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  • Moxie Fab Cactus

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    joscie
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Hello Friends! I spotted this little bit of cuteness thanks to my friend Jennifer Ingle asking for a challenge. I immediately decided to join in, I mean, how could I not? I loved the colorful pots but what I really thought about was the little cactus and what it would say if it could speak? I created the image in Adobe Illustrator and printed it up and mounted to a card base. Super easy and cute. Thanks for stopping by! Love Love and blog you Later, Joscie, rhymes with bossy :)
  • Tutorial | Altered Halloween Books

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    Francine Clouden
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Check out these awesomely spooky Halloween altered books from Better After! They look really intricate but in fact they are super simple to make. between your crafts stash and your kids’ toy box (ahem!), you probably already have most of what you need to make them. Think how awesome it would be to alter the cover of your Halloween album this way? Sweet! or how about doing this to one of those fake book boxes, and stashing candy inside?
  • Lots of Giveaway Winners

    Scrapbook Update
    Nancy Nally
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Who are the lucky giveaway winners? It's time to find out! [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.]
  • Hello, and Welcome to Scraps of Mind

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    karooch
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Whether you’re into digital scrapbooking or paper scrapbooking Scraps of Mind has heaps to offer you. This site is packed with over 600 posts and articles covering all sorts of scrapbooking tips, tutorials, videos, ideas and articles. You can find some of the best of them listed on the Articles Page. On the Reviews Page […] This is a content summary only. If you think it might be worth a couple of minutes of your time click over to Scraps of Mind and check out the full post. See you there.
  • Michaels Store in Auburn to Open November 16th

    Scrapbooking News
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Michaels, North America's largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, announces the grand opening of its new Auburn store, featuring an inspiring new design, located at 2785 Bell Rd. in the Rock Creek Plaza shopping center, on Nov. 16. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m., and doors open at 10 a.m. Michaels will be giving away more than $1,000 in gift cards and prizes hourly throughout the day. In addition, customers can win items for the whole family from the plinko prize board, which includes jewelry, art supplies, stickers and more.
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  • Moxie Fab Cactus

    joscie
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Hello Friends! I spotted this little bit of cuteness thanks to my friend Jennifer Ingle asking for a challenge. I immediately decided to join in, I mean, how could I not? I loved the colorful pots but what I really thought about was the little cactus and what it would say if it could speak? I created the image in Adobe Illustrator and printed it up and mounted to a card base. Super easy and cute. Thanks for stopping by! Love Love and blog you Later, Joscie, rhymes with bossy :)
  • Creative Blog Hop

    joscie
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    Hello Friends! I got an email from my sweet friend Amy inviting me to participate in a modified blog hop called the Creative Blog Hop that takes place on Mondays. First I’ll share a little about me and then I’ll share two of my sweet creative friends! 1. What am I working on now? I have never really been one big on themes but my work is certainly reflecting my life. My latest flair packs have been fitness inspired and farm animals. My latest stamp designs are Southern Sayings and Stamp Designs I created for teacher gifts for Jordan’s teachers! 2. How does my work differ from…
  • Running Addict

    joscie
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Hello Friends! Iʻm back with some new goodies and because, youʻll never guess what… I actually crafted. It has been way too long. I have never considered myself a runner. I have even made jokes about how nothing ran in my family but obesity or if you see me running, you better start running too because something is obviously chasing me. Back in February I started out by walking around our property. It was hard in the beginning. It started to get easier walking and I thought maybe I could run short stretches so I did. I started running a little bit longer stretches and took off around…
  • Scout Life

    joscie
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hello Friends! In my last post I told you that both boys have joined scouting, what I didn’t tell you is that I have wanted them to join scouting for years! Jalen was just not interested in joining. The real reason I wanted them to join was to offer them opportunities to learn things I just am not equipped to teach them. Wilderness survival skills are not my forte, unless you count watching Survivorman through squinted eyes. This past winter, the scouts came to our church as they have to our old church in years past but this year, both boys had friends who were present. I approached the…
  • There is just no way around it

    joscie
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    Hello friends. I have been a blog slacker and there just is no way around it.  I had ideas I wanted to blog but the longer I waited, the more I felt I needed to explain my absence. My last post was way back in January! Thankfully the only explanation is that life has been happening and it’s been pretty darned good. I’ve been keeping up with monthly head shots, here’s a look at us in the first half of this year! What has happened since January? We had snow in central alabama. We loved playing in it. It was amazing. and cold. and lasted a few days so we could get out and…
 
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  • Tutorial | Altered Halloween Books

    Francine Clouden
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Check out these awesomely spooky Halloween altered books from Better After! They look really intricate but in fact they are super simple to make. between your crafts stash and your kids’ toy box (ahem!), you probably already have most of what you need to make them. Think how awesome it would be to alter the cover of your Halloween album this way? Sweet! or how about doing this to one of those fake book boxes, and stashing candy inside?
  • Hilarious Video | A Scrapbooker’s Habitat

    Francine Clouden
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Posting Linda’s scrap hoarders video a couple weeks ago, reminded me of another funny scrap space video I’d seen years ago. I went on the hunt and luckily it is still available! In it Emily Falconbridge‘s husband does a David Attenborough riff on a tour of a Scrapbooker’s Habitat. So tell me? What kind of scrapbooker are you? A rummager like Emily? or do you keep it all neatly separated? P.S. If you haven’t seen Linda’s video yet, you must go now!  
  • DIY Paper Party Decor for Fall

    Francine Clouden
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
      With Fall parties and dinners on the horizon, you can use this tutorial to make your own party decor using the Silhouette machine. Follow the instructions at Crafts Unleashed to download the necessary files from the Silhouette store, then get busy crafting all the party details in your chosen color palette.
  • Tutorial | Tombstone Treat Box

    Francine Clouden
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Use this clever tombstone box as an invitation or just a treat box. Chris Twing explains how you can make it using a matchbox die cut template and stamps. You’ll need gray cardstock, black ink, glue, and of course treats! Happy Haunting!
  • Show & Tell | Halloween Delights

    Francine Clouden
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    This post is purely for inspiration! Jeannete Lynton shows off six different paper crafting projects made for Halloween. from a witches hat, to a door hanger to the cute treat bag shown above (and more), you’re sure to find some great ideas that you can adapt. Even though she used a non0traditional color palette, these projects scream Halloween! It’s total eye candy (pun intended).  
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  • Lots of Giveaway Winners

    Nancy Nally
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Who are the lucky giveaway winners? It's time to find out! [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.]
  • New Silhouette Cameo Machine Announced

    Nancy Nally
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Silhouette America announced today that a revamped version of their flagship Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine will be released soon. The Cameo was definitely due for an update, as the previous version was released in 2011. This made... [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.]
  • Project | Baby Boy Gift Bag

