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Scrapbook Soup Series 500

It’s time to freshen things up.  Join host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer as she explores fresh new ways to create, capture and celebrate life's best moments with today’s top artists and designers.  Brush up your skills using the latest tools, techniques and products to give scrapbook pages, journals, cards and gifts a fresh new look.

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Shine It Up
Polish it and make it shine.  Amy Tan makes pages gleam with foil and shares her favorite tape storage tip. Christine Drumheller adds bling and banners to her memory pages. Joe Rotella creates a shimmering lantern that lights up the nighttime.


Pocket Scrapbooking
Save special treasures in pockets. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer brushes up page pockets with patterns. May Flaum mixes pockets into traditional pages. Joe Rotella has a stamping tip and Christine Drumheller goes way outside the pockets with embellishments.


Titles start the story. Calligrapher Joanne Fink creates luscious lettering and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shares her favorite title ideas. Christine Drumheller has a tip for making mini-albums and Ashley Horton lets loose with foils and colors to create attention- grabbing titles.


Sweeten favorite family photos.  Cheryl Boglioli goes beyond the frame by adding tags to framed photos and then shares a special tip. Ashley Horton creates a fun page for her sister. Amy Tan preserves special family memories with artistic techniques the whole family can enjoy together.


Let’s liven things up! Joe Rotella makes a delightful owl clock. Cheryl Boglioli saves time as she creates colorful backgrounds for journals and scrapbooks. May Flaum has a great tip for adding interest to her pages. Christine Drumheller stays on schedule with a daily planner personalized with stickers and laminated pages.


DIY Embellishments
Renovate the surface of your pages. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer adds depth to her designs with amazing shrinking embellishments.  May Flaum creates dynamic designs with misty effects using scraps. Ashley Horton has a tip for storing tiny letters and embellishments. Cheryl Boglioli makes 3-D designs with fringed fabric and felt.


It's time to celebrate. May Flaum starts the party with a special birthday party invitations and a shout-out page. Joe Rotella makes charming thank-you gift sets for hostesses. May Flaum has a tip for great backgrounds. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer celebrates Girls' Night Out with a page made with stamp rollers and sticker tape.


Set off in new directions. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer creates a travel journal with painted images. Cheryl Boglioli makes a handy caddy for creating on the road. Joe Rotella has a tip for keeping track of unmounted rubber stamps. Ashley Horton saves the most
delicious travel memories on stenciled pages.


Me, Me, Me
It’s fun to take and share selfie photos.  Amy Tan gets selfies out of the camera and onto artful pages. Ashley Horton uses fancy frames to capture a bit of herself in her designs.Amy Tan has a tip for adding stitches to patterned paper. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer creates a fun photo
series from every day activities.


Make the most of your stamps or create new ones. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer carves her own stamps. May Flaum makes a stamped image pop off the page. Christine Drumheller has a handy gluing tip for clips and charms. Cheryl Boglioli stamps contemporary positive
and negative images using gelatin plates.


Color Explosion
Add new life to the simplest designs. Ashley Horton adds splashes of color to highlight a page. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer explores the meaning of color with stamp rollers and watercolors. Ashley Horton has a tip for hand-stitching on scrapbook pages.
Calligrapher Joanne Fink mixes it up with metallic inks.


Turn on the Tools
Energize your creativity by adding power. Cheryl Boglioli gets into the groove with a cool stenciling tool. May Flaum adds texture with sewing machine stitches. Cheryl Boglioli shares a painting tip. Joe Rotella lights up lettering with twinkling lights.



Adding new details keeps things fresh. Christine Drumheller add textures as she designs with thread using the sewing machine. Amy Tan sprays and spatters paint for special effects. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer wraps it all up with a review of the fresh new techniques featured throughout the series.


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