Thursday, July 31, 2014

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop










Welcome to August's Stamp of the Month blog hop! This month we are showcasing "What a Hoot" a set of  17 stamps and have over 60 consultants participating for lots of inspiration!  If you are coming from Krista's blog, you are on the right track. It's okay if you are starting here; just be sure to complete the circle so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects my fellow consultants have created.











The card I made this month:








This was an easy and quick card to make and I'm happy with the results.  I used a "Designer Creations slate paper bag" for my envelope and dressed it up with a band that hints of what's inside. The card was made using "Thistle" cardstock (what a beautiful new color!) and B&T from the "Scaredy Cat" paper pack; just two of the beautiful papers in our new Annual Inspirations Idea Book.









Now hop along to Maria's blog to enjoy more great artwork. If you get lost along the way, you can find the full list of bloggers here. Don't forget this set will only be available for the month of August. Contact your consultant or go here to order yours today!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tidbit Tuesday

Ask someone else to journal in your scrapbook for a change of pace. You will treasure the thoughts and handwriting of your children, friends, and relatives; and another perspective adds depth of interest.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tidbit Tuesday

If the colors in your photos are clashing with the colors you want to use in your layout, consider changing your photos to black and white.  This is easily accomplished with photo editing software or a quick trip to the store.

Monday, June 30, 2014

July's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to July's Stamp of the Month blog hop! This month we are showcasing "Circus Alphabet" a set of  68 stamps and have a bunch of consultants participating for lots of inspiration!  If you are coming from Susan's blog, you are on the right track. It's okay if you are starting here; just be sure to complete the circle so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects my fellow consultants have created.







I have been working on cleaning and organizing my scraproom this month; so I decided to make a card using my scraps. I just finished using the bright and cheery "Jubilee" paper packet so, that is where my color scheme came from.  




I had several pieces of cardstock that had been embossed which I cut into one inch squares to make the background. The letters were stamped and then colored with pencils.





The inside was decorated with some more scraps. The sentiment was stamped with the lower case letters from the set and put on a spring so it would pop up when the card is opened.




Now hop along to Maureen's blog to enjoy more great artwork. If you get lost along the way, you can find the full list of bloggers here. Don't forget this set will only be available for the month of July. Contact your consultant or go here to order yours today!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tidbit Tuesday

Become familiar with scrapbooking magazines and websites; like this blog.  These valuable tools can spark your creative juices, introduce new resources, and acquaint you with the latest techniques. It's also one way to become aware of upcoming trends in the industry and designers that you especially like.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tidbit Tuesday

Set aside special party and wedding invitations to use with the photos from that event.  It is helpful when you get ready to scrapbook those photos, to have the party information, colors, and themes right at your fingertips.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tidbit Tuesday

There is no "wrong" way to scrapbook. Each person's scrapbooking style will be unique. Don't feel bound by someone else's rules.