Technique Tuesday-Make your own rubons

Technique Tuesday-Make your own rubons

I shared the following video and layout with you a few weeks ago, but I wanted to give the tutorial its own post. One as a reminder and two for easier finding in case you want to refer back to it. <smile> This week we are taking a look at wordart.  Turning wordart into your own rubons is just one way to use it creatively.  Check out this video tutorial on just how easy it is! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3gVBKnFpEo&w=480&h=385] This is the first layout I created by making my own rubon from wordart. For the above layout, I used the Earth Day kit. The wordart used is sold separately as well. You can find more wordart (individual and sets)  in the FaithfullyYours store. Stay tuned tomorrow when I spotlight a new word artist to Faithfully Yours!  Some beautiful designs coming your...

Celebrate Earth Day

Ok, I’ll be honest.  I’m not exactly sure what Earth Day is all about. I do know that it is today, but more importantly: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 Nevertheless, I thought I would have a little fun with it. So I put together an Earth Day kit and had a blast creating with it.  By the way, I seriously need somone to teach me how to take pictures, these are horrible! The left side was a total scraplift. You can see the original here.  I loved the added doodling around the tree. This layout was a blast to make, mainly because I learned how to make my own rubons! I used the wordart included in the kit for the rubon on the far left. Here is the video I found and watched to learn. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3gVBKnFpEo&w=480&h=385] l For this simple layout, I started out by covering the wording around the world with cardstock rings. I printed the wordart verses onto transparencies. Layering one over the world and the other two using my circle cutter. I also didn’t care for one sheet of paper in the kit, but thankfully they are double-sided and the polka-dotted side was easy to work with. The photo is from when my husband and I got baptized. Cards-Using up the scraps I cheated a bit on the cards. I had a coordinating sheet of rub-ons that I utilized. Otherwise, just using up scraps and did some doodling. inside reads: the FUTURE is in your HANDS Earth Day kit in the store now! Kit contents: 4 sheets 12×12 patterned...

Scrappin Saturday-adhesive for ribbon

What adhesive do you use to attach ribbon to your pages? There are many ways you can attach ribbon to your pages. Xyron sticker maker Paper glue (glue made especially for paper) Wrap ribbon around your page and adhere to the back with tape runner or double stick tape Glue Dots glue lines Attach with eyelets or brads Staples Can you think of any more? If so, please...

Scrappin Saturday-wrinkled paper

How do I fix bent corners or wrinkled scrapbook paper? Perhaps the way you store your paper, or you ordered online and your paper arrived with bent corners or the only sheet left at the local scrapbook store was slightly wrinkled and it was the perfect pattern you needed. Can it be fixed, or do you just have to live with it? Here are a few ideas: You can greatly reduce wrinkled paper by using an iron on low setting with no steam. I would also recommend ironing on the backside with a sheet of plain white copy paper between the iron and paper.  Pebbles, Inc iron Or throw caution into the wind, crumple up the entire sheet, smooth out with hand and go for a textured look. Add some ink to the “raised” surface and distress it. And if all else fails, cover up the imperfection as much as possible with photos, ribbons and other embellishments. Sometimes creatively covering up a mistake or imperfection can yield wonderful results. The most important thing is to not stress over it, but to have fun and record those...

Scrappin Saturday-alphabet stickers

What can I do with my alphabet stickers besides simply adhering to my layout? Break out the circle punch. Punch coordinating cardstock and adhere your letter stickers to each circle. Ink the edges for a distressed look. Try other punch shapes too. Draw attention to your journaling by using an alphabet sticker as the first letter in your journaling. This isn’t a new idea, but use up leftover alphabet stickers from several sheets and mix and match to come up with all the letters you need. Use unpopular letters to create letters you need by cutting parts away. For example, an “O” can be created from a “Q” by trimming away the tail. ***Notice the first “r” in prayer? I ran out of R’s and had to create one from a “P” and partial “Z”. I hope the above ideas will get the creative juices flowing for a different use for alphabet stickers.  Here are some neat alphabet stickers: American Crafts-thickers Basic Grey Doodlebug Designs Pink Paislee Prima Webster...

How Can I Fix a Journaling Mistake?

Scrappin Stewardship Saturday There is nothing more frustrating then working hard on a layout putting in a lot of time and effort to mess up the journaling! Hopefully, the following ideas will help you fix the mistake and not ruin your layout. Write, stamp or print out the word you misspelled or messed up, trim around and adhere directly over the mistake. Be sure to do this to a couple more words or phrases to balance it out and make it look like “you meant to do that”! Cover up the mistake with another journaling block as another layer, with the original being the “matt”. If you journaled directly onto your layout, now journal on another sheet of cardstock, tag, etc. and cover it up. Who cares? Who says it has to be perfect? See if anyone notices. 🙂 I have a layout where I misspelled Mississippi. Can you believe it? M-I-crooked letter-crooket letter-I…..and I homeschool my children.  lol I wanted to give you a visual example, however I didn’t have anything on hand. I created this tag with the intent of wordart, but it can give you and idea of how to cover up a journaling mistake using the above method. I hope it gives you a more “visual” idea. Do you have another creative solution? I would love to hear from...

Scrappin Saturday

Scrapbooking Tip: Keep you scrap area ready for creating. If you have to clean up your area from a previous project or find a space to work, you are losing precious time. Time better spent creating and glorifying God! Put supplies away when you finish, it really doesn’t take that much time. At the very least, throw away your trash, put your scraps in a box or other organizer and stack up your unused embellishments/inks/etc. Another thought is to have a tub or something to put everything in until you can put away properly. Being organized saves time and money! Ok, this tip isn’t an “ah hah” moment or anything you don’t already know, but more of a reminder to be a good steward of your...

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