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  • DIY: Make your own enamel dots!

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    Kim Watson
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:56 am
    If you are like me & are having a HUGE problem paying R76.00 (retail) for a teeny pack of gorgeous coloured MME emanel dots, then this post is for you. My scrapping budget is tiny....so paying almost R100 for a few enamel dots just doesn't sit right with me :) I thought, best I get off my lazy, scrapbooking butt & put some of my years of scrapping experience to good use & try & make my own DIY
  • DIY: Stamped Canvas Pouch

    DEAR LIZZY
    Elizabeth Kartchner
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today I am so excited to have one of my blog crushes and favorite designers Ann-Marie here to share a project using my Dear Lizzy stamp + some paint. Psst… all the Dear Lizzy products are still on sale at Scrapbook.com sooooo ch-check it out. I’m a firm believer that one can never have enough bags for storing essentials of all shapes and sizes! When I spotted this canvas zippered pouch at Target last year in the dollar spot, I knew it had to come home with me. The size is perfect for corralling loose change or sunglasses and then throwing into my purse for safekeeping. With the…
  • Tutorial | Painting With Mists

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    Francine Clouden
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Heather Greenwood shares a great way to add some color to plain prints. She painted her pre-printed design using spray mists from Heidi Swapp. Done in only three steps! You can also do this with images you stamp yourself, as long as you use waterproof ink.
  • Scout Life

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    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…
  • 10 DIY scrapbook paper art projects

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    Kym Terranova
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
      Scrapbook paper comes is every color and pattern one could possibly think of – why not use some of these gorgeous papers to create fun wall art for your home?  Patterned sheets can be cut to create everything from maps to nature studies to complete wall coverings.  One of the most convenient things about these ten projects is how easy they are to coordinate to your home’s décor and color scheme.   So go ahead and use those bright and crazy designs if you want to- worst case scenario, you can always go back and tone it down.     DIY Scrapbook Paper Wall Art –…
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  • 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…
  • Season’s Eatings

    joscie
    23 Dec 2013 | 7:32 am
    Hello Friends! I have a sweet little gift bag for my mail carrier that I wanted to share with you. Season’s Eatings I started by printing this Season’s Eatings Tag that I created on a 4 x 6″ Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper. (and an Epson XP-950, read my review here) You can download this tag right here:  SeasonsEatings I die cut a circle with my spellbinders circle die. I placed the cookies in the Silver Chevron Middy bag, folded over the top and added silver glitter tape from American Crafts. I used foam adhesive to mount the tag on top. Thanks for stopping by! Love Love…
 
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  • 10 DIY scrapbook paper art projects

    Kym Terranova
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
      Scrapbook paper comes is every color and pattern one could possibly think of – why not use some of these gorgeous papers to create fun wall art for your home?  Patterned sheets can be cut to create everything from maps to nature studies to complete wall coverings.  One of the most convenient things about these ten projects is how easy they are to coordinate to your home’s décor and color scheme.   So go ahead and use those bright and crazy designs if you want to- worst case scenario, you can always go back and tone it down.     DIY Scrapbook Paper Wall Art –…
  • Summer of Sketches Day 2

    Francine Clouden
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here’s your sketch for today Right click to save the image for your files Here are two pages using the sketch 1. Vernell   2. 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!        
  • Tutorial | Painting With Mists

    Francine Clouden
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Heather Greenwood shares a great way to add some color to plain prints. She painted her pre-printed design using spray mists from Heidi Swapp. Done in only three steps! You can also do this with images you stamp yourself, as long as you use waterproof ink.
  • Summer of Sketches Starts Today!

    Francine Clouden
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hello scrappers! I’ll be changing things up on the blog for the rest of July and August. I figure summer is such a busy time that everyone is looking for quick ways to get scrapbook pages done, and what better way than sketches? So every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I’ll share a new sketch, and  two example layouts. These all come from a blog series I have been doing with my sister since 2012. Feel free to use the sketches as jumping off points, or even follow them exactly. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I will post the usual set of links to freebies, giveaways and tutorials.
  • Tutorial | Turn Any Book Into a Photo Album

    Francine Clouden
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’re looking for a creative twist on a mini-album this summer, why not try turning a vintage book into an album? The folks at PhotoJojo showed how they did this, using a clever window making method.
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  • Design Team Call | Chickaniddy Crafts 8/17

    Nancy Nally
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Don't miss this great design team call from Chickaniddy Crafts! [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 | Available Scrapbook Jobs at Studio Calico

    Nancy Nally
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Studio Calico currently has a large list of available positions available in their Bowling Green, KY office. [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.]
  • Design Team Call | Inky Hot Mess 7/31

    Nancy Nally
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Don't miss this design team call from inky hot mess! [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 | Travel Album: Going Places

    Nancy Nally
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
    I'm (finally) making progress on a pocket scrapbook travel album for my trip to Germany earlier this year, using products from Simple Stories & Silhouette! [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.]
  • Stampin’ Up! Quietly Launching Apostrophe S

    Nancy Nally
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Apostrophe S, the new direct sales brand announced by Stampin' Up! in March, has very quietly been getting underway the past few months. [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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  • Teen crafting nights: spending time with your kids and boosting their creativity

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    A few months ago, I launched a diabolical plan to entice my teenage daughters to spend more time with me, and to semi-shelter them from the maddening world.
  • Retail Therapy: Big savings on Big Ideas

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Scrappin' sale: Scrapbooking and paper-crafting superstar Me and My Big Ideas will host a huge sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 1 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at its warehouse, 20321 Valencia Circle, Lake Forest.
  • The New Yorker Mocks Hobby Lobby With The 'Crotch Cozy'

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Gay playwright and screenwriter Paul Rudnick was assigned by The New Yorker to mock the Hobby Lobby decision and those religious freaks who support it.
  • Where have I Seen this?

