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Posts Tagged ‘Baby’

Use That Missing Letter! —

When it came time to put the title on this “hunt eggs” page I fell in love with those big yellow letters. The only problem was the fact that I had used the letter U on some other layout. I was bummed but I was not defeated.   The empty space remained on the sticker [...]

Extreme Photo Cropping —

I have found a simple and fast way to make a great photo stand out – Extreme cropping! Well I don’t know if it’s an official term or not, but I consider cutting into your photo to cut out a person quite extreme. On this “sugar baby” layout, I cropped one picture of my nephew [...]

Incorporating Neon Colors —

Using neon colors can be intimidating. How do you find a nice balance on your layout? The pop of color from neon colors is dramatic and can be overbearing. So how do you complement the neons with other colors? On this “free spirit” layout I used the bright green as a color block, the bright [...]

Calming Down Loud Paper —

Have you ever gotten a piece of really loud paper? It sounds funny, but I think we’ve all seen paper patterns that really jumped off the page at us. Sometimes it can be difficult to calm those “loud” papers down. Conversely, it can be equally as difficult to liven up calm pictures. Some of the [...]

Edge Experimenting —

Do you feel compelled to stay within the lines? I encourage you to break out of your shell even if it’s only in the safety and security of your scrapbook pages. Keeping all your embellishments and lettering within the boundaries or lines on a scrapbook page can leave you wondering what your page is missing.  [...]

Squeeze a Title into Place —

Sometimes you just can’t fit your title in the space where you want it.  This is a quick and easy way to accomplish fitting your title right where you want it.  I was using these wonderful cardstock alphabet stickers and I refused to choose not to use them because I just loved them for this [...]

Use Someone Else’s Writing for Journaling —

When I received this card and picture I just marveled at how cute the card was. When it came time to scrapbook this picture, then I knew I wanted to incorporate the card into my layout somehow. So I treated it like a photo by matting it and giving it a place of prominence on [...]

Matting a Photo and Title Together —

Talk about easy! If you need a quick way to make your photo take up a bit more space on the page, then look to your mats. Here I had a photo that was taken in a landscape orientation as opposed to portrait orientation. I had printed the photo before I could alter it electronically, [...]

Covering Up Unwanted Elements on Patterned Paper —

So you found a perfect sheet of paper for a particular page if only it didn’t have “x” on it? That’s great! No really! That’s great! You can still use that sheet of paper for your page…if you can get creative enough to cover the unwanted part. This page had the green color I wanted [...]

Been There Done That! —

I have noticed a trend among scrapbookers and paper crafters and it’s not a good one. It’s our tendency to always strive for that new gadget, trick or technique. Sure, on its own this is not a bad tendency, but when you combine it with a seeming willingness to toss out the old for these new [...]