Ladybug Layouts Weekend Retreat

2011 Retreat Dates

June 3-5 (CANCELLED due to location issues)
October 21-23, December 2-4 (BOTH CANCELLED due to family committments)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Today is my 20th Wedding Anniversary

We've planned a pretty low-key celebration with dinner out and a show after.

I'm so overwhelmed as 20 years passes by so quickly.  Of course, as in all relationships, there have been ups and downs but through it all we've stuck together and he is still my best friend.

We've seen many loved ones come into this world, come into our lives, and we've also seen too many leave.  All hold a special place in our hearts.

Thank you, honey, for the best years of my life and I look forward to the next 20 years!  I love you!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Back from my Vacation.....

.... and lots of work to do.  I have blog posts to catch up on, housework to be done, projects to complete.  And, I'm sorry to say, I'm starting with the housework.

I've come home with fresh prints of my sister's family and need to see if I can create layouts to do the beautiful family photos justice.  I will give these some thought.

In the meantim, do you have any projects you are working on?  Anything you'd like to share?  Descriptively or photos?  I'd love to see.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Today's Tip: Beads

To make a cool and color appropriate embellishment for a layout, pick out seed beads and wire that matches colors in your layout. string the beads on your layout and twist into whatever shape you can think up.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Today's Tip: Magic Mesh

Do you love the look of mesh on layouts, but cringe at the cost?  I use the mesh drywall tape! It's really inexpensive, already has an adhesive backing, and it can be painted or inked or chalked to whatever color you want. You can tear it, distress it, thread ribbons through it and more.

I've also used it as a "stencil" by sticking it down on my paper then dab an ink pad over it.  Pull up your mesh and you have a great pattern, good for a background, a photo mat, or anything.

Its really cheap for a HUGE roll. You can get it any home improvement or hardware store. Lots of the big chain stores sell it also.
I haven't tested it for acidity, though, so if that's an issue for you, you may wish to check it out or refrain from placing in direct contact with your photos.
(My husband is a drywaller and hates the stuff for drywall, so he doesn't steal it from me..... tee hee hee)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Today's Tip: Measuring Tape

Ruler/Measuring Tape Ideas

  • Baby
  • Recipe
  • Measuring Time
  • Children Growing/Birthdays
  • School Days
  • Tool Time
  • Working in the Garage
  • Project with Dad
  • Measuring Love
  • Diet & Weight-Loss
  • The Measure of a Man, Hero, Parent, Grandparent...
  • Not being able to measure the price of Freedom

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Today's Tip: Mixing Patterned Paper

  • Mix different size patters together - such as a one large pattern with a few smaller patterns.
  • Use consistent patterns with different colors
  • Use patterns with similarities other than color
  • Use a solid piece of card stock to pull together several patterns using the same color.
  • Use patterns with subtle similarities
  • Use patterns with the main colors within the same color family
  • Try thinking of it as an outfit (for someone who will wear patterns)
  • Put all your patterns on your desk beside each other, step back and squint. If something sticks out like a sore thumb, remove that pattern and look again
  • If you have a pattern you want to use, but it doesn't quite match, try changing it with chalks, inks, or laying vellum over to tone it down
  • When using bright patterns, if you like them together, but something just isn't quite right - try "inking" the edges white. It will soften the colors and give it a more unified look.
  • Try using texture patterns in different shades of one color instead, such as using three pieces of  different shades of pink with all different textures

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Today's Tip: Pets

You love your pets and they love you, but try to get them at their best AND their worst.  How about:

  • Sleeping (where does it like to sleep the most?)
  • Being naughty
  • Playing
  • Doing tricks
  • Eating

Monday, June 21, 2010

Today's Tip: Mom

Adding your personal thoughts about your Mother makes your scrapbook more sentimental and a much nicer gift. Here are a few ideas on what to write about:
  • Physical looks
  • Hobbies
  • Talents
  • Special achievements
  • Your Thoughts
  • All the reasons you love your mom
  • Things your mom does for you that you are grateful for
  • Things your mom taught you

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there.  Hope you have a WONDERFUL day.

