May 2011

Happiness blog hop

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on May 30, 2011

Welcome! This post is one stop along the trail on a Happiness Blog Hop, where we’re discussing scrapbooking as it relates to happiness. Links to the other participants are at the bottom of this post. To enter the giveaway from Scrapworthy Lives (the host of this blog hop), be sure to comment below and tell […]


Study shows high levels of versatility in scrapbook sketches

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on May 25, 2011

I want to let you in on a little secret. I am not only a scrapbook artist but also a scrapbook scientist. When I don my lab coat (in a flattering shade of aqua and sporting The Constant Scrapper logo), it’s time to put some aspect of our beloved craft under the microscope. I want […]


Don’t stop me now ’cause I’m having such a good time!

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on May 25, 2011

Today sketch #103 has gone up at the Twisted Sketches site. The twist for this one is “stop.” Here’s what I put together based on that sketch (click the image for a larger view): When I thought of the twist for this sketch I immediately heard Queen’s “Don’t stop me now.” It’s one of those […]


Free Memorial Day-themed Silhouette file

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on May 23, 2011

Are you looking forward to our upcoming three-day Memorial Day weekend? This year I really am anticipating it! Matt and I are making plans to do some fun things in and around town…fun, summery things that are really calling to me. So, because I am obsessing about next weekend’s activities and opportunities for photos (leading […]


Sketches for Scraps: First overalls

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on May 19, 2011

Today’s sketch for using scraps or 6×6 paper pads follows a well-established grid structure: nine of any shape. In the sketch (and my example) I’ve used three-inch circles. I filled one of my circles with a photo and the rest with patterned paper. Of course, the beautiful thing about a sketch like this is that […]