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Post by jones » Fri, 20 Oct 2006 13:37:54



Hi everyone,

I have just joined this group today and seems like you are all pretty
close!  So I thought I would introduce myself to start off :)

My name is Laura, I'm from Sydney and I'm a first I.T. student at the
University of Technology, Sydney.  I have been making cards,
scrapbooking and generally mucking around with crafts for as long as I
can remember!

My fad at the moment is scrapbooking and am interested in learning more
about different styles of using lettering - i.e. from techniques with
rub-on letters (I used them for the first time last and were quite
hard!) to embossing..

Just thought I'd say a quick "hi"

:)

 
 
 

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Post by Deb in A » Fri, 20 Oct 2006 22:09:43


Welcome to RCS!  You'll find all kinds of ideas here.  We're real good at
sharing ideas, techniques, and enabling.  LOL  I'm not fond of
rub-ons...would rather stamp it.  But, I have discovered there's some brands
of rub-ons that are more difficult than others.  (I"ve dubbed MC the "Rub-On
Queen". LOL)  I also like alphabet stickers, different colors, styles,
prints, etc.  (Kenda just has to be the "ABC Sticker Queen".)  I have to
admit though, my favorite for lettering is stamping.

--
Deb in AR - Desert Rat at heart!

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Quote:
> Hi everyone,

> I have just joined this group today and seems like you are all pretty
> close!  So I thought I would introduce myself to start off :)

> My name is Laura, I'm from Sydney and I'm a first I.T. student at the
> University of Technology, Sydney.  I have been making cards,
> scrapbooking and generally mucking around with crafts for as long as I
> can remember!

> My fad at the moment is scrapbooking and am interested in learning more
> about different styles of using lettering - i.e. from techniques with
> rub-on letters (I used them for the first time last and were quite
> hard!) to embossing..

> Just thought I'd say a quick "hi"

> :)


 
 
 

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Post by King's Crow » Fri, 20 Oct 2006 23:39:47


Hi Laura and welcome.  Look forward to seeing some of your work.

Lynne


Quote:
> Hi everyone,

> I have just joined this group today and seems like you are all pretty
> close!  So I thought I would introduce myself to start off :)

> My name is Laura, I'm from Sydney and I'm a first I.T. student at the
> University of Technology, Sydney.  I have been making cards,
> scrapbooking and generally mucking around with crafts for as long as I
> can remember!

> My fad at the moment is scrapbooking and am interested in learning more
> about different styles of using lettering - i.e. from techniques with
> rub-on letters (I used them for the first time last and were quite
> hard!) to embossing..

> Just thought I'd say a quick "hi"

> :)

 
 
 

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Post by Klar » Sat, 21 Oct 2006 01:19:17


Hello Laura,

Welcome to RCS.  I live in London, UK, and I am also relatively new to
scrapbooking (I discovered it about 10 months ago but I work very
slowly, so I have made about 20 layouts so far).  I have also been
crafting most of my life but I found scrapbooking to be the best
creative outlet for me - because one can do so many different things on
a layout and bring in so many techniques etc.

I think my favourites for for titles are rub-ons and chipboard letters
(painted, stamped, covered with UTEE...).  I also find that different
companies' rub-ons can be of different quality.  Sometimes they come
off easily, sometimes you can rub and rub and they don't stick to the
paper at all or only a part sticks.  Someone here came up with a
brilliant tip - if you make a mistake with a rub-on and want to "rub it
out", use the Xyron glue eraser.  It works perfectly!

Klara
http://community.webshots.com/user/pinksunflower7

 
 
 

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Post by Melissa in Seattl » Sat, 21 Oct 2006 08:10:39


Hi Laura,

Welcome to RCS. I hope your newfound fab will turn into a lifelong love
of scrapbooking!

I love rub-ons (but you do have to find a brand that works properly)
they're so easy and stylish.  Sounds like you had a terrible "brand"
that doesn't really know how to make their product. Don't give up on
them. Buy from the different companies and conduct your own research to
see who's product works then stick with those and trash the rest.

I also enjoy alphabet stickers and even have a set of punches that I
can use to punch out individual letters that make up words or phrases
from different scrapbooking papers... those are my three favorite
techniques.

Of course I should mention that if one of the reasons you are
scrapbooking is to preserve for the future then you'll want to be sure
and use your own handwriting in your books as well.  Have you ever read
an old letter from a grandparent that you loved and recognized
instantly their handwriting... it makes you feel closer to that person
(even when their handwriting is terrible it's still special and
meaningful).

