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  • Running Addict

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    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…
  • Summer of Sketches 14 | Portraits

    Scrap Booking
    Francine Clouden
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Got a couple of nice portraits printed out? whip up a special page using this sketch as a jump off point!   Vernell used a photo and a printable caricature on her page   I (Francine) used two landscape photos instead   Follow our linked names to get more info and detail shots of our pages. Leave a link to your layout if you use the sketch!
  • Ali Edwards Partners with Studio Calico

    Scrapbook Update
    Nancy Nally
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Ali Edwards has announced via her newsletter that she is partnering with Studio Calico for the relaunch of her brand and her website, aliedwards.com. Edwards had recently terminated licensing agreements with Technique Tuesday for stamps and Designer... [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.]
  • Firsts | Living with Gleigh

    Scrapbooking News
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Being an avid scrapbooker, I did not settle for store bought baby albums for my daughters, where all I had to do was fill in the blanks; even though I actually had store-bought ones for them.
  • I ♥ Summer

    Bits and Pieces...
    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…
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  • 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…
  • On the Corner Blog Hop

    joscie
    13 Jan 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hello Friends! Today I’m happy to be joining in with several of my favorite crafty ladies to show off a stamp set by the incredible Miriam Prantner. I’m betting you’ve come from my friend Jocelyn‘s blog… but if not, you can start at the top with Danielle at Neat & Tangled. There will be lots of crafty inspiration and two chances to win one of these On the Corner stamp sets from Neat & Tangled! Don’t forget to leave a comment at each stop to increase your odds of winning! On the Corner Here are the two cards I created for this hop! I thought a cool…
  • Happy 2014

    joscie
    1 Jan 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Hello and Happy New Year friends! I welcome 2014 with open arms and wishes for good health and happy hearts! I’ve been thinking about my one little word for 2014 and looking back at my words in years past. 2013: home | 2012: calm | 2011: green | 2010: focus | 2009: do it now (DIN) | 2008: diligent This year I’ve chosen a word that I think is just right for our new home and new lifestyle. As we adopt the retired life, and start new traditions and shed some old, I’d like to refine and simplify our lives and choose what is best for our family. I wish you a very…
 
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  • Summer of Sketches 14 | Portraits

    Francine Clouden
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Got a couple of nice portraits printed out? whip up a special page using this sketch as a jump off point!   Vernell used a photo and a printable caricature on her page   I (Francine) used two landscape photos instead   Follow our linked names to get more info and detail shots of our pages. Leave a link to your layout if you use the sketch!
  • Summer Sale at Everything 4 Scrapbooks

    Francine Clouden
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
      Everything 4 scrapbooking is closing and all items are 50% off already low prices. Just use coupon code goodbye at checkout to take advantage of this deal. a flat shipping rate of $6.99 applies to all orders.  
  • Summer of Sketches 13 | Get Painty

    Francine Clouden
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Use a painted background to let one photo stand out on today’s sketch Vernell stuck close to the sketch.   Francine used two 3×4 photos instead of one 4×6   Follow our linked names to get more info and detail shots of our pages. Leave a link to your layout if you use the sketch!
  • Summer of Sketches 12 | 7 Photos

    Francine Clouden
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Trying to get lots of photos on a page, but not have it too cluttered?  Try this sketch!   With space for seven photos, you can scrap an event, or a series of photos over time, or a bunch of photos related to the same theme. Vernell   Francine   Follow our linked names to get more info and detail shots of our pages. Leave a link to your layout if you use the sketch!  
  • Show & Tell | USA Pin Map | Track Your Travels

    Francine Clouden
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
      Track your travels across the United States, with a pin map made from the Jet set line of papers by We R memory Keepers. Caroline from Homework, explains how she made the map for her son to use to make the states he has been to. No fancy equipment needed, just old school scissors, craft knife and cutting mat.
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  • Ali Edwards Partners with Studio Calico

    Nancy Nally
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Ali Edwards has announced via her newsletter that she is partnering with Studio Calico for the relaunch of her brand and her website, aliedwards.com. Edwards had recently terminated licensing agreements with Technique Tuesday for stamps and Designer... [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 | Spellbinders Celebra’tions “Sweet Treats”

    Nancy Nally
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:27 pm
    I tried out a project with the new Celebra'tions line by Spellbinders...with great results! [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.]
  • Jobs | Production Designer – American Crafts

    Nancy Nally
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    American Crafts, a Utah-based scrapbook supply company, is looking for a full-time Production Designer for the Product Development Division. [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.]
  • Jobs | Illustrator/Designer – Cricut

    Nancy Nally
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    Cricut is looking to hire an Illustrator / Designer. [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.]
  • Silhouette | Back to School with a DIY Weekly Dry Erase Board

    Nancy Nally
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Getting organized for school is fun - and beautiful - with a DIY weekly dry erase board! It's also affordable with the latest Silhouette promo! [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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    Bits and Pieces...

  • 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. :)
  • Gossamer Blue August Spreads

    Anabelle O'Malley
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It's August. I'm not very happy about that. Summer is not allowed to pass this quickly! I have to go back to work in 3 weeks. Nope, not happy at all.I'll tell you what I AM happy about, though. That I will be returning to the Gossamer Blue DT this year! So thankful that I get to work with all of the new goodies that GB is now manufacturing. Have you seen the new lines? Here's some peeks at my favorite- Gramercy Road. You can check out the Gossamer Blue blog to see more of this line, as well as the other two lines.Another thing that I'm really happy about are the Gossamer Blue August kits.
  • Card Set

    Anabelle O'Malley
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    I love creating card sets! This month, I made a set using my Gossamer Blue kits. They came together really easily. I decided to go with a similar design for each card and it made the process a breeze! I started each card with a cream colored card base. Then, I selected three journaling cards from Crate's Open Road line. Finally, I picked out die cuts from Fancy Pants and stickers from Pink Paislee and arranged them onto the journaling cards. The large Heidi Swapp words were the perfect finishing touch. Here's how they turned out: I really love how they turned out! Thanks so much for stopping…
  • Pastels and Sunshine

