Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tips & Techniques!

We had a great class last night and everyone was quite impressed with a simple technique I taught them. The look of paper ripped out of a notebook can be a fun addition to your scrapbook pages. There is an easy way to achieve this look using regular scrapbook paper.

Choose your paper and punch small holes along one side of the paper. Make them about ¼-inch in from the edge of the paper. I used the large hole punch on my Crop-a-Dile.

Rip across the holes (being careful not to make it too perfect) and you have your 'notebook' paper!

You can take the look to another level by distressing your paper. Wrinkle your paper slightly and flatten with your hand. Take a brown ink pad and add ink lightly across the surface. The ink will only touch the raised areas. You can also add ink to the edges for a completed look. Add a title, a photo or some journaling and you have a great element to add to your page!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mackinac Island

I finally had some pictures developed from our trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan this summer. It is one of the most beautiful places I have traveled to in a long time and I wanted to frame some of the photos I took. Here is a small sample of some of the beautiful 'cottages' on the island.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Welcome to my blog!

So, I have actually done it! I have joined the blogging world! I am not sure what I will be blogging about, but it will definitely include scrapbooking (my passion), family (my love), friends (my saving grace) and everyday life. I hope it will be a fun way to keep in touch with friends near and far and possibly allow me to make some new ones along the way.

A special thank you to my friend Karan for designing such a great blog for me. She is a very talented lady and a true enabler!

Thanks for stopping by.

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