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DIY | CONFETTI PENCIL CASE

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN CONFETTI PENCIL CASE

THIS WEEK, IN HONOR OF CLASSES STARTING BACK UP, I HAVE AN EASY BREEZY TUTORIAL TO DIY YOUR OWN CONFETTI PENCIL CASE! THIS BRIGHT AND FUN PENCIL CASE WILL BE THE SHOWSTOPPER IN ANY CLASSROOM AND THE BRIGHT AND FUN COLORS WILL BE SURE TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY! IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN PENCIL CASE, JUST READ ALONG BELOW! >>>

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DIY | LEATHER TABBED NOTEBOOK

DIY | LEATHER COVERED + TABBED NOTEBOOK

FOLLOW THIS STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL TO MAKE A NOTEBOOK WITH A LEATHER WRAPPED COVER AND TABBED SIGNATURES THAT MAKE UP THE BLANK PAGES INSIDE. THIS EASY WAY GIVES YOU A WONDERFUL CUSTOM NOTEBOOK FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON! WITH A MULTITUDE OF LEATHER CHOICES, THIS CAN BE AS STYLISH AS YOU'D LIKE! THIS TUTORIAL WILL BE BROKEN DOWN INTO THREE PHASES, THE FIRST WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO GET THE TABBED PAPERS TO MAKE YOUR BOOK SIGNATURES, THE SECOND WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO  CREATE YOUR CHIPBOARD AND LEATHER COVER, AND THE LAST WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO BIND YOUR SIGNATURES AND NOTEBOOK ALL TOGETHER ... LET'S GET STARTED! >>>

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HOW TO | CREATE YOUR OWN REPEATING PATTERNED PAPER

HOW TO | CREATE YOUR OWN REPEATING PATTERNED PAPER

WELCOME BACK FOR ANOTHER TECHY TUESDAY! THIS WEEK I'M SHARING A TUTORIAL FOR CREATING YOUR OWN REPEATING PATTERNS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR MAKING YOUR OWN PATTERNED PAPERS. THIS TUTORIAL WILL SHOW YOU TWO WAYS TO CREATE PATTERNS, ONE FOR SIMPLE REPEATS, AND ONE FOR IRREGULAR, ALL OVER REPEATS. >>>

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HOW TO | STAMPED LEATHER PROJECT LIFE TABBED DIVIDERS

HOW TO | LEATHER TABBED DIVIERS FOR PROJECT LIFE

THIS WEEK'S TUTORIAL IS GOING TO TEACH YOU HOW TO STAMP SOME LEATHER TABS AND ATTACH THEM TO DIVIDERS THAT WILL BE PERFECT FOR YOUR MONTH TO MONTH DIVISION FOR PROJECT LIFE! KEEP READING FOR ALL THE DETAILS FOR THESE AWESOME TABBED DIVIDERS! >>>

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DIY DIGITAL TEXTURED ALPHAS

DIY DIGITAL TEXTURED ALPHAS

HAVE YOU NOTICED THE METALLIC AND MARBLE TRENDS POPPING UP ABSOLUTELY EVERYWHERE -  BUT YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO INCORPORATE IT INTO YOUR SCRAPBOOKING? WELL I'M HERE TO SHARE A WAY TO DIGITALLY CREATE YOUR OWN TEXTURED ALPHAS, WHETHER IT'S GOLD, OR MARBLE, OR WOODGRAIN, THERE'S A TEXTURE OUT THERE FOR YOU! PRETTY SOON YOU'LL BE ABLE TO IMPLEMENT THESE TEXTURED ELEMENTS INTO ANY SCRAPBOOK, PROJECT LIFE, OR MINI ALBUM PROJECT YOU'RE WORKING ON! SO JUMP ON BOARD FOR THIS TECHY TUESDAY TUTORIAL AND COME LEARN WITH ME! KEEP READING >>>

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DIY PRINTED FABRIC COVERED NOTEBOOKS

