Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Java Jive

When I'm making cards for mass production I like to use solid image stamps.  But when making one or two, I love coloring.  There is something therapeutic about focusing on a simple line image and color within the lines.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

cake anyone?

 This color scheme is suggested by Stampin' UP! in the catalog.  Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point and Pear Pizazz...perfect for birthdays for boys and girls.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sale-a-Bration set

 This is one of the simply beautiful cards that can be created using the FREE sale-a-bration set!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

borders and mats

One of the simplest scrapbook lay outs is to use a border on the edge of the page...then use a mat for the most important picture on the page.  This is what I did on this page.  Don't forget to throw in a few accents like the ornament on the top right.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Titles and Journaling

Some scrapbookers make a point to title every page...I title some pages.  I used both stamps and freehand letters to create this title.  By stamping the letters close to each other I was able to trim around the stamped letters, then mount on a second sheet of cardstock and trim again to create a mat.  This became a quick easy way for me to create titles in my 2008 scrapbook.  I love adding a few buttons and brads to make it pop!

More important than the page title is the journaling on the page.  Don't stress about spelling or handwriting...just do it.  Tell the story of the picture...what do you remember?

Here are some ideas for journaling:
  • Write a letter to the person in the picture.
  • List activities that were going on.
  • Don't forget to list peoples names.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Getting ready to scrapbook

 For me, the hardest part of scrapbooking is getting ready to scrapbook.  When I was on the retreat the other women their were all sharing how we organize or pictures, supplies and even our scrapbooks.  Here's how I do it.

I keep my calendar from each year and I go through the calendar and make a list of all the important things that happened in our family in that year.  Remember, my goal of the scrapbook is to tell the story of my family for that year.  After I have the list of important events I then start looking for the pictures.  Sometimes this is me calling friends or family members and asking for a copy of a picture.  Once I have the pictures I organize them with the calendar and add any memorabilia to it.