November 2010

You cannot win if you do not play

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on November 23, 2010

For a long time I’ve been a lurker online. I read blogs and shook my head, laughing at the funny things other crafters said. But I didn’t comment. I read product reviews and agreed or disagreed with the analysis. But I didn’t drop the reviewer a line about my opinion. I learned about scrapbook and […]

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Sketchy at best

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on November 20, 2010

So I was puttering around the Web this morning when I remembered to go to the PageMaps blog to check whether a winner had been announced for the contest I entered. What a huge rush to see my layout when the page loaded! I was chosen as one of two winners! Thanks to Becky Fleck […]


Scrapbook PageMaps 2 sketch contest

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on November 14, 2010

I love, love, love to scrapbook using sketches. I visit sketch sites online for ideas. I sketch my own ideas and follow them. And I use every nice book of sketches that I can get my hands on. So, of course, I love Becky Fleck’s PageMaps sketches. She puts out new sketches on at […]


I’m a new Scrapbook Trends subscriber

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on November 12, 2010

I recently became a fan of Scrapbook Trends magazine’s FaceBook page, and I entered a contest they held called “I’m Grateful.” They posted three layouts about gratitude from their November issue and asked fans to contribute layouts inspired by one of them. Although my layout isn’t about gratitude, I was inspired by the structure of […]

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Stash strategy

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on November 5, 2010

I have realized that most of the time when I buy new scrapbook supplies I hold on to them for a long while until it feels like the “right time” to use them. I bring them home from the store and stare at them for a while, absorbing their colors and design and envisioning using […]