More from Stacy Julian

Our stories are so important!
Click the photo to hear Stacy’s latest interview about telling your story.

Stacy photo


Where do I start?

Interested in memory keeping but don’t know what to do first?

Click on this photo for expert tips from the owner of Close To My Heart.
She knows what works!

getting started

Imperfectly Done


We recently renovated our kitchen – most of it.
The bench is in a different place which meant there was a gap in the floor tiles where the old bench had been.
Our choice was to
*re-do the entire floor – huge job, massive cost
*patch the hole for a very low cost.

As you can see we went with the patch option. The floor is safe and sanitary, and it is DONE.

Done imperfectly is better than not done.

What does this have to do with paper craft?

So often we strive for perfection, the WOW-factor in our scrapbook albums, and so we don’t get very much done.
I propose that DONE, even imperfectly, is better than not done.

Pull out your photos, come to a class or workshop, work on them at home.  Be happy with DONE and don’t worry about perfection.


Off the edge cuts

I learned this technique and thought it a good one to share.

Thin cuts off top of card.jpg


Lay the thin cuts with part above the fold line of the card.
Tape in place.




partial cut placement of plates


Lay this on the cutting plates with the lower part of the thin cuts sticking out from the plates.

Partial cut punny pals thin cuts

Run through the cuttlebug.
It will cut just the top part.

Trim so that the card will fit in your envelope.
For this card, the measurement is 4.25inches from the rabbit’s ears to the bottom of the card,

Punny Pals completedRoses partial cut





Colour and stamp to complete the card.







Another version using the same technique.

What do you think?





Nearly March!

Oh my goodness!  It’s nearly March and this is only my 2nd post for the year.
I have been busy with local scrapbooking and cardmaking events…and with my son’s wedding…but I have definitely neglected this site.
I won’t make any rash promises, but I will try to post some interesting items a little more often.
Here are a couple of cards I’ve made recently…plus one I’m currently working on.  I’ll be back to show you more of that one soon.