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  • You Rock My World

    OHSCRAP!
    joscie
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Hello Friends! When I saw these girl stamps from Angie Blom, I was super excited to pick some up. They remind me of the good ol’ days of Fashion Plates. Of course, I love the confidence from this guitar playing girl. I played a bit with some green hair, I mean why not, right? some dimension and those resin stars that have been waiting to accent something for oh so long. happy. not super fancy but just enough to spread some joy. There will be many more of these girls on cards, I colored a whole bunch that my mom says look like copic selfies. Thanks for stopping by! Love Love and Blog you…
  • Tutorial | DIY Letterpress Plates

    Scrap Booking
    Francine Clouden
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you have these two old school crafting supplies hanging around you can make your own letterpress plates! So go dig out your manual die-cutting machine, and some shrinky dink plastic, and try this technique out. I can’t get over the ingenuity of this idea! You’ll use the shrinky dinks to create your images, then create the letterpress plate by gluing it to hard plastic. Then you’re all set to get printing!
  • Breaking: Etsy files for IPO

    Scrapbook Update
    Nancy Nally
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Etsy has filed registration paperwork with the SEC for a $100 million IPO. [Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com.]
  • Grafton: Teen Art Coalition scrapbooking at Grafton Library

    Scrapbooking News
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    The Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, will hold its monthly arts and crafts workshops for teens, Teen Art Coalition, Saturday, March 14, from 1-4 p.m. This month, teens will be scrapbooking. Bring your favorite photos - all other supplies will be provided.
  • Last Week in My Gold and Sky Blue Color Crush Planners

    Bits and Pieces...
    Anabelle O'Malley
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Well, it's March, but it's still winter. I am so ready for flip flops and sun dresses, but Mother Nature has different plans. We had delayed openings for ice on Monday and it looks like a big storm is coming our way today. Make. It. Stop!Today I'm sharing my Gold and Sky Blue Color Crushes. Someone commented last week asking why I use 2 planners. I do it because they serve very different purposes.Here is my Sky Blue planner from last week. This is the planner that stays on my scrap table. I write down my crafty to do lists in it, I journal a bit about what I've done each day, I keep track of…
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    OHSCRAP!

  • You Rock My World

    joscie
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Hello Friends! When I saw these girl stamps from Angie Blom, I was super excited to pick some up. They remind me of the good ol’ days of Fashion Plates. Of course, I love the confidence from this guitar playing girl. I played a bit with some green hair, I mean why not, right? some dimension and those resin stars that have been waiting to accent something for oh so long. happy. not super fancy but just enough to spread some joy. There will be many more of these girls on cards, I colored a whole bunch that my mom says look like copic selfies. Thanks for stopping by! Love Love and Blog you…
  • Thank You

    joscie
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:09 am
    Hello Friends! I finally had a chance to make some cards the other day :) I got this stamp set from a friend and could not wait to paint/color up this telephone. :) I really love to color with copics and watercolors, it is so relaxing. It reminds me of the old days with coloring books and crayons. I also realized how much I LOVE working in digital media because my color choices and opacity control is infinite. But it was still fun to play. This card is a somewhat of a hodge podge because I started layering and then realized that my issues with cream patterns would not go on a white card base.
  • MFT Love You Card

    joscie
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Hello Friends, welcome to February! I’m excited that I finally had a chance to make a card the other day! When I saw this die (Dienamics Fluttering Hearts Cover Ups) from My Favorite Things I immediately thought of dimensional rainbow hearts… When my die arrived, I hit that die cut machine and cut one of each color. I visualized stitching through all layers of color but realized it would be too thick for my sewing machine. I sewed the top two layers together and glue dotted the rest together. and in retrospect, I really could have just stitched the white layer. The sentiment is…
  • back to school

    joscie
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Hello Friends! I have been having a weird time with my scheduling since the boys went back to school this week.  During winter break I could run whenever I got the urge and take pictures at will. Now that they are back in school, I’m struggling to remember when I should do what to get it all done. I find it’s bedtime and I haven’t had a chance to run or take a picture with my big camera. Silly me, thinking I COULD actually get it all done. duh. This first picture is with the 5D and the other three are iPhone 6+ pictures. SO anyway, here’s what has been going on around…
  • P365

    joscie
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    Hello Friends! Here are a few more P365 to share. We have new bovine neighbors across the street and this year, like last, we have escape artists in the bunch. Meet #calfHoudini January 7 | Solitary These are some of my most used stamps for my business packaging. January 8 | My Gear I have been wanting a better way to store/display all my earrings and yesterday I found this cute rack on sale at Versona for less than $8. I made longer faceted earrings on the top row. I’ll have some for sale later this month. I’m smitten by the rack and by the earrings. January 9 | Multi-faceted…
 
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    Scrap Booking

  • Tutorial | DIY Letterpress Plates

    Francine Clouden
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you have these two old school crafting supplies hanging around you can make your own letterpress plates! So go dig out your manual die-cutting machine, and some shrinky dink plastic, and try this technique out. I can’t get over the ingenuity of this idea! You’ll use the shrinky dinks to create your images, then create the letterpress plate by gluing it to hard plastic. Then you’re all set to get printing!
  • Tutorial | How to Make Handwritten Fonts

    Francine Clouden
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
      Ever wish you could find the perfect handwritten font for your projects? One that looked a bit more like your own handwriting? Well now you can! Mikko at I Try DIY shares her expertise for making handwritten fonts using software applications that are now widely available for iPads and other devices, as well as websites that can create fonts for you. All you need are some of your favorite pens, and a scanner to start. Mikko also shares her Mix Brush font as a free download!
  • Giveaway | South Pacific Collection from BasicGrey

    Francine Clouden
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you’re dreaming of a tropical vacation right now, maybe you can feed those dreams with this great new collection from BasicGrey. South Pacific is the perfect collection of papers, stickers and die cuts to fuel those beach vacation dreams. It’s a retro blend of exotic florals, travel ephemera and beautifully woven patterns in shades of ocean blue, ultramarine and ripe mango. And they are giving away the entire collection! head over to enter before March 10th.
  • Freebie | 15 St. Patrick’s Day Fonts

    Francine Clouden
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Collect all these great themed fonts to use for your St. Patrick’s Day projects. This collection of 15 free fonts look great in green, and can be used for making scrapbook layouts, cards, invitations and other printables for your St.Patrick’s Day celebrations. get all the links to download at Kludgy Mom.
  • Tutorial | Create a Scrapbook on a Budget

    Francine Clouden
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Do you want to start scrapbooking but think it is too expansive a hobby? That’s what Mink thought too, but then she decided to try making a scrapbook on a budget by using non-scrapbooking supplies like magazines, catalogues, fabric, string, ribbons and more. Along with constructing a scrapbook or mini-album she shares how you can alter printed materials like a menu to use on scrapbook spreads.
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    Scrapbook Update

  • Breaking: Etsy files for IPO

    Nancy Nally
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Etsy has filed registration paperwork with the SEC for a $100 million IPO. [Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com.]
  • Update | Big Picture Classes, The Messy Box, & More!