    Anabelle O'Malley
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    Another week has flown by. I just want to make time stop! I love summer so much. My daily routine has been to hit the gym at 6 am, stop at the grocery store if needed and then come home. I love getting things done early so I can relax the rest of the day. Ahhhhhh.....Here are my two spreads for this week. I went with pastels in my Aqua Saffiano and love how it turned out.Supplies:Filofax- Personal Aqua SaffianoCloud Tape- AC MooreHeart Tape- Love My TapesSmall Stickers- Dear LizzyBird Sticker- Dear LizzyPL Card- Dear LizzyArrow Clip- Webster's PagesThis week in my Pink Classic I went with a…
 
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    Trail Snail

  • 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…
  • Return to Noble Knob

    Ingunn
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Oh, Noble Knob. Back in 2007 when I picked this trail (for the name alone, since I am apparently 12 years old) as our first family hike, I had no idea how many great memories would come from this modest little mountain. It was where I truly fell in love with hiking, where we said goodbye to little Scabbers, and where we found healing when we desperately needed it. I was hoping to make it up there while schlepping this belly around, and I did it! Our timing left a little to be desired since we started hiking just as the front-runners in the White River 50 Mile Endurance Run came into the…
  • Mirror Lake Mimosas

    Ingunn
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Since the blood that runs through my veins is 100% viking and is enrobed in a very efficient thermal layer of blubber, it should come as no surprise that heat is not my friend, even at the best of times. During pregnancy, in a house without air-conditioning? Graaaaahk. In order to beat the heat during our recent heatwave, we decided to get up early and hike the shortest trail possible to a swimmable lake. We even have friends who are dumb enough to accept my ridiculously early departure time! Mirror Lake is definitely going on my repeat list – two easy miles round-trip to a beautiful,…
  • Lodge Lake

    Ingunn
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Picking hikes from the Best Hikes With Kids book is working out marvelously so far! I had heard of Lodge Lake before, but it always seemed like too short of a hike for us to drive all the way to Snoqualmie Pass. Wrong! It really is the perfect trail for anyone who is with child, is a child, is feeling gimpy or creaky-kneed, or is just short on time like we were that day, wanting to get back to town in time for the 4th of July festivities. Hiking up the ski hill on the Pacific Crest Trail gave us excellent wilderness-type views for next to no effort, and soon enough we found ourselves at a…
  • Diabeetus

    Ingunn
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    It’s interesting (lame, but interesting) that two diseases that lurk in my family history have reared their ugly heads during pregnancy – first hypothyroidism, and now, diabetes. Luckily, both should disappear after I give birth. Gestational diabetes behaves similarly to Type 2, but isn’t related to your diet or activity level prior to diagnosis. Hormones coming from the placenta make you insulin resistant (to make sure the fetus gets enough glucose to grow), and problems arise if your pancreas is not able to keep up with your body’s increasing demands for insulin.
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    Help [ME] Ronda

  • Art Journal Conversations: Michelle LaPoint Rydell

    Ronda Palazzari
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    It's Art Journal Conversation time, the third wednesday of the month! i love that i get to have conversations with some of my favorite "art journalers." i am just as curious as you are about their styles. So let's pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and chat with them about their process, supplies, and their thoughts on what goes onto their pages.  I met Michelle a while ago through the Cocoa Daisy Forum. i loved her carefree style she uses in her art journals. There is something so colorful and whimsical about her pages. i asked her to join OLW because i loved her pages so…
  • Lose Yourself

    Ronda Palazzari
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Not until we are LOST do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau. i get that. Totally get it. There have been many times in my life where i have felt lost. At first it was a very uncomfortable feeling. Many times being lost evokes fear. But i have come to see the beauty of being lost. Getting lost in a new city is one of my favorite ways to travel. It means i am out there exploring and trying new things. Getting lost in a book is another favorite pastime for me, another great way to explore new worlds or shut my mind down to this one so i can let go. "I lost track of…
  • 2014 Summer Stencil: Geometric Art Layers, Fireworks, & Maple Leaf

    Ronda Palazzari
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
      Geometric Art Layers 6x6 Fireworks 6x6 Summer time is in full swing here which means it's time for my summer TCW stencil release!  i have 9 new stencils and 9 new stencil fragments this release.  Today i am sharing one new stencil & two new stencil fragments: Geometric Art Layers, Fireworks, & Maple Leaf Fragment. Geometric Art Layers (TCW 470) Geometric Art Layers is a fun blocked stencil filled with all kinds of cool shapes & patterns. This stencil has so many uses both as a whole stencil or just using individual pieces. Those white spaces are perfect…
  • Create Daily: Gelli Prints + Fragments

    Ronda Palazzari
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    i love playing around some days just to get my hands inky so i broke out my gelli printing plate, my friend Dina Wakley's Media Line from Ranger Ink, and my "Ronda's Stencil Fragments" to create prints. My fragments are perfect for these prints and i totally love Dina's bright colors for these creations. i just love the way they blend together! Once i got started, i just couldn't quit, print after print! i like the build up of colors so i didn't clean up the plate between prints. i love all the prints i got on both watercolor paper and deli paper. Here's a look at a few i created on Deli…
  • Colorado Summer Skies

    Ronda Palazzari
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    i have said it before and i will say it again & again & again. i love living in Colorado. We have the most amazing skies here. It certainly helps that the sun sets against the beautiful Rocky Mountains. i completely understand the line in the poem/song "America, the Beautiful" about purple mountains majesties. When the sun says goodnight to this wonderous state, it kisses those mountains and they appear almost purple in color.  the days are equally beautiful and sometimes scary here.  It find all these colors and "moods" inspiring and they definitely find their way into my…
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  • Back To School Feast

