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Posts Tagged ‘Scrapbook’

Gift Albums With Blank Pages That Can Rotate —

    I’ve made several scrapbooks as gifts and I’ve discovered a key element to helping my recipients load the pages with their pictures – pages that ROTATE.   If I make pages using 4×6 blanks that will later be the photos, then my friend can put her photos in her album on her own [...]

Versatile Football Layout —

Got a new digital layout ready!  It will work great for those high school football players who star in Friday night games but you can also change it up a bit to make it work for any aspect of attending the football games: audience, player, cheerleader, band member and coach. This layout is all about school spirit! [...]

FREEBIES for scrapbookers! —

  I am happy to announce that we added our second freebie for you.   GET INVOLVED — I know you all want more freebies and I’m working on that right now.  Go to Facebook and look for the scrapbookaloo page and become our fan. I will add freebies asked for by fans! BE HEARD — if there [...]

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 [...]

Fitting a Layout to Cropped Photos —

Sometimes there is no ideal way to crop your pictures without creating odd shapes. On this “egg-cellent” layout I found that cropping the unwanted parts of the pictures away left an odd shape. So I created a layout to fit around the modified photos. I decided to accentuate the odd shape by matting the photos [...]

Making a Too Small Color Block Bigger —

Have you ever had a piece of scrap paper that would be perfect for your layout but it’s just a little bit too small? There is no need to set it aside and keep looking for another suitable color block. You might be able to make the too small one work. On this “seriously silly” [...]

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.  [...]

Scrapbookaloo Store —

So I’ve been toiling away hours working on a new project. It’s an online store to sell some kits I’ve been making.  I will probably make some in the future that emulate some of the pages I’ve done in the past too. I hope it’s a success of course and it’s been very fun to [...]

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 [...]