I have the layout of the day today over at 2Peas. It is focusing on the Creative Cafe Glitter Papers. I think I've mentioned it before but I really adore any and all specialty papers and these are in some really yummy colors. I make mine stretch as far as possible (since they are a bit pricey) by using them in small doses on my layouts, usually with diecutting. :)
(c)Two Peas In A Bucket
Click HERE for supply list and details.
I also wanted to touch on just a few more questions I've received. I post the questions & answers here in case more people are curious about the same things and want to know the answers. I also started a category for this on my blog and you can access Q&A blog posts by clicking on that category HERE. I am in the process of going through my older blog posts and adding them to this section. I will finish that up when I get back from CHA in California next week. :)
Q: I love what you did for your first 3 weeks (of Project 365) and i'm dying to see that twilight addict page!
A: The finished Twilight Addict layout will go up in the 2Peas Garden on the first of February! It's one of my favorite layouts I've ever done about ME. I usually don't scrapbook as much about myself as I should. ;)
Q: What scanner do you use?
A: Epson Perfection 2580 Photo Scanner. I have had it for a couple of years now and it works great. It also scans in film negatives which is great for people like me who have made the switch to digital but still have some older photos that are on film that you want to manipulate or work on in PhotoShop. This model is discontinued however here is the newer model that looks similar in style and function: Epson Perfection 4490 Photo Scanner.
Q: How are you printing on your journaling cards (for Project 365)?
A: I am feeding them through my printer. I set up templates for both the small journaling cards and the longer ones in Microsoft Word and then I just type up my journaling and print. I do adjust the margins, etc. a bit for some of the journaling cards and I find that my printer prints straighter on larger paper so I apply a tiny bit of adhesive to a plain piece of printer paper and temporarily adhere the journaling card to the plain paper to feed through my printer.
Q: Do you use rub-on's for the date at the top (for Project 365 weekly date cards)?
A: I am using a Heidi Swapp date stamp but rub-ons would work as well. (The date stamp is a couple years old, not sure if it's available any longer or not, sorry!) You could also set up a document in a word processing program to print the date on the cards.
Q: I saw your video of the album you did using CTMH products of your son with baby photos. The one thing I really wanted to know how you did was the words you have written on the photos you used in the album? Click HERE to see the album in question.
A: All the writing on the photos is actually digital overlays purchased from Designer Digitals. I am not very good with the digital stuff but I love these overlays and this is how I created the look easily. :)
1. I opened my photo in Photoshop and changed it to the desired size.
2. Open one of the overlays in Photoshop and change the size to fit my photo.
3. Then just drag the overlay directly over your photo and move it around to your liking.
4. Flatten the image and print.
Here is a list of the digital kits I used:
Photography Word Art
Remember Word Art
Loving Life Word Art
The Story Word Art
Hello Baby Hand Drawn Brushes
Q: Can you tell me the difference between a revolution and the big shot? Do you need a long platform for the big shot to do the 12 x12 stuff?
A: The biggest difference between the QK Revolution and Sizzix Big Shot is that the Big Shot will cut a wider variety of dies from OTHER manufacturers which makes it more versatile, in my opinion. The Revolution's platform is only 4" wide and the Big Shot is wider and will take wider dies. Unfortunately, I don't *think* that the Big Shot will accept the 12" border dies from QK. I don't think I have tried that yet so I can't tell you for certain. I would assume you could cut a portion of the border but not the whole thing. I will try to test that out later next week so I can give you a more informed answer. You do need the 12" platform with the Revolution to cut the 12" border dies. If you want to see how the Big Shot accepts other QK dies and Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders click HERE.
Q: I was wondering what are the plastic containers you are using to sort your flowers? Click HERE and HERE to see my storage.
A: The brand is Plano. I purchased mine at my local Wal-Mart and found them in the sporting goods section with the fishing tackle boxes. I believe you can order them online too, but not sure where. Maybe try a search for Plano clear storage boxes if you can't find them locally.
Q: Where are the plastic storage containers you use for your large chipboard and felt, etc. from?
A: They are from the Container Store. HERE is a link.
Have a great Thursday!