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:31 am
    Was last week's Where a baffler for even our hardiest Wheregulars? Or are they all on vacations in which they've completely unplugged? The photo, which no one wrote in to identify, shows the driveway entrance at 486 Sycamore Avenue, just east of Samara Drive, in Shrewsbury.
  • Let's Get Crafty

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:55 pm
    If you're looking for new creative inspiration and a fresh, new challenge this winter, look no further than Australasia's favourite Craft & Quilt Fair - returning to Hamilton in August and jam-packed full of exciting exhibitions and activities for the whole family.
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    Bits and Pieces...

  • 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…
  • Crate Summer Album

    Anabelle O'Malley
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    Last summer we did a TON of traveling. This year, we are staying closer to home, but are still going to be doing lots of fun things. My Project Life album documents a lot of the details, but I wanted to make a mini that housed a collection of photos showing the different things we have done this summer. Using the premade Open Road accordian album from Crate was just right. Here is what I have so far:It's not secret that I love all things chipboard! There were so many fun elements to choose for my front cover. I also love tags and doilies so I added them on for the background.Visiting the…
  • Flip Flops and Doxies

    Anabelle O'Malley
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:34 am
    Summer is going strong and I'm loving the free time my summer vacation brings. Being a teacher is a VERY hard job, but my time off in the summer is worth it! Here are the spreads I created this week. Last week, someone asked how many Filofaxes I use at once. The answer is two. One is my personal calendar that I carry with me everywhere. The other stays on my scrapping table and is used to plan my DT assignments, keep track of what I do each day so I can document it in my PL, holds PL sketches, lists photos I want to use, etc. In other words, it's my scrapbooking and Project Life manager.
  • July 2014 Gossamer Blue Spreads

    Anabelle O'Malley
    6 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
     July's Gossamer blue kits were a lot of fun to work with this month. The primary colors are perfect for summer spreads, 4th of July pictures, pool pictures, etc. I, however, am still trying to catch up. I'm still finishing my spreads from this past spring. (My goal for the summer is to catch up...) Anyway, here are the pages that I made using the kits.I love this 'Here I Stand' card. Isn't the font fun? The little tag and pocket, along with the circle die cuts are from this month's printables.The mix of Gossamer Blue exclusives, Pink Paislee goodies and Crate Paper products worked…
  • Summer Fun and the 4th of July

    Anabelle O'Malley
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am really loving my summer schedule. I worked two hours this week, HA! Life is rough sitting around the pool, scrapping, visiting friends at the beach and decorating my Filofaxes!  I hope August doesn't get here any time soon.A couple of weeks ago, someone commented one of my photos that they were 'cute but wouldn't give her enough room to write.' Luckily for me, I have more than enough space. I write small to begin with, but  I also use the other sections in my planner to write more. I jot down a few important things on the WO2P pages that I post. Also, I often photograph them at…
 
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  • Please join me at my new online home

    cathy
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    Please visit me at my new online home, cathyzielske.com. Note: if you read via an RSS reader, I'm working to fix a glitch in the redirection. For now, please come to the site and I'll work out the Feed issues...
  • I am in limbo. How are you doing?

    cathy
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Hello, Gentle Blog Readers, This may be close to being one of the very last posts to appear in this hallowed Typepad space. Maybe. I wanted to give you an update on the new cathyzielske.com and here it is: It's...
  • Have a great holiday weekend + a website update

    cathy
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    As we prepare to celebrate our nation's birth, let us also prepare to celebrate the birth of a brand new CZ Design website. There won't be as many fireworks or barbecues. There won't be as many fights between relatives who...
  • The Present Participle List for July

    cathy
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Trying to get out for more walks. It's crazy how easy it is to stop exercising. To tell yourself that there are about a zillion other things that are more important. Dealing with a stye that will not go away....
  • How to catch up on nearly three months of Project Life

    cathy
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    There's been a lot going on of late that has taken precedence over my Project Life pages. A first child graduating from high school. A corresponding graduation party. A new website that is getting oh-so close to launching. Plus working...
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    Trail Snail

  • 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.
  • 32

    Ingunn
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Two weeks ago, I turned 32. I never actually remember how old I am anymore, because senility (I usually just ask JK how old he is, then subtract a year), but birthdays should be celebrated nonetheless – and my birthdays are best celebrated in the Teanaway. My birthday weekend officially began late Thursday night when JK finally felt (and saw!) the baby kicking for the first time! Huzzah! Then I had time to watch the first episode of the new season of Orange is the New Black before we left on Friday afternoon, which meant I had Pulaski at Night stuck in my head all weekend, setting the…
  • Learning to adjust

    Ingunn
    3 Jun 2014 | 12:51 pm
    In my last post, I was all excited about feeling great after a longer hike. I must have jinxed myself. The following weekend, JK and I hiked Teanaway Ridge in search of shrooms and blooms – we were too early for both, but what I did find was that walking hurt. A lot. In the following days, so did little movements like getting up from the couch and turning over in bed. I tried to rest and not do any exercise for most of a week, but, as always, that led to lower back pain and severe down-in-the-dumpsiness. My yoga teacher told me to make sure I keep my hips level and legs together…
  • Going farther

