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  • Tues Tut: Howto Die Cut Adhesive Sheets in the Cricut

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    Megan Elizabeth
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Hello Crafty Friend! Today I wanted to show you how to cut the Glue Arts Adhesive patches in the Cricut Machine with my favorite cartridge the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I thought it would be fun to make a mixed media like memory box just from a plain white gift box – lots of glitter, color splashes and sparkle! Enjoy the Moments!!! Oh and if you are anxious to get your hands on that FREE stamp set – here is what {Read More} The post Tues Tut: Howto Die Cut Adhesive Sheets in the Cricut appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Creative Blog Hop

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

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    Francine Clouden
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Becky Higgins just announced the release of the Project Life App for iPhones. (Android version to follow!)  According to her site Imagine scrapbooking without scissors or adhesive or tools … or without having to print photos! Never before has scrapbooking been so easy, so fast, or so available in the palm of your hand!  Built-in templates and pre-designed artwork allow for scrapbook pages to come together in just minutes. Pull in your photos from your Camera Roll, Photo Stream, or Dropbox. There are hundreds of fantastic designer cards to choose from within the app and more being added on…
  • Design Team Calls | Really Reasonable Ribbon 9/30

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    Nancy Nally
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
    The design calls keep coming! Really Reasonable Ribbon has a call out for designers for a six month term. [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.]
  • American Crafts Pens

    Scrapbooking News
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Candy Shop Gel Pen. Super smooth gel ink and vibrant colors make these Gel Pens wonderful for scrapbooking and card making; journa ling; drawing; writing and more.
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  • Creative Blog Hop

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

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

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

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

    Francine Clouden
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Becky Higgins just announced the release of the Project Life App for iPhones. (Android version to follow!)  According to her site Imagine scrapbooking without scissors or adhesive or tools … or without having to print photos! Never before has scrapbooking been so easy, so fast, or so available in the palm of your hand!  Built-in templates and pre-designed artwork allow for scrapbook pages to come together in just minutes. Pull in your photos from your Camera Roll, Photo Stream, or Dropbox. There are hundreds of fantastic designer cards to choose from within the app and more being added on…
  • 5 Ways to Scrap Project Life August

    Francine Clouden
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
      Source: Create.Share.Love I’m sharing some inspiration today from five scrapbookers for completing Project Life spreads. Each one has a different approach, but the results are all fantastic. Traditional Andrea from Create.Share.Love has a pretty traditional approach. She uses mostly Design A layouts, and documents her life weekly. You can see a one week spread above, Andrea sticks to pretty simple layouts: photos and words with just a touch of embellishments. Artsy While Krista Smith also does weekly layouts, her pages have a more artsy feel, with more embellishing. Monthly Elise…
  • Five Snacks Perfect for Munching on While Scrapbooking

    Francine Clouden
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    via Damndelicious, Entirely Eventful Day, Stockpiling Moms, eatingclub vancouver, Fifteen Spatulas Preparing for a mega scrapbooking session, or heading to a crop? Make sure you prepare a batch of snacks first! here are five snacks that would be perfect to provide lots of energy to keep you scrapping for hours. 1. Zucchini Parmesan Chips for those with a savory tooth 2. Healthy (!!) Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn 3. Smores Trail Mix 4. Sesame Seed Snaps 5. Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Chips Don’t forget to pack some napkins! Bon appetit! P.S. Check out even more snack ideas on Pinterest
  • Tutorial | Alter a Book for Scrapbooking

    Francine Clouden
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Lisa Moorefield has done something that I long to do, but am scared of: altering a book to use for scrapbooking! Yes, taking a perfectly good book (albeit a vintage one), ripping pages out, and then using the book as a scrapbook album. She explains how she went about it. She was also hesitant to “destroy” a book, but I think she is very happy with the result. Learn the best kind of book to use for this project, as well as places to find them, and see more pages in Lisa’s family journal.
  • Freebie | Halloween Stickers

    Francine Clouden
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Get started on your Halloween treat bags with these cute stickers from Crazy Little Projects. Amber has designed five adorable stickers, in traditional Halloween colors and styles like pumpkins, Frankenstein and mummies. Download each file separately as a PNG file, or grab the PDF sheet with all the designs ready for printing. Then print out on sticker paper or address labels, cut out, and use as you fancy!
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  • Design Team Calls | Really Reasonable Ribbon 9/30

    Nancy Nally
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
    The design calls keep coming! Really Reasonable Ribbon has a call out for designers for a six month term. [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 Calls | IMAGINE Crafts 10/3

    Nancy Nally
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Looking for design team calls? IMAGINE Crafts (also known as Tsukineko), has their 2015 Artist in Residence call out! [Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com.]
  • Silhouette Cameo vs Silhouette Portrait