    Nancy Nally
    11 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    A quick baby boy gift bag project to make gift giving easy and affordable! [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.]
  • Giveaway | Scrapbooking Mystery: Gossamer Ghost

    Nancy Nally
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:07 pm
    The latest Scrapbooking Mysteries book is here from Laura Childs: Gossamer Ghost! Enter to win a copy! [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.]
  • World Card Making Day | Watercolor Thank You Card

    Nancy Nally
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    World Card Making Day is here, and I've got a card prompt to share along with a technique! [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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  • Hello, and Welcome to Scraps of Mind

    karooch
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Whether you’re into digital scrapbooking or paper scrapbooking Scraps of Mind has heaps to offer you. This site is packed with over 600 posts and articles covering all sorts of scrapbooking tips, tutorials, videos, ideas and articles. You can find some of the best of them listed on the Articles Page. On the Reviews Page […] This is a content summary only. If you think it might be worth a couple of minutes of your time click over to Scraps of Mind and check out the full post. See you there.
  • To Garden Party Members

    karooch
    9 May 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Sadly the Garden Party server has crashed and burned… …taking with it all the Garden Party Members email addresses. So if you’re a Garden Party Member and you haven’t received all of the 7 installments of the Garden Party Mega Kit write to me at the below address and I’ll arrange to get them sent […] This is a content summary only. If you think it might be worth a couple of minutes of your time click over to Scraps of Mind and check out the full post. See you there.
  • Digital Scrapbooking Freebie to welcome in 2014

    karooch
    2 Jan 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Well the Silly Season is over and I hope you had a fantastic time sharing yummy food and drink and even yummier presents with family and friends. And I wish you all an absolutely Sensational 2014. And what better way to usher in the New Year than with some beautiful digital scrapbooking freebies. These gorgeous […] This is a content summary only. If you think it might be worth a couple of minutes of your time click over to Scraps of Mind and check out the full post. See you there.
  • Worldwide Christmas Scrapbooking Freebies 2013

    karooch
    29 Nov 2013 | 4:55 pm
    YAY!! It’s time for all things Christmas! And once again Worldwide Christmas Scrapbooking Freebies brings you an exclusive selection of gorgeous Christmas digital scrapbooking freebies. This is how it works. From December 1 2013 a bunch of digital scrapbook designers from around the World will be putting a special Christmas Digital Scrapbooking Freebie on their […] This is a content summary only. If you think it might be worth a couple of minutes of your time click over to Scraps of Mind and check out the full post. See you there.
  • Yarn2Go – Book Review

    karooch
    12 Nov 2013 | 4:06 pm
    A Yarn Retreat Mystery by Betty Hechtman Looking for the perfect stocking filler for your crafty Mum, Girlfriend or Daughter? Well here it is: a mystery novel set at a craft retreat! Yarn 2 Go is a crafty mystery book by Betty Hechtman. Its setting is a knitting retreat in a small Californian town over […] This is a content summary only. If you think it might be worth a couple of minutes of your time click over to Scraps of Mind and check out the full post. See you there.
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  • Michaels Store in Auburn to Open November 16th

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Michaels, North America's largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, announces the grand opening of its new Auburn store, featuring an inspiring new design, located at 2785 Bell Rd. in the Rock Creek Plaza shopping center, on Nov. 16. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m., and doors open at 10 a.m. Michaels will be giving away more than $1,000 in gift cards and prizes hourly throughout the day. In addition, customers can win items for the whole family from the plinko prize board, which includes jewelry, art supplies, stickers and more.
  • Donations accepted for book sale

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    Friends of the Townsend Library are now accepting donations during library hours . Fiction, nonfiction, CDs and DVDs are accepted if in good condition.
  • Donations sought for book sale

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Friends of the Townsend Library is now accepting donations of fiction, nonfiction and CDs and DVDs in good condition during library hours for its book sale on Friday, Nov. 7, from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9-2 p.m.. The Friends will not accept encyclopedias, text books or technical books.
  • Get To Know: Erika Gauthier

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    Really nothing specific. It's whatever is on the radio. For music, I like 97.7 or 102.7 FM a I always listen to the FLY 92 morning show.
  • Rochester Hills Library Offers Program on Avoiding Photo Preservation Mistakes

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:29 am
    Priceless Photo Preservation of Ann Arbor will present an interactive workshop to help participants figure out the often confusing world of preserving their family photos, movies and slides at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Tuesday, November 4 at 7 to 8:30 p.m. You'll learn what digital formats to avoid, how commonly used scrapbooking items actually put your items in danger and how to digitize your mementos properly. Participants are encouraged to bring mementos for personal evaluations and consultations.
 
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  • Gossamer Blue Blog Hop

    Anabelle O'Malley
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to the Gossamer Blue Inspiration blog hop! We thought it would be a fun idea to share some projects with you, now that the October kits are arriving at your doorstep. Thanks for stopping by!I have two brand new projects to share today. The first is a card that I made with the October kits. I used supplies from the Main Kit and the Life's Pages Kit on here. I love to use Life's Pages cards on my card fronts and chose a white one with a scalloped circle as my starting point here. I knew it would be perfect to layer elements onto.I added a die cut frame, the flower die cuts, the…
  • Gossamer Blue October Projects

    Anabelle O'Malley
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    It's October 1st and you know what that means! Gossamer Blue kits are now on sale. You definitely don't want to miss out on the October kits. There are a wonderful mix of Teresa Collins, My Mind's Eye and Chickaniddy goodies. Additionally, there are so many amazing exclusives this month. The cards in the Life's Pages kits are my favorites EVER! Traci outdid herself.Here are my projects for this month...This first spread doesn't have too many photos. It was a sad week for our family. Ryan lost a friend, suddenly, to a brain aneurysm. I devoted the left hand page to Tommy and added a lot of…
  • Gossamer Blue September Kits

    Anabelle O'Malley
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Gossamer Blue September kits are live! If you like gold, you'll love this month's kits. Check them out:Here is the main kit.And here is the Life's Pages kit. They are filled with great colors!I had so much fun creating this month. Here are the two spreads I made using the kits...This one is bright and colorful. I created a little pocket on the bottom right hand card. Then, I stitched two cards together to create some hidden journaling.I decided to go with soft colors and black and white pictures on this one. I love Add On 3 each month. Peppermint Grandberg designs the cards and they are…
  • I ♥ Summer

    Anabelle O'Malley
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    I saw something recently that said, 'For teachers, the whole month of August is like one long Sunday night'. Isn't that the truth. I've been walking around with a little pit in my stomach knowing that my favorite time of year is going to be over soon. I know I should enjoy the time that I have now, but I'm still pretty sad. So, I thought that sharing this layout that I recently made for Crate would be appropriate given my mood.I love how it turned out.This page started out because I did some die cutting for another project. I loved the negative space so much and knew that I wanted to use it…
  • Freckled Fawn Giveaway!

