Ask the Experts: Scrapbooking Tips

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

American Crafts 12 x 12 in. 3-Ring Album Denim

Q: I have one and two page layouts, but how do I go about filling in empty spaces in the albums?

A:  When you reach a one page layout and have the next page to do, you can turn that one page into two pages by simply creating a page that pulls the theme and ideas of the first together using such things as extra embellishments and journaling cards and tags to continue the theme.

Tonic Studios Tools Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

Q: My photo on my layout looks so plain.  What can I do about that?

A:  You can use a piece of cardstock or patterned paper to mat the photo and draw attention to it or you can use a distresser on the edges to give them their own new look.

EK Pen Journaling Set Black Assorted 5pc

Q: I’ve read where things like tape and papers that are archival safe, but what about the pens that I’m using for my journaling?

A:  Yes, your pens need to be archival safe as well.  This will help prevent the journaling from fading and becoming unreadable over time.  There are many brands that are archival safe.

Quilled Creations Tools Glue Applicator Bottle Fine Tip

Q: I need small drops of glue for a lot of my projects, but often find that the tip on the bottle is still too big.  Is there anything that can help me with this?

A:  A glue bottle that has a precision tip is what you are need of for projects like this.  You can pour the glue into the bottle and use it exactly as you want.

ColorBox India Ink Pad Black

Q: I need an ink to stamp with that doesn’t bleed when I paint the image.  Is there something I can use?

A:  Stazon Inks and India Inks are made to be used for such techniques as painting, water coloring, etc.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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