Melissa in Seattle Washington, USA

 
 
 

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Post by jones » Sat, 21 Oct 2006 09:19:01


Thankyou everyone for your warm welcomes!

Yes I think it may have been a bit of a dodgy brand of rub-on stickers.
 I had to rub for sooo long to get them to transfer.  And the result
was not much better than if I had used my stamps!

I am quite a fan of using stamps too.  They're much cheaper than buying
lettering stickers all the time.  I only have two sets of stamps, but
one of them has each letter in a different font so I use that quite a
bit because no two words ever look the same.  It's great!

I love reading letters from my grandparents just to see their
handwriting, which is sometimes difficult to read, but that makes it
more fun!  I use my handwriting for most of the lettering (like
captions on photos and for paragraphs of writing), and try to minimise
stamps/stickers.. for headings or fancy details.

I will take a photo of some of my work this weekend and  make a post so
you can see the kind of things that I'm into making.

Thanks again for making me feel welcome here :)

 
 
 

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Post by shaz » Sat, 21 Oct 2006 17:44:03


Hiya Laura ----

Brisbane here
Welcome and good luck with your studies and scrapbooking
Shaz


Quote:
> Hi everyone,

> I have just joined this group today and seems like you are all pretty
> close!  So I thought I would introduce myself to start off :)

> My name is Laura, I'm from Sydney and I'm a first I.T. student at the
> University of Technology, Sydney.  I have been making cards,
> scrapbooking and generally mucking around with crafts for as long as I
> can remember!

> My fad at the moment is scrapbooking and am interested in learning more
> about different styles of using lettering - i.e. from techniques with
> rub-on letters (I used them for the first time last and were quite
> hard!) to embossing..

> Just thought I'd say a quick "hi"

> :)

 
 
 

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Post by whoduni » Sat, 21 Oct 2006 22:28:39


Quote:

> Hi everyone,

> I have just joined this group today and seems like you are all pretty
> close!  So I thought I would introduce myself to start off :)

> My name is Laura, I'm from Sydney and I'm a first I.T. student at the
> University of Technology, Sydney.  I have been making cards,
> scrapbooking and generally mucking around with crafts for as long as I
> can remember!

> My fad at the moment is scrapbooking and am interested in learning more
> about different styles of using lettering - i.e. from techniques with
> rub-on letters (I used them for the first time last and were quite
> hard!) to embossing..

> Just thought I'd say a quick "hi"

> :)

Hello, Jonesy/Laura!

Welcome to our little corner of usenet! :-)
It's a very nice group here, lots of info about everything to do
with scrapping, plus genuine caring people for those OT moments in
life that pop up all the time. :-)

I'm just learning how to emboss (heat) recently, and I'm really
enjoying it! I've used rub on letters in the past, and one thing
I've learned is to take your time and use a bone folder instead of
a popsicle stick--it works a lot better and usually gets the whole
rubbing in one fell swoop.

I have in-laws in Sydney and we are making plans to visit there
next summer after my SIL's baby is born. My daughter wants to
go because 'that's where Nemo went, and that's where the Wiggles live!'
Each to his own. ;-)

Carolyne in TX

 
 
 

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Post by M-C » Sun, 22 Oct 2006 13:08:46


Hi Laura and welcome to RCS.  I am sure that you'll enjoy meeting the very
talented and chatty people on this group. Just a warning it can become
really ***ive and cut into your study time, as can scrapbooking and more
specifically buying scrapbook supplies. I hope we get to see some of your
work when you get a chance to share!

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Quote:
> Hi everyone,

> I have just joined this group today and seems like you are all pretty
> close!  So I thought I would introduce myself to start off :)

> My name is Laura, I'm from Sydney and I'm a first I.T. student at the
> University of Technology, Sydney.  I have been making cards,
> scrapbooking and generally mucking around with crafts for as long as I
> can remember!

> My fad at the moment is scrapbooking and am interested in learning more
> about different styles of using lettering - i.e. from techniques with
> rub-on letters (I used them for the first time last and were quite
> hard!) to embossing..

> Just thought I'd say a quick "hi"

> :)

 
 
 

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Post by OKC Da » Mon, 23 Oct 2006 09:02:55


Welcome there Laura and you came to the right place to meet, greet and
LEARN< not to mention getting enabled - LOL!!

((HUGS!!)) from the heartland of America, Oklahoma City

OKC Dave

Check out my pix and crafts!
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