On a flat surface, open the front cover of your album. Unfold the skinny flap to expose post heads. Unscrew posts with a flathead screwdriver. If you don’t have a flat-head screwdriver on hand, you can always use an ordinary penny to unscrew the male portion from the female portion of the post.
Preserving Handwritten Notes
To add interest to your heritage albums, scan the back of the photo's if there is writing on them and include that writing as the journaling. It's a great way to see family member's handwriting in your album! (To those of you that think your handwriting is not good enough, someday your children will love it!)
How to Stay Current
Are you behind on your scrapping? As you are having your pictures printed, use a date stamp and Staz-On ink to stamp the back of the pictures with the date of the activity. Or create "Album" folders on your computer, cd or online at trusted websites such as Snapfish. You can title the folder with the date. If you name it with the year first, sorting is a breeze! For example: 2012 January. When you are ready to scrap the event, there will be no need to have to dig through all of your stuff.
If you stay current by having your photos printed, uploaded to a website or downloaded to a CD (or external hardrive), your computer you won't be caught with no memory space when you need it for other things.
No Pictures? No Problem!
Don't you hate it when you have a great scrap-able moment but you either forgot your camera, batteries ran out, etc. Don't worry, there are other ways to "capture" the moment.
*Use memorabilia such as ticket stubs, receipts, napkins, front of shopping bags, etc and then journal about why it was special.
*Recreate the photos- go back to an old spot and take pictures of what is there and tell about the special times you spent there.
*Look for photos or other images online that capture the feeling of the event and journal about what it means to you.
Basic Heat Embossing
The Embossing technique is easy to do!!!! Stamp the image to be embossed and sprinkle embossing powder quickly over the wet stamped image. Remove any excess powder from around the stamped image by lightly tapping the paper. Use an embossing heat tool to make the powder melt and give the raised embossed effect.
1.Ink stamp with a VersaMark or Glue pad and stamp image
2. Pour embossing powder onto image while it is still wet.
3.Tap excess powder off sheet and put back into jar.
4.Heat until powder melts and becomes shiny.
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