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Posted 11/30/2012 by shimelle in General Scrappin'
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shimelle
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:02:10 PM
Hello hello sweet Peas! Happy Friday! Happy ALMOST DECEMBER! Can you believe it?

I'm here for the next hour or so for Q&A or just general talking - so step right up and let's chat about whatever's on your mind!




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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:03:30 PM
hi shimelle!!! great to chat it up with you!!

tell me...is that your dh's voice at the end of every video?!?

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:03:35 PM
hello excited for December any scrapy decor making?

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:03:39 PM
Hi Shimelle!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:04:26 PM
Hi everyone! I don't have any questions, but I think it'll be fun to hang out and chat for a bit!

Madeline
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:04:30 PM
Hi!

2boysandwill
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:04:34 PM
have you ever had a challenge that was also challenging for YOU?

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:05:08 PM
Hello!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:05:08 PM
Hello!

shimelle
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:05:14 PM

tell me...is that your dh's voice at the end of every video?!?


That's the Adhesive Avenger. He fights from the shadows in the name of truth, justice and the papercrafting way!

Jen_Adkins
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:05:16 PM
Christmas is coming way too fast. I have so many scrappy and sewing projects to do.

Chatting should probably drop lower on my list, but oh well! Right place, right time!


Jen

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:05:37 PM
Hi Shimelle! I am curious...do you scrap every picture you print? What type of albums do you use?

2boysandwill
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:06:42 PM
have you ever thought about creating your own paper line?

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:06:46 PM
Excited to start JYC Spending today gathering final supplies, charging up camera. Looking over my calendar to see what we have planned already

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:06:52 PM
Hi there! I'm taking a break from "decking the halls" to chat this afternoon!

shimelle
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:07:08 PM

excited for December any scrapy decor making?


Yep, definitely! Last year we could barely make room for anything while we were in such a teeny tiny space, so it's nice to have a little more room for the tree and pretty things on the walls! I'll be sharing throughout December as I put different things up.

xbeth77x
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:07:13 PM
Hi Shimelle! I became a pea because of your videos

I was wondering if you've ever changed your mind about a layout that you've made? Like a layout you made when your style was different than it is now...do you ever feel the need to redo them? Or do you just accept it, like that was your style at the time?

PsychoMamaT
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:07:28 PM
Hi!

I stayed up especially!

2boysandwill
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:07:38 PM
hey, it just hit me! you should have your own flair!!!

butterfly247
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:08:06 PM
I'm working on my card list, shopping list, and scrappy making list--right now I'm stuck on decor making for a friend of mine. she requested an valentine theme--but nothing is coming to mind for right now..

ooh, awesome questions



LAuclair
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:09:10 PM
I've got a random question: do you have a favorite holiday movie? I'm working on a page about our family traditions, including the movies that we *must* watch every year, or it just doesn't feel like Christmas to us!

Brena2
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:09:33 PM
Do you ever teach classes stateside?

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:09:40 PM
Hi...looking forward to trying my first JYC with you.

AnneEssex
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:10:19 PM
Hi Shimelle,
Great paperclipping podcast yesterday. I'm looking forward to JYC and hope that I can get even half as excited about Christmas as the paperclipping team.
Anne

shimelle
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:10:23 PM

have you ever had a challenge that was also challenging for YOU?


oh, plenty!!!
until i had the nerve to turn down certain kinds of assignments, i was forever thinking creatively to complete baby and child assignments since i don't have children. i borrowed a lot of pictures back in the day but now I tend to use photos I have actually taken of nephews/nieces or friends' babies/children. My family tree is a little less traditional than the stereotypical scrapbooker so that idea scares me out of my mind, but I know at some point I need to tackle it in my personal albums.


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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:10:44 PM
Hi Shimelle! SO thrilled to chat today. I have a question for you. Non scrap related. Being a midwest girl myself, I was always curious about your move to England. Did you study abroad and that's how you fell in love with England? I just think it is amazing that you went from Kansas to moving to London. I mean that's a major move

And sort of scrap related, is there anything here in the States that you miss and just isn't available as easily in England? Certain products or supplies?

shirt
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:11:48 PM
Saying "Hi!" while waiting for my new washer and dryer to be delivered. Also trying to make some cards with scraps from a baby scrapbook I made for my nephew.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:11:48 PM

That's the Adhesive Avenger. He fights from the shadows in the name of truth, justice and the papercrafting way!


Ha ha ha, love that.

Hi everyone! I am using this as one of my study breaks today. Much more entertaining than studying for finals

HoneyBee13
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:11:48 PM
I am also getting my stuff ready for JYC, so excited!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:11:48 PM
I am also getting my stuff ready for JYC, so excited!

shimelle
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:12:27 PM

do you scrap every picture you print? What type of albums do you use?


I use 12x12 3-ring binder albums by American Crafts. I use black fabric covers for my yearly albums, red for travel and then the printed and other colourful albums for various special occasions and themes.

I don't scrap every picture I print. Not at all. I print a lot, and when it becomes really obvious that I have too many prints than I know what to do with, I share them out with others who were at the event, stick them on the fridge, etc.


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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:12:51 PM
Just wanted to say, "Hi!" and am looking so forward to JYC. I also wanted to add that I am amazed at all of your ideas and creativity. And I am so grateful that you are so willing to share your talents. Love your videos and blog!

