Scrapbook Sketch for 5×7 Photo

Scrapbook Sketch for 5x7 Photo

One of my projects this winter is to create albums for my sons' school photos and for their team sports. They usually get professional portraits taken for their school yearbooks and with their teams. When I place orders for their pics, I always pay for an extra 5x7 copy that I can use for scrapbooking. Those spares have just been sitting in a box, but now I plan to finally get some albums put … [Read more...]

Ink Distressing Technique for Paper and Cardstock

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Inking the edges of your cardstock and scrapbook paper will make them stand out on your scrapbook layouts and handmade cards.  This is one of my favorite distressing techniques, and I use it in many different ways: Die cuts tend to fade into the background or get lost on a page when there are a lot of competing elements.  This provides a quick and easy fix to that problem. Vintage is very p … [Read more...]

Selecting Colors for Your Scrapbook Layouts

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Do you have a hard time selecting colors to use on your scrapbook layouts? You're not alone! I have struggled with this, and I know many others that have too. Fortunately, I found an online tool that I turn to a lot when I need some inspiration, and that's what I'm going to talk about today. For the most part, when I scrapbook, I select the pictures that I want to use on my layouts, and then … [Read more...]

Scrapbook Layouts Dilemma: Paper or Card Stock?

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The other day I received this e-mail message from one of the visitors to this site: "I made 5 pages using your sketches, and for the first time I think they turned out okay. I just have a hard time using colors that look right together. I also am not sure when to use paper and when to use card stock." I had the same problem when I first started scrapbooking! I had no idea when to use card … [Read more...]

Double Page Scrapbook Sketch

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Hi everyone!  I have a double page scrapbook sketch - this particular one uses a couple of 4x4 pics.  No biggie...just trim an inch off of either side of your pic or chop two inches off one side.  Should be an easy paper trimming job!  Anyway, here's the sketch, and as always, details regarding what size you should you cut your page elements are also included. Double Page Scrapbook Layout Det … [Read more...]

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