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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 …

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
Scrapbooking Tips: Using Interactive Elements

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing another of my Scrapbooking Tips: Using Interactive Elements. I get asked a lot how to add interactive elements to a scrapbooking layout especially with the page protector getting in the way. It’s actually much easier than you think if you cheat a little.     Scrapbooking Tips: Using Interactive Elements The idea behind interactive elements is that there are moving parts on your page. Something on the page can be opened, turned or moved in any way. That adds interest, sophistication and fun to the page. It works great on mini album pages but when you want to add it to a 12×12 layout you have a problem with the page protector. There are two ways to solve this problem. The first,which I like less and is more tricky is to cut the page protector and allow the moving part to be on the outside. For example if you have a flap gently …

Friday, September 1st, 2017
Create Your Own Paper with Sizzix Dies

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you how to Create Your Own Paper with Sizzix Dies. We usually use dies to create embellishments for a scrapbook page, a card or any other project. But today I want to share a little different idea.     Create Your Own Paper with Sizzix Dies If you want to use your dies in a different way then try creating a 12×12 lace paper with them. To do that you’ll need some dies in bulky shapes like flowers for example. It will not work with delicate or small dies because you need enough space to attach them to each other and they need to be able to carry the weight of the paper.     Cut the dies from different but matching papers and then start attaching them together while leave an empty space between the shapes. Keep adding shapes until you created a large enough “paper”. Then take a …

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