Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Taking a Break

I've always said there are not enough hours in the day, and I have realized that I am several hours short. So, in order to gain a few of those back I have decided to officially take a break from blogging. The older posts will all still be here, so you can check back for references, and hopefully sometime in the not-so-distant future blogging will make it back into the schedule. Until then, keep checking the website, because a lot of those hours are going to creating new things!
Keep scrapping!!!!



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Stuff Tuesday

New Stuff Tuesday is back! Check out the shop now! 

Monday, April 15, 2013

April? Really???

It's April? Seriously? And not only is it April, but it's the MIDDLE of April?!!! Where did March go? Today is a true case of April showers bring May flowers, so I think I might need my galoshes! That or maybe I should just stay inside and get my rear in gear. Time to get back to work, and back to blogging!


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Handwriting to Calligraphy

One of the easiest and most personal ways to make a title is to write it yourself. Of course most of the time our writing is not fancy enough, or perfect enough to be used for the title. One way of fancying it up (yes, I'm making up words now), is to use a calligraphy pen. If you are like me though, my calligraphy always looks like a 5 year old did it. So I learned a long time ago that I could make my regular handwriting look like calligraphy by just adding some thickness at the curves of the letters. This is actually REALLY easy, and very forgiving.

Start by writing your word, or words.

Draw lines around the curves as shown below. This will give you your width.

Now, just fill in between the lines. If your lines are not perfect, it's ok, you can go over them to adjust a little.

You can make your curves as subtle or as bold as you want. If you want your lines a little bolder, just add some width onto the curves as shown below.

There you go! You now have a title worthy of your beautiful pages.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013