Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Using 3 4x6 Photos on a Layout

If you're like me, you have too many photos to use just one on a layout.  And, if you're like me, your photography skills have improved since you started scrapbooking.  Now there isn't as much distracting background to crop out.  A 12 x 12 page gives you plenty of room to fit 3 4x6 photos on a page, without having to crop anything out of the pictures.  Plus, you'll have room for journaling (VERY important) and even some embellishments.  Here's the most recent layout I've done, from Halloween of last year.  (This layout is based on a sketch by Becky Higgins.)  Happy Crafting!

Halloween '07 (L)Halloween '07 (R)   

Monday, May 12, 2008

Scallop Contest

Here's the first entry in my  Scallop Contest .  It's by Barbara Clayton, AKA Lucia on Scrapbook Queens .  I love not only Barb's scalloped embellishments, but also her choice of colors and the way she has laid out her photos.  They're great photos, too!  Her heartfelt journaling brings it all together.  Great job, Barb!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Some Mother's Day Cards

Since Mother's Day is quickly approaching, I thought I'd share some ideas for quick Mother's Day cards.  I used Twinkling H2Os to color in the images on these cards.





For the  butterfly card, I painted directly on the solid butterfly stamp.  (This is a 2-step stamp set from Stampin' Up.)  Then I embossed the outline butterfly stamp with black glitter embossing powder.  For the greeting, I again painted directly on the Hero Arts background stamp, but this time I used Staz On for the greeting.  I added a few butterfly eyelets, and that was it!  I was very happy with the watercolor effect on this one.

The second card was easy to do also.  I stamped the image (Great
Impressions) with Staz On and painted it in with the H2Os.  I added
glitter to all the dots by using a Sakura glue pen and then sprinkling  translucent
prisma glitter onto the dots.  I did the greeting the same way that I
did the butterfly greeting.  A quick final border in yellow with the
H2Os, and I was done.

Happy Mother's Day!










Monday, May 5, 2008

Paper Crafting Tip #31: Try Some Scallops! They're good for you!

No, not the kind you eat!  I mean the kind you create with punches, die cut machines, and scissors.  Scalloped edges are all the rage right now; and, while I don't consider myself a very trendy person, once in a while, something comes along (or is revived) that really catches my eye and inspires me to try something new.  Whether I'm using my new Threading Water punch by Fiskars or creating embellishments and borders with my Cricut Design Studio, I just can't resist scallops. 

I made this card for a 3-year-old girl's birthday. The dot stamps are by Hero Arts, the
sundress stamp is by Impression Obsession, and the Happy Birthday is TAC. The
ribbon is by May Arts.  I used my Threading Water punch to make the scallops.

I'd love to see what you create!  Post a comment AND send me a scan/photo of your scalloped creation, and I will enter your name in a drawing for a little surprise gift from me.  Remember, you must post a comment AND send me a jpeg of your creation in order to be eligible for the prize.  Have fun, and HAPPY CRAFTING!

*All entries must be received by May 31 (2008!).