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Erika Hayes
Interests: creating things that have purpose and are beautiful
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Black & white and color photographs each have their own appeal. Some photos will look better in one style than the other. Combining the two on one layout can create a huge impact and have dramatic results. Lets explore why you might choose color photos vs. black & white. Black... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at thinking*through*design
We all have collections that came with those sheets of paper that are pre-embellished. You know, they have the designs and embellishments already printed in place. Sometimes having these sheets can be a good thing; it’s very easy to make a quick layout with a lot of fun “embellishments” that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Happy Crafting to our TTD friends! This week is going to be fun! Texture is H-O-T in scrapbooking and one of the most popular textures to hit the scrappy world (other than woodgrain) is BURLAP! It is a true eye pleaser. If you are scrapping a layout, making a card... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Hi T*T*D friends! I am very excited that you made it to this weeks thought. I hope you will find it as fun and informative as we do! We have been working hard over the last few months to bring you some great information. We are always excited to HEAR... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Everybody is different when it comes to journaling on their scrapbook pages. For some, it comes very easily; for others, not so much. Some write what seem like short novels to tell their stories. While other artists like a briefer approach, sticking mainly to the facts (adhering to the, who,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Better Digital Photos and Scrapbooking CK's (Creating Keepsakes) has a new resource and it is AMAZING! It is called Better Digital Photos and Scrapbooking . As soon as I flipped it open I learned 3 new things about taking better digital photos. I am super excited because I get to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Image by: By Laura Mooney and Erika Hayes Using mixed fonts in a title can bring great fun and interest to a layout. It can also be part of the story telling process. Think what you are trying to convey in your title. Do you just want to add... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Sept/Oct 2012 Creating Keepsakes Magazine OK friends you know I am a fan of Creating Keepsakes magazine and you know why... because it is always packed with great ideas and scrappy goodness. From the latest trends to classic scrapbooking information CK is my go to tool in scrapbooking. I have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Image by: Joss&Main By: Joni Parker & Steffanie Seiler ******************************************************************* A Chevron is a simple geometrical figure, an inverted V-shaped pattern that is generally repeated. Common places to find chevrons are on military and police uniforms and on coats of arms/insignia. The pattern has become a staple for web design,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Welcome back friends. Today we were thinking about different textures. Texture on layouts and projects has become very predominant in the last couple of years, and with good reason! Both actual and visual texture goes a long way on layouts to create dimension and keeping ones work from looking flat.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday, we had a storm up by our house and the internet was being a bit wonkey!!! BUT the winner by random drawing is...... I'd love to try using all of the alcohol inks I bought but have also been to scared to try.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Creating Keepsakes Mixed Media Scrapbooking Thank you for stopping by thinking*through*design a safe place for scrapbookers to get information and answers to questions they may have surrounding the art of paper. We also share a challenge to help you stretch yourself as a paper artist! That is why this special... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at thinking*through*design
For many of us, calendars are a part of our everyday lives. They keep us organized, help us remember significant events, dates and memories, whether they be in the past or still to come. In scrapbooking, we are usually documenting past events, even if it was just a few hours... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Good Morning to our thoughtful friends! Have you ever heard the saying “S/he is so grounded”, and not like when our kids are our past curfew, but the other kind of grounded—If I described someone as grounded you would probably think they have it together, she has direction or purpose... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at thinking*through*design
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OHHHH love the blog and WOW nice peek I am excited. You have really come into your own I am very excited to support Lily Bee!
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Fussy Cutting is a commonplace technique in the quilting world. The paper art industry has ventured into fabric so I think it is only right we borrow some great techniques from the fabric world. Fussy cutting being one that many paper artist seem particularly fond of using. With all the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Grab your hula hoops and cutters, it is summer and that means fun summer inspiration and Creating Keepsakes has a real cool treat for you! OH how lucky am I that I get to give away the newest issue of Creating KEEPSAKES. As a subscriber I got this little gem... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Welcome! What a blessing to have each of you here and making the launch of t*t*d such a success! Thank you! This week we have a great thought for you, it is a thought on hand stitching the very popular trend that is popping up on so many layouts, and... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Tomorrow we are going to be posting our very first "thought". We all look forward to seeing your work with each challenge. How it works on the second and fourth Thursday's of each month we will be posting a "thought" with Mr. Linky for you to share your work. (Which... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2012 at thinking*through*design
First up...Ms Carolyn I am married to my high school sweetheart and have two grown daughters, one granddaughter, and a son-in-law. I am a scrapper that scraps to not only preserve the photos that I take of our family and friends, but to preserve our family history through a creative... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at thinking*through*design
GOOD Morning! There has been a lot of work going in to creating this blog, and now we are finally underway. Hopefully, you will be encouraged to read through the first section or the "thought" and the second section of the post "the process" of working with our challenges. We... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at thinking*through*design
Please meet Beth... Hi, my name is Beth Hallgren and I live for sunny days and chocolate! My friends tell me I have an infectious laugh and a mind like an encyclopedia :) An awesome friend of mine introduced me to scrapbooking in 2006 and I've been obsessed ever since.... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at thinking*through*design