Scrapbook Q&A

Thought I would answer some questions that were asked about my Studio Calico layouts.

keri said…

so cute. as always. love all the colors. and the tidbits. you've really helped teach me how to make use of all my scrap pieces. i was just wondering about the heart pieces you used on the "us" layout. the tape piece (at least i think it's tape) and the heart keylock. i can't seem to find them as part of any SC kit. then again, maybe i'm not looking hard enough.

The heart keylock is a new Martha Stewart punch that I just got! It punches out a little key too! So cute! The strip of hearts in the middle of the page is a piece that I cut from one of the papers in the kit. It's on the back of one of the papers so that's why you couldn't find it. It is in the Add On Patterned Paper kit (still available here). It is the back of the My Mind's Eye be loved Sweet Hearts paper. 

LindaC said…

love, love, love these layouts and would LOVE some info about the dotted line journaling stamp. Your work is fab and i am a big fan!

The dotted line journaling stamp was in the Scones add on kit which is sold out unfortunately. But there is a similar one right here that I also love!

micheller said…

It's beginning to annoy me that your misting always looks so great and mine just looks like I let my two year old loose with paint. 🙂 Is there a secret to it that I'm not getting? Really, your layouts look fab!

When I started reading this comment I got a little scared…. wondering how I annoyed you! 🙂 But then I felt better after reading the whole comment! haha! You are sweet! I think the key is to go easy with it and spray it lightly from further away. I always start light and then add more if I want it darker. I also typically spray it on an angle rather than straight on. Hope that helps!

Let me know if you have any other questions! And just because posts are boring without a photo I will share a couple more of Emily from her Christmas dress shoot!

 Have a great day!

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    February 11, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Thank you for this very informative article of yours. You have explained everything well. I appreciate that you shared this to us.

  • Amber Zimmerman
    February 11, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Thank you for sharing this! You are one of my fave scrapbook artists and I love to know the little details like this. Especially the misting. . .I too feel like it is hard to do it without it looking a wreck! I have problems with the paper warping. Love that little heart/key punch. It looks like I’ll be making a trip to Michael’s crafts today. 😉

  • keri
    February 11, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    thank you for answering my post. i CANNOT believe those are pictures of emily jane. i still flip through my older CK issues and can’t believe that’s the same little baby girl. then again, i can’t believe my own little one will be start PRESCHOOL late next month!! thank you again for all the inspiration.

  • Efrat Kashat
    February 12, 2010 at 5:02 am

    I love your layouts, Maggie! They are so inspiring and make me want to run to my craft-space and start creating! Is there any chance you will show us how you create a layout, step by step? I’d LOVE to know what your work process is and what’s going on in your head while you are scrapbooking!
    Thank you SO much for the inspiration!

  • micheller
    February 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks for the help with the misting. I just got my silver spray in (reading your blog really does cost me a fortune!)and I’m going to try to get some misting time in this weekend. I’m def. starting with scrap sheets, though!

  • Alix Hart
    February 22, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I left a comment on the actions section of your blog, but wasn’t sure if you’d receive it. I just purchased one of your action sets and was so excited to see actions for PSE that I failed to notice that they are for the MAC. I have a PC and also didn’t even get the download email. Sorry for the inconvenience and the stupid purchase, but please let me know what I should do.
    Thanks-Alix Hart

  • Art Courses
    February 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts to us, and thanks also for letting us know your answers.. It’s so nice to hear it from you..

  • Jessica Woodford
    February 26, 2010 at 5:42 am

    I love your layouts…so inspiring 🙂 Where are the tapes? from the first layout from? I simply LOVE them!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Melissa
    March 7, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    How do you prevent the paper from curling when you use the mists? I generally spray a little at a time but find my papers warp…how do you keep from doing that?

  • Maggie Holmes
    March 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Re: TypePad: [MAGGIE HOLMES Photography and Scrapbooking Blog] Melissa submitted a comment on Scrapbook QA
    Hi Melissa! It does usually warp the paper a little bit. I just try to flatten it out while it is drying. I also have found that if you spray lightly it will warp less.

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