DIY PRINTED FABRIC COVERED NOTEBOOKS + FREE TEMPLATES

THIS WEEK, I'M SHARING A TUTORIAL FOR MY SPECIAL PROJECT FROM LOVE | DAY | SEED, AND SOME TEMPLATES TO GET YOU STARTED! THIS TUTORIAL WILL SHOW YOU A FUN WAY TO CREATE YOUR OWN CUSTOM NOTEBOOKS USING A TECHNIQUE TO PRINT YOUR FAVORITE PATTERNS ON FABRIC. TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS I ALSO HAVE SOME TEMPLATES TO GET YOUR PRINTING PROCESS GOING! TO BEGIN, YOU'LL NEED SOME SUPPLIES AND SOME ENTHUSIASM, BUT DON'T FRET; I'LL WALK YOU THROUGH EVERY STEP, JUST KEEP READING ALONG! KEEP READING >>>

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PROCESS VIDEO | 'DELICIOUS' START TO FINISH

PROCESS VIDEO | 'DELICIOUS' START TO FINISH POCKET PAGE LAYOUT USING THE FUSE TOOL

THIS WEEK I'M SHARING A FUN APPROACH TO POCKET PAGES BY USING THE REVOLUTIONARY FUSE TOOL THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SEGMENT PAGE PROTECTORS TO ANY SIZE YOU'D LIKE! IN THIS START TO FINISH PROCESS VIDEO, I'LL WALK YOU THROUGH CROPPING A PAGE PROTECTOR, DIVIDING IT, PREPPING YOUR BACKGROUND PIECES, AND FINISHING THE LAYOUT WITH EMBELLISHMENTS AND A FLIP POCKET FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHS! PRESS PLAY BELOW FOR THE VIDEO (OR HEAD OVER TO MY YOUTUBE), AND SEE SOME CLOSE UP IMAGES HERE AS WELL. KEEP READING >>>

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STOP MOTION ANIMATION (WITH JUST AN IPHONE)

CREATING ANIMATED STOP MOTION SCENES USING JUST AN IPHONE

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE SHORT LITTLE STOP MOTION VIDEOS OR GIFS, AND I ESPECIALLY FEEL THEY ADD A SPECIAL TOUCH TO ANNOUNCEMENTS OR EMAIL MESSAGES. IF YOU FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM , YOU'VE PROBABLY SEEN ME MAKE A FEW OF THESE AND I'M HERE TO TELL YOU -IT'S OKAY IF YOU DON'T HAVE PRICEY SOFTWARE LIKE PHOTOSHOP TO CREATE GIF'S, OR YOU'RE SIMPLY ON THE GO AND DON'T WANT TO SIT DOWN EDITING LAYER AFTER LAYER! I HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU AND I'LL BE BREAKING DOWN STEP BY STEP HOW TO CREATE STOP MOTION ANIMATION USING JUST AN IPHONE SO SIT BACK, RELAX AND LEARN HOW TO ANIMATE! IF YOU DO HAVE PHOTOSHOP AND ARE INTERESTED IN CREATING ANIMATED GIF'S, I HAVE A TUTORIAL MAKING AN ANIMATED E-CARD OVER ON THE LITTLE LAMM & CO BLOG SO BE SURE TO CHECK THAT OUT AS WELL! KEEP READING >>>

 

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 25

HYBRID ACCORDION BOOK + FREEBIE TEMPLATE

NOAH'S BIG BOOK OF ABC'S

LITTLE LAMM & CO RELEASED A NEW DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING COLLECTION ENTITLED 'GROW' AND IT INCLUDES A FABULOUS DIGITAL WOOD VENEER ALPHABET IN IT. YOU CAN FIND THE WONDERFUL KIT HERE AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! I WAS INSTANTLY INSPIRED TO CREATE  A HYBRID MINI BOOK FOR MY NEPHEW TITLED 'NOAH'S BIG BOOK OF ABC'S'. HE'S REALLY STARTING TO LEARN SO QUICKLY NOW SO I WANTED TO MAKE HIM A BOOK THAT WOULD PAIR THINGS HE'S FAMILIAR WITH (THROUGH PHOTOS I'VE TAKEN) WITH THE LETTERS THEY CORRESPOND WITH SO I CREATED THIS LITTLE 4X4" ACCORDION STYLE BOOK. IT INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM THE PEOPLE IN HIS LIFE TO COMMON THINGS HE LOVES LIKE HATS AND OUR DOG. THIS WASN'T THE MOST 'FAST' PROJECT BUT IT IS PRETTY FABULOUS AND I'M INCLUDING AN INDESIGN TEMPLATE FOR YOU LOVELY READERS SO HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE A LITTLE FASTER IF YOU'D LIKE TO TAKE IT ON :) THIS STYLE BOOK IS PERFECT FOR ANYTHING, NOT JUST ALPHABETS SO I HIGHLY SUGGEST GIVING IT A TRY! KEEP READING >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 22