    Anabelle O'Malley
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Just popping in to share some fun news. I have loved Freckled Fawn's goodies for a long time. And now that I'm an avid Filofax Decorator, I love them even more. :) So, I was super excited to team up with them to do an Instagram Giveaway. I used their cute washi, stickers and clips on my Poppy Saffiano this week. Love how it turned out. If you'd like to have a chance or two at winning a $50 gift card to Freckled Fawn check out my Instagram - agomalley - and see how to win!Thanks for stopping by today. :)
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  • Notes from the cocoon

    Ingunn
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Nora’s birth was even more emotional than I had thought it would be. My grandmother had passed away two days before, so there were huge, sad, bittersweet, circle-of-life type feelings swirling around in me on top of the all-encompassing love I felt the second I laid eyes on Nora. Our bodies are pretty amazing things. I keep looking at this wonderful little creature and thinking we made her? From scratch? This perfect little being? Man, I love her. The birth itself was wonderful – I know it’s easy to say that now, since all memories of pain just evaporated the second I saw my…
  • Welcome Nora

    Ingunn
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Our little baby Nora was born a week ago today, at 11:25 PM on September 2, 6lbs 13oz of absolute perfection (if I do say so myself). She’s amazing and we’re in love!
  • These days

    Ingunn
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    These days, we’re taking it slow. I don’t really have much choice, given that I am now gigantic and even the act of turning over in bed requires significant effort accompanied by loud grunting, but it also seems wise to get as much rest as possible now before our lives change forever. I am currently 37.5 weeks, and I’m torn between wanting to meet this little belly-dweller now and wanting to stay pregnant as long as possible – I love pregnancy, aches and pains and all. Hopefully I’ll get another chance someday. I rarely blog about everyday life anymore, so here…
  • Bench and Snow Lakes

    Ingunn
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    34 was the week I went from feeling amazingly energetic to feeling really, really…pregnant I guess, at the drop of a hat. Actually it was at the drop of a baby – she’s shimmied down low, ready for her big arrival, and in the meantime I’m waddling around like I’m carrying a bowling ball betwixt me legs. Our 35-week Hike-a-Thon hike needed to be short. Short, but awesome. We got a late start after going to a birthday brunch at Plum Bistro (where my gestabetic self made the ultimate sacrifice by not partaking of the mac n’ yeaze – see, fetus? See how…
  • Waddle-a-Thon 2014

    Ingunn
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    I had three hiking-related goals for this summer: to cool my bulging belly off in a lake, to hike to Noble Knob, and to see at least one marmot. Check, check, and check! I didn’t realize I would still feel this good in my third trimester, but since I have energy to spare, I decided to add another goal to my list and sign up for Washington Trails Association’s Hike-a-Thon again. I won’t exactly be pounding out the miles this year, but that’s what I love about hiking, especially in Washington – there are countless options for amazing wilderness adventures out…
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  • Life Fragments: Harvest & Blessings

    Ronda Palazzari
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    Autumn time is here and it's one of my favorite time of year. Hot apple cider, pumpkin spiced lattes, crisp mornings, leaves changing into spectacular autumn colors, thankful for family & friends. Harvest & Blessings Life Fragments reflects the beauty of this season and are the perfect addition to your creative endeavors from scrapbooking (digital, hybrid, and traditional), to art journals, greeting cards, mini albums, and so much more! In this set you’ll receive 6 journaling cards, 6 faux “flair,” 6 flags, 2 pennants, 2 labels, and 3 fancy leaves in fun designs and trendy…
  • Create Daily: The Paint Brush

    Ronda Palazzari
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    One of my favorite tools in my studio is the paint brush. i have mason jars and repurposed tubs full of brushes. Long & Short handles. Synthetic & Natural Bristles/Hairs. Filbert, Rounds, Flats, Brights. The arts and crafts market is flooded with various brushes for every type of project. Today i want to cover just some of the basics of brushes.    bristles/hairs: these vary greatly depending on the type of art. They can be natural, synthetic, or a combination of both. The hairs can be broken down further into the toe (end of the bristles), belly (the fattest part of the…
  • Harvest & Blessings, Ceiling Tile, & Homemade Gesso: Jessi

    Ronda Palazzari
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    Oh My! Hello! I am so stoked to be here offering up this week's design post! Today I am going to share with you something that came on the heels of need creating necessity. It has been so long since i have played in the mixed media side of things that when I went to add some texture to my page, my Gesso had dried up :( It's not super convenient for me to run into town, to an art supply store, and grab a jar...and let me be honest, I am not super patient. Especially when it comes to my creative endeavors. Enter google, determination and the sense that I hate being stymied...when I am unable to…
  • From the Archives: Halloween Tag Display

    Ronda Palazzari
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    This October i plan to sprinkle in some posts, "Boo to you," with Halloween. Today's piece actually comes from my book, Art of Layers.  I have been waiting a long time to share this with you as i absolutely adore this piece.  It is a great way to your tag creations.  This backdrop is easy to create.   All you need is: open frame foam core board utility knife fabric liquid adhesive push pins Choose your frame.  I went with a timeless white one that has just a touch of shabbiness to it.  Cut your foam core board to fit just inside the…
  • From the Archives: 3 Halloween Tags

    Ronda Palazzari
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:20 am
    I love doing tags for Halloween. There are so many different ways to use them. I like to do a Tag Display leading up to Halloween as decor.  You can make them with your kids and they look great displayed.  After Halloween take the tags down and turn it into an adorable mini album.  Let's take a look at a few of the tags I created.   Stamps can be a great way to create accents on tags.  I started this Spooked Tag by painting the background with orange and purple paints.  I then stamped the spider web three times around the tag. After placing the…
 
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  • Say Yes

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    I had this brilliant idea a week before the kids were off for fall break to run away to the ocean. I found a beach house steps from the sand and booked it with in an hour of this spontaneous idea. Before I had time to talk myself out of it. (I have used HomeAway.com for the past couple bookings and it has been smooth sailing both times. I recommend it.) Collin had to work so he couldn’t drive with us and instead flew down a day later. I still think that was part of a grand scheme to miss the loooooong drive. haha. But I packed everyone and drove by myself with four crazy kids. This…
  • Dip Dyed Tags + Envies

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Tags are my favorite. Sorry cards, envelopes and boxes. If you want to get a pretty painted or watercolor effect to the bottom of a project try dip dying! It gives it such a cool ombre look. You also don’t have any brush stroke lines and basically let the paint do all the work. Each tag taking on its own look. Give it a try… When I dip, you dip, we dip! Little tags: (doodles are from iheartstudio.ca: ) I dip dyed plain white tags into red food coloring mixed with some water and once it was dry, I adhered them to some wax envelopes and embellished it with Dear Lizzy stickers,…
  • Fall feathers that pop!