    Ingunn
    14 May 2014 | 11:34 am
    …of course, “farther” is relative and I wouldn’t normally call ten miles a very long hike, but in the context of pregnancy (and not having done anything near that length since my frozen chanterelle traverse on Tiger Mountain last fall) my pre-hike anxiety brain turned those ten miles to Goat Lake and back into an epic undertaking, even with the modest elevation gain. Turns out it wasn’t epic at all. In fact, it felt wonderful – the best I’ve felt on a hike this whole pregnancy – and I honestly didn’t want it to end. The grade was perfect…
  • Little adventures

    Ingunn
    12 May 2014 | 12:28 pm
    I know a lot of people love to hate the Issaquah Alps, but I have really grown fond of them over the last couple of years. I wonder if some of the negativity stems from the fact that a lot of people only visit these wooded gems on crappy days in the middle of winter and never get to experience how lovely they can be in the summer and fall. I think I could be perfectly happy and content if for some reason I was only allowed to hike and run on Cougar and Tiger the rest of my life (this attitude will probably serve me well over the next couple of years when bigger adventures will be harder to…
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  • The Pacific Northwest, Pt 2

    Ronda Palazzari
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    After Martha & i spent 5 days at Seabrook, we headed up the Pacific Coast to stay outside the Hoh Rainforest/Olympic National Forest in some cabins at the Kalaloch Lodge. It's a great central location on the coast, just 8 miles from Ruby Beach. This lodge is pretty isolated so i wasn't sure about the restaurant on the premise. i was pleasantly surprised not only by the flavor but by the food. It was imaginative and harvested from local organic farms. We ordered this amazing spinach salad every day we were there and the fresh berries were so tasty. i wish i had one right now.   We…
  • Art Journal Conversations: Kasia Krzymińska

    Ronda Palazzari
    16 Jul 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 found Kasia through pinterest.  Her beautiful pages just kept popping up and really caught my eye. i wanted more so i found her blog to dig deep into her art. i loved what i found there and knew i wanted to…
  • Create Daily: Layers

    Ronda Palazzari
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    i absolutely love layers in my work.  For me, it's not just about the finished piece, but i love the journey of building each layer.  Laying one layer down and then adding the next, affecting each other, bringing the piece to life, and telling a story and evoke emotions.   The slow build just starts with adding texture to the background.  It sometimes includes wiping leftover paint onto the page and letting it sit for awhile.  i will add things here and there and see what strikes me.  i know that if i don't like the way a piece is heading, i can always add…
  • Summer Stencil Sneaks

    Ronda Palazzari
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hello!  It's been a busy, busy couple of weeks for me.  i have been buried under multiple deadlines & fun projects that i cannot wait to share with you.  One of them includes lots of samples for my summer release.  So while i cannot share the details of all my creative work just yet, i thought you might like a sneak of some stencils you will see soon!   Happy Friday!         Related StoriesArtsy Travel Mini Album, pt 3Guest Blogger: Cheiron BrandonGuest Blogger: Miriam Prantner 
  • The Pacific Northwest

    Ronda Palazzari
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    In 2008, we visited Seattle & the Olympic Peninsula, stopping on Ruby Beach for just an hour.  At that moment i knew i had to find my way back to the Pacific Coast to find more time here.  Martha & i knew we needed time together this summer as it had been far too long since we had quality time together.  i knew the perfect place for our low-key vacation.   So we hopped on a plane to Seattle, rented a car, jumped on a ferry, and headed for the Pacific Coast.  The drive out was so much fun.  We really enjoyed the scenery and chatted along the way.  We…
 
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    DEAR LIZZY

  • Pink on Pink on Pink

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    I can think back and remember framed photos my mom hung in different homes from my childhood. I remember cross stitched quotes and family portraits. My dad even had a quote about fear hanging in his office that I’ve recited in my mind at certain times when I’ve found myself fearful. That’s why I didn’t just throw anything on their wall. Everything hung has a memory, meaning and a story. Except the teal painted horse head/hook and the disco ball… those are just plain awesome. Yesterday we picked up the clothes and shoved some in the corner for picture-time so we…
  • Beautiful Boy: video

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    Last week we watched Mr. Peabody & Sherman for the first time. It’s a darling movie for kids. I love the message. In the movie you’ll hear a song by John Lennon called ‘Beautiful Boy.’ I adore this song and somehow I’d never heard it before. My dad was a huge Beatles fan, especially Paul McCartney and John Lennon. I mean,  he made sure I knew what good music was. So it surprised me that I’d never heard Beautiful Boy before. One night, Quincey asked if I’d sing it to her while she fell asleep. Then when everyone was asleep I wanted to see if there…
  • Instaday

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    ① It was a long day and I rewarded myself with my new favorite indulgence: Buffalo chicken pizza from Slab. For some reason I bought three times the amount I can eat on my own. I spy: some cute toesies. ② Earlier when Myles came to a Dear Lizzy planning meeting and turned all Mr. bossy-pants on us. Making sure we stayed on task while he took selfies of himself with my phone. haha But honestly, he was way too cute and a big distraction. ③ Stopped by Collin’s new gig: Studio app headquarters. Have you downloaded it yet and tried it out? It’s a design app for adding text and…
  • DIY: Stamped Canvas Pouch

