Friday, June 05, 2009

Weekend Web Round-Up June 5

Lots of fun things to browse over the course of your weekend.

First up, a new and exciting site: write.click.scrapbook.

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You may have been familiar with the scrapbook magazine called Simple Scrapbooks.  As the name suggested, it provided ideas how to make scrapbooking easy - ideas for simple pages, techniques and complete albums. The women who worked on the magazine have become some of my favorite scrapbookers and when the magazine had to cease publication I was a little sad that I would not have a venue to see their work.

But they have come together to create this new website which they are calling "the inspiration collective". I love that there are 30 women who will be sharing their ideas, tip, techniques and layouts all in one site. It's like Simple Scrapbooks in a blog format! They also created a flickr group where layouts can be posted and shared.

This week marked the launch of the site so stop by and meet all the amazing women involved.

Next up are some great videos for your viewing pleasure!

I have been a fan of Leah Fung for a long time. I first saw her work in Scrapbooks etc. Magazine and their now defunct video series Scrapbook Lifestyles. Although she may not have been the first designer to develop the concept of using, altering and reusing a composition for scrapbooking layouts, she was the first one Iever saw doing it. Over the years I have developed lots of sketches (which I call Page Plans) and now I can't imagine scrapbooking without them. Click here to watch the video of Leah demonstrating how to use a composition.

After Scrapbook Lifestyle was cancelled, Leah continued to make videos. Make sure to visit her blog for the weekly video. This week she and her scrappy friends Donna Salazar and Johanna Peterson share organizational tips, but check out their past video blogs as well. There are  lots of great ideas and I still love Leah's style!

Finally, FIskars is known for it's great tools, but have you seen the great inspiration on their site? Check out the free scrapbooking and card layouts, informative articles and this great downloadable mini-book project by tha fabulous Janna Wilson.

Hopefully that  will keep you occupied over the weekend (like we don't all have enough to do!)

Check back Monday for the first of our weekly inspiration prompts!

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