    Nancy Nally
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:48 pm
    There's a new Big Picture Classes website...and what is a Messy Box? I've got all the details on that and much more! [Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com.]
  • Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts Names New CEO

    Nancy Nally
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Jo-Ann Fabrics has finally replaced their CEO who departed last summer. [Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com.]
  • It’s Design Team Call Season!

    Nancy Nally
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Looking for a new gig? Our round-up might have just the design team call for you! [Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com.]
  • CHA Mega Show 2015 | Nancy’s Picks

    Nancy Nally
    14 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    For Valentine's Day, see what I fell in love with at the CHA Mega Show 2015! [Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com.]
 
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    Scrapbooking News

  • Grafton: Teen Art Coalition scrapbooking at Grafton Library

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    The Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, will hold its monthly arts and crafts workshops for teens, Teen Art Coalition, Saturday, March 14, from 1-4 p.m. This month, teens will be scrapbooking. Bring your favorite photos - all other supplies will be provided.
  • Scrapbooking And Crafts

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    St. Therese School will be hosting a Scrap & Craft Day Crop on Sat., March 14, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled day of scrapbooking or crafting! Need a "ME" Day or some quality time with your friends? Scrapbookers, Knitters, Crocheters and all Crafters are welcome! Registration is now open for full and half day packages! Goody bags, door prizes and 13 hours of uninterrupted crafting time!! Visit STS.StThereseRoxbury.org or call 973-584-0812, x 177 for registration info. MJ Media LLC has been serving the communities of New Jersey Since 1980.
  • Love Cards App Turns Photos into Romantic Collages and Love Notes

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    Today Ultralab is excited to announce the release of their new app Love Cards. The ultimate collage maker, containing a generous collection of love-themed photo stamps, frames and greetings makes it possible to turn any photo into a personalized romantic card with just 5 taps.
  • DStv highights - February 25, 2015

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:46 am
    The arts and craft show is back with project ideas that are sure to inspire you. Presenter Gloria Bastos is at it again with her line-up of creative guests.
  • A.C. Moore Opening Soon in Festival at Bel Air

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Arts and crafts store A.C. Moore will open in the coming months in the Festival at Bel Air shopping center. Two other additions are coming soon to the Festival; Petco will open this weekend and Fix It Smart Phone Repair will also set up shop near Panera, according to Festival officials.
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    Bits and Pieces...

  • Last Week in My Gold and Sky Blue Color Crush Planners

    Anabelle O'Malley
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Well, it's March, but it's still winter. I am so ready for flip flops and sun dresses, but Mother Nature has different plans. We had delayed openings for ice on Monday and it looks like a big storm is coming our way today. Make. It. Stop!Today I'm sharing my Gold and Sky Blue Color Crushes. Someone commented last week asking why I use 2 planners. I do it because they serve very different purposes.Here is my Sky Blue planner from last week. This is the planner that stays on my scrap table. I write down my crafty to do lists in it, I journal a bit about what I've done each day, I keep track of…
  • Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop

    Anabelle O'Malley
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Recently I became a part of a fun and inspiring group - Coffee Loveing Paper Crafters. It's amazing, there are tons of other people out there who share my passion for coffee AND paper crafting - especially when they are combined. Anyway, I decided to take part in the spring blog hop. I created a tag using my current favorite color - GOLD! (Don't they call coffee black gold? Or is that oil? LOL)The adorable stamps came in March's Gossamer Blue's Life's Pages kit. I LOVE them. I picked out some more of my favorite goodies. The cloth scrap and gold flair badge are from my Pinkfresh Studio…
  • Crushing on My Gold Color Crush Planner

    Anabelle O'Malley
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:13 am
    Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Last week I pulled out my Gold Color Crush and it is definitely love at first sight. It's going to be hard for me to put this baby back on the shelf. :)Since the planner has pink on the inside, I decided to go with a pink and gold theme.How fun is that??? I love it. The gold washi is from Michael's. And the pink is Queen and Company. The tag is from a Maggie Holmes die cut set. I added the gold stickers (glitter- Teresa Collins, puffy hearts- Studio Calico) as a nice touch of bling. AND, I started adding stamps to my planner. I recently purchased some new ones and…
  • Webster's Pages Sky Blue Color Crush

    Anabelle O'Malley
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    Last week I pulled out my Sky Blue Color Crush planner. I liked it when I received it, but once I started using it, I decided that I really loved it. The color is so soothing and it coordinates so well with lots of things. :)The supplies I automatically went to were the stickers and chipboard from Webster's Sweet Routine line. LOVE them. ;) They are perfect with the Sky Blue.Here is how my spread looked when I finished it off. I created the clips by hot gluing the cameos and bows to the paper clips. The striped washi is Doodlebug. I forget about the woodgrain one, though. This week, I am…
  • This Was Awesome

    Anabelle O'Malley
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:39 am
    I'm sitting at my kitchen table enjoying a beautiful Snow Day off from school. Dare I say that this might be my favorite part of being a teacher. LOL. Just kidding! But, it's definitely one of the best perks.I finished off a layout this morning using the beautiful On My Desk collection from Gossamer Blue. Love the bold colors. They are really versatile. I decided to use this line to scrap some pictures that we took at a local park last month. Our family really enjoys hiking and nature, even in winter. Here's my page....I added lots of cute little elements around and under the photos.I think…
 
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    Trail Snail

  • She fits right in

    Ingunn
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    One of the good things about being an introverted hermit homebody is that I don’t feel like I had to give up on a lot of stuff when I had a baby. We don’t eat out much (uhm, picking up Qdoba doesn’t count), nor do we like to go out and party. (Okay, so introverted, homebody, and just plain old.) I was discussing this with JK last weekend and came to the conclusion that the only things I really miss about my old life are: 1) sleeping in when I need to and 2) being able to run the downhills on hikes. Not exactly a huge sacrifice to make in exchange for a life shared with the…
  • Favorite hikes | 2014

