Here is a quick look at some of the beautiful products that are now available at 20% off from these two manufacturers.
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Here is a quick look at some of the beautiful products that are now available at 20% off from these two manufacturers.
Monday, 18 August 2008
Inspiration is all around in the world. Turn on the television to check out your favorite celebrity's latest fashion, and this may lead to a new color scheme for one of your pages. Read a magazine and you may see a cute way of placing photographs and text on the page together. Billboards, advertisements, movie posters, and simply the scenes of your neighborhood can all become sources of inspiration if you look at the world with a scrapbooking eye.
Pictures are not the only things that can inspire a new page idea-words have a way of working themselves into your pages as well. A funny or moving quote can be used on a page as an embellishment, or perhaps a catchy phrase can become the theme and title of your layout. In any case, you may just need a break from the visual arts for awhile. Some of my best page ideas come to me when I'm doing something totally unrelated to layout design, such as reading. Take a break and walk away from your scrapbooking space. Perhaps a simple the change of scenery will motivate you to get back into the groove of creating original pages.
Friends can be a good source of inspiration as well. Ask for advice on your layout or, if they scrapbook as well, browse through some of their albums. You don't have to flat out copy their ideas, but perhaps a few of the elements you see on some of their pages can be put together to create a page of your own. You can also achieve this by browsing through scrapbooking publications such as magazines and books. Again, you don't have to create exactly what you see, but the mark of a good designer is the ability to make a technique his or her own.
The best source of inspiration should be your photographs. Pull colors from those in the pictures, and use the number and sizes of the pieces to determine what kinds of layouts are possible. Use your subject matter to inspire you as well. Children and pets work especially well for this, and with a little determination, you'll be back in the cropping chair again in no time.
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Here is a sample of some of the new products now available.
Monday, 11 August 2008
Computer is the best tool for scrapbooking in the 21st century. How can computers aid in pre-designing each page of your scrapbook. Here are the pointers on how to use the best-known scrapbooking tool.
USE COMPUTER SOFTWARE:
Third party scrapbooking softwares commonly used around have ready-made pages to choose from. If the designs are satisfactory, why buy from books stores if you can print your own? Of course, the printing itself may cost, but using softwares, the designs can even be enhanced. These image-ready applications are very user-friendly and designed for people who don't have too much skill in primitive graphics design.
HELP YOURSELF WITH POPULAR GRAPHIC ARTS EDITOR:
If you find other ready-made designs from applications too impersonal, then you can do your own with the aid of graphic arts software. You can scan your old picture or take a shot with digital camera, make layouts from different backgrounds, combine multiple photos from your collection, and adjust how it will look on your page.
Graphic Arts Editors have built in good fonts to choose from. In this case, you can use any to satisfy your design liking. For professional outcome, this is only applicable to those who have the skill to use the editor. People whose works are inclined to digital arts have the advantage for creating very modern scrapbooks.
Graphic Arts Editor can enhance photos, correct lens errors, clean dust/specks, blur and sharpen images, change the color and many other corrective measures.
There are ways of accomplishing scrapbooks with the aid of computer printers. You can start a semi-finished scrapbook with bordered boxes for photos, or you can do a complete printable scrapbook with no more mess. In other words, you can print a designer page or the complete digital scrapbook.
What comes along is the choice of paper to use. Specific inkjet paper with varying thickness, surface and texture can be accommodated by branded printers. The scrapbook can be printed double-sided or one-sided.
When complexities started with computers, the most important aspect in doing printed materials with computer starts with resolutions. If the user is not so familiar on resolution behavior seen on screens versus the printed output, then it is the time to start asking an expert and have some background info on how it can affect the print from the start of the layout. For people with background on graphic arts, this is still not an average issue. It is a very crucial one in order to have the best print using a specified appropriate paper.
In conclusion, scrapbooking must adhere with modernization. The greatest advantage of using computer as basic tool is the capability to back up the file and keep it for future printing. Or even if you have done a conventional scrapbook, computers still can manage the scanning and reproduction of scrapbooks.
Article by: NICHOLAS TAN
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
As soon as I saw the flower above I wanted to know how to make it, luckily Fernanda has posted instructions on how to make this Kusudama Rose. There wasn't any other instructions for her other other paper pieces, hopefully more will be posted one day! This is definitely one blog worth looking at to see some some amazing paper crafts.
