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Posted 2/6/2013 by nomorelittlemonkeys in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 332,325
August 2007
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:08:35 PM
I love to ink the edges of paper on my regular scrapbook pages, but am not convinced I want to on my Project Life pages. Do you ink your edges on Project Life?


PeaNut 243,916
January 2006
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:09:57 PM
Wow, I never even thought of it because it would be SO much work. Maybe try doing it on one page and see how it compares, if it's worth the extra time to you.

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PeaNut 332,325
August 2007
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:28:05 PM
I think part of my problem is trying to make things too complicated! Maybe I should skip the inking.


PeaNut 193,131
February 2005
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:47:54 PM
No, for 2 reasons: it takes too much time, and because it seems like it would be mostly outside edges. I don't ink the edges of my 12x12 background papers, and it seems like it would be messy to ink the edges of every 3x4 and 4x6 card, kwim?

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July 2005
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:50:44 PM
No, I've never even thought to do it. But I generally make a mess with ink so...

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PeaNut 65,877
January 2003
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Posted: 2/7/2013 12:13:20 AM
On all the edges no but it I was making my own cards are layering things and thought it needed the definition yes. No way on all though.

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PeaNut 154,780
June 2004
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Posted: 2/7/2013 12:57:55 AM
I didn't last year. It would have taken too much time. Although I often ink regular layouts.

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PeaNut 35,086
April 2002
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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:37:03 AM
I agree. I think it would be too time consuming. I usually only ink the edges of what's on the background paper. I rarely do both, but that's my personal preference .

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July 2005
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Posted: 2/7/2013 3:24:36 AM
nope PL is sposed to be quick and easy IMO


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December 2003
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Posted: 2/7/2013 3:33:56 AM
It would take time so you might want to skip that. On the other hand, if you really love the look, you may decide that it's worth your time.

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PeaNut 90,692
June 2003
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Posted: 2/7/2013 4:09:58 AM
For me just rounding the corners is enough work

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PeaNut 221,552
September 2005
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Posted: 2/7/2013 4:17:16 AM
I don't ink or round corners. This is my "quick" project.

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PeaNut 251,623
March 2006
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Posted: 2/7/2013 5:36:32 AM
I started to ink all edges, but already stopped doing so. It's too time consuming. As I make my own cards or use SS I already stopped rounding the corners. This is also too time consuming.


PeaNut 564,225
August 2012
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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:00:26 AM
I finished the project last year and am caught up this year and I inked every thing. I just cant lay a piece of paper without ink.

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December 2009
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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:05:59 AM

I just cant lay a piece of paper without ink.

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PeaNut 128,766
February 2004
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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:11:39 AM
I like the lightly ink the edges of mine...


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October 2006
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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:23:36 AM

I am an inker. I ink everything!!!

But around May or so of 2012, inking my PL got to be a PITA. I did it for the whole year, cuz it would bug me if it wasn't consistent. But I'm intentionally not inking this year.


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PeaNut 108,542
September 2003
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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:40:10 AM
It's never even crossed my mind to ink my PL cards. I don't corner round my photos because it takes too much time. I want PL to stay simple.


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PeaNut 554,654
May 2012
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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:41:42 AM
I don't ink edges in PL, but I use my stamps much more than in other projects!


PeaNut 327,283
July 2007
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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:49:30 AM
I ink my PL cards but not my pics. I also round corners. I am also two weeks behind this year...Gee, I wonder why...



PeaNut 563,248
August 2012
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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:49:32 AM
I ink! It never occured to me not to, I ink almost everything when I scrapbook and PL is considered scrapbooking (I know this 'cause I posted the question). It only takes a few seconds per sheet, one swipe per side.

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October 2004
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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:01:18 AM
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Depends on what I'm going for on that card/page. And I often ink elements or layers. But then I don't consider PL to be something quick to get done either. I just consider it another medium. I've never really thought that inking was anything that was slowing me down. It is another tool that I use.


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PeaNut 422,247
May 2009
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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:15:30 AM
i dont

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PeaNut 324,465
June 2007
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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:49:34 AM
I don't, I never thought about it. I a the clean look for my PL.


PeaNut 332,325
August 2007
Posts: 902
Layouts: 15
Loc: Central California

Posted: 2/7/2013 10:39:30 AM
Thanks for all the awesome responses! I knew you ladies would have some insight. I'm new to Project Life, and still trying to figure out the style I want to use. I guess that can change. I don't round corners, but un-inked edges look plain to me. Maybe I'll try it for awhile, and stop if it's too time consuming. Thanks again!
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