    Ingunn
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:54 pm
    I love writing these yearly reviews and looking back on the time that has passed, especially since my life seems to just keep getting fuller and better as the years amble on. 2014? Fantastic. Amazing. Wonderful. There were some challenges, which comes with the territory of being a new parent, but what is life without challenges? I just feel so damn lucky to get to experience any of this at all. (I’m also conveniently choosing not to remember the whole morning sickness thing. Lalalala!) In January, before the NFC Championship Game, we went to Mount Rainier with some friends for a…
  • Weekend highs and lows

    Ingunn
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Oh, Super Bowl. It was a hell of a game, but that ending…ugh. Beyond functioning as snark against the Patriots, the word ‘deflated’ really does sum up how we felt on Sunday night. And all day Monday. And a little bit today, to be honest, but I’ll blame that on the weather. On Saturday, before the monsoon began, the weather looked pretty different. In fact it looked like June up in the mountains along I90. The Ira Spring trailhead parking lot was overflowing as if it were a hot summer day (but who cares about crowds when most of the hikers are wearing 12th Man jerseys)!
  • A handegg convert

    Ingunn
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:08 pm
    It’s Blue Friday, and Super Blue Friday at that! I used to hate handegg, but when JK started getting into it last season, I felt like I was missing out. When I finally sat down and truly pay attention to a Seahawks game (and have JK explain the rules, because man alive, so complicated!), I realized it’s actually an insanely exciting and interesting game. Way more so than real football (sorry, rest of the world). I lucked out with the timing since the Seahawks ended up going to the Super Bowl last season, and we got to watch them win while sitting at a bar called Skinny Legs in…
  • More scrapbooking, sort of

    Ingunn
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Oops, I got ahead of myself with that last scrapbooking post and forgot to include my best, easiest, laziest idea – an *insert your holiday of choice* card album! I simply kept a Christmas card for myself, wrote down the highlights of the year, and voilà, 2014 summed up on one card. It’s even easier if you’re organized enough to print a summary of the year onto the cards you’re sending out to your family and friends, something I intend to do next year. Now I just need to find a 5×7 album with sleeves that will let you see the back and front of each card, and…
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    DEAR LIZZY

  • Getting Close

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Launching the new Fine and Dandy collection is getting super close. A couple of the must-have products to add to your list (and tell your fave stores to snag for you) include the Bow Dieset. I used all papers from the collection in the above pic. The patterns include confetti, flamingos, floral and polka dots. Another must-have is this 52 list journal! Each week you will answer a thought provoking question and then you can spend the week thinking about it or jot down whatever comes to mind. There’s a page with each question that will have room to add a photo, doodle or keep it simple. I…
  • Paper Airplane Mobile

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Today we have this awesome guest post from Ann-Marie… I love an elaborate project just as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s nice to go back to basics. For this DIY, I’m putting a modern twist on a grade school classic: paper airplanes! To begin, I gathered a handful of patterned papers, baker’s twine, adhesive, and a sturdy branch. Next, I trimmed the papers down to differing sizes and folded them into paper airplanes (this is a great tutorial: http://www.10paperairplanes.com/how-to-make-paper-airplanes/03-the-arrow.html). From there, I chose my three…
  • Candy Colored Camera

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Last week I gave away an Instax on my Instagram feed along with some Dear Lizzy products. (If you want to connect on Insta my username is @dearlizzy.) This little cutie posed for some pics. Did I mention at the top of her wish list for Christmas was Chuck Taylors? Actually she said black shoes with laces and stars on the side. haha Wha?! No Barbies or Calico Critters? Next stop: college.
  • DIY/ Gold Foil Print

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    The new Minc by Heidi Swapp was one of my favorite new tools at CHA last month. It’s a foil applicator. Add foil effects to any of your projects. Seriously the “oohs and ahhs” never ended. And it’s true, when you pull the foil paper back after running through the machine you can’t help but be amazed and think you are some magician crafter. The Minc will be available very soon! I wanted to share my first of many crafts I’ll make with it. I saw a lip art print on Forever 21 and thought that would be fun to DIY and then I realized, I wonder if the kisses would…
  • Button Up

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Don’t forget to button all the way up so the snowflakes don’t sneak in and tickle you. (From a poem book she loves: A Meal of the Stars) While my sister living on the East coast has been buried in snow for months like an eskimo… we’ve had such a mild winter! My tulips are so confused and have already sprouted from the ground. Looking back, I’m glad that I got off my lazy bum on a sunday afternoon to follow my Q-bear outside on her scooter while she caught snowflakes on her cheeks. Because mother nature hasn’t presented this opportunity very often…
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    Life Outside the Fishbowl

  • Our Renovation Mood Boards

    Deborah Mahnken
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:45 pm
    I've found my decorating style over time has changed and moved more sleek and minimalist.  It has a lot to do with having small children leaving toys & Legos all over the floor, I'm sure.  I'm into more modern -- and particularly midcentury modern -- and this was way before Mad Men.  I've spent way too much time on both Pinterest and Houzz in planning this renovation. You can find my inspiration boards for the kitchen here, the downstairs bath, laundry and sunroom here.  As we started going along I started yet another board just to keep our actual design choices in…
  • We're Renovating - An Overview

    Deborah Mahnken
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:32 am
    I haven't been as active on the blog as I recently and for a good reason. We're about to start a major home renovation that's been a long time coming and has taken up a fair amount of my time. Our house was built in 1968 and had never been updated when we bought it. It's a one-level ranch with a walk-out basement. We've been in our house for 10 1/2 years, and we've managed to do a little bit every year:   stripping wallpaper out of every bedroom, updating two bathrooms, removing hideous paneling in the basement , replacing light fixtures and painting every wall…
  • February is for Girl Scouts

    Deborah Mahnken
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    February is always chock-full of scout activities.  We had Thinking Day early this year, the day after these guys showed up.  In the bitter cold, I might add.  One thing I didn't think about when I volunteered to be the service unit cookie manager was how cold it would be standing outside all morning for cookie delivery.  Thank God for Under Armour's cold gear - which has also come in handy for our first weekend of booth sales ... in the snow. Our country this year for Thinking Day was Brazil. The girls had a good time learning about the country, Carnival, and discussing the…
  • Monochromatic Pastel

