Basic Embossing with Rubber Stamps

This is a simple technique using Rubber Stamps and Thermal Embossing that will add dimension to your cards and artwork. Nothing looks as elegant as a stamped image that has been embossed in gold and has rich color added to enhance your artwork. You can use rubber stamps and thermal embossing on many different surfaces such as paper, glass, wood, leather, tile and ceramic objects. It’s fun to experiment and create your own unique and individual sense of style. Don’t be timid and have fun. The following steps will teach the beginner where to start Embossing with rubber stamps takes practice and the more you do it, the better your results. Remember your art is unique to your personal style. …

10 Quick And Inexpensive Ways To Brighten Your Home For Spring!

Word Count: 738 Summary: Spring is a sign of renewal in many areas of our lives, and our homes are no different! There is something energizing and refreshing about bringing that bright, airy feeling of Spring into your home. Here are the 10 best ways to spruce up and revitalize your rooms, on a dime! 1.Add white! White with your present color scheme will both cool and brighten, adding the freshness that only white can! If your room colors tend toward the warm side, such as yellows, browns, or reds… Keywords: spring decorating, home decorating, decorating on a budget Article Body: Spring is a sign of renewal in many areas of our lives, and our homes are no different! There …

Are you addicted to scrapbooking?

Many who suddenly get the scrapbooking bug say they started when they realized that so few pictures were taken of them as cute little tykes – and they want to make things better for their own children. What ever the reason, scrapbooking has become a big business. There are estimates that over 4 million people, almost all of them women, gather for “crop-alongs” or “power layouts” every month! All these people are on the lookout for new and exciting scrapbooking ideas and share their thoughts and techniques on how to create that perfect keepsake. So many people are seeing that life is short, and they want to preserve family memories for their children. With today’s ever mobile society and families …

Anime 101

Simply put, anime is a form of cartoon animation created in Japan, which explains animes formerly-popular moniker, Japanimation. Anime’s history began at the start of the 20th century. This was when Japanese filmmakers began trying out new animation techniques that were being used in the Western world. Anime did not reach mainstream status until the 1980s, and since then it has blown up not only in Japan, but around the globe. Part of the draw that anime possesses is the fact that they can target wide ranges of viewers. This is due to the fact that animes are not confined to one category, but run the entire gamut of genres, including action, sci-fi, drama, romance, horror, and yes, even erotica. …

5 Places to Find Quality Framed Art Work Cheap

Everyone wants to have nice looking framed art work on their walls to keep there home from feeling lifeless and cold. The problem is to have a piece of art or a poster framed at the local framing shop could cost you more then the art itself costs, I know. I took 8 pieces of art to my local framer and after selecting all the matting and framing the guy said: “That will be $3500 please” “You’ve got to be kidding, I only paid $100 for the 8 pieces your framing” I responded. “No sir I’m not kidding, framing is expensive” he replied. Well I picked up my art and left his store, there’s no way I could afford that …

10 Themes for Scrapbooking

There are so many reasons out there to scrapbook! For one, it’s history, right? And it’s important for us to remember and cherish these memories, especially for our generations to follow. I would have been so thrilled had my mother saved stories to go along with all her photos. She still keeps my baby photos and photos of her and her family in shoeboxes. Awful thought isn’t it? Well, we all have those tons of photos of our ancestors, at least most of us do, but there are so many other memories to cherish besides family trees. How about a baby’s first year? You can document month-by-month how your ba by is growing and all the things he or she …

5 Reasons Why Scrapbooking Should Be Your Next Hobby

Word Count: 588 Summary: Scrapbooks Protect Your Photos Not only does a well-made scrapbook protect and preserve your photos, it also makes the photos themselves more fun to look at. Most people would much rather thumb through a scrapbook with its extra, fun touches than a plain photo album. Scrapbooks Make Great Gifts Because they are so personal, scrapbooks make a great gift for a loved one on a special day. Some especially good occasions to give a scrapbook as a gift are: weddings, annive… Keywords: scrapbooks, scrapbooking, arts, crafts Article Body: Scrapbooks Protect Your Photos Not only does a well-made scrapbook protect and preserve your photos, it also makes the photos themselves more fun to look at. Most people …