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:13:10 PM
Hi Shimelle, thanks for hosting the chat.

This may seem like an odd query, but you do a lot of inking... so I'm wondering how often you replace the foam on your blending tool. (Alternatively, this can be read as 'My foam seems to be falling off in wee little black balls and I simply can't replace the foam because some of it still exists.)

shirt
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:14:22 PM
I have my JYC stuff staged and ready to go. Excited for the holidays to start.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:15:43 PM

have you ever thought about creating your own paper line?


It's come up a couple times but it's just never been the right situation. It's a huge amount of work and for that sort of commitment I would only consider it with a team who have a proven track record and don't want me to just donate my time and energy for the 'glory' of having my name on a paper line. Maybe some day if the right team comes along... but I'm perfectly happy designing with all the loveliness that's out there and in the Two Peas store! So much pretty paper. Sigh.

shimelle
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:16:38 PM

Excited to start JYC Spending today gathering final supplies, charging up camera.

AWESOME. definitely a day to make sure your battery is charged and your memory card is clear with plenty of space!!!

Journal your Christmas is my favourite class of the year.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:17:25 PM
Hi Shimelle!

I'm popping in on a break from work. Just wanted to tell you that I loved "The Perfect Collection" My husband noticed me doing a bunch of layouts one day and I tried explaining it. Now he tells me to go in my scraproom and do something "Smelly" when I'm buggin' him.
He also likes the Glitter Girl videos, as does my two year old.

Thanks for all you do!

ronaba
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:17:36 PM
Kia ora Shimelle, I am in Auckland, NZ. It is Saturday morning & I am eating my muesli!

A big thank you for the classes you have produced this year - I am much happier with my albums since I reorganised them, Cover to Cover style.

Love all your videos & wonder if you have ever thought of doing a class, about making videos.

Miss Kathy
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:17:36 PM
Hi Shimelle. Glad I could sneak in to chat a while.

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:18:05 PM
Shimelle, do you ever have scrapping ruts, and if you do what do you to get out of it.

shimelle
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:20:32 PM

I became a pea because of your videos

THIS IS FABULOUS!!!! WELCOME!!!!



I was wondering if you've ever changed your mind about a layout that you've made? Like a layout you made when your style was different than it is now...do you ever feel the need to redo them? Or do you just accept it, like that was your style at the time?

Oh, of course. PLENTY of times. In fact, a while back and went through and removed more than a hundred layouts from my albums because I realised they weren't the story I wanted to tell. (Several years ago I used to take any magazine assignment I was given, and the result taught me lots about scrapping and publishing and freelance work and... that often these pages were made on spec and did not reflect my own choices in style, supplies, theme or tone.)

I also go back to pages that don't seem quite right and add or subtract from them. (Who am I kidding? I add. Always add.)

But it's not a case of not liking old pages - I'm quite happy to see my style has changed greatly over the years. I don't feel I need to go back and rework all those photos on new pages. It's just that we all have pages that don't seem perfect yet, and I don't mind going back to those and trying to improve them.


2boysandwill
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:21:28 PM
what's your favorite childhood memory?

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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:21:33 PM

This may seem like an odd query, but you do a lot of inking... so I'm wondering how often you replace the foam on your blending tool. (Alternatively, this can be read as 'My foam seems to be falling off in wee little black balls and I simply can't replace the foam because some of it still exists.)


I know you didn't direct this at me, but I don't think I've ever had to replace my Ranger pads. I use a dedicated one for each ink pad though, so even though I use a lot of ink overall each pad doesn't get too much abuse. I had trouble finding the Ranger pads last time I wanted to order them (to go with new Distress Inks I bought) so when I did find them I bought a whole extra pack just in case mine do ever wear out!



He also likes the Glitter Girl videos, as does my two year old.


My BF thinks they are funny too! I guess guys just love super heroes.

shimelle
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:21:57 PM

you should have your own flair!

Now that sounds pretty rad.

I have the toy type of flair maker... I reckon I'd have to charge about $2 per badge to make a profit on those! Will have to work on bringing the cost down!

shimelle
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:23:11 PM

I'm working on my card list, shopping list, and scrappy making list--right now I'm stuck on decor making for a friend of mine. she requested an valentine theme--but nothing is coming to mind for right now..


Hmmm... maybe something with 'how do I love thee? let me count the ways...'?? as then you could use numerical embellishments?

silvercamaro77
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:23:27 PM
I know that you and your dear friend GG often build your own embellishments and clusters, but I haven't seen many instances where you've mentioned using your electronic die cutter (I think you have a cameo?).

How much do you actually use it and what are your favorite uses for it given that you so often use punches and manual dies?
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:23:40 PM

do you have a favorite holiday movie?

Elf!

AnneEssex
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:24:49 PM
Hi Shimelle,
When so much of your life is shared online, is it a challenge to keep your real life separate?
I probably know more about you than some of my friends yet you don't know me at all.
Thanks Anne x

Emeraldvalkyrie
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:24:51 PM
So is the toy style flair gun worth it? I have debated about getting one myself, but have often wondered about refills for the kits.

Madeline
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Posted: 11/30/2012 12:25:02 PM

I have the toy type of flair maker.



Oooo...Some friends and I were wondering if they really work well, making flair that's suitable for scrapbooks?! Have you used them on your pages?
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