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



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



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



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.