    Nancy Nally
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    I break down the differences between the Silhouette Cameo and the Silhouette Portrait machines. And, it's Silhouette Promo time! [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.]
  • Happy Birthday to Scrapbook Update! [Giveaway]

    Nancy Nally
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:14 pm
    It's our 10th birthday at Scrapbook Update, and we're giving YOU the presents! [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 | Me & My Big Ideas 9/21

    Nancy Nally
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Don't miss this great design team call from Me & My Big Ideas! [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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  • American Crafts Pens

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Candy Shop Gel Pen. Super smooth gel ink and vibrant colors make these Gel Pens wonderful for scrapbooking and card making; journa ling; drawing; writing and more.
  • HoudahGeo is ready for Mac Os X Yosemite

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Houdah Software has updated HoudahGeo, a geocoding solution for the Mac, to version 4. The new version adds support for the upcoming Mac OS X Yosemite. HoudahGeo costs US$29 for a single-user license for new users.
  • Pittsburgh based Forever.com has more in store for future

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Fresh off of the acquisition of one of the largest digital scrapbooking services in the nation, Downtown-based Forever.com is positioning itself as a market leader in cloud-based digital storage for the long haul. The Pittsburgh business, which was founded in May 2012 by Meakem Becker Venture Capital co-founder Glen Meakem, charges a $295 fee to store digital photos on cloud-based servers for a member's lifetime.
  • Elegently manage your ideas with ClipUp

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    ClipUp is one of the many apps that takes a page from Pinterest's design and concept, but it has much more to offer in the way of functionality. You have everything you need to manage your ideas, plans and to-dos.
  • Expert tips keep scrapbooking memories fun

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    It's time to break out the albums, paper trimmers and stickers with vacation season over as well as a new school year underway.
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    Bits and Pieces...

  • Gossamer Blue September Kits

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

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

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

  • Welcome Nora

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

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

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

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

  • Just Saying...

    Ronda Palazzari
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    It's been a while. i was really sick just before Andrew left. It started as a sore throat, cough, and ear infection. After a visit to the doctors, we discovered it was a bacterial infection that took my weak immune system down.  Colds really play havoc on my lungs and asthma. i was on the couch for quite some time but slowly began to get better.   I wasn't fully recovered but Alexi & i had plans to go to a concert in Chicago for her 21st birthday.  The tickets were purchased in January and so i was left with a dilemna. I decided to go because how often does she turn 21?
  • Fun with Mixed Media!

    Ronda Palazzari
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    i am super excited to announce my third class with Craftsy: Fun with Mixed Media, Lively Paper Projects! Over 2.5 hours of videos, broken down into 7 lessons. Throw rules out the window and use gesso, acrylic paint and watercolors to infuse your paper craft projects with eye-catching texture and color!   Think outside the box and incorporate mixed media into your paper crafts with guidance from author and professional artist Ronda Palazzari (that's me ;). Get started by using gesso, acrylic paint and masking fluid to transform paper such as junk mail and phone book pages into beautiful…
  • Gelli Plate Printing Book!

    Ronda Palazzari
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    You know i am a big fan of my Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate. i have multiple plates & pull them out quite frequently to create. Some days it's just about loosening up and playing, other days i create with a purpose. Either way, you cannot go wrong using this awesome plate.   You may remember this post from just a couple weeks ago about Gel Plate Printing with my Stencil Fragments.   i also created the heart on this art journal page using my gel printing plate & deli paper. You can see the original post here.   You may remember this video using…
  • Art Journal Super Close Up Details

    Ronda Palazzari
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    i am always talking to you about layers and texture. You know how i love them and that they ALWAYS appear in my work. i love that slow build up of layers, colors, and texture.  The one draw back i find is sharing them on my blog. i find it really hard to capture the details of my work. The nooks & crannies, the details in all their glory and i am a pretty good photographer. But i found a solution...   Let me introduce you to my 20th anniversary present, a Canon 100 MM 2.8L Macro Lens. When my package arrived along with the biggest bouquet of roses, i may or may not have cried.
  • Abstract: My Beginnings

    Ronda Palazzari
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Still taking classes with the fabulous Michael Gadlin. i had to take some time off thanks to illness but it's ok as Michael is getting ready for not one but two new shows coming up.  However, i am still creating on my own, taking in all that he has taught me.  What's has been fabulous about going for lessons in his studio is watching his work progress until he feels it's done. i feel blessed to watch art happening before my eyes. Michael had 4 very large pieces hung on the walls and was working on each of them at different times.  When i came this particular time, he added a…
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    DEAR LIZZY

