From Trash to Treasure_Upcycling Shoe Box Packaging

Don’t you just get so excited when you buy something and get a bonus gift…the packaging?  I recently got a new pair of sandals and I was stoked with the plastics and tissue papers that came with it.  I immediately thought of making some journal pockets, doing some decoupage, and simply getting creative with allContinue reading “From Trash to Treasure_Upcycling Shoe Box Packaging”

Spring Digital Freebies

Enjoy this latest FREEBIE digital papers kit called, “Fresh Air”.  Explore your creativity by making all sorts of things like cards, tags, scrapbooks, junk journals and other mixed media projects.  This bright colored kit comes with 6 papers, all printable onto 8.5″ x 11″ paper.  The are all high quality 300 dpi and have beenContinue reading “Spring Digital Freebies”

Photoshop Pen Tool_Cutting out images From Photos

Adobe Photoshop is awesome in how it provides many editing tools that let you place subjects into various backgrounds.  It is so much fun when you can create your own setting with added elements to change the look of an original photo.  In this particular instance I used the “Pen” tool to remove a personContinue reading “Photoshop Pen Tool_Cutting out images From Photos”

Creating an Embossed Mini Paper Notebook

I love to make journal pages and embellishments from digital media. I decided to create a really simple mini paper notebook. This little book of writing ephemera would look great in a mixed media album. To make it, all that was needed were a computer or laptop, some software that could open the digital files,Continue reading “Creating an Embossed Mini Paper Notebook”

Creating and Using Digitally Collaged Family Photos in junk Journals

I have seen many black and white images of vintage people in ephemera packs for sell to use in scrapbooking and other mixed media projects.  They are beautiful embellishments that make any tag, album cover, and various other crafts stand out.  I love the look they give, but I don’t know the individuals in thoseContinue reading “Creating and Using Digitally Collaged Family Photos in junk Journals”

Digital With Digital: Quick and Easy Ephemera

[UPDATED] When it comes to making ephemera for your scrapbook or junk journal, do you sometimes appreciate easy fixes?  I do.  That’s why I combine multiple digital templates together to quickly complete a project. In this instance, I will show you how I made some cards, envelopes, and tags from various digital templates.  Some ofContinue reading “Digital With Digital: Quick and Easy Ephemera”

Digital Scrapbook Layouts

Do you enjoy making digital layouts to house your photos and elements from special memories?   I do. I get the same satisfaction of developing something unique and personal to have for future viewing with digital scrapbooking as I do with hybrid creations.  Also, with digital scrapbooking, you can print out your designs without the mess toContinue reading “Digital Scrapbook Layouts”

New Years Crafty-lutions 2020

Do you crafty-holics make New Year’s Resolutions for resolving your project woes?  Are there any skills that you have just not mastered yet?  Since there are so many exciting ideas out there to try, it is good to add more techniques or styles to your existing mastery.  I like to challenge myself to create somethingContinue reading “New Years Crafty-lutions 2020”

Lilac Envelope Template

I want to show you one of my latest templates I created in Photoshop. This is the 6.25” x 6” Lilac Envelope made from the digital template that I have in my Esty shop.  I use templates to make elements that work well with scrapbooks, junk journals, and various other mixed media projects.  This pieceContinue reading “Lilac Envelope Template”

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