December 2010

Using non-traditional colors in a Christmas layout

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 18, 2010

Color plays such an important part in our layouts. It gives our viewer a quick insight into its theme. It sets the mood for the story we want to tell. It brings all the elements together into a cohesive whole. It highlights the portions of the photos that are most important to us. How do […]

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Vintage Christmas layout

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 16, 2010

Vintage photos are such a joy to scrapbook. They evoke strong memories and give us an opportunity to tell stories that might otherwise be lost in time. They hold the key to who we were and who we become. They preserve forever the favorite fashions and activities of days gone by. I used to be […]

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Oh Christmas card, oh Christmas card!

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 15, 2010

I remember reading once that uber-organized crafter, Becky Higgins, designs and creates her Christmas cards in July. Then in December she just adds the family photo and they’re done. Wow. I would love to be able to get my cards ready that far in advance, but honestly I just can’t get into it in July. […]

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Two tips for Silhouette users

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 8, 2010

I don’t tell people what I want for Christmas. It’s just not my thing…well, not since I was little and would spend hours spread out on the living room floor with the JC Penney catalog in front of me, carefully noting the page numbers and details about the items I hoped Santa would bring. It […]


Making a Christmas banner: Fa la la la la!

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 6, 2010

I really like to follow scrapbook trends. But I don’t always try each one because either it doesn’t fit my style or I don’t want to buy the needed supplies just to try it. But banners are a craze that I have been able to get into. There are so many times when a banner […]