Tutorial - Painting With Inks by heather Greenwood

Heather Greenwood shares a great way to add some color to plain prints. She painted her pre-printed design using spray mists from Heidi Swapp. Done in only three steps! You can also do this with images you stamp yourself, …

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Tutorial - Turn Any Book into a Photo Album by PhotoJojo

If you’re looking for a creative twist on a mini-album this summer, why not try turning a vintage book into an album? The folks at PhotoJojo showed how they did this, using a clever window making method.

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freebie DIY-ice-cream-party-invite from Squirrelly Minds

It’s summer! Why not throw an ice-cream party? Tan from Squirelly Minds is helping out with this free printable to help you make DIY invitations. Print, cut, and add details and even real sprinkles! I think these would look …

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Tutorial - Watercolor Background by Francine Clouden

Check out my personal blog Callaloo Soup, for a tutorial showing how I used an unlikely craft supply to make the watercolor background on this layout. Plus get a chance to win the tool I used!

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Capture Your Summer by Gluestick Girl

Lisa Truesdell aka Gluestick Girl, shares how she is documenting her summer using pocket pages in a mini-album. She goes through her method for selecting supplies and her approach for capturing summer. This looks like a stress free way …

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Tutorial - Summer Lollipop Embellishments by The Things She Makes

Make these super cute and glittery lollipop embellishments to adorn a summer scrapbook layout. Get the no-mess instructions for these popsicles at The Things She Makes

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CLEARSNAP-CardMaker-blog-hop-Jennifer-Priest-Izink-Stamping-500x577Check out this fantastic video from Jennifer Priest detailing a double stamping technique using Clearsnap Izink acrylic inks. I’d love to try this! That effect would work really well on scrapbook layouts too.

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If you’re heading out to watch the fireworks tonight, make sure to read these three articles first!

How to Photograph Fireworks.  Great tips!

How to Photograph Fireworks by Decor & the Dog

How to Photograph Fireworks round-up at Craft Gossip

How to Photograph Good Enough Fireworks with a Point and Shoot by Unskinny Boppy

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Share your sparklers in style with two free printables sparkler holders from 1. Lovely Indeed and Alice & Lois

3. Decorate with these vintage inspired patriotic printables by Live, Laugh, Rowe

4. Make a fringe banner with a tutorial from …

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Here are some ideas to help you celebrate on July 4th this year

1. Woven place mat and 2. American flag bunting both from The House that Lars Built.

3. Free printable from On Sutton Place

4. Fourth of July

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10 Photography Tips from I Heart NaptimeJamielyn Nye at I Heart Naptime collected these 10 tips and tricks to help with your photography. From food photography, to portraits, to editing for the web, you’re sure to find help.

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tips for photographing star trails from digital photography school

If you’ll be in the great outdoors this summer, you might want to take photos of the night sky. In this tutorial at Digital Photography School, you can learn how to create photos with star trails. It takes some time, …

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Show and Tell - Memory File for a Baby at Frenchie Wraps

Lindsay at Frenchie Wraps shows off this lovely mini album she made for the new baby of a close friend. What a wonderful gift! She shares a bit about how she put it together in her blog post.

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Show and Tell - Smash Birthday Book by Alanna at Darice Blog

Document all the details of a recent birthday using a Smash mini folio book. Alanna George shows you how she made this scrapbook for her daughter over at the Darice Blog. She shares tips and suggestions for what items …

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Show and tell - preparing a Pregnancy Minibook by And Sew We craft

Talia at And Sew We Craft shares some tips and tricks she learned for preparing a pregnancy minibook or journal ahead of time. She covers choosing coordinated supplies. and constructing the pages ahead of time.

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