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
     This year we headed up to the glorious mountains for the back to school feast. It is a celebration for the ending of summer and beginning of another school year. My sister, Camille, and Collin helped put it together for our kids. Camille made the yummy caramel and white chocolate cinnamon apples as well as a delicious quinoa + mango salad. I pulled together some crowns and special details. Before hand, we chose a theme for the year and shared it with them. During the feast we also talk about their excitement and concerns. Making new friends and how to be a good student. My great…
  • Popsicle Invitations

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    So thrilled to have some over-the-top darling projects from Wilna like these popsicle ice cream invites. Seriously, I could just eat them up. Check out her shop full of hand-drawn cut files and even her famous coffee cup albums. Since in the summertime we always enjoy popsicles… they were a great inspiration for invitations. I cut each popsicle out twice using my Silhouette + the cut files you can find in my shop. Next, I used hot glue to add the two pieces together with a stick in the middle. The fun part was decorating them!! I used Dear Lizzy Papers, glue and actual cake…
  • Stay Gold

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    These gold mini albums are shiny and divine. I mean, come on, they are gold leather even. Inside they hold two different page protectors. A 4″x4″ style and then one that holds four 2″x2″ photos. I used my Zink Happy printer and app to print the 2″ photos straight from my Instagram account. Then I used my Selphy to print the 4″x6″ photos right from my phone. Then I cut down to 4″ squares. Added some of my Dear Lizzy cards that I cut down and it can’t get any easier than that to document our anni trip to Vegas and other summer memories. (Cue…
  • For Kids + For Mom

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Towards the end of summer the manic momma episodes begin. One second I am on the verge of tears thinking of not seeing these cute faces through out the day, then the next I am ready to kiss those cheeks off to school and have a few moments of peace and quiet. Next week our school starts. Crazy. I’m going to miss Avery reading Junie B Jones to me. Quincey pulling my arm the second I sit down to come jump on the trampoline with her. She wins, of course, so I show off my front flip and almost pee my pants. ; ) Lola’s ready to rule the house with the bigs gone. Then…
  • DIY: Geometric Banner

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Love this banner idea from Ann Marie using Dear Lizzy paper and twine: One of the most consistent crafty trends over the past couple of years has been the banner. It’s gone from triangles to circles to tassels and everything in between! I’m always trying to think ofnew and exciting ways to push the trend even further, so I was psyched when I found this awesome 3D geometric ball cut file designed by Amy Robison in the Silhouette Studio store. Here’s how I took the simple shape and turned it into a festive banner for my office. 1. First, I gathered together all of my supplies,…
 
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    Life Outside the Fishbowl

  • Yet Another Collage...

    Deborah Mahnken
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Sharing another collage I made. For this I cut up one image into squares, selected nine of the squares then rearranged them.  Right now I'm going to play with a few more collages to keep myself off the Dick Blick website. I really want a Terry Ludwig pastel set, preferably in green, but I'm trying to be good....
  • Art of Collage - Week 3

    Deborah Mahnken
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Today I thought I'd share a couple of collages I made for week 3. This week's collages focused on strips and shapes, and rearranging your image. One of the fun things about using strips with two photographs is that you can get two collages from your photos.  I used two pages from a National Geographic magazine, one of which had a photo on both sides. And here's the second collage. I liked the image of the tornado with the blown up car.
  • The Rest of May Project Life(ish)

    Deborah Mahnken
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Today was full of sunshine, a stark contrast to yesterday's torrential rain.  It's so fabulous to have temperatures in the high 80's during August. It gave me the opportunity to take my 2014 album outside and photograph my pages. One thing I can say about the rain, it does make it easier to sit at your desk and spend a day catching up and finishing projects. So... May.  I posted my Design H "cover" page for the month earlier this week.  I have two Design A pages to round out the month. On this page I used a tiny black alphabet from a kit liberally and accented my…
  • May Project Life(ish)

    Deborah Mahnken
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    This past weekend I drove to Camp Ockanickon to help ferry boys back from Boy Scout camp. After a misadventure with a large rock (or small boulder) and a new radiator I was happy that everyone was tired and just wanted to hang out yesterday. It gave me a large chunk of concentrated time to catch up on my Project Life pages. However, today's weather isn't cooperating with my photography plans so I've only got the first part of the month to share today.  I use a Design H protector at the start of each month and I try to include a photo or two of the most important events.  For…
  • Catching Up With Project Life(ish)

    Deborah Mahnken
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    I've been slowly working on my monthly Project Life pages when I get a chance. What I'm doing this year is putting together a Design H page (6"x12") with several Design A pages and summarizing each month as a whole instead of week by week Although I do stick to putting things in chronologically, it gives me a bit more freedom in how I plan my layouts. May's still in progress, however, June is now finished!  This is the front and back side of the Design H protector. I like to start off each month by choosing a couple photos that best summarize the month to highlight…
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  • 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…
  • Ready for spring...

    Jody
    1 Mar 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Hello March 1st! I would like to think that it signals the onset of spring, but we are getting more snow even now as I write this blog post. We had a couple of inches over night last night, so between the accumulation of new snow and the cold temperature {today was right around 20 degrees here in west Michigan} it doesn't seem all that hopeful for an early spring. But they do say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, so we are perfectly on course to do that!March 1st also brings the opportunity for anyone who wants to get a Cocoa Daisy kit, add-ons or Day In The Life kit…
  • Memories...old and new.

    Jody
    25 Feb 2014 | 5:53 am
    I love getting to re-live memories as I scrapbook and create pages and mini books each month. This month Cocoa Daisy's reveal night is earlier than usual- it's happening tomorrow, the 26th due to the short month of February. So here are a couple of sneak peeks of Grey Street to tide you over until the full reveal tomorrow. This kit has some fun pops of green and yellow and of course, gray. I have enjoyed documenting moments and stories that still impact me years after they have happened. Small details, but so big in the scheme of stories I don't want to soon forget. And even better to capture…
  • Beyond the fluff of Valentine's...

