Looking for a New Simple Technique to Try?

Do you ever sit and stare at your major stash of scrapbooking supplies and wonder what new techniques to try to add a little personality or flair to your pages? If you do, you are not alone. It is typical to find yourself in a rut and wonder what you can do about it. Here are a few new simple techniques you can try and implement into your scrapbook pages this weekend. Fun Techniques: Sculpting Paper Paper sculpture has been around a long time. However I found a new and creative way to use it in your paper projects from … Continue reading

Just Do it!

If you have always wanted to try your hand at home decorating or home improvement, you should go for it. Maybe there’s a wild color you have always loved or a really cool technique that you have always wanted to try. If so, you should just do it. Of course, you should gather plenty of information and get a little practice with techniques before attempting them on your walls or important pieces of furniture, but once you feel confident, you should do it. Try it out on an inexpensive piece of furniture or do only one wall until you’re sure … Continue reading

Challenge Yourself: No Cropping Allowed

Throughout my years of scrapbooking I have done more than my fair share of photo cropping. Actually, I love to crop photos. It is a great technique, but today I would like to challenge you to try to do an entire layout without any cropping. One big advantage to not cropping your photos is that it saves a lot of time. I completed the following two-page layout in about 20 minutes. That time even included the journaling. Notice how I used both vertical and horizontal photos. This helps break up the layout into sections, making it more pleasing to the … Continue reading

Travel Scrapbook

If you are like me, you take many pictures and collect a lot of memorabilia while traveling. By the time you arrive home, remembering everything you did each day can be almost impossible and organizing a pile of collected memorabilia can be daunting. Last month while I was on a plane flying to Europe, I read an article from the March Creating Keepsakes Magazine titled “Studio A: Scrapbooking on the Road“ by Ali Edwards. It was the prefect inspiration to create a scrapbook about my vacation while I was still on vacation. By the time I arrived home, the album … Continue reading

Using Foam Stamps with Paint on your Layouts

Paint can be used to paint boarders around pages and you could even make your own patterned paper. Paint can also be used on foam stamps to make quick titles or interesting patterns. Making Memories and Heidi Swapp carry come great fonts and designs in foam stamps. One of the best things about foam stamps it that they are very affordable. The Making Memories alphabets retail for $9.99 and the shape sets retail for $5.99. The Heidi Swapp alphabets retail for $18.99 and the shape sets retail for $4.99. This is far less expensive than traditional wood mounted or acrylic … Continue reading