Did you MAKE a Father's Day card this year?  I did..... will post as soon as I can.

Today's Tip: Graduation

Personalize by adding journal pages or small quotes about your graduation thoughts. Here are a few to get started:

  • How do you feel about graduating?
  • What are your goals after graduating?
  • What are your plans for graduation day?
  • Who were your favorite teachers?
  • What will you miss about school?
  • What advice would you give to someone who is still in school?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Today's Tip: Baby Pages

Not sure where to start? Your child will love to someday see ultrasound photos or pictures of your growing tummy. How about:
  • Doctor appointment cards
  • Baby shower invitations
  • Photos of the new nursery
  • Your thoughts about your upcoming baby
  • How you picked the baby's name
  • The meaning of the baby's name
  • Quotes about babies

Friday, June 18, 2010

Today's Tip: Wedding Ideas

A wedding scrapbook is a lot of fun to make and exciting for all your friends and relatives to look at for years to come because you can include special mementos from your wedding day.  A wedding scrapbook also makes an excellent wedding or anniversary gift.

Consider the size of scrapbook you wish to make and how many pages you want and plan accordingly.  You may wish to include photos and memorabilia from events leading up to the wedding, including the proposal (this may be photos, or may be in the form of a story or letter. Focus on the bride and groom individually and use photos and items to show:
  • Decorations
  • Engagement details
  • First date details
  • Friends
  • Hobbies or sports
  • How the bride and groom met
  • Invitations
  • Newspapper announcements
  • Occupations
  • Photos or notes of planning mishaps
  • Right Before The Wedding
  • Wedding Day Photos
  • Wedding location and plans
  • Wedding rehearsal
Don’t forget to include photos of:
  • Best man
  • Bouquet toss
  • Bride
  • Bridesmaids
  • Champagne corks
  • Confetti or rice
  • Cutting the cake
  • Decorated car
  • Decorations
  • First Kiss
  • Groom
  • Guests and relatives
  • Honeymoon
  • List of gifts recieved
  • Napkins
  • Place cards
  • Pressed flowers
  • Reception
  • Relatives
  • Rings
  • The Toast
  • Vows
  • Walk down the aisle
  • Walking out of the church
  • Wedding Day Mementos
  • Wedding favors

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Today's Tip - Adhesives

When it comes to adhesives, the list of possibilities is virtually endless, but picking the right kind doesn't have to be complicated. As with anything intended to preserve your memories, you need to make sure it is acid-free.
It's also unlikely that you will end up with just one adhesive and picking the "right" one is part function and part personal preference. You may not like to use a Xyron machine, but it is a good resource for small die cuts. Some scrapbookers swear by glue pens, while others prefer double-sided tape and still others like craft glue

Some of my favorites include the following:
  • A variety of tape runners.  These can be disposable or refillable, but provide nice even coverage without a gooey mess.  They are convenient and easy to use.
  • Photo Squares are readily available and somewhat easy to use, but I reserve these for sticking down photos and photo mats as they sometimes come unstuck or shift a bit.  Once in an album, I've not had many problems.
  • Glue Pens come in a variety of tips suitable for many project.  They are easy to use and very good for small embellishments and titles.
  • Glue Dots are paper-thin (the 3-D version excluded) dots of adhesive. The regular dots come in small (3/16"), medium (3/8") and large (1/2") sizes. These are perfect for buttons and small embellishments. There are also 3-D dots, which are 1/2" wide and 1/8" thick. These are great for adding a little dimension to your page.
What are the benefits of repositionable vs. permanent adhesive?  Using repositionable adhesive will allow you to do things like paint over die-cut letters to make a reverse stencil, but still cleanly remove the die-cut.