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today I am so excited to have one of my blog crushes and favorite designers Ann-Marie here to share a project using my Dear Lizzy stamp + some paint. Psst… all the Dear Lizzy products are still on sale at Scrapbook.com sooooo ch-check it out. I’m a firm believer that one can never have enough bags for storing essentials of all shapes and sizes! When I spotted this canvas zippered pouch at Target last year in the dollar spot, I knew it had to come home with me. The size is perfect for corralling loose change or sunglasses and then throwing into my purse for safekeeping. With the…
  • That one time…

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    That one time when Collin and I showed up for the Carnival with no cash. And seeing that they don’t accept debit cards or… checks (not that I have any of those anyway) we were officially in trouble. You can imagine the terror of a 3 year old hearing this news. I mean, I was pretty scared. All the other parents were throwing ping ping balls into cups of water and darts at balloons–winning their kids gigantic stuffed animals. While Collin and I emptied out our pockets and had enough for a few rides… even somehow squeezed in some cotton candy.   Put together a mini…
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    Life Outside the Fishbowl

  • New York City

    Deborah Mahnken
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:41 am
    I put together this layout from our trip to New York City for ScraPerfect, using the Perfect Crafting Pouch and Perfect Cleaning Cloth to stamp onto cork to make an embellishment.  These photos were fun to take, holding my iPhone (and iPad) up to the car window as we were driving into the city.  And I love how this pattered vellum from Studio Calico complements July's Cocoa Daisy kit.
  • Apple Camp Is Fabulous!

    Deborah Mahnken
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    We've been really busy this week with Apple Camp this week. My kids did the Stories in Motion camp this past week. It's not a huge time committment in store -  just getting up early for a few days and driving to the mall - but we spent a huge amount of time at home working on their projects. And it was totally free. Apple splits it's camp into three days of about an hour and a half each. The first day they learned about storyboarding first and were asked to brainstorm and plan out a short movie idea.  Next they were introduced to Garage Band and got to explore making and…
  • The Mahnkens Take Manhattan ... Weeelllll Central Park

    Deborah Mahnken
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Last weekend we were up in the Big Apple for a quick trip to meet up with a college buddy of Tom.  I took full advantage of this to suggest a couple of things we hadn't done before - touring the Statue of Liberty and exploring Central Park.  Coincidentally (or not) they both have Doctor Who connections. Funny how that works... So... Central Park. First, get their app --  Central Park.   This was much more helpful than just using goole maps to find our way through the park.  It has an interactive map with GPS, so you know exactly where you are. Everything's tagged with a pop-up…
  • April's Project Life(ish) Pages

    Deborah Mahnken
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    I've been a bit hampered by the weather & camp schedules in trying to photograph my pages. Can't tell you how many times I've taken pictures just to end up trashing them. I may have to resort to taking them out of the protectors, but I'm resisting. So April's Project Life pages start with a Design H page, like all of my months this year. I ended up with four page protectors for the month, more than usual.  We did a big walking tour (unintentially) for the Cherry Blossom Festival and I wanted to include a map of just how far we walked. I used a mix of kits, files…
  • It's a Nerf Gun Party!

    Deborah Mahnken
    28 Jun 2014 | 7:57 pm
    This year Thomas decided he wanted to have a Nerf gun party, complete with an all-out capture the flag battle. We did quite a bit of searching and heavily relied on ideas we found on Pinterest.  You can look through my Pinterest idea board here for the Nerf party. We started with handmade invitations, designed by Thomas. He really wanted the logo and a picture of a nerf gun on the front. I designed them in Photoshop and printed them on plain white cardstock. We layered orange cardstock and camouflage paper on top of a 5x7 card. We also decided to supply the party guests with their own gun…
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  • 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…
  • Lunch Adventure

    noel joy
    3 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    While sorting through my favorite photos from the past few months I came across this photo of my daughter enjoying a bowl of soup with the afternoon sunlight streaming through the window. It's a simple snapshot of our daily life. The photo reminded me of a quote from one of my favorite authors. I decided to use the quote as my jumping off point.In Photoshop, I layered the text of the quote over the photo in a light brown. To create the background I scattered a few pieces of punched heart confetti on the cardstock, then sprayed pink mist. After the mist was dry I removed the hearts. The cheery…
  • Inspired by The Great Gatsby

    noel joy
    29 May 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week our Glitz Design challenge was to find inspiration from "The Great Gatsby". My girls and I love trying out vintage hairstyles, so I started by searching Pinterest for style inspiration. After imitating the flapper hairstyle and look we shot a few photos. The feathers, lace and bling from the era's style were a great jumping off point for my project. I finished off the layout by adding a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" to the photo of my daughter. "Rare Smile" layout supplies:Glitz Design "Brightside" paper: ButterfliesGlitz Design "Carpe Diem" papers:…
 
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  • 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
  • Sketchy Summer + a FREE cut file.

    Kim Watson
    4 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    I recently submitted a page for a sketch call for a Canadian magazine... it wasn't selected so I thought I'd post the page here :) When the mag came out I realised why they didn't take it... because my fellow Fancy Pants DTér, +Diana Fisher, had submitted one using the same collection. hahaha! Isn't her page just fab?! Collection used: Nautical by Fancy pants Designs Cut files: My own FREE
  • DIY: Make your own enamel dots!

