Scandalous Newspaper Articles - Scrapaneers 2018 Heritage

Scandalous Newspaper Articles – or Not

Imagine finding an old newspaper article like this about someone in your own family:

Scandalous Newspaper articles or Not

Yes, that is what one of the many articles written about poor John Lingard and quickly spread over Indiana back in 1890. (Sorry if this made anyone turn a bit “green around the gills” but you can imagine what one of my research clients thought when I brought her several of these articles about her own Indiana Pioneer ancestor!)

Want to see what is out there hiding in an old newspaper about your own family?

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Photo Typography Fun

I love playing with typography and I am really fascinated with seeing photos in the words. A while back I saw a few designer templates of photos with words, and thought it would be fun to do this myself.  This is great for layout pages for holidays, or even card design to make something special for a Birthday or Anniversary.

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Organizing Your Digital Resources

I can’t believe it’s already 2018! At the beginning of the year, a lot of people are thinking about resolutions and putting things in order, so it seems an appropriate time to write about organizing one’s digital resources. Whether you’re a scrapper or a designer, having your digi stash organized means you’ll be able to find what you need quicker, and that your scrapping/designing process will become more streamlined and effective. If you have thought about doing it, there’s no better time to start than now.


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Using your Digi Stash to Create Artsy Layouts

Using your Digital Stash to Create Artsy Layouts



Last time we had our regular Artsy Scrapping Articles, I talked about 5 tools that are essentials for Artsy Scrapping. You can check out the article HERE.  Today, I thought it would be helpful to talk about similar things we already have in our stash that could take our Artsy creations even further.

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Making a Christmas Card Book

With the holidays upon us, you are probably in the throes of receiving a plethora of holiday cards from your family and friends. I love receiving them each year and could never bring myself to throw them away, so after scouring the internet many years ago, I came across a great idea for preserving those precious memories that goes way beyond placing them in a box — making a Christmas card book! It’s such a super simple way to house all of those wonderful keepsakes that flood your mailbox each year. Today, I’m going to show you how to create one using the Winter Magic Collaboration.

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Christmas Magic in Wonderland

Christmas is a magical time for children.  A time when the wonders of their imagination come to life.  I don’t decorate much at my home anymore but look forward to spending time with my son and his family.  In March 2014, I was blessed with a little extra money and a bit of magic was planted in my heart.  I thought it would be a ton of fun to host Christmas for our family at a water park resort.  It took a lot of planning and coordination that resulted in our fun-filled family Christmas vacation at Great Wolf Lodge.  My husband and I, our son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren loaded up with all the presents and a small Christmas tree and headed for Grapevine, TX.   The resort is huge and it was filled with children.  Happy children.  I don’t think I heard any whining or complaining the entire four days and three nights!  In addition to the indoor waterpark, there were games for the kids with stations on every floor, bedtime stories in their pj’s every night in the lobby, movies, we had dinner in a giant Gingerbread house, and snow!  Inside!  It was a magical, wonderful time.


We have tons of photos.  Professional and candid shots taken with my camera and several cell phones.  I was able to get several in the lobby with the “snow” falling.  All the kids loved it.  You could see and feel the excitement in the air.  Of course, some of the crowd comes through in the photos too.  Today I’ll go through some editing steps I took to scrap one of my favorite snow photos.

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Digital Template Tricks

Welcome to a special Wednesday edition of the Winter Magic giveaway!  I’m dropping in today with two fabulous template downloads for you and some tips on how to alter and combine digital templates to make them more versatile.  Ready for some template magic?  Then come on in and join me . . .


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Making the Most of a Few Elements

Welcome to another installment of the Winter Magic collaboration brought to you by Scrapaneers. It is one awesome collection and you should definitely be sure to pick up all the contributions from the fabulous designers. Today I am highlighting the contributions from Crystal Livesay and Red Ivy Designs. I think you are going to love them. Along with these gorgeous pieces, I’ve got a few tips on making simple changes to your elements to add some variety and making them fit in your layout. It is absolutely (and even encouraged) to alter your digital supplies.


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Heritage Postcards

The Magic of Adding Postcards to Heritage Layouts

A Sprinkle of Holiday Magic to You and Your Family!

What a year it has been! I wasn’t quite sure where I would fit into all the scrapbooking goodness that is tied up into but the response has confirmed that I have found my niche which brings a smile to my face!


We’ve covered a lot of topics this year but I have one more to finish it up because it’s so frustrating to find myself working on a particular family group that doesn’t have very many family photos. What am I to do when I want to combine not only documents and stories, but also some photos, into my Lifestory books — but I just can’t find them? Let’s look at some of the creative ways we can bring outside photos into our Lifestory pages that add background as well as a bit of fun.

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Digital Art

Mixing Digital & Traditional Art

Hello all my artsy friends, and welcome to the next installment of our Winter Magic collaboration!  I absolutely love my digital creations and layouts, but I still love getting my hands “painty” and working with traditional art supplies.  Today we have a very special guest in the Scrapaneers house  – my awesome friend Donna Downey (artist extraordinaire) is sharing her ideas for combining digital art with traditional art techniques.   Are you ready to get your hands dirty (in a good way)?  Then come on in and join me . . .


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