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Posted 3/18/2013 by mrsmartha in General Scrappin'
 

mrsmartha
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Posted: 3/18/2013 9:40:46 AM
I am truly LOVING the videos here at 2peas. I'm not normally a tutorial/video watcher, but after watching a few I'm noticing that I'm not only being inspired to create beautiful things but I'm learning all sorts of "tricks".

Like...using your hand or thumb to hold sticker letters as you pull them off the sheet before you put them on your page. And using the edge of your trimmer to hold sticky embellishments you've already pulled off the packaging but aren't quite ready to stick to your project.

Also, that the "dear lizzy" sticker pads are perforated so you can tear out the sticker with the backing still on it and move it around before you place it on your project.

I've seen that Amy Tan keeps her wood veneer in a bead organizer and it works beautifully. I also saw that once she stamps a stamp on an ink pad, she wipes off any excess ink around the image with her finger before she stamps it on her page. GENIUS!!

I am truly so thrilled to be picking up these "little" things while watching other girls scrap. It's totally unexpected and pretty awesome!!

Have any of you picked up any little hints or different ways of doing things via the videos???

Thanks 2peas for the videos and keep them coming!!!

smilefromtheheart
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Posted: 3/18/2013 10:32:55 AM
Glitter Girl. Need I say more?

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Posted: 3/18/2013 10:36:27 AM
I agree. I've picked up some tips I didn't know about. Like laying out letter stickers half on and half off a ruler, so you can get the spacing right and lay them all down at once.

mrsmartha
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Posted: 3/18/2013 11:26:15 AM
I've heard great things about Glitter Girl...I'll definitely check that out!

And, YES....I saw someone lay their letter stickers on a ruler too....great idea!!

So fun to learn new tricks. Seriously!!

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Posted: 3/18/2013 11:28:53 AM
I ditto....GLITTER GIRL, no more to be said.


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Posted: 3/18/2013 11:42:08 AM
I like Glitter Girls method of choosing embellishments for their colour initially without worrying about any text or theme. That has helped me a lot with 'over thinking'
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Posted: 3/18/2013 12:56:45 PM
Glad you are loving the videos! Makes me I'm definitely a "stick a sticker on your thumb" person and I loved that the DL stickers were perforated so you could move them around, too



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Posted: 3/18/2013 1:31:41 PM
I love looooove the videos here- I've been going way back in the archives!


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Posted: 3/18/2013 1:34:10 PM
Absolutely love all of the videos. I love getting inspired each and every day and learning all sorts of little tricks.

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Posted: 3/18/2013 1:36:31 PM
I AGREE!!! I've been writing down all the challenges I want to try. The videos are excellent! I love seeing different ways to use products and hearing different scrappers' process of creating challenges me as well. These videos are helping me become more intentional about what I include on my page.

And, just for fun, I pretend I'm making a video while I create a page like one of the Garden Girls. Can't believe I just admitted that.


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Posted: 3/18/2013 1:37:08 PM
I definitely enjoy watching process videos & picking up the little tips & tricks.

One fellow pea (mercytiara) uses waxed paper to place her alpha stickers to decide where to put her title. I thought this was genius. I've since seen someone use the outer wrap from thickers/embellishments to do the same thing. I need to start doing this, but always seem to forget when I'm actually working on a page.


Susan


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Posted: 3/18/2013 2:44:43 PM
I saw the ruler tip on a youtube video a year ago (maybe Becky Higgins or Dear Lizzy did it, don't remember), but I really love how Mercytiera does it on the wax paper. Because then she can also play with different styles of placing the letters instead of just a straight line.

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Posted: 3/18/2013 3:11:19 PM
I love looking at a page that I think is not my style - but watching the video and using the starting point to build something else completely. So far I have pretty much just watched glitter girl - her voice is soothing, her fingers perfectly manicured and she has great ideas!!

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Posted: 3/18/2013 3:11:48 PM

I also saw that once she stamps a stamp on an ink pad, she wipes off any excess ink around the image with her finger before she stamps it on her page. GENIUS!!


I keep cotton swabs with my inks and use a damp one to wipe the edges of my stamps after inking. Don't like inky fingers!

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Posted: 3/18/2013 3:12:39 PM
Love! The Videos!


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Posted: 3/18/2013 3:28:28 PM
And, just for fun, I pretend I'm making a video while I create a page like one of the Garden Girls. Can't believe I just admitted that.

I love this! I've pretended I was a cooking show while making dinner! Keep life fun!!


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Posted: 3/18/2013 4:40:22 PM
You gals are the sweetest! It's funny what things we do without even thinking about it. (I'm just glad the camera doesn't show how messy my office is during a filming week.)


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mrsmartha
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Posted: 3/18/2013 5:21:49 PM
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who gets a little silly with scrapbooking! I have definitely "pretended" in my head that I'm doing a little video....so fun!!

I love everyone's responses....

Thanks for chiming in. I really love the happiness on this thread!

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Posted: 3/18/2013 5:42:30 PM
Love this thread I often pretend I'm filming even when I'm not.. It's good practice I say. lol. Except then DH will come in my room and wonder who the heck I'm talking to!


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Posted: 3/19/2013 5:45:39 AM
I was just watching a bunch of videos the other day (on the Youtube channel through the Wii) and was thinking the same thing. Even if one of the Garden Girl's style is very different than mine, I always end up learning something - usually several somethings! I these videos. I couldn't tear myself away the other day, they were so inspiring! Thanks, ladies!



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Posted: 3/19/2013 7:26:08 AM
I never knew you could use glossy accents on sequins. That one shocked me! I have some adorable ones from Doodlebug that I've had forever and it never occurred to me to use GA.

I also now use the sticker on the thumb method and the wax paper method to do my titles. Both feel life changing...well, at least scrap changing!

Sometimes I feel like I have so many "slap my head, why didn't I think of that moments" from watching the videos. Not always about style and design (although I have learned so much about that) but just about the mechanics of scrapping.

Fun thread!


mrsmartha
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Posted: 3/19/2013 10:14:41 AM
natlhol:

You said exactly what I'be been thinking.... it's a wonderful surprise to learn about the "mechanics" of scrapbooking. There are a million videos on different techniques, but these videos....just watching these girls do their thing, is teaching me about the "mechanics" of crafting.

So. Love. It.
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