Inside: 6 reasons to start making awesome scrapbook pages again! Lately I hardly made any scrapbook pages and I've noticed it's not just me. There is a trend to make Project Life albums or mini albums and the traditional 12x12 pages have almost ...
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6 TERRIFIC REASONS TO MAKE PRETTY SCRAPBOOK PAGES AGAIN and more...



6 TERRIFIC REASONS TO MAKE PRETTY SCRAPBOOK PAGES AGAIN

  Inside: 6 reasons to start making awesome scrapbook pages again!   Lately I hardly made any scrapbook pages and I've noticed it's not just me. There is a trend to make Project Life albums or mini albums and the traditional 12x12 pages have almost disappeared from the scene. While making mini albums and project Life makes sense sometimes you need to make a 12x12 scrapbook page because you don't have enough photos for a mini album or you just not into Project Life...like me :) So I started thinking about all the reasons I used to make traditional scrapbook pages... I want to convince you to join me! Let's scrapbook again! Let's tell stories again, wonderful, funny, exciting stories, ordinary everyday stories, stories that will live forever and be a great piece of history for generations to come! And I have 5 terrific reasons to start scrapbooking again that'll surely convince you too.     WHY MAKE SCRAPBOOK PAGES AGAIN …

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HOW TO MAKE AMAZING ART JOURNAL PAGES WITH STAMPS

  Inside: make an art journal page using stamps and stamping techniques   When I started crafting I didn't really used stamps. They were mostly suitable for scrapbook pages and especially card making and it wasn't really my style. However stamps seemed really cool to me and I really wanted to use them so I tried to think if and how I can use them on my art journal pages. Over time the stamp world caught up with me and started producing stamps that are perfect for art journaling and today there are so many options.     HOW TO ART JOURNAL WITH STAMPS Stamps are a versatile tool that can be used in all stages of making an art journal page. I wanted to show you how you can do that so I created an art journal page with stamps from the first step of making the background, the accents to the focal point.   BACKGROUND The first step …

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7 AWESOME REASONS TO MAKE MIXED MEDIA PROJECTS

  Inside: the awesome reasons to make mixed media projects and how to get started with mixed media   Mixed media is all the rage these days but for some people it still remains a mystery. When I talk to crafters about mixed media and ask them if they do any mixed media projects, many of them answer NO. "I just don't know where to start", "I never know what to do exactly" are some of the comments I hear. Mixed media is one of my favorite way of creating so it makes me sad to hear that people struggle with it. BUT... it's true - mixed media is sometimes hard to comprehend and it can be confusing. But I think that if you understand the basics and get excited about it then getting into it will be so much easier! First thing's first...     WHAT IS MIXED MEDIA Mixed media is an artwork in which more than one …

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HOW TO FUSSY CUT LIKE A PRO

  Inside: top 10 tips on fussy cutting like a pro and make your own DIY embellishments When I go to workshops people always talk to me about the patience I have for fussy cutting. "How can you sit for so long and cut these small images" they ask... "I don't have the patience for that!" I admit fussy cutting might not be for everyone, because it is time consuming and requires patience and you also need good vision so you'll be able to see all the details of the image you want to cut. But if you do want to try it here are a few tips that will help your fussy cutting look professional.   WHAT IS FUSSY CUTTING Fussy cutting is a popular scrapbooking technique and also a popular quilting technique. Fussy cutting is when you use scissors or craft knife to cut out an image, design or art from a pattern paper or fabric. Fussy cutting …

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WHAT ARE THE BEST CUTTING TOOLS TO USE?

Inside: craft cutting tools tips and recommendations   I was recently asked about what paper cutting tools I use. I wanted to answer right away, but then I realized the answer is not as clear as I thought it was. There are different ways to achieve the same result and each crafter has its own preferences and tools.     GENERAL PAPER CUTTING TOOLS When you are faced with a task of cutting a piece of paper you basically have two options: A craft knife or scissors right? Wrong! Because you have different kinds of knives and scissors and trimmers and cutters and the list is almost endless. So How do you know what to use for what? PAPER CUTTING TOOLS FOR A STRAIGHT CUT The best way to cut a straight line is to use a trimmer. It is fast, accurate and easy. I use it whenever I need to cut squares of paper, like a 12x12 page in …

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