Archive | August, 2009

Your Scrapbooking Supply Collection

31 Aug

SuppliesCreating heirloom scrapbooks isn’t just a craft, it’s an important tradition that can link generations through photographs and storytelling. Collecting scrapbooking supplies is a hobby unto itself. If you or someone you know collects supplies, you know it can be just as fun! As long as you realize that’s what you’re doing. Unused scrapbooking supplies can take up a lot of space, so if you’re a collector, be aware that you are—make that decision. (And if you don’t consider yourself a collector and want to deplete your supplies, use the ideas below or consider donating them to an organization that works with kids.) Though I haven’t done it in awhile, I enjoy tole painting. I get just as much of a kick out of collecting patterns as I do painting! I totally get that—the fun of collecting itself. Continue reading

Slicing Text

15 Aug

This is the title page in my most recent StoryBook (edited slightly for public web access). If you look closely at the paragraphs written, you’ll see there are actually two colors in the text. I really wanted the photograph to show through, and even creating digital “vellum” as a backdrop for black text covered up the photo too much for my taste.

Title page in my latest StoryBook

Title page in my latest StoryBook

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