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Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Scrapbooking Tips: Frame Your Photos

Hi dear crafty friends! Today on Scrapbooking Tips: Frame Your Photos! Photos are the main element on a layout. That is what tells the story and sets the mood for the design. So the photo needs to pop out and be the most visible element on the page!      Scrapbooking Tips: Frame Your Photos One of the ways to make your photo pop is to frame it. The most easy and well known method is to create a mat around the photo but I have a few more ideas to frame your photos: 1. Arrange embellishments around the photo and create clusters that slightly overlap the edges of the photo. The embellishments will draw your eyes to the photo!     2. Use an embellishment like a window to frame the photo. This embellishment can be from wood, chipboard or resin as long as it has some height to it. The 3D effect will draw your eye to the …

Friday, March 16th, 2018
Scrapbooking Tips: Using Unusual Backgrounds

Hi dear crafty friends! Today on Scrapbooking Tips: Using Unusual Backgrounds. What is an unusual background? It’s any background other than a piece of paper! Yes! you can creates scrapbooking layouts on other materials which are not a 12×12 paper!     Scrapbooking Tips: Using Unusual Backgrounds Any material that is flat enough and sturdy enough to hold photos and embellishments can be a background for a layout. Using a different material than paper will make your pages a lot more interesting and unique. Here are a few ideas: Lace paper: I love lace papers. They are challenging to work on because they are full of holes but they are great for tying things and layering!     DIY lace paper: Create your own lace paper by attaching together cut out shapes. You’ll be able to create any type of pattern that you need for any layout!     Metal wire: It’s basically another type of lace paper because it’s not …

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
Scrapbooking Tips: Using Circle Photos

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing on Scrapbooking Tips: Using Circle Photos. I think using square or rectangle photos all the time is a little boring. let’s jazz things up by changing the photo’s shape!       Scrapbooking Tips: Using Circle Photos         Instead of using rectangle or square photos on your pages try cutting your photos in a circle shape. You can use a circle cutting system or if you don’t have one draw a circle on a piece of cardstock and create a template. Then trace the circle on your photo with a pencil and cut with scissors. Using circle photos can: Add movement to the page because the circle has a flow to it that you can’t get in a square. Add interest by changing the normal shape you would expect to see to a new and surprising shape. Add an artistic look to your page just by adding a new shape. …

Sunday, December 31st, 2017
What’s in My Head Layout with Graphic 45

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share What’s in My Head Layout with Graphic 45 papers I created. I almost never create pages with my own photos but this funky layout has not only a photo of my face but also some really fun embellishments that I added to it.     What’s in My Head Layout with Graphic 45 The theme of this page was something about us. I had to think a lot about how to show all the things that fill my head and I came up with this whimsical way.  First I took a black and white photo of me and cut out my head like an opening lid. I added lots of different pieces on the page to show all the thoughts and ideas that are “poring” out of my head.  Then I cut all the images from different Graphic 45 papers and also added a title with some letter stickers. A creative …

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
Scrapbooking Tips: Adding People Backs’ Photos

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing on Scrapbooking Tips: Adding People Backs’ Photos. Usually we take photos of people when we see their faces but I also like to take photos when people have their back turned. It’s different, it’s unusual and it brings an interesting dimension to the page. Here’s how I do it…     Scrapbooking Tips: Adding People Backs’ Photos First let me say that taking photos of people’s backs is not only fun but it can even be better. Why? because this way people are in their natural state and not posing for the camera. They don’t even notice that you’re taking their photo so their behavior is free and real. You get the best photos this way.     When I create a page with these photos I go through my design process like I always do. I try to leave the photo the center of my page and not make the page too …

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Scrapbooking Tips: the Secret to Layering

Hi dear crafty friends! It’s time for another tip that will help you make your layouts better. Today on Scrapbooking Tips: the Secret to Layering. One of the most important elements of a beautiful layout, other than the photo, is the layers. Here’s how to achieve detailed and great looking layers…     Scrapbooking Tips: the Secret to Layering Constructing a good layout is all about the embellishments and details. But that is not enough! They need to be placed on the layout in a way that they compliment and enhance the photo and not just sit around it “floating”. The way to do that is by layering the embellishments and creating clusters around the photo. Not only the embellishments are layered. In this layout you can see that the first layer on the page is paint. Then on top of it there are several layers of stamping. Layering stamping is easy when you use different size of stamps. Another …

Friday, October 6th, 2017
Scrapbooking Tips: Using Flowers on Boys Layouts

Hi dear crafty friends! It’s time for another scrapbooking tips and today on Scrapbooking Tips: Using Flowers on Boys Layouts. If you think you can’t use flowers on boys pages because it’s too girly or feminine you are wrong! I have a few examples to show you…     Scrapbooking Tips: Using Flowers on Boys Layouts when I started scrapbooking I had a very clear division in my head when it came to what goes with girls layouts and what goes on boys layouts. guess what? I was completely wrong! We are living in an era when borders are very fluid when it comes to what is considered manly or girly. I’m not here to start a philosophical debate but I do think that scrapbooking has adopted this trend.       Adding flowers to boys or masculine layouts is so common today. if you haven’t tried it then please do. here are a few tips on how to do …

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