Tuesday, June 24, 2014

4th of July Fun with Clear Tubes

I like to give small gifts of appreciation or thanks to let someone know that I am thinking about them. I really like the clear tubes and containers that are now available in the Party Supplies at Allscrapbooksteals.com. They are so fun a festive and really show off gum balls, sixlets, and M&M's. These are just in time for the 4th of July. I love it!!! Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Carte Bella "Ahoy There"

Allscrapbooksteals.com has featured a brand new line from Carte Bella called "Ahoy There". This line is ABSOLUTELY darling! I love nautical themes and this line does not disappoint. I want to show you a couple of card ideas and a tutorial on how they created the anchors for one of the cards. What a fun line.

Don't forget to check out our new party category that we will be adding too over the next couple of weeks. New stuff each day will be added. We are also going to be featuring cute ideas for the 4th. Make sure and tell us your favorite 4th of July tradition and be entered in our contest to win Simple Stories Sea to Shining Sea Collection Kit. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Friday, June 20, 2014

Thank you to all our wonderful customers.

Congratulations to ShawnaW the winner of the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Collection Kit.  ShawnaW. Please contact allscrapbooksteals@gmail.com with your address and phone number and we will get that sent out to you.

We have added a new thing to our site at Allscrapbooksteals.com.  It is called Shopper Approved. Thank you to all that have participated in that survey. We love all the nice things you are saying about us. It is so great to know that you appreciate our customer service. We love you guys too!!!

So continuing with our great summer deals, we are offering $1.99 shipping on $25 or more all weekend until Monday night at midnight. Plus another CONTEST! Please tells us your favorite 4th of July tradition and be entered to win Simple Stories Sea to Shining Sea Collection Kit. We want lots of ideas so enter as much as you like on our Facebook Page, Twitter @AllSBsteals, and in the comments below on our blog. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Make your Photography look like a Professional.

I LOVE taking pictures. Of course, my favorite subjects are my children. I love capturing every moment every memory to keep forever. I want to have all the special times recorded to remember forever.

Technology is fabulous. I always have my iPhone with me and it is super handy when I want to capture something spur of the moment. The video recording also is very helpful when you have that impromptu concert or stunt that you don't want to miss. While my phone is great. My camera is better. I use a Canon digital camera. It is an amazing camera, but a couple of tricks that I have learned over the years make my pictures fantastic.

#1 tip is lighting. Lighting can make any photograph amazing. Overcast days and evening light is my favorite. A month ago I took my daughters Senior pictures. We had a professional photographer in mind that we wanted to use, but they went out of town at the last minute. My daughter and I decided that I would just take the pictures. I am not a terrible photographer, but definitely not professional. We went about 7 pm in the evening and took these pictures. (They was no Photoshop used. I have not figured that out yet.)
Light diffused by trees. 

Light diffused by trees

Soft evening light catches the light in her eyes and gives her face an even tone.

She is in focus, while the light from the water back lights her making her stand out and everything else is fuzzy (Because of this picture the place I had these developed asked me to sign a waiver that I had the photographers permission to use this photo. I told the clerk I am the photographer. Very proud moment :-)

The light catches in her eyes and gives her face a soft glow. Evening is awesome. 
Tip #2 Rule of Thirds and leading lines
According to Wikipedia:The rule of thirds is a "rule of thumb" or guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines. Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject would.

I have tried to use rule of thirds and leading sometimes they turn out great and other times not so much. Here is my attempt.
She was joking around and turned around and I took the picture. I liked the result. 

Tip #3 Take lots of pictures. You never know what one will be your favorite and you may catch something that you really like. Taking these pictures of my daughter I took around 300. I had a lot to choose from.
Here are a couple of favorites.

Such a great smile. I love it!

I love how the light catches her gorgeous brown eyes. 

The last tip is to Archive your photos. There was quite a bit of teal blue in the background so I used the new My Mind's Eye Necessities Teal and Wood to enhance these pictures. The wood paper and teal vellum were perfect to do a simple layout. The pictures really popped. All the Necessities products are available at Allscrapbooksteals.com. Check out our Facebook page and Pinterest Page for more photography tips. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pink Paislee is a new FaVoRiTe!!!

Pink Paislee is a new line with Allscrapbooksteals.com, but it is definitely a new favorite. These new lines from Pink Paislee Switchboard, Pen Pals, Hey Kid, and Hello Sunshine are so chic and perfect for any scrapbook page. These lines have some really fun elements that make any layout pop. With Pink Paislee at 50% off today at Allscrapbooksteals.com, these lines are so affordable. Check out Pink Paislee at Allscrapbooksteals.com today!!!

