Friday, February 27, 2009
2. Here I just inked the edge of the arrow chipboard. The arrow is what you would call naked because there is no design on it. I also stamped on the golden yellow circle in the middle of the second page.
3. Here I painted the blue circle, added scallops behind it, and put rub-ons on it along with stickers.....all for the title.
4. Here is where I decoupaged the patterned paper on to my arrow. It's very easy. You glue, you use a exacto knife to cut, and then sand the edges.
5. I also decorated my black airplane with brads.
6. Here I mixed and matched different chipboard alphabet together making a fun title.
7. Here's a picture of what dressed chipboard looks like. See how the title has a design in it already. By the way, I got that chipboard at Target in the $$$ spot.
Okay, this paper looks red, but it's really dark pink. I'm talking SIMPLE: Pictures, paper, and stickers.
Monday, February 23, 2009
2. Use flowers for borders.
3. Use flowers to decorate your own background paper.
4. Use a flower to add oomph to at title.
5. Use flowers to add to journaling.
Here's just a few pages of things that I did with stickers. 1. Here I inked the edges of my stickers and added them in groups of three on the page.
2. I don't normally use big stickers like this, but the Pirate page called for it. It's hard to know where to place the sticker on your page. On this page, I believe that I cut out the whole ship sticker and moved it around until I was ready to adhere it to the page. And then of course the title is also a sticker. Man, that sure made it easy.
3. I know that I read about this in a book or something. Grouping things in threes is a huge PLUS. So I made the squares and then placed three snowmen on them. I also did a little photo corner with snowballs at the top of the main picture.
4. See, once again I did the three thing. This time I simply matted them on a scalloped circle that I had punched out. 5. Man, these stickers here are OLD. But at the time I made this page, I wasn't buying anything new, and was trying to use up some of my stash. I simply added them to my title strip. Oh, and by the way. My word painting are very old letter stickers too. I just added rub-ons on top of them to add the second word of the title.
6. I don't know why, but I really like this page. Maybe it the colors, ore maybe it's the ADORABLE little boy holding the cute little dog. These are my neighbor's dogs, and Luke LOVES dogs. Here I added some dog stickers to the photo mat that I used for the main picture. Easy enough, right? 7. Here I used word stickers to decorate the edge of my picture of Kaleb. He was such a cute little guy.
2. You can make a flower with it, just make loops and hold it all together with a brad.
3, You can put ribbon on tags.
4. You can tie ribbon on your main photo or make a border with it.
5. Use the button as an "o" in your title.
6. Add more color to your page.
7. Add them to the center of your flowers.
8.. Make an entire frame out of them.
9. Make patterned paper background with them. Clear buttons make great bubbles and water accents.
10. Add a little extra oomph to your title or border just to make the page a little more fun.
There is so much you can do with buttons. You can even paint them or put rub-ons on them. I personally don't spend that much time on my embellishments, but it's still fun to do if you have time. Jennifer McGuire is a great scrapbooker/cardmaker who has a great book called 100 things you can with Scrapbook supplies, and oh my word! It's on sale for $6 here. Such a great book with tons of ideas in it. She's also has an article in the magazine Creating Keepsakes every week. She's awesome, and has tons of ideas of how to get the most out of your supplies. And shhh...she actually lives around here in Cincinnati, and teaches classes at Stamp you Art Out over in Kenwood.