Scrapbooking Week in Review for January 28-February 4, 2008

I hope after the seemingly endless hustle and bustle of the holiday season, things are finally settling down for you. Hopefully you are able to steal away a few moments here and there to work on your layouts and get organized. Perhaps you could even learn some new techniques and try out some new products. What’s been going on around here lately? Let’s find out.

Designing With Stamps On Your Scrapbook Layouts

Have you ever found that you don’t have the right embellishment for a page, or perhaps your background isn’t to your liking? Maybe you have an idea in your head, but you cannot seem to find what you are looking for at the stores or online.

Traditional Vs. Digital

How do you make the decision to be a digital scrapbooker as opposed to a traditional scissor and paper scrapbooker? Well, as any life decision you make the one that works best for you. However, you can also weigh the options and see if there is one that makes more sense to you.

How To Get Faux Burnt Edging For Your Scrapbook Layouts and Embellishments

Learning new techniques is one of my favorite things to do. When that new technique is something that is as versatile as creating a burnt edge look, I go a bit crazy. I have used the technique on dozens of layouts lately. I’d like to show you how to create your own faux burnt edge look.

New Product Alert: Blooms Laser Ruler

It takes something very special to make me get all warm and fuzzy inside when it comes to scrapbooking gadgets. My heart is saved much more for the papers and embellishments and not as much for the gadgets. Until I laid eyes on this little gem.

How To Create Your Own Metal Tags (2)

We have been learning how to create your own coordinating metal rimmed tags to use on your layouts. At this point in the previous steps, you should have at least one empty tag and your supplies gathered together to create your new tag.

Digital Scrapbooking Products: Scrapbook Max® Software

There are a wide variety of digital scrapbooking software products available to meet just about any needs. For even $10.00 you can get a program that does a simple job of allowing you to create a layout, but typically these programs don’t come with any other advantages.

How To Create Your Own Metal Tags (1)

Most scrapbookers are looking for elements or embellishments that coordinate with their layouts. Either the paper that is used or the embellishment is the same color, or theme. Finding metal tags that coordinate with different layouts is difficult.

How To Make a Criss Cross Card (2)

We have been learning how to create a criss cross card which can also be used as a fun journaling pocket amongst other things. Your layouts will really shine with these adorable projects. Click Here For How To Make a Criss Cross Card (1) It is now time to glue our card together.

How To Make a Criss Cross Card (1)

Scrapbooking is my passion first and foremost, but for the past couple of months I have discovered card making and am absolutely in love with it. It is a great way to use up your scraps and extra embellishments as well as spread a little cheer among family and friends.

Nicole Humphrey writes articles for the Scrapbooking Blog and for the Frugal Blog. She also guest blogs on a variety of topics. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.