MOTHER'S DAY PHOTO CALENDAR GIFT IDEA + FREEBIE

WITH MOTHERS DAY FAST APPROACHING, I WANTED TO SHARE A QHICK AND EASY WAY TO BRING HAPPINESS TO ANY MOTHER! A FAST + FABULOUS GIFT IDEA THAT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TIME TO MAKE (ESPECIALLY WITH MY FREEBIE TEMPLATE!) BUT WILL MELT THEIR HEARTS. IT'S A MINI CALENDAR CARD SET WITH PHOTOS OF THEIR KIDS TO REMIND THEM OF THE HAPPY TIMES THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. I'M GIVING THIS ONE TO MY SISTER FOR MOTHER'S DAY AND AM THINKING OF MAKING IT A NEW TRADITION SO SHE'LL HAVE AN UPDATED DESK CALENDAR EVERY YEAR. HAVE IT STANDING WITH A PHOTO CLIP OR SIMPLY MAGNETIZE IT TO THEIR FRIDGE AND THEY'LL HAVE A LOVELY SENTIMENTAL REMINDER AROUND THEM ALWAYS (OR UNTIL NEXT YEAR AT LEAST)! KEEP READING >>>

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DIY | CHALKBOARD SPEECH BUBBLE

MAKE YOUR OWN CHALKBOARD SPEECH BUBBLE

GRADUATION SEASON IS UPON US! AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO ANNOUNCE THAT (FOR YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE) THAN WITH A CHALKBOARD SPEECH BUBBLE TO ANNOUNCE THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS! LEARN HOW TO EASILY DIY YOUR OWN FOR CUSTOMIZED GRADUATION PORTRAITS, OR THAT PERSONAL TOUCH FOR YOUR INSTAGRAM! TO SEE HOW I PUT THIS CUSTOM CHALKBOARD SIGN TO WORK, I'VE INCLUDED SOME IMAGES FROM A GRADUATION PHOTOSHOOT FOR MY LOVELY FRIEND HANNAH WHO, LIKE ANY GRADUATE, IS VERY EXCITED TO BE DONE! KEEP READING >>>

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TUTORIAL | SMOOTH AND OVERLAY HANDLETTERING WITH YOUR PHONE

HOW TO SMOOTH AND OVERLAY HANDLETTERING WITH JUST AN IPHONE

WELCOME BACK FOR ANOTHER EDITION OF TECHY TUESDAY! TODAY I'LL BE SHARING A STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL FOR SMOOTHING AND OVERLAYING YOUR OWN HAND-LETTERING ONTO OTHER IMAGES WITH JUST AN IPHONE! KEEP READING TO SEE EACH STEP EXPLAINED SO YOU, TOO CAN HAVE PERFECTLY SMOOTHED AND FINISHED TEXT OVERLAYS WITHOUT EVER HAVING TO TOUCH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR. KEEP READING >>>

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TUTORIAL | DIAMOND EMBROIDERED BACKGROUND

HOW TO CREATE PATTERNED BACKGROUNDS FOR YOUR SCRAPBOOK LAYOUTS WITH EMBROIDERY

THIS WEEK I'M SHOWING YOU HOW TO CREATE EMBROIDERED BACKGROUNDS FOR YOUR LAYOUTS WITH MY PAGE 'HELLO NEW YORK'. KEEP SCROLLING TO SEE A STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL ON HOW TO EMBROIDER A DIAMOND PATTERN BACKGROUND AND HOW I INCORPORATE IT INTO A FINISHED LAYOUT. KEEP READING >>>

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