  • Kraft: every color’s BFF

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    For someone who loves color and pops of white it’s funny that kraft is one of my favorite papers to create with. Honestly it’s pretty blah, I mean, how cute are different tones of the color brown? But kraft is an exception because it is perfect to mix & match with gold, bright colors, even black and kraft play well together. It is basically the BFF to every color of the rainbow. It even makes wrapping gifts effortless. Around Christmas I pick up a whole roll at Xpedx to stamp, embellish and layer with all sorts of goodies. Mixes in perfect with the brightly colored…
  • Zing! Wow! Spark! DIY Thickers

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Have you ever used DIY Thickers before? It’s a sticker on both sides of the letters and numbers… so you stick it down and then peel the front off the sticker. Then add any glitter, wow! zing! or spark! to customize it however your colorful heart desires. I put together some monogrammed tags to grab when I need something quick. Which seeing that sometimes I’m running around with my head cut off, I am hoping I appreciate my preparedness in the future when I am wrapping a gift at the last minute. Even using the embossing powder without embossing it worked great. It’s…
  • Trust Your Heart

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Looking through my library of photos I realized I hadn’t shared a few details of Avery’s baptism luncheon from a few months ago. And since you know I love any excuse to hang lights and crepe paper from our tree, I thought I’d better rescue these pics from the forever-forgotten-folders on my computer never to see the light of day again. There were so many preparations for this special day. Beyond the flowers, cake, photos and programs we spent time reading and discussing what it means to be baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Avery…
  • extra sweet envelopes

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Fabric bags are one of my fave go-tos for gift giving and filling with trinkets and thoughtful treasures. Then decorating the outside is the icing on the cake. And these bags by Wilna are everything sweet.   A long time ago, I bought these drawstring bags and finally got a chance to fancy them up. First, I painted the little bags with acrylic paint and let the paint dry. Next, I stamped with my Dear Lizzy Stamps and embellished with Dear Lizzy fringe, sequins, clothespins. Next, I used my Silhouette to cut the envelopes that fold down to the center. Inside I made invitations (they are…
  • Clothespin Wall Decor

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    These painted wood clothespins are one of my favorite pieces from the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection. Using them as wall decor for hanging photos is smart and simple. Decorating my daughter’s nursery on a budget has not only been the most fun I’ve ever had (seriously!), but it has also been a fantastic lesson in utilizing my craft stash and thinking outside of the box to create a playful and stimulating environment. When I saw the adorable clothespins from the Daydreamer collection, I knew they would work perfectly in the baby’s room! Here’s how I made a quick and…
 
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    Life Outside the Fishbowl

  • Foiled Again!

    Deborah Mahnken
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    I've been playing with ScraPerfect's Designer Transfer Foils. I cut a sheet of shapes with my Silhouette and grabbed some cheap stencils. You can get step-by-step directions at the ScraPerfect blog here. I liked how they turned out so much I immediately ran off and made a layout -
  • Pastels

    Deborah Mahnken
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    It's fall which means school is back in session -- including for me. I'm once again taking a pastel class with Lynn Goldstein at the Workhouse Arts Center. It's wonderful because it's a dedicated time for me to work on pastel - and I don't have to worry about getting pastel dust all over my floor.  Additionally, most of the people in the class keep coming back which is a lovely bonus. This Wednesday was the first class session and I brought my unfinished painting of Lac D'Annecy from our trip to France.  This has been sitting next to my desk all summer and…
  • Layouts with Multiple Photos

    Deborah Mahnken
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Sharing a layout real quick I made for ScraPerfect. It's hard to believe it was just over a year ago we were strolling around London doing my best to fill up my camera's SD card.  I gathered several of my favorite shots from our first stop and combined them into one big block to print. To create this photo block I made a new letter-sized document in Photoshop. I created a custom crop at 300 dpi and used it for each photo, dragging it onto my new document after cropping.  When I had all six lined up and spaced I realized the photo block was too big.  To remedy that I selected all…
  • Art of Collage - Week 8

    Deborah Mahnken
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    I've done a couple of different types of collages for the last week of this class, including the two below which are made from weekly flyers, junk mail & magazines.  This was a fun exercise is using color and typography instead of my typical images. "Cirulars" collage on watercolor   "Circulars 2" collage on watercolor Stephanie Levy has started an instagram project #100daysofcollage and asked for people to join in.  You can follow us via this hashtag, or check out my instagram feed here where I'll be posting daily.
  • Art of Collage - Week 7

    Deborah Mahnken
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Our project for last week was to create an accordian book with watercolor paper and collage on both sides of the page. I used some marbled paper for the covers and decided to accent them with a bingo chip and bird charm. I decided to use a lot of transparent imagery in this book, including some hand-stamped tissue paper and deli paper gelli plate prints. On the back side I included a few pieces or origami paper as well. This was a fun project to do, but it took a bit of thinking before I was ready to start collaging. Do I treat it as one whole page or as a series of smaller collages? Should…
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    Nitty.Gritty.