    Jody
    14 Feb 2014 | 11:25 am
    What I would love to write in this space today is how dreamy and sappy it is to be celebrating Valentine's Day with my true love. Who doesn't want the perfect love story at some point in their life?! Especially on Valentine's Day. But the truth and reality in this great big world of ours- even on Valentine's Day- or maybe especially so on Valentine's Day!- is that true love isn't as pretty and sweet as the cards, flowers, dark chocolates and fairytales that consume this holiday would like us all to believe. Those things are great. They are awesome and special even! They do say, "I love you"…
  • Color Swatch...

    Jody
    2 Feb 2014 | 7:01 pm
        I have been having a blast scrapping and making things with Cocoa Daisy's Color Swatch kit. It is available for purchase now! If you are a new 6-month subscriber, you can get 40% off your first kit...such a great deal! This kit is bold and colorful, but there is so much in it and on the reverse sides that you can tone it down and go for some subdued projects if you like those too. So many options and loads of fun! Now that is a winning kit for sure!I am also making some Valentine cards with my scraps right now, so if you leave me a comment and tell me one thing that you are…
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  • Little Moments - Little Vignettes

    noel joy
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Happy Friday Glitz friends! For this week's Sparkle & Shine feature I decided to do a layout with four little vignettes mixing and matching embellishments from four gorgeous Glitz lines. A while back we took a few photos in front of an old aqua colored building we came across on the waterfront. The striking background in the photos was a natural fit with the colors in the "Felicity" and "Brightside" so I used the 6x6 paper pads from both lines to ground the photos on the white background. I  sifted through my supplies and gathered stickers, Whatnots and…
  • The Little Things - Mini Album

    noel joy
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello again! One of my favorite things about making mini albums is how quickly they come together. I especially enjoy mini albums with a variety of page shapes and materials. With a distinct texture or shape as the base, the first step in the creative process has already been done for you. Another aspect that adds to my mini album love is that they are perfectly sized for my abundance of cell phone photos. A couple times a year I have my cell phone photos printed just to be sure I don't lose any memories in some accident with my phone involving water, sudden impact or a…
  • On Trend - Sunbursts

    noel joy
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hi there, happy Monday to you all! I love looking through internet galleries filled with inspiring ideas and trends. I've noticed a lot of beautiful pages using sunbursts or rays. I'm sure there is a proper name for the design, but that was the best I could come up with on the spot. Today I used some of the beautiful patterned papers from the newest Glitz Design collections to create a soft sunburst effect.I'm sure there are a variety of ways to create "rays", the technique I use involves my trusty magnetic mat, ruler and a craft knife. After cutting each ray, I placed it on the…
  • Summer Parties

    noel joy
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello there Glitz fans! With summer in full swing we have been crafting decorations for my daughter's 14th birthday party. I can hardly believe that she'll be a high school freshman in just a few months! Time continues to march on!  My daughter asked for a up-to-date version of shabby chic decor. As the hostess of the party, I wanted to keep things simple and fun. The invitations were made by sewing a sequins filled vellum pouch, then layering a variety of "Brightside" papers from the 6x6 paper pad. Cutting strips allows for making several invitations with the same design but…
  • Missing Dad

    noel joy
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hey there! I am here today with a layout featuring a few of the many fabulous Glitz Design embellishments! With Father's Day a few days away, I have been thinking a lot about and missing my dad. This is my second Father's Day without him, and I still miss him as much as ever. Scrapbooking is still a part of the healing process, and brings to mind the precious memories of the past.I'm a very visual scrapper, and there isn't a lot of pre-planning that goes into my projects. Once I choose the photo, the rest of my project flows from there. I added the journaling to the photo in Photoshop, then…
 
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  • #fancypantsdesigns july sketch + 5th aug deadline

    Kim Watson
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    Crafty friends, do you know what day it is tomorrow?? It is the deadline for the July sketch #contest for +Fancy Pants Designs? Have you gotten your entry in yet?? There is a COOL PRIZE up for grabs... hehe! I know what it is...and you are guaranteed to LOVE it! But that is not all, you also stand a chance at being our featured designer in next month’s newsletter! NB: In order for +Fancy Pants
  • symbolism through motif + masterful scrapbook design

    Kim Watson
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    So how do you add energy to your pages? Is there more than meets the eye? Have you ever thought about why you chose the colors you do or why some motifs better suit a page theme than others?  This page was an assignment for Papercrafts & Scrapbooking where I had to interpret a digital page into a traditional scrapbook page. To me this page is more about the message & emotion of the moment
  • Papercrafts August 2014 issue + a new sketch.

    Kim Watson
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    August 2014 issue of Papercrafts & Scrapbooking is out. It is filled with inspiring projects & uber creative ideas too. I am privelaged to have a bunch of projects published in it. Many thanks to the +Papercrafts & Scrapbooking team :) *Papercrafts August 2014 issue* Every month Papercrafts & Scrapbooking showcases a sketch with sketch support in the form of cards, tags & layouts. This is
  • Photos with meaning.

    Kim Watson
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:46 am
    I really enjoy taking real-life photos with my iPhone. I love the freedom and spontaneity of capturing a moment on the fly. No fancy photo shoot, props or coiffed hair, just something I want to remember, poised in time just as it is. So when browsing through my photo gallery looking for a photo for my next page, I was instantly drawn to this one and the explosion of emotion that accompanied
  • The beauty of the hand Inked font.

    Kim Watson
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    I designed this page for the class Process Play for Masterful Scrapbooking. When planning this page, I thought I’d tackle it from a different angle. I knew I wanted to use a large, show-stopping hand painted title I’d seen on Pinterest by Kal Barteski. Her distinctive hand painted quotes have been trending in the art world for some time now.  Being dominant and larger than my usual title
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    Why yes, I should be doing something else. Ha!

  • 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…
  • Lucky Me!

    Erica Hettwer
    7 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    This has to be one of my favorite layouts that I've made recently. I love the topic, the picture, the products I used and how it turned out. It just makes me happy!I used some gorgeous papers from Webster's Pages, Making Memories and Crate Paper.I also used Studio Calico wood veneers, stickers from Webster's Pages, Lilly Bee, and Echo Park and brads and enamel dots from My Mind's Eye.I also used three Project Life cards on this layout. Something I'd wanted to do but hadn't tried before. It turned out really cute!The journaling reads: "Being home with you two gives me so many opportunities to…
  • More Baseball!

