Most of you that read my blog are scrapbook artists (or as my friend, Ali Edwards, calls it … LIFE ARTISTS. Love that.) Let me ask you something: Are all of your works of art hidden in albums? Have you displayed your art in your home? Just in case you haven’t yet, here’s something simple you can do:
Choose any frame, any size, and decorate a page with a family picture or something. I made this for my friend, Jen. I mentioned earlier that I’ve been doing some other home decor projects and I’ll be sharing those in the coming days.
Speaking of Ali, I got a sneak peak at her new book, Life Artist: Scrapbooking Life’s Journey. Excellent. Just what we all expect from Ali, and what we love about her. So proud of her on another fabulous project. I’m totally inspired. Alright – enough gushing.
I feel like I’ve got a little catching up to do with some of your questions:
[ teaching ]
Some of you have asked about when & where I’m teaching at various events. Part of the reason why I keep this blog is to keep those who are interested totally informed about anything and everything “work-related” that I’m involved in. So I promise you, if I’ve got a new project, product, or book – you’ll know. If I’m showing up at a scrapbook store or teaching at a convention – you’ll know. My last 2 scheduled events for the year are CKU-Orlando (Oct. 11-13) and CKC-Kansas City (Oct. 19-20).
[ good photos ]
chance1 asked about photographing projects. She said her flash is always “shining in the pics”. The trick is this: Natural, indirect light (NOT direct sunlight) and turn OFF the flash. You can manually turn the flash off on your camera. If you don’t know how, read that part of your manual. For most cameras, you just need to press the lightening bolt icon until you can see that the flash is off (because the lightening bolt is in a circle with a diagonal line going through it.
[ clarification ]
A few of you have asked about the contents of my new Sketches book. ALL of the sketches in this book are collected from all of my published sketches from the past 5 years. This includes my “Becky’s Sketch” column in Creating Keepsakes magazine, Sketches 1 and 2 books, online bonus material, etc. But every SINGLE layout that I did for this book (nearly 200) is BRAND NEW. It took me roughly 5 months to pull that off.
[ because i love you ]
It only feels natural to give a couple books away, right? Absolutely! No trivia. Just post a comment with your name & one of the SPECIFIC blessings that you are enjoying today. I believe that the very act of writing down your blessings makes you more aware of those blessings.
I’ll choose a couple names at random and I’ll do this on Tuesday, 9/25. So you have until Monday night.
[ ps ]
Congratulations to Elizabeth Kartchner, our newly named Scrapbooker of the Year!