By no means is this a complete list.  Do you use something different?  What's your favorite
TIP: Want to give some dimension to a sticker, but don't know how to keep it from sticking to the page? Use baby powder.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Today's Tip: Stickles!

101 Ways To Use Stickles

  1. You can use Stickles to outline the letters in your titles.
  2. You can use Stickles to outline the patterns, pictures & designs on your patterned papers.
  3. You can add a little shimmer by spreading it around with your finger!
  4. You can use Stickles on handmade cards.
  5. You can use Stickles to make flowers glittery.
  6. You can use Stickles to make "glitzy photo corners!"
  7. You can use Stickles to make firework photos glittery!
  8. You can use Stickles to make the "trails" from butterflies and dragonflies.
  9. You can use Stickles to doodle dots and stitches. 
  10. You can use the clear one which is AWESOME on stickers etc. to really make them look special.  The Basic Grey cardstock stickers become 3-D and really spectacular!! 
  11. You can use Stickles to outline the veins in leaves. 
  12. You can use Stickles to add to the clothing on Bella stamps to make the girls look ready for a night on the town! 
  13. You can use Stickles to make brads sparkly!
  14. You can use Stickles to make ribbon sparkly!
  15. You can use Stickles to make icing on cupcakes and cakes shimmer.
  16. You can use Stickles to make waves look 3-D.
  17. You can use Stickles for making cherries/fruit shimmer as if wet. 
  18. You can use the color Orange to make the "fire" on the end of a birthday candle! 
  19. You can use Stickles to make rain drops or water drops from a watering can. 
  20. You can use Stickles to make fairy dust around a fairy's wand. 
  21. You can use Stickles to decorate your kids school supplies instead of buying designer stuff. 
  22. You can use Stickles to cover entire cutouts.
  23. You can use Stickles over the designs on grunge board. It looks great! 
  24. You can use Burgundy Stickles as the perfect color to add blood droplets on your Halloween LO's.
  25. To cover clear embellishments entirely and make them oh so sparkly! 
  26. You can use Stickles under transparencies, to adhere them. Looks great for bubbles. 
  27. You can use Stickles for decorating t-shirts. When they're worn down, ripped or you tired of them, cut out the design and scrap it. More mileage this way.
  28. You can use dots made with Stickles to border a page!
  29. You can use Stickles for slug trails.
  30. You can use Stickles for snail trails.
  31. You can use Stickles to decorate tennis shoes.
  32. You can use Stickles to decorate buttons.
  33. You can use Stickles to decorate ribbons.
  34. You can use Stickles to make a spiderweb sparkle in a Halloween LO.
  35. You can use Stickles on handmade tags.
  36. You can use Stickles to add bling to hats or crowns.
  37. You can use Stickles to make jewelry gleam! 
  38. You can use Stickles to make belts shine!
  39. You can use Stickles to add pizazz to purses & some shine to shoes! 
  40. Add Stickles to all or any misc accessories! (whether it be in a LO or IRL...That's up to you! LOL!)
  41. Add stickles dots to decorate lots of things, especially stamped swirls or flowers. 
  42. You can use Stickles generally anywhere on your LO, just to add some bling!
  43. You can use Stickles to highlight just one letter in a title and make it POP! 
  44. You can use Stickles to make a circle or square of dots to frame closely in on a face or object in a photo. 
  45. You can add Stickles to the center of flowers.
  46. You can run Stickles along swirly-swirls!
  47. You can use a line of Stickles to make a thin (or thick!) border around anything (or everything!) on your page. 
