Another Thing… ๐Ÿ˜–

I really enjoyed sharing my scrapbooking tips in the last post, and that, as well as my post from last night, made me realize another bad thing Iโ€™ve been doing for AGES that is justโ€ฆ BAD. You know how I always say that it bothers me when people ask me where I bought something because [INSERT BS EXCUSE]? Wellโ€ฆ

โ€ฆI have always been reluctant to share such things because I want to be unique, because I want to be special. ๐Ÿ˜“ Because Iโ€™m a selfish little twerp. Showing off things without having a willingness to even share where I got them is SO MEAN. What the heck.

To go so far as to put disclaimers about that on my Carrd/blog is so freaking petty, itโ€™s literally like me grabbing a toy and hiding it behind me and going โ€œmine!!!โ€ And โ€”Iโ€™m sorry for that, too, all this time. ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ’ง

What can I say. I knew why I was doing it, but only now Iโ€™m disgusted enough with myself to change. So please, ask away. If I can, Iโ€™ll tell you where I got stuff. Iโ€™m sorry Iโ€™ve been so mean about that. There was no good reason.

Iโ€™ve removed some of those disclaimers from my spaces (working on the rest) and Iโ€™m going to answer now, if Iโ€™m asked such things. Since Iโ€™m in a contemplative mood, I continue to realize crappy things that Iโ€™ve been doing and I want to change them as I notice them.

Iโ€™m going to be going through my content in general to examine my own tone, so I may edit/private some old blog stuff. Iโ€™ve also deleted a whole bunch of Twitter replies and tweets I made that were mean busybody stuff or just nonsense. Apologies if that is a bit annoying. I’m trying my best to improve as a person. ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Scrapbooking On A Dime! ๐Ÿ‘›โœจ


๐ŸŒˆ Kidcore Journaling On A Budget ๐ŸŒˆ

Hey guys! On this post I wanted to share how Iโ€™ve been getting scrapbooking supplies recently for my kiddy journal, for very little monies by looking at stuff that isnโ€™t specifically made for scrapbooking.

For this, you do need a Dollar Tree ideally, but many similar items can be found in dollar stores for similar prices. But Dollar Tree is the best! I would say the most overlooked item for kidcore scrapbooking is brand new, 2-for-$1 greeting cards!

Sometimes you can use the whole front of the card, sometimes you just cut out what you can use (this is most cases, you donโ€™t want the text –the card to the left above is a good example of a card I’ll cut text out of, while the one to the right is a rare example of one I will keep as-is). Very rarely, a card will have nice enough art on the inside that you will want to get two of the same one.

The card to the bottom of the rightmost photo is one such card, you can see them both, the one underneath is open, showing the inside.

I also recommend that you look at all of their books/kidsโ€™ workbooks/magazines/comics, regardless of topic, to cut things out of them. You can get a multitude of things you can cut for as little as $3 doing that. But itโ€™s not just books. For example, this $1 calendar is great for that!

Every month has something fun to use:

Of course Dollar Tree is also fantastic with stickers. These are the only ones I got today, but they have many dimensional cardboard stickers, full sheets, for $1. Sometimes actually nicer than the $4 ones at big crafts stores.

These card games for toddlers are just a dollar. You get SO much in one box! With a little imagination they are great for kidcore type paper crafts:

Also โ€”save things like candy and cookie containers! Happy Meal boxes! Part of toy boxes you opened. Here, I’ve saved parts of boxes of animal crackers and Uncrustables (some of my favorite kiddy snacks) and the front of a juice box (which is easily washed with soap and water):

It is all useful. Pressing flowers or leaves you find is great, too! If you are resourceful, you donโ€™t need a lot of money to have tons of scrappy fun. And it’s more fun cutting things up! ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Make sure to use safety scissors though! And donโ€™t eat the glue!)