Love… with Pockets!

Hello everyone!  Ally here! And today I’m going to share a quick tutorial on a mini pocket album.
For this mini album, I started with a raw chipboard album by Maya Road called the “Love Word Album”.  I then adapted it and made it my own and that’s what I’m going to share with you now. …  |  read more »

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!
For the remainder of March, all of our Design Team members have been paired up to create inspirational projects to share with you!  Stay tuned to the blog for LOTS of great inspiration.
Since today is St. Patty’s Day, we thought we would bring you some Irish inspiration.
Melissa has created this fun…  |  read more »

Masking 101

Hello fellow stamp lovers!  Ally here! Today I’d like to teach you a few fun ways to MASK.
What’s masking you ask? Well in art, masking is using materials to protect areas from change.  In other words you cover one area to avoid changing it by applying something over top of it.
Today I’m going to show…  |  read more »

Go WILD with Stamps!

There is nothing better than just experimenting when it comes to stamping.  I just love sitting down and letting the photos I wish to scrap “talk to me” and lend me to using all kinds of cool stamps… especially maybe not in the way they were intended.
Here’s a layout I created showcasing my son and…  |  read more »

One sketch, 3 ways

Trace Geworsky
When I first started scrapbooking, I was quite intimidated by sketches…I didn’t know what exactly to do with them, and I thought that if you were working with a sketch, that You had to follow the sketch 100%.
Over the years, I have learnt that You can use a sketch for anything….cards, layouts, calendars, canvases,…  |  read more »

Making Custom Fabric Tags

For this project you will need light coloured fabric, ink (I used Staz-On) and your favourite myStamp BOX stamps.
My husband travels often with his work and we sometimes leave little notes for one another to find while he is away.  I decided to use that as my theme today and create a few fabric tags…  |  read more »

Not Your Ordinary Title

Title work can sometimes be a challenging page element.  Finding  just the right words to convery the sentiment of the page is the first hurdle.  Trying to display it on the page in an interesting manner is the next one.  While I won’t profess to hold all the secrets to great title work, I will share…  |  read more »

DIY Shaped Cards

I created three different shaped cards today to show you just how quick and easy they can be.  All you need is a shape to trace (template, piece of chipboard, etc.), or if you are the adventurous type  you can draw your shapes freehand.
NOTE:  All of my cards were made using templates from the Maya…  |  read more »

Stamping on Metal

Trace Geworsky
I have a huge pile of leftover metal in my scrap room that I just didn’t know what to do with.  I had used some as front and back covers for mini albums, but wanted to try something different with them so I decided to use them to make a card.

Supplies needed:
2 pieces of…  |  read more »

Stamping On Acrylic

Acrylic was made for stamping.  It’s really that simple.  At least it is for me.    Sure acrylic looks great with lace cardstock, trims, rub-ons and the like but there is just somthing about stamping on acrylic that I simply adore.  As an example, I created a mini album using a tabbed album from Clear Scraps, one…  |  read more »