  48. You can use Stickles to highlight the shadow on stamped letters. 
  49. You can use Stickles to stamp with them! 
  50. You can use Stickles to embellish concert LO's.
  51. You can use Stickles to make flourishes on your flourishes and make them look embossed. 
  52. You can use your Stickles to add bling to a star.
  53. You can add them to flames to make them shimmer, glow & come alive! 
  54. You can use the color Cotton Candy to enhance...Um, well, Cotton Candy!
  55. You can use the Candy Cane Stickles for...Candy Canes!
  56. You can use the Icicle Stickles for...Icicles... 
  57. You can use Waterfall Stickles for...Water & Waterfalls... 
  58. You can use Orange Peel Stickles for...Oranges...
  59. You can use Stickles to make the lines of a shooting star! 
  60. You can use Stickles on flowers to make them sparkle!
  61. You can use Stickles as paint (dot a little then spread with paintbrush) 
  62. You can use Stickles to make a proper Disco Ball!
  63. You can tear paper snow for cards or layouts & run Stickles along the top edge of the snow.
  64. Stock up on the white/frosty colored Stickles...Stickle the paper or the ghost shape flakes...You can also stamp snowflakes and put Stickles in the center of the snowflake. 
  65. You can add Stickle to anything that you stamp!
  66. You can use Stickles on paper piercings.
  67. You can use Stickles on diecuts.
  68. When using jewels, outline the jewel with Stickles.
  69. You can use Stickles to outline a journal box.
  70. You can use Stickles to decorate a cast.
  71. You can use Stickles to decorate gift bags.
  72. You can use Stickles to decorate wrapping paper. 
  73. You can use Stickles on feathers for Mardi Gras or Las Vegas LOs.
  74. You can use Stickles with a stencil instead of ink. 
  75. You can print out stuff from Google, then add Stickles and top with Diamond Glaze to make homemade sparkly stickers! 
  76. You can apply Stickles to the top of Thickers. 
  77. When glitter comes off of stickers/paper, you can fill it in with Stickles to make it back to normal!...You can use Stickles to glue more glitter on top of the sticker! 
  78. You can use Stickles to make the eyes on a Disney Princess cut with your Cricut.
  79. You can use Stickles to create rays of sunshine!
  80. You can use your Stickles to create a rainbow!
  81. You can use Stickles to make a heart (or hearts) shine!
  82. You can use Stickles to make stars glitter & shine!
  83. You can use Stickles to make moonbeams shine!
  84. You can use Stickles on diecut Christmas trees to make the bulbs sparkle & shine!
  85. You can add Stickles to your own Christmas ornaments or Christmas ornaments as gifts!
  86. You can use Stickles to add shine to a trophy.
  87. You can use Stickles to a title block.
  88. You can use Stickles to add sparkles to a Shamrock.
  89. You can use Stickles to add sparkles to an Easter Egg.
  90. You can use Stickles to add rays of light to a Christian cross.
  91. You can use Stickles to create firework frame around something (For example, a name or an object!) 
  92. You can use Stickles to make fish glimmer.
  93. You can use Stickles to make water reflect (ocean, lake, waterfall, ripples, streams, fountain, aquarium, etc.) 
  94. You can use Stickles to make a reflective mirror.
  95. You can use Stickles to highlight Art Deco from the 60's, 70's, 80's or 90's found in the backgrounds of pictures.
  96. You can use Stickles to highlight a monogram.
  97. You can use Stickles on inchies.
  98. You can use Stickles on tear bears.
  99. You can use Stickles to add bling to automobiles.
  100. You can use Stickles on your Disney Princess pages.
  101. You can use Stickles on everything & anything & as long as you still have Stickles to use!
(source: KellyCali & all the wonderful & creative ladies from the General Scrapbooking board!)

