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3 Winter Scrapbook Page Ideas

25. February 2014

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Michigan Winter Scrapbook Page IdeaGet caught up on all of your snow fort building, snow ball fight, skiing, sledding, and snowman construction pictures with this collection of 3 Winter Scrapbook Page Ideas. Each of these pages was specifically chosen to inspire you to complete a scrapbook page quickly and easily whether you have one picture of half a dozen. Also included are some links to other winter craft projects around About.com that you can do alone or with your children.

Making Chevrons with Washi Tape for Cards and Scrapbook Pages

18. February 2014

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Washi Tape Chevron Card IdeaIn the article, Free Scrapbook Page Sketch Inspired by My Mind’s Eye Designer, I showed you a scrapbook page idea that uses large, hand-cut chevron shapes. These shapes have also been outlined with machine stitching to give the scrapbook page interesting texture. This process creates a beautiful and interesting scrapbook page layout, but it may be a bit time consuming for the average scrapbooker. In this week’s newest article, Making Chevrons with Washi Tape for Cards and Scrapbook Pages, I show you how you can get a similar look in mere minutes. By using patterned washi tape pieces at right angles, you can create a chevron look for your card or layout quickly and easily.

Scrapbook Inspiration – Sketch Based on a Layout Idea from My Mind’s Eye

18. February 2014

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My Mind's Eye Giant Chevron Layout from CHA 2013Get inspired to create a fun new scrapbook page with this week’s new Free 12″x12″ Scrapbook Page Idea Based on a Layout from My Mind’s Eye. You will be intrigued and inspired by the over-sized, hand-cut chevrons on this layout. I also love how they are outlined each chevron with machine stitching. This article includes a free sketch that you can save to your computer for future scrapbooking.

Free Valentine’s Day Printables for Scrapbooking

10. February 2014

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You can find free printables all over the ‘net. Why not use these designs to make your own scrapbook page embellishments? In this week’s new article, Free Valentine’s Day Printables for Scrapbooking, I have collected links to the free printables that are 1) Easy and free to download, 2) Versatile, and 3) Could be used on scrapbook pages. Any of these printables could be used as a title box or quote box on a love-themed scrapbook page. There are also some free banners and flags for making 3-D scrapbook page embellishments.

Free Valentine’s Day Chalkboard Printables

10. February 2014

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Chalkboard is still a hot trend in scrapbooking, other paper crafting, and home decorating. For this new article, I combed the ‘net to find you the most versatile Free Valentine’s Day Chalkboard Printables that you can use to make quote boxes, title boxes, chipboard embellishments, and more for your scrapbook pages.

Hot 20 New Crafting Products as Chosen by the CHA

31. January 2014

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What’s new and what’s hot? This week’s new article shows you 21 of the hottest new crafting tools, products, and gizmos. Come check out the list in the article CHA Hot 20 for 2014, and see if you can pick which products won the coveted top three spots. Scroll through the list and and the top three are announced at the end.

What is Washi Tape?

31. January 2014

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Charger Decorated with We R Memory Keepers Washi TapeWhat is washi tape? This week’s new article will give you a quick over-view of this craft product that has taken scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, and also general crafting by storm. Few other products can boast the cross-over acceptance of washi tape is such a wide variety of creative outlets. Learn what it is, what it looks like, and what you can do with it in this short article. Remember that you can click on any photo in the article to see it larger, full-size.

More Designer Inspired Techniques – Elle’s Studio Part 2

30. January 2014

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Elle's Studio Paige Evans PenelopeI decided to follow up last week’s popular article with a part 2, More Designer Inspired Techniques – Elle’s Studio Part 2. In this installment, you will see a completely different technique used by the same designer for Elle’s Studio, Paige Evans. This time, Evans uses large cut-out letters as the background for her scrapbook page. Learn how you can adapt this technique for your own scrapbook page layouts and get inspired to try out this technique today!

Techniques Inspired by Top Scrapbook Designers – Elle’s Studio Part 1

30. January 2014

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Elle's Studio Tiny Stitched StripsThis week, get inspired to create your next scrapbook page based on a hot new technique as showcased by an expert designer. In this week’s new article, Top Techniques – Elle’s Studio 1, see how designer Paige Evans used tiny strips of patterned paper combined with machine stitching to give her scrapbook page for Elle’s Studio a textured and interesting look. Using the new Penelope patterned paper and embellishment line she creates a scrapbook page layout that will inspire you to make a similar one for your own family albums. This article also includes a free scrapbook page sketch based on the design of Evans’ layout to get you started.

Scrapbook Trends – Hot New Products, Textures, Paper Lines, and More

21. January 2014

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We R Memory Keepers Instagram KitThe Craft and Hobby Association trade show for winter of 2014 took place last week. It showcases the newest and most exciting products in scrapbooking, paper crafting, and general arts, crafts, and hobbies. In this week’s new article, Scrapbook Trends for 2014, I show you the latest and greatest and what you can expect to see this year in textures, colors, products, shapes, and more.