Embellishments are too hard!

Discussion in 'The Creative Community' started by Spinning, Jun 8, 2003.

  1. Spinning

    Spinning <font color=deeppink>Give me a chunk of something

    Apr 27, 2000
    As most of you know I like it simple easy not much fluff lots of color... mat my pictures, well maybe you don't but that about sums it up!
    So I decided it was time to branch out (thanks to Patty! I have to blame someone and she hosted the charm swap which I had to be in....)Any way I bought all these different red white and blue stars, little glass ones, pretty gold ones. YEs way too many for a two page lay out and of course I had to buy some fibers too....
    It took me almost 2 hours to do two pages! They did turn out nice but so nerve racking! Especially the ones I had to put a slit in my page to adhere it! Or poke prongs in!:eek:
    I will use my mom's digital later and try to up load them.
  2. SplshMtn99

    SplshMtn99 <font color=blue>She talks to me in pretty <font c

    Jun 11, 2000
    I agree. LOL

    On another board today...someone was asking how you decide what to put on a page.

    The best answer was something to the effect: it's like how you get dressed in the morning. How do you pick out your clothes, or your jewelry or makeup.

    It explains me perfectly. My closet consists of plain clothing - not much pattern. I don't wear jewelry or makeup...and I have a wash & go hairstyle.

    Hence... I feel more comfortable doing pages with plain cardstock (not patterned paper although I wish I could)....and really no embellishments. I use the plain cardstock to get creative & get the job done.
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  4. crazyforpooh

    crazyforpooh <font color=FF6600>Proud American who loves her li

    Aug 19, 1999
    the eyelets and the brads but, I did buy a couple of cute tags today. I used one the other day on a winter page and it looks pretty good but the page now ways a ton. I do like Jolees embelishments though and I also bought (but haven't used yet) memory mates. I bought these things but will probably go back to the plain old simple way.

    SplshMtn99 - I did see on DIY a great way to use patterned paper to make your pictures pop and it worked. Simply match your card stock for matting with a color in the patterned paper. It makes your pictures stand out and the background be only the background.

    I thought I was the only women on earth who was a wash and go girl. I am even letting my hair turn grey. No makeup or jewlery just simple old me.

    A scrapaholic
  5. d.kurz

    d.kurz <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/index.

    May 10, 2001
    Another wash and go girl here! Also mostly plain clothes, just a wedding band and no make up!
  6. AJA55

    AJA55 My very special Custom Title has gone away..sad.

    Jun 24, 2002
    Here’s another wash and go, gray-headed person. At least for the last 10 years. I’m thinking of changing. With me It’s a mixed bag. I have used brads. (on a whole three pages) I do journaling on the puter and hand write. I use stamps (alot), fibers, dry embossing (one whole page, LOL) and I have even used flat earrings as charms. (bought at my favorite boutique… garage sales) I haven’t bought any eyelets or paper piecing sets. I do make my some of my own junk if I want something for an accent…red peppers, playing cards, etc. But if the truth were told….most pages are simple. I hate to say that I can easily take an hour to do a page though. Love patterned paper and take my time to match up the pix on a page to the paper that I use.

    With all that rambling said………..I think you go with what you like AND are comfy in doing…. This should be most of all a fun hobby.
  7. Beanie

    Beanie ~*Snoopy Fan Forever*~

    May 15, 2000
    Spinning, I can't wait to see your pictures!! I am sure they look beautiful!! :)
  8. pattyT

    pattyT DIS Veteran

    May 29, 2002
    Oh I can't wait to see Spinning -
    and you can blame me if you want -
    but don't blame me when your credit card bills roll in and hubby starts asking questions ;)
    I am an extremist - I have a plain simple no frills page, then you turn the page and its embellishment city! LOL
    I quess it depends on the pics, my mood, and if I am going to wake anoyone up hammering holes!
  9. nicki dahling

    nicki dahling CyndiAKADisneyqueen<br><font color=deeppink> I can

    Jul 26, 2000
    Spinning I can't wait to see your pages . Those of you who have seen my pages no I like it kind of fancy. So the embellishments have been a big thing for me. Even when I don't use a lot of extras it still takes me a while to do my pages. I usually put them together and then let them sit for a few hours or even over night to be sure that is how I want them on the page before taping them down. Crazy I know, but that's the perfectionist in me. My cousin is the exact opposite of me , she slaps them down in a hurry because she wants to get to the journaling ! I'm more backed up in my journaling than I am in my pages.:o The one thing I like about scrapbooks is that each persons style of albums are different , unique, one of a kind. Makes life more interesting.

    Cyndi ( AKANickidahling )
  10. Mom2Em

    Mom2Em <font color=red>Member of the SHY DIS'ers<br><font

    May 6, 2000
    Here's another plain and simple gal!! My pages are like me... comfortable and plain...
  11. Gillian

    Gillian <marquee><font color=green>I'm the only crazy disn

    Apr 26, 2000
    Doesn't anyone around here curl their hair or wear makeup? :teeth: I'm a wash, gel & go girl myself. Need that frizz control.

    I'm new to all this embellishment stuff, so I just admire it in the store for now. I love to see all the pics here of fancy pages!
  12. rvoto

    rvoto My DH built me a scraproom with his very own hands

    May 18, 2003
    I used them in a book for my husband with the eyelets It's a secret though until fathers day(shh) They are fun If you don't want it to be to much (Which was my worry) try scanning and printing in black and white I also did alot of chalking. I would show you but I have no idea how to put photo on the net.
  13. ToDisney

    ToDisney Disney and Scrapbooking Addict!!

    Nov 22, 2002
    I love embellishments!! I think I used eyelets the most. I will NEVER cut another center from a stenciled letter again... just pop in an eyelet!! Here's one of my favorites I finished earlier this week. I've never posted a picture before, so I hope it works! (I used eyelets in the center of the letters and then Making Memories plaques.)


    This one includes flowers from the actual leis (sp?). I put an eyelet through the center of each and then threaded fiber through them.

  14. RRBB

    RRBB <font color=3333FF>I think I'm in the mood for Ton

    Oct 19, 2001
    What a great idea Diane. We have the leis from the Luau at the Poly last year, now I know how to incorporate them into my layouts. Thanks for sharing.

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