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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Not Just for Tags

(note: the original text of this article was to be posted on the blog for Felice Originals but we decided to add it here too)
Hi, I'm SherryD, a friend of Felice's and one of her CT. If you're reading this, chances are you are a tagger. You love making tags and can't resist collecting more and more of the wonderful tagger kits available. It's addictive! But, if you are only making tags with your stash of tagger kits, you are limiting yourself and not getting the most out of your investment.

I'd like to show you how you can make the most use of your kits. I'll start by making examples with a couple of Felice's recent kits so you'll have examples of the ideas I'm talking about.

First, we've just had Halloween so it's a little late to make tags to go this year. However, nothing wrong with getting a jump start on next year so here are a couple examples made with Boo Juice and Pumpkin Witch. (Be kind and bear in mind that I'm not primarily a tagger. I'm sure you will do better.) BTW I should mention that Boo Juice is full size not tagger size.










Bet you have some cute photos of the children dressed for Halloween? Don't leave them on the computer. You can create cute bragbook pages with just a little effort from most tagger kits. Set up a blank canvas of size 6" wide and 4" high. Sometimes the papers in a tagger kit will almost cover the canvas or were created at a high enough resolution you can get away with stretching them a little. At other times, you will need to layer papers. Try mirroring the same paper and you might get a good look. Or stretch one a little, maybe to cover 4" of the bragbook width, then cut a fancy side border from another background and layer it on. Print out, tie together with pretty ribbons and leave out on the coffee table for guests to look at. Here are some bragbook pages I made with Boo Juice and Pumpkin Witch and left as quickpages for you:










Another great use for tagger kits is making Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) - little pieces of art to exchange with other artists and friends. Some Halloween ATCs would be great to print out, write a message on the back and pop into school lunch bags or even your hubby's briefcase. Just a little way to say, "I love you," and make someone smile. Here are a couple examples:









These are just a couple ideas. Please check back as we present more ways to get the most from your tagger and full size kit stash.

Look for part 2 coming soon here and on Felice's blog:
http://feliceoriginal.blogspot.com/
In part two I'll be using Felice's Sweet Christmas and Christmas Past kits plus some of my own work.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Close Up of my portion of Grandmother's House collab





I got carried away making my portion so there are loads of papers and elements. See the whole kit here:

http://southerncomfortscraps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=90&products_id=1534

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sales at Southern Comfort Scraps

Don't forget SCS now has Freaky Friday Sales where you will find many items on sale for $1. All my shops: Alice's Altered Art, D'Ambrosio Scraps, and Wonderland Scraps have all items set at $1 for Friday and since Saturday 11/5 in National Scrapbook Day, prices remain at $1 until Sunday.

Also see our great November collaborative kit:


The theme is Grandmother's House and it's a nice large kit you are sure to enjoy. See it here:
http://southerncomfortscraps.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=90&products_id=1534