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Upcoming Spruce Moose Festival Opening Bands Lineup [VIDEOS]
The Spruce Moose Festival that is happening September 3rd and 4th up at Big Sky and will be headlined by The John Butler Trio and Big Head Todd and The Monsters. But those aren't the only bands worth mentioning. We will also have Cure For the Common, Pinky and the Floyd, The Cintons, and Do it …
Scrapbook Scribbles 18 – Check Your Sewing Basket
I inherited my grandma's sewing “basket”.  It’s really an oval quilted covered box with two corded handles and a removable top tray and a bunch of tiny compartments.  My mom has one just like it, only in a different color.  When I was y…
Scrapbook Scribbles 17 – Ephemera
What??  What is “Ephemera”?
e·phem·er·a - a class of collectable items not originally intended to last for more than a short time, such as tickets, posters, postcards, or labels.
Do you like to save your concert or movie tickets?  Do you save little shells from your trip to the beach?  A little vile …
Scrapbook Scribbles 16 – How Many Pictures
One? Twelve? Twenty?  How many pictures should you use on your layout?  The rule is: there are no rules!  Really!  You just need to decide what is right for the story you want to tell.
In this age of digital cameras, we are no longer limited to the amount of photos that we can tak…
Scrapbook Scribbles 15 – Cards
Do you love sending and receiving cards?  Do you enjoy them even more if they are handmade and have cute little do-dads on them?? Do you get turned off by the high cost of store bought cards?  You can make adorable free cards just by using your scrapbooking scraps and supplies...
Scrapbook Scribbles 14 – Framing
Don’t most photos look more finished off and classy with a frame around them?
With scrapbooking, you have so many choices of ways to frame your photos.  Here are a few ideas:
Scrapbook Scribbles 13 – To Pose or Not to Pose
To Pose or Not to Pose?  That IS the question.
Undoubtedly, our photos are the centerpiece of our scrapbook pages.  When we are the photographer we more than likely have scrapbooking always on our mind, and we have to consider if we want our subjects posed or not...
Scrapbook Scribbles 12 – Texture
We all love the sense of touch.  When we see something, we want to touch it.  We want to feel if it is hard or soft, rough or smooth.
By adding texture to our layouts, it makes people connect with it.  They will want to feel the textured items you’ve attached to your la…
Scrapbook Scribbles 11 – The Power of Three
The rule of thirds is a basic design principal.  Photographers use this rule to divide a rectangular space into thirds both horizontally and vertically.  This creates nine smaller rectangles and four points where the lines intersect.  The elements of your design that are most importan…
Scrapbook Scribbles 10: Layout Subjects
When we look through scrapbooking magazines, we see tons of layouts of children, however; there are MANY other subjects for our pages.  Pages can be about anything, even an object, like your car or your camera.
Here is just a quick list of some ideas:
*  Pets
*  Vacations
*  Hobbies
*  Homes
*  Family rel…

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