Saturday, January 17, 2009
Here are five different ways to make titles more interesting:
1. Use different colors to make certain words stand out:
The break between the green patterned paper and the brown CS on this page made it easy to make a two-tone title:
2. Do the title vertically: Sometimes I actually turn the page so the title appears to be at the top, glue it, and then I turn it the right way.
3. Use multiple fonts. Try mixing stickers, chipboard letters, and rub-ons in one title.
I used 5 different fonts on this -- cut the title with my Silhouette:
I used vinyl, glittered chipboard, and plain chipboard letters to make this title:
On this page I used small sticker letters, felt letters, and glitter chipboard letters from three different brands!
On this page I actually mixed two different diecut fonts, using a different font for the capital letters on "Christmas Baby". Then I used a really small diecut font to create the first part of the title:
Here I used a BIG font for the main title and did a subtitle in handwriting and a really small diecut font:
4. Center the title around a line on the page. I used the edge of the blue cardstock on this page to create the title around. I actually scraplifted this page from the "Scrap Simple" idea book.
I used the line of the photo on this page as a base for my rub-on title:
5. Set your title around an object. Here I used the snowman printed on the page as a base for my title:
My title on this page just follows the photo:
I stamped a jounaling post and that made the perfect path for my title!
I rotated the design above to create the page below, using the journaling spot as a guide for the top of the letters in the title:
Here I followed the curve of the circle on the page:
I did the same thing as above just vertically:
I wrapped this title around a journaling spot as well:
Also, please help me to win the Quickutz" Deck the Halls" Contest by voting for my entry. You can vote EVERYDAY until Jan 22 so if you have a moment, I'd really appreciate your support. Just login to the Quickutz website. Then come back here to click on the link above to take you to the correct page. The click the green "Vote" button by my project to vote for me. The grand prize is $1000 in QK goodies!! Thank you so much!
Also be sure to check out the Creative Cafe blog party going on right now! There are giveaways and some super cute projects. Here's the link:
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I entered the Quickutz Deck the Halls Contest and I am a finalist!!
Please vote for me here:
You'll have to register with Quickutz but it is painless, I promise. You can vote once every day so please vote for me!!!! Here are some more pics of the project I got into the finals with (you might recognize it if you took my "Be Jolly" class in November or December 2008!):
Monday, January 12, 2009
I created this layout for a contest over at PageMaps this month. We took Katie to a Cheetah Girls concert for her birthday last month. When I saw this paper from the BasicGrey Bittersweet Collection I knew it was perfect!
I doodled little white dots around in a circle around the pics instead of stitching, which was on the sketch. I also rotated the sketch 180 degrees and replaced two small photos from the sketch with a bow.
Alphas - American Crafts
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey, Unknown (Zebra)
Cardstock - Wausau, Close To My Heart
Brads - Queen & Company, Bo Bunny, Heidi Swapp, Target $1 Bin, Making Memories, Kaiser Craft
Black Sequin Flowers - Hydrangea Hippo Etsy Shop
Ribbon - Unknown (I think it is Bo Bunny but can't remember)
White Pen - Uni-Ball Signo
Font - CK June Bug Louise by Kristin Hayne
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Now I've got to get into "SCRAP" mode!! It would help if my room was clean but still it is not. Since I helped Xaver with the garage I figured he would help me with my scrap room but he just mumbled something about his back so I guess I will be doing it on my own. Oh well...
So here is the Five Fridays post I promised ... a couple of days late but hey, I did it, right?! LOL
Five Fridays #20 – Five Non-Binding Ideas for the Zutter Bind-It-All
As much as I do love to bind things with the Bind-It-All I love finding OTHER uses for it as well. You might have seen some of these before but hey, if an idea is good, share it! Here are some of the ideas I have come up with:
1. Make a notebook style edge on your scrapbook page.
2. Create a fun border by using the Bind-It-All to “eat away” at the edge of your paper.
3. Make a candy holder. I made these using 6x6 paper and abot 2 feet of ribbon. Details on how to make them on the Zutter Zisters website.
4. Create holes for tying ribbons or threading ribbons. On this card I punched two rows of holes using the Bind It All (folded the paper to cut two rows of holes) and then threaded strips of ribbon through the holes to create a unique border.