Tuesday, March 30, 2010

5 Mother's Day Scrapbook Gift Ideas for You

I looked through the many posts we have here and found some great scrapbook gift ideas for you creative sons and daughters out there.

For the ones that would like to shop for a scrapbook gift, I'm always here to help:)

So here are some ideas for you:
Hope these help.
Tune in next week for more great albums you can get already made for you!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Birthday Mini Scarpbook Album

Birthdays are so much fun!
Take a look below at photos from my newest scrapbook album kit - the 4x6" mini birthday scrapbook!

I like birthdays that are about bonding with your favorite friends. I find that the best bonds are made over creating something anew. Hanging out creating new thoughts, talking new ideas, cooking, walking together, creating a quilt or scarpbooking are my favorites.

This new scrapbook workshop or birthday party has each one of your friends creating a scrapbook of their own to take home and remember the joyous moments of celebrating with you, or, if it's a workshop, you can each re-celebrate your birthday by filling it up with your photos, journaling memorable moments in.

Birthday Scrapbook Album parties or workshops are $400 for 10 participants or less.

Birthday Scrapbook Album kits are $15 each, plus shipping.

Be well, be creative,

Monday, March 8, 2010

Too much is a good thing?

Some scrapbook artists will tell you there's no such thing as too much frill. They'll keep on embellishing and glittering until the page fills up. Some will say you need to focus on the photo and create a stage for it by cleaning the background as much as possible while focusing on the photo and doing everything you can to make the eye return to the photo. I find that both ways work - there's a time and a place for everything.

Working as a scrapbook artist for hire for the past 4 years (wow, time flies when you're having fun), I found different people like different things, you need to spend time understanding your customer, applying your talents and skills to fit his or her need/dream.

In the following mini bridal scrapbook album I created a clean, simple look for a couple whose love shines through. The album measures 6.5 x 8.75" and each page is textured with an embossed pattern. In this couple's case, their happy faces will be the best embellishment for this album.

The cover of Bridal Mini Scarpbook Album

Inside peek of Bridal Mini Scarpbook Album

First page of Bridal Mini Scarpbook Album

Detail from Bridal Mini Scarpbook Album

What do you think? Is too much frill too much?

Books I liked

  • A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
  • Almost any book by David Grossman
  • Charlie and Lola books by Lauren Child
  • Clean and Simple Scrapbooking by Cathy Zeilske
  • Creation Companion by Betty Higins
  • Great Design Using Non Traditional Materials by Wendy Lyonsand Sheree Clarck
  • Handmade Cards by Anne Akers Johunson
  • Life Lines by Carol Wingert and Tena Sprenger
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  • My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • People of The Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  • Thinking of You by Making Memories


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