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Scrapbook Room Tour

Welcome to my scrapbooking workshop! I’m so excited to finally be sharing photos.

Come on upstairs!

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My scrapbook workshop is a bonus room above our garage. My darling husband insisted that he needed a huge garage, so I ended up with an amazing space!

Before we head in you might want to take a peek at my gallery wall. You can read more about it HERE.scrapbook room gallery wallOk… come on in!

scrapbook room door

Inside you’ll find tools:

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A Big Shot with plenty of embossing folders and some dies, a typewriter, and a laminator.

scrapbook room tool station 1An scoring board, an envelope punch board, a sewing machine.

scrapbook room tool station 2A printer and a Cricut machine with some cartridges.

scrapbook room tool station 3You’ll also find stamp storage. Want to learn my secrets to organizing stamps and always being able to find them when you want them? Check out this blog post about STAMP ORGANIZATION.

stamp organization image 1There’s storage for coloured cardstock.

scrapbook room coloured cardstockWhen you get hungry you can grab a snack in the kitchen.

scrapbook room kitchenAnd if nature calls there’s an adorable pink bathroom!

scrapbook room bathroomThere’s a few more areas  I’ll be sharing soon, so if you check back I’ll have more photos up!


Want a peek inside the cupboards and drawers? Check out these posts! (Click the photos!)

4 Easy Steps to Organize Punches

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How to Organize Ribbon

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Thanks for taking a peek! If you have any questions I’m happy to answer them!

Let your creativity shine!


Alice Digital Signature 2013


How to Organize Stamps

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(and actually find them when you need them!)

If you are into stamping I’m going to guess that you have a ‘few’ stamp sets!

Once you have a collection of stamps it becomes harder and harder to remember what you have, and then to find it when you need it.

I have a great system for organizing stamps. Most of the stamps I own are from Close to My Heart*, however the same methods work for all kinds of stamps.

You need storage for the following items:

  • stamp sets: acrylic, wooden block, different sizes, etc.
  • ink pads: dye ink, pigment ink, distress ink, Staz On, etc.
  • sponge daubers
  • acrylic blocks
  • stamp cleaner and scrubber

Here’s a peek at my main stamp storage area. (Please remember, I’ve been scrapbooking for years and I am also a consultant… my supply area is large, but the same ideas work for smaller areas too!)

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You’ll need a place to store your acrylic blocks. Keep it simple and find a container that ensures they are easy to access.

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Ink pads need to be organized also. Sort them by types of ink as you need different kinds of ink for different projects.

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Organizing your sponge daubers will allow you to reuse them rather than disposing them. You’ll always have the right colour available.

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Find a storage container for your stamp sets. Take notice of the coloured dot on the outside of the box… this is important!

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Each of the stamp sets contained inside the box have a matching colour of dot on them. This makes it easy to put your stamp sets away.

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But… what about finding the sets you are looking for? Create yourself a STAMP INDEX!

How to create a stamp index:

You’ll need:

  • a binder
  • coloured dots – you can purchase coloured dot stickers for this, or make your own ;)
  • tabs for the binder
  • photocopies of each stamp set

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Take a photocopy of each stamp set. Add a coloured dot to the page to indicate which storage box you can find this stamp set in.

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Organize the photocopied sheets by categories. Use categories that make sense to you.

Here’s a list of the tabs in my stamp index:

  • alphabets
  • word puzzles
  • frames
  • words
  • numbers and symbols
  • boys
  • girls
  • babies
  • flourishes
  • travel
  • Christmas
  • holidays
  • nature
  • floral
  • backgrounds and borders

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Using your stamp index you’ll be easily able to find stamp sets you are looking for!

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Now you can organize your stamps and find them when you need them!

What else would you like to organize?



What to Pack to a Crop

A Gallery Display Wall

Do you have any scrapbooking questions? Leave a comment, I respond to comments as quickly as possible!

Let your creativity shine!


Alice Digital Signature 2013






* I am an Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart in Canada. Links will take you to my shopping page. If you are looking for a consultant in the United States visit my friend Kristie HERE.


Halloween Memories

If you are like me you might not have scrapbooked your own childhood Halloween memories.

Why not?

There’s a few stumbling blocks. Poor photos, or lack of photos might frustrate you. Luckily I have some ideas that will coax your Halloween memories out of your mind and onto the layout!

3 Tips for Scrapbooking Your Halloween Memories

1. Use whatever photos you may have.

They might not be amazing, but at least you have them. And besides, a photo is worth a thousand words, right? ;)

If you don’t have a photo…

  • Use images of similar costumes.
  • Find embellishments that show the type of costumes you wore.
  • If your children have worn similar costumes show photos of them and talk about you wore the same thing.
  • Use a photo of Halloween decorations. It doesn’t have to be an old photo, you are just creating the setting!

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2. Share memories of your costume.

  • What did you wear?
  • Who planned your costume?
  • Who made the costume?
  • What was your favourite costume?

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3. Share memories of trick or treating or parties.

  • What did you love about it?
  • What types of candy did you receive?
  • What were your favourites, or the things you didn’t like?
  • What kinds of activities did you do every year?
  • Do you continue those traditions now?

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Don’t forget! By sharing your story you are sharing a piece of yourself. I encourage you to share your Halloween stories today!

