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Giveaway | Everyday Storyteller Bonus Tip & Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everyday Storyteller blog hop on Scrapbook Update! I’ve got a lot to share with you today – a giveaway, a bonus tip that goes along with my content in the book, and an invitation to the Everyday Storyteller launch party!

Bonus Tip: Creating Visual Texture

I have some quick cheats that I use to create visual texture, and they use my favorite tools: stamps and ink!

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Announcing Everyday Storyteller + Me!

Today I’m pleased to share with Scrapbook Update’s readers about another project I’ve been working on!

Everyday Storyteller: 33 Practical Ideas from Real World Scrapbookers is an upcoming e-book from Jennifer Wilson of Simple Scrapper. I’m honored to be included in a group of 33 scrapbookers who are contributing content to this e-book, a list that includes talents such as Debbie Hodge, Melissa Stinson, Elisa Blaha, Amy Tan, Jessica Sprague, CD Muckosky, and Anna Aspnes.

My segment of Everyday Storyteller is about creating a quick & easy version of the vintage collage look for simple scrappers (like me) who love the look but whose natural design instincts it goes against. I hope that it works as well for you as it does for me!

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Noteworthy | 3.23.2012

Things are warming up, and the paper crafting world is full of inspiring ideas, tutorials, new challenges, and even the announcement of a new e-book that will include Scrapbook Update editor Nancy Nally!

Let’s begin with a breathtaking tutorial on how to use Distress markers to stamp and create this beautiful card. Personally I’d frame Richele Christensen’s finished project instead! This would be perfect for a butterfly, flower, or any image really. I love the look and her photography of the steps and how-to instruction is concise and easy to understand. I am always amazed by her projects.

Jennifer McGuire shared a really interesting folded ribbon card on the May Arts blog this week, and it really caught my eye. Chevrons, banners, and twine are very popular right now, and this card combines the look of all three things.

My current favorite ribbon is this chevron twill. The colors are delicious, it is high quality and it seems to go with any type of project. For this card, I used a ribbon folding technique to add some fun interest and texture.

The post includes a video with how-to instruction, and the technique could easily be used as an embellishment on a scrapbook page, journal cover, or other project as well. Continue Reading →

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