    Erica Hettwer
    6 May 2014 | 2:10 pm
     Here's some highlights from three more of the kiddo's games.Mickey was so excited this game. He hit his first pitch every time at bat!And, he never got out. :)This was Audrey's second game and she did way better than her first!It was also the first of her games that Mickey was able to go to but he was too tempted by the older boys and volunteered his football for a game.Audrey made friends with a girl named Anna this game. We had to holler at her to pay attention a few times. She got her first hit at her third at bat! Before that, she'd always hit off the tee. We were super proud…
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  • *LONG OVERDUE* Post

    eMeLiNe Seet
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Do forgive if you've been checking in every now and then …. but disappointed from the lack of post.It has been the most tumulous period in my life and while I get the hang of coping, I might just be a little more diligent in posting.Hook up on my Instagram for frequent updates !It decided to stop hoarding and start creating with my favorite products. My Mind's Eye's Market Street was right in my bucket-list of NEED craft items and I'm well glad to put these beauties into good use.Inspired by MME'S July Sketch Challenge.Here're a couple assignments using Melissa France's products…Simply…
  • Sheer Joy with flowers ...

    eMeLiNe Seet
    13 May 2014 | 6:39 am
    It ALWAYS gives me great satisfaction and delight when creating with Prima flowers. Certainly, I miss my time designing for them a couple of years back! =) Such privilege again, to have the honor of using Prima's gorgeous products for Scrap365 Magazine. This time for Scra365's Blog May Product Highlight...A 12x12" layout page. Boy, this has to be THE page. It was created swiftly when my creative voice started to call. Here's a card. Totally adore the background - created using distress inks. LOVE my distress ink pads!Since dabbling with Project Life's Pocket System, I've shelved the idea of…
  • ....

    eMeLiNe Seet
    7 May 2014 | 8:31 am
    Life is a little bumpy at the moment. Time and time again, I wonder how much [GRACE] has been shown and I just can't help but look up and give thanks.TRUFFULA FOREST has gained momentum and do expect more regular and new addition to the store each month. Wanna know which is my favorite piece at the moment? It has to be this wooden striped tray! Unusually designed with wooden screen print. Perfectly imperfect with its natural wood grain and print.Here're a couple of Off-The-Page Projects created for Webster's Pages. One For Easter. I took great care in preserving these white egg shells. I…
  • Documenting in Page Pockets

    eMeLiNe Seet
    29 Apr 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Truth is life can be pretty unpredictable. Fact is crafting has always helped me to find balance during difficult times and sometimes it's during crafting time that I feel His tender presence. Doing page pocket documenting changed my perspective and purpose of papercrafting.It gives me greater meaning and most importantly, it's QUICK and much simpler.As you can see, instead of capturing our everyday life and documenting every photo in the week, I frequently document important and meaningful events and happenings in our family life. We write our own stories in pictures and journaling. It…
  • Melissa Frances Brocant Bag Sale

    eMeLiNe Seet
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    We have a great deal to share with you today. The drool worthy Melissa Frances Brocant Shopping bag is currently on SALE 50% off!!!! Regularly $60, they are currently available for only $30!Our Brocante bag is soft, roomy, stylish and oh so feminine. With its adjustable strap it can be worn cross-body or over the shoulder for maximum versatility. While the bag can be left exactly as is, the solid colors allow for creatively minded purchasers to alter and embellish it easily. The bag is made of 100% cotton and has a zipper closure. It can be used as a purse or school bag, to tote scrapbook…
 
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    Peppermint Creative BLOG | Creative Nonsense & Other Junk

  • Digital Scrapbook Kits for Artisan & StoryBook Creator by Panstoria

    MissMint
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Artisan & StoryBook Creator Users – Exciting News! Select Peppermint Creative kits can now be found at Panstoria.com pre-formatted for easy importing and seamless integration with your Artisan software. Of course you can import your Peppermint Creative kits into your software yourself. Artisan does allow users to import and use standard JPG and PNG files as sold here at Peppermint Creative but if you’re new to digital scrapbooking or just prefer the smooth integration head on over and check it out. Happy Scrapping,
  • Designer Debut at Peppermint Creative

    MissMint
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Oh my goodness I’m so excited for what’s coming! It’s been in the works for a little while and now it’s FINALLY happening. Who is coming to Peppermint Creative with a pile of AMAZING products? Stay tuned. It’s going to be a big surprise!!
  • August Mint Chick Picks

    MissMint
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Your August Chick Picks are here! You voted and here it is. The best-selling outdoor collection is 40-50% off this month only. Spending time at the cottage? Kids away at summer camp? Planning to pack up the sleeping bags for some good ‘ol fashion camping or planning a BBQ or two? Don’t miss this collection.This is your month! Featured products are 40% off all month long or take 50% off the 9-piece collection. You’re getting the super popular Roughing It kit with a coordinating collection of leaves, strings and painted botanical mats, an additional alphabet set, plus the Grill…
  • Paper Fan Flowers for Any Occasion

    MissMint
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Fan Flowers for Any OccasionTutorial By: Megan Whitney My four-year old was begging me to update our spring wreath to a summer wreath, so I thought I’d print out some Minty papers and come up with a quick little adornment for our grapevine wreath. I went red white and blue for Independence Day, but now that it’s come and gone we needed a fresh summery update, so I thought I’d take pictures along the way. This is so quick and fun, and even kids can help out (or at least LOVE watching). Supplies used: Boardwalk Heat Kit Epson Premium Presentation Paper – Matte (or any…
  • Are you a Minty Insider?

