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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beginner Scrapbooking - A Basic Supply LIst

A supply list for the beginner in scrapbooking is essential for anyone starting this consuming hobby. Without a list to guide you, you will jump from shop to shop, website to website and buy anything that takes your fancy. Before you know it, you'll have spent more than you intended, and purchased items you don't know what to do with. So, let's start off with our list and add just a small amount of detail to ensure you understand what you're intending to purchase. Basic Supply List 1. Scrapbook Album 2. Adhesives 3. Scissors 4. Photo / newspaper clipping 5. Pen The Scrapbook Album The scrapbooking album is used to present in a special way all those things that are meaningful to you. There are many different colors, sizes and designs of albums. The most important thing you need to know about an album is whether it is acid and lignin free. It must be both of these to be suitable for scrapbooking. Cost is another aspect of the album and it can vary widely. Pick an album that you feel will suit your needs. To start off your hobby choose a smaller size album that is easier to fill. A popular size is 8 1/2x11. Move onto a larger size when you gainAdhesives Be very careful when choosing adhesives as the wrong type will ruin a photo and possibly other sensitive items you have on your page. Always choose a photo-safe adhesive. Having said that you can buy this type of adhesive in the form of glue sticks, glue dots and double sided tape to name a few. Scissors The truly experienced scrapper, tends to have some pretty fancy gear including scissors with a patterned cutting edge. You don't need these to start off with (except if you really want them of course). A nice sharp quality pair of plain scissors will suffice. Most scrappers also have a cutter enabling you to slice off paper etc. with a straight edge. This is not essential when you are learning as it is an additional cost, but if you have difficulty maintaining straight lines this item will solve your problem. Photos and Clippings These are the central items that you will put into your scrap book. These provide the subject and hence the theme for your page, and their selection will determine what your scrapbook is all about. Choose the best quality photos or clippings, with good color that are sharply focused. If you use poor quality or out of focus photos or clippings, it will downgrade the quality of your work. Pen This is something that is easy to overlook. Beginner scrapbookers tend to focus so much on what they need to put into their album that they tend to forget that the album is incomplete without some sort of detail describing what the page is all about. This is called journaling and you can not use any old pen, it has to be one that does not bleed (leak out into the paper away from your writing). A good first choice is a pigma pen, and the best color is black. In Closing I hope this list has provided you with the guidance you need to make informed decisions about what you will purchase when you do select your first scrapbooking supplies.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

scrapbooking art

The Art of Scrapbooking With scrapbooking, not only are you creating artistic arrangements and layers of objects, but you are doing it around an evocative theme. Scrapbook art always includes: 1. photos around which the theme is developed; and words or “journaling” which evoke, explain and expand on the theme. The words form an integral part of the artistic arrangement. Scrapbookers love to play with and combine fonts to give words visual expression. Just as we use tone and volume to add expression to the spoken word, scrapbookers use fonts, letter placement and color to express their ideas and form a page that is pleasing to the eye. Just as words can be spoken melodically or harshly, softly or loudly, the words on a scrapbook page can visually shout, whisper, sing or pray. I suppose a beginner could “go it alone” artistically, but I found it inspiring and very helpful to view other scrappers’ work in order to appreciate the range of possibilities before I began. If you’re fortunate enough to have a friend who scrapbooks, ask if you can look at her work. Also subscribe to scrapbooking magazines. To begin scrapbooking, it is very valuable to see how varied the art can be. No two scrappers will interpret a theme the same way. This gave me a sense of artistic license when I started. There is no one right way! Four artists, given a theme and even a page layout, will invariably provide vastly different interpretations. In fact, such contests are held periodically. The results are something to behold. If you still feel overwhelmed after seeing the work of experienced scrappers (or maybe due to seeing their work!), start with one of the themed kits that are available in craft shops. For the more adventuresome beginner, it’s time to plan your page and make a shopping list! First decide on the size for your page. The most popular size is 12 x 12”. One scrapper explained that’s because you get more “real estate” to decorate. Decide on your theme and select photos for your page. Scrappers frequently use photos from the same shoot. This helps, not only as far as sticking with the theme goes, but also aids color coordination. Look for colors that dominate or accent the photos to decide on the colors for your background and trims. Be sure you have the ability to get reprints should you damage one of your photos. Accidents do happen. Scan your original to a digital file if you don’t have a negative or digital camera file. Have any valuable old photos professionally copied. There are two reasons for this: newer papers and newer inks both add durability. Plan your journaling: what title and other words can you use to tie the photos together? Take your time with this step. Let your concept evolve and take shape. Think about your audience and especially the person or people in the photos. What will evoke a smile or wonderful memory for them? Diagram a few layouts with your photos to settle on a balanced composition and give you an idea of how much other “real estate” you have to play with. Your diagram will include some or all of the following: background paper; slashes or splotches of other papers; text box(es); a title box; and your photos. Next consider what additional elements and techniques you will use to decorate: stamping; embossing; buttons; brads; ribbons; rub-ons; tags in paper or even glass or metal; twill tape; envelopes; and tiny embellishments. “Tiny embellishments” is a whole industry that was practically launched by scrapbook art. If you remember being enthralled by doll house furniture and accessories as a child, you will be both enchanted and taken back to one of childhood’s joys by scrapbooking embellishments. Your shopping list is almost complete and should look something like this. 1. Background paper(s): size and color(s). Be sure any paper that will touch your photos is acid-free (archival quality). 2. Accent paper(s). Album, D-ring binder or frame and perhaps page protectors or glass. Ditto on “acid-free”. 3. Letters: your choice of rub-ons, stamps, metal glue-on letters, stickers, die-cut letters, old fashioned “typewriter key” letters. [You can also create some text using computer graphic or word processing programs.] 4. Ideas for embellishments. Just brainstorm and jot down some items, but allow yourself to be inspired by what you find. Check out these sites:

