February 2011

How megapixels translate to photo size

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on February 28, 2011

Because photos are so important to scrapbookers, I don’t think you can ever know too much about color correcting, sizing and printing yours. If you have a digital camera and prepare your photos to be printed online, at a brick-and-mortar developer or on your own printer at home, you need to understand how the resolution-to-dimension […]


You know you’ve fully assimilated your family into your scrapbooking lifestyle when: Your son correctly uses the word “bling” in a sentence. Your daughter looks forward to shopping for new clothes to go with the patterned papers the FedEx man just delivered from Two Peas in a Bucket. Your husband is helping your son build […]


Go green: Recycling your designs is good for creativity

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on February 23, 2011

Once you’ve created a layout would you consider it a crime to reuse that design? Are you a one and done kind of scrapper? Let me show you why I believe designs should be a reusable resource in your scrap stash. Just below is a layout I completed a while ago. It’s a portrait of […]


How to use a movie poster as scrapbook inspiration

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on February 21, 2011

After seeing the movie “Julie & Julia” in 2009—which intertwines the story of Julia Child’s start in the cooking profession with blogger Julie Powell’s challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book—I received Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” for Christmas. There’s a scene in the movie where Julie Powell has […]


Scrap goodies are so fun to receive I had to share

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on February 17, 2011

A few weekends ago, while the CHA Winter 2011 show was going on in Los Angeles, avid craft trend followers were hunting for sneak peaks and videos from the show floor and participating in challenges in the hopes of winning new product before it becomes available in stores. That’s what I was doing, at least! […]