Today's Tip - Color Scheme

Color schemes are an important aspect of scrapbooking, as they help to determine which colors you will use in your layouts. Some color schemes include monochromatic, analagous, complementary and triadic.

Color Wheel: A visual (circular) representation of the colors in the visual spectrum. A basic color wheel is composed of the three primary colors, three secondary colors and six tertiary colors.

CLICK HERE for more information on colors and the color wheel.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Today's Tip - Rule of Thirds

Like all visual arts, scrapbooking is based on some basic design principles such as:

  • The Visual Triangle;
  • Repetition;
  • The Rule of Thirds; and,
  • The Rule of Odds.
The rule of thirds makes use of a natural tendency of the human eye to be more strongly drawn towards certain parts of an image.  Imagine it as an imaginary tic-tac-toe board (grid) drawn across an image to break it into nine equal squares. The four points where these lines intersect are strongest focal points. The lines themselves are the second strongest focal points.

To use the rule of thirds you need to imagine the grid on your layout and work from these points and lines.  Which point, or line, you place your subject on does matter. While any of the points/lines will add emphasis to your subject, some are stronger than others.

When an object is alone in an image, the strongest position is the left hand line. An exception to this is for cultures where information is read right to left, in those cases the right hand line will be strongest.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Today's Tip - Repetition

Like all visual arts, scrapbooking is based on some basic design principles such as:

  • The Visual Triangle;
  • Repetition;
  • The Rule of Thirds; and,
  • The Rule of Odds.
Repetition is an important graphic design concept and something that many scrapbookers seem to pick up intuitively. Repetition helps draw the eye along a chosen path.

Think, "What element can I repeat to pull my layout together?" next time you start working on a scrapbook page.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Today's Tip - The Visual Triangle

Like all visual arts, scrapbooking is based on some basic design principles such as:

  • The Visual Triangle;
  • Repetition;
  • The Rule of Thirds; and,
  • The Rule of Odds.
Our brains perceive images in familiar shapes. By placing items on our scrapbook pages in a triangle, it allows our eyes to see the page as a whole rather than being distracted by one or two pieces on the page. You can create a visual triangle on your scrapbook layout with photos, embellishments, or event text such as your title, date, and journaling.

When placing embellishments on your next scrapbook page, think of the visual triangle principle and see if you can make it work with your style.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Today's Tip - The Rule of Odds

Like all visual arts, scrapbooking is based on some basic design principles such as:
  • The Visual Triangle;
  • Repetition;
  • The Rule of Thirds; and,
  • The Rule of Odds.
The Rule of Odds is based on the idea that our eye finds things arranged in odd numbers more natural and pleasing to the eye.  This principle is used in all aspects of art such as floral design, graphic design, painting, photography.

In scrapbooking, you can put The Rule of Odds into practice with the number of photos on a page, the number of embellishments you use, or even the background paper design.  When choosing your embellishments select them in 3’s, 5’s, 7’s, etc. When placing your photos, you have a two options that will follow The Rule of Odds, you can either have one focal point photo and an odd number of supporting photos elsewhere on the page, or you can accent the focal point photo with an even number of photos near or surrounding it (thus creating an odd number of photos).

Friday, June 11, 2010

Today's Tip - Die Cuts

A staple of any scrapbooker is die cuts. There are a plethora of different die cuts available and with new technology in scrapbooking, you can cut out a die cut to match any project.  And there are so many ways to use them!  Alphabets, licensed characters, or just about anything, die cuts have come a long way from just plain old shapes!  But don’t think that die cuts are just for paper or cardstock!

Think about adding some dimension and texture by using materials such as acetate, craft foam, felt, sand paper and more.  Whatever you choose to cut, be sure that the thickness of your material will fit in your die cut machine; otherwise, the sky really is the limit!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Today's Tip - Chalking

The use of acid-free chalk is a great way to add color to your pages.

You can easily add chalk on die-cuts, torn edges of paper, or even to stencil a design onto your background paper using a foam applicator (like for applying eyeshadow), or you can use a cotton swab (I find the Dollar Store ones best as they do not have too much cotton at the end).