Make it Monday Pink CircleMake it Monday

Are you ready for more Halloween scrapbooking tips and inspiration? Join the Make it Monday blog circle! If you’ve joined us already you’ll have arrived from Photos Kept Alive where Karen shows how she does a digi-paper tear for her Halloween Costume layout.

For your next stop check out Connie’s easy sugar skull gift tag, perfect for sweet and spooky Halloween gift! Clicky Chick Creates


Related Halloween Themed Posts:

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Creative Title Lettering Technique

Make creative scrapbook titles using heat embossing and more! Lots of good ideas!

Easy to Make Paper Pumpkin Decoration

Easy to make paper pumpkin decoration. You won't believe how simple it is!

It’s time to go and be creative!

Let your creativity shine!


Alice Digital Signature 2013


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How to Organize Ribbon

How to Organize Ribbon small imageRibbon can quickly become overwhelming in your scrapbooking space. There are so many beautiful options and colours!

Before you know it you have a nightmare of tangled ribbon to try and sort out. Yikes!

Don’t worry. I have a simple way to organize ribbon.

Follow my tricks and you can get your ribbon under control too. Don’t miss my secret to maintaining it!

Let’s take a peek at the ribbon storage in my scrapbook room. I’ll share some of the best tips that really work to help me keep my ribbon stash under control.

Sort it

Rolls, packages, and loose ribbon. You need a plan to deal with all of it.

As you sort it ditch anything you know you will not use. Your tastes will change over time so don’t feel that just because you used to like it that you must keep it! (If you really hate throwing it out find a good place to donate it; schools, retirement homes, play-schools, etc.)

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I use a Clip It Up Ribbon Organizer (from Simply Renee) to hold most of my spools of ribbon. I decided I didn’t like the look of ribbons hanging all over the place, so I don’t hang ribbon out of it. Want something similar? I’ve heard that a piece of plastic eavestrough works for this too!

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I sort the ribbon by rainbow colour inside the organizer so it is easy to see my options when I’m creating.

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I like that it stores a lot of rolls and I can easily grab a roll and take it to my table.

Contain it

Assign a home to each ribbon. Use containers. Don’t just dump everything into a drawer! Go through your old Tupperware, shoeboxes or baskets to keep things from getting tangled and rolling around inside a drawer when you pull out ribbon to use.

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One Tupperware container holds packages of ribbon. They are stacked on the side so it’s easy to peek at what’s in the package and find the perfect ribbon.

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This ribbon storage box is the perfect way to sort and store the shorter lengths of ribbons and leftovers from a roll. You wrap the length of ribbon around a small piece of cardstock and then sort them by colour or type. I’ve seen these types of boxes in Walmart and dollar stores.

Maintain it

Now that all of your ribbon has a home you need to maintain the system. Take the time to put things away after you use them. When you purchase new items fit them into your system. This regular maintenance makes all of the difference!

Here’s my secret to maintaining this system! Think I’m perfect, and that my ribbon section always looks this wonderful? I wish! The photo of the messy ribbon is from my own stash. I keep a container where I stash the ribbons that have not yet been incorporated into my system. This is where the pieces I pick up from my shopping trips end up before I finally sort them out. Yes… it’s been a while, so I’m getting on it! ;)

So, are you ready to go and organize the ribbon in your scrapbooking space? I’d love to hear if these ideas work for you, or if you’ve found something even better!

If you have punches that could use some organization check out this blog post:  4 Easy Steps to Organize Punches

Let your creativity shine!


Alice Digital Signature 2013




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Scrapbooking X-Rays and Broken Bones


Sometimes in life there’s a few bumps and scrapes along the way. And sometimes it’s even worse… something breaks. (No, I’m not only talking about broken bones… life has many bad breaks.)

Bad Day Scrapbooking: Because life is REAL not PerfectWhen bad things happen you can still share the stories in your scrapbooks. Read more about scrapbooking the less than perfect moments here: Bad Day Scrapbooking.

My son broke two toes recently. Although this definitely won’t be a happy memory I felt that it was still an important story that needed to be shared.

But here’s the problem…

How do you embellish a story that is not positive and happy? I can’t use bright, happy colours. There’s not many choices in stickers, die cuts or other embellishments.

Here’s how I approached scrapbooking x-rays and broken bones.

Use Your Theme:

The x-ray inspired my page design. By using the black and white colours of the x-ray it helped to convey the theme of the page.

Think about how the topic you are scrapbooking can be used to add to your page design.

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Simple Details:

One way to embellish your layout, and to keep it simple, is to add details to your photo using apps. On this photo of the x-ray I used the “A Beautiful Mess” app to add the arrows and words before I printed the photo.

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Sneaky details:

Get creative with the details on your layout. Take a closer look at the title on this layout. Instead of adding regular letters I ‘broke’ the letters.

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As it turns out, broken bones can lead to creative scrapbooking. ;)


Make it Monday Pink CircleMake it Monday

You may have arrived at this post from Digital Scrapbooking HQ  where Melissa was showed how a super cute baby and his teddies = a super cute and super fast page.

Your next stop on the Make it Monday blog circle is to Alison Day Designs where Alison gives an inside look at her Disney album. Layouts to Memory Books Part II.

Now it’s your turn!

Have you scrapbooked an x-ray, broken bone, or another one of life’s bad breaks? How did you approach your topic? Share your ideas in the comments or over on the Scrapbook Wonderland Facebook page!

Let your creativity shine!


Alice Digital Signature 2013