Monday, June 18, 2012

scrapbooking for beginers I guess the first thing would be to actually figure out if you were up to it. Scrapbooking is definitely a hobby and like every one I know, I don’t think you would want to waste any of your time or money. So some of the things you could think about to help you figure out whether or not you’re up to for this hobby are: • Are you organized? • Do you like pictures? • Do you like taking pictures? • Do you like making layouts? • Do you like journaling? • Are you patient? • Are you creative? • Do you have the time? • Do you have the space?What Kind Of Pictures Do You Have? • Parties • Weddings • Birthdays • Vacations • Family get-togethers Figuring that out would help you more to figure out what style you are or want as long as it matches the pictures. • Dark colors • Light colors • Types of cutters • Types of pages • Page designs If you have done and figured out all of those… it is time to start scrapbooking! Scrapbooking for beginners can at times be overwhelming, which is totally understandable. No Ideas? There are classes available which are really helpful because they have some scrapbooking supplies that you might not have which means you have a chance of trying the product out first before you buy it. While attending classes you also get a chance to see other people’s scrapbook albums and this might help you create your own. Scrapbooking is a great way of preserving your memories. It might be time consuming but it is rewarding in the end.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

music png note in a circle

here are some nice png notes
music clipart note

music clipart note record
music clipart note

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

find your scrapbook style

One great way to determine your own scrapbooking style is to look at the work of others. Most Scrapbookers I know started out as “scraplifters.” A scraplifter is one who sees a great technique or layout design in another scrapper’s album, in a magazine, or online (e. g. the Layout Gallery) and copies it using their own materials and photos. An interesting thing happens when this approach is taken. I call it “style discovery and imprinting.” The Scrapbooker admires layouts, mimics their designs, and ends up completing layouts that she learns from. The more she does this, the more her confidence grows, and the more apt she is to break out, have confidence and find her own style. Before introducing a new clothing line, many fashion designers give their buyers and suppliers an overall impression of the image they want to portray. They often do this through a collage method called “mood boards.” A fashion mood board may contain cutouts from books or magazines, key words or phases, fabric swatches, music selections, and much more. Any sensory item that gives the viewer an idea of the designer’s direction is attached to the mood board. In scrapbooking, you can use this same image-collage technique to determine your own style which will help you design and construct your layouts

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tips And Tricks For Photos And Images

