Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
today paula asked me, "I'm looking for some way to display artwork (probably the kids work). The idea is that the artwork would be switched out every so often. Have you ever come across any good ideas for displays?"
then she told me i should post the response on my blog. and because i do everything paula asks (tells?) me to do - here is my reply with pictures added for your visual pleasure.
here are some ideas using a wire and clips...
::via design sprout
::via bungalow insanity
i've seen a similar solution at ikea, but can't seem to find it on their website so that link is ebay. pottery barn used to have these and now west elm apparently does. you could easily make something like this or use a cable curtain rod system and some clips. instead of the cable system you could just use a regular old curtain rod with clips too! pottery barn had this clip rack (now discontinued) - easy to make with either these bull clips or even clothespins.
there are also those clear box frames that you slip the art work into - my sister uses these.
some more ideas...
- i've framed some of my kids artwork in regular frames
- to clean up that cluttered refrigerator look, cut mats (the cardstock used for borders in frames) with openings slightly smaller than the standard sheet of paper. tttach magnetic strips to the back of each mat. put on the refrigerator for an organized look, whereby the focus is on the artwork, not the clutter.
- mount a piece of flat trim molding on the wall at eye level. every eight to 10 inches, attach one leg of a spring-loaded clothespin to the trim with small nails or screws. then you can just clip the top edges of the artwork into the clothespin. it's easy, and the display can be changed often.
- make magnets to give to grandparents and family members. cut out various items (flowers, dun, kites, clouds etc.), and have pieces laminated with hard plastic. Trim off excess plastic, then glue pieces to small magnets. give the magnets away to family members as gifts that remind everyone that they are all connected.
- they make magnetic paint. you could paint a wall with it and then use fun magnets to hand the art work in a grouping.
and last but not least three articles for your reading/viewing pleasure...
have fun displaying kids artwork or your scrapbook pages - let me know if you use any of these ideas!if you have any other ideas. please post them below for paula and anyone else who might be interested!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
lain ehmann (simple scrapbooks contributing editor) has a new book out called snippets. it promises to be hilarious for if you've ever visited lain's blog you' know that she is a very funny lady! here's how she describes the book..
'Snippets is a collection of short essays about scrapbooking and all the crazy things this hobby makes us do. Hybrid, shabby chic, artistic, traditional, digital. all of us are, deep down, doing the same thing - documenting our lives. I wrote Snippets with the intent that it would help bring scrappers together. I'm hoping people will have as much fun reading it as I had writing it!'
check out some sample essays at the link above and don't miss the don't miss the virtual launch party at the simple website on thursday, november 20th for fun and some giveaways i bet!
i guess these are in creating keepsakes this month? heather bailey not only made pretty pinwheel flowers they are completely functional as well. there is a pdf template to download as well. a bunch of these in a vase would make a fun holiday decoration!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
::via the scoop