    Kim Watson
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:56 am
    If you are like me & are having a HUGE problem paying R76.00 (retail) for a teeny pack of gorgeous coloured MME emanel dots, then this post is for you. My scrapping budget is tiny....so paying almost R100 for a few enamel dots just doesn't sit right with me :) I thought, best I get off my lazy, scrapbooking butt & put some of my years of scrapping experience to good use & try & make my own DIY
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    Ali Edwards

  • And The Giveaways Go To…

    Ali
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:59 pm
    GIVEAWAY | Two (2) People will win a 3 month kit subscription (July, August, September) from Freckled Fawn.  #103 | Cyndee K. said…Such an awesome giveaway! Love the enamel hearts! Thanks for a chance! #409 | Marti Richards said…I love the stamp set from July’s kit! Thank you for the chance to win. Congratulations! Please email Katie with your contact information.  
  • Sponsored Giveaways | Freckled Fawn

    Ali
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    GIVEAWAY | Two (2) People will win a 3 month kit subscription (July, August, September) from Freckled Fawn. SPECIAL OFFER | If you become a kit subscriber, Freckled Fawn will include a pouch of embellishments ($20 value) with your first kit. Enter code “ALISUB” to take advantage of this awesome offer! Code expires on July 25th. Freckled Fawn designs and manufactures happy craft embellishments. In addition to their online store full of goodies, Freckled Fawn also offers a monthly embellishment kit club that will encourage and inspire you to use up your personal paper stash.  …
  • Digital Product Releases | 07.18.14

    Ali
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Happy weekend! I have three new products this weekend over at Designer Digitals. But first, I want to highlight these Go Outside 3×4 Journal Cards (shown above) that were released a couple weeks ago. They would be great for documenting summer stories on a layout or in Project Life®. The package includes a printable PDF for easy printing and individual PNG cards for printing one at a time or digital scrapbooking. Here’s a look at the three new releases: Summer Adoration Monthly For The Win Everyday For The Win Have a great weekend!
  • Go Out And Make Some Memories

    Ali
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Dear Lovely Readers, It’s summer here and it’s awesome. I’ll be taking the next week-or-so off to enjoy some uninterrupted time with my kids and family and friends. We’ll be going to the pool and camping and staying in our jammmies and eating watermelon and ice cream and being outside as much as possible. You know, the good stuff. Making memories. Here’s to living life with our hearts & minds wide open. Love to you all, Ali PS | Grab my popular self-paced workshop Scrapbook On The Road while it’s available for a limited time. Full details here. Also…
  • Christmas In July Sale At Designer Digitals

    Ali
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Now is a great time to stock up on Designer Digitals products during the Christmas in July sale. View my complete collection of digital products – including printables, 3×4 cards, word art, layered templates and more here. Here’s a look at my newest additions: Scrapbooking Matters Summer Activities Diamonds Are Forever No. 3 | You can see how I used sets No. 1 and No. 2 in my Kauai photobook here. July Layered Sentiments  
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    Peppermint Creative BLOG | Creative Nonsense & Other Junk

  • Canada Day & Fourth of July Pocket Cards

    MissMint
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:55 pm
    I’m dying to share these with you – I think these are my favourite Life in Pictures Cards to date! Check out the Canada Day & Fourth of July LIP Editions designed to coordinate with last year’s Summer Sparklers Kit. I’m thrilled to get to do some Canada themed cards for this. I don’t think there are too many out there. The USA version was fun too. I can’t wait to see what you create. Canada Day Pocket Card Collection for Project Life Independence Day (July 4th) Pocket Card Collection for Project Life Not a pocket card scrapper? No problem! Grab the digital…
  • Are you getting the Peppermint Creative Newsletter?

    MissMint
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    If you don’t have a newsletter from Peppermint Creative waiting for you in your inbox on Monday July 1st you have already been removed from our mailing list. Oh the HORROR!! New Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation requires your express consent if you have not shopped with us in a while. You must re opt-in to our shiny new list. We must stay compliant Mintys!! If you were previously on our list you may receive one final note asking you to re-subscribe. Hurry and sign up. We don’t want to go on without you. NO MINTY LEFT BEHIND! Plus you could be missing out on important Minty fun (and…
  • Almost time to Celebrate

    MissMint
    28 Jun 2014 | 11:42 am
    Here’s what I’m getting ready to share with you! Can you tell what it is? I think this is one of my FAVORITES yet!! Stay tuned!
  • One Template – 3 Ways

    MissMint
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:03 am
    QUICK TIP:Dig up some templates you’ve already used and take them for another spin. Check this out: 1 Template – 3 Ways! It’s amazing how different the same template can look just by changing the papers or the orientation. We’re rocking this funk-tastic triangle template from Iffy’s Templates Set. #10.
  • Iffy’s Digital Scrapbook Templates to the Rescue

    MissMint
    4 Jun 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Prepare to have your minds BLOWN! Iffy’s newest templates are here. I love all the fun and funky shapes in these two new sets. They are a totally different style for me personally but that’s what I think makes them so much fun. Oh the idea wheels are spinning. If you are not jumping for joy with excitement it may be due to a new affliction I’ve just invented. Do you Suffer from ‘Bold Patterned Paper-o-Phobia? Every day thousands of unsuspecting digital scrapbookers are are suffering in silence from a growing pandemic known as Bold Patterned Paper-o-Phobia. The fear of mixing…
 
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    pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}

  • The Shimelle collection from American Crafts is now available at... [18]