you're incorporating pictures of any kind into your scrap book, why not set them off with an unusual finish? This could be an original idea for a border or frame -- or an arrangement of several items on the page to add a little drama. Here are a couple of tips that might do well for a children's album -- perhaps a keepsake baby scrapbook, or just a page for a boy or girl. Adding Dimension To Your Photos One good way to add dimension to images is to use double stick foam squares. These are pieces of double stick foam tape that literally allow items to pop out at your reader adding realism to items. This trick is especially useful in children's art and educational scrapbooks. Simply cut the foam tape into whatever shape and size you want. Then, attach to shape onto your scrapbook page. These 3D foam squares are available from most craft suppliers. Pop Up Windows To Enhance Baby Scrapbooks Everyone who has ever read with children knows how much they love pop-up books. And very young children adore those books in which they 'lift the flap' to find what's hidden in the picture underneath. So why not build some pop up windows into your baby boy or girl scrapbook?! This fun trick allows items to be viewed and then hidden once again. It's a great technique for educational scrapbooks where text outside the window asks a question and the answer is held inside the window. To make a pop up window, divide a piece of paper into three sections. This paper can either match, complement, or contrast with your background color. Next, paste the middle section of your pop up window to your background. Place your object or photograph on top of this middle section. Then, simply close the window. A nice bow or other embellishment can also be added onto the outside of these windows to add an elegant touch.i wanted to mention to other bloggers and site owners about adsense it really helps to put adsense in your blog