    MissMint
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Our newsletter subscribers get special perks! Like exclusive sales and coupons and special gifts including this amazing add-on mini kit Did you miss it? Uh oh. That means you are not currently on our newsletter list. YIKES! Subscribe now before you miss another amazing perk. Here at Peppermint Creative you’re not just another newsletter subscriber – you’re a Minty Insider and Minty Insiders are treated to special perks like member-only sales, coupons and exclusive free gifts. This cute kit was sent exclusively to everyone who was re-subscribed to our new list by Aug 1st 2014. Sign…
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    What's new at Scrapbook-Crazy for Mini Albums

  • Aug 6, Wedding Instax Wedding Guest Book

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Make an instax guest book with mini instant photos for a wedding or other celebratory event. Embellished with Washi tape.
  • Jul 25, Make a Crochet Mini Album Scrapbook

    24 Jul 2011 | 7:16 pm
    Another mini album tutorial from Kerri. This time she combines her love for crochet with mini album making to create a fabulous keepsake. Take a look and see how you can make this very unique crochet mini album. If you're crochet skills are lacking you should be able to easily pick it up in a short time with a little help from the many online crochet help pages. If i can do it, anyone can. Hand made mini book with crochet finish
  • Jun 19, Metal Scrapbooking Valentines Mini Album Scrapbook

    19 Jun 2011 | 4:15 pm
    Jayne uses metal scrapbooking techniques to make this Valentines Day mini album for her husband.
  • Mar 31, Bottle Cap Mini Scrapbook Tutorial

    31 Mar 2011 | 4:05 pm
    Check out this mini album enclosed within two bottle cap covers. This scrapbook definitely fits the criteria for being a 'mini'  Follow the illustrated step by step instructions to make this very cool, very mini, scrapbook keepsake.  Check out the Bottle cap scrapbook tutorial now. Bottle Cap Mini Book What would you put in this album? how about your kids class photos or maybe he kids can use it to keep their photos taken with a little sticker camera...  
  • Jan 31, Little Mini Scrapbook

    30 Jan 2011 | 10:59 pm
    A Little Mini Scrapbook titled Enjoy The Little Things - Bella embellishments
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    pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}

  • Share your Style with Project Life [8]

    Shimelle Laine
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As slow as my workflow may be right now, I feel I’m starting to find my feet in terms of creating weekly Project Life layouts in my own style. It is definitely more of a challenge for me than a 12×12 page right now, but it’s a good challenge and I enjoy that part of the process too, embracing a few things along the way that aren’t how I imagined but grow on me with time. Curious to how other, more established Project Life scrappers find their process and style, I asked three scrappers with differing approaches to share some of their work with you today, along with the…
  • Flower Embellishments:: A Scrapbooking tutorial by Gretchen Mcelveen [5]

    alice
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Good morning! I have to admit that I am not much of a stamper, but shockingly, I have a stamping technique to share with you today. And it’s super fun & easy! Disclaimer: I am pretty sure this is not some earth-shattering, never-done-before technique but I am sharing it nonetheless. I am going to show you how to make a pretty flower embellishment like the one on this card. All you need is a sheet of white paper/cardstock, a cateye ink pad, a pen, & scissors. And this is what you do… Stamp the ink pad all over the white paper. 
These will be your ‘petals’. I use…
  • Embracing messy baking [11]

    Shimelle Laine
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    For those outside this lovely country, I’m not sure I can entirely explain the phenomenon that happens here right now, known as the Great British Bake Off. It’s simple enough: a weekly television programme where they pitch a tent in the countryside, fill it with pastel Kitchenaid mixers, ovens, and a selection of the nation’s baking enthusiasts, and whittle them down to a winner week by week. That part is easy to explain, but the social impact is more difficult. This show becomes such the topic of discussion that it takes serious effort to avoid spoilers if you’re not…
  • Creative layouts featuring Large Photos:: A Scrapbooking tutorial by Naomi Atkins [6]

    alice
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Hello there! Today I’m going to give you a tutorial on some creative ideas to scrapbook with extra large photos. Being a photographer, my favorite way to scrapbook is starting with an extra large photo. My photos are definitely my inspiration, and usually the rest of my creativity flows from there. I also LOVE to sew, so you will see a lot of sewing in my layouts.. although it’s not complicated sewing! My favorite size to use is an eight x twelve photograph.. and sometimes I will trim that down to a seven x twelve or six x twelve, depending on the photo. I love the photo to reach…
  • Thoughts on scrapbooking my birth story [34]

    Shimelle Laine
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Actually, the words ‘birth story’ make my skin crawl a little bit and I can’t put my finger on why. My best guess is because in the last few months of pregnancy, I suddenly read so many birth stories and like anything else in the world, they run to extremes. Some were beautifully written and compassionate, no matter what did and did not go to plan. Others resembled a horror movie and some were devoid of all emotion entirely. For a while it became my answer to reality TV: pick a story and click and see if it would make me excited, nervous, or confused. Do I have any idea my…
 
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    Scrapbooking Ideas, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbook Design

  • Use Apps and Social Media for Pre-Scrapbook Storytelling

    Debbie Hodge
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    The story sharing and photo sharing you do on social media can provide a great resource for making scrapbook pages. It means you’ve already identified moments as share-worthy and found photos to represent those moments. You might even have edited and cropped the photos and written notes using apps and tools. All of this pre-scrapbook processing makes the page making more efficient. These pages all have photos and stories that were shared socially or played with using photo and story apps. Blog it before scrapbooking to create a story frame Just Married by Sian Fair | Supplies:…
  • Let Patterned Paper and Color Decide Your Scrapbook Page Story

    Debbie Hodge
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you’re a patterned paper lover, surely you’ve got a stash of papers calling to you. Challenge yourself to shake up your scrapbooking page storytelling process by starting with a patterned paper and color before your photos or story. It will give you a chance to play with new techniques and products and yield unexpected story angles. Marcia Fortunato says, “I got this background paper in a recent scrapbook kit, and I immediately thought it would work well on a layout using a photo of a sunset.” “This page shows a photo I took of a beautiful summer sunset, and…
  • Super Fresh Approaches to Scrapbook Page Storytelling

