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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 …

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Fast and Easy Vintage Layout

Hi dear crafty friends! Have you created any scrapbook pages lately? Today I’m sharing a Fast and Easy Vintage Layout I created after neglecting scrapbooking for awhile. I still want to go back to doing more scrapbooking and I hope you’ll join me. This layout is really fast and easy and you don’t need too many supplies to create it.     Fast and Easy Vintage Layout Whenever I’m stuck or I want to create a fast layout that will not require too much time or supplies I always go back to the basics. The basics for me is the paper. When I started scrapbooking there were hardly any supplies here and I had to improvise a lot. Part of that was to find everything I needed for a layout on the patterned paper I was working with. I used to cut out the images and used them as embellishments for my layout as well as for the background and …

Sunday, September 10th, 2017
Interactive Scrapbook Pocket Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I thought it would be fun to share with you how to create an Interactive Scrapbook Pocket Page. I don’t do Project Life but I can sure relate to the trend of micro scrapbooking or pocket pages. I think it’s a great idea to document memories in a fast and space efficient way. So I wanted to share an idea of how you can jazz your pages a little.     Interactive Scrapbook Pocket Page The first problem you have when you work with a pocket page is the space. On one hand it’s enough to document a complete week full of memories and experiences. On the other hand it’s sometimes too small for everything you want to document. In mini albums and 12×12 pages you can solve this problem by adding paper “real estate” in a form of an interactive mechanism. But here we come to another problem… the pockets.     The pockets …

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