Thursday, February 21, 2008

This is one of my favorite albums. I made it in one evening, using some of my favorite pictures of my daughter.

I keep my supplies sorted by theme and by color, so I just grabbed my Girl Stuff and some pink embellishments, and was ready to go! Some of the ribbons on the scallops are actually fabric cut into strips (one my my latest crazes).

I also really like using flowers - they add so much dimension, and are easy to use. The flowers on page 5 are 3d stickers - see? easy!

Circle stickers were fun to add and fit into the scallops quite well (pages 2, 3, and 8)

I used paint on page 6 for a background for the quote on page 7... let me use the different words on page 6 without messing up the quote on page 7.

The back cover has a plastic overlay (Making Memories) to cover the photo and add a little to the pic.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Look, we made the NEWS

Clear Scraps made the local news tonight! woohoo!
I had stopped in the store and over at Jackie's tonight and they told me the news crew had been at the store earlier. How exciting!

There is a link to the newscast too.

Saw two of my albums during it, but was bummed they weren't on there for longer. My daughter was thrilled to see her picture on TV though.

Ok, saw this again on the 10pm news... got to see one of my albums for a little bit longer... wish I had a VCR player hooked up to my TV!

More Clear Scraps posts

Found these through Google (yesterday's were mainly from

The coolest thing was seeing links to my own blog through Google. How cool is that??

All Moments Remembered (pic of my scalloped RHI album!)

Scrap-A-Latte - A messageboard

A fabulous dog bone album by PattiW

Paper Pals (blog)

Kits 2 Remember

Celestial Creations (a store)

Memory Villa (another store)

Scrap Lovers @ A Work of Heart

Midwest Scrapbook Association - Pajama Crop (CS is in the goody bags!)

Scrapaddict (store)

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

Altered Playground (blog)

A store in Norway!

The "Official" CHA blurb (complete with photo of my dogbone album!)

The Frantic Stamper (my Christmas tree!)
(Their blog - with a picture of my MEOW album!)

Laura's Blog

Scrapbook Star (store in Montreal)

Debbie Gunion

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Links to posts about Clear Scraps

So I was l searching the web for CHA info, and thought I would see who is talking about Clear Scraps!!

Some of these postings are older, but hey, every little bit helps!

(I didn't include any of our own blogs LOL but several of them did come up in my searches!)


Terina Matthews
{to quote - "I arrived and dropped off my samples to the Clear Scraps booth Janet & Jackie and the gang were so sweet! I have to tell you...This was the buzz booth of the show!The products are awesome!Lots of great things are happening for them!"}

My Art by Cathy

All Moments Remembered
(A kudos to the girls for awesome customer service!)

All Things Mega
(almost hate to post this one, because they talk about RP too, and you know how I feel about them lately!)

Scrap Playground

Inky Heart

Windy City Scrapbooking

The Craft Gossip Blog Network (11/20/07) Magazine

Scrapbook Retailer Magazine,guid,a09cb417-9ec7-4540-9f58-dfcd4a6dbf5b.aspx

Tenaciously yours by Jessica Guthrie

fairy dust and frog legs
(#1 pick!)

First the toe.. then the it's time for a dip
(Clear scraps is in #5)

A Guide to My Life and Other Interesting Tales


Paperjam Studios (includes my coaster album!)


EMI Scrapbooking store

Dinglefoot's Decor and more

Freckle Friends

My Scrapbook Mania (Alberta, CA)

Just Scrap It (Saskatoon, CA)

Ritz & Electronics

A Cherry on Top

Just a Memory (Southhampton England)

Scrap Revolution (Herts, England)

Simply Scrapbooks (includes classes)

Zany Zinnia (Escape from Reality Kit, Jan 2008

The Pursuit of Scrappyness


Midwest Scrapbook Convention, Madison, WI

Saturday, February 16, 2008

This album was made about the dogs I have had for the last several years. The only dogs that aren't in here are the current one Ali, (because I didn't have any pictures printed) and the one I grew up with, MayMay, because those pictures were destroyed in a flood.

This was a really fun album to work with. Cutting out the inside of the W was a little difficult, but only because I have a heavy hand with the craft knife, so I used scissors. Most of the papers were from KI Memories. Love the paper on the W - it is shimmery.

I used the Crop-O-Dile to punch the holes to hang the charms from and to tie the ribbon through. Otherwise I used various stickers and rubons for accents.


I just found out tonight that three of my albums (the dog bone, the christmas tree and the barn) are going to be published in 2 separate books! woohoo!

The first book is being done by Clear Scraps 0 it will have the dog bone and the christmas tree albums.

The second book is going to be published in a Pine Cone Press book.

This is so exciting! Especially after the fiasco from Rusty Pickle.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

More on CHA

I read the craft critique blog - it is a great place to get a heads up on products and new items/tools/papers etc. I have them set as one of my tabs, and check the blog daily for new information.

They are doing a review of the new things at CHA - Check it out!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Clear Scraps CHA Booth

Here is a copy of the photo Jackie posted to the Clear Scraps blog... I modified it a little to add the arrows to showcase my albums! Hooray!

I don't see the EIEIO album there, which is disappointing.. but 5 albums is good too! How exciting!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Clear Scraps album

MEOW album

This album was a lot of fun. It showcases the cats we have had over the last several years. Letters were covered and cut out - I used my Cutterbee scissors as I have a rather heavy hand with a craft knife and kept cutting into the acrylic. I like to use double sided papers for the acrylic albums, so I don't have to work so hard LOL. Plus I think it adds dimension. For adhesive, I mainly use the xyron for those pieces - since the adhesive totally covers the paper, it is not visible. If I don't have any, I will use glue dots, because those are fairly easy to hide behind something else. The white paw print "ribbon" is actually fabric that I found and cut into strips - it is non-specific enough that I could use it on both the cat and dog albums. I'll post the dog album tomorrow.

Friday, February 1, 2008

This week.....

Have several albums to upload into the blog - will have to post them in the next few days.
These albums are acrylic, and the new CHA releases for this spring