Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas....

and a Happy New Year to everybody!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Embellishing your Christmas gifts

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Hi everyone!!!

This is just a quick idea on how to embellish and personalize your Christmas gift. I am going to show you how I embossed my husband's initial on his gift.

Hope it is useful!!!

Hugs!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Way to go




Hi everyone!!!

Here is another layour from me!!! I basically wanted to do a lot of layering in this layout and also combine different flowers!!!




Only now I notice...........there are no buttons in this layout....ohh dear!!!


Delicious Inspiration



Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I have a very good excuse for not blogging more....


.....beside the fact that holidays are coming. Well.........I am moving with my husband to California from Holland, so now I am spending my evenings packing books and stuff.......and not scrapbooking.

I will try and post some things before I leave on holiday. I will send my scrapbooking stuff to California in January ........so probably in the mean time I will do some digi scapping as I cannot live without doing something arty (I am not sure that words exists :P)!!!

Happy scrapping!!



Friday, December 12, 2008

Simple hand-stiching

I have decided to do this video with very simple stitching techniques because I see stitching as a very simple way to add some embellishment to your layout! To see an example check out my layout!!

Hope this inspires you to do some sewing!!!

See you next time :D:D


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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Kisses




I have never realized what a slow scrapper I am until I started this blog. I do not post more things simply because I do not have anything else done. I do think about scrapbooking a lot and I practically do something craft related everyday, but it takes me awhile to finish a layout. I also have to confess that I spend a lot of time in front of the computer looking at different websites and forums, but also learning Photoshop.

And finally a new layout after some time..........







Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Delicious Inspiration




I think it is time for another delicious inspiration especially since I am soooo hungry!!!! Enjoy!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

New background

After trying to create my own background ...and never being satisfied with the result I found this site. Here you can find hundreds of backgrounds for you blog and much more. I am now trying out different backgrounds........so leave a comment if you like this one!!!!

Crazy Girl!!!




Hello everyone!!!

This a layout that I recently did.....as usual it has buttons!!!

I am still working on a background for the blog, I had several options but none of them satisfy me....so still working!!!

Have a good evening!!!








Saturday, November 29, 2008

CrazyButtons

scrap-f-anatic.blogspot.com has a new face........... crazybuttons.mitza.net !!!

It is the same blog, the same blogger.....just a different face......I am currently working on a background that includes..........of course.....buttons!!!

Good night!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Recipe Holder

Now for sale

Here are pictures of my recipe holder that I showed you how to make in this video .
Enjoy and please leave a comment.






Saturday, November 22, 2008

Delicious Inspiration


I've been editing this photo for the past half an hour and now I super hungry!!! so catch you later!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Inspiration Quote

This is a section that I want to dedicate to quotes, poetry, song lines, any piece of literature that can be used as inspiration for your scrapbooking lines.

The sky is not always blue but love is lasting and enduring. The beauty of marriage lies in being together. When you are married, even when you are alone, you are alone together. I wish you that this togetherness endured all your life and beyond.


This is not a literary quote, but is what my mother said/wished us at our wedding.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Recipe Holder

Now for sale

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Hello everyone!!!

This is a tutorial on how to make your very own recipe holder using your scrapbooking supplies. This would make an excellent Christmas gift.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The fruit of my labor


This is the fruit of my labor. I am learning Photoshop CS3. It can do wonders for my pictures. To learn how to use all the different tools, I used the Help Manual of the program, but also these two blogs. Here you can find an amazing list of tutorials. The second link is super-doooper.

http://blog.dpboards.com/?p=17
http://www.photoshoplady.com/

P.S. Still working to get organized. I am trying to film more videos this weekend and have them ready so I can put a video per week.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Woowwww


Check out this blog.............it is amazing!!! She is so nice and her designs are so simple, but look absolutely amazing. After reading her blog and seeing her photos.....I just need to learn Photoshop!!!! So I installed it on my computer and I am following some tutorials.

http://kwernerdesign.com/blog/

Friday, November 14, 2008

Delicious Inspiration



I enjoy cooking and I enjoy eating. So I decided to combine this with my passion for scrapbooking. I posted this photo to help you (and me) get inspired and get those creative juices going.

Look at the texture and the colors and be as creative as u can!!!!

Note: Please don't ask the recipe...........I have no idea!!! Ate it in a restaurant in France. It was delicious!!!! Yummy!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Pop-Up Card

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Hello everyone!!!

In today's episode I am going to show you how to make a Christmas Pop-Up card. Enjoy and I would love some feedback!

