Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Teresa Collins is IN the HOUZzzz!

Ok, keep this (OUR LITTLE SECRET)...step over, T!m Holtz, TC is in the houzzzz! That would be the one and only TERESA COLLINS:)

Seriously though, have I hung up my GRUNGE and gone GLITZ???? No way....but I've definitely decided that there's room for both TH and TC in MY houzzzz!
So, fellow bloggers...I took my FIRST class in over a year! Anyone who knows me also knows that being FRUGAL is my life...not just in scrapbookin', but all aspects...(well maybe except for the "trust fund" I have set aside to cover my grey hair when I get old and senile and can't get it done myself, lol...)

Anyway, with that being said, I thought this TERESA COLLINS class was a VERY frugal purchase. Why, you might ask???? Because she packs it with so much scrappin' stuff AND because she actually teaches some very FRUGAL and SMART techniques.

She gave us a ton of paper and die cut journaling blocks that we could use as is, or cut apart for a cool effect (frugal tip #1).

ALSO, she gave us suggestions on how to use those acrylic pieces that get trimmed off when making acrylic pages. I definitely had some "WHY didn't I THINK of THAT" moments! We used some left over acrylic strips and "hung" pictures off the edge of them (frugal tip #2)

She also gave us suggestions for printing out photos out in small sizes (above I used my photoshop program to take a few pics, closed in on my grandkids and resized each to 2x3). I laid them next to each other in a new document and printed on my home computer. The entire combined pic is the normal 4x6. I love this "kind of" PICTURE STRIPS effect! (frugal tip #3)

I also love the b/w pics...rather than being distracted by the colors in the photo, b/w PHOTOS make it easier to CONCENTRATE on the SUBJECT.

Now, I know that we've been told since the BEGINNING of scrapbook TIME to use our own HANDwriting in our journaling, but getting the added suggestions to CHANGE my STYLE and SIZE of writing throughout my journaling gave me the CONFIDENCE to try this FRUGAL is that???? (frugal tip #4)

If you can't tell, I REALLY loved this CLASS! This is definitely one of those times when my class PROJECT will NOT end up at the bottom of my "class project" BIN. I can't wait to DISPLAY this album AND start my next project USING more of the TIPS 'n TECHniques I've learned.
Feel free to visit this ENTIRE album HERE.


Lori M, FSE:)


~EssenseVibez~ said...

okay i'm like so jealous that you got to take one of TC's classes-thats on my wishlist--to take her class OR buy one of her kits--you lucky ducky---do share more secrets---i love TC's work---she's so positive and inspiring and yes, she LOVES the Lord!!!---you did a fantastik job on your book---i'm on my way to see the rest of it---great job gurlfriend!!!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Pam. You know, many of her suggestions were "why didn't I think of that" suggestions. She just has an awesome style and is sooo approachable. The photo I had taken (the 4 photos together) she did using photos of different spots in her home. I thought that was a cool idea that I want to try. She also uses alot of tags and has a great line of stamps. She also does use TH (my other love) stuff. She spray paints items that she likes but wants different finishes on...but most of all, she promotes hand journaling.

Teresa Jaye said...

Lori your TC album is just beautiful. The pictures are awesome, Jayden and Alayna are so adorable and photogenic! Glad you found time to have some fun!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Thanks for visiting, Teresa...and for your very kind comments. I agree that Alayna and Jayden are adorable, lol...but then I'm their Mema (grandmom):)

Melody said...

Hi! I am happy to see you are getting to fit in a little papercrafting time between all that studying! I so wanted to take the class but I had a conflict. Sounds like it was good one. Your samples are wonderful.