Halloween Decor

Do you love decorating for Halloween?   It is easy to take your scrapbook supplies and create some fun Halloween decor.

Grab some sweet Halloween images, stickers, ribbons and vintage embellishments.

Then let them creative fun begin! 

It is just that easy to add some fun and easy Halloween decor to your home.

Tips on Scrapbooking Family Heritage Album

Do you have boxes of old photos?  Are you intimidated to start scrapbooking those photos?  The good thing is that there is no right or wrong way to make a family heritage album.

Here are some tips to help you on your way to scrapbooking those precious photos:

1.  Grab the box of old photos, pick a few photos that interest you and just start!  

2. Don't worry about knowing all the details of the event or person who was photographed.  If you are unsure of what the event was, why not journal about a special family story and include it in your layout?   Add a meaningful quote or family saying.  

3. Gather ephemera - family recipes, school report cards, marriage certificates, newspaper clippings, diplomas, etc.  If you don't want to use the original one in your layout take a photo or scan the document.

4. Gather personal stories from family memories.  Write those family stories down and then include them in your layouts.

Take some time this week to start creating your family heritage album.

Mini Albums

Do you love mini albums?   Their small size doesn't mean that they can't be packed with many photos and memories.

These small albums can easily be displayed all year round or taken out during the seasons to add a festive touch to your home decor.

These albums can be used to capture one event or one event for several years.  Make these mini albums work for your memories.

If you love mini albums and Halloween, you won't want to miss Sheila's A Wee Bit Wicked Mini Album class on Thursday, Sept 29th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  Seating is limited so grab a friend and come create this sweet Halloween Mini Album.

Let Your Heart Fly Soldering Workshop

Do you love the look of soldered pieces, but never learned how easy it is to solder?  

Sheila is back again to share easy soldering, metal stamping and aging techniques to create Let Your Heart Fly home decor project.  Or you can change it up and add jump rings to make your own wearable artwork.  All materials and image will be provided along with solder guns to complete the project.

Grab a girlfriend and make a fun night of learning new techniques on Tuesday, Sept 20th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  Register today as seating is limited.

Capture Autumn

Autumn is just around the corner.  The mornings are cooler... the days are getting shorter... the leaves are starting to change.

Schedule some time to get outside and capture those gorgeous fall colors.

Would you like to capture stunning autumn photos? Photos that artistically capture the moment ?  You still have time to register for Photography: The Art of Expression.

Home Decor

With all the beautiful scrapbook papers and embellishments it is so easy to take those supplies and create beautiful home decor.

Gather your scrapbook papers, embellishments, vintage items and burlap canvas.  

This Farmhouse Burlap Canvas, was made by Sheila and recently featured on the Canvas Corp Brands blog along with tutorial.  Won't you join us?

Photography: The Art of Expression

Have you ever wanted to capture more stunning photos?  Photos that capture not only the moment but the your feelings?

We will be learning different angels, how to use lightening to capture more creative memories and how to create the dreamy backgrounds.  We will not only be talking about how to capture it on a DSLR but also on your camera phones.

This is a hands on class so bring your DSLR, tripod and/or camera phone to class.  We will be meeting at Heart Sisters Scrapbooking Events and driving to a nearby park.  

We will also be talking how to create your own unique style.   A printed worksheet will be included with additional tips, tricks, practice prompts to help you continue capturing those precious memories.

Come join Sheila on Thursday, Sept 15th for Photography:  The Art of Expression.

The Boys of Fall

Are you ready for fall?

With fall and football just around the corner, don't forget to grab your camera and capture those memories.   Do you need a little inspiration to kick start your creative juices?  Why not join one of our fall scrapbook classes?  From scrapbook layouts to mini albums, we have classes to spark your creativity.  Click here to find out all about them!

Here's to the boys of fall!  

Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for the upcoming September classes at Heart Sisters Scrapbooking Events.  From our ever popular Project Life, Made in Minutes, Photography Classes to our new monthly Soldering Class and our new School Days and A Wee Bit Wicked Mini Album Classes.  