Monday, June 4, 2012

New to Scrapbooking

his tutorial contains valuable resources and information about the items found on the “Essentials” and the “Upgrades” shopping lists. The content comes from myself and well-seasoned veterans who have found this information indispensable for our scrapbooking. Once you understand the basics of what is needed to scrapbook, you’ll avoid wasteful purchases and acquire only items you will use, need, and enjoy. The “Essentials” and “Upgrades” shopping lists correlate with this Tutorial. Standard 8.5” x 11” and 12” x 12” albums work well to display photos and memorabilia as do smaller mini-albums. Popular album binding options are: · Three-ring – a notebook-style metal ring mechanism that holds page protectors in the album. Album contents can be adjusted easily. · Post-bound – two to three metal screw and bolt-type posts hold album contents into place. The album must be disassembled to add or removed pages. · Strap-hinge – Though not as prevalent as 3-ring and post-bound albums, these albums have two to three nylon straps than lace through sturdy staples on the pages designed specifically for strap-hinges. The background of these specialty pages is white and will have to have colored cardstock added for color. Your album decisions should be based on personal preference. More information about album options, decorating album covers and designing your albums can be found in the E-Book: A Scrapbooker’s Guide: Scrapbook Planning and Cover Designs by Jill DavisPage Protectors Why? Page protectors shield your layouts from everyday wear and tear while holding them securely in an album. What works: On average, either 8.5” x 11” or 12” x 12”albums will hold 35 full page protectors. If you design “lumpy layouts” (those with multiple thick layers or thick embellishments) you will use less. Only use non-vinyl, archival-safe protectors to avoid damage to your photos and memorabilia. You can choose either clear (shiny) or non-glare protectors. Both offer advantages: clear protectors bring out the true and vivid colors in your layouts while non-glare protectors are easier on the eye. Albums usually include 10-12 page protectors with the purchase. Because different albums use different page protectors you would be wise to stockpile the specific page protectors the fit albums you add to regularly. For detailed information on page protectors and the albums they fit into see the e-Book: A Scrapbooker’s Guide: Scrapbook Planning and Cover Designs by Jill Davis Click here to view all page protectors in the Superstore. Cardstock heavyweight textured or non-textured paper Why? Cardstock provides a sturdy layout foundation for your photographs, memorabilia, and embellishments. It is versatile and affordable. There are hundreds of colors available that make it possible to create beautiful color combinations in layouts. Solid-color cardstock has a colored core. This means if the paper is torn, the color is the same on the inside as it is on the outside. What works: Every scrapbooker will want a good supply of black, white, and neutral cardstock; they are used regularly in layouts. For all other colors, I suggest you begin scrapbooking with a moderate selection of hues (colors) until you get a feel for your own personal style and color preferences. Most paper companies offer cardstock multi-packs. These packs allow you to sample a variety of cardstock colors without paying a higher price for individual sheets. Interestingly, the colors many Scrapbookers eventually adopt are not the colors that first grab their attention. Once your supply of a particular multi-pack color is depleted, you can restock with individual sheets of cardstock or purchase packs. Tip: Bazzill Basics Paper has a textured finish that is excellent for layouts. The texture and weight can be a problem, though, if you are using the paper for printing purposes. The lighter-weight Color Mates cardstocks have a smooth surface and are ideal for running through your printer. Click here to view all cardstock in the Superstore. Patterned Paper lightweight paper with solid printed color or patterns and/or shapes Why? Patterned paper adds more color, movement and theme support to your layouts. What works: As long as the paper is acid-free, anything that suits your style will work. For layout stability, always use a piece of cardstock behind your patterned papers to create a strong foundation. If you are using a “strap hinged” album, you won’t need card stock for stability, but you may want to still use it for color. If using patterned paper as your entire background for photos and memorabilia, choose subtle colors and patterns so they don’t overpower your photos. An option for bright and bold patterns is to use them in lesser amounts in layer strips, photo mats or borders. Then your photos, and not the patterned paper, will be the focal point of your layout. Printed, solid colored cardstocks usually have a white core that was covered with ink at the time of printing. This cardstock, when torn, has the white core showing though at the tear line. This torn edge adds another layer of contrast and definition to a layout or card. Companies that specialize in patterned papers often make kits from their coordinating paper lines. These kits can include one of each patterned and solid paper, sticker alphabets, printed die-cut shapes and images. Coordinating ribbons, fibers, buttons, brads, etc. are sold separately. Jill’s Favorite - BasicGrey assortment patterned-paper packs for advanced beginners (these kits include easy-to-work-with grunge/distressed-style solids and equally-distressed patterns for unique layout and embellishing possibilities –coordinating embellishments sold separately) Other Top Picks (assortment paper packs ideal for anyone new to scrapbooking): SEI assortment paper packs Cosmo Cricket paper collections and kits Doodlebug themed kits K&Company kits Click here to view all individual sheets of patterned paper in the Superstore. Adhesives Why? When properly used, adhesives hold everything in place for a very long time. What works: Adhesives are available in double-sided tabs and tapes, liquids, and glue sticks. The type of adhesive you choose depends on what you are gluing and where you are gluing it. Look for those that are acid-free, nontoxic, and free of strong odors. Also, read product labels to ensure they’re photo safe. It isn’t generally necessary to coat the entire back side of anything you glue to a layout. Think less is more. Just because tape adhesive comes out in a running strip doesn’t mean you have to put it all along a paper edge. You can put a portion in each corner and some in the center, and it will stay in place just fine. If however, the piece you are gluing is bulky and/or heavy, you may need more adhesive. Also, never put adhesive on the back of an original heirloom photo or snapshot. These, will be difficult to remove without damaging, once glued to a layout. See Photo Corners below for more information on how to