Make sure that the chalk you buy is acid-fee.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Today's Tip - Scrapbooking Terms (X)

X-acto Knife - A super sharp hobby tool with a #11 blade used to cut intricate details.
Xyron - A machine that creates stickers by applying an adhesive to cut outs. Also makes magnets, or laminations without the hazards of lamination

Monday, June 7, 2010

Today's Tip - Scrapbooking Terms (W)

Walnut Ink - A photo safe ink that gives an aged effect to your embellishments.
Wax (or grease) Pencils - Soft pencils designed for use on photographs.
Wide-Edge Scissors - Decorative-edge scissors that make a cut that is five times deeper than normal scissors.
Workshop - A class usually held at a scrapbooking store and taught by an expert. Participants bring photos and pages to work on and get advice from an instructor.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

My weekend......

Yesterday was GORGEOUS weather so I spent a good part of it out in the yard.... got a little sunburned, but not too bad.

Today was HORRIBLE weather, so I went shopping.  Got some new clothes and some time out by myself!!!  Felt good.

Might have company tonight, but if not, back down to my studio to finish a layout of my niece.

What did you do?

Today's Tip - Scrapbooking Terms (V)

Vellum - A lightweight, translucent paper.
Velveteen - An archival paper with fabric-like, velvety texture.
Vivelle - An archival paper with fabric-like texture similar to a terry-cloth towel.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Today's Tip - Scrapbooking Terms (T)

Tape Roller - Device that distributes tape on the back of photographs and scrapbooking pages. (Hermafix is a brand of tape roller.)
Template - A stencil used to trace shapes onto scrapbook pages or photos.
Top Loading - An album or sheet protector in which your scrapbook page slides into your book from the top.
Tote - A bag or hard case you carry or pull on wheels used to carry your scrapbooking supplies.
Theme - The overall idea or emphasis of a page/scrapbook.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Today's Tip - Scrapbooking Tips (S)

Scrapbooking - The creative art of displaying your photos and memorabilia. Can incorporate journaling, and embellishments. The primary purpose of scrapbooking is to preserve memories for future generations, but a secondary purpose often is to exercise your creativity as you display your memories in a scrapbook.
Scrap lift - To use an idea for part or whole of a page layout you’ve seen someone else use.
Scroll and Brush Pens - Pens that have one tip for coloring and one for writing.
Secondary Colors - Colors created by blending primary colors. Orange, green and violet are the secondary colors created b mixing a combination of red, yellow and blue.
Self Healing Mat - A mat that can be repeatedly cut and still retains its form.
SEI - Abbreviation for a US scrapbooking company.
Serendipity Squares - Squares made by creating a torn collage of scraps on a background paper, then cutting it into squares and mounting on complimentary cardstock.
Setter - A tool used in attaching eyelets.
Shabby Chic - A style of scrapbooking that includes sanding, crumpling, and distressing paper to give an old and worn look to your page.
Shade - A colour with black added to it.
Shaker Box - A new trend (similar to a snow globe but without the water.) Use a die-cut and a piece cut out from a sheet protector. Seal in bits of confetti or small beads etc.
Shape Cutters - Tools designed to cut shapes (circles, ovals, stars, etc.). The scrapbooking cutters can be adjusted to create different sizes of these shapes.
Side Loading - Page protectors that slide over your album pages and are sealed at the top and bottom.
Sizzix - A brand of personal die cutting system.
Specialty Paper Books - Books that contain information about different papers, both pattern paper and plain. Some may come with extras, such as templates.
Spiral-Bound Books - Albums that are secured with a metal or plastic spiral binding running up the side of the album.
Sticker - A decorative adhesive used to embellish a page. Ranging in size from a few centimeters across to a full page.
Sponging - The transfer of ink to paper using a small sponge (usually a cosmetic or craft sponge) in place of a brush. The ink is applied to the sponge and then the sponge is dabbed/tapped lightly onto a piece of paper leaving a series of small dots. A sponge with many holes, squeezed tightly while sponging, will produce a beautiful lacy effect.
Stencil - A plastic pre-cut template used to trace and cut shapes. Usually used on paper and/or photos. They may also be used to apply paint/chalk to a surface in a contrasting colour.
Strap-Hinge Albums - Scrapbooking albums secured with plastic straps that run through a holder directly on the pages and keep the book in place.
Stylus - A wood/plastic/metal tool (in the shape of a stick) with blunt, rounded ends used to deboss paper (also known as a burnisher or a dry embossing tool).