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Fall doesn’t necessarily mean that the colors have to be dull and muted. These cards have just the right amount of pop! Wouldn’t they be perfect for a place setting at Thanksgiving dinner?(Include a name instead of thanks…) Or have these little “thanks” ready to show your gratitude. They are 2″x3″ when folded which qualifies as being adorable in the card making world. I love fall, I love feathers and I can’t stop watercoloring. So today I am sharing a little combination of my favorites. I was so excited to find a new use for the adorable dear…
  • Love You Etc

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:27 pm
    One of my favorite scrappers that I’ve known over the years via the double-u-double-u-double-u tagged me in a Q&A blog tour. Thanks Stephanie Howell! She sent over some questions to answer then I get to tag some peeps… and the fun just doesn’t stop. 1. What am I working on right now? Crafting-ADD is a real problem and I have it. So usually I am working on a few different projects. Currently putting together a grateful journal, gathering items for a December mini book and some other secrets things that I am excited to share sometime soon. But I have wrapped up two new…
  • Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Post-church operation to clean up this blasted studio space. I know it doesn’t look that messy… but what you can’t see are the piles on every single surface. I am the queen of putting off cleaning up by making piles. I already requested this on Instagram but, please send help! In the form of magical elves, Mary Poppins, or Tony Danza. I’m not picky. But preferably Tony from the Who’s The Boss years. Just purchased this print from an artist in Australia. I’m obsessed with the simplicity and playfulness. I want this one bad for my girls’ room.
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  • A New Website

    Deborah Mahnken
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    I set up a new website over the weekend using Squarespace (I had to do something with all the rain last week!). It features just my artwork right now - pastels, drawings and collage.  I plan on continuing to use this as my primary blog, where I can share my scrapbooking, artwork, upcoming home rennovation and love for all things Doctor Who. I'd appreciate it if you'd stop by --  deborahmahnken.com here.
  • A Homemade Dalek Costume

    Deborah Mahnken
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:56 pm
    You can buy some cute Dalek dressess - Hot Topic has a couple - but why not make your own? Last year I decided to make a Dalek costume and a Dalek for the front yard.  The main things you'll need are plastic ornaments, spray paint, fabric paint, a shirt and tulle. For the skirt: I bought a couple of yards of tulle. The fabric store didn't have a good metallic color, so I spray painted the tulle myself using Krylon in a hammered finish.  I wanted to make it easy to make, so I basically folded the tulle in half, rolled the top over about an inch to hold a piece of ribbon and…
  • Pastels

    Deborah Mahnken
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:03 pm
    I finished this pastel painting last week, but finally got around to resizing the photo.  This is another view of the mountains across the lake from where we stayed in Tailloires, France.  It's the same view that Cezanne painted, although I don't have a tree in front of mine.  I do have the Château de Duingt, just like Cezanne. For this painting I used a four value underpainting. You can see the pinks popping out from behind the pastel. Here's what it looked like after the underpainting was done. It's very rough, and very simplified.
  • 100 Days of Collage

    Deborah Mahnken
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    It's been a long rainy weekend here. I was hoping to be able to share some Halloween items but the weather just hasn't been cooperative for picture taking. Hopefully things will be drying out by this afternoon....  In the meantime, here's a few more collages from the 100 Days of Collage. Regardless of the weather, we got "booed" over the weekend so the kids and I will be putting together a little something to pass it on to a few neighbors....
  • Layout

    Deborah Mahnken
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Here's a fun layout I put together. I'd been saving this map paper for something travel-related. And then when I was looking through my photos I found these cute shots of Rachel from a trip to California a few years back.  The map and the clouds just seemed right together. Don't ask my why her hands are in her mouth.... probably something to do with chocolate.... I used a Kerri Bradford kit to cut the title on my Silhouette and sprinkeled a few wooden embellishments on the page. 
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  • 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
  • Sneak Peek of New Online Art Class, “Sketchworks”

    Angie
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Here is a sneak peek into my new online art class, "Sketchworks."  This class begins Nov 4th here. There is still time to join at the early bird price!  Click here for more info. Last Day for Early Registration!Online Class Peek!CHA Winter 2014 Sneak Peeks!More CHA Winter 2014 Sneak PeeksVideo Trailer of New Online Art Class
  • Giveaway!

    Angie
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Over on my other blog, I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY for a spot in my online class at Jeanne Oliver's creative network.  Click here to enter the giveaway!   Giveaway ReminderGiveaway ReminderGiveaway ReminderGiveaway Winner!Last Chance for Giveaway!
  • A New Online Art Class – “Sketchworks – Drawing with Confidence”

    Angie
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    I am so excited to finally tell you about my new online class. This class is being hosted at Jeanne Oliver’s Ning site.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach a class on Jeanne’s amazing network!  This two week online course all about drawing will begin on November 4th! Please read below for more details: He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. - Leonardo da Vinci Join me, artist Angie Redhead,  on a two week adventure in drawing. The old masters…
 
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    kim watson ★ paper crafts ★ designs

  • Use those words!

    Kim Watson
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Hi friends, how are you doing on this pretty Tuesday morning?  I hope you are feeling creative today because I have a super technique to share with you that is both ‘green’ and fun to do. Not only is it a play on words but the titling seconds as journaling and page interest too.To get my story across I used catch-phrases, hashtag-style, with meanings that relate to having a kid who is a
  • Channelling your scrappy heros!

    Kim Watson
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    You have scrappy heros right? I know I have plenty! Today I wanted to show you how one can successfully lift/ channel someone without a direct copy. For this page I incorporated x2 lifts into one page, with fun results. I used inspiration both from layout, accents placement, color & photo layout ideas. Many thanks to the very inspirational designers who's pages I used for this demonstration.
  • My Creative Scrapbook + Sept kit

    Kim Watson
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    I am honored to be Guest DT for +mycreativescrapbook this month! Such pretty kits, with a great mix of goodies this month from My Minds Eye: Jubilee collection.  Enjoy & Live by Kim Watson  Great Adventure by Kim Watson Live it Up by Kim Watson Live Life by Kim Watson :My Creative Scrapbook September Main kit: For more information on
  • I [heart] sketches by #fancypantsdesigns!

    Kim Watson
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    Yes...it is almost time again, for us at #fancypantsdesigns to select a winner for the #August sketch #contest as seen in our August newsletter! Need a little inspiration? This is the amazing August sketch by the talented Jenny Evans.  My take on the sketch...interpreted into a 8.5"x11"version! Collection used: Me-ology by Fancy Pants Designs. Hello Cut-file: Fancy Pants Designs can
  • FREE cutfile + a new Sketch!

    Kim Watson
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Every month #fancypantsdesigns runs a sketch contest in their monthly newsletter/ emag. The amazing this about it is, it is FREE!! You can download from their website, or even easier, have it sent directly to your inbox, all you have to do it sign up. This is the sketch contest from the July newsletter... to give you an idea of how cool they are. You get a FREE sketch to work from, as
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    Why yes, I should be doing something else. Ha!

