Happy NSD Scrapbooking & Cards Today readers, Marla Kress here!  Today I want to share a tip (or maybe it’s a trick) that I use when creating almost every project.  It’s nothing fancy and seems very basic but trust me, it’s a life changer!  


So this is a quilting ruler and if you don’t already have one in your scrapbooking/cardmaking/papercrafting toolbox, you should.  It is the key to keeping things lined up.  Faux stitching?  Sticker titles?  Multiple photos?  Line them up with this guy (or gal!)

Here is my layout in progress. 


I used four square photos and was going to faux stitch all around.  The quilting ruler helped keep me evenly spaced using pencil lines. And again for the marker detail


I even used it to place the title.


Thank you for checking in and I hope this tip helps!  If you already use a quilting ruler I’d love to hear how you use it and if you’re happy with the results.

~  Marla Kress

5:00 pm GIVEAWAY!!!

Are you ready to see who this hour's sponsors are?  Each hour today has been full of inspiration and full of wonderful giveaway's too!  Imagine this…Jillibean Soup and Therm O Web!  Doesn't that sound like a bit of crafty heaven? Check this out…


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You'll love both of the CHA Winter releases from Jillibean Soup.  You will receive a collection pack of each collection that has two of each pattern paper plus a sheet of Bite Sized Bits. Also included are coordinating stickers and mini alphas and a full sheet of die-cuts too! Happy {inter} National Scrapbook Day!"  ~ Jillibean Soup 


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SO many creative possibilities with this prize package!  Thank you Jillibean Soup and Therm O Web!  Don't we always say we have the best partners?  For an opportunity to WIN this prize package, please leave a comment below by Saturday, May 9th! Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 13th! Good luck!!!

We would love it if you could take a moment to thank all of today's partners on their facebook pages! 

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