5 Fun Blogs

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Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend.

Earlier this week I mentioned that I’m participating in Shimelle’s Blogging for Scrapbookers class. I now have over a hundred new scrappy/crafty blogs in my Google reader. I’ve spent the week going through as many posts as I can. It is so fun to have a whole new batch of inspiration and to support so many more crafters in their creative endeavors.

One of the prompts we had this week was to share a list of favorites. I’ve been compiling a list of “things” every weekend so in honor of the class, I’m going to share five new blogs that I discovered this week.

1. The Basement Chronicles at http://mayadahan.blogspot.com/. I love Maya’s clean blog design and all the information she shares. Not only is she a talented scrapbook designer and card maker but she also shares projects and shopping excursions. I love the Halloween layout from this post: http://mayadahan.blogspot.com/2011/03/scrapbook-express-february-dt-work-and.html.

2. Auntie RecREates at http://auntierere.blogspot.com/. Sheri and I discovered we live near each other, but I didn’t pick her just because she’s my neighbor. She shares some amazing projects on her blog. Check out her junque journal video from the right sidebarย or go here: http://vimeo.com/12312517. It’s amazing and re-uses junk mail envelopes. Very cool!

3. The Constant Scrapper at http://www.theconstantscrapper.com/. Janice offers a lot of great information, including various sketch resources. I love finding new sketch sources. I also really enjoyed this article: http://www.theconstantscrapper.com/how-to-use-a-movie-poster-as-scrapbook-inspiration/.

4. Taylor Tattle at http://taylortattle.typepad.com/taylor_tattle/. I really likeย Sue’s style and the way she presents her blog. Anyone who listens to Whitesnake while ironing has my attention! I also loved the digi layout she created for prompt one here: http://taylortattle.typepad.com/taylor_tattle/2011/03/22-march-blogging-for-scrapbookers-prompt-1.html. I’m going to use it for inspiration for my own paper page.

5. The Paper Turtle at http://paperturtle.blogspot.com/. The first thing that drew me in was the crayon-drawn letters in the header for her blog. It just looks fun!ย Deb shares awesome photos and that’s where I spent a lot of time, just looking through her awesome pictures. But I also loved this little project: http://paperturtle.blogspot.com/2011/03/accordian-mini-book-shower-gift-part-ii.html. It almost makes me want to get the sewing machine out.

Thanks for stopping by today!

24 Comments

  1. Hi Tammy,
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I looked through your list of favourites. I especially liked aunty recreates. I loved the vimeo junque journal tutorial and now i know what to do with all those novelty bits of junk i have kept for ‘something’. Lorraine

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    • You are welcome. I love to discover new blogs and their crafty creators! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Grabbed some new reading material from you today. Thanks!

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    • My pleasure!

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  3. I am on the design team at The Twinery with Sheri…she is just so creative! I can’t wait to watch her video, thanks for the tip. I live just a few hours from Sheri, too, but we’ve never met, but it would be neat if we could!

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    • Oh, it really is cool to meet online friends in person. I have a few times and you instantly have that “connection”. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. oh gosh – i so wish i’d seen this class info before it started! maybe i’ll jump in a week late cause it does look like a ton of fun (will ponder this for a couple of hours, but don’t be surprised to see me join in on monday – lol).

    liked reading your pick of five blogs & seeing what great inspiration they have to offer. there is nothing to get the creative juices flowing like some eye candy! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Just sent you an email. You should definitely sign up!

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  5. Great blogs Tammy. I love browsing through new ones. I love the Junque Journal post… Makes me want to think twice about my junk mail ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I know! Junk mail and scraps. Couldn’t get any easier! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  6. Wow, what a nice surprise. I am flattered to be included in this list. That was really unexpected. I love going though your list and checking the blogs – what a thoughtful post.

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    • You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ˜€ I love finding and sharing cool things with everyone.

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  7. I love checking out new blogs. But sometimes it take away from my creative time, teehee.
    I just saw a book in the book store about creative blogging. Looked interesting.

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    • LOL – I feel that pain every morning I post because I’m out looking at what everyone else is doing too. Don’t quite get to my creative space as early as I would like on those days….

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  8. I love discovering new blogs. This is my second time doing the BFS class and I added quite a lot of new blogs to my reader when I did it the last time and I can see myself adding even more this time around ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I’m already feeling the same way! This is my first time through but I’ve already “met” and found so many great blogs for inspiration. So fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Hi Tammy, thank you so much for including my blog. It really made my day! I can see that I am going to get a heap of inspiration here also! Its lovely to have some new blogs to read; looking forward to checking out your other favs. Have a great day!

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    • Sure! Anytime. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Tammy, thank you so much for including my blog on this list! I was surprised, to say the least, when I popped on your blog to see what you had to say and found my name listed in your post! I think your blog is amazing and it quickly went into my list of favs!

    I’m loving finding all these new great blogs through the class!

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    • I didn’t expect to find so many new sources of insiration but that so far, has been the best thing about Shimelle’s class. The information is great, but connecting and finding new blogs has been awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Tammy-
    I really like how you listed a few of your favorite new blogs and gave some description..I am definately checking a few of them out myself!

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    • Thanks for stopping by and checking it out, Lindsey!

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  12. Hey, Tammy, just catching up over here and what a sweet surprise to see that you have linked to me. I’m happy and honored to be among the blogs you’ve chosen! I’m off to check out the other links! xo

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  13. Hi Tammy

    Just saying Hi from BFS. Some of the favourites on your list are mine too – am off to checkout some of the others now!:-)

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