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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Ramintessah AiharaHi darls! I am Ramintessah Aihara. I am so thrilled to be here and so thankful to Liza and the DTs of this blog. I am a Filipina and I am married to Yoshi. I am currently living in Japan. We don't have any kids yet so I have plenty of time for scrap booking and procrastinating.*wink* I learned scrap booking six months ago in my attempt to give a personalized gift for my husband. Since then, I am hooked. I am a very tyro scrapper and I can say that my style and designs are evolving around the different inspiration I used to get tru blog hopping and internet surfing. I love to experiment on every technique that I see on the net. Looking at my works, you will notice that most of them are vibrant and bright in nature.Yup,I love to grab a lot of orange, yellow and green from my stash. Lately, I have been playing with paint and mist to add texture on my layout. I love altering chipboard too and Diamond Glaze is my best friend at the moment.lol! And should I say, my most favorite technique is hand stitching. I would really love if you could visit me at my scrapping blog
I hope my project would somehow inspire you to create something for this month. Again,thanks for looking at my work, listening at my story and for having me here this month.
- Paper Pad- ordinary paper pad will do; they have gridlines for easy writing
- Some scrap papers- Stash you have been hoarding
- O-Wire- mine is 3/4 inch in size
- Bind-It-All - If you don’t have it, you can sew your pages or use some bind rings
- Elastic band - this is for the closure
- Sturdy cardstock or cardboard
1) Gather your materials. I intend to make this a simpler journalling notebook so my pages comprise most of paper pad. I get some leftover papers and try to arrange them in between the paper pad. By the sizes of your scrap papers, decide the size of the pages of your notebook. Mine is 5x7 inches.
2) Cut your pages into desired size. I recommend using random/smaller pieces of your scrap to add texture on your pages.
3) Decide on how to arrange your pages. I decided to use my BIA to punch holes through the pages.
4) Bind your pages together. If you want your notebook to look more random, add some pieces from your leftover stash. Here are some ideas on what you can add;
a. Small cards - journalling cards, speech bubbles and the likes
b. Random bits - like alphabet flash cards or playing cards
5) Once you’ve decided on the arrangement of your pages, bind your pages together. For this, I use a 3/4 inch Zutter O-wire.
6) Embellish your cover and pages.
Some tips on how to embellish your notebook:
a. If you want to journal with it, add some white pages or maybe some quotes. You may want to use embellishments that are not so bulky.
b. Grab those smaller pieces from your scraps and accent each of your pages.
c. Use some old rub-ons to jazz up your pages
d. Decorate cover by painting or masking
e. Use some vintage items you have. In one of my notebooks done in the past, I used an old page of dictionary, cut the reflection word definition and add it to my front page
f. Be creative, use something you find unique. I used a hemp twine to add interest on my notebook
g. Small flowers and buttons are always fabulous.
h. Use some brads
i. Stamp your pages
7) Here’s a way of making a closure for the journal. Punch holes on the back cover. Decide how you want to position your eyelets. These holes are used to hold your elastic band in place. I punched it in the center, just by eye balling it. If you can see I punched three holes. I made a mistake. lol! So be careful and think first.
8) After punching the holes, insert the band and the eyelet. Ensure that before you set the eyelet, the band will be locked and set with the eyelet. Do check the length of your band, ensure it’s not too tight as you don't want it to distort your journal. Give enough allowance as your journal might become bulky in future.
And here’s the finished product!!
Here are our takes for this tutorial
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Artz de Scrap's July Challenge?
and email us a copy to email@example.com for a chance to win
a wonderful RAK from our sponsor.
Here are our DT's takes for this Challenge!
Designer Cabbie's Altered Plastic Storybook into a colourful book with embellies!
Now that you've seen all of our takes, do share with us your creative ideas!!!
You have till Thursday 30th July 2009 Midnight Eastern Time.
International scrappers are most welcome to join in.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
It is with great pleasure that we welcome the following Newly Appointed Artz de Scrap's DT for July - December 09!
(Click on the individual names to get to know our DTs better!)
Thank you so much to everyone that applied!
We hope to see each and every one of you here for the next contest!
I am a mom and a Montessori teacher. Making different objects of art is a passion. I create because I like to challenge myself, just to see if I can really do what I can think of. I think, growing up without a Barbie doll helped me make my own dolls.
1. You're stuck at a crop and you have only 5 items, what do you absolutely have to have?
I must have a photo, adhesives (liquid glue), scissors, ruler, and ribbon.
2. Where do you get most of your "scrapbook"inspiration?
I find inspiration in the most mundane places, often while walking in the mall or while admiring nature. I find myself saying, "This would look great in a LO or a project!"
3. What is your life mantra or favorite quote?