    Shimelle Laine
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:44 am
    I just wanted to keep a post with links to where you can purchase the Shimelle collection. I’ll update this as it reaches additional stores. If you know of a store with stock on hand that is not listed, feel free to let me know. Thanks! First to have it ready to ship seems to be Blue Moon Scrapbooking.* There are also four coordinating cut files available from the Silhouette Online store. As stock arrives elsewhere, I’ll add those links! Have a great week. *Stockists with an asterisk are affiliate links. Your purchase from these sites helps support shimelle.com, including payment…
  • Another week in the Project Life Baby Book [12]

    Shimelle Laine
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Keeping with that idea of choosing two colours per week for Wonder Boy’s album, week three is blue and yellow. I started with the Dreamy collection from WRMK, which I think may be exclusive to Target. I picked it up there when I was at CHA and searching online, I don’t seem to see it in stock at any specialist scrapbook stores. It caught my eye because the colours weren’t particularly girly, but it wasn’t the standard baby blue either. Not that it’s baby themed in anyway, but it just seemed like a versatile set with a different colour scheme to my usual. I knew…
  • My first project with the Shimelle collection! [57]

    Shimelle Laine
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    The situation was incredibly surreal. Wonder Boy was sound asleep in bed, which was surreal enough, and I was staring at a desk full of papers, embellishments, and tools with my own name on them. Exactly where does one start in this scenario? I figured I had to just start cutting paper or I might stand there paralysed by fear, and I know that is never a wise decision in those short windows of time in which a baby sleeps contently! And so, I’ve done it: one completed scrapbook page to get me started using my own supplies! Nearly everything here is from my collection, with the exception…
  • Return to the Collection :: Sign up now! [19]

    Shimelle Laine
    4 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In 2012, I taught one of the sessions for True Scrap 3, and my contribution was a forty minute video workshop entitled The Perfect Collection. The idea was to take a collection pack of patterned papers and use it until it was all gone, creating a stack of layouts that stretched that paper investment to lots of scrapbooking! That workshop remains available, but it is time to return to that idea with something new. Return to the Collection is a new workshop here at shimelle.com. Earlier this year, it was open for Early Bird Registration, but it is now open to all and will remain available.
  • Introducing... the Shimelle collection from American Crafts [158]

    Shimelle Laine
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    I know it’s been ages since we first mentioned it, but today I’m thrilled to finally show you my debut paper crafting collection for American Crafts, which hits stores this month! Here’s a look at what just hit my desk. Embellishments include wood veneer pieces, glittery rub-ons, and a pack filled with paper die-cuts. The wood veneer includes four heart designs, so you have enough for a visual triangle on your page without needing multiple packs. And so many die-cuts! Some have gold foil and some are embossed. I’m hoping you can see the embossed texture here! There are…
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    Scrapbooking Ideas, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbook Design

  • Mixed Media with Michelle Houghton | Ideas for Stencils on Scrapbook Pages

    Michelle Houghton
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Each month Michelle Houghton takes a look at an artistic technique or supply you could add to your scrapbook layouts.  She shows you the steps to get this product or technique onto your pages now.  Stencils are one of the current hot trends in Scrapbooking. They are one of the many artistic techniques people are bringing from art journaling onto their scrapbook layouts. Good Eats by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: cardstock; Colorbok, spray ink; Ranger, Tattered Angel and Heidi Swapp, sequins; Jenni Bowlin, buttons and gold letters; American Crafts, blue letters; Bella Blvd Maybe you do not…
  • Scrapbooking Ideas Inspired by Kim Watson’s Layouts

    Debbie Hodge
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Studying scrapbook pages by others is a great way to get scrapbooking ideas for growing your own style. In this “study” look at how a scrapbooker has used product and design principles and how she’s handled the 5 parts of a scrapbook page (canvas, photos, title, journaling, embellishments). Our creative team studied pages by Kim Watson and made their own pages incorporating aspects of those pages. This is not a LIFT of one page. Rather they made pages inspired and instructed by what you they saw in a collection of her work. see some of Kim’s pages. See Kim's pages yourself…
  • Write a Six Word Memoir or Life Story for Scrapbook Page Journaling

    Debbie Hodge
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Can a life story be distilled to six words? That’s a challenge supposedly posed to Earnest Hemmingway that yielded this “flash fiction:” “For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Worn.” Smith College launched a project and a website for the sharing of six-word memoirs, and we’ve asked members of the Creative Team to show you theirs (memoirs and biographies of others). Retired business man. Loving Great Grandfather. Papaw by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, We R. Memory Keepers; Letters; Jenni Bowlin; Stickers; Twine and Ink; Flair, Label:…
  • Get Scrapbook Ideas from Fashion Pins

    Amy Kingsford
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    See the Fashion pins on the Get It Scrapped Pinterest Boards for scrapbooking ideas you can use on your own layout designs. why fashion? The lines, colors, and patterns on clothing are just a few of the details that can give you ideas for your scrapbook pages. Find inspiration from the clothing in your closet, from clothing you see on the streets of your town, and from fashion magazines and fashion websites. go deeper. These Get It Scrapped articles and resources show you exactly how you can use fashion as inspiration on your scrapbook pages: Find Ideas For Your Scrapbook Pages in Fashion…
  • Ideas for Scrapbooking Travel with a Layout that Summarizes the Whole Trip

