Posts tagged TIPS AND TRICKS
Scrapbooking Big

Sometimes I like to hoard elements and hold onto them when I love them dearly but I'm coming to terms with the fact that I'm continuously getting new products through kit subscriptions, my own creation, and splurging, and I just need to use them! So this week, I'm sharing a lesson in scrapbooking big, and using up your supplies–yes even those coveted ones! 

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 54

USING PHOTO TEMPLATES TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

THIS WEEK I'M SHARING A LITTLE INSIGHT INTO HOW I LIKE TO USE PHOTO TEMPLATES TO GET A LITTLE MORE OUT OF THEM IN 3 EASY WAYS! LITTLE LAMM & CO RECENTLY RELEASED HER MARCH TEMPLATES AND THEY'RE FABULOUS! I LIKE TO USE THEM IN VARIOUS WAYS BUT THE 4X6 ONES ARE PERFECT TO THEN PLOP INTO MY PROJECT LIFE SO THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO BE SHARING TODAY!

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FLORAL EMBROIDERY | QUICK STEPS TO FOLLOW

HI ALL, I'M BACK! SORRY FOR THE ABSENCE THE PAST COUPLE DAYS BUT I WAS WORKING TIRELESSLY AROUND THE CLOCK TO FINISH A PROJECT FOR MY GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSE - AND IT'S A HANDMADE ONE - YAY! RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. WELL, IT'S COMPLETE AND I WANT TO SHARE PARTS OF IT WITH YOU SO THAT YOU MAY TOO CREATE SOME STELLAR HANDMADE PROJECTS IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN GIVING IT A GO! >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 39

TIME SAVING TIPS WITH 'HERE & NOW' LAYOUT

THIS WEEK I'VE GOT A FAST + FABULOUS MODIFIED GRID LAYOUT WITH A COUPLE TIME SAVING TIPS TO GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING! HAVING A UNIQUE AND FUN LAYOUT DOESN'T HAVE TO TAKE YOU HOURS TO CREATE! SO I'M HERE TO SHARE HOW I WAS ABLE TO MAKE THIS LAYOUT QUICKLY AND WHY IT WORKS! >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 37

SAVING TIME WITH A PATTERN OVERHAUL

THIS WEEK'S FAST + FABULOUS SPREAD IS TITLED 'HELLO HELLO, HI" AND WAS SUPER QUICK TO CREATE BECAUSE I GAVE THE SPREAD A PATTERN OVERHAUL, BUT LET THAT BE THE REAL SHINING POINT OF THE SPREAD! I ONLY USED ONE PIECE OF PATTERNED PAPER FOR THIS PAGE AND BY SIMPLY TRIMMING OUT PIECES FROM THE PAPER AND RE-ARRANGING THE LAYOUT - I WAS ABLE TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL LAYERED LOOK WITH MAXIMUM IMPACT AND MINIMAL TIME! KEEP READING TO SEE EVEN MORE OF THIS SPREAD, AND HOW YOU TOO CAN GIVE YOUR LAYOUTS A PATTERN OVERHAUL AND SAVE SOME TIME! >>>  

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 36

LITTLE SUMMER JOY PAGES

I'M CONTINUING ON WITH MY #LITTLESUMMERJOY ALBUM IN IT'S FAST + FABULOUS NATURE SO I WANTED TO SHARE A COUPLE OF THE NEW ADDITIONS WITH YOU TODAY! AS I'VE MENTIONED BEFORE, THIS ALBUM IS ALL ABOUT GETTING THE STORIES DOWN SO I'M NOT SO WORRIED ABOUT TAKING TONS OF TIME FOR ADDITIONS LIKE STITCHING OR PAINTING THAT TAKE A TON OF TIME. I'LL BE LAYING OUT HOW THESE SPREADS WERE QUICK TO COMPLETE SO KEEP SCROLLING FOR ALL THE DETAILS! >>>

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VIDEO | USING THE FUSE TOOL FOR PROJECT LIFE

VIDEO | USING THE FUSE TOOL FOR PROJECT LIFE

THIS WEEK I'M CONTINUING ON MY PROJECT LIFE CATCH UP QUEST AND WANT TO SHARE HOW I GET MY PHOTOS FOR A FULL WEEK INTO MY ALBUM WITH HELP FROM THE FUSE TOOL! I'VE GOT SOME UNIQUE USES FOR THE TOOL AND CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE THEM ALL WITH YOU! I HOPE YOU'LL LEARN SOMETHING NEW BY WATCHING THIS SHORT VIDEO, AND BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW HOW YOU USE YOUR FUSE TOOL IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW! >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 33

SAVING TIME WITH A STAMPED BACKGROUND AS SEEN IN THE 'ZOOM ZOOM' SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

I ABSOLUTELY LVOE THIS LAYOUT AND I LOVE HOW QUICKLY IT CAME TOGETHER EVEN MORE. IT'S SO NICE WHEN INSPIRATION STRIKES, ISN'T IT? THIS PAGE IS SUPER FUN WITH SOME BRIGHT COLORS AND A BIG PUNCH OF BLACK AND WHITE TO GROUND IT. I'VE INCLUDED A HINT OF ARTISTIC ELEMENTS AS WELL, INCLUDING MY OWN TAKE ON A PATTERNED BACKGROUND MADE WITH STAMPING. THROUGH MAKING THIS QUICK SPREAD I'VE FOUND SOME TIME SAVING TIPS FOR CREATING A STAMPED BACKGROUND SO I'LL SHARE THOSE BELOW WITH YOU! KEEP READING FOR ALL THE FAST + FABULOUS DETAILS. KEEP READING >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 29