  • Crazy Happy!

    Erica Hettwer
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    After making time (and clearing desk space) to create a card for my mother-in-law, I got super motivated to scrapbook. I dug through some photos from this year, grabbed this gem, and got to work!Supplies Used: Cardstock-DCWV, Patterned Paper-Glitz & Basic Grey, Die Cuts-American Crafts & Glitz, Washi Tape-My Minds Eye, Flair-American Crafts, Stickers-Sticko & Glitz, Wood Veneer-Studio Calico & Freckled Fawn, Paper Clip-Freckled Fawn, Enamel Dots-Basic Grey, Pen-SharpieThese two heathens of mine are truly happy together. They play so well together and it's been a lot of fun for…
  • Playing Along With the Pretty Plants Challenge!

    Erica Hettwer
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Ahhhh, crafting time! You come in fits and starts these days. I finally had to make some time to craft because I needed a card for my mother-in-law's birthday. I remembered that Moxie Fab World had another Fabulous Friday challenge going on and it was the perfect inspiration for her card.I pulled a few inks that matched the colors of the pots and stamped a cute doily all over the cardstock panel. Then I was inspired by the cactus to have something "growing" on the page and punched flowers out of vellum and randomly stapled them on a few doilies. (I'm still loving vellum on my cards.)Supplies…
  • Trendy Triangles Challenge!

    Erica Hettwer
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    While adding my link to the Camera Challenge at Moxie Fab World, I saw this inspiring image and knew that I had to take part in the Trendy Triangles Challenge, too!Here is my take on the Trendy Triangles challenge! Supplies Used: Cardstock-Georgia-Pacific, Vellum-Staples, Embossing Folder-Lifestyle Crafts, Ink-Tsukineko, Stamp-Papertrey Ink, Pens-Copic, Glitter Ink-SmoochGlitz, Other-Sewing machine & threadI had embossed this vellum panel when I made my previous card and chose the chevron one instead. I colored some of the triangles with Copic markers and then painted over the…
  • Joining the Clicking Cameras Challenge at Moxie Fab World!

    Erica Hettwer
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:44 pm
    I decided that some crafting was in order today and made this card to enter in the fun at the Moxie Fab World blog! The awesome Teri challenged us to create something using a camera themed product.I've had this Vintage Camera die by Tim Holtz for a while now and finally got to break it in...and I love it! I was worried that it would look a little too rough/grungy but it's just perfect.Supplies Used:  Cardstock-Bazzill, Vellum-Staples, Embossing Folder-Lifestyle Crafts, Patterned Paper-Cosmo Cricket, Die-Sizzix, Alphabet Stickers-American Crafts, Ink-Color Box, Pens-Sharpie, Faber…
  • Love At First Sight!

    Erica Hettwer
    8 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Another recent favorite, this layout documents me getting to meet my newest great-niece, Riven! Isn't she beautiful? I seriously love her!I made this layout from some left overs from a CKC class kit from a few years ago. It used the Nostalgia line from My Mind's Eye. I used goodies from the class kit and some newer embellishments, like the wood veneer. I added the "3" sticker because she is my third great-niece. The cute little flair are some sweet Studio Calico finds from my local scrap store. The enamal dots are from My Mind's Eye and Lily Bee Designs.I used the stickers and flair…
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    Ali Edwards Blog

  • Week In The Life™ 2014 | The Really Big Getting Ready Post

    AliEdwards
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Next week you're invited to join me in documenting seven consecutive days in your life.  This will be my 9th time embarking on a Week In The Life™ project. Last year I shared a look back at spreads from each of my past albums - you can read about that here.Each year I take a little time before starting my new week to look back on the previous year. As I looked through last years album (2013) my number one question was "where are the words?"  Of course there are some there. Little bits of life, which I love and appreciate. But I think the…
  • Mentor Mom | Traditional Scrapbook Layout

    AliEdwards
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    For the last year or so I've been writing an article for each issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.  Today I'm sharing a layout which was included in the  Fall issue which you can download/view for free here or have a hard copy delivered to your home.  I really enjoy working with the SCT team - they are very professional, dedicated and willing to let me share my own personal take on this crazy memory keeping adventure.  In this issue I wrote about scrapbooking the mentors in your life and shared three layouts. You can download bonus items from this…
  • Hello Again

    AliEdwards
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In the last 15 days I've been on 15 different airplanes.  From Eugene to Portland to Miami to Lima to Iquitos to Cusco to Guayaquil to Baltra (Galapagos Islands) to Bogota to Miami to LA to Eugene (and back and forth between a few of those).  The travel within the travel. That's a lot of time on airplanes. Enough time to read three books (more on those later) and play a whole lot of Candy Crush.  It feels strange to be back in my house. Amidst my stuff (oh how that desire to purge is in high gear again) and the regular routines…
  • Video | A Closer Look At The 2014 Week In The Life Kit

    AliEdwards
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Hey everyone! It's Katie. Ali is off traveling in Peru right now, and I wanted to pop in and share this video. This video will give you a closer look at the items that are available in the first ever Week In The Life Kit. Week In The Life will be happening October 27- November 2nd. We can't wait to see what you all create with this kit! If you would like more information on this project click here. EDIT | I just want to add that these albums are specific to the WITL kit, and even though they are similar, this is not an official unveiling of the new Studio…
  • AE Digital Creative Team + Shop Update

    katiejaeger
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    We are so excited to announce the members of the new AE Digital Creative Team! Celine NavarroPaige Taylor EvansGinny HughesPam BaldwinCarly RobertsonKelly SchmidtSasha FarinaTrisha Harrison Emily WebsterAnnette HaringStephanie BaxterTeresa VictorLindsay BatemanDonya Gjerdingen Cristina C.You will be seeing a lot of inspiring projects coming from these ladies very soon. Thank you to everyone that applied. We really loved seeing all of your projects in our inbox. SHOP UPDATES DIGITAL PRODUCTS |  We have several new digital brushes available including these Daily Photos and Stories…
 