preserve heirloom and one-of-a–kind photographs. Because there are several types and styles of adhesives and dispensers I'll list my top picks of tapes, tabs, liquids, sticks, etc. so you can see the product sand learn more about them from the descriptions and product reviews. Note that some dispensers are disposable while others are refillable. Terrifically Tacky Tape, high-performance tape (ideal for book binding) Mono-multi, liquid adhesive UHU glue stick Glue Dots (tiny, strong adhesive dots for ribbon, buttons, paper, etc.) Zip Dry high-performance adhesive Bargain Adhesive Packs Vellum Adhesive – the best adhesive to use when attaching vellum to layouts Click here to view all adhesives in the Superstore. Adhesive Removers Why? When you put adhesives or rub-ons in the wrong place on your layout there are special glue erasers that can remove most of the unwanted substance from the paper surface. Liquid removers will eliminate adhesives and sticky residue from papers, scissors and punches. What works: Liquid removers work well on surfaces the eraser can’t so both varieties are ideal. Un-Du all-purpose, liquid adhesive remover Click here to view all adhesive removers in the Superstore. Paper Cutter/Trimmer Why? Almost as much as painters need paint, they need good paintbrushes for applications. And so it is with scrapbookers and paper trimmers. Scrapbookers use paper as their artistic medium making a paper cutter the most important tool in completing scrapbooking processes. What works: Precision and ease are two important factors when considering a good paper cutter. Not all paper cutters are created equal. Higher-end trimmers may be pricier but you’ll probably be happier with them because they are enduring, exact, and easy to use. Note: There are four types of paper trimmers available. 1. Rotary cutter – cutting is done with a circular disc located in a sliding mechanism. The disc makes it possible to cut forward or backward; some brands are self-sharpening. 2. Straight blade cutter – a single-sided blade encased in a sliding mechanism cuts in one direction. 3. Single-edge razor-blade trimmer - this cutting mechanism consists of an arm that holds your paper and houses the blade shuttle (the razor blade is latched safely inside). The arm doesn’t cover up your cutting edge so you can see exactly where the razor blade will cut. Blade cuts in one direction. 4. Dual straight-blade cutter - mechanism is similar to the single-edged straight-blade cutter but the blade is two-sided so it can move forward or backward. 5. Moveable-arm cutter or guillotine-style cutter (traditional paper cutter) - a long blade runs the length of the cutting arm or handle and gives a clean cut. Some brands are self-sharpening. Fiskars 12” Ultimate Craft Trimmer Fiskars 12 Inch Protable Paper Trimmer Fiskars 12 Inch Bypass Guillotine Trimmer Making Memories 12x12 Trimmer Click here to view all paper cutters and trimmers in the Superstore. Scissors Why? Scissors allow scrapbook artists to manipulate, transform, and incorporate papers, fibers, fabrics and ribbons into their layouts. What works: The following scissors cut nearly all materials: The Fiskars Microtip Soft Touch Scissors and the EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors. span>These are both fine-tipped, well-made, and make very precise cuts. The Fiskars Microtip scissors have a spring action in the blades so they open back up after each cut which is helpful for crafters’ with carpal tunnel syndrome. Note: For those times you’ll be cutting adhesives and adhesive-backed papers you may want to consider one of these two specialty scissors; the EK Success Honey Bee or the Tim Holtz Non-Stick Scissors. Both models are made to cut through sticky materials without adhesives attaching to the blades. Click here to view all scissors in the Superstore. Craft knife Why? A craft knife is an X-ACTO®-style cutting tool that is useful for intricate cutout work in die cuts, letters, punched pieces and paper piecing. What works: Any razor-sharp craft knife. Tim Holtz retractable cutting knife EZ Cutter swivel cutting knife; retractable Fiskars fingertip craft knife; ergonomic and retractable We R Memory Keepers Ultimate Crafter’s Cutting Tool Set with a very nice over-sized cutting mat. (See more Self-healing cutting mats below) Click here to view all craft knives in the Superstore. Self-healing cutting mat Why? A self-healing cutting mat protects your tabletop from any sharp object such as a craft knife blade, paper piercer or eyelet setter. What works: There are other high performance mats on the market as well. 4-piece EK Success CutterBee Cutting System (value pack contains a cutting knife, mat, 12“metal ruler and knife blades) BasicGrey Magnetic Cutting Mat (includes a 15” metal ruler, mat and magnets to hold layout pieces in place until you figure out where you want them permanently). Martha Stewart Crafts Cutting Mat folds for portability. Click here to view all craft mats in the Superstore. Ruler Why? Never underestimate this timesaving tool of precision. Rulers help you measure accurately and help you make clean, straight lines. What works: A nice metal, straightedge ruler is perfect for most scrapbooking tasks. Also consider a ruler that has a centering feature and holes for stitch placement. A centering ruler has the traditional 1”to 12” marks but also has a “0” mark at the 6” point of the ruler which provides fast and efficient centering of your projects. Rulers are usually included in cutting mat system or kits or can be sold seperately. Tim Holtz versatile and clear Designer Ruler Click here to view all rulers in the Superstore. White plastic eraser Why? A white plastic eraser’s non-abrasive material will remove lead pencil, some colored pencil, and chalk from your projects without affecting the rest of your artwork. What works: Both the block- and pen-style erasers work. The barrel of the pen-style version keeps the majority of the eraser clean. Click here to view all erasers in the Superstore. Fonts Why? For beginners and advanced scrapbookers, font CDs and downloadable fonts make it easy to add eye-catching titles and journaling text to your layouts. If you don’t particularly like your handwriting, you’ll love what these “essentials” can do for you. Using handwriting on some layouts is ideal for historical purposes (I love to see the handwriting of my family members who have departed—I can hear their voices once again in my memory). When you need to get a story onto a layout, handwriting or hand printing may not be the best way to utilize space. For me, it works to type the story in a readable font and format it to fit into the layout space. To find free fonts online, try,, and What works: Any font that you like that is easy to read. Click here get an idea of downloadable fonts available for scrapbookers. Black Ink Pens Why? Black pens are foundational tools that will transfer the artistic designs in your head to layout creations on the page. Use them to draw