    Debbie Hodge
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Get It Scrapped membership is a library of 50+ design and storytelling classes with a new class the first Wednesday of every month. Story Play is coming next and you can save 25% on membership this week–but grab it before August 22nd when the discount goes away. Click here now because this is an offer packed with fresh ideas and solid design lessons at a great price. Every class features a line-up of teachers we’ve chosen just for this topic. They make layouts, shared detailed notes on those layouts and attend two live webinars with you. Here’s this month’s line-up. Click here…
  • Get Scrapbook Ideas from Nature Pins

    Amy Kingsford
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    See the Nature pins on the Get It Scrapped Pinterest Boards for scrapbooking ideas you can use on your own layout designs. why nature? While some color and motif associations derive from personal and cultural experiences that vary around the world, the ones that come from nature are more universal.  These associations can be used to strengthen the meaning of your scrapbook pages. go deeper. These Get It Scrapped articles and resources show you exactly how you can use nature as inspiration on your scrapbook pages: Use the Colors Found in Nature to Deepen Your Scrapbook Page Stories…
  • 3 Scrapbook Page Stories You Can Tell with a Venn Diagram

    Debbie Hodge
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Scrapbook page storytelling is visual storytelling, so why not turn to currently popular infographic design, including Venn diagrams, for inspiration? A Venn diagram lets you show logical relationships between the elements within sets via visual overlaps. You’re probably most familiar with a variation in which three circles overlap and each pair has a shared area while all three sets overlap in the center. Turns out that’s not the only way to make a Venn diagram. See how the Get It Scrapped Creative Team has told stories with Venn diagrams and check out more inspiration on the…
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    The Daily Digi

  • Starting an Art Journaling Quote Album

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    When I was growing up, I collected beautiful and inspirational quotes that I hand-wrote into a small, lined journal. Somewhere along the way, I stopped doing that, but my appreciation for quotables has not diminished. With that in mind, I'm exploring the world of art journaling and making mini-pages for a small quote album. The Daily Digi has some great resources on art journaling. A good place to start is Katie's comprehensive list of digital art journaling resources. Here's how I created an artsy quote page: Create a Canvas: The first step in any digital scrapbook page is to create a…
  • Lightroom Features I Love: Easy Exporting

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    I am continuing with my posts on Lightroom Features I love. The more I work on these posts, the more I love Lightroom. Seriously...it changed my photo-loving life! Today I want to share about the ease of exporting with LR. I am working on editing a week's worth of photos from our big trip and I am so thankful for how easy it get my edited images where they belong! I shoot and edit in RAW format, but I can't leave them that way. After going through all of my photos, I need to put them into the folders where I want them. I organize by year/month/day and I save in two sizes (print resolution and…
  • The Rise

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    It has been such a long time since we have had the beautiful and talented Vinnie Pierce with us in The Digi Files! I'm thrilled to welcome her back! Vinnie's collections are an artsy mesh of styles, pulled together by color and theme. It's always so fun to see what unique things she comes up with! I love all of the mixed media and fun effects waiting to be created with her designs. Her kits are versatile enough for any kind of scrapper to use in their documenting. Let’s take a closer look at "The Rise - Collection" that is included in The Digi Files this month: This is ONE of SEVEN…
  • Inspired by Vinnie Pearce Designs

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    The following layouts were created using “The Rise - Collection” by Vinnie Pearce Designs and included in The Digi Files during August, 2014: Layout by SharonS. Supplies: The Rise - Collection by Vinnie Pearce Design; Photo mask by Marlene Peacock; Font: The Only Exception. Layout by Kelly. Supplies: The Rise - Collection (recolored) by Vinnie Pearce Design; Straight to the Heart (template) by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs; Sweet Slumber by mle Card (recolored); Fonts: Constantia Bold, Franklin Gothic Medium Regular. Layout by SuzyQ. Supplies: The Rise - Collection by Vinnie Pearce Design;…
  • Living in the Moment

    17 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    I am an intentional memory maker. I talk about it all the time, to anyone who will listen. I've written about it here, here, and here. I'm a big believer. However, I have noticed that sometimes, things don't go as idylically as I had planned. I find myself frustrated with myself, my husband, and my kids. It makes it hard to abide by one of my biggest life rules: If I can't do ______ and still be kind to my husband and kids, I won't do it. A while back there was a post that really struck a chord with me. Leo Babauta of Zen Habits was writing about How to Master the Art of Living. In his post,…
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    Above Rubies Studio

  • DIY Personal Diffuser and Here’s That Scrapbook Layout!

    Megan Elizabeth
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Happy Crafting Day my friends!   I totally blanked and while I uploaded that scrapbook layout to Youtube last week, I never posted it here!  So make sure you check out that Close To My Heart Chalk It Up Scrapbook layout I did including all 3 kiddos at the bottom of the page! ( I LOVE how they match the colors in the paper!  Isn’t that the best as a scrapbooker??)     Today’s video though I wanted to show {Read More} The post DIY Personal Diffuser and Here’s That Scrapbook Layout! appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Hello Card -Chalk It Up – New Close To My Heart 2014 Idea Book

    Megan Elizabeth
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Its a sparkly crafty kind of day today!  I love the new Chalk It Up Work Shop on the Go kit!!  Chalk it Up is a top 5 of the new collections in the 2014 Annual Idea Book with Close to My Heart (Check it out HERE) I first said I was making a layout – then went into making a card – the card is first and the layout will be posted tomorrow! So make sure you come back {Read More} The post Hello Card -Chalk It Up – New Close To My Heart 2014 Idea Book appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • DIY Play Dough and Foot/Hand Casts for Kids

    Megan Elizabeth
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Hey Friends! Today’s Tues Tut is fun with the kids! I can’t believe they go back to school a week from Monday already here!!!  Maybe that means I’ll finally get all these videos edited and up online! YAY!  But I am going to miss them!  We’ve done a lot of fun projects together this summer, not as much traveling and activities as I had hoped, but stuff like this really help build memories and preserve them for a long time!! {Read More} The post DIY Play Dough and Foot/Hand Casts for Kids appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Get Close….Your Timing Couldn’t Be Better!