Seating is limited so register today!

Heart Sisters Fall Workshop Calendars

We have been planning and preparing our upcoming fall schedule of classes and crops at Heart Sisters Scrapbooking Events with you in mind and just finalized our fall line of workshops and crops.

We are so excited to continue to offer our popular Project Life, Made in Minutes, Soldering and Photography classes.  We have also added mini crops, Vintage Halloween and Christmas Mini Album Classes and a Christmas Recipe Album.  

September classes will open up this weekend for sign ups.  You won't want to miss all the fun, creativity and friendships that are made.

So grab a few friends and register early to reserve your spots!

Hope to see you in the classroom!

Made in Minutes

The kids are all back in school, so let's celebrate! 

Join us for Dana's Made in Minutes class on Monday, August 29th from 6-8 pm.

This month, you will create 3 (2-page) layouts using Echo Park's "Party Time" collection, using various size journaling cards, vibrant pattern papers, and cardstock stickers!

The kids are all back in school, so let's celebrate! 

Join us for Dana's Made in Minutes class on Monday, August 29th from 6-8 pm.

This month, you will create 3 (2-page) layouts using Echo Park's "Party Time" collection, using various size journaling cards, vibrant pattern papers, and cardstock stickers!

Phone Photography

Did you know that you can create beautiful photos using your phone and a few creative apps?

Photos and tips by Sheila Rumney

Photos and tips by Sheila Rumney

Camera phones have made it easy to capture moments on the go.

Photos and tips by Sheila Rumney

Photos and tips by Sheila Rumney

Here are a few tips to help you capture those moments with your phone:

  • Make sure your phone is charged and has ample storage space.
  • Have your phone at the ready so you don't have to "dig" it out of the bottom of your bag.  Pants pockets are an easy place to "store" it until needed
  • Did you know on your Iphone that you can swipe up and choose your camera icon and not even have to unlock your camera?
  • Make sure your camera lens is clean and ready to use.
  • Don't zoom in with you camera function, either get closer or crop afterwards in a photo editing feature.

I hope you enjoyed some of these easy tips to get you capturing better photos.

Photography Tips - Lighting

Lighting is the key to beautiful photos.   

Photos and tips by Sheila Rumney

Photos and tips by Sheila Rumney

Here are a few lighting tips to capture beautiful photos:

  • Natural lighting is preferable to flash photography.
  • The best, complimentary lighting is shortly after sunrise or as the sun is setting.  These hours are called the golden hours.  Your subjects will have a nice warm glow around them, but won't be squinting.
Photos and tips by Sheila Rumney

Photos and tips by Sheila Rumney

  • If you decide the flash is needed, make sure to position so the shadow of the flash is hidden by the angle.
  • If you have a window nearby, leave your subject positioned by the window to take advantage of the natural light.
  • But always remember, even if lighting isn't very good and your photo is a little blurry it still can be used to tell the story.

Home Decor - Mini Art Canvas

Are you a collector of scrapbook items and vintage goodies?   These are great items to create some beautiful pieces to decorate your home.

Sheila started with a canvas base and paint gesso onto it to give it a good base.  Next, to add color to your canvas by adding Tattered Angels mists and watercolors.

Then start layering with papers, tags, beautiful embellishments to complete the piece.  So grab that canvas and start creating a little home decor project for yourself!

Photograph the Seasons

Summer is a great time to grab your camera and head outside to capture all of it's beauty.

If you are a gardener, why not capture the fruits of your labor.  It is a great way to document what worked and what didn't.  Or take a walk around a garden store and take photos of the plants you would like to add to your garden next year.

Head to the pool to capture some fun in the sun.  How about capturing the wonderful sweetness of summer by taking your camera along when are sharing a sweet ice cream treat?

So whether you are grabbing your "big girl" camera or just your camera phone, start documenting this summer season before it's gone.