letters, journal, or add pen-work (doodling) to layout pieces. What works: Because black pens cover a wide range of artistic purposes, it is better to invest in various tip sizes for different (thin to thick) tasks. The EK Success ZIG Memory System Pens and American Crafts Precision Pens are quality pens. They contain pigments ink that is acid-free, archival-quality, lightfast, waterproof, non-bleeding, and quick-to-dry. If you are planning on buying just one pen to begin with, I recommend the black ZIG Twin Tip Writer. It has two tips in one pen, a fine tip (.5mm) and bullet tip (1.2mm)-- perfect for a variety of lettering styles. If you want more tip sizes, ZIG Memory System’s Millennium 5-tip pen set is a wonderful investment. The set of black ink pens includes 005 (.20mm), 01 (.25mm), 03 (.35mm), 05 (.45mm), and 08 (.65mm) and will cover your basic scrapbooking needs. For a variety of tip styles, try the ZIG Memory System Twin Tip four pen set which includes: scroll, brush, calligraphy, writer, fine, and chisel. American Crafts Precision Black Pens, five tips sizes. Specialty Pens Why? You’ll need pens for touch-up on photos that take the red out of human eyes and yellow out of pets’ eyes. You’ll also want a pen that tests the pH presence in your supplies (the ink turns a different color when a small mark is made on acidic materials). Also consider a pen with vanishing ink to make guidelines for writing on your layouts. Some kits also come with a photo marker for writing on the back or front of photos. What works: You could buy each pen separately or purchase a utility kit. Utility Pen Kit includes a Photo Marker, Red-eye, Pet-eye, pH Tester, and Vanishing Ink Marker Photo-safe Pen Why? A soft-tipped, photo-safe pen permits you to safely write information on the back (and front if you get creative in your lettering) of your photos. The ink in this pen shouldn’t smear once dry. What works: Most photo-safe pens will do the job well. Check the pen barrel to make sure the ink is photo-safe, permanent, fade-proof /resistant, water-resistant, quick-drying and will not smear when dry. Zig Photo Signature Pen White Ink Pen Why? You will sometimes need to write on dark, colored cardstock. What works: There have been many white pens on the market, but one gets perfect scores from me: Signo white ink pen Colored Pens or Pencils Why? Colored pens or pencils are an inexpensive way to alter the overall look and feel of your layout. Scrapbookers can quickly add energy and distinction to any background, letter, stamped image, or clip-art image with an application of color. What works: A basic set of colored pens or pencils that coordinate with your favorite cardstock colors is all you need, at first. Try chalk pencils or watercolor pencils for a new look. Colored pens: The more you get into scrapbooking the more you will want colored pens for titles, journaling and doodling. Before investing in a colored pen set of any particular tip style; first try a black pen in the style (calligraphy, brush, chisel, notched, etc.). If you don’t like how one the line looks on your layout or don’t think you’ll use the pen very often, you won’t have to deal with buyer’s remorse. Click here to see all pens and pencils in the . Photo corners Why? Photo corners hold your valuable photos for display without damaging, altering, or permanently affixing them to the layout. They allow easy removal and are ideal for photo preservation. You can find them in clear, black, gold, silver, white and colors. Decorative photo corners are available and when judiciously used can add more pizzazz to layouts. Note: Some scrapbookers may argue that photo corners are not an essential tool in scrapbooking, because you can simply apply adhesive to the back of a photo for display. My experience has been that using photo corners on non-digital photos saves time and avoids headaches and heartaches. Think about the long-term effects of adhering photos directly to your layout, especially if the photos are one-of-a-kind. If you ever need a scrapbooked photo separated from a layout, and it’s permanently affixed, you’ve got a problem. You will either spend time, money and effort (or all three) scanning the layout and cropping the photo on the computer or color copying the photo on the layout so you can cut it out. If you try to remove it, you risk damage to the photo and the layout. If you don’t mind your photos being permanently adhered to your layouts use adhesive but please keep some photo corners on hand for heirloom or irreplaceable photos. Tip: If the look of basic photo corners isn’t appealing to you; think creatively and hide them. An easy way to hide photo corners is to place a photo mat over them (slipping the photo into the corners from the backside). Or cover them with self-cut decorative photo corners or paper strips. People won’t know they’re there. What works: Any manufactured photo corner that’s acid-free on photo corners you make yourself. I prefer clear photo corner because the don't cover up the photo in any way. It's also easy to add a self-made photo corner over them if desired. 3L Scrapbook Adhesive Photo Corners Click here to view all photo corners in the Superstore. Stapler and Staples Why? Staples can be used to attach paper, ribbon, titles, strips, layers, etc. to you’re your backgrounds. What works: Any office-supply stapler and staples. You can find colored staples that are fun and interesting to see and use on layouts too. There are also larger staplers and decorative staple bars that are perfect for scrapbooks and cards. Making Memories Mini stapler and color staples Making Memories Mini stapler colored refill staples Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher stapler, refills available Paper Punch/Hole Punch Why? To punch holes in tags, borders, tabs, etc. for decoration and for tying them to your layouts. What works: A standard hole punch from an office-supply store works fine. Later, you may what to purchase a tool or tools that punch different sizes of holes. Following are some options for punching holes. Making Memories Tool Kit – includes a tool that you you tap with a hammer to make holes We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile – quiet punch action for paper and even thin metals We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II, Big Bite – quiet punch action like the Crop-A-Dial but with a long-reach feature so you can punch or set and eyelet in the center of a 12” x 12” layout. Tote Why? You will need a convenient place to keep all of your essential supplies. If you attend crops, you will need a tote on wheels. Every seasoned scrapbooker that I polled said they wished they had started with a large tote because they grew out of several smaller ones before ending up with a large tote anyway. What works: Any style and color you like. See links below. Crop-In-Style XXL Tote, The affordable “Mother of All Totes” MiMi Totes, stylish and functional for all your portable really helps to put adsense in your blog