Now once I get some time up my sleeve I am going to attempt to make this beautiful Kusudama Rose to add to my own scrapbooking page or paper craft project.
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
1 sheet Whoop De Doo cardstock
4 sheets Whoop De Doo patterned paper
Whoop De Doo rub-ons
Whoop De Doo chipboard
Black glitter letter stickers
Use your cardstock as your base. Trim one piece of patterned paper to 8 3/8x7 inches and adhere to the cardstock.
Trim the second piece of patterned paper to 10.5x3.25 inches and adhere it to the cardstock.
Trim the third piece of patterned paper to 10 7/8x2 inches and adhere it to the cardstock.
Trim the fourth sheet of patterned paper to 3.25x9.5 inches and adhere it to the cardstock. Embellish with the chipboard, rub-ons and letter stickers.
Monday, 4 August 2008
This month I am sponsoring their August Product Challenge, and the winner will receive this great scrapbooking pack from GCD Studios.
To find out whats involved to win this awesome prize pack read this August Product Challenge post at the Aussie Scrapbooking website.
Thursday, 31 July 2008
- Create a title by swiping acrylic paint across letter stickers. Carefully remove the letter stickers to reveal the title.
- Use mini file folders to hide journalling on your layout.
- Print your photos on textured cardstock to create produce an artistic and creative result.
- add intrigue to a layout by enclosing messages to min-envelopes on your layout.
- Add depth to a photo by printing your journalling on vellum then layering it over your photos.
- When cutting out a stencil font with a craft knife you can also use the frame over patterned paper.
- A great way to fit many photos onto a layout is to overlap each photo slightly.
- Print lines of journalling on different pieces of cardstock and affix them to your layout.
- Scrunch, sand and ink alphabet stickers before adding them to your layouts for an aged look.
- For a really unique look enlarge a photo and colour copy it onto a piece of clear cardstock.
Monday, 28 July 2008
2 sheets 12x12 cardstock from Whoop De Doo Collection
2 sheets patterned paper from Whoop De Doo Collection
Whoop De Doo ribbon
Whoop De Doo epoxy
Whoop De Doo chipboard
Blue glitter letter stickers
Use one piece of cardstock as your background. Trim the second piece of cardstock to 10x10 inches and adhere it in the center of the other piece of cardstock.
Trim one piece of patterned paper into a 1x9-inch strip. Adhere the strip to the page. Cut the second piece of patterned paper into one 6-inch circle and one 3.5-inch circle. Adhere both circles to the page. Trim a piece of ribbon to 7.75 inches and angle the ends. Adhere the ribbon to the page. Choose a large chipboard shape for an accent. Embellish with the epoxy and chipboard.
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
There are many different types of scrapbooks you can make for the recipient. One of my favorite types of themes makes a good gift for a graduate or someone moving away-use pictures from throughout the years of the person growing up and end with a recent picture and some blank pages so the album an be continued. Pages made as a continuation make good future gifts as well. This is also a good idea for couples celebrating their wedding or anniversary. Instead of just having a traditional wedding album, include pictures of both people from before they met and then create pages of their life together.
Gathering pictures for these albums might call for you to be a bit sneaky. Talk to friends and family members. Remember, never scrapbook using a person's original photographs without asking first. Instead, make high-quality color copies at your local photocopy center. If you use the machine correctly, you shouldn't be able to tell the different between the originals and the copies. By careful to replace the photographs exactly as you found them, not only to prevent the recipient from finding out the surprise, but also as a common courtesy. Even some people who do not do scrapbooking have very precise systems for keeping their photographs in order.
If you don't have access to photographs or want to give a gift to someone who likes to do the scrapbooking on their own, try making a layout album for the person. This is an empty album of sorts-you do all the page designing and let the person crop and add their own photographs. They can use the album as given or remove the pages in groups or singularly to add to an album they are currently creating. Perhaps your best bet for an avid scrapbooker is not an album, however, but a box full of supplies or a gift certificate to a local craft supply store. You can still personalize this gift by choosing papers to coincide with specific events in a person's life-for example, buy beach-themed paper for someone who recently bought a beach house, or buy letter stamps that spell out specific names. With a little creativity, you can use your love of the craft to give a perfect gift to anyone.