    Deborah Mahnken
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    And it's finished! When I put this away last week I knew I had to mainly work on the tree and the hedge row around it.  I also decided to remove a large plant in the bottom right of the picture that just wasn't doing anything for the composition. I did, however, add a couple of small touches that weren't strictly keeping with the monochromatic scheme. You may spot a tiny bit of purple and orange in the painting. I really stretched my range of greens in this one, but I love how it turned out.  I definitely am going to reach for my Blue Earth cerulean set to do more…
  • A Bit of Glitz

    Deborah Mahnken
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:42 pm
    I've got a layout on ScraPerfect's blog today. I used the Best Glue Ever along with ScraPerfect's Designer Transfer Foil and some yummy leafing from IndigoBlu -- royal peacock. You can get a step-by-step on the ScraPerfect blog here. Other products used: Bazzill cardstock, Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico wooden pieces, Kerri Bradford's "Lovely Little Words," and Kara Dudley's "winter lace" cut file.
 
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    Nitty.Gritty.

  • P.S. "I didn't even know I liked poached eggs until I met you."

    Jody
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Sometimes it's quite a struggle for me to balance the things I "have to do" and the "things I enjoy doing" from day to day. It's not that I don't like being a mom and staying home to care for my family. It is quite a blessing and privilege in my life to be able to do so. But I do struggle with days in a row where the routine-ness of it adds up and it can make me weary. Making meals, cleaning up, starting laundry, folding laundry and keeping tabs on kids' homework isn't always a thrill day in and day out. Especially so in the long winter months here in Michigan.So I find myself very thankful…
  • Love notes.

    Jody
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Hello February and fresh starts! I love new beginnings and today is what I have termed it a "grace day" at my house because it's Monday and school was cancelled due to weather conditions here in Michigan. Instead of snowing, blowing and sub-zero temps, we instead have blue skies and sunshine! So it is simply a good day to relax, kick back, stay in pj's {we do that a lot in the winter around here!} and just enjoy this unexpected break in life.To that end, I have decided that it was the perfect time to jump back on to my laptop and share a tiny bit of my heart. Okay. Maybe a bit more than just…
  • Nine years later.

    Jody
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Today is the day. Nine years of blogging later, and a whole lot has changed since then. As one would expect life to change in close to a decade. I am one of the most resistant-to-change-persons that I know of, but looking back on some of the blogposts and the stories and photos that I shared makes me grateful for change though too.Nine years ago blogging was not all that popular. I had found a few blogs online that I liked to read as often as they were updated- mainly crafting, inspiration type blogs. With an occasional stop over to Dooce's blog, because honestly I liked her sarcasm and funny…
  • This is the stuff we will want to look back on...

    Jody
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    This guy.Four years old.Attending preschool 3 mornings a week.Still not always using the potty when he is supposed to.Wakes up totally grumpy.Or.Totally sweet.But the sweet wears off usually by the time he has to go to the potty.He sings when he plays games.He plays games when he eats.He eats like a puppy most of the time.And he whines like a puppy when it's time for bed.He loves playing tricks, and bugging his siblings and can't have Daddy leave for work without giving him a high-5, exploding knuckles, hug, kiss, pinky promise and arm bump.His idiosyncrasies are almost too much to deal with…
  • A life interrupted.

    Jody
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    All of a sudden six months have passed and really, if anyone is still stopping by at all that is a small miracle in and of itself for this blog. First of all, my apologies for NOT posting and sharing or at least putting up a graphic that says, "Nitty.Gritty.Out.To.Lunch." or something to indicate that I was still here. Just not "here".I can tell you in the past several months there has been a lot of living going on in our life and family. So much so that I don't find or make time to blog like I want to or should. There has been a couple of birthdays. And preschool graduation. There was a new…
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  • My New Planner

    Angie
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Ok folks, I'm getting on the planner bandwagon! Have you seen all the cute planner / day-timers that are out there? Check out the ones that Christy Tomlinson has been doing – they are so cute and inspiring. I think this will be a fun way to stay organized.  For now, I'm not getting a traditional planner cover/book, but am starting out with just a small A5 binder (from Staples) and am going to trick it out from there. (Staples also supplies clear sheet protectors, lined paper and other bits that fit this small sized binder.)  It's cheaper that…
  • Week 2 is Live!

    Angie
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Week 2 of my online class, Sketchworks, is live! Come draw faces with me. You can still join here.   Week 2 is Live!Video Trailer of New Online Art ClassUpcoming Creative ClassesOnline Art ClassesLandscape Painting Week!
  • Sketchworks Begins Tuesday!

    Angie
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    My new online class, "Sketchworks," begins Tues, Nov 4th! Join artist Angie Redhead for this two week adventure in sketching. Here is a glimpse into the outline of the course… Week 1 Perspective Drawing – 1 point, 2 point, 3 point – parts of a landscape drawing – horizon line, foreground & background – shading, highlights, etc. – show how relates to still life, and portraiture – tips for checking perspective and proportions Week 2 Drawing the Face/Human Head – anatomy & proportions – bone structure of skull –…
  • Online Class Peek!

    Angie
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Another peek into my new online art class, “Sketchworks,” starting Nov 4th at www.jeanneoliver.ning.com Video Trailer of New Online Art ClassSneak Peek of New Online Art Class,…Online Art Class Begins in 1 Week!Upcoming Creative ClassesLearn How to Paint an Eye
  • Last Day for Early Registration!

    Angie
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Today, Thur, Oct 9th is the last day to get the early registration price for my new online class, "Sketchworks – Drawing with Confidence."  Class begins Nov 4th here at Jeanne Oliver's Ning site. Click the picture below to see a Fipagram sneak peek into the class! Accepting Submissions for Christmas Card-a-DayVisions of Sugarplums Blog EventUpcoming Creative ClassesSneak Peek of New Online Art Class,…Upcoming Creative Classes
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    kim watson ★ design ★ papercraft

  • Sharing some great news!!

