7.16.2012

Mixed Media Scrapbooking

Creating Keepsakes has a new special issue hitting newsstands this week! You can see a Sneak Peek into the issue right here!
When I first glanced at the cover, I was a bit intimidated....I have never thought of myself as a Mixed Media crafter. Not like the gorgeous and artistic pages my friend Shelly makes. I got to read through my copy of the issue on my way home from an out of town baseball tournament. It got me so excited to try many of the supplies I have bought and never really used. It also inspired me to use many of the supplies I already have in new and different ways. After reading the entire issue, I realized that I was already a mixed media scrapbooker, that each of us can take it to the level that we wish to achieve.

My favorite topic covered in the issue is Ready, Set, Color! (how to incorporate ink pads, spray ink, watercolors, 3-D opaque ink pens, etc.). A few years ago I made a "Book of Me" mini album. It is still one of my favorite things I have ever made. I used alot of pens, stamps and inks to create fun pages about my life at the time. I am very inspired to create a new updated version that reflects my life just 5 years later!


Here's a little information on what to find in the issue:
As scrapbookers, we know that creating scrapbooks will benefit future generations as they turn the pages and reminisce about days gone by. But we also know that creating scrapbook layouts is fun—the kind of creative fun you got with your first taste of finger painting as a little kid. Part of scrapbooking is the joy of creating something artistic and useful.
In the spirit of creative fun, this special issue from Creating Keepsakes is full of useful how-tos and inspiring ideas to maximize your fun. Play with youthful enthusiasm as you learn to use:
  • paint
  • metal
  • ink
  • thread
  • art mediums
  • clay
  • markers
  • fabric
  • beads
  • bling
  • ...and more!
Play with youthful enthusiasm as you mix mediums to add eye-catching effects to your scrapbooks. Enjoy the act of creating and playing as well as the result:showcasing your memories in unique ways.
So, are you ready to break out of the box and try some Mixed Media techniques for yourself? I am giving away a copy of this issue to one lucky reader! Just leave me a comment below by Sunday July 23 at midnight. I will announce the winner on Monday July 24.
*Please make sure to leave your email address. If you win, I need to be able to contact you!
I'm off to CHA in Chicago bright and early Monday morning! If I can catch my breath this week, I may just post some photos from the show for once!

Want more chance to win??? Stop by my CK friends blog's to enter their giveaways too!
Paper Crafters Corner http://papercrafterscorner.com/



34 comments:

Margie said...

I love getting messy! Thanks for a chance to win!

Patricia said...

Thanks for the chance! It looks like a fun magazine!

Jojorenee said...

I've heard a lot about this and recently tried to get a little more out of my box. mekepooh1@hotmail.com

patti said...

This magazine looks interesting!!Thank you for a chance to win!

patti said...

This magazine looks interesting!!Thank you for a chance to win!

melissac said...

WOW!! This does look intriguing!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
melissac1966@gmail.com

Katie Bolinger said...

your pages look so fun. I need to try some new things, thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

Auntie Em said...

Wow! Love your pages. I don't think of myself as an artist but I love playing with paint and markers. I think I need to go give some doodling a try!
Thanks for sharing! :)

tape said...

I'm getting more and more into mixed media these days! Thanks for the chance to win.

Krissy Kat said...

I just recently started to dabble in mixed media...this book would be a great inspirational tool to keep me motivated. Thanks for the chance to win!

ccledbetter said...

Looks like a great issue!

Irma said...

I had a brief opportunity to look through the CK - I really would get loads of creative inspiration from it. Thanks for the chance!

Emily Todd said...

I have really just started using all the different media that are available lately. This book is right up my alley!
emt85_04(at)hotmail(dot)com

Valerie said...

I would love to have a copy and get some inspirations. Thank you.

charli said...

have fun at CHA!

Kelly Massman said...

love this idea! thanks for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

calamity jane said...

Thanks Laina for all the info!!! This is an issue I'd love to have!!! Thanks for offering a chance to win!

cmetully AT yahoo dot com

Dora said...

This will be so inspirational. I always need that push to use things I'm holding onto and not using.

Robyn said...

Great mini books! The amount of ideas in this book look tremendous!!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! You can contact me @ cozienook(at)verizon(dot)net

Sue said...

Thanks for the chance to win the magazine it looks very fun!

Marie-Josée Trudel, trudelmj@yahoo.ca, (450) 655-1174 said...

Very excited!

contadinak said...

Love your bright and happy style! Glad I stopped by!

leon santiago said...

I want to have this pls. .... so informative

Moongirl said...

I would love this issue! I am having fun just getting my feet wet and would love more ideas.

Beatrice Lawson said...

I need this issue to encourage me to be more adventurous. After all as one instructor once told me, it's just paper... but I find it hard to break out of the hold.

Melinda said...

Would love to learn how to work with mixed media!

SandyP said...

Love your layout! Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous issue. SandyP

sandyparpart (at) comcast (dot) net

Bonnnie said...

Thanks for the chance to win! It looks like a fun issue. bonnie at hotmail dot com

Lydia said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Looks like a great read. Will have to get my hands on it. :)

Laura said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this issue.

jengd said...

Fabulous pages! Thanks for the chance!

MB Isaac said...

thanks for the chance to learn some more mixed media techniques!

misaacmom at gmail dot com

Sagecat said...

This publication is just what I need to help me branch out into new techniques...Thanks for the opportunity to win it!!

SusanStratton said...

Love new ideas.