Username Post: Neat & Classy?! >.<        (Topic#1542333)
Ninerkins
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I didn't know where to put this really, because the "other crafts" section doesn't include anything close to what I'm making. But its still scrapbook style. o.<

I've been asked to make a journal for my friend's wife. This is really hard to do since I don't know her and what she really likes. I've been trolling her facebook to figure it out, but I can't! He told me "Maybe just something that looks neat & classy. I'd say no ribbons or frilly stuff though. Thanks a lot for making it, her birthday is September 29th so it'd be cool if I could give it to her then but don't rush to get it done by then, I'm getting her another gift too."

...I haven't even STARTED on it yet because I don't even know what would be considered "neat & classy"
Does anyone have any suggestions? =[


 
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oh boy, hum,,,,can you find out what her fav coor is from your friend?? That might help you,,,,


 
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oh, and try the gallery and plug in ALTERED JOURNALS....that might help too!


 
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Neat and classy to me means things like maybe, pinstripes, neutral colors, clean lines...I dunno. LOL!

This is hard! I agree with Holly...find out her favorite colors if you can. If you have access to her facebook ask one of her closer friends.


 
CommaHolly
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I think these two stacks are neat and classy,,,,



 
Ninerkins
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I'm considering going with black and white. Its hard to go wrong with black and white...
Ooh, and maybe with silver brads!


 
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I have both of those and I would go with the luxury stack, all the paper is shimmery and subtle. I like the linen stack but not as much.


 
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Black, white and gray -- with touches of color? Finding out her favorite color would help, but otherwise you could just go with neutrals and a clean and simple scrapping style. They've got plenty of examples in the Gallery, if you search under Clean and Simple.


 
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When I hear neat and classy I think of blacks, whites and grays, paisley and stripes, ribbons-not necessarily bows-and perhaps a monogram in favorite colors.


 
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Start the bones of the book, that can be difficult for a non scrapper to figure out what things to scrap......

start each page then by making an obvious place for pics....add a title, and make a spot for jouranling but do it dif. on each page then in the plastic add a sanwitch bag of embellies to match the LO so that she could finish and feel like she did some of it.......Maybe you could fully do a page or two to give her an idea.


 
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Try searching Clean & Simple or Classic

Or do a word search for Elegant or Linear

Clean & Simple Style

Go into the gallery tab, choose layouts, then Styles, then clean & simple or classic.

I like black white silver and purples


Edited by Just G on 09-07-10 11:19 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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If it were me I'd like to maybe see some pictures of her, to get an idea of how she dresses. That seems like it would give you a good idea of what *she* considers classy, since it can mean different things to different people.


 
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That's a great idea - to see how she dresses. "Neat and classy" sounds vaguely preppy to me - you know, pressed khakis, tailored white shirt with a sweater or cardigan thrown around the shoulders and a string of pearls.

Lisa


 
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  • Ninerkins Said:
I didn't know where to put this really, because the "other crafts" section doesn't include anything close to what I'm making. But its still scrapbook style. o.<

I've been asked to make a journal for my friend's wife. This is really hard to do since I don't know her and what she really likes. I've been trolling her facebook to figure it out, but I can't! He told me "Maybe just something that looks neat & classy. I'd say no ribbons or frilly stuff though. Thanks a lot for making it, her birthday is September 29th so it'd be cool if I could give it to her then but don't rush to get it done by then, I'm getting her another gift too."

...I haven't even STARTED on it yet because I don't even know what would be considered "neat & classy"
Does anyone have any suggestions? =[



I just did a craft show a couple weeks ago. Here are a couple of the altered journals I did. Maybe they'll give you a little inspiration.



Edited by cat_woman on 09-07-10 02:29 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • Obi on 09-07-10 03:40 PM
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  • Ninerkins Said:
I didn't know where to put this really, because the "other crafts" section doesn't include anything close to what I'm making. But its still scrapbook style. o.<

I've been asked to make a journal for my friend's wife. This is really hard to do since I don't know her and what she really likes. I've been trolling her facebook to figure it out, but I can't! He told me "Maybe just something that looks neat & classy. I'd say no ribbons or frilly stuff though. Thanks a lot for making it, her birthday is September 29th so it'd be cool if I could give it to her then but don't rush to get it done by then, I'm getting her another gift too."

...I haven't even STARTED on it yet because I don't even know what would be considered "neat & classy"
Does anyone have any suggestions? =[


I think language is very important. In Kiwi neat and classy means

Neat = fun and bold.

Classy = Kitche and looking something slightly like a boudoir.

So if somebody asks me for neat and classy I pull out the Hawaiian prints, bright oranges and bling.

And I haven't been wrong yet.



 
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