scrapbook tips

7 tips for packing for your next crop

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on July 19, 2011

The first time I went away for a weekend crop with a friend in 2003, I about lost my mind while I was packing for it. I kept running from pile to pile in my craft room, sure that I would “need” some of everything. In the end, I filled the back of my SUV […]


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 […]


Scrapbook advice written on the back of a business card

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on November 2, 2010

I recently heard about a book concept that struck me as applicable to scrapbooking (Though really, what isn’t? Am I right?). The book is Advice Written on the Back of a Business Card: Leaders share their most valued words of guidance by Roger Dean Smith. Mr. Smith’s idea was to ask hundreds of successful business […]