Sunday, November 13, 2011

Scrapbooking Fun!

Scrapbooking has always been very near and dear to me as I love going back and peering in the past. It is a creative way of storing memories. There is a different approach adapted by different people to make each scrapbook and it is the only way they store their most precious memories their way. We paste pictures and create beautiful borders or create a page which has a message you always cherished.

Normally all the scrap that is being discarded otherwise in daily lifestyle is utilized in order to beautify this book. These days we need not search for material to decorate our scrapbooks. There are many online sites which provide the best quality material to prepare a beautiful scrapbook. We strive to be one such provider, carrying scrapbooking kits, papers, embellishments, stamps and all the tools needed to create.

There are many people who have business of crafting and creative work supplies. For them MidwestScrapbook is the best site to visit. We get items in bulk at a lower cost. I would like to request you to visit the website once and you would know what quality products we sell. For all the craft lovers your desired things are just a click away. So what are you waiting for? I am sure you are going to love the unique collection offered by Midwest scrapbook. Happy shopping!

Monday, October 24, 2011 has a new look!

Whew - it's been a while! We've been busy behind the scenes for the past few months completely redesigning the wesbite so the shopping experience is better for our amazing customers. We hope you like the changes, and please don't hesitate to let us know if you come across anything you love, that needs to be looked at or isn't quite right. We love to hear from you!

Look forward to more regular posts highlighting the new products we're adding on a regular basis, featured designers, project ideas and more. Suggesions are always welcome as well!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

We're on YouTube!!

A huge thank you to butterflykisses12 for a mention in her amazing post on the Tim Holtz Vagabond machine.  Check out the video, it's super informative!

Tim Holtz Vagabond Introduction by butterflykisses12

Here's where you can check out the Tim Holtz Vagabond machine - ready to ship today!

Monday, December 27, 2010

What didn't you get for Christmas?

A weekly blowout sale is coming to in 2011!

The blowout is one item that will be available for a HUGE discount – for one day only, while supplies last. At least 10 will be available at this super price, but we need some suggestions. Reply with a comment with what you'd like to see on super sale and we’ll start a list of the most-requested items.

Make sure to become a Fan on Facebook, as only our Facebook Fans will get advance notice of what the item will be!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holy new products!!

Have you checked out lately?  There are over 7000 new products available now!  My favorites are the Cuttlebug v2 and the Unibind Photobook Creator - how cool are those!  I've been a bad blogger the past few months but I promise there's oodles more to come in the very near future!  Happy scrapping, I always love to hear your comments and suggestions!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

How do I get started with my new Sizzix Big Shot?

After you’ve purchased your Big Shot from a brick and mortar or online retailer, your first thought may be ‘now what?’. But there’s no need to worry, it’s actually quite simple to get started with the basics on your Big Shot. Included with the Big Shot package is the machine itself, two clear acrylic standard cutting pads and the Multi-Purpose Platform.

As with most other die cutting machines, the Big Shot is quite versatile and can cut MANY different types of materials. Per the manufacturer, it cuts 50 different materials, including cardstock, brass, chipboard, felt, acrylic, cork, beeswax, etc. The Big Shot can cut shapes and images using steel-ruled and chemically-etched dies by passing the cardstock or other material through rollers which employ pressure to cut the materials. The multi-purpose platform and cutting pads lengthen the life of the product as well as allow you to utilize cutting templates from almost any manufacturer.

One of the most popular types of steel-ruled dies are the Spellbinders Nestabilities, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are incremental to facilitate perfect layering. Spellbinders are widely available via online retailers. The steel-ruled dies come in many shapes from standard circles, squares, rectangles and ovals to more intricate shaped labels, pumpkins, stars and borders. These types of dies can cut up to eight layers of materials (depending on thickness) and many different types of materials.

Chemically-etched dies are much more intricate and delicate and therefore cannot cut as many layers of materials. Chemically-etched dies are not as common as the steel-ruled dies and are typically available from online sources.

The Big Shot is a very versatile machine and can cut and emboss using almost any manufacturer’s die or embossing folder. The key to making sure it correctly cuts or embosses is to have the ‘sandwich’ recipe. This recipe is simply the order in which the multi-purpose platform, cutting pads, die or folder and material to be cut. It’s always better to stack the items on the thinner side to avoid damaging the rollers on your machine. If you stack the items up and it doesn’t cut (or emboss), you can just add a few layers at a time of paper or cardstock to act as a shim.

One final item to keep in mind is that the cutting pads will get cut, or etched, as you use them. That is completely normal and does not impact the cutting ability. Eventually the pads will need to be replaced, but they are quite inexpensive and easy to come by via either online or brick and mortar retailers. The plates will sometimes also curl, that doesn’t impact their usage either. Just flip the plates over the next time you use them and they’ll straighten back out.

Bottom line, enjoy your new Big Shot and prepare to be amazed at your creations. The options of what you can create are limitless and will only continue to grow as you get more accustomed to its capabilities.

Friday, August 13, 2010

I'm Published!! has been bestowed the honor of being publised on EzineArticles and we've earned Expert Author Status!!  What an honor, we're very excited! 

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