Monday, March 30, 2009
For this next example, I used three different lettering products...the first was some "vintage" Heidi Swapp plastic letters (I loved this product and have been hoarding them!), then, Glittered Chipboard Thickers, and lastly, Vinyl Thickers...again, part of the title has been "nestled" into the other...
For this last example, I used my beloved little Making Memories Tiny letter stickers and Thickers again...
So, give this Design Tip a try on your next layout and see if you don't love the technique yourself!!! Have a great week!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Use at least nine squares on your project/layout, with at least three of them being photos.
Here are some examples from the DT
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Can't wait to see what everyone creates.
Thanks for viewing the challenge
Monday, March 23, 2009
I have often been asked how I sand my edges - it seems a lot of scrappers hold their paper and their files in the air as if they were inking the edges of their papers or photos. I actually lay my papers or photos on a cutting mat that I use specifically for sanding because it leaves the cutting mat dirty.
I use the inexpensive nail files or more recently I have discovered the Basic Grey Precision File Set - which is AWESOME!!! I own two of the BG file sets & if there is ever talk of them discontinuing them, I will stockpile them! :)
Here is a close up of a mini book cover sanded edges. I sanded the photo edges with a file & instead of cutting the paper around the scalloped minibook, I just used the small rounded metal files in the BG file set.
Here is how I file the edges of paper & photos:
If you have any questions, just let me know!
I hope you give sanding a try & post your work in my Design Tip thread so I can check it out!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Recently I was published in Simple Scrapbooks latest specialty issue titled: Scrapbook Play with Photos. My trick with the photo play was to create a silhouette of a person using a profile picture of them and then using the silhouette to create a really cool layout.
Here is one of my examples:
Note: This is not the published layout!!
To create this layout, I simply took profile pictures of my daughters. Then I blew up the images to 5 x 7, I even shrank some to wallet size for another project that I did, too. Then I carefully clipped the photo to a piece of black card stock. I used my extra sharp scissors to cut out the profile of my daughter. I found a quote, wrote it on a rectangle sheet of white card stock and then mounted that on to a frame that I hand cut out of another sheet of black card stock. I adhered the whole project to a brightly colored piece of card stock and then added a few embellishments. Easy and fun!!
Here is another project that I created using the same designs only on a smaller scale:
And here is the layout that was published:
Thanks, and I hope that you'll try this quick and fun design tip!!