Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring is in the Air!

Hello-Darlene here!

Yes! Spring is finally in the air. With Easter around the corner I decided to make a mini album for a friend of mine. These make great gifts for family and especially grandparents. 
Here are some of the K & Co. products I used which were generously donated by EK Success.

There are pockets at each end of the mini album to tuck away some more pictures or journaling cards. On the large chipboard stickers I dusted the backs with some baby powder then adhered 3D foam squares along the edge of the chipboard so a photo could still be tucked behind it.

Here is the cover of the mini album-perhaps it would look cute with some ribbon tied around it to keep it closed.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

How to Mat a Photo -- Scrapbook Video Saturday

Make photos on a scrapbook page stand out by matting them. You can do a single mat, or multiple mats. Check out our tips in this week's video!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

You Make Me :)

Hey there Everyone! 

HAPPY SPRING!  This is Anna from St@mpAnna Designs.  I am here to share with you a card I made.  I thought this card was fitting for SPRING because of the Rainbow in the background.
 I used a white cardstock base.  Then some watercolor paper that I used my Distress inks on to give them the watercolor rainbow in the background. 

I cut from my silhouette the chevron design and adhered it on top of the watercolor paper.

I stamped my sentiment on white cardstock and cut it out and glued to the front of my card.  The little butterfly is from a Martha Stewart Punch.   

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

How to Crop a Photo -- Scrapbook Video Saturday

Scrapbooking our photos is fun and sometimes also challenging. Often we're reluctant to cut or crop our photos, but cropping can actually help you create an attractive and meaningful scrapbook page. Today's video offers tips on how to crop your photos to tell your story. Enjoy, and post your comments and questions!

You can also view How to Crop a Photo for Scrapbooking, and our other videos, on Howcast.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

How to Use a Paper Trimmer -- Scrapbook Video Saturday

Hi, Carla here with this week's video. Are you new to scrapbooking or card-making? One of the first tools you'll need is a paper trimmer. Before you buy one, check out today's video to see a couple of different types of trimmers. Then you can choose the type that's right for you.

It might seem to go without saying, but safety first! Always keep fingers away from the blade of your paper trimmer! 


Monday, March 3, 2014

A Lucky Printable

Hey Everyone!

Elizabeth here and guess what? It's your lucky day!  Today's post will be quick ... I promise. Blink and you might miss it. Lol. Anywho, I'm trying something new so fingers crossed today is also my lucky day and that things will work out as planned.  

Sure hope so. I have no Plan B.

Here's the backstory ... I needed an orange printable for my St. Patrick's Day bookshelf decor and soon discovered they were hard to find. Seems that green is the color of choice for "Lucky" themed prints ... who knew?  

I bet you're asking, why orange? Well ... my ancestors were Protestant Irish, not Catholic Irish. For this reason, my mom always insisted we don the orange rather than the green (which btw made for some bruised forearms in grade school) thus my decor reflects that heritage. Plus ... orange is just yummy. Mmmm ... orange cream slushes from Sonic ... now that's some serious yummy ... but I digress ...

So since I was having no luck finding an orange printable, I decided to make one of my own.  And because I like you dear readers, I'm sharing it (hopefully) with you.


It's simple. It's basic. It's my first attempt. But hey, at least I figured out how to create it in two color schemes.  Yay me!

So if Plan A works, click on the image below that you would like to download and magically something should happen to allow you to do that.  If it doesn't, Plan B will involve some more research and stress eating ... 

Lucky Printable Orange and Green PDF.pdf

Lucky Printable Green VerB PDF.pdf

Oh ... I suppose you would like to know the size ... it should be 5x7 ... if it prints larger than that, consider it a "free gift with purchase" : ).


Saturday, March 1, 2014

How to Design a Layout -- Scrapbook Video Saturday

When you're learning to scrapbook, one of the most difficult things can be creating a page that is attractive and cohesive. How do you know where to place your photos? Where to write your journaling? This video introduces a few guidelines to help you get started.

If you have trouble viewing this, go to How to Design a Scrapbook Layout on Howcast

Did you find this video helpful? What else would you like to know? We'd love to hear from you!