And so we kick off with our first newsletter for 2016. We will be doing these letters quarterly and cover various topics of interest for our scrapping fraternity. We do hope you will love the content and use it to order lots of new (and old) products from our web-site.
It is with sadness that we said goodbye to Charlene Weeks at the end of March 2016. She has been with us for many, many years and has contributed greatly to help building Bohemian Scrapsody into the flagship scrapbooking shop it has become. Charlene lost her husband a little bit more than a year ago, and has now decided to start her own business by supporting and training a software package Pastel. We will miss her dearly and wish her all the best with this new venture.
But, alas, we will have to continue and build the business to successfully create a bigger need for the beautiful papers and embellishments that we have all fallen in love with over the years. The web-site has been cleaned up and old products are removed on a daily basis whilst new products are added. We will focus on a few points of importance in our newsletters with every publication.
So, if you have any ideas on what we could add, leave out, change, etc. please let us know by sending us an e-mail addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
So let us start with some nice page titles that could be used on your layouts. This is sometimes one of the most irritating aspects of doing a layout – we just strike a blank when we need to decide on a title for the page. Every newsletter will have a few titles that you could consider. You do not want a title that is so big and/or overwhelming that you lose focus of the photos. So, let us see if we can inspire you with the following recommendations.
- Life Documented (when you want to use a number of photos on the layout, covering a longer period of time)
- Best Day Ever
- Just One Click (ideal for one large photo on a page)
- Time is Free
- 4 U
- Geek Chic (especially for our teenagers playing with their cellphones, tablets, i-pads, etc.)
- Rustic Charm
- We Will remember Them
The next part of the newsletter will cover a few quotes that you could possibly use when you do a layout. It is amazing to see how effective a quote could be when placed strategically on the right place of a layout.
Quote 1: Time has a wonderful way of showing us what is important.
Quote 2: Live every day with intention.
Quote 3: Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Aren’t they beautiful!! I have found myself reading some of the quotes on layouts and then suddenly they have the ability to move me into a different world of imagination.
Last but not least, let us focus on some of the latest and greatest tips and techniques. Some of these may have been around for a longer period. They may have been taken off the shelf and dusted off, after they were a flavor of the month a number of years ago. They are however still very usable and when used, they look like something brand new that we have not seen for years and years. Knowing and being aware of the latest trends will give you endless inspiration.
Doilies (paper or cotton)
Doilies still seem to be very popular. They come in various shapes, sizes and colors and create a magnificent lacey effect on your layout. Check this example.
Another way of using a doily is to make a small tear in the edge of your paper. Insert a small piece of paper doily into the tear and fumble it to create a ruffed up Victorian lace effect.
Using cardstock as the foundation of your layout.
The thicker cardstock is sturdier and better able to support photos and embellishments than the lighter-weight patterned papers are. Good examples of cardstock being used as the background papers are the layouts we produced this month. Have a look at these layouts and see how effective the cardstocks were used. It is also ideal to use cardstock for matting of your photographs.
Beautiful Double Page Layouts available at below cost
Bohemian Scrapsody decided to put together 4 double page layouts this month at the ridiculous price of R90.00 per kit. If you order all 4 kits, we will include a freebie that you will love – a magazine or two, depending on the size of the order. These are older magazines, but despite their date, they still make for wonderful reading and inspiration.
We have slashed our prices on a limited number of double page layouts. Not only are they beautiful, they are entwined with stunning techniques, they come in various colors and they are popular. They come complete with cardstock and patterned papers, embellishments, cut-outs (where applicable) and abbreviated notes. It is important to note that these kits are not difficult to put together and they are available at the below cost price of R90.00 per kit.
Should you require any of these products, please feel free to place your order for the extra products when ordering the layouts, by contacting us on email@example.com or fax us on 042-293-3387.
BSSK49 – Joy (R90.00)
Content: 3 Cardstock, 3 patterned papers; 1 rub-on; 2 paper embellishments; wooden title letters; chipboard butterflies; bingo card word sticker; plastic bookplates; small flowers; pearl beading and abbreviated instructions on how to complete the layout. Click here to order
BSSK50 – Eternally (R90.00)
Content: 3 Cardstock, 4 patterned papers; 1 paper embellishments; chipboard title; chipboard cherubs and leafy branch; bingo card word sticker; bookplates; flowers; pearl beading; small round word dots and abbreviated instructions on how to complete the layout. Click here to order
BSSK51 – Simple Pleasures – R90.00
Content: 3 Cardstock, 5 patterned papers; 2 paper embellishments; chipboard title; bingo card word sticker; 1 Quote sticker; flowers; small word dots and abbreviated instructions on how to complete the layout. Click here to order
BSSK52 – Good Times – R90.00
Content: 3 Cardstock, 6 patterned papers; 2 paper embellishments; 1 rub-on; chipboard title; plastic bookplates; 1 Quote sticker; small buttons; small piece of ribbon and abbreviated instructions on how to complete the layout. Click here to order
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All the latest products are on the web-site – our new kits, papers, tools, chipboard embellishments, etc. Have a look and add this to your order of the kits. You will be amazed at all the new products. Just click here to view
We post page layouts of our clients and the shop on Facebook on a regular basis. Please click on the following link, it will take you directly to our facebook page. Click on ‘Like’ to allow you to comment on the layouts. Click here to view
You can also become a friend of Bohemian Scrapsody by clicking on “Add a friend’ on the Annette van der Westhuizen / Bohemian Scrapsody Facebook page – click here for the link:
To order, please respond via e-mail. Just list the items you are interested in and e-mail these to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The clients who would prefer to order telephonically, please contact us on 042 293 3386.
While you are busy on the computer, hop on to the website www.scrapbookrhapsody.com to view all the new (and old) products that are available in the shop.
Best of love from all of us!!!