quality inspiration through a members-only Facebook group, live interaction online with your new like-minded scrapbooking friends, challenges, exclusive sketches, swaps and more… Chat with your new family members during Scrapbook LIVE every month, and have the chance to win a free scrapbooking kit!

Words of Wisdom: there are many ways to organize your scrapbooking supplies. Most importantly... what works for the way you scrapbook? Make that your primary goal. Alice Boll. #scrapbooking #organization #quote #scraphappyfamily

Words of Wisdom Day 28

Welcome to Words of Wisdom. Every day this month we are sharing our best scrappy advice. Don’t forget to see what’s up for tomorrow! There are many ways to organize your scrapbooking supplies. Most importantly… what works for the way you scrapbook? Make that your primary goal. Alice Boll. Are you new to ScrapHappy? ScrapHappy is the …

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Words of Wisdom: Haven't been productive in your scrapbooking lately? Try organizing something. Even... getting rid of something! You'll be amazed at how inspired you'll be to create! Alice Boll #scrapbooking #quote #scraphappyfamily

Words of Wisdom Day 26

Welcome to Words of Wisdom. Every day this month we are sharing our best scrappy advice. Don’t forget to see what’s up for tomorrow! Haven’t been productive in your scrapbooking lately? Try organizing something. Even… getting rid of something! You’ll be amazed at how inspired you’ll be to create! Alice Boll Are you new to ScrapHappy? ScrapHappy …

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Words of Wisdom: You'll never have "enough" time for scrapbooking. Make the time. It's worth it. Alice Boll #scrapbooking #quote

Words of Wisdom Day 23

Welcome to Words of Wisdom. Every day this month we are sharing our best scrappy advice. Don’t forget to see what’s up for tomorrow!   You’ll never have “enough” time for  scrapbooking. Make the time. It’s worth it. Alice Boll Are you new to ScrapHappy? ScrapHappy is the home of the ScrapHappy family, a membership group for …

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Words of Wisdom: Turning or flipping a template or sketch can create a completely different looking layout. Kristie Sloan

Words of Wisdom Day 13

Welcome to Words of Wisdom. Every day this month we are sharing our best scrappy advice. Don’t forget to see what’s up for tomorrow! Turning or flipping a template or sketch can create a completely different looking layout. -Kristie Sloan Are you new to ScrapHappy? ScrapHappy is the home of the ScrapHappy family, a membership group for …

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Words of Wisdom: There are no scrapbooking police. Forget the so-called rules, and make pages that make you happy. Heather Dubarry.

Words of Wisdom Day 12

Welcome to Words of Wisdom. Every day this month we are sharing our best scrappy advice. Don’t forget to see what’s up for tomorrow! There are no scrapbooking police. Forget the so-called rules, and make pages that make you happy. -Heather Dubarry. Are you new to ScrapHappy? ScrapHappy is the home of the ScrapHappy family, a membership …

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Words of Wisdom There can not be enough said about the motivating power of a supportive, engaging , and positive community of like-minded creators. April Swingler

Words of Wisdom Day 9

Welcome to Words of Wisdom. Every day this month we are sharing our best scrappy advice. Don’t forget to see what’s up for tomorrow!   There can not be enough said about the motivating power of a supportive, engaging , and positive community of like-minded creators. April Swingler Are you new to ScrapHappy? ScrapHappy is the home …

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Words of Wisdom: Don't feel you have to scrapbook chronologically. Scrap what you want, when you want! Hilary Ford

Words of Wisdom Day 8

Welcome to Words of Wisdom. Every day this month we are sharing our best scrappy advice. Don’t forget to see what’s up for tomorrow!   Words of Wisdom: Don’t feel you have to scrapbook chronologically. Scrap what you want, when you want! Hilary Ford Are you new to ScrapHappy? ScrapHappy is the home of the ScrapHappy family, …

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Words of Wisdom Day 4

Welcome to Words of Wisdom. Every day this month we are sharing our best scrappy advice. Don’t forget to see what’s up for tomorrow!   Using sketches or templates is not cheating. You still achieve your own scrapbook page. -Kristie Sloan. Are you new to ScrapHappy? ScrapHappy is the home of the ScrapHappy family, a membership group …

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Words of Wisdom Day 3 Don't be afraid to use hyperbole in your journaling. Making it dramatic will make it more interesting. Alice Boll.

Words of Wisdom Day 3

Welcome to Words of Wisdom. Every day this month we are sharing our best scrappy advice. Don’t forget to see what’s up for tomorrow!   Don’t be afraid to use hyperbole in your journaling. Making it dramatic will make it more interesting. Alice Boll. Are you new to ScrapHappy? ScrapHappy is the home of the ScrapHappy family, …

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Words of Wisdom Day 2

Welcome to Words of Wisdom. Every day this month we are sharing our best scrappy advice. Don’t forget to see what’s up for tomorrow! Every page doesn’t have to be a showpiece. The words and photos create memory masterpieces. Kristie Sloan Are you new to ScrapHappy? ScrapHappy is the home of the ScrapHappy family, a membership group …

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