    Megan Elizabeth
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    **POST UPDATE – New Consultants Added to Team***   Get closer with Close To My Heart!  I would really like you to meet some amazing GEMS!  I can’t express to you how proud I am of so many of these incredible people who share so much talent and time to benefit the scrapbook industry and to grow in their own Home Based Business! I wanted to share the below information with you today – because in just a few short {Read More} The post Get Close….Your Timing Couldn’t Be Better! appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Tues Tut: Scrapbook Layout Speaking Life Over Baby Gradyn

    Megan Elizabeth
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Happy Tuesday My Friends! Would love to hear more about what you are up to today?  If you want to tell me, I would love to take a look in the comments today to hear!  But, I’m sure if you’re reading this, YOU are here because you want to learn a little something about crafting or be inspired with a Scrapbook layout. Today that is just what I have for you!  I wanted to create a scrapbook layout in under {Read More} The post Tues Tut: Scrapbook Layout Speaking Life Over Baby Gradyn appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
 
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    One Little Bird Designs

  • Project Life | April 2014 Two

    Peppermint
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Hello! I wanted to share the rest of my April pages today. The last half of the month came together really quickly for me and it was the first time that I felt as I had a fairly clear vision of what I wanted to do. I also embraced imperfection (a lot) in my April pages. Does anyone else just LOVE Orphan Black? I became mesmerized by it mid-April when it appeared on my Amazon Instant Video home screen. Mid April was when Tom was finally able to build my new computer. I had been collecting the individual components for it over the previous couple of weeks, but in an effort to be responsible I…
  • Call For Pocket Page Artists

    Peppermint
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    I am currently looking to add a couple of Project Life®/Pocket Page Artists to my creative team. If you’re interested, please click HERE for all of the details! The post Call For Pocket Page Artists appeared first on One Little Bird Designs.
  • New Release | One For The Album

    Peppermint
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    It’s BYOC time and I’ve got three new products in my shop this week! The  One For The Album Papers and  Elements are perfect for documenting everyday photos and summer memories, alike. You’ll save 20% on the entire collection this weekend.   The coordinating One For The Album Journal Cards include (8) 3 x 4″ journal cards and (2) 4 x 6″ cards  that can be used on your digital scrapbook pages, as well as in your Project Life®/pocket page albums. The package contains individual PNG files, JPG files with bleed (for professional print shops – like…
  • Free Product Download + A Flash Sale!

    Peppermint
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    The We Are Storytellers event is going strong at The Lilypad, featuring challenges, creative resources and free product downloads geared toward growing your skills as a storyteller. For today only you can pick up my new On The Line journaling stamps & brushes for free in The Lilypad Forums – and save 30% on the entire One Little Bird store, as well. Both the free download and the sale disappear at the end of today, July 28, 2014 – so hurry in!   The post Free Product Download + A Flash Sale! appeared first on One Little Bird Designs.
  • Project Life | April 2014 | One (plus extreme Excel nerdiness)

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    24 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The past month has been full of summer events, trips and visitors – which meant I didn’t make much headway as far as “closing the gap” with my Project Life® album. If ever there were a good excuse to fall further behind, though, it would be spending time with family and friends. I still haven’t embraced perpetually behind as a state of being – and I caught this video that Stephanie Bryan put together for the Gossamer Blue blog that inspired me to dedicate a few hours the past couple of days to finishing up April. Most of my supplies here are from the…
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  • Joyous Layout Tutorial

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Joyous LayoutSupplies: Joyous I Want It All Bundle by My Mind’s EyeDear Santa PageNoel PageNorth Pole PageMerry PageDecorative TapeGemsAlpha & Word StickersDecorative TagsTim Holtz Distress Ink in Seedless PreservesBrown Ink Pad Double Sided TapePhoto Sizes: 3” x 3”Tools: Paper CutterScissorsRulerPencilFind the Dear Santa Page from your bundle, this will be the Layout page. With the North Pole Page, cut a couple of Trees, any size you would like. Mine are 2.75”x8” and 3.5”x6”.Using Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, ink the edges of the trees. With a brown ink pad, ink the…
  • Joyous Gift Tag

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    So picture this: You are running late for a birthday party, you grab the gift and notice you forgot to attach a gift tag!The only paper you have on your craft table is the new Joyous I Want It All Bundle by My Mind's Eye ... and it's only August! What do you do?Well that's what is so great about the Bundles from FotoBella! Each bundle is so versatile and there are papers or embellishments that can be used individually for other themes and events.I needed a gift tag today for this Pallet Wine Rack I made, so I grabbed this beautiful Flourish Page, cut a circle, inked the…
  • Live It Up Layout

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Hey there, it's Apryl with FotoBella's Design Team.  One of the newest bundles at FotoBella is My Mind's Eye Jubilee.  Have you seen it yet?  Well, here's one of the layouts I'm featuring using the Jubilee bundle.  The fun arrow patterns and polka dots are bright and festive, perfect for birthday photos and ice cream sundaes at Farrell's!  The Jubilee Collection is yummy enough to eat also.  Love the chipboard stickers and how they really pop against the dark red card stock.And the arrows, one of my favorite patterned papers in this collection.  What will…
  • MME Sleigh Bells Ring Treat Bag Tutorial

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
        The new My Mind's Eye, Sleigh Bells Ring, I want it all bundle from FotoBella, has everything you could ever need to get an early start on your holiday projects! I came up with a quick and easy way to decorate this treat bag that's perfect for cookies, fudge, or even a gift card.Supplies: My Mind's Eye Sleigh Bells Ring                  Other Supplies:          Treat Bags                                     …
  • Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden Card

    11 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Welcome.  I am sharing a card I created using the Enchanted Garden collection. I decided to put my cricut to good use and cut the thinking of you sentiment out for the front of the card.  This card was really simple to make.  I love the idea of the tri-fold design and wanted to incorporate that into this card.  The finished size is roughly 4x6.Outside of the card: Starting to open the card:Inside of card:Have a beautiful day! Smiles, Jessica
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