Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cards of the day

Here are a few cards I made today. I have a nice big container of all my extra cards, but unfortunately not many are blank. The majority are Happy Birthday cards with a few Thank You's in there too. I've been writing my grandmother more and ran out of cards I could use to send her. So I chose some nice bright colors, Kaleidoscope DSP, and a retired set called A Little Birdie Told Me. Use these layouts to make your own cards to send to someone you haven't spoken to in a while. There's nothing like getting a card in the mail to brighten someones day!

Don't know where to start?

Ever come back from a vacation thinking, "These pictures are going to be great in my scrapbook!" But then you go to start the pages and think, "How do I start???" Here is a solution I came up with recently while scrapbooking my Yosemite pages:

Use the map. When you scrapbook the map of the destination, you get more than just a giant item to scrapbook, you get the names of the places you went as well as their locations. So when you're telling your friends, "We went on this great hike, but I don't remember the name of the trail" All you have to do is break out your scrapbook and there it is!

Happy scrapping everyone!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Helpful Hint

Do you have YEARS of scrapbooking to try and catch up on? Here's a tip:
  • Gather pictures from 2 or even 3 separate years. (it may be good to space them out a few years... Example: if you have a 10 year old child, grab some pictures of when he was 6 months, 3 years and 7 years old)
  • Choose your page layout
  • Then use the same layout for all the pictures, just with different paper.

This will save you agonizing time spent on trying to find layouts, plus it will never be noticed in the long run since there will be so much space between the pages!