    Kim Watson
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:06 am
    Some exciting updates from +Fancy Pants Designs The reveal of the 2015 Design team!! Woohoo...I am so thrilled to have another year with Jodi & the team. Congratulations to the returning & new designers...friends, you are all in for a treat with these fabulously creative gals! AND the reveal of their newest collections!! :Making Waves & Summer Sun: There are new color
  • Hip Kit Club- Layouts & a Tutorial.

    Kim Watson
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:38 am
    The 2015 February Main kit from the +HipKitClub is rocking my world!!! Looking for more inspiration from Hip Kits? Here is a link to my Hip Kit Club Pinterest board filled with amazing projects from the DT. I have had x2 pages up on the blog so far...check them out! When playing with the patterned papers on my desk, I was immediately drawn to the doors paper. Firstly, isn’t it
  • How to use 6x6 and 8x8 paper pads!

    Kim Watson
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    Do you squirrel away your 8x8 & 6x6 paper pads like I do?? I look at them & feel bad that I am not actually using them, so thought I'd challenge myself to try. This is the result! 8x8 pads don't have to be limited to mini books, I used 5 pages from a 8x8 pad to create the entire layered background on this double page.  I am proud to share it was published in a local print magazine:
  • Fun with washi tape!

    Kim Watson
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:03 am
    I cannot get enough washi tape...& have collected tons over the last few years, so thought is was about time & came up with a few ideas on how to use it in creative ways on a scrapbook page. This page was published in the Papercrafts & Scrapbooking 2014 Scrappers Handbook special issue.  Washi tape ideas: Pointed petal folded flower Little folded origami style hearts Borders & page edges
  • The big reveal- March 2015 Hip Kit

    Kim Watson
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It is here...the big reveal of the  ☆ March 2015 Hip Kit ☆ You are going to LOVE this one! Hip Kit Club have a membership forum on Facebook, where everyone chats, shares their latest projects using their Hip Kits & just hang out! And the Hip Kit Club blog is where all the DT members post a project a day throughout the whole month, making sure you have a ton of inspiration to draw upon.
 
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    Why yes, I should be doing something else. Ha!

  • Love Us

    Erica Hettwer
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    I'd been working on this layout of Little Man for a while. I started it before I cleaned out my scrap room last month so it's been started for probably three months???There were a few things going on with this layout.  I had this photo printed up with a white border for some reason, I really wanted to use 6x6 papers, and I wanted to use that title technique.The title was made using a Spritzer. It's an old tool that Tim Holtz recently reintroduced. I stuck my gold Sharpie pen in there and misted around an acrylic piece to create the negative image. I also outlined it with a gold gel pen.
  • Six Months

    Erica Hettwer
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:59 am
    Today it's been six months since my grandma passed. She was my last remaining grandparent and a very big part of our lives.The hardest part is when I think, "I should call Gran and tell her..." and then I realize that I can't. She loved to hear what was going on with us. That Aud got fearlessly on the school bus for the first time. That Mickey can now make three pointers on the basketball court. That I've kept the house clean for the last two months. She would have loved that last one.I drive by where she used to live every time I go into town. When we bought our house she was so excited that…
  • Fourteen Things I Love About My Valentine!

    Erica Hettwer
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    1. His values. He has an old-fashioned work ethic that makes the older generation respect him and the younger generation emulate him.2. His love of children. He is a great dad and loves kids and babies and young people as much as I do. And, they love him too!3. His masculinity. He is tall and strong and capable. He has lots of guy friends and loves sports and beer and mowing our lawn. He's a man's man.4. His femininity. (Oh, he's gonna hate this one.) He watches Lifetime movies and will talk to me for hours in the middle of the night if something is bothering him. He also cried at our wedding…
  • Nap Love

    Erica Hettwer
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Over the summer, the heathens and I spent a week at my folk's house in Sunriver. The weather ran the gamut from rainy to hot so we had a couple days of indoor fun. I brought not only my scrappy stuff but some for them, too! It was quite fun and I even got some layouts made.Here's one using a Glitz paper line and some fun gold accents. It's one of my favorite pics of Andrew and the kiddos all crashed out in our living room. Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper-Glitz, Cardstock-Bazzill, Doilies-Studio Calico, Stickers-Glitz & American Crafts, Webster's Pages, Washi-Webster's Pages,…
  • Twirl, Twirl, Twirl!

    Erica Hettwer
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    I'm back with a layout about one of Audrey's enduring (and endearing) habits. My girl is a hair twirler! When she was younger she used to twirl her hair up into a crazy looking dreadlock! This photo was taken a few years ago when she would crash Mickey's preschool class. ;) She even had her own name tag.Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper-American Crafts, Stickers-American Crafts, Colorant-Gelatos, Dies-A~muse, Enamel Dots-My Mind's Eye & Basic Grey, Washi tape-stash, Letter Stickers-American Crafts & October Afternoon, Pen-LePen, Flair-American Crafts, Puffy Stickers-Dollar TreeI…
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    Ali Edwards Blog

  • Hello Beginning

    AliEdwards
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    When Simon finished his first horse session at RideAble today he asked me this question, "Do you think this will be a powerful memory?""Of course it will be." I answered as I helped him change out of his boots and back into his tennis shoes. "Will it protect me when I encounter Dementors?"Ah, a very specific Harry Potter reference. What he was wondering, this awesome boy of mine, was if this memory would be powerful enough to become his patronus. Harry Potter fans will recognize this quickly, others may need an explanation: "This ancient and mysterious…
  • Project Life® 2015 | Week Five

    AliEdwards
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Happy Thursday friends! Today I'm sharing Week Five of my 2015 Project Life® album. I had most of the photos printed for this one a week or so ago and was able to get my journaling added yesterday. Last weekend I taught a workshop called Storytelling With Project Life®. During the process of putting the education portion of that workshop together I went back though years of Project Life® spreads and again and again the overwhelming thought that kept coming up was that I love looking at ours lives one week at a time. The ability to actually "see" our lives in this way is…
  • The Weekend Lens | Crop & Create Markham

    AliEdwards
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Last Thursday Katie and I flew to Toronto, Ontario Canada for a weekend event called Crop & Create sponsored by Scrapbook & Cards Toady magazine.  We had the best time.  Sometimes when we travel to events we are in and out - no time for sightseeing or extra stuff - just take care of business and get back home. This trip we planned in an extra day, mainly to make sure we were able to get there since we were traveling across North America from West to East in the winter. It's just so unpredictable and having that buffer day makes everyone feel a bit better. …
  • Give Sunday | 08