SAVING TIME WITH PROJECT LIFE

THIS WEEK I'M SHARING ONE OF MY NEWEST PROJECT LIFE LAYOUTS WITH SOME TIME SAVING TIPS! IF YOU REMEMBER MY POST HERE ABOUT MY PLAN TO CATCH UP FOR PROJECT LIFE, YOU'LL REMEMBER THAT I NOTED THAT MY PLAN WAS TO STICK TO THE 6" X 12" SIZE FOR MY WEEKLY PROJECT LIFE INSERTS SO I WANTED TO NOTE FOR YOU HERE HOW THAT'S HELPING ME CATCH UP QUICKER, AND A FEW OTHER THINGS I'M DOING TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS. KEEP READING TO SEE ALL MY (CURRENT) TIME SAVING TIPS I'M PUTTING TO USE FOR PROJECT LIFE CATCH-UP, AND HOW I'VE PUT THEM TO WORK IN MY WEEK 12 LAYOUT! KEEP READING >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 27

USING INSPIRATION FOR QUICKER SCRAPBOOKING

THIS WEEK, I WAS FEELING SLIGHTLY DRAB AND NOTHING WAS REALLY COMING TO ME TO CREATE A LAYOUT. THAT WAS, UNTIL I WAS PERUSING PINTEREST (MY FAVORITE PAST-TIME) AND I CAME ACROSS THE WORK OF ARTIST ESTHER STEWART'S WORK. IT INSTANTLY GOT MY CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING AND I FOLLOWED THE INSPIRATION OF ONE OF HER PIECES TO HELP ME QUICKEN THE PLANNING PROCESS THAT GOES INTO MY PAGES AND EXECUTE THIS FUN LAYOUT TITLED 'HERE' AT TOP SPEED! KEEP READING FOR ALL THE INFO AND TO SEE WHAT INSPIRED THIS LAYOUT! KEEP READING >>>

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CREATING A COHESIVE PHOTO BOOK SERIES

HOW TO MAKE YOUR PHOTO BOOKS LOOK COHESIVE AND WORK TOGETHER

AS A GIFT TO MY SISTER I WANTED TO CREATE SOME GREAT LOOKING PHOTO BOOKS TO DOCUMENT THE FIRST 24 MONTHS OF MY NEPHEW'S LIFE. BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO SET ASIDE FOR DOCUMENTING, I WANTED TO GIVE HER SOME BOOKS TO GET DOWN THE MONTH TO MONTH MEMORIES AND MILESTONES. I SET OUT TO MAKE TWO VOLUMES, EACH DOCUMENTING 12 MONTHS. THE OTHER MAIN GOAL WAS TO HAVE THEM LOOK GREAT TOGETHER AS A SET SO THAT, IF SHE WANTS, WE CAN CONTINUE DOING VOLUMES AS HE GROWS! TO DO THIS, I USED THE SHUTTERFLY CUSTOM PATH PHOTO BOOK MAKER AND WENT TO WORK. KEEP READING TO SEE THE FULL PHOTO BOOKS, AND TO GET SOME HOW TO'S ON MAKING YOUR OWN PHOTO BOOK SERIES LOOK COHESIVE AND GREAT! KEEP READING >>>

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FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 17

3 WAYS TO CREATE FAST + FABULOUS 'MASS-PRODUCED' CARDS

IN LIGHT OF EASTER FAST APPROACHING I NEEDED TO PUMP OUT SOME CARDS FOR THE NUMEROUS LOVED ONES I HAVE ON THE MAILING LIST. IT GOT ME THINKING THAT THERE ARE PLENTY OF WAYS (AND THUS, TIME SAVING TIPS) FOR GETTING THIS DONE SO I THOUGHT I'D SHARE MY FAVORITE THREE WAYS TO MAKE SOME CARDS THIS EASTER SEASON (OR ANY SEASON FOR THAT MATTER!) KEEP READING TO SEE HOW I CREATED SOME EGGCELLENT EASTER CARDS FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE, AND HOW WITH THESE TIPS AND TECHNIQUES, YOU CAN GET IT DONE TOO! KEEP READING >>>

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HOW TO ORGANIZE FOR SCRAPBOOKING SUCCESS

TIPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR SPACE FOR SCRAPBOOKING SUCCESS

I'VE BEEN SEARCHING HIGH AND LOW FOR A WHILE NOW FOR THE RIGHT WAY TO ORGANIZE MY EMBELLISHMENTS. I BELIEVE ORGANIZATION IS A VERY PERSONAL THING, BUT WHEN I SAW KAREN KING (A CO-CT MEMBER AT LOVE | DAY | SEED) POSTED A PICTURE OF HER EMBELLISHMENTS COLOR CODED (SEE HERE), I KNEW I MUST FIND THE RIGHT CONTAINERS TO FINALLY WHIP MY SCRAPBOOKING ORGANIZATION INTO SHAPE! ENTER - THE CONTAINER STORE AND OTHER ASSORTED ORGANIZATION TIPS. KEEP READING >>>

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