hello. off to a family reunion in McCall Idaho tomorrow morning, so I thought I get a post in if possible — we’ll see if inbetween the prepping and packing I can pull it off. I’ve had some good email questions as of late, so I’m going to answer them here. In fact, I’m going to post-date some of the answers, so that you’re not overwhelmed!
Q: I’m pretty sure I saw pictures of your studio somewhere, especially your color organized embellies. I cannot remember where. [from Koren]
A: I did post a few pics here back in November, but to date the best peek is featured in the CliqueTV videos that I believe are still available at mycliquetv.com (yep, I just checked.) You’ll see much more of my studio in The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker, by Wendy Smedley and Aby Garvey
which is now available for pre-order here. I’m extremely excited about this book — it is sooo much more than a bunch of cute ways to store stuff. It is a workbook and process-based guide to setting up a customized space that will facilitate productivity. Naturally, you’ll see the creative spaces of Wendy and Aby, but you’ll also learn from Renee Pearson, Kellie Crowe and Beth Proudfoot — who, btw also organizes by color (read her Studio Blog posts back in February for more info)
For Koren and others considering a switch, I say "go for it." You’ll hate me for a day or two and then the light will go on and you’ll begin to catch the vision. I can definitely do some more sharing when Wendy’s book is officially out!
Q: Will you be at CHA? [from several people]
A: I won’t be in Chicago this summer. BUT … several of the SS team members will be there. Here’s a run down of what’s going on, when:
Friday, July 20 11AM-1 PM
Question and Answer with Renee Pearson, Associate Editor of Digital Scrapbooking
Come see Renee’s new book and ask her anything and everything about
digital scrapbooking. Enter your name for a free, signed copy of the book—a
new name will be chosen each half hour.
Saturday, July 21 1-3 PM
Meet Rebecca Cooper, author of Real. Life. Scrapbooking from Simple Scrapbooks
See the fun, can-do approach Rebecca brings to scrapbooking with her new book. You’ll receive
a kit to make a quick display for your store as well as some yummy treats to keep your blood sugar up.
Sunday, July 22 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
Get to Know the Simple Scrapbooks editorial team as well as Aby Garvey and Wendy Smedley,
authors of The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker from Simple Scrapbooks
Meet the editors behind the scenes of Simple Scrapbooks magazine up close and personal. And see the secrets to finding your own approach to organizing your scrapbook supplies and space with a sneak peek of Aby and Wendy’s new book!
Sunday, July 22 12:30-2
Meet the editors of Digital Scrapbooking magazine
All of your favorite digi editors—April Anderton, Molly Newman, Renee Pearson, and Lynda
Angelastro—gather together to chat, take pictures, and answer your questions about digital
scrapbooking. We’ll give away copies of the magazine as well as some fun treats. Join us!
Each activity will take place at the CK Media booth (#4002)
Q: I’m going to give Big Picture Scrapbooking a try… I was recommended to the website by a customer at the Scrapbook store where I work. I couldn’t wait to to check it out.
I’m starting with your free class first… I’m going to use the same little AMM albums that you used. But, what are those little label holders on the albums? They’re metal, I think. Who makes them and if you know, where can I find them? [from Christine]
A: They are called Book Clips, and they are usually available at Scrapbook.com
and as you can see, like the mini-albums, these are also made by All My Memories. The problem is, AMM is in transition now. Advantus purchased some of their product lines, but I don’t believe they are selling the albums. Sign up for email notification at scrapbook.com and I bet if there are still being manufactured, SBC will carry them (I sure hope so!)
p.s. so glad you are giving BPS a try!
Q: I’m getting ready to move into a new home and I’d love to get some vinyl clings made for the walls of my studio and my son’s room. Where did you get the clings in your new studio? [from Jill]
A: I’ve had several people ask me this as well. My friend Ashli and her fiancee were making them for awhile and created them for me. But that was a one-time thing. I have recently looked at an Upper Case Living catalog and am thinking I may actually have a party — they’ve got some pretty cool stuff. They are like big "rub-ons" for your walls. I’ll keep you posted, if and when I do any more.
Q: Are you coming to bed? [from Geof]
A: Yep. right now.