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    eMeLiNe's

  • Getting into the Mood of Christmas

    eMeLiNe Seet
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:26 am
    It really isn't too early to start planning for Christmas!Essentially only 10 weekends to 25th December?Webster's Pages just seems to get everything right each time.Look at the brilliant [All That Glitters] Collection released in time for Christmas…. Here are a set of embellished glass tine white paper bags - Great for little gift cards!Have a good weekend!xoEm.
  • Hello FALL

    eMeLiNe Seet
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Hi all ! Although we don't experience Fall in our tropical climate, I can't help but make a layout. One of which we experienced our "real" Fall in October in Canada a couple of years back. Rekindling some beautiful fall memories!Here's a pages using Melissa France's…
  • Webster's Pages Color Crush

    eMeLiNe Seet
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Have you heard? Have you seen??Webster's Pages has done it once again!These are just brilliant! LOVE Adrienne's new collection line for Webster's Pages.Check out their website to look at the collection in entirety.
  • Pastel Planners & my Mini Paper Pouch

    eMeLiNe Seet
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    Hi all ! I've recently caught the Filofax bug and while I love my Filofax Safianno, I really love my A5 Pastel Planners even more. Call me biased ha =PYou can find these A5 beauties HERE and A6-Beauties enjoy free shipping (Worldwide). FREE SHIPPING?! =). Do email if you're in NEED of a certain colors, because MINT planners in both sizes had been flying off the shelf. Meanwhile, here's a couple of embellished paper pouches. Recently, I wrote myself a long letter to myself which I intend to open in 5 years' time. So …. into these pretty bags they go. And read it again in 5 years time =) like…
  • Webster's Pages [NEST] - Layout

    eMeLiNe Seet
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Here's another layout created with my current favorite Webster's Pages NEST Collection. Don't you simply love the teal-ish tinge on this collection. I DO! =) Add a pop of yellow and the combination is stunning!The addition of a tag for journaling purposes is quite an essential for me at the momentIt prevents my journaling from getting lost in the midst of all the embellishments. Duh… I couldn't make up my mind. Is it 2014 or 2013 ?! What's happening to me …LOLHope you'll have a hand or two to get crafty this week!Be blessed.Em
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    Peppermint Creative BLOG | Creative Nonsense & Other Junk

  • Monthly Challenge Templates now in .SBPage Format

    MissMint
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Attention Artisan and StoryBook Creator Users! This month’s Pimp My Page Template is here and I’m SO EXCITED to tell you that .sbpage format is now included so Artisan and StoryBook Creator Users can FINALLY play along!! I can’t WAIT to see lots of new faces joining us this month. Photoshop users, the templates still also include PSD and TIF format.  Download, decorate, post and WIN! Just download the free template, pimp it out using mostly Minty products and post your final page in the gallery or in our Facebook Community Group by the end of the month to enter! Everyone…
  • New Digital Scrapbook Templates from Iffy are Here

    MissMint
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    I’ve got some fun new releases for you today. Iffy’s newest templates are here! I’m so excited to share these with you because I absolutely cannot wait to see what you create with them. The team totally outdid themselves, pumping out one incredible page after another in record time. That’s just one of the perks of using a template – they speed up the scrapping process. Big time. This is such a fun and out of the box collection. I love all the fun and funky shapes and those cut outs are so clever! Oh the idea wheels are spinning. Check them out and don’t miss your…
  • Calling Pocket Scrappers: Creative Team Call

    MissMint
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    It’s Time to Add to the Team!! The Life in Pictures line has been growing like mad over the last year thanks to your amazing and enthusiastic response. It thrills me to bits because I absolutely love designing the card kits and jazzers. Between the extensive Hello Collections and the Mini Card Kits I’ve added a ton of great pocket style products to the store this year with LOTS MORE to come and I need some die-hard pocket scrappers to rock the socks off these designs. Think you’ve got what it takes? IDEAL CANDIDATE: You are creative, professional and a lover of good design. Your…
  • September Chick Picks are Here

    MissMint
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Your September Chick Picks are here. Every month we’re featuring select products for a SUPER price. 40% off individual items or 50% off when you grab the 9-piece collection. This month we’re going back to school in style. Enjoy a selection of 3 different school themed kits designed to cover kids of all ages all the way from pre-school through university and beyond. You get: 3 School Themed Kits 2 Sets Digital Washi Tape 2 Alphabet Sets Offer ends Sept 30th. SHOP NOW AND SAVE Looking for a little layout Mint-spiration?Here’s a look at what you can create using this month’s…
  • Mini Mint Chick Feature: Crafting with Kids

    MissMint
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    This just makes me smile! We’ve got a very special guest on the blog today for our very FIRST Mini Mint Chick Feature: Miss Macey Johnston. Last month (oh my goodness it’s already literally been over a month) I headed out to Orlando to have some fun in the sun – (though it rained through most of our trip) with Mint Chick Mary Jo Johnston. We had an absolute blast at Disney World. I shared some photos in our Facebook Group but I will post more on the blog tomorrow. But first we have to talk about little miss Macey. When I arrived in Orlando to meet Mary Jo I was greeted with a…
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    pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}

  • Mixing Amy's Stitched Papers with Shimelle Stickers:: A Scrapbooking tutorial by Amy Tangerine [4]

    alice
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I love incorporating different mediums all into one scrapbook page. Today, I am demonstrating some of my favorite techniques at the moment – stamping, watercolors and stitching. I love starting off on a fresh, clean sheet of white cardstock. To make the watercolor shapes, I made a small circle with a juicy dot of paint and used a straw to blow some air to make this splattered effect. For the 2 strips of paint below, I just painted two short lines, lighter color first, darker color on top. To add the circles, I punched out some phrases from Shimelle’s and my Stitched line of…
  • Available while stocks last: Nailed It Stamps! [10]

    Shimelle Laine
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    Some of you may remember I designed a set of ‘real life’ phrase stamps for Two Peas in a Bucket last year, called Nailed It. With the closure of Two Peas, I now have the remaining sets of this design and can ship them from here in London, which may make a difference if you were hoping to order a set to a European address and shipping from the US was too expensive. Of course it’s still possible to send them back to North America if that’s where you are! These stamps are high quality photo polymer, made in the USA. They are long-wearing and can be used with a variety of…
  • Two scrapbooking workshops to check out [18]

    Shimelle Laine
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    With September’s end drawing near, I find the end of Learn Something New (the annual September project in my world) makes me excited to dive into new learning adventures with a more specific focus. Just in case you’re the same, I wanted to share two new scrapbooking workshops with you, led by two talented ladies and dear friends. First up, a workshop from May Flaum! I’ve contributed a layout and extended video to her new class that focuses on using all the supplies you’ve been collecting. (My contribution covers paper scraps.) For ten days, May will lead you through…
  • Five Ideas for Scrapbooking with Shimelle Patterned Papers by Becki Adams [10]

    alice
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    When I saw that the Shimelle collection was overloaded with fabulous patterned papers I could not wait to get my hands on it… all of it. I immediately jumped in and got started. I picked a few papers to save for background papers and then I started cutting the rest into strips. Some of various widths but mostly in the one inch and one point five inch category. I am thrilled with this collection and can’t wait to create even more projects with the supplies I have left. Day One On this layout I used twelve strips of patterned paper. I cut each piece of paper just under an inch wide.
  • Gold Leaf:: A Scrapbooking Tutorial by Carrie Elias [18]

    alice
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Gold is all the rage right now, and using gold foil in scrapbooking has become a staple. I’d been toying with the idea of using actual gold leaf in my scrapbook projects for a while and recently decided to give it a try. In doing so, I found that it’s actually quite easy to work with. Now I’m adding gold leaf to almost all my crafts and may even prefer the texture over gold foil! Below is a three part video series where I create a mini book using some of the lovely products from Shimelle’s new scrapbook collection. In all three videos there are examples of the simple…
 
