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Username Post: Suggestions for a Beginner        (Topic#1562527)
Seamaiden
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Good Morning Ladies:

So my mom has just become semi-retired. Hey for her!! I have been sbing fro 10 plus years. So when my mom mentioned she would like to start I decided I would help her out with some starter supplies. We live several hours away, so she can not borrow mine.

I have purchased her a 12x12 paper cutter, glue dots, and cutter bee scissors.

I was thinking she would need a wet glue, a glue runner, and some gel pens to start.

What else would recommend to help, but not overwhelm a friend?

Also, I told her to come to the gallery/store and take a look around to see what types of papers speak to her so she can develop her own style. I do not want to overwhelm her with product or technique.....

What do you think?





 
gluemore girl
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In response to Seamaiden

Maybe some mat stacks and black letter stickers? I also love my ruled paper from CM to cut my journaling boxes from. A nice black zig (or other) journaling pen.


 
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In response to gluemore girl

MAYBE SOME MARKERS,GEL PENS AND LETTER STICKERS.DEFINETLY CARD STOCK& PATTERNED PAPER.


 
binkiemonstermom
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In response to SHARON ELISE

Paper!!! Stacks are a great way to get started! Maybe some embellishments- flowers or swirls! Maybe a pretty border punch!


 
Seamaiden
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In response to SHARON ELISE

I am hesitant to purchase PP or CS for her since I am not sure what styles or colors she will like. I might go to my LLS and get a few PP or different styles and coordinating CS for her to experiment with.


 
debby_westbrook
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In response to Seamaiden

How about one of those idea books on creating lo's to go with the items you have purchased for her.....


 
Gelidy Gelato
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In response to Seamaiden

Photos, photos and more photos.

And a round corner punch.


 
simplycrafty
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In response to Gelidy Gelato

INK I love to ink around paper!!


 
meezerpleaser
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In response to simplycrafty

A gift cert to sb.com!!


 
Luvmyfam
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In response to meezerpleaser

Do you know what she will be scrapping first? Maybe a DCWV stack that would go with the photos/theme she would like to scrap. I know you said that you were hesitant with the pp and cs, but she'll need to start somewhere. I found that choosing my first cardstock and pp was the most overwhelming of choices when I first started.


 
Seamaiden
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In response to meezerpleaser

Debby....GREAT IDEA~!

Gelidy, def on the punch. She has literally 1,000 pics of my son she want to do!!! But I am visiting her parents in a week and will collect some of her childhood from my grandparents too. Thanks.

Simplycrafty, I think a few basic colors from TH is a good idea.

Lucinda!!!!! ROLF. She lives in NH and is luck to have several lss. But a GC to somewhere is a great idea.

Thanks ladies!


 
Sneezy1956
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In response to Seamaiden

I would go with basics like black and white letter stickers that will work for everything a good black and brown ink pen I prefer the copic refillable Multi liners.

Maybe a tape runner of some type, some type of wet glue, vintage photo tim Holtz ink for the edges of her pages and a tote bag to hold everything.


Edited by Sneezy1956 on 08-07-11 11:43 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Mix-on the Memories
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This is the list that I have for my students for the Scrapbook Design & You Class

Pattern Paper & Cardstock for all classes

Week 1 - Scrapbook Basics
Supplies To Bring
Notebook
Pencil/Pen

Week 2 - Building Blocks of Design
Tools To Bring - MSRP
 Cutterpede® Personal Trimmer $25.49
 Honeybee® Scissors $11.99
 ZIG® Millennium Markers $9.99
 HERMA® Vario Tab Dispenser $12.99
 ZIG® 2-Way Glue Squeeze & Roll $3.19
 Adhesive Remover $1.99
 Rainbow Color Selector (pocket size) $5.99

Week 3 - The Power of the Pen
Tools To Bring - MSRP
 ZIG® Writer Markers $11.99
 ZIG® Calligraphy Markers $11.99

Week 4 - The Final Touch
Tools To Bring - MSRP
 TweezerBee® Tweezers $7.99
 EK Powder Tool $4.99
 3D-Dots® Foam Adhesive $1.99
 Paper Shapers® Punches varies
 EK Punches varies



 
papermouse
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In response to Sneezy1956

Maybe buy her an "intro to scrapping" class at one of her lss?


 
Mama2Thomas
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In response to papermouse

Pagemaps, Pagemaps 2, or both I would have loved to have one of these books when I first started.


 
jaxxan
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In response to Mama2Thomas

If she is going to do pics of your son maybe giver a collection kit from one of the popular manufacturers who have a kid collection. Echo Park, Basic Grey or Bo Bunny all come to mind right now.
This way she can get the feel of matching patterned paper, matting and embellishments. Being able to do that as a beginner may take off the edge of that overwhelming feeling and give a sense of success off the bat.

When I started nothing was sold as collections and boy that would have been nice to have!

I am sure you will steer in the right direction that is comfortable for her.


Edited by jaxxan on 08-09-11 08:54 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
s_healy1110
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I agree with the collection packs. Sometimes it can be overwhelming when you first look at the rows and rows of pattern paper. And collection packs will give her matching embellishments that will make things less stressful.


 
Henri Jean
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I'm with Lucinda! I like the gift certificate idea. No two scrappers like the same things.

To me looking at the pens and supplies in the local stores and on line is part of the fun - picking my very favorite things. I've always loved picking out patterned papers. I've never cared for packs or collections because I like to hand pick everything. That is just part of the fun for me.

Everyone is different. Sounds like maybe you can should take a weekend to go see her and take her shopping! Is she close enough for that?



 
Bev1
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  • Bev1 on 08-10-11 04:08 PM
In response to Henri Jean

See through ruler,un-du,Herma Photo tabs.


Edited by Bev1 on 08-10-11 04:15 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Bev1
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  • Bev1 on 08-10-11 04:16 PM
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Have listed a couple suggestions and referenced from the superstore,goodluck!


 
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