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Scrapbook Ideas, Projects And Crafts

Scrap books have at all times been a preferred residence based mostly craft. Right this moment there are so many nice ideas for a scrapbook that making them are irresistible. Scrapbooking has grown in favor in current years. Listed below are some recommendations on making scrapbooks: First off, most scrapbook matters should be inventive, enjoyable to make and replicate the artist's personality. There are a host of topics that many individuals select, but the sky is the limit. You can also make a scrapbook about anything. Many individuals select to make scrapbooks about big events in their lives, reminiscent of a marriage, honeymoon, birthdays, new child babies and children. Nevertheless, do not stop there, create no matter you enjoy. As an example creating a scrapbook on the seasons, or if you love a holiday similar to Halloween or the 4th of July, Christmas, Birthdays, any holiday or cause will do. Ideas for scrapbooking are endless. You might be only restricted by your creativeness and the craft and scrapbooking mission, ideas, articles and books you find. There are lots of products that cater to scrapbooking, such as whole kits that embody the ebook, some concepts on creating your scrapbook, and the bubble quotes seen in cartoons to add a funny remark above a picture. You can also buy these individual items separately or make them yourself. Always keep in mind that a scrapbook is an extension of you and your cherished ones. So have fun, be inventive and benefit from the joy of scrapbooking. I personally have been the recipient of many beautiful cards created for me by my daughter. The thought, effort and time put into these lovely objects add to my pleasure. I've taken her scrapbooking to another level - I save them all. I asked her to make me a craft/scrapbook box. They hold her creations safely and provide me with good storage for these treasures.i wanted to mention to other bloggers and site owners about adsense it really helps to put adsense in your blog