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    Scrapbooking Ideas, Memory Keeping, Layout Design

  • Scrapbook Page Storytelling When Setting is Key

    Debbie Hodge
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Some photos and scrapbook page stories are all about place. When setting is key to your story, extend it from the photos out onto the canvas with these scrapbooking ideas. And remember: the basic building blocks of written story–character, plot, and setting–can all be incorporated into scrapbook page storytelling. Vicki Hibbins says, “This layout shows my husband and daughter playing on the beach together this summer. I chalked a sky and used strips of torn paper and mulberry paper to create the sea. I also used scraps of card-stock to make pebbles. I wanted to create a…
  • Get Inspired by Stand-Out Product for Your Next Scrapbook Page

    Debbie Hodge
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    What do you do with those big stand-out scrapbooking products that you can’t resist in the store or that come with a kit? We’re talking that big applique of a bug, the oversized veneer frame, or the bejeweled and dimensional flower–items that draw your eye on their own but then present design and visual storytelling challenges when it comes time to use them on a scrapbook page. Our creative team shows you their pages built around stand-out scrapbooking elements. Christy Strickler used a big 12″ square wood veneer mat of welded hearts as the foundation for a page about…
  • Revisit your Past Scrapbooking Pages and Recurring Stories with Curated Albums

    Debbie Hodge
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    With “Curated Albums,” revisit your body of scrapbooking work and pick out the very best pages and page combinations to tell overarching stories that compel you. This isn’t about re-ordering your current scrapbook albums. This isn’t about making new theme albums. This is about identifying recurring themes and compelling storylines in your past work, excerpting what you already have, filling in where needed, and making easy-to-hold and replicate personal story books. Picture a stack of manageable, story-focused albums on your coffee table that show the very best of…
  • Visual Storytelling on Scrapbook Pages with Character, Setting, and Plot

    Debbie Hodge
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today we’re oomphing our scrapbook page storytelling by incorporating basic building blocks of the best written stories: character, setting, and plot. 1. Character: The characters are the subjects in your photos, the people you’re sending a message to, or telling a story about. You might even be the main character of your scrapbook page story. 2. Setting: This is the place, the stage, and even the context in which your character exists and plays out the story. Place, season, time, the things that are going on in a macro way in life right now are all part of setting. 3. Plot: A story…
  • Save Time, Play with Technique, and Use Scraps by Pre-Making Scrapbook Page Bases

    Debbie Hodge
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Do you ever make scrapbook page backgrounds ahead of time without know what you’ll be scrapbooking? Perhaps you make misted and painted backgrounds. Maybe you block out patterned paper bases. Or you could even use a sketch and create a base with spots for photos and title already identified. This kind of work gives you the opportunity to play with technique, use up your paper scraps, and speed your scrapbooking process. See how the creative team at Get It Scrapped pre-makes bases and the pages they create from them. collage a rainbow of patterned paper strips Nature’s beauty by…
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    The Daily Digi

  • Making an All About Me Hybrid Album

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    I've been itching to try a hybrid mini-album for a long time. I've held off though because I don't own a lot of paper crafting supplies and I am very short on space. I needed a project that I could easily do at my computer desk, with the keyboard pushed out of the way. So, when I saw the Becky Higgins' Project Life digital card collection included in October's Digi Files, I knew I had my solution! I would do a pocket album! It's already my favourite form of memory keeping, so doing it hybrid would be a neat experience. Card Journaling Prompts Before I could start, I needed a topic for my…
  • My First AdoramaPix Album: THIS IS OUR LIFE

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    I've printed over 2000 scrapbook pages. I've done PHOTO A DAY since January 2009. I've done hybrid pages, home decor items, and have printed photo canvases. But this, by far, is my favorite project EVER. Last December, I created a set of templates to sell in my shop at Sweet Shoppe Designs. As usual, I wanted to try the templates before I sold them. I had (in vain) attempted Project Life for all of three weeks at the beginning of the year and so I already had photos from those weeks chosen and placed in a folder. I grabbed them, plopped them in my templates, and then... I was amazed. I…
  • Amber Shaw Limitless

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    WELCOME BACK to Amber Shaw!! I really love Amber's designs: her colors, fun typography, and combinations of textures and patterns! In her contribution this month, I just LOVE the ombre glitter alpha, the FUN type work, those balloons with pennants, and adore the theme! Let’s take a closer look at "Limitless" that is included in The Digi Files this month: 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, tips, and…
  • Inspired by Amber Shaw

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    The following layouts were created using “Limitless” by Amber Shaw and included in The Digi Files during October, 2014: Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Limitless by Amber Shaw; Template by P Prelestnaya; Fonts: KB ZipaDeeDooDah, Irish Spaghetti. Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Limitless by Amber Shaw. Layout by Katie. Supplies: Limitless by Amber Shaw; Template by Katie the Scrapbook Lady; Word art by Word Swag iPad app. Layout by Rachael. Supplies: Limitless by Amber Shaw; Anthology (template) by Little Green Frog Designs; Fonts: Pea Kikichan & GF Halda.
  • FUN FLASH DRIVES

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Although I am moving more and more of my important documents to cloud storage (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc), there are times when I still need to have a flash drive to carry my files with me. Believe it or not, there are still places in the world where internet access isn't available. Even in the US, there are lots of dead zones, both for WiFi and for 3/4G. I should know. I spent a good portion of our six week road trip without a signal to be found. When you can't store it in the cloud, you might as well have fun storing it with you. Check out these fin USB flash drives that will keep you…
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    Above Rubies Studio

  • 194 Thank You Cards Made By Kids

    Megan Elizabeth
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Hey Everyone!  Lots happening around here – which really – is that anything new from any of your houses?? Kids worked VERY hard the first whole week of October to write and make 194 Thankyou cards that were sent out early last week along with a special stamp set for everyone who ordered from http://AboveRubies.CTMH.com and the all new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge!  This month – we have LOTS of cards going out too as well as a few other {Read More} The post 194 Thank You Cards Made By Kids appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Live Event Kickoff Sunday Night 9:30pm Eastern

    Megan Elizabeth
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
      Join me Sunday Night October 19, 2014 for the live kick off event – all new – commercial free format at http://new.livestream.com You will need to sign in to chat with me so get set up your free account right now! You can find out upcoming event schedule by click the tab at the top menu or click HERE!   *Recorded versions of the LIVE events will ONLY be available exclusively to the members of ByMeganElizabeth (Business, Life, Success Events) {Read More} The post Live Event Kickoff Sunday Night 9:30pm Eastern appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • How To Make a Popup Box Card! Easy Measure, Score, Cut, Fold – Tada!

