Notes from a Craft Studio

Do you scrapbook yourself?

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Is that an odd question?  What I mean is....when your family and friends look at your albums, are you part of them?  Do you write about you as much as you write about your family?Its something I'm sad to say I've neglected, partly because of time, and partly because, well, I'm always BEHIND the camera rather than in the photograph.I'd like to throw you out a challenge, to put a little bit of you on the page.  To help you, I'll blog some questions each month to get you thinking, and to make into a page or two (photos would...

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behind the scenes.....how do I choose?

Posted by Linda Gransby on

One of the pleasures of running a craft business is being able to choose what you want to sell in your shop, its like being a little child in the biggest sweet shop you’ve ever seen, and its easy to get seduced by all the goodies available! I don’t have a scientific formula for choosing which items to order, but I’ll never order something that I wouldn’t use myself….. I’ll also think about how much use a crafter would get out of a product, generic punches (squares, circles, flowers) for instances, are much better than themed. I look for the...

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Save time with these simple rules for organising digital photos

Posted by Linda Gransby on

Now is a great time to think about creating some new, simple time saving routines to make your photo taking and scrapbooking life easy!Heres some suggestions to start you off..... 1. Edit and cull your photos regularly.  For normal day to day life, I review what I've captured once a week.  If I'm on a travel trip I review and delete at the end of each day. This saves me so much time wading through months and months of photos when I|'m looking for images to print for my scrapbooks, and saves my sanity too!You're looking to immediately delete blurred...

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Why I make albums.....

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I inherited a beautiful victorian album from my grandparents...  Its not leather bound and it hasn't got parchment pages, beautiful hand painted designs, or a real gold clasp. If i were to take it to the Antiques roadshow the experts would have seen one like it a hundred times. Between its pages are the photos of my family looking out at me.  Men and women posing stiffly for photos (you had to keep still for ages back in the day) families in their Sunday best, self concious young men in uniform and girls sitting with their hand on a bible......

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My favourite creations...

Posted by Linda Gransby on

I’ve been crafting since I was a little girl, so I have plenty to choose from…  My favourite is usually my latest project, but I guess I love my family albums the best, and the family love them too.  We while away many a happy hour looking through memories and photos of past trips and activities! What are your favourite albums?

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