Sunday, April 22, 2012

Quick Tip and Technique of the Day!

Easily dress up your mini-album with metal.

Tools and supplies required:
jump rings
bottle cap metal trinkets
Tim Holtz Swivel clasps
Vintaj bare brass circle

This project was inspired by a charm bracelet that I saw in my wife's jewelry box. The idea is you can add to this chain when you discover or collect things you find along the way. I love IBC Root Beer it reminds me of when I was a child and played little league. I would always have a Root Bear after our games so I put a bottle cap on the end of the chain. The Vintage Trinket Birdhouse represents my beautiful wife who inspires and motivates me in everything I do. The measuring tape charm represents how much our family has grown and the five is for how many family members we have. 

Here is a video that shows how I put this project together enjoy!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Top 5 reasons to try Digital Scrapbooking!

     I must admit the first time I heard of digital scrapbooking I wasn't quite sure what to think about it. The first Question I asked myself was "Will the picture quality be as good as patterned paper you buy from craft store?" The answer was heck yes it does! I use a  HP Laser Jet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer and it works brilliantly and can be found at any of your local office supply store. Alright so now let's get into the top five reasons to try Digital Scrapbooking.

Reason #1

You can download patterned paper designs instantly to your computer and print your paper on demand.

Reason #2

Once you download the patterned paper you will have access to the design as many times as your heart desires. This means if you mess up at any time on a piece of paper no worries just print another one.

Reason #3

You can print patterned paper or template any size you want depending on your project. For example if you want to print a 12"x12" paper for a layout or a 6"x6" paper for a mini-album all you do is simply change the settings on your printer. Super easy!

Reason #4

Forget all those paper racks! You can easily store your images on a thumb-drive.

Reason #5

Easily print images on different types of media such as canvas, card stock, vellum, transparency, kraft, iron-on, emulsion film, and more.

Here are a few projects that have been made using downloadable digital scrapbook products. Give it a try and see what you think.       

Find the templates used here.


Friday, April 20, 2012

First things first!

Hello Everyone I would like to start this blog out by introducing myself. My name is Garett Smith and I am a husband to Marion Smith and father to three amazing children. Our family loves to make art and be crazy most of the time. I really wanted to create this blog to record my journey as I grow into an artist of scrapbooking,  painting, altering furniture, and more than anything just having a blast living life. Join me in this adventure of building friendship and ideas that impact us in a positive way. Have an awesome weekend!