    Debbie Hodge
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Scrapbooking travel is a different from scrapbooking everyday life. There are more photos and there’s a story to tell and even a chronology to convey. A “summary” spread that conveys the whole of a trip on one layout is a great way to kick off a travel album or series of pages. Get ideas for summary travel pages from our Creative Team. collect landscape shots from the entire trip along with a portrait of the travelers Iceland Adventure by Gretchen Henninger | Supplies: Paper: Simple Stories (A Charmed Life), Bazzill cardstock; Alphas: BasicGrey (Curio), Sizzix (Sunset); Ink:…
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    The Daily Digi

  • Journal Card Organization

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    When I first attempted organizing my digital supplies, I very enthusiastically jumped into it. Using the file manager software ACDSee, I took every kit and keyword tagged every individual item within each kit. I even had the papers sub-categorized by colour! Just imagine hundreds of kits tagged like this! It didn't take me long to realize that level of organization was just not sustainable. It especially didn't make sense for me since I am mostly a one-kit scrapper and I don't mix and match on scrapbook pages very often. I still use ACDSee for organization, but now I just tag kit previews…
  • Organizing and Scrapbooking Birthday Photos

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Events. It seems like you either love scrapping them or tend to avoid them (like the plague!) Here at the Daily Digi, Janet, Kristin and Katie have given us lots of tips and inspiration for scrapping events, like birthdays. But when it comes down to it, a lot of the challenge for me is the photos. I am fortunate to have a number of people in our family taking and sharing photos at family events, and it can be a challenge to collate and select the best and most meaningful ones for my layouts. I use Photoshop Elements Organizer to manage my photos, and when I have an event with dozens of photos…
  • Eternally

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Welcome back to Ange of Ange Designs! I love Ange's sophisticated, elegant, modern design style! Eternally is a collection that would be pefect for a wedding or new baby, but soooo versatile that it could be used for any occasion or theme! Just check out the layouts our team created using it! Let’s take a closer look at "Eternally" 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…
  • Inspired by Ange Designs

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    The following layouts were created using “Eternally” by Ange Designs and included in The Digi Files during July, 2014: Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Eternally by Ange Designs; Template by Our Misadventures; Font: Courier. Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Eternally by Ange Designs; Fonts: CK Ali, Jailbird Jenna, Calibri. Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Eternally by Ange Designs. Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Eternally by Ange Designs; Gotta Scrap Now 2-1 (template) by Janet Phillips.
  • Plan Your Roadtrip The Easy Way

    20 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Summer is not over and there is still time to plan your next road trip! Our family is gearing up for a crazy 40-day trip to over 20 states. We are filled with equal amounts of excited anticipation and total fear. Seriously? Six kids. One pop-up. 40 Days. I am pretty sure we are crazy. But crazy is good and I can't wait to show my kids around this beautiful country of ours! One of the sites I have been spending a lot of time on lately is Roadtrippers. It's a fun site I discovered via Pinterest and it has been great in helping me find things to see and do along the way, especially in areas I am…
 
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    Above Rubies Studio

  • I’m Late I’m Late…(As Usual!) Time for Change!

    Megan Elizabeth
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Hey All!  So it is Wednesday and there is bunches I want to share and happening again… I’m LATE as usual for just about everything and a space cadet with time frames, time zones and just time in general….it’s my nemesis! You??? Well I made an unexpected trip to Pennsylvania, along with totally not looking at my calendar correctly at all and I made a Fathers Day tutorial that I never posted – so first order of business – Share {Read More} The post I’m Late I’m Late…(As Usual!) Time for Change! appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Cropped 2.0 Mystery Box Challenge Event and Classes 2014

    Megan Elizabeth
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:08 pm
    It’s BACK and Better than EVER!!!!   The Cropped mystery box challenge is back and better than ever which is why we are calling it Cropped 2.0!  This time offering 3 different Mystery Box choices to fit any crafter! This 2 day LIVE virtual event that will be held right Here at www.AboveRubiesStudio.com and is sure to be a creative blast!!! *For those who have already participated and want the box NOW before the supplies run out – pick your {Read More} The post Cropped 2.0 Mystery Box Challenge Event and Classes 2014 appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Challenge Accepted!!! Can You Do It?

    Megan Elizabeth
    30 May 2014 | 5:16 pm
    I am taking on this challenge that Deborah Mussack posted on Facebook today….she asked: Can you think of 100 positive things about your life? So here it goes! I am going to list just 100 of the most positive things in my life….They are going to be in random order and not by priority or obviousness I would guess – - – I would LOVE to see how many of you would accept this challenge – and I’m EXTRA excited {Read More} The post Challenge Accepted!!! Can You Do It? appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Making Personalized Metal Stamped Name Jewelry Custom DIY Gifts

    Megan Elizabeth
    24 May 2014 | 10:21 am
    I am ecstatic at how these necklaces for the kids Teachers turned out!!!! I used the ImpressArt metal stamping tools and all new Soft Strike Alkeme bases to create amazing custom name jewelry!  I stamped each metal ring with each of the kids names from the class and placed the teachers name on the larger middle base. Attached each of the rings using small split rings to a beautiful Beadalon Chain from Craft-e-Corner.com      I can’t believe the school {Read More} The post Making Personalized Metal Stamped Name Jewelry Custom DIY Gifts appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Making Bulk Batches of Cards Beautiful, Easy and Fun!

