I thought I would add this link. I found this link last summer and thought this was a cute idea. Last fall, I bought some of the die cuts I would need to make these. I want to buy some more of the die cuts this spring and then have a Character Die Cut day this summer and have some friends over that want to make some to add to scrapbook pages for an upcoming trip to Disneyworld, Universal, or even Six Flags. I think they are so cute!
Monthly Archives: February 2008
Thomas is coming to town soon and I will want to make a digital set of scrapbook pages from our photos. I found this Thomas Clip art on my favorite clip art site. I will be able to add backgrounds and embellishments to the pages along with our photos. Train tickets and other Thomas stuff can be scanned and added to the pages. This character clip art can be added, too. Then, I will have them printed out.
I found I could do this….use Pink Ink Studios Floral Texture Overlays with any color background I choose in Photoshop Elements…use the overlay and blending modes and voilaa….floral textured backgrounds. I love them!
I made this little Valentine Badge Cover Mini-Book for my grandmother for Valentines.
I used the Mint Tin Templates from Shabby Miss Jennthat i used for the Mint Tins and added them to badge covers. I used badge covers I had bought from Office Depot for work. I used 6 of them since I printed out 12 of the Mint Tin Templates to go in them. I cut card stock to go in each one with the printed papers on each side. I added rings and ribbons ties on the rings. I used fray-check on the ends of the ribbons so they wouldn’t shred. I added a paper flower with a button. I put a little bag of Valentine Sweethearts candy with a ribbon, too. I put them in an envelope with a card and mailed them to her because she is my sweet grandmother.
My grandmother is a very creative lady…she did ceramics, painted, quilted, did caligraphy, her geneology, and kept up with photo albums most of the time. I think she will be surprised when she gets this. Each badge cover has photos from Valentines of our kids that she loves so much. She now lives in a retirement apartment and doesn’t have as much space as she once did in her home she shared with my grandfather. So, when I make her things I try to give her something small she can keep out with photos of our children in it and she can think of them every time she looks at the things I make her.
For Valentines, I made Mint Tins and got my idea from Shabby Miss Jenn. It was so easy because Shabby Miss Jenn even made the quick pages to be used for this. When I printed in Photoshop elements, I just had to click print…she had even set it up so when I went to the print screen, the size was already set for me. Wow! The only bad part about that is that (unless there is a way to do this), I had to print one per page and that seems like a waste of paper if you ask me. Otherwise, they were cute and easy…and I guess I don’t mind that one thing if it meant I didn’t have to figure out how to size it to the mint tin. They were cute and I think they could be for other times besides Valentines.
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I thought I would add something about doing Digital Scrapbooking layouts for AWANA.
Our church has AWANA and our son loves it!!! We have been amazed at how much our son has learned at AWANA and how much he wants to go. For those who do not know what AWANA is…it is like Boy/Girl Scouts, but with Bible stories and scripture memory added. The kids memorize a verse each week and recite it for either stickers or patches (if it is a “patch week”) and they wear their vest with their patches. During the week to get ready for AWANA, they study an AWANA story with Bible application and a Bible story, memorize that week’s verse, and do a fun project with their parents that relates to that week’s lesson. It doesn’t take long to get ready for it and my son loves to do his AWANA lesson. AWANA is great and I cannot say enough about it. So that made me think I should think about doing a digital scrapbook layout for AWANA sometime for my son since I have taken photos during AWANA.
For the digital AWANA layout, you could start with a background. For backgrounds, I thought you could use AWANA colored paper or colored backgrounds and this would be easy because AWANA colors are primary. I have different digital kits that would work for this because they have red, blue or yellow backgrounds in them. If not, just coloring the background red, blue or yellow would be fine, too. You could add text for the layout like what AWANA stands for or an AWANA verse your child had to learn. You could add photos of your child from AWANA using digital photo frames. Then you could add ribbons, scanned patches, etc. I did find on the AWANA site that there is clip art! I was excited to find this out because that means you could use the clip art and add it to a layout.
I think this would make a very cute layout for your child’s efforts in AWANA that the family could have to look back at.I hope if there is anyone that does AWANA with their child in “internet land” looking for a Digital layout idea, that this might give some ideas. I need to get a few more photos of my child and do one, too.
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Yesterday, I had a friend ask about Boy Scout Digital Stuff. This friend has not done digital scrapbooking yet, but is interested. So I looked some up online and found this: Boy Scout Clip Art – I thought this was a great site for clip art for doing Boy Scout Pages. The clip art is easy to use. I have used Disney Clip art in the past and just right click and save it to a clip art folder. Then when I do my page, I just add that clip art to the page. Most is GIF files so the edges are transparent and you just size it as you want it. I have also found that if there is an autograph, I can use my eraser and erase it so that isn’t on my page. As long as it is for personal use, it is ok. You could probably find some other good ones.Boy Scout Page Ideas – I thought this was a good site of a couple of Boy Scout Pages a mom did.Boy Scout Free Pages – I found this blog and I think these pages are free to download. More FREE Boy Scout stuff could be found online, but I did a quick search for my friend and this is what I found.I think for Boy Scout Pages, probably you could find a digital kit with Boy Scout “Colors” (greens, blues, and browns) and make your own pages and even use some digital templates if you didn’t know where to start and make some great pages for Boy Scout photos. You could even scan some of your Boy Scout patches, and papers and add to the page or just use the clip art. The digital kits from Shabby Princess often come with frames, backgrounds, ribbons, and more in one price. Hope this helps.