Article by Tom Ambrozewicz, one of the pioneers in using breakthrough articles audio technology on his web sites. You can read or listen to all scrapbooking tips at http://www.ask-how.info/scrapbooking
Sunday, 20 July 2008
All you need is chipboard letters, I used TLC Monograms Outerwear and mounted them onto TLC Monogram Chips. Now get some small scraps of chipboard (about 1 inch by 1/4 inch wide), for the letter "R" I have used one strip, and for the letter "K" I have used 2 strips.
Score and fold these strips of chipboard at a 1/4 inch in and adhere the 1/4inch fold to the bottom of your chipboard letter so the letters can stand up on their own. Adhere the the 3/4 section of your chipboard strip to the centre of your fleurish box.
4 pieces of cardstock (or patterned paper)
Double-sided tape (or glue)
1. Choose 4 pieces of 12x12 Cardstock (you can also use patterned paper). If you want the lid to match the outside of your box, 2 of the pieces need to match.
2. (To Make Lid) Choose the cardstock you will use for your lid. Create your lid following this pattern this pattern.
5. Layer your papers largest on the bottom to smallest on top. Glue the pieces together at the center square (see image in step 3).
6. Fold all pieces upward toward you to form the box.
7. Embellish each page with photos and other embellishments. Also decorate the outside of box and lid as you wish. The flower I made for the lid was made using the instructions from Aussie Scrap Source - Little Box of Love off the page kit.
To make the "pop-up" letters in the middle see my next post here.
Thursday, 17 July 2008
- Use a line from a song to as the title of your layout.
- Make a pocket using the same paper as the background, then stitch around it in a contrasting colour.
- Cut patterned paper into strips, place it randomly on the page and sew the edges for definition.
- Cut flowers from patterned paper and stain and crinkle them, then ink the edges when dry.
- Swipe acrylic paint against the grain of the cardstock to create a rippled effect.
- Sketch out your layout first, to make it quicker to put together.
- Take a photo of the environment your subject is based in, to enlarge and use as printed paper or embellishments.
- Write journalling in a semi-circle rather than the traditional box.
- Scrapbooking your child's artwork is a great way to display and preserve it.
- Mount letter stickers to patterned papers and trim leaving a border to create titles.
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
ALL Scrapbooking Products are still 20-50% Off, and that includes all new products.
Some New Products from SEI
Some New Products from Heidi Swapp
Some New Products from We R Memory Keepers
Some New Products from Cosmo Cricket
Monday, 14 July 2008
Patterned Paper (I have used GCD Studios Rose Colored Glasses - Droopy Vines)
2 different coloured ribbon
Wire stem flowers
Letter stickers (I have used GCD Studios Letter Stickers - White Glitter)
1. Paint your wooden doorhanger in your chosen colour, the front will be covered with paper so you only need 1 coat, do 2 coats of paint for the sides and back of doorhanger. Leave to dry.
2. Mark the outline of your doorhanger onto your patterned paper, then cut out your doorhanger shape. It doesn’t have to be really neat as we will sandpaper the paper later.
3. Using your Mod Podge adhere your cutout doorhanger shape to the front of wood doorhanger.
4. Once mod podge is completely dry, sand the edges to get rid off the overhanging paper, this is really easy to do and gives your end result a professional finish.
5.Varish or use your mod podge to seal the doorhanger. Wait to dry.
6. Once dry it is time to embellish your doorhanger. Get two lengths of different coloured ribbon and wrap it around the top of the hanger and tie a knot, twist two wire stem flowers around the ribbon at the knot. Do the same at the bottom of the doorhanger, if you tie the knots tight enough you shouldn't need to glue ribbon down, if the ribbon is a bit lose just add a little glue to the ribbon at the back of the hanger.
7. Use alphabet stickers to add your child's name to the center of the doorhanger.Finished! You can decorate your doorhangers using a variety of different embellishments, here's a couple of examples using stickers, chipboard, ribbon and a photo.
Sunday, 13 July 2008
Thursday, 10 July 2008
All Rub-ons now 20% OFF
Scrapbooking Kits and Off The Page Kits up to 50% OFF
Embellishments up to 30% OFF
These bargains and heaps more are now available online at Everlasting Scrapbooks, but remember this sale will only be on for a short time!