How Hard It Is to Work with Wood?

Are Wood Product’s Prices too High?

To be honest, wood products are always attractive to me by its luxury and old school. However, the wood products are often at a position of high price compared to its quantity and quality. On the one hand, the cost of a product made from wood is unacceptable without a doubt. On the other hand, the comprehension of wood among the other’s material is an additional point for it.

The Value of Handmade Products (Material)

Most of you hardly care about the structure of material affecting the final creation, and the consumer only concentrates on the final result to judge the price of a handmade product like this. The progress to make the goods from a tree to a quality supply is extremely hard, primarily when it is caused by hand.

The Steps of Producing a Wood Supply

Firstly, the worker would like to have the tree’s body, and the tree’s trunk should be cut nicely and smoothly by a chainsaw or an ax. It is never easy to cut with a perfect cut. Moreover, the process of clean the tree to make it easy to work with is the second step. Then, the worker obliges to use kinds of the best wood chisels to cut, sculpture and shape for the final product. Finally, a cover, usually by paint, is wrapped the product to protect it from the insects and environmental effects.

The Difficulties in Producing Wood Supplies

Although the steps of producing a wood supply are clear to be seen, it is hard to do it all by yourself without the machines. One difficulty in this process is the stiffness of wood. It can take hours only to shape the trial form of the product without devices. Thus, all the details should be done without destroying the comprehension of the masterpiece is considered to be essential. Most importantly, the tools, including an ax, chainsaw, wood chisel, knife, and hammer have to be firm to make sure the art of sculpture is not suspended.

Value of Wood Products

After hours of hard-working, then the final products have been formed. It may cost you a price that is higher than a regular good sold in the market shelf, but worth it. All in all, wood products’ value comes from the process and the hardness to create it, and even from the material itself.

Halloween Treats

Are you ready for Halloween? I know I am. I just love Halloween, you get to dress up and get lots and lots of candy. And you can’t forget about the Halloween parties. Speaking about parties…do you host your own Halloween Party? I do and I love taking photos of my set up of my Halloween Party. I also take photos of the treats I have for the party. If you also do this then I have a great kit just for you.
Halloween Treats is great to scraps all those Halloween Party goodies. This kit comes with halloween cupcakes, cookies, and candy. Just great for all Halloween events. Halloween Treats can also be used as a normal “Halloween” kit.
Halloween Treats is part of the STS October BAK and is only available at Stuff to Scrap. On November 1 Halloween Treats will become a full kit at will be added to my Scraps N Pieces and My Memories store.

Tips on Organizing Your DigiKits

Since I have been digital scrapping I’ve find myself lost in all of my digital scrapping kits I have brought. I’m always reorganizing my files. It seems like every month I find myself creating a new folder to add more kits to. Then I found this helpful site with a great way to organize your digital kits. Katie the Scrapbook Lady talks about how she prefers to file her digital scrapping supplies. One of my favorite ways to file is the number system. Katie the Scrapbook Lady also talks about the number system. The first set of numbers I did get the idea from Katie but after that I kinda went my own way.
I have all of my digital scrapping kits on my external hard drive. On my EHD I have a folder named “Digi Scrapping” and in this folder is all of my scrapping supplies. In my “Digi Scrapping” folder I have another folder called “Digi Scrapping Kits” and in this folder I have all of my digital scrapping kits.
This is my file system I use in my “Digi Scrapping Kits”:
00 Terms of Use (I add all of the designers TOU in this folder)
0 Birthday
1 Winter
2 Valentines
3 St Patrick
4 Easter
5 Spring
6 Summer
7 Independence Day
8 School/Sports
9 Fall
10 Halloween
11 Thanksgiving
12 Christmas
The point behind this number system is to have the numbers stand for the month of the year. For example, Easter is in April, the fourth month of the year.
I don’t separate my kits. I like to keep all of my kits together in their own folder. For example, my “6 Summer” folder would have all of my summer themed kits with the folder name Designer_Kit Name. In the designer_kit name folder I would have the kit preview, a folder for Elements, and a folder for Papers.
Now for all of my other kits that wont go in any of my other folders. I have these folders:
13 Boy
14 Girl
15 Fun-Carnivals
16 Zoo-Animals
17 Outdoors
18 Misc Kits
For these I would put the kits that would follow the theme of the folder. If it was a fishing kit I would add it to the “17 Outdoors” folder. So on, so froth.
I hope I didn’t lose you all with this long post. If you have any questions please ask.
Tomorrow (7/15/11) I will post on how to organize your layout templates.

7 Ways To Get More Traffic

These are a few things that has helped me get traffic to my blog.

1. Have an active blog.
It’s very important to have an active blog. Don’t post something once or twice a month. Try to post something at lest twice a week. This will show your readers that you are here to stay in the blog word.

2. Freebies
This is a great way to get people over to your blog. Try to create freebies that will get people wanting more. Create what others might be looking for. Most scrappers
would like a quicker way to scrap. By helping them scrap quicker, create a predicate scrapbook page(s), quick page(s), or layout template(s).

3. Blog Trains
Blog trains are fun to join in on. It will also bring more people to your blog.

4. Posting your freebies at other sites.
When you post your freebie on your blog advertise it at other sites. Some sites will allow you to post your freebies and link it to your blog.
These are the sites I like to post at:
STS Freebie forum
Craft Crave
Member Specialties at DST
DigiScrap Depot
Creative Busy Hands

5. Add your blog URL to Yahoo, Google, and Bing.

6. Blog Hops
There are tons and tons of blog hopes out there. I have googled blog hops for this post so you can pick which one you would like best. I have also found this post on How To Get Involved Into Blog Hops.

7. Join Blog Top Sites
A great way to build up your followers is to join a Top Blog Site.
These are the ones I use:
5 Star Digital Scrapbooking Sites
Picket Fence Blogs

**There are more Top Sites and Freebie Posting Sites out there that you can use. These are only the ones I use.

Hope this helps you. If you have any other suggestions please add them below.