Notes from a Craft Studio

25 photos to take in July

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  Use these words as a kick start for your photographic inspiration.... there's no right or wrong photos to take, just go with the flow and interpret the subjects however you desire!! Fields Family Water fights Sunbathing Pools Music Ice-cream Flowers Orange Lines Background Seven Hidden Heat Sunset Above Shadows Window sill Fruit Serial Road Natural Halfway Variety Historic SaveSave

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Journalling step by step

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Journalling step by step You’ll probably be aware that a crucial part of a meaningful scrapbook page is journaling… I know a lot of people find journaling really difficult, and some people enjoy writing more than others, but like any other skill you can learn how to do it, and you will improve with practice.  It is worthwhile and it will give your scrapbooks a depth and lasting importance that will make them treasured family heirlooms. You have something unique and valuable to say on pages that will make them precious and memorable to your family and friends.. The knack...

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How to make the most of a Scrapbook retreat

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So, you’ve booked on to a whole weekend of fun and scrapbooking….First, and foremost, remember this is a fun weekend! You don't want to stress out so much that you can't enjoy yourself!  Secondly, don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get as much done as you were expecting.  There will be plenty of interesting things that might distract you from actually making pages. Embrace the social aspect of the weekend as well as the cropping and enjoy sharing ideas with like minded crafters! Thirdly, each person will pack differently as you have different projects and agendas so what works...

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Get clicking.....

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  Heres some ideas to give you some mojo for your photos..... Print off my monthly photo inspiration list (from this blog), if you are short of an idea of what to photograph you can pick a subject from there. You don't have to use your 'main' camera all the time, your phone camera is still a camera! Take pictures of you or your family's day to day life - people normally only capture happy or exceptional circumstances and miss the everyday. Pick a theme for the year and take a photo today to get your started.   (the theme doesn't...

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Photos Everywhere? Here's 5 tips to get organised.

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If you are like me, you'll probably have photos stored in lots of different places, even if you've been making albums for a while.   Its really satisfying to get organised, and this time of year is a great time to do it!  By keeping a few basic tips in mind, you can get a handle on it in no time. Whether you have traditional prints, digital, or both, the basics are the same Gather all your photos in one place. This may take you an hour, an afternoon or a few weeks, depending on how many you have and where...

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