And on a different note...........I have my New Year Scrapbooking Resolution, which is to get more organized with my blog and my videos. I love creating them, but unfortunately my job, which i love ;) , has nothing to do with scrapbooking so everything I do is on my own time. Thus, sometimes lack of inspiration and other priorities do not go together with my will to share all of this with you.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Trio Adhesive System

Watch this video to see my review of my all time favorite scrapbooking adhesive



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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wedding album



This is a completely hand made album that I did for my friends for Christmas 2007. I think they really liked it. The album is easy to make....as long as u know how to measure....hihiii, which is sometimes hard. You can download instructions on how to make this piano hinge album by clicking here




Advise for the beginner scrapper: you see the wrinkles on the top of the page: those are because I used wet glue. When u decide to use wet glue, smooth out the paper and make sure it dries without creases and evenly. I now use only double sided glue.....then I do not have to bother about making sure everything dries ok.





In this page I tried to use an element from the picture in the layout. At a traditional Romanian wedding, the bride pins down flowers to all the people directly involved in the wedding: the groom, the witnesses, parents on both sides, etc....




The thing that I want to point out is: at the bottom......I punched out small pieces of paper that I used as embellishments on the right hand side. I am not a fan of keeping all the bits and pieces from the leftover paper because they are very small, hard to store and then you just end up forgetting about them. This is an idea for immediate use for your leftovers.




Coming in front of the priest..........




The thing I like most about scrapbooking is that after the layout is done.....you do not only see the embellished pictures, but you can feel the layers of papers and elements. What I like to do is use foam tape to raise certain elements.





Do not stick to using pattern paper as background......trim it off and use it as embellishment.





I like to layer flowers........as many as possible...








I like swirls.............and they are "in fashion" right now. I fill in empty space with swirls or journaling....





Be daring........use a combination of patterns and colors and use embellishments to connect the colors for a cohesive layout.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

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Learn how to make your very own Christmas ornaments using your scrapbooking supplies. It is a simple and cheap way to personalize your Christmas tree.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Croatian delights


This is my acrylic album..... The whole idea of an acrylic album is that the pages are transparent, so u have to be careful what and how u put your elements on the front because it will show on the other side.........and of course u have to use transparent adhesive.




I used paint to cover on one side what i did on the other side.




yeah.............i know the picture is fuzzy. I neeeeeeddddd a new camera..... it is in the planning.




My favorite picture........and.......pls........no comments about my height.



I stamped on the right hand side...........I used Making Memories paint, but best is to use StazOn.



Smile dear..........




I like using surprise tabs. U used a templete .......traced it on pattern paper and cut around it. And of course I used buttons to embellish it.




Sunday, October 19, 2008

Glimmer Mist

Enjoy this Webisode where I show u different uses for your Glimmer Mist. You can use it to embellish your layouts, or simply to give a little shine to your different elements.


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Friday, October 10, 2008

Crazy Buttons

Check out my new background. My husband changed it for me.

Big Hug

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Keukenhof


I love this layout. I worked a lot for it. I made this layout for a contest and the idea was to have a minimum of 10 picture. So I used every space available. All the tags on the right hand side have a picture on the back.....just in case you want to count.




The black thing inside is a magnet to close the tab. And on the other side I just have a piece of metal that I colored in black.




The flower motif. All the pictures are scratched on the sides. I like this look better than distressed.



I really like this tab....but just be careful when u make one because u have to take into account that there is extra paper and it won't stay close...so u have to figure out a method to close it. I used magnets.

I love swirls!!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

When 2 become 1


This is a layout i did...........and love. The theme was the number 2...........so everything is connected to that number. There are 2 buttons, 2 ribbons etc... u get the picture.




This is a quote is what my mother said to us at our civil ceremony. On the margin, I stamped the swirls and then embossed it. ...I love embossing.




This is one of my favorite pictures from my wedding. I used two picture (one is color, the other one is sepia)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My Thailand Album



Hello everybody!!!

Here is an album that I made. It is with pictures from my holiday in Thailand.




As you can see it is hand made!!!




Do not bother trying to read the journaling...it is all in Romanian.




I love to use chipboard and then paint it. I used here chipboard elements and I painted them with Making Memories paint.





I love this photo.........and I like the flower on the right hand side. I love layering...both photos and flowers.





A baby elephant........they are so nice, so friendly. And in case u have not noticed by now I like buttons.




Try adding on every page journaling. I learned the hard way that one has to add the bare minimum: date and place.........and add extra info, who is in the photo, what they are doing etc. If u are running low on inspiration, leave space and come back later to it when u feel more inspired.