    AliEdwards
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    This year, in honor of my One Little Word® "give," I'm sharing a hand-drawn quote each Sunday here on my blog.Joan Didion is one of my favorite writers. Raw. To the point. Real. You can listen to an interview with her that aired on Fresh Air back in 2005 - Writing A Story After An Ending - where she talks about her memoir The Year Of Magical Thinking about the time in her life after the death of her husband. In the interview she says, "I don't actually process anything until I write it down." This interview is very much about death and loss - and might…
  • Around Here

    AliEdwards
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    ANNA Listening | Pitch Perfect soundtrack and Taylor Swift's 1989 Reading | READING. It's like magic. Seriously the coolest thing to witness and encourage and nurture. She's determined and not easily frustrated, which in and of itself is a gift.  Planning | Her birthday party. We're doing a delayed party this year not just because she was sick but because at least four other girls in her grade at school have birthdays this month and every weekend has included a birthday party already. Next year there's talk of a joint kids party.  Playing | Barbies and fairies and…
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  • Burlap Love

    eMeLiNe Seet
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    Hi! It has been a while since I last played with a piece of canvas. Have always love these blank stretched canvases. So much possibilities. Canvas and burlap are unique textures in itself. They blend beautifully when put together! Here's a 4"x4" canvas from Canvas Corp Brands. I created this for CCB's 4"x4" challenge.Catch y'all again soon!
  • It's Sparkly ...

    eMeLiNe Seet
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:35 am
    Look what just landed on my desk! This SPARKLY Gold A6 darling feels (& looks) so luscious..Best thing … it's shipping/postage is free! =) Check it out HERE.
  • Canvas Corp Valentine's Pin It and Win Challenge and More...

    eMeLiNe Seet
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Hey guys, Love is all around in February!Here's one of my first few (well, my 2nd V-Day related card, actually). A rustic Valentine's card created using Canvas Corp Brand's supplies.The burlap background adds a unique texture and looks completely handmade. Love that.These days, I am simply hooked to my die cuts (I use Sizzix, PapertryInk's and SpellBinder's dies). Simply run the dies through my Sizzix Big Shot and I get the shapes I want. Saves times and it's crisp too!At times, I really do prefer my Sizzix over my Silhouette for intricate patterns.Here, I die cut scallop heart-shapes on…
  • Pass me the Gold!

    eMeLiNe Seet
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Hey all!I thought I'll swing by with a beautiful yet simple Thrift-Like-A-Pro DIY.I took a used food can and added Gold paint. Instant transformation. Instant Glam.It made so much difference to a once bleh bleh can to something so stylish.Further embellish with Webster's Pages motifs and trims - Poof! So pretty! =)Here's 1 layout using Felicity Jane's Olivia January Kit…. Can't get over their exclusive stamps contained in their kit.Some refills can be found right HERE at Truffula Forest! These candy colored A5 refills are super useful !Enjoy FREE Shipping: LOCAL Orders (minimum US$50)Code:…
  • Dress Up my Desk

    eMeLiNe Seet
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    Hi everyone!Valentine's Day is coming right up in a few week's and here's a Mason Tag Shaker-Envelope Combo Project created using Webster's Pages Sprinkled With Love Collection: Mason's are such a fun element to play around with!I thought I'll take a few moments to update what's happening around here.Organizing and making my surroundings inspiring has been a huge part of my the past few months!The OCD in me makes it worst. I need to know where my stuff are, where it's been placed.Right now, I'm glad to have my desk dressed up in a way where I can reach for what I need AND yet look…
 
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    Peppermint Creative BLOG | Creative Nonsense & Other Junk

  • Mint-spirational Monday

    MissMint
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Happy Monday! Here’s a little Mint-spiration to jump start your week and motivate you to get moving on whatever project/task/decision it is in your life that you’ve been afraid to tackle. This one really spoke to me this week. It’s time to get moving!
  • Mint-spirational Monday

    MissMint
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:53 am
    Happy Monday! I’m back with another Mint-spirational quote to help kick start your week in the right direction. I spent a lot of time this weekend just browsing the gallery at Peppermint Creative pinning my most favourite Minty pages and looking back at some of the ones I’ve already pinned and was totally inspired to share a few gems that I somehow missed. Have you seen these pages? Page by: Kirsty | Credits: Black Tie Kit + Crystal’s Template Page by: Tiff | Credits: Hello Christmas + Hello Tradition and Iffy’s Template Tag by: Mary Jo | Credits: Hello Me Kit Page by: Iffy | Hello…
  • New Templates for Digital Scrapbookers

    MissMint
    7 Feb 2015 | 1:16 pm
    New this Week: Tons of new templates from Iffy have arrived including ones designed to incorporate our 3×4” LIP Cards. If you’re not a pocket scrapper but you just LOVE some of those cute title cards you’ve been seeing at Peppermint Creative, Iffy makes it easy to incorporate them in your regular pages. LIP Cards for all! Love fun shapes? We’ve got you covered on that front too. Check out the amazing team pages below to see these templates in action! Enjoy 20% off through the weekend. Save 47% when you purchase the bundle deal. Iffy’s Card Pack v.1 &…
  • Mint-spirational Monday

    MissMint
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Happy Monday Everyone! I’m back with another Mint-spirational quote that fits perfectly with this weeks release. This week it’s all about ME…well not me, YOU! It’s so easy to get lost in taking pictures of everyone else and telling their stories that you end up forgetting your about your own. Your story is a really important one to record. Not just for yourself but for your children to one day read and enjoy when they marvel at the amazing albums and pages you’ve created. With that in mind, this month’s Hello Collection is designed to put the focus back on you. So don’t be…
  • Mix & Match your Pocket Cards + Easy Colour Correction

    MissMint
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    Are you getting the MOST out of your ‘Hello’ Pocket Card Collections? Check this out: This collection of cards come from FOUR different Hello Collections. Yes, FOUR! When I started designing these monthly last year my goal was to make sure you’d get a ton of use out of each one individually but also as a whole. So I quickly went through my stash and pulled some cards from 4 different collections and believe me there were MANY more I could have included, but I just wanted to show you a quick demo of how well they all go together. Don’t be afraid to pull those cards out of their…
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    Scrapbooking Ideas, Memory Keeping, Layout Design

