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Daily Candy: Miss Ellaneous

I'm a terrible archivist -- photos in boxes or languishing online, love letters stuffed into drawers, the works. But this scrapbooking boutique is about to help me change my wicked ways. Or just read the full piece here after the jump.
May 1, 2007
Miss Ellaneous
scrap chic!

In your bag: Spice Girls tickets from ’98. Under your bed: Shoe boxes full of high-school love letters and a half-filled travel journal from that awesome Parisian vacay.

Ooh la la. Looks like someone’s history could use some organization.

Pack it over to Scrap Chic Boutique, a craft haven run by four hip school teachers who now offer classes in scrap booking, journaling, and general memory preservation.

Novices start with basics like page layout and cropping (at last, a place to reconcile Sweet Valley High with Baby-sitters fan club memorabilia). Advanced crafters can learn how to spiff up old albums. If you’re really in a rut, check out their BYOB memory sessions — part freestyle art class, part dinner.

Drop by an open table in back and take your pick of mod papers, ribbon, and gadgets like Sizzix, a nifty tool that makes die-cutting projects (like, say, 50 purple unicorns on the fly) look like child’s play.

No kidding.


Scrap Chic Boutique, 906 West College Avenue, Decatur (404-378-2115 or
scrapchicboutique.com).

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