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Tutorials and Tips on making a smash styled travel journal.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Grandchildren Album

The team members at RAKScraps hed a baby shower for me after Tisha was born. And one of my gifts was a 6*4 sized quickpage album created by Shelly. I used it to create an album for my mum about her children and grandchildren. Here are 2 pages to share with you, one shows my mum, and the other my dad with my 2 youngest.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

RAKScraps Megakit


The RAKScraps Megakit is currently available - right up until the end of the month. It's free to members, and its free to join. I'm one of the contributing designers (9 in all). Here's a sneak peek at my mini-kit. Go here to join (if you haven't already) and grab it: rakscraps.com

Monday, 16 June 2008

Lucky Dip

I've been playing with small patterns, and have a set of papers awaiting you in the lucky dip bin.

Tutorial: How to Download the Lucky Dip
I've had a few people ask how to get my lucky dip, so I hope this tutorial helps.
  1. look for the Lucky Dip logo on my sidebar.
  2. click on it
  3. this link will take you to a file sharing site - 4Shared
  4. on the left-hand side of the page you will see a large brown button that says download now
  5. click on it
  6. there will then be a countdown in seconds until the download is ready
  7. when ready it will say "Click here to download this file" - do so.
  8. you will be invited to save the file - tell it where you want to save it to
  9. The file is a zip file, and you should be able to double click on it to open it and copy the files out to where you want to keep them.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Paper Scrap-booking with Digital Supplies

Knowing that a few of my readers are paper scrapbookers, I thought I'd write a little bit about paper scrapping with digital supplies. In fact this is how I started scrapping. I was doing a church project and knew nothing about scrapbooking. A bit of searching on-line and I discovered the world of digital scrapbooking kits. I downloaded some freebies I found, and printed them out to scrap with.
To enable the final pages to be printed, all professional digital scrapbooking kits are printable. My home printer is perfectly capable of printing the papers and element out at a high enough quality - so yours probably will too.
Papers: Digital papers can be printed on any type of paper or card you can get in your printer, even textured stuff. And if you want something transparent, you could print on acetate (clear plastic used for overhead projectors). You could print on any sized paper. And if you use your print manager (comes with the printer) you can print at 100% size, or shrink to fit, or scale down in any way you wish.
Elements: Digital elements can easily be printed, cutout, and glued in place, just as you would any bits and bobs at hand. Using acetate or vellum to print on will work well for word art and anything tricky to cutout exactly.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Farm visit

We went to the Acton Scott Working Farm Museum on Sunday afternoon for a picnic outing. The kids loved it and TJ wants to go back again on Saturday, Daddy said no. Roo chased chickens around the courtyards intent on cuddling one, and Tisha was oblivious to it all - happy in her sling sleeping or feeding.
TJ and I used a Quickpage to scrap our visit for her album, you can view it here

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

WOW

My husband found this site last week and shared it with me at the weekend - it's awesome. If you want to see some fabulous photographic artwork then check this place out:
http://stuckincustoms.com/
He allows folks to download & print his stuff for personal use free of charge.