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Cut Loose: Break the Rules of Scrapbooking by Crystal Jeffrey Rieger

By Crystal Jeffrey Rieger

Take Your Scrapbooking Out of BoundsLife is stuffed with ideas, either written and unstated - and scrapbooking isn't any exception. principles are nice guidance, yet they could speedy turn into limitations that stifle creativity. it is time to break free and separate from from the confines of common scrapbooking to respire new existence into your pages.With a whole bunch nice layouts that illustrate how you can holiday 30 universal scrapbooking "rules," break away is sure to spark just a little insurgent in you, and get you growing in clean new methods. Layouts illustrating the way to holiday principles like "only reliable photographs may be used" and "patterned paper needs to fit" will open your eyes to traditional ideas chances are you'll no longer even become aware of you are following, then provide help to push your self to create with out limits.Dare to be various with:Creative demanding situations for breaking the foundations within the bookStep-by-step directions for enjoyable innovations like making customized stamps, flocking letters, developing pompoms and embossing paperMakeovers displaying an identical layouts either following and breaking the rulesA gallery of over one hundred twenty break free scrapbook pagesLearn the best way to forget about the "shoulds" and very become independent from.

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Make sure to record the story behind the piece or collection. Including these treasures on a page is a great way to record the collection’s history if it will be handed down to future generations. Supplies: Image editing software (Adobe); digital patterned papers by Dana Frantz and Sausan Designs (Scrapbook Graphics); label, letters, staples by Vicki Stegall (Oscraps); paper tear by Steph Krush (Digital Paper Tearing) YOUR CHALLENGE Photograph a collection and document it on a scrapbook page. 9 RULE Always use a self-portrait to feature yourself on a page You can admit it, as soon as you read self-portrait you were ready to move past this one.

Artwork by Janine Langer When cropping the large photo on this layout, Janine cut closely and purposefully off-center around her son’s face, making an interesting frame. Creatively framing your subject with your camera is not always possible in the moment, but the beauty of digital photography is that you can crop it after the fact, opening up artistic possibilities for nearly any photo. Supplies: Cardstock; patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye, Sassafras Lass); chipboard letters, clock accent, letter stickers (Heidi Swapp); journal card, sticker accents (My Mind’s Eye); transparency (Hambly); word stickers (Making Memories); brad, stamp (7gypsies); Misc: adhesive, ink, pen YOUR CHALLENGE Crop a photo to create off-center framing around the subject.

I dedicate this book to you, my husband, the love of my life. Acknowledgments Writing a book is not something you do alone. ). First I have to acknowledge my kidlets, Harper and Magnus. I am so lucky to have you both. Who would have guessed that I would end up with both the cutest girl and the cutest boy in the entire world! I am pretty lucky indeed. Thank you for providing so much fodder for my pages; they just wouldn’t be the same without you. I love you both. I must also acknowledge my family: my mom, my dad, my sisters and brother and their spouses who have all, at times, had to listen to me talk about scrapbooking and have always been supportive in whatever I have done.

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