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


 
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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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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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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!!


 
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A gift cert to sb.com!!


 
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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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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!


 
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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.


 
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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



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


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


 
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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.


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


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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!


 
Seamaiden
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Thanks so much ladies. A lot of great ideas. I love the idea of the collections, but before I get her anything I want to bring her to the lss and get a feel for what she likes! I am inspired my supplies I love, even if I am not sure how to use them. So right now I am going to stick to the basics everyone needs.


Edited by Seamaiden on 08-10-11 04:41 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I'm actually trying to get my mom into scrapping as well, she has told me I have interest in it. Because she loves gardening and is constantly taking pictures of all her flowers and hummingbirds and butterflies, I bought her some nice pp that was floral, matching Stickles, some Prima e.line flowers and a little organizer to put her pp in.


 
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more feedback...
avoid the LSS
It will overwhelm the begginer and give them "sticker shock". Sticker stock meaning... they will get a VERY inflated view on how much the hobby costs.

Keep it simple.

It's more important to spend time scrapping with the beginner than it is to show them fancy pattern paper.
The experience of helping them make a card (even if it's just white paper and parts from recycled cards) is a trillion billion million times more important than a shopping experience. It's about making cards & pages...not collecting tools & supplies.

getting off my soapbox


 
Seamaiden
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Ashley, got my mom some simple water/summer paper to go with the pictures she took of my son in our backyard kiddie pool.

Gelidy, I agree. We have a scrapbook weekend planned at her house where I will bring the basic supplies and a limited number of my supplies. This way she can get comfy with the craft. Then the next time she visits me we can go to lls.


 
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Just words of advice from me cuz it seems all supplies have been covered. Start slow with just the basics and maybe a few extra goodies...and then just buy what you need for a project or layout or theme....til you know what your style is and if you even want to continue with this hobby.
I went crazy at first and wish I hadn't done so.
To me basics are trimmer, scissors, pens, adhesive, stack of colored plain cardstock and black and white, an album, and some patterned pps with embellies to go with them.
Then slowly add new techniques..sewing or chalking or distressing or misting, trying each one first before running out to buy every little gadget and machine and new thing before you even know if you like it. Wish I'd done THAT.



 
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