Friday, May 30, 2008
Timi, you know my address...email me and I will get a prize out to you! Okay, gotta get going. Have a fabulous weekend! Thanks for reading!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
The pockets are great to hold all the dies and folders. I will embossing like crazy this weekend. lol
And...since I did have the coupons, I splurged on my niece and got her a Cuttlebug kids and die-set for her birthday this summer .....
She is going to be five and for some kids that is young but she was at my mom's when I got mine and I showed her what it did and she said, "OH MY GOSH, I LOVE IT!" and then tried it herself about a hundred times and said she is a scrapbooker...the same thing happened when she came over and finally realized that Aunt Heather has a scrapbook store in her house! She about died with excitement. I think she has already got the scrappin' bug! lol
Okay, I know Blah, Blah, Blah...time to wrap it up. I think I have gone Cuttlebug crazy! I will be back tomorrow before I leave. I hope you are having a great day!
Monday, May 26, 2008
The last project uses Jenni's Scalloped Banner Chipboard. Instead of making a banner, I spray painted them using chalkboard spray paint and turned them into mini-chalkboards. They are hanging in my kitchen and are perfect for writing down phone messages and grocery lists...
Do you know what this means? As soon as I can learn how to use it, I will be recording some scrapping videos to post here! Leave a comment and tell me what you want to see. I need some ideas and I don't want to bore you guys. lol
Be back soon with more scrappin' projects and the winner from the Creative Block Survival Guide Challenge Contest. Thanks for reading!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
1. Just walk away! Go take a walk and return to your project with a fresh perspective. I use this one a lot. I love to take a walk in the evenings to wind down and listen to some music. It has never failed in getting me inspired! A bubble bath is also a great way to wind down and get some inspiration flowing.
2. Travel to the nearest scrapbook/art store in search of inspiration. I love looking at other people's art. It is so inspiring. It doesn't have to be a scrapbook store either. For example, I went to the Cincinnati Art Museum yesterday...full of inspiration!
BONUS: Try purchasing a product from an unfamiliar product line. I am really trying to get out of the habit of buying from the same product line all the time. It is fun sometimes to experiment BUT you will never get me not to buy Making Memories , Heidi Swapp, Jenni Bowlin or KI! I'm pretty loyal to them. :)
3. Scrap-lift a layout, card or project from a scrapping buddy. I love scrappin' with my friends b/c they are so talented and it is fun to bounce ideas off them. The internet is also hopping with great inspiration. I am officially a blog hopper and I just love Robyn's work. I lifted this layout from a layout she did on the Hero Arts site. Sorry, can't find the original but here is my take on hers:
And here are the quotes that always gets my creative juices flowing...
4."Perfect just the way you create" -DONNA DOWNEY
5. "Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us." -ROY ADZAK
and that concludes the Creative Block Survival Guide mini-workshop. Thanks for reading and participating. I will be back soon to post winners from the challenges.....
Thursday, May 15, 2008
4. Tuck your journaling in a pocket or on a tag behind a photo. Here I displayed some of my journaling but hidden in the pocket (on the tag) are words for my hubby's eyes only. This is great when you don't want to share every sentiment with people who flip through the pages of your scrapbook. The next category is EMBELLISHMENTS. Here are the challenges:
1. Group embellishments together to add "pop" to your project. I love grouping these together not only b/c it is so easy but b/c it is a great tool to draw your reader to your photo....
2. Use leftover stickers as a mask. I loved this challenge. I only had brown sticker letters and brown on brown did not look good. So, I laid the stickers down. Swiped blue paint over them and once it was dry, I pulled the letters up, creating a mask. So fun...
3. Use the "oldest" embellishment you own and give it new life by painting, sanding, or altering it in some way. The reason I created this challenge is because I believe that the scrapbook industry is so focused on the new product that a scrapbook "collector" like me, who buys things way faster than I could ever use them, must think of new ways to keep my stash fresh.
*I CAN'T FIND THE PIC FOR THIS ONE....hopefully I will find it soon and I will post it here. :)
4. Use four flowers of any size and color on your next project.
BONUS: FIND A NEW GOODIE TO USE FOR THE CENTER OF THE FLOWER...
Okay. That is it for tonight. Need to get to bed. Keep those layouts coming. I have so enjoyed looking at all of them! What great talent. See you tomorrow with Day5! Thanks for stoping by. :)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
4. Try using 6 or more photos on a layout: I love using small, mini-prints on a layout. It can really support a larger photo and carry out your theme.
Thanks for stopping by. I will be back tomorrow with more challenges. Don't for get to send me images of what you created to be entered for a chance to win a prize! Can't wait to see what you have whipped up...
Monday, May 12, 2008
if you decide to do one of the challenges, EMAIL ME AT hruwe(at)scrapbookbakery.com with the subject line as Creative Block Survival Guide and show me what you have done. I am going to post on my blog next week winners for each category, so get scrapping! :)
4. Place an element of your design on an angle: Instead of tilting the photos, I decided to tilt the paper behind them. Gives a fun twist on the normal square route that I usually take.
5. Try using a sketch: Awhile ago, I designed a layout for Valerie Salmon's sketch blog called GOT SKETCH. You could even try to turn the sketch upside down to create a new one like I did.
Few more things, I just added the LAST Refill Kit from my Inspired Class. If you go to the Bakery and hit SHOP and then KITS you will find the CREATIVE BLOCK REFILL KIT. So, if you are thinking about creating one or refilling the one you have with your own ideas you might want to snatch it before it is gone.
I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day. I did...more on that later. Thanks for stopping by...see you tomorrow with the next category. Have a great night!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
May 3, 2008 11:29 AM
Thank you for the flower pencil inspiration! I made Teacher Appreciation gifts today!
May 4, 2008 12:36 AM
First, I wanted to create categories that would help with the overall design of any layout/project....