I don’t know what it was like for you in your neck of the woods this past weekend, but our area was absolutely beautiful and was the closest resemblance to Spring that we’ve had since last year. We got some flowers planted, grass seed poured and enjoyed the outdoors as much as we could. Days like those are hard to find to scrapbook, because you want to enjoy the weather, but you can always do it at night or early in the morning. Remember to make time for it, while still enjoying the beautiful weather. Here is what has been happening in the scrapbook blog all week.
Scrapbooking has literally grown in leaps and bounds in the past ten years or more. Everyday new innovative products are released or designed with the scrapbooker exclusively in mind. However, as the industry continues to grow and change, obviously so do the different trends.
Flowers have exploded around us, not just outside in the beautiful Spring weather, but also on our scrapbooking layouts, cards and other craft projects. Flowers seem to have no limits, in that they are also being used on masculine pages, which I also really enjoy seeing.
Ink pads are such a versatile supply. They are one of those things that were created for a specific use, to use with your rubber stamps, but they can go so much further than that. They are perfect for adding distressing or adding dimension to your scrapbooking layouts.
What a beautiful weekend we are having here in the Midwest. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and it is warm and spring like, finally! All of these nice sights made me start thinking about what inspires me.
Distressing your layouts adds dimension and appeal to your scrapbook layouts. It gives the layout an aged look, or a weathered look. There are several ways you can obtain a distressed look, and different materials you can use. Here are a few of the most common.
There is great satisfaction gained from trying a technique and discovering that it is something that either you are very good at, or that you really enjoy the look of.
In an earlier article I touched on there being no rules in scrapbooking. I suppose that isn’t exactly true, because there are certainly some thing you should or shouldn’t do. However, it depends on what your reasoning is behind the creation of that layout.
Have you ever found yourself wanting to create a layout about a situation, event or person that you had no photographs for? If you have, you are not alone.
It is a huge disappointment when you are looking through your photographs to create a layout and realize that the photographs you planned to use for an event are blurry, out of focus, too dark, too light or the focal object is cropped.
Creating layouts with your photographs is definitely the point of scrapbooking. Having a scrapbook page or layout with no journaling goes against everything I teach, but sometimes it happens and sometimes a photograph speaks for itself.
As any scrapbooker knows, inspiration comes from all over the place. Often it is what sparks our creativity and gets us making these amazing layouts.
In the many years that I have been scrapbooking, I have been asked more than once, my reasons for scrapbooking. While my main reasons haven’t ever changed, my goals and layouts and what they reflect have changed. Most people scrapbook to preserve their memories.
Here are a few extra articles that did not make a Week in Review:
Nobody could possibly believe that it is possible to find scrapbooking supplies in the bathroom? This is the second part of a two article series on discovering frugal supplies and embellishments in the bathroom of your own house.
Who in the world ever thought you could find scrapbooking supplies in the bathroom? Most scrapbookers would think you were nuts to even suggest it, but its possible. My frugal nature causes me to look for fun and innovative supplies and embellishments in the strangest of places.
With Springtime here finally, everyone around me is already getting ready for Spring Cleaning. So I decided to work on it myself too. Along with Spring cleaning, is a little bit of organizing too.
We all know scrapbooking supplies are expensive. Have you ever walked down the aisles of your local craft or scrapbooking supply store and see what they charge for so called embellishments? Did you know that you can get some of the same items for a lot less?
Albums are a definite must have supply for scrapbooking. Without them, there certainly would be no scrapbook, and with them, you have a beautiful legacy to pass along.
How many pages does a scrapbook album actually hold? This question is asked so frequently. In fact, I see it several times a week on a variety of message boards I frequent, so I thought I would address it and give you the best answer available.
The official first day of Spring is in just three short days. And Easter is this upcoming weekend. It seems as if Winter just flew by, even with all the cold weather and snow and ice everyone has been getting.
To see the previous Week in Reviews, click here.