Sunday, December 26, 2010

QUESTION : Paper Making

I have never gotten a chance to make paper, and it's something I've always wanted to try. It seems like the perfect way to recycle paper (which is a small obsession of mine) into something I can use again.

Have you seen any good tutorials, or ideas? Did you have any successful or unsuccessful attempts yourself? Any good memories? Any tips?

Friday, December 17, 2010

How To : Pad

When I was visiting Portland last weekend I spent some quality time with my college roommate and we got to talking about book cutters. I also said something about padding, and thought I would link to an old project over at my blog...

Padding is super easy, and is one of my favourite things to do. I just finished some scrap-paper books that will be going up on my etsy shop using some of the same methods I used in this tutorial.

Click here to see the JunkMail Book...

TIP : Getting Ink off of You

Psssss.... hey. Try Witch Hazel next time you get ink on your hands.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

QUESTION: Buying A Digital Camera

So, I've asked Santa for a new point-and-shoot digital camera this year. Of course, I need to decide what kind of camera I want so I can send Santa a price & link with online ordering info. What do you suggest I get? I already have a fancy Canon Rebel. I want a pocket-camera I can carry with me more easily, but still get good quality shots.

Friday, December 10, 2010

QUESTION : Christmas Tree topper

This question comes from a newcomer to the site, yay! It's holiday themed, just like this month.

We have a 10 foot live Christmas tree and need something to top it off with! The toppers at stores seem to be built for 6 or 7 foot trees and would totally disappear if we used them. Plus, they're really fraking expensive ($10 for a lame star 5 inches in diameter)! We're willing to spend $10 but we want it to be seen on top of our amazing tree. We want a Star or Angel, we want it to be quick, we want it big, and we want it cheap!

"The Machine" also has a challenge for us.

Make an advent calendar for the season!

Have you made one you're proud of? Have you seen one online? Comment and let us know...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

They're Here...

Don't forget to read to the bottom. I want to give you something...

In true AIM fashion, I had quite an adventure putting these bad boys together. If you want to know more about the experiment go on over to my blog where I will bore you with the details (and photos.)

In other news, who wants some to hand out? Send me your physical addy, how many you want, and I'll send some your way.

Part 2 of getting this blog-bus moving is going to involve some FREE GREETING CARDS from (so, there.) It's pretty obvious that the more people involved with the blog, the more we all benefit so....

I want to give away free cards to every contributor from now till my birthday (Feb. 15).
Four ways to get 'em:
1- Send an adventure to me to put on the blog. It can be a tip, a question, a critique request, anything. Remember, it doesn't have to be about design, it can be about any pursuit.
2- Don't have anything to send right this minute? Sign up to be a regular contributor on the site. Send me an email, and I will send you a little questionnaire and get you set up on the blog. Then you can put things up when you are ready.
3- Once you are a contributor, get other people to contribute so we can see what they are up to as well. If we get more people looking, showing, commenting, and sharing it will only get better.
4- If you start commenting like mad on the site (don't forget to leave your name so I can find you) I'll probably notice and want to send you one too.

Let's see what ya got. It's winter, and that's crafting time, so I know you're up to something good...