Little Yellow Bicycle Scrapbooking – Find Your LYB Papers!
Where to find the fun and colorful scrapbooking papers from Little Yellow Bicycle? Their papers are sometimes hard to find as they are often listed under Deja Views or C-Thru. Here are some 12×12 papers I like from Deja Views and Little Yellow Bicycle:
This one is great for wedding scrapbooking:
These are some of the new fall papers from LYB:
I especially like the Zach’s Life Collection – it’s a bit different but cool:
Scrapbooking is a really fun hobby for a lot of people, but it can also be a little challenging. Some people have a hard time coming up with an idea and others have trouble finding the right supplies to expression their idea. Others are challenged by both the idea and the supplies. Popular themes such as a new baby or a wedding are relatively easy because of the abundance of supplies and examples available. When designing for a less common theme such as soccer, things can get a little bit more difficult.
Here are some techniques you can use that will help you develop design ideas for scrapbooking soccer themed pages:
- Ask yourself questions such as: What is soccer? What are your favorite soccer teams? What is the history of soccer?
- Search the Internet for interesting soccer facts and quotes.
- Collect soccer memorabilia such as schedules, flyers, and sports cards to use as references.
- Look for scrapbooking examples that were used for other sport themes.
Here are some techniques that can be used in finding supplies for scrapbooking soccer:
- Look for soccer scrapbooking supplies on the Internet. Internet auctions are a great place to search for scrapbooking supplies. Many times people end up with supplies they will never use and sell them online at discounted prices.
- Join a scrapbooking club. It is a great way to learn about other supply resources and a way to meet up with people willing to trade or sell materials.
- Make your own scrapbooking supplies and materials. You can make your own embellishments out of handmade clay. This gives you more design options and it can save you some money in the process.
Whether you are scrapbooking a soccer theme or something less popular, these same techniques can be used to help generate ideas and find supplies and materials.
Yes, just because you are scrapbooking on a budget does not mean that your scrapbook will be any less attractive and it will definitely be more individualistic.
I have to be the first to admit that there are some absolutely fabulous scrapbooking embellishments for sale. BUT I often think that you need a big fat wallet to be able to make up a snazzy scrapbook. BUT THAT IS JUST NOT TRUE!
If you have had no art experience then you may need to do some practice to get the techniques right, but that is all in the fun of creating a piece you will be proud of.
Here I am focusing on the background page. It can be, and often is, a patterned card where you use photos, borders and embellishments to brighten up the page. But I will tell you a few tips so that you can use the plain colored card which is a lot cheaper than patterned paper.
First off, you can buy large sheets of thick colored card but make sure you cut them to the right size to fit your folder. And if you are on a budget you can use a ring binder for your work rather than buy a scrapbooking album.
LET ME GIVE YOU SOME SCRAPBOOKING TIPS:
1. Sponging – the best is a sea sponge. The sponging technique can create so many different effects. By using different colours or shades of the same colour you can create very interesting work. By using the sponge in different ways you can create circles, lines, swirls and borders – have a try first before going onto your card. This really is a fantastic technique which you will be able to use in so many different ways and for so many different things.
2. Lines – lines can be made on your background with felt pens. Make sure they are acid free. Rule in your lines lightly with a pencil then rule in the colored lines. This can be as few or as many as you like.
3. Creating borders – create a border down one side of the page or even right around. Various methods can be used. You can use paint, colored or patterned paper, material or even a row of embellishments e.g. a row of hearts.
4. Stamping – if you have a stamp, or your friends have, you can stamp a pattern onto the background and paint it in and outline it with a dimensional paint. Leaves, flowers, animals all look good and can be coloured different colours to suit.
5. Glittering – this is a pretty technique. Great for parties, engagements, weddings and the like. You can glitter borders, stamp shapes and more.
Scrap booking albums
There is a huge variety of scrapbook albums on the market today. Some of the more common sizes are 6 x 6, 8.5 x 11 and 12 x 12. The great thing about scrapbook albums is that you can add and subtract pages from them whenever you want. There is an opening t the back where you can take the protective pages in and out. You will be able to update your album or make changes easily.
They come in a variety of colors and patterns so you can specialize for whatever occasion you’re looking for.
Paper is like the albums, it is available in many colors and designs. There is also a huge selection of theme paper. If you want paper for weddings, birthdays, Christmas, etc…you’ll have many options to choose from. Paper made specifically for scrap booking is acid-free, lignin-free and archival quality. Try and carry a large variety of paper sizes and colors. You never know what you’re going to work on next and you don’t want to be limited. Think outside the box! Buy patterned paper and colors something that you wouldn’t normally use and try to incorporate them. You would be surprised what you can create.
Embellishments can be a huge range of different items. Some of the more common ones used are:
Stamps, Glitter, Ribbon, Buttons, Stencils, Words etc…
You can also use different shaped punches for a design.
Journaling is one of the keys to scrap booking. People always love stories, so it’s good to write a story to go along with your photos. You can either hand write them, use rub on letters or the computer.
Using the computer gives you a variety of fonts and colors them print and attach your story to your layout.
Besides journaling using just one word can tell a whole story. Sometimes I will design an entire layout with just one word!
There is a variety of magazines and books on scrap booking. Looking through these will spark creativity in you and will help give you some ideas you wouldn’t have thought of before.
Plus they have all the latest creations and contests!
Show your layouts off and have some fun!