365 Days of Memories

My personal scrapbooking blog is hosting a giveaway in honor of its blogoversary.

The giveaway is a surprise . . . there may be embellishments, fiber, ribbon, rubber stamp, pen, who knows? Also included will be two of my handmade cards.

To enter, go to 365 Days of Memories.

What Would You Do Differently?

This program is a place for you to get serious feedback on your scrapbook (and other paper-craft projects). This activity concentrates on scrapbook design.

Please keep in mind that this is not the place for you if you are only looking for the “good job” type responses to your projects. We request that responses contain comments meant to help improve design capabilities. If you are not the kind of person that can handle the constructive criticism, this group may not be a good fit for you. Remember, criticism of your work is not criticism of you as a person!

We are also hoping to learn about the basics of design and how to apply them to scrapping. We are all still learning so we welcome everyone’s input on all the layouts posted. We will all learn and grow together, and we’ll all have different opinions about what works and what doesn’t. Please be respectful of other people’s opinions. We want to make sure that this is a place that you will not only learn from, but that you will be comfortable when sharing your opinion no matter what it may be.

Aside from creating special memories, scrapbooking is a craft where you also develop your artistic skill and design concepts. If you would like unbiased and positive reinforcement of your pages, then please submit your layouts under the heading "What Would You Do Differently?".

Come, share your work, get some feedback, and share your feedback. Let’s make this a great activity here at Cherished Memories.

Thursday Tip #6

Inspire to Be Creative

No matter what size your work space is or where it is, put something in that inspires you to be creative. A family picture, a favorite knick-knack, a radio, whatever will get you motivated and feeling creative. Small or large, it doesn't matter, just let it be an inspiration to YOU.