(BTW don't forget our contest.) Tell us your favorite summer memory to win a Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Collection Kit. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline :-)

Monday, June 9, 2014

American Crafts #Summer, Free Shipping, and Contest!!! :-)

Summer is finally here!!! The kids are out of school. The weather is beautiful and Popsicles are in high demand. It is the perfect time of year to relax, kick back and enjoy the long Summer days. Don't forget to take some pictures. American Crafts new line #Summer can help you to record all those fun pictures that you are taking so that you can keep those Summer memories alive forever. Now available at Allscrapbooksteals.com

Just in time for Summer for the next 2 DAYS Allscrapbooksteals.com is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders $50 or more. Get all the cool new stuff for Summer at a great low price and FREE SHIPPING too!!!

CONTEST: Tell us your favorite Summer memory on Facebook, Twitter, or on our blog in the comments below and be entered to win a Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Collection Kit!!! The winner will be announced Friday June 13!!! Enter a different memory as often as you like. 
Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Make the Most Out of Wholesale Scrapbook Supplies

Scrapbooking is a fun and creative way to preserve history. Martha Stewart calls scrapbooks as everyone’s novel, and it is also generally recognized as an effective way of collecting anything people don’t want to lose, like ideas, recipes and post cards. Fun as it is, though, it can easily become costly as quality supplies come at a price. Good thing there are scrapbooking supplies wholesalers where hobbyists can buy in bulk and get discounts.

Buying in wholesale, however, could be counterproductive as one is left with a surplus of supplies that one may not use all the time. Here are tips on how to make the most out of wholesale scrapbooking supplies:

1.    Stack on basic tools. People can get great deals on wholesales and it is the perfect place for one to start stacking out on pencils and light colored gel pens for marking, and bone folders to score and fold pages.
2.    Supply on rub-on letters and numbers. This is really essential for those that don’t have the most attractive penmanship. Rub-on letters and numbers are the perfect alternative in making labels when calligraphy is not a scrapbook-maker’s strong point.

3.    Get adhesive tapes and photo corners. Scrapbooks contain more photos than texts so it’s only natural to pile up some adhesive tapes and photo corners to place pictures on scrapbooks.

Creating Beautiful Memories with Scrapbooking

Life is pretty amazing, and to have something to document it with can help you gain a whole new outlook and greater awareness of the people around you. Here are some reasons why scrapbooking is such a wonderful and fun hobby to have:

Great creative outlet
With a little personal touch, you can tell a much more interesting story of your life that can engage those who will see it. Setting the layout, adding various design elements and writing fond notes not only bring out your creative side, but also let you relive your delightful memories again. For starters, look at online scrapbook stores that carry a diverse line of colorful and stunning materials to adorn your book.

Great memory preserver
The dried flowers from your first anniversary, the seashells from your tropical paradise getaway, a lock of hair from your baby’s first haircut—you never overlook some important events in your life because of the mementos that you keep. Scrapbooking lets you relish and savor the good times, a brilliant way to always remember the most significant instances in your life.

Great gift idea
Special events like birthdays, graduations, weddings, and anniversaries become more heartfelt and profound when you’ve given a lot of thought on your gifts. A scrapbook shows how important a person is to you and how much you value your time with him/her. You also get to keep the unique stories with them, allowing you to share it even with the younger generations to come.

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Story of Us

Simple Stories "The Story of Us" is the perfect union of color and design. These basic elements add elegance to any wedding album, anniversary or love story. Add your wedding color with the basic gold, black, and silver colors used in this line and you have your own customized wedding pocket scrapbooking pages. "The Story of Us" and all other AMAZING Simple Stories Lines are on sale now at Allscrapbooksteals.com. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Monday, June 2, 2014

Doodlebug Patriotic Parade

Summer is HERE!!!! You all know how much I love summertime. I have probably said it enough. Doodlebug has some of the cutest designs for the 4th of July. I love the 4th of July. Eating great food, family, friends, water fun and  of course as my children say "blowing stuff up". What more could you ask for in a holiday.

Allscrapbooksteals.com has the latest from Doodlebug "Patriotic Parade" and everybodys favorite "Stars and Stripes". When ever we feature a new line I like to look at what other people create. These layouts (compliments of Doodlebug) are completely amazing.  I can't wait for the 4th!!! Don't forget to use our summer code SUMMER at check out to save 10% (Tell your friends :-) ) Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Start Your Dream Crafts Business with Wholesale Scrapbook Supplies

Get the supplies.

You have enough information, a unique theme, and specific services - and then what? The next step will be choosing and purchasing your supplies while you bear in mind that the quality of your raw materials will play a major role in the overall quality of your outputs. Therefore, deal only with reputable online sellers like AllScrapbookSteals.com when looking for excellent wholesale scrapbooking supplies.

Build your scrapbooking business slowly but surely, and it won't be long before you reap the rewards of all your hard work. Always remember to pour your creativity into every project, and never to skip quality just for a little more profit.