  • Video Interview | Doris Sander on Telling Stories with Photos of Nature

    Debbie Hodge
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:14 am
    Doris Sander talked with us about her love of the outdoors and of photographing nature and how she tells stories with those photos on scrapbook pages. She also shared with us how the act of blogging has evolved for her, its place in her life now, and how her photography fits with this new role. A couple of great quotes from Doris: If you pay attention to your photos you’ll see your reflection all the time. Blogging is like an international refrigerator that you put your pictures on. I like blogging because i’m able to tell stories in a different way. My blog started with…
  • Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Nature Photos to Tell a Personal Story

    Debbie Hodge
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Do your nature photos make it onto the scrapbook page, or do you save them for framing and sharing on Instagram. We’ve got scrapbooking ideas here for using nature photos on the page to tell a story about yourself. Look for an interview with Doris Sander on this topic on the blog tomorrow. Marcia Fortunato says, “These photos were taken while on a hike in Minnesota in December. I included a couple of pictures of the trail through the grasses and woods, as well as a detail shot of one of the tall grasses backlit by the sun, and a picture of my feet along the trail (a shot I often…
  • Design Principles at Work on Artsy Digital Scrapbook Pages

    Debbie Hodge
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:07 am
    by Anna Aspnes This lesson originally appeared in the Get It Scrapped Membership class Tension. Click here to get all the lessons on this topic with an all access pass. Visual balance, focal point emphasis, and flow are all important to a successful visual design. They contribute to the magic of a clever layout. Incorporation of these classic design principles makes a layout pleasing–harmonious even. I’ve found that design principles are as fundamental to a well-designed artsy scrapbook page as they are to a traditional or graphic look. The artsy page, though, offers new…
  • Video Blog | Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with the Family Tree Motif

    Debbie Hodge
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    The family tree motif has been used to represent lineage since the  biblical Book of Isaiah. Today this motif endures both for practical and decorative use. Below see a video version of a Get It Scrapped blog post filled with ideas for using the family tree motif on your scrapbook pages. Click here to see the original blog post with detailed designer notes. The post Video Blog | Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with the Family Tree Motif appeared first on Scrapbooking Ideas, Memory Keeping, Layout Design.
  • Start Your Next Scrapbook Page Here | Page Prompts No. 4

    Amy Kingsford
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Welcome back to the monthly scrapbook page prompt series here at Get It Scrapped in which our team makes scrapbook pages from prompts that specific products or approaches. Research suggests that limits can boost your creativity because they push you out of your comfort zone. Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham on a bet that he couldn’t write a book with only 50 words. Let’s see what you create when part of your process is prescribed. the prompts Your page must include: Include a “selfie” on your page. Use a large-scale print for your background Include at least one…
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    The Daily Digi

  • March Fun

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Fridays are full of digi goodness, and today is no exception! Here's what's new this week... A super versatile date set bundle by Erica Zane at Sweet Shoppe Designs, Circle the Date {BUNDLE} is the perfect finishing touch for all your pages. (Also available as separate products.) A super fun, versatile, art inspired set of products from Pink Reptile Designs. Perfect for scrapping about your own works of art and from those you love! Buy any or all of these before march 9 and save 20%! Amber has a great new collection out as part of the March BYOC all about long distance relationships and being…
  • Cool & Calm

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Modern. Sophisticated. Elegant simplicity. Those are words I would use to describe Taylormade Designs. Her simple and stunning templates, her gorgeous handwriting, and her soft and rich colors just draw me in. We’re so glad to have Amanda with us this month at The Daily Digi and we can’t wait to share her gorgeous kit with you: Cool and Calm. Let’s check it out! This is ONE of SEVEN collections you get when you become a member of The Digi Game this month. You also get an interactive Playbook (in PDF and iBooks formats) that has lots of ideas for using the supplies including techniques,…
  • Inspired by Taylormade Designs

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:45 am
    The following layouts were created using “Cool & Calm” by TaylorMade Designs and included in The Digi Files during March, 2015: Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Template by Scrapbook Lady; Font: Clicker Script. Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Cool & Calm by TaylorMade Designs. Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Cool & Calm by TaylorMade Designs. Layout by Trina. Supplies: Cool & Calm by TaylorMade Designs; Template Pack 3 by Kaye Winiecki; Alphabet Soup - Little Bits by etc. by Danyale. Layout by Janet. Supplies: Cool & Calm by TaylorMade Designs. Layout by Anne. Supplies: Cool &…
  • Toning Black and White Pictures to Match Your Page

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    When my colour photos don't match a kit I want to use, I just convert them to black and white. It's such a quick and easy fix! We have many posts at the Daily Digi about black and white images: 5 Reasons to Choose Black and White Images for Scrapbooking Converting to Black and White Better Black and Whites Easy Sepia Tones Black and White Here's a page I made recently. I converted the image to black and white in Lightroom using a purchased preset (The Authentic Set presets by Brittany Chandler) and then added it to my layout. I love the b&w conversion on it's own, but on this layout, I…
  • Tutorial for Using PNG Digital Supplies on Your Phone (Android and iOS)

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    In my Mobile Memory Keeping, I have been using the Photoshop Touch app to create my own journaling cards with different digital supplies. I saw on Instagram that Chelle was posting some really fun layouts she was creating with some very CUTE journaling cards that she created ON HER PHONE! I headed to her YouTube channel to see how she was doing it. After watching her video tutorials, I am SOLD on her process. EASY PEASY!! Check out her tutorial here (she is using PicFrame which is an app available on Android and iOS): I'm still working on creating a layout for everyday this year and I'm happy…
 
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    Above Rubies Studio

  • Confession: My HONEST Thought About It!

    Megan Elizabeth
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
    I have to be honest with everyone because I really think it’s what I’m going to do!  There is TOO much NEW stuff, Cute Stuff and AMAZING stuff PLUS such a savings – I don’t think I can ignore it!!! I’m going to have to sign my daughter up, or my mom, or convince a friend to let me buy and have the goods!!! I just HAVE to do it!!! It’s just too good, with the all new supplies, catalog items {Read More} The post Confession: My HONEST Thought About It! appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Easy and Fun Glitter and Sequin Backgrounds & Embellishments

    Megan Elizabeth
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    I had a lot of fun making a few embellishments for the layouts I will be working on from the Hawaii trip!  I’m so excited to share a lot more with it, but for now, I’m going to show off some fun tips and embellishments you can create at home with your Cricut for cards, scrapbook layouts or you know, any old fun thing!   What did I use: The BEST cartridges ever the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge Shimmer Trim Adhesive {Read More} The post Easy and Fun Glitter and Sequin Backgrounds & Embellishments appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Today is the Day! Excited to Share! Start Now!

