This week we’re talking about scrapbooking our hobbies!
Part of cultivating a good life is doing something you love, even if you’re too old and it won’t make you any money.
This is what I shared with Becky when she asked me to write the guest post for her blog yesterday. It’s short and sweet, and I hope you like it.
Do you have a tried and true method for picking colors for Project Life? Something that is easy and always looks great?
I love any methods that make an attractive Project Life spread quick and easy, so I’m here with another tip and some examples today.
This is an experiment gone good.
In January, Tim Holtz combined metal foil tape, a die cut, an embossing folder, and Distress Paint to make an old industrial looking pocket watch. I was curious to see if I could make something cool for scrapbooking using bright colors instead of the grunge black antiquing that Tim loves to use.
Now that I’ve used two of my resulting pieces, I’m ready to share the beautiful effects of embossing and paint on foil!
Do you love it?
Here’s what you need:
- Foil Tape
- Grunge Board
- a die that can cut through grunge board, like a Bigz die
- an embossing folder – here’s what I used for the heart
- Distress Paint
- Ink Blending Tool to get the paint into the grooves
This is the introduction page to the album story about Izzy and me — which explains the lack of journaling.
I made this foil piece and assembled the page in the final segment of my Romantic Scrapbooking Course.
I used two different embossing folders: one for the heart, and a section of my peacock (below) folder for the wings so I could get the swirls.
For this piece I decided to skip the die cut and create a flat rectangle that I could use as a block of paper. I ended up wanting to use it for our Project Life – Dance album, so I cut it down to 3×4 and used Glossy Accents to adhere it to the outside of the pocket. Then I used a strip of the scrap as an edge for the top left 4×6 pocket.
Before embossing the foil I adhered it to cardstock to give it some firmness.
What do you think?
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Ranger University and get certified a couple years ago. It has been my goal to take the techniques and adapt them for bright colors and for scrapbooking.
Give it a try!
Need to kick start a scrapbook page today, or this weekend?
I can help with that!
What will you be using? One small smart phone photo? Two standard photos? Eight pictures? More?
No worries — I have a new Flexible Template and it will work no matter how many photos you have.
It’ll work on a single page, a double page, an 8.5xll page — any kind of page!
How do I know? Because I’ve used it all these ways, myself.
This newest FT is called The Shelf, and it’s pretty awesome. I shared it in a video we released to the Member’s Area two days ago. In the video I show all these different pages with different numbers of photos, and I put together two brand new ones using my current style of scrapbooking with lots of little bits and pieces — lots of yummy layers!
You must be a member to view the video.
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If you’re already a part of our tribe, you can find your new video on iTunes and in the Member’s Area.
Have fun paperclipping with this newest Flexible Template!!
When you listen to Roundtable, do you secretly fantasize about being on it?
I’ll be honest — that is how I am, so I imagine a lot of you might be the same way!
I’m looking for 1-3 guests from the audience to be on an episode about scrapbooking about your relationship with your significant other — boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, or life partner.
Please Read the Following Instructions Carefully to Qualify
I want guests who took my Romantic Scrapbooking course and made layouts as a result. Could that be you? Here’s how you can apply to be on the show…
- At the Romantic Scrapbooking Course segment pages, share at least 2 (preferably 3) layouts that you made as a result of the course. If you haven’t purchased it yet, it’s not too late for you. Click here for the course.
- AFTER you share your layouts (ones you’ve already shared count), comment on THIS blog post to say you’ve posted your two (plus) pages. I will go look for them.
- You must have strong, fast internet bandwidth (we cannot use a guest if we find their internet is too slow to get high-quality sound).
- You must be available to record at this date + time: May 6th, Tuesday, 10am PST.
By commenting here, you are agreeing to be on the show, so please ONLY comment here if you know you are available on that date and time, and if your internet is not slow.
Here’s What I’m Looking For
More important to me than a gorgeous page is the STORY. I’ve been blown away by the stories that scrapbookers have shared at the course already. They are so interesting to read.
While we will talk a little about techniques and design, we will talk most about the stories you share on your pages, and that’s what I’ll be prioritizing as I choose guests. I don’t care if the pages are “perfect,” or gorgeous or trendy.
I’m so excited to do a Paperclipping Roundtable on this topic, and I can’t wait to chat with a few of you! Good luck!!
P.S.> Still need to sign up for the Romantic Scrapbooking Course? CLICK HERE!