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Hi everyone, As you may or may not know I am new to this site.. And I am so in love with scrapbooking, I need more idea's.. I would love to know some of your favorite techniques.. So if you wouldn't mind sharing, some old, some new and some unique techniques you uses in your layouts.. I would love to add more into my scrapbooking.. Sometimes after I have used one for a while I get bored with it and am always looking for new ones.. My fav right now is dry embossing, I love the look! Oh and I also love peek-a-boo pages too! Well I look to learning some of all your fav's!! And thanks for the all help!


 
Scrappin Kitty
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Welcome!! Looks like ya found us in 06, I bet the sight has changed since then! Hmmm my faves at the moment are distressing, stamping, and wet embossing.


 
Bev1
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  • Bev1 on 07-29-08 05:24 PM
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Love distressing & paper tearing!


 
siameseplease
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Layering and distressing. I like to ink things, too.


 
Gelidy Gelato
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deco scissors! it's all about the deco


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scraperfect
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Titles. Definitely titles. Mostly how to use my printer in cool ways. Or mix stuff up with different inking and different media. My blog is full of tips and ideas...


 
renee1
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definitly stickles on almost everthing and lately transparencies


 
gayle3131
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I really like inking and distressing the edges!

Stickles are fun and give your lo some pop.

...but circles are my fav thing to use! It might be small circles cut out with my various sized punches or big using my Ek Success circle cutter.
Circles are a great border or the small ones can fill in an empty space and they are awesome journaling spots. I quite often ink the edges of my circles.


 
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Thank you!! And yes I signed up here about two years ago, when I was just looking into scrapbooking!! Then I wasn't sure I could afford it.. So I didn't do much.. BUT NOW... I have room over flowing with items..NJ.. And I have 2 books done, and working on 5 others!! 1 for each child I have (4 boys) and one for our who family! I love it! But I am really just noticing (in the last few months) there are many, many, many things you can do and use!! I really didn't look around last time, and actually forgot about it.. And then one day my 11 year-old tried betting me that there was someone else other there with his brother (ANIKKON)name.. So I did a yahoo search and the 1st thing that came up was my profile for this site!! LOL so here I am and I do LOVE this place it seems great.. I don't know all the terms and abbreviations for everything yet, but I'll get it soon or later!
P.S I WON THE BET AND GAINED A GREAT SITE!! LOL


 
gayle3131
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...and pretty soon you'll be as addicted as myself and I think some other people here too, LOL!!!


 
terrihooper
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Chalk-- I love to chalk!!!


 
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I love chalk too!!!

Can anyone tell me what Bleach Stamping is?


 
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It is using bleach on cardstock. I have seen it used several ways but haven't dared to try it yet-- I am just not sure-- it is great for cleaning but the fumes -- good for pages??? I print my own pix and am afraid the bleach would affect the color. It is a COOL effect, though-- you ought to try it on some scraps!
I have seen bubble wrap dipped in it and pressed to the page to make a background as well as staps.


 
scrapperbee
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I love paint--foam stamps, masking, as a background, on chipboard. Yes, love paint!


 
Jean 
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  • Jean on 08-05-08 05:09 AM
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I'm starting to use more sewing on my lo's. They add some dimension.

Jean


 
annoniemous
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I used to love painting and covering chipboard (and I still do), but I think my new FAVORITE is covering chipboard with paint, then decoupage gel (mod podge), then glitter, then more decoupage gel.


 
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I'm a distresser,and I ink EVERYTHING! I love mini albums as well and I'm on a DT for acrylics so I am addicted to those now too!


 
Beth in Indiana
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Definitely chalking of late - although I'm pretty fascinated with circles - need a lot more practice thou. I love the way they seem to tie a page together. 3-d type glazing pens are fun too. I just bought a writing pen type embossing pen that actually turns writing into embossing. Looking forward to trying that on some cards soon. I have the 'embossing colored pens' but their lines are thick. Not so with my latest toy


Edited by Beth in Indiana on 08-14-08 08:23 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
dwelch
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Your favorite techniques will change through the years and you'll be able to look through your books and say, "That was during my everything-has-a-bow period", "That was during my buttons period", that was during my "chalk it" period...


 
kristen622
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Lately it's been Stickles, but I tend to use a lot of silk flowers. And I have never given up on brads.

I did go through a phase where I inked the edges of everything. I always had ink all over my fingers!


 
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