    Megan Elizabeth
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    Today is a Day I have been excited to share for over a YEAR now!  It’s March 1st and I have a LOT in store for you and something I believe is truly going to give you a GREAT starting place to launch yourself into something incredible and be a stepping stone towards having fun and changing your life! What am I talking about?!?! Well ABOUT once a Year Close to My Heart does a special for those interested in {Read More} The post Today is the Day! Excited to Share! Start Now! appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Thinking of You A Little Easy Love Quick Handmade Card

    Megan Elizabeth
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Sometimes quick cards can be the most beautiful and just as meaningful!  Even though Valentine’s day is “over” – the Love we share goes on year around! Send a note to say I’m thinking about You or I love You today – but you need to hurry if THIS inspires you because the amazing adorableness won’t last long! (click here to get it now!) Pick up ALL the Supplies I used: Heartstrings Complements (AMAZING Better than Stickers) Sheet Artfully Sent {Read More} The post Thinking of You A Little Easy Love Quick Handmade Card appeared first on Above Rubies…
  • Wait! Don’t Throw Out That Toothbrush Yet!

    Megan Elizabeth
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Here is a TNT Tip for you today! Toothbrushes and crafting – they make a pretty awesome fun tool for inking, brushing, edging and more! Check it out!   Have a favorite Crafting Tip!?  Send it in and I will feature it for you! Enjoy the Moments!The post Wait! Don’t Throw Out That Toothbrush Yet! appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
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    One Little Bird Designs

  • New Release | At Week’s End

    Peppermint
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    As we head into the first weekend of March (whoa! how did that happen?) I’ve updated the shop with three new products for the March BYOC at The Lilypad. And in an epic moment of self-referential genius they’re designed to help you document and celebrate your weekend. Which means now you have to scrapbook this weekend – and you can tell everyone that I said so. The At Week’s End collection of papers, elements and printable journaling cards are on sale individually for 20% off through the weekend. If you’re a newsletter subscriber you should check your latest…
  • New Release | Better Together

    Peppermint
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The month of February is winding to a close (Eek! How did that happen?) and I’ve updated the shop with a couple of new digital products for documenting friendship, love and other special relationships in your life. Originally this started out as more of a casual get together sort of product, but as I worked I became more and more focused on the types of bonds that seem almost vital to your soul – whether that be the relationship between a child and their siblings, you and your partner, or a group of close friends. The Better Together digital kit and coordinating journaling…
  • Brenda Smith | February Hybrid Guest

    Contributor
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hello lovelies!  Brenda here to share my latest One Little Bird hybrid page, this time with Halcyon.  This one was a lot of fun to create. I want to give you all a little tip for how I sometimes create hybrid pages.  Sometimes I just wing it, print out whatever speaks to me and put it on a paper.  This time I had a specific plan in mind.  I opened up a new document in photoshop, 8 1/2 x 11 in size because that is what I can print. Here is the fun part…ok it’s all fun but this is the funnest part.  I made a digital page!  Yup, you read that right…a digital page. Next I…
  • Donya Gjerdingen | How I Choose Journaling Cards

    Contributor
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hi there!  Donya here today sharing a Project Life spread using journaling cards and elements from the gorgeous One For the Album kit. I’m big into having my spreads coordinate, so after I chose all the photos for this spread, lay them out digitally in Photoshop, that’s when I start looking at what types of cards I’d include. In this spread I had bits of blue, green, yellow, and red/orange. So when I looked through what cards I had, the One For the Album kit immediately jumped out at me since it had the same colors. I absolutely love how simple and beautiful…
  • Creative Team Call

    Peppermint
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Hi everyone! Starting today I’m holding an open call for digital, hybrid and pocket page artists to join the One Little Bird creative team for a 9 month term, April-December 2015. If you’re interested in applying (or know someone who might be) please have a look at the full details here: Creative Team Call 2015. Application deadline is 2/28/2015. The post Creative Team Call appeared first on One Little Bird Designs.
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    FotoBella

  • MME Hello World 2 Pager

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
       As soon as I got my new Hello World I Want It All Bundle from My Mind's Eye, I knew I wanted to scrap these photos that my Mom took  from the plane on a flight from Reno, NV to L.A., CA. This new collection is so fun and perfect for all those travel photos!      I started by cutting along the zigzags from two of the papers from the  12 X 12 Paper Bundle, and distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.  I hand-stitched along the edges using blue embroidery thread, and stitched the middle zigzag with red and orange. I added some…
  • Fancy That - Little Reminder

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    If you are ready for 'ADORABLE'... then you really need to grab the new Fancy That I Want It All Bundle by My Mind's Eye from FotoBella!!The paper prints are so unique and fresh. The journaling cards are so cute! The best part? The sequins!!Here is a fun little reminder card, just to tell someone you care. I left the center of the journaling card open, so I could slip a little personal note inside of it.To create the watercolor on this card, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone, Iced Spruce and Spiced Marmalade. I also used the Biscotti Pearl…
  • March is National Craft Month

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Hello fellow crafters!March is National Craft Month, how are you celebrating?We would like to start off the festivities with a few fun techniques from our FotoBella Design Team.Jeri changed the look of these Basic Grey Aurora Chipboard Alphas completely! She spritzed the Alphas with some water, and with the corner of a Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad, touched the Alphas slightly. Jeri only used two different ink colors, but as these amazing inks settle, they blend perfectly and create some great shades!Drea created 3D banners that pop off the page perfectly. She simply dipped the MME Hello World…
  • MME Hello World Card Tutorial

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
         I'm LOVING the new My Mind's Eye Hello World I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella! This  card has lots of layers and distressing, and was a lot of fun to make!Supplies from Bundle:                                    Other Supplies:12 x 12 Paper Bundle                                    - Cream Cardstock- Adventure Journal Cards                 …
  • Non Traditional Valentine Card.

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Hello Loves-Here is a great Valentine's Day card for a  boy. Super easy to add the embellishments right onto a ready made card background.Wishing you a creative day.Warmly-SarindaFotoBella Basic Grey Highline Bundle, Rocks-!!
 
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