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Layouts

Everyone wants to preserve the events and memories of their family. From the first steps of the baby to graduation, this is an important part of family life. Being able to share the memories with all the members of the family is much easier when using digital scrap booking. All you have to do is distribute copies via the Internet to all the members of your family that want a copy of the digital scrapbook for themselves. Birth of Baby Grandma and Grandpa will be tickled with their own copy of a digital scrapbook showing the birth of their new grandchild. This is one of the advantages of using the Internet for this method of preserving special events. If you were using regular scrap booking for this, you would need to make more than one or ship yours off to all the other members of the family hoping it gets returned in good condition. From the first breathes they take after arriving in the world to their trip home, digital scrap booking can capture all of these special moments. This is one of the memories that you will want to keep forever. Weddings Your best friend is getting married and you want to preserve this for the future. Making a copy for her is another advantage for capturing this momentous day and placing it in a digital scrapbook. You can capture the big moment from start to finish and add the embellishments that are available online, then simply put it all together on your computer. The mother of the bride and the groom would be very appreciative of this keepsake of the big day in their son or daughter's life. A copy for a grandmother is another terrific idea. They will have a treasured memory they will always be able to find. School Days Do you remember when your child first started to kindergarten? The first day of school when you were reluctant to let her go yet you knew you had to be often quite traumatic for a parent's first child. Capture this memory as well as the graduation of this child. You will have a series of her school days that will be cherished forever. This is just a sample of the days of your child's life that can be captured using digital scrap booking. When the child is grown, they will be thrilled to have a copy of their own for sharing with their children. Family Vacations Vacations are always a time for taking pictures to remember the fun you had on that trip to Disneyworld or the big adventure to the ski slopes. Learning how to ski and the falls and tumbles everyone took can be part of the digital scrapbook. Finding embellishments for this adventure will be easy. The trip to the zoo when the kids were little and the fun they had at the little petting zoo will be another memory you will want to keep. These are times that will be treasured forever when you make them part of a digital scrapbook. Your Family's Pets A huge part of your family is the pets you have. They are just as much a member of the family as everyone else. Getting shots of them with your children and the antics they display will make a great memory. Keeping these together will be easy when you use digital scrap booking to save them for future viewing. The layouts used for constructing a digital scrapbook for these very important members of your family are quite numerous. There are many choices when it comes to embellishments to add to the digital scrapbook. The kids will love taking a few shots of their own and placing them in the scrapbook will allow viewing at any time. Holidays Of course, holidays are always a time you want to take photos and preserve the memories of times when the family was all together. When the kids were still small and waiting for Santa's arrival or the Easter Bunny are all times you will want to keep for later years. Hunting Easter eggs and decorating the tree are part of the memories and keeping them safe and secure on your digital scrapbook will ensure they are there years from now. This is a great way to share holidays with relatives that may be many miles away as well. The digital scrapbook can be sent to them so they will share a part of your family's holiday. This is a wonderful idea for grandmothers and grandfathers who may live too far away to be able to visit often. Advantages of Digital Scrapbooking This is one of the best ways to keep all your memories together and avoid the mess and aggravation of trying to keep everything in one place long enough to get it placed in a scrapbook. The digital scrapbook can be colored and have all types of things added to make a super looking scrapbook. The ability to remove red-eye from photos as well as adding music makes this a remarkable way to keep all your memories together. Sending copies can be done by simply burning a CD and sending it to whomever you want. Posting it on your website or emailing it to others makes this the simplest way to share your digital scrapbook. This is truly one of the most awesome ways to put together a scrapbook for every aspect of your family - from losing that first tooth to the birth of the first grandchild. Article Source: Digital scrap booking is becoming the all new way of preserving family memories. Instead of searching for a workspace, dragging out all the items needed for regular scrap booking - scissors, glue, paper, embellishments, photos - you have everything at your fingertips in one place. Using your computer, you can find everything you need to construct a digital scrapbook without the mess and confusion that a typical scrapbook entails. i wanted to mention to other bloggers and site owners about adsense it really helps to put adsense in your blog

Friday, June 1, 2012

scrap book styles

Flip through a scrapbooking magazine and you’ll see a variety of different scrapbook styles. Some layouts will look clean and simple, others will be layered with patterned papers and embellishments. Some might have a funky, retro look while others look vintage and old-fashioned. With all the diverse looks you’ll find in a single magazine, what’s the one thing they have in common? It’s a certain scrapbooking style. What is Scrapbooking Style? What do we mean by “scrapbooking style”? It’s simply the fashion of the page. It’s the look, the feel and the mood. It might be clean and simple, or funky, romantic or trendy. So, what are some different types of scrapbooking styles? Let’s take a look at a few of the most popular: Think minimalist. Generally the photos are cut into squares or rectangles, and placed on solid paper backgrounds or papers with tried-and-true patterns like stripes, plaids, dots or flowers. Embellishments are kept to a minimum, but used effectively—a few brads, maybe, or a metal clip at the corner of the photo. You’ll find contemporary colors like red, blue, yellow and green. The photo and journaling stand out; often, there’s only one photo, and it’s a very large element on the page. The clean, simple background is great for photos with lots of color and images. It’s ideal for kids photos and formal portraits like weddings and anniversaries. It’s also a nice option for when you just don’t know what style to use!This is the polar opposite from our Classic/Clean & Simple look. These pages are eclectic and include lots of different products, often arranged in a collage style. Papers are richly patterned, and usually the page will combine two or more patterned papers (often in darker colors like brown, gray and black), plus metal embellishments like brads and clips. You’ll see mixed fonts and lots of journaling. Elements are placed at an angle or overlapping. It’s not a messy look—it’s one that’s loaded with lots of texture, color and interest. It’s perfect for masculine photos, heritage pictures and travel pages. Black and white photos also look great with this style.Vintage/Romantic/Shabby Chic: A close cousin to the Ephemera style, this look combines patterned papers and uses lots of embellishments, but also features lighter colors like pale pink, dusty mauve and light blue. It’s a well-worn, well-loved look, often including torn paper, inked edges and chalked paper. You might also find embellishments that look as though they’re straight from your grandmother’s sewing box: Buttons, thread, metal accents and ribbons or fiber. Think of those wrought-iron beds featured in home decorating magazines and you’ll know what I mean. Use this style for any feminine pages, especially heritage. It’s also a great look for travel pages. i wanted to mention to other bloggers and site owners about adsense it really helps to put adsense in your blog