Tutorial – How to Make a Quilled Carrot

Quilled Carrot tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

I’ve been working on a scrapbook page of pictures from a friends baby shower. The event had a garden theme featuring bunnies, so I decided to make a carrot embellishment for the page, using a quilling comb. Watch how I did it in this tutorial!

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Book Review – The Art of Paper Flowers

The Art of Paper Flowers - Book Review on StitchesNScraps.com

When “The Art of Paper Flowers” by Bobby Pearce first landed on my doorstep, I was very intimidated. The big, beautiful flowers pictured all seemed impossibly complex. I love the page layout and design aspect of scrapbooking, but actually shaping paper is not one of my strengths. I’ve tried quilling, origami, and similar crafts with mixed success. I decided before I could review this book fairly, I would need to actually try to make one of the flowers.

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A very last minute change of plans

my binder for the Knit and Crochet Show

Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I’m heading out to San Diego for the Knit and Crochet show. I can’t believe it’s finally here! I’ve been looking forward to this for months. As you may remember, I had made this overly complicated but totally “me” binder to put all my important info in. I had filled it with receipts and information … Continue reading →

Maybe just a little overboard

my binder for the Knit and Crochet Show

A friend of mine suggested that I put together a binder for my upcoming trip to the Knit and Crochet Show this year. She showed me one of her old ones, which had travel and hotel details, registration confirmations, class information, etc. – basically everything she would need to organize her trip. I thought this was a brilliant idea and … Continue reading →

Sick and tired

an accident

I’ve been lucky for a while now – I think it’s been almost a year since I’ve been really sick. Unfortunately, my luck just ran out. My hubby and I have been hit hard over the last few days with that typical nasty winter ickyness that tends to go around. I was hoping to get so much more done this last week, … Continue reading →

Using up scraps

Using up scraps

If you’re like me, you have a hard time throwing away all the little leftover bits and pieces when scrapbooking. I have a big bin where I put all the odds and ends that I’m sure I’ll someday find a use for. Recently, that bin has been getting a little too full, so I’m making a conscious effort to use … Continue reading →

Designing pages with photo placeholders

Page layout using placeholders

Have you ever printed out photos for a page, only to realize later that you would have preferred to have the photos in a different size? I used to do that all the time! More than once, halfway through designing a page layout, I would throw away and reprint all the photos. It was a real waste of time, paper, and ink! Then one … Continue reading →