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Hey, Ya'll,

It's yard work season and by the grace of God...so far, I've been able to find time for scrapbooking. When I find myself in a slump, I do my best to make myself set my timer and just do 15 minutes...it usually snow balls into more which is good and bad...gotta make myself do other things too! : )

What's New?

Facebook Fan page and Pinterest!!!

I'm really enjoying my Facebook page. I love being able to post in snippets instead of feeling like I have to write a lot for a blog post. So come on over and check it out. You'll find inspiration to set your timer and get your scrapbooking done!

My New Facebook Fan Page!

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Wanna find something on my site? - I have a search box, yeah! SEARCH BOX

Ways to keep in touch - you can visit my site over at free-scrapbooking-ideas-and-videos.com or follow along with my weekly adventures over at the good old blog - rachelktaylor.com or subscribe to my YouTube channel - ThankYouLord

Also, let me know what you’d like to see included in upcoming issues. Send me a line at rachel@free-scrapbooking-ideas-and-videos.com. You might have to go through my contact page at the main site because that address has heavy spam filters on it...I might not get it if you just send it from your email program. : )

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When you subscribe to The Real-Life Scrapbooker’s Resource, you get access to all of the back issues. Every issue is filled with exclusive layouts and ideas. You won’t find any of the layouts or card designs anywhere on free-scrapbooking-ideas-and-videos.com so it’s a FREE Member’s Only area. Every month you can count on fresh, free ideas for your scrapbooking! And here’s another thought. Every month, put the new issue in a folder in your email software and when you sit down to scrapbook, you’ll have tons of ideas right at your fingertips.

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Lego Universe

This was a fun homeschool project/assignment yesterday...I talked about it over on my Facebook page as we went along. My second grader and I talked about what kind of things to write and he wrote a rough draft and then edited it for capitals and periods and then wrote the final draft on the piece of notebook paper. I designed the layout and he wrote the journaling. How cool is that?...school and scrapbooking all at the same time. : ) Eventually, I plan to teach him principles of design but for now we're sticking to me doing the layout and him writing.

Supplies: Background paper - My Mind's Eye - Tickled Pink #SG1048A, Title letter stickers - Basic Grey ACS-027 Aged&Confused Sublime Collection Acid and Lignin Free. I used my Fiskar's Shape Cutting System to cut the circle photo in the bottom right corner.

Kid's Club Fort

This was fun! My 6 year old and I sat together while I put this layout together and then he did the journaling for it. I love being able to see his 6 year old handwriting style and phonetic spelling. : ) I started with the 12 x 12 white card stock and then added the green, blue, and off-white striped paper. I used my eyelet punch to punch out the holes for the metal bookplate on top of the 4 x 6 photo. I attached the bookplate with wire. I love the way it highlights the sign (that shows up in the photo) my son and his friend made for their club. They painted it on cardboard using mud for paint. The title is a large chipboard C and clear stamps from Stampabilities called Cutie Patootie. I believe I got them at Hobby Lobby. I love that place!

Supplies: Background paper - white card stock. Striped paper - EK Success Lazy Daze mellow stripes STSP005. True 12 x 12 size. Acid and Lignin Free. Metal bookplate - JoAnn Scrap Essentials.

What about next month?

You just never know. We'll see...stay tuned to Youtube to find out.

Until sometime around the middle of May

Send Me Your Layouts...

I’d love to see what you’ve been up to. I’ll pick 2 or 3 for each issue and publish them along with your photo (if you want) and a bio about your real life scrapbooking adventures. So, send them to Rachel@free-scrapbooking-ideas-and-videos.com with “e-zine layout submission” in the subject line.

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