We Are All Travellers In Time
Every day is precious. Before we know where we are, we are looking back on life and wondering how time passed by so quickly. Sometimes, when we are in the moment, we know that something very special is happening. At those times, we screw our eyes up really hard to try to imprint that feeling on our minds so that we can hold it forever. A walk on the beach with sunny feet and sandy hair. Holding hands as the snow falls outside, sparkling in the moonlight. The first cry of a newborn... the last words of a loved one. We are all travelling through time, making memories and recording them for the future. Are you ready to start logging those recollections? Well then, all I need is just five minutes of your time to throw some inspiration your way.
Go With The Flow Of Your Ideas
Adding texture to your scrapbook layout can make the page reflect the detail in your photograph. Using Texture Embossing Folders means that you can pick up the brick wall detail in the photograph and carry it onto your page. Whether you are scrapbooking family history, everyday life or special memories, a vintage colour palette will complement your photographs and your theme. The browns, blues and mauves of the 12x12 Nostalgic Core'dinations pad has a tone to match most snaps in your collection. Just go with the flow and use your imagination when experimenting with techniques using this pad. Grab the Sand It Gadget to distress the smooth top and reveal the kraft core. Run the Core'dinations card through a Texture Embossing Folder and sand the raised surface to make the design pop out. Drag a little ink over the top of the distressed, embossed card... now you are really creating a little work of art.
Imagination Powers The Cogs Of Our Minds
Always remember that there are no rules when putting together your scrapbook layout. Use your imagination and experiment with different styles. When you have a great stamp collection with a combination of sentiments and images, you can let your mind run wild and put together different mixtures to make your own designs which will be unique and meaningful to your scrapbook layout. By using the stamps from the Sheena Time Traveller Collection, you can make a set of bespoke embellishments which all look different. Match the stamp with its Perfect Partner die, layer up the elements and make a personalised set of ephemera. Take the Steampunk Woman Stamp and see how many ways you can use it. Stamp in water based ink and use a water brush to gently drag the ink and create a painted effect. Use heat embossing to make a gilded beauty. Grab a set of Spectrum Noir Pencils or Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens and colour the image to match your colour scheme. The cogs in our minds are whirring now, trying to calculate the endless possibilities.
You'll Never Just Find Time... You Have To Make It!
A picture is worth a thousand words... but a carefully chosen sentiment highlights the thing that makes the photograph important to you. The quotes which are always part of the Sheena stamp collections just put into words exactly what you are struggling to say. The shorter word or phrase stamps can give you the page title that you have been scratching your head to find. Then the longer quotation which is part of the set will provide the sentence which sums up the message you want to leave for the future. Even on a journal card, if you really do not like your writing, a stamped sentiment can say everything that needs to be said. So what are you waiting for? You have your monthly scrapbook kit , your photograph and your memories. The time to start making the layout is right now! Off to your scrappy corner and create that legacy for the future!
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