    Megan Elizabeth
    15 May 2014 | 9:17 am
    Have you ever needed a to make a huge batch of cards, maybe for invitations, thank you cards, craft shows, birthdays or some kind of gifts?  Well I needed to make over 160+ Thank you cards and I am so excited with how so many of these thank you cards turned out!  I made 4 styles in all, but in this video I’m going to show you 2 of the 4 and how I made bunches and bunches of them very {Read More} The post Making Bulk Batches of Cards Beautiful, Easy and Fun! appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
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    One Little Bird Designs

  • Gramercy Road | For Gossamer Blue

    Peppermint
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    It’s been one year since the first One Little Bird exclusives began to show up in the Gossamer Blue monthly kits - and during those early conversations with Lori Gentile last summer, the manufacturing of exclusive collections under the Gossamer Blue label was considered the next frontier. Which is why I’m over the moon to be able to share this news with you today. Three new collections will making their debut at Gossamer Blue this week, and my new autumn collection – Gramercy Road – is kicking things off today. I’m so excited to introduce you to this…
  • New Release | The Story Unfolds

    Peppermint
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    We’re about one month into Summer Vacation here and it’s been a perpetual cycle of houseguests and travel for us. This year I’ve been making more of a conscientious effort to focus on our personal/home life more and to let my work life to flow around it – rather than the other way around. Some days I’m better at living in the moment than others – some days I beat myself up over the things that didn’t get done. But each morning I start fresh, leaving space in my day (and my mind) for the things that I really want to see at the top of our…
  • July Featured Product | Maritime

    Peppermint
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    For the month of July I’ve chosen to feature Maritime - it’s a nautical little gem perfect for summertime adventures. You’ll save 30% on the kit month long, and if you have any layouts of your own to share (new or old!) using these products please post them (or locate them) in my gallery at The Lilypad, and then post a link to those layouts in the comments by 08/07/14 for a chance to win a $15 coupon to my store. ||Inspiration from the Flock|| A couple of brand new projects from my creative team using Maritime. ▲ By Geraldine ▲ By Rae ▲ By Jen ▲ By Sue ▲ By…
  • New Release | Around Here

    Peppermint
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It’s BYOC time again over at the Lily Pad and I’ve just added three coordinating products to the shop! My Around Here Collection just right for capturing both the crazy times and the lazy times that make up your summer days. The Around Here Papers offer a mix of bold and neutral colors and contemporary prints perfect for mixing, while the Around Here Elements include plenty of versatile embellishments along with lots of great word art to help you jump start your summer stories. Hooray for the everyday! The coordinating Around Here Journal Cards include (8) 3 x 4″ journal…
  • New Release | Take Root

    Peppermint
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:30 pm
    This spring I set off with a few friends on a quest for a basil plant and it quickly took on a life of its own. Over the course of a single weekend my one little basil plant turned into two basil plants, five tomato plants, and an assortment of decorative flowers scattered about. I kept telling myself that since I was going to be out thereanyway … how much more work could a few more plants be? When Lauren Grier and I decided to work on a project together I had words like grow and bloom on my mind  - and it turned out she had a little garden of her own going, as well. Our new…
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    FotoBella

  • A Card with Basic Grey's Grand Bazaar

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Basic Grey's Grand Bazaar collection is really awesome.  It is really beautiful with all it's fun patterns and vibrant colors.  I'm always saying how I like to have cards on hand, and here's another one that will work for whatever occasion you need. I left space at the top and bottom so that I could easily add the sentiment later.I combined several of the papers and lined them up down the middle of the card.  Then layered embellishments to create the focal point of the card.  So fun and beautiful!  Another great bundle offered by FotoBella!
  • Bo Bunny Layout- You are Beautiful

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    I have a super quick layout to share with you today.  I used the Bo Bunny Enchanted  Garden Collection. I have to say that when I first got this line I wasn't so sure about it.  But, the more I work with it and use it, the more I am falling in love with it.  I had this picture of Jalyn from when she had some face painting done.  It is a little hard to see but it is a large purple butterfly.  She is always posing and dancing around for me.  I just love the attitude she is giving me in this picture.Overall:A few close-ups:Have a beautiful day! Smiles,…
  • Echo Park-Cutie Pie

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Happy day to everyone!  I'm sharing a layout I did using the Echo Park We are Family Collection Kit.  I really love the colors in this line!  They are so fun and cheery and easy to work with.I fell in love with these worlds with the hearts on them.  I was determined to get every world embellishment or paper on this layout.  I think I'm only one 3x4 card short.  I just felt like this picture of my youngest was so much fun and worked so well with this theme.  She really balances out our family and I love her for that.Overall:A few close-ups:Have a…
  • A So Very Lovely layout

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    FotoBella fans, hello!  I've been working with Basic Grey's Grand Bazaar collection.  This is one of the photos snagged off the bulletin board the last day of school.  My daughter won the award at the beginning of the school year!  Another mom was kind enough to snap this photo since I just happened to be at the hospital in labor with her little sister at the same time!This collection is truly beautiful.  The colors are so vibrant and fantastic!Such an assortment of embellishments come with FotoBella's bundle.  I really love the black and gold wood pieces.
  • Graphic 45 ~ Look Out World!

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
        The new Graphic 45 collection, (Come Away With Me), from FotoBella, is so gorgeous, and perfect for all of those vintage photos, like the one I scrapped here from 1924, of a relative on my dad's side of the family.    I started by layering the papers and Journaling and Ephemera Cards behind the Core'dinations cardstock circle, which I embossed and sanded down a little to reveal the color underneath. I stitched around it, adding some stitched X's throughout the page. I masked the compass with Distress Ink, (Frayed Burlap), and the water marks with (Broken…
 
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