Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Simply Scrapbooking – Choosing products for your scrapbook.

This year I began using a simplified color scheme in most of the scrapbooks I design for others and myself.

Here is my formula:
· 3 to 5 solid cardstocks
· 1 to 4 pattern papers
· 1 to 3 types of embellishments or techniques

By limiting the supplies you have to choose from, you can focus more of your time on designing your layout and completing your journaling. Using this formula, I now finish layouts at a faster rate. When supplies are limited to a few sheets of coordinating paper and embellishments your scrapbook tends to have a more uniform feel. This formula is perfect for themed books.

Currently, I arrange my paper choices in two formats: classic and fun. When using the classic format the same color cardstock is used as the background for all of the layouts. With this format the viewer knows what to expect each time the page is turned. Having this expectation the viewer can focus more on the photographs, memorabilia and journaling. The cardstock backgrounds are alternated from layout to layout using the fun format. This format tends to give the viewer a “surprise” each time a page is turned. The viewer would have to evaluate the whole layout because each layout seems different from the last.

Now you no longer have to worry about which shade of pink matches your shirt. :) And you can get a few more pages done.

This article is from the Distinctive Moments Summer 2007 Newsletter. Be sure join our mailing list so you can receive the dM News and other promotions in your email box.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fallidays Sale

In our Etsy Shop we are having a Fallidays Sale. Select items are on sale at 20% Off the regular price.

On sale are:
Decorated Picture Frames
Composition Book and Pen Sets
Altered Lunchbox tin Sets
Pre-made Scrapbook

The Fallidays Sale ends November 4, 2007.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Distinctive Moments Crops

…scrap, shop & more

October 28, 2007
3pm to 9pm
Cost: $5.00

At a crop, participants gather to work on their scrapbooks, cards, and other projects. It is a great time to share ideas with other guest.

Below is the schedule of activities:

3:00 pm - Mystery Hostess Announced
4:00 pm - Scrapaholic Mini Workshop
5:00 pm - Make & Take
6:00 pm - Pot Luck Dinner
7:00 pm - Scrapaholic Mini Workshop
8:00 pm - Door Prize Giveaway

When you pre-register for the Crop by October 22, 2007 you will be entered into the drawing for the Mystery Hostess. The Mystery Hostess will receive 20% off their purchases during the crop (Crop Specials not included).

Bring a friend and your next Crop is Free. If you bring a guest who has never attended a dM Crop, you’ll receive a voucher for a Free Crop.

Email workshops@distinctivemoments.com or call 618.257.8922 to register for this Crop.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Put Your Personal Touch on Your Wedding Day

Make your wedding day stand out by adding your own personal touch throughout. By using the colors and theme you have chosen for your wedding you can create your own custom wedding items.

Set the tone for your wedding by creating custom save-the-date items, invitations, announcements and thank you cards. By incorporating the same color scheme, font, and paper type, your custom wedding items will be unified.

Instead of having a plain guestbook, create a scrapbook with your engagement photos, quotes and plenty of room for your guests to sign in. Keeping the theme of your stationery you can also print your own programs.

Give your reception table a look of distinction with place cards in the font and color scheme used in your stationery. You can create gift tags to be attached to your wedding favors, as well as custom bookmarks and other favors. Before the wedding, create an engagement album to display at the reception. The album can include photographs and memorabilia from the different stages of your lives apart as well together.

Incorporate some or all of the ideas mentioned above. Supplies can be found at any local scrapbook store, or online. Idea books, including a vast array of custom wedding ideas, can also be found at your local scrapbook store.

Be sure to obtain the assistance your family, friends, and wedding party when producing your custom wedding items. Not only will their extra hands be of great help but this would also be a good time to bond. If you don’t feel that you are creative enough, or don’t have the time to complete your custom wedding items you can hire someone to produce them for you.

In the end not only will you have put your personal touch on the wedding, but you’ll also have a lifetime of memories.

This article is from the Distinctive Moments Summer 2007 Newsletter. Be sure join our mailing list so you can receive the quarterly newsletter and other promotions in your email box.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Etsy Greetings

One of my cards was the Daily Featured Card at http://etsygreetings.blogspot.com/.

Be sure to check out my card and other cards by Etsy shop owners.