Thursday, June 3, 2010

School layout

An older layout, but I still like it so thought I'd share.

Today's Tip - Scrapbooking Terms (R)

Red-Eye Pen - Used to take red-eye out of photographs.
Repositionable - A type of adhesive that can be stuck on paper and pulled back up and re-stuck.
Reversible Adhesive - An adhesive that can be undone.
Roller Stamps - Stamps mounted on a wheel. Some have interchangeable pattern wheels, and others self inking.
Rubber Cement - An adhesive that is not safe for Scrapbooking.
Rubber Stamp - A detailed, intricate design cut out of rubber and mounted on wood or foam. A design is made by applying coloured ink to the rubber and imprinting on paper.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Today's Tip - Scrapbooking Terms (Q)

Quickutz - A brand of portable personal die-cutting system. You buy letter or theme die cut templates, and the tool will cut them out for you.
Quilling - A technique where you roll strips of paper into various shapes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Today's Tip - Srapbooking Terms (P)

Page Protectors - Acid-free plastic sheets that display and protect pages.
Paper Piecing - Die cuts or punches put together to create an image for your scrapbook page.
Paper tearing - A technique in scrapbooking where you tear paper, rather than cutting it to create a unique texture.
Page Toppers - Hand-drawn illustrated phrases in bright colours meant to be used as titles at the top of pages.
Paint Pens - Pens with soft, brush-like tips. The amount of ink dispensed is controlled by the pressure that is applied to the tip.
Paper Trimmer - Paper-cutting tool. Can be a rotary blade, or guillotine action.
Pattern Paper - Paper with designs repeated on the entire page.
PC - Abbreviation for: Provo Craft (product brand)
Perforated Punches - Shapes that the scrapbooker can use as embellishments on a page by punching out on the perforations.
Pergamano - A particular card crafting style that utilizes vellum and punches. Normally in pergamano, you apply colour only to the back side of the vellum. This creates a light and airy effect.
Permanent - Stands the test of time resisting chemical breakdown. Also can mean unmovable.
pH Level - Measurement that tells a scrapbooker how acidic or basic something is. For scrapbooking, you want to use products with a pH level of 7 or above.
pH Testing Pen - A pen used to test the acidity of paper. The pen mark changes colours, depending on the level of acid present.
Photo Activity Test (P.A.T.) - This test, created by the American National Standards Institute, determines if a product will damage photographs. If a product passes the P.A.T., it is safe to use with your photos.
Photo Corners - Paper with adhesive on the back used to stick photographs to a page on the corners. Used to stick photos without applying adhesive directly to the photograph.
Photo Safe - Acid and lignin free.
PI - Abbreviation for: Pebbles Inc (product brand)
Pigma Pen - Pen with special pigment that is acid free and permanent.
Pocket Page - A scrapbook page with a built in pocket. Useful for holding memorabilia you may want to take out and look at like programs or other booklets.
Polypropylene, Polyethylene and Polyester - Stable plastics which are safe for photographs.
Post-Bound Albums - Scrapbooking albums that are held together with metal posts that run through the pages.
Power Punch - A great tool used with punches that saves your thumb from blisters. Also makes punching a lot easier with less effort.
Pre-Embossed Paper - Paper with a raised design. Some of it is thick, like cardstock, and some is vellum.
Product Swap - When scrapbookers swap/trade unwanted scrapbooking items.
Punch - 1. A tool used to create small shapes. 2. The shapes created by the punches.
Puzzle Templates - Templates in puzzle shapes.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chlorides) - Because this substance is harmful to photographs, scrapbookers should avoid it and use products that are composed of polypropylene.