Thursday Tip #3

A great way to use up border sticker strips is to cut them apart and make frames for your photos.

April Daily Inspirations

Each month Jill from A Matter of Memories offers a free download of 30 days worth of inspirations.

Daily Inspirations is a monthly PDF document that is available for FREE through the A Matter of
blog. Each month, there are 30 squares offering prompts to spark creativity in your scrapbooking
Each square, in essence, is a mini-challenge.

There are a variety of types of prompts included each month:
  • Color Prompts: Your challenge is to use this color combination on a layout.
  • Event/Holiday Prompts: Your challenge is to address the question(s) related to monthly holidays or events and use your response as the basis for a layout.
  • Photo Prompts: Your challenge is to take a photo of your interpretation of the word or phrase included in the square. Some can be taken literally; some are very figurative, while still others could go either way…the choice is yours. The idea behind these prompts is to help stretch your photography skills and start to think more creatively when taking photos for your layouts.
  • Quote Prompts: Your challenge is to use the quote on your page in some way – as the title, within your journaling, however you please.
  • Technique Prompts: Your challenge is to use the specified technique(s) on the layout.
  • Title Prompts: Your challenge is to use this word or phrase as the title for a layout.
  • Web Prompt: Your challenge is to follow this prompt online to spark your creativity.

Go now to get inspired and challenged to do some scrapbooking this month.

Scrapbook & Cards Today

The spring issue is here. This spring issue boasts a beautiful assortment of seasonal layouts and fresh cards, as well as lots of tips, techniques, and innovative solutions.

Look at what you’ll find in this issue:

• What Goes Around, Comes Around — You don’t want to miss our celebration of the versatile, whimsical, and gender-neutral circle.
• 3 Designer Challenge — Check out what 3 designers did when given the same 5 products to work with... wow!
• Quick Photo Tips — Don’t miss photographer Melanie Godecki’s hands-on solutions for taking your outdoor photography from good to great.
• I Spy with Emily — Join trend-spotter Emily Pitts as she shares her new favourite trend — journaling spots.
• Got Scraps? — Looking for ways to purge your ever-expanding supply of scraps? Three designers share beautiful cards made with only their leftovers.
• Winged Things — Just in time for spring, our designers worked together to showcase a beautiful array of bird and butterfly inspired projects.

Click here to download the Spring issue.