    Megan Elizabeth
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Hello Friends! There are so many fun ways to decorate and create a fun Box Card with multiple heights, layers, occasions and so much fun! Making popup box cards are super fun and trendy and VERY easy to make! I drew a little “hand written” diagram to show you what the video below shows you!  You can download and print it out as well by simply right clicking, saving and you’re good to go! You can decorate these fun bottomless {Read More} The post How To Make a Popup Box Card! Easy Measure, Score, Cut, Fold – Tada! appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Halloween DIY Decor Project Potion Magic with Essential Oils

    Megan Elizabeth
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Hello friends!  Happy Tuesday Tutorial Day! Kinda excited to share this fun project with everyone! I was in Target and this Sutter Home Pink Moscato was CALLING my name!  Not just because it’s fabulous, but because it MATCHES the Close to My Heart Scaredy Cat collection absolutely BRILLIANTLY!  That AND the A Cut Above Halloween Treat Bags too!!!  EEEkkkk!!! Here’s the thing: There are TWO Shopping Spree Giveaways going on RIGHT NOW at AboveRubiesStudio/AboveRubies.ctmh.com – the shopping spree amount is NOW {Read More} The post Halloween DIY Decor Project Potion Magic…
  • October 2, Cricut Workshop Members Replay

    Megan Elizabeth
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Very excited to share our first Free Cricut Workshop replay – The technology of our camera did not cooperate as well as hoped – so this Workshop will be re-worked at a later point and time – however – We covered Real Dial Size, Actual Size, Cricut Size etc.. and how to make sure that you are cutting the size you need for proportion or for your exclusive stamp sets!   Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream   Broadcast live {Read More} The post October 2, Cricut Workshop Members Replay appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
 
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    One Little Bird Designs

  • Amy Martin | The Hybrid Road With Big Titles

    Contributor
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    I’m so very excited to share some work featuring Peppermint’s new kit for Gossamer Blue, Gramercy Road. This set has an amazing variety of products, perfect for every type of scrapper. It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed scrapping as much as I did with this kit. Since hybrid is one of my favorite worlds to craft in, I used Gramercy Road to create a couple of layouts. My hybrid process is typically different than most follow, so below you will find a couple before and afters – can you notice the subtle differences? Apparently big titles are all the thing in my…
  • Donya Gjerdingen | How I Use B/W Photos in Project Life

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    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hi there! Donya here again, sharing a spread from my 2010 album and a peek into my Project Life process. I really feel that it took until this year to find my Project Life groove and with that came the confidence that I could go back and complete an album for 2010 while staying current with my 2014 album as well. I may not be quite as far along as I’d like to be, but page by page it’s coming together. This spread is from late summer of 2010 where my oldest boy (now 4.5 years old) was just about 5 months old. As you’ll notice, I chose to use a lot of black and white photos…
  • New Release | Woodridge

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    16 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    When I was sitting down to decide on a palette for this collection of products I knew I wanted to use a deep, velvety green – the kind of green you want to sink into – and that’s all that I knew for sure. As autumn settles in I find myself surrounded by more and more jewel tones, and when I was out and about in St. Paul last week I saw a deep green velvet couch inside a store and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. A green velvet couch would be the most impractical piece of furniture that a two cat household could own, but in my mind I could picture myself all curled…
  • Stephanie Bryan | Gramercy Road

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    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hi there!!  Stephanie here with you today to share some pretty eye-candy from Peppermint’s brand new (and amazingly awesome) collection, Gramercy Road for Gossamer Blue!!  If you follow me on my blog or Instagram, you probably know that I have a little love obsession with fall.  I love everything about the season! The smells, the sights, the sounds and especially the colors!  Peppermint hit the nail on the head with this collection and it just screams warm and cozy. The colors are such a fun mix of bold and neutrals with these fun little bursts of green, pink and blue here and…
  • Maria Lacuesta | Playing with Proportions in My Project Life Album

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    14 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Can you believe it’s already October?? The end of the year always hits me like a ton of bricks and I’m always looking for ways to save a little more time. That’s why I love using One Little Bird kits; they’re perfectly coordinated and my layouts always come together so quickly. Another really easy way I can add visual impact to my Project Life layouts is to play with proportion. In this layout, I added a series of small 2″ photos to create some interest. Clipping the die cut word art right onto the page protector was an unexpected way to break up the grid and…
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  • Altered Wine Decor

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Apryl here with FotoBella's design team. When I think of Prima Marketing products, altered projects immediately come to mind for me.   Prima has so many fun embellishments that lend itself to such great creativity.  I found a basic black wine cork holder at Big Lots and went away to work on it with the Forever Green Prima bundle.  There was a blank area at the front that allowed me to place the "it's the little things" title in the center of the piece.  The flowers, stick pin embellishments and rhinestone gems are simply beautiful!I tied some raffia at the…
  • Let's Get Out There Altered Frame

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
          Hello, glad you could join me today for a fun altered frame tutorial.  Apryl here with FotoBella's Design Team. Check out the I Want It All Bundle I'm featuring, Prima Marketing's Forever Green Collection.        It is a great collection to have if you are really into altered projects.  I went to Big Lots and just got a plain old black, 4"x6" frame.  Here are the steps to re-create this frame:1.    Select the “Watch Them Grow” patterned paper.2.    Place the frame face down on the paper and…
  • Christmas Collage Santa Layout

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
         This Santa image is my favorite piece of paper in Bo Bunny's Christmas Collage I want it all bundle from FotoBella! I just had to use it, so I'm back with another page that I scrapped of my son when he was just 6 years old.     I also wanted to use the film strip, which I didn't get to use in my previous projects. It worked great with this fabulous sketch from Bo Bunny.     I did a lot of distressing, misting, machine-stitching, and inking on this page, including the title stickers, which I inked along the bottom in red. It really…
  • You're My Everything Card

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Creating a masculine greeting card can sometimes be challenging.  The Prima Forever Green collection at FotoBella offers some great options for card designs, and masculine is one of them.  I chose the "you're my everything" sentiment, matted it in white card stock and popped it up from the back ground so that I could place some fun raffia behind it.  I fussy cut some ferns a tucked those behind the sentiment as well.  I could't resist adding a little bit of bling, so I added two rhinestone gems on either side, mixed in with the raffia.  It was just…
  • Christmas Collage Card Tutorial

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
         The new Bo Bunny Christmas Collage I want it all bundle, from FotoBella, is so beautiful and festive!! It's never too early to get started on your Christmas cards, like the one I made here.Supplies from Bo Bunny Christmas Collage I want it all bundle:- Christmas Collage Ephemera- Christmas Collage Noteworthy- Christmas Collage BradsOther Supplies:Red CardstockMistsRanger Embossing Powder (Topiary)Distress Inks (Pine Needle and Festive Berries)GlueTools: Heat gunDirections:1. Cut the cream paper with the music notes on the back, from the Ephemera Package, to 5 1/2" x…
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