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About Pages for the Ages Scrapbooking LLC

What is Pages for the Ages Scrapbooking?

Pages for the Ages Scrapbooking is a small company based out of southern Indiana, owned and operated by Jennifer Neumann.  The company's primary goal is to teach others about this fun and worthwhile hobby.  Informative articles on scrapbooking from A to Z as well as video scrapbooking tutorials are offered freely on this website.  Jennifer also works as an independent scrapbooking consultant, hosting scrapbooking parties and filling orders for personalized scrapbook albums.  This website also earns income by promoting various scrapbooking supplies sold by third parties.  Click HERE to read our Privacy Policy.
Who is the woman behind the pages?
Jennifer Neumann has been enjoying scrapbooking since 1998 when she received her first scrapbooking kit as a Christmas gift.  She believes that scrapbooking is the BEST way to capture memories and make them last a lifetime.  Jennifer loves making scrapbooking albums for herself and others.  In the past, she volunteered for the Make-A-Wish foundation by creating memory albums for kids.  Being unable to find work during the economic recession, her husband encouraged her to turn her passion for scrapbooking into a business.Why are there ads on this website?

Pages for the Ages Scrapbooking LLC promotes products which we believe are quality items helpful for the average scrapbooker.  Reviews of third party products are found throughout our A to Z scrapbooking articles.  Our company receives a small commission when website guests click on third party links and then purchase their products.  Pages for the Ages Scrapbooking LLC is not responsible for purchases made outside of our website.

Craft Scissors

Move over, regular scissors!  Craft scissors are making WAVES in the scrapbooking world….along with zigzags and bumps.  That’s because craft scissor blades are designed to cut decorative edges!  Craft scissors are relatively cheap and come in a wide variety of patterns.  You can easily recognize these fancy scissors by their colorful handles.  They are useful for traditional scrapbooking, card making, and gift wrapping. 

TIP:  If you’re a perfectionist, use a ruler and a pencil to lightly mark a straight line before cutting.  Also, after making a cut, align your next cut so that the scissors’ pattern will continue without interruption.

Article written by Jennifer Neumann. 
© 2011 Pages for the Ages Scrapbooking LLC.


What is an ATG Gun?  How is an ATG Gun used in scrapbooking?

If you are new to scrapbooking, then you might be surprised to learn that a popular scrapbooking tool is a gun!  Some scrapbookers are pro ATG Guns and some are anti ATG Guns.  Let me explain.
ATG stands for Adhesive Transfer Tape Gun (So, yes.  When I say ATG Gun I am being repetitive!)  An ATG is an adhesive applicator craft tool.  3M Scotch® sells the most popular versions of this product.  The ATG Gun looks similar to the type of pricing gun you see in retail stores.   Instead of shooting out pricing stickers, the ATG Gun produces acid free tape.
After reading the comments of ATG users in online forums, I have compiled a list which summarizes the PROS and CONS of the ATG Gun.
PROS:
·         Refills are cheap.
·         Holds a large quantity of tape so you can tackle large scrapbooking projects before needing a refill.
·         No mess compared to other adhesives.  (Glue can be sticky and mounting squares sometimes have paper backings.)
·         Reputation for adhering objects firmly.
CONS:
·         The ATG Gun is expensive at first.
·         It will take up space in your craft room.
·         Some people complain that the bulky size of this product makes it hard to hold.
·         Has a learning curve to it, especially when refilling the gun.

There are many people in the scrapbooking community who LOVE their ATG Guns.  They are a common scrapbooking tool at crops and swaps.  Also, many scrapbookers enjoy altering their ATG Guns by adding new paint, distressing ink, and lots of bling to their fancy tape rollers!

I personally own the Breast Cancer Awareness ATG made by 3M and I've had GREAT success with it.  The product sells for a little under $20 on Amazon.com.  Click the picture below to read the 4.5 Star Review on Amazon.com !  Also, check out my tutorial on how to load your ATG.

Article written by Jennifer Neumann. 
© 2012 Pages for the Ages Scrapbooking LLC.             


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