Need A Scrapbook Journaling Idea?

Written by Elaine Clay

Need A Scrapbook Journaling Idea?

Try using song lyrics in your next layout.

Song lyrics can be a great source of title and page inspiration for a scraper.

Music and songs play an important part in our lives. Hearing a song again can evoke a lot of emotion, bringing back fond memories of special times, special people and special places.

Of course, different songs mean different things to different people - but you can use songs to 'tap' into those memories to create unique, and highly personal scrapbook pages.

How do you use lyrics on your pages?

Well, here’s a scrapbook journaling idea for you to try using a wedding layout as an example.

Ifrepparttar bride and groom have their own ‘special song’ then you use that to add a personal touch. If not don’t worry find another suitable song instead, there are lots of song lyric web sites onrepparttar 116232 internet that you can browse.

Pick a section from your chosen song for example,repparttar 116233 first verse of “A Groovy Kind of Love” by Phil Collins and journalrepparttar 116234 lyrics aroundrepparttar 116235 edges of your page.

Then embellish your border with some appropriate wedding stickers, die-cuts or punches. Tie it all neatly together, by usingrepparttar 116236 title ofrepparttar 116237 chosen song asrepparttar 116238 accent title for your layout.

How to get started with deep beds

Written by Frann Leach

The use of deep beds as a method of growing crops has become very popular with organic gardeners for several reasons, including:

  • once set up,repparttar amount of work you have to do every year (digging and so on) is much reduced
  • there is an improvement in soil structure because of reduced compaction from being walked on
  • you can cut down onrepparttar 116231 amount of compost or fertiliser you use, because you don't waste it on areas that aren't going to be used for growing.

The basic idea ofrepparttar 116232 deep bed is that you divide your plot into sections about 2-3m (6-10') long by about 40cm (4') wide, separated by pathways about 500cm (2') wide. The dimensions are important:repparttar 116233 width should be no more than is comfortable to reach across (for weeding, planting, harvesting andrepparttar 116234 like) from either pathway. The length should be long enough to be usable, but not so long that you are tempted to take a shortcut acrossrepparttar 116235 middle. If you do find yourself doing this, cutrepparttar 116236 bed in half with another path. When planningrepparttar 116237 layout ofrepparttar 116238 deep beds, try to align them so thatrepparttar 116239 length ofrepparttar 116240 beds is on a north-south axis, to giverepparttar 116241 crops maximum benefit fromrepparttar 116242 sunshine, and when planningrepparttar 116243 cropping ofrepparttar 116244 beds remember to siterepparttar 116245 tall crops onrepparttar 116246 northern side so that they do not overshadowrepparttar 116247 lower growing crops.

Many people use wooden or plastic supporting 'walls' aroundrepparttar 116248 beds. You can make a frame out of planks of wood, if you wish. However, if you have any trouble with slugs or snails (and who doesn't?), you will quickly find that these provide a lovely little haven for them. You may prefer to go without, or you may work onrepparttar 116249 principal that, if you know whererepparttar 116250 culprits are, they are easier to deal with.

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