  • This is the stuff we will want to look back on...

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

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

  • Sewing Layers

    noel joy
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello again! Lately I've noticed lots of sewn strips and layers in my collection of lovely paper crafting pins on Pinterest. Sewing the layers to projects gives them some texture with the added bonus of keeping them affixed to your layout forever! As with all of my projects, I lay the layers in their general location and move them around until I am satisfied with the look. I typed out a favorite quote with our old typewriter, then cut it into strips. Next I sewed some ordinary crepe paper into a ruffle on my sewing machine, then sewed each element onto the layout individually. After each…
  • Top Dog Guest Designer: Insta-Love Mini Album & Giveaway

    noel joy
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello friends! I had the opportunity to pair up with Top Dog Dies as a Guest Designer this week. Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know, including Little B, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman. I created this sweet little mini album with the Top Dog's Camera Die and Camera…
  • 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…
 
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    ScrapScene

  • Giveaway!

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

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

    Angie
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:53 am
    I've made the "How to Paint an Eye" video tutorial FREE!  You can see the 4 part video series here. Handmade Gifts – Part 1Learn How to Paint an EyeCrafty Tutorial Link-UpsSpeedlink Saturday: Jun 8/13Working with Molding Paste / Modelling Paste and Gesso
  • Online Art Class Now Available for Instant Access

    Angie
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:57 am
    My online art class, "Practice Makes Progress," is now available as a self-paced, instant access class.  To sign up or learn more, please click here Video Trailer of New Online Art ClassOnline Art Class Begins in 1 Week!Make Your Own PlannerLearn How to Paint an EyeUpcoming Classes
  • Landscape Painting Week!

    Angie
    16 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    This week is the final week in my online art class, and it is landscape week! Part Two of Painting a Face VideoVideo – Painting a FaceRegistration is Now Open for My New Online Art ClassPortrait PaintingMixed Media Paintings
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    kim watson ★ paper crafts ★ designs

  • Channelling your scrappy heros!

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

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

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

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

  • Digital Creative Team Call & Designer Digitals Quarterly Sale & Fall Issue Of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine

    AliEdwards
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    All kinds of little & big things to let you know about today.  FIRST | I've still got hundreds (maybe more) of digital products for sale over at Designer Digitals and this weekend everything is on sale 40% off. My collection over there represents many years of work and I'm happy to be able to continue to still offer it for sale.  SECOND | I'm looking for a small group of memory keepers who are interested in using my new digital products on their projects to be part of my new Digital Creative Team (can be digital or hybrid or traditional - or a mixture of all…
  • Packing For Peru

    AliEdwards
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    In just a little over a week I'll be heading off on another crazy world adventure with Jim West of  Scrapmap and a group of like-minded memory keepers to Peru.  This is the fourth year in a row I've traveled with Jim and a crew of really fun people in the fall. The last three trips have taken us to Italy, Ireland, and China.  This year we're heading to the Amazon jungle, Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands.  Seriously, there is no way I could have imagined twelve years ago when I first started scrapbooking that it would lead to stuff like this.  This…
  • The Lens Of Joy | New 4-Week Workshop

    AliEdwards
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    What's your story with photography?  What do you want to communicate?  What do you see when you look through the lens?  Designed with the storyteller in mind,  Lens Of Joy is a 4-week photography workshop (running November 3rd through November 30th) that covers processes related to capturing life through the lens of your camera. I'll walk you through my personal workflow from picking up the camera, looking through the lens, establishing the story, experiencing the moment, composing, uploading, organizing, editing, printing and pairing the end result with words to tell…
  • The Weekend Lens + Story Stamp™ Is Live

    AliEdwards
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    I don't remember whose idea it was originally. Let's get together. We say it a lot when we meet up at work-related events when we wish we had more time to just sit around and chat. We should meet up just for fun sometime. This past weekend was about making that happen. Kelly, Elise and Carrie all flew into Eugene for the weekend to just hang out. No agenda. No schedule. Just get on a plane and come to my house and be together. And it was rad. We talked and talked and talked. About life and friends and passions and work and what's…
  • Rounded Or Square?

    AliEdwards
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    I haven't had a ton of time to catch up (no guilt about this) on Project Life® recently but I did print out a bunch of photos from some of our adventures last week. I've been trying to print them out at the same time as I edit the photos for my blog posts - you know, that whole "one touch" thing (vs. doing one thing now and then having to come back to them all over again to print).Which brought me to this thought: all along I've been rounding the corners. I like the look of rounded corners. But I might be tired or rounding them. I'm thinking about not caring about…
 
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    eMeLiNe's

  • Neon Colors

    eMeLiNe Seet
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    Been a long while since I've seen products thet made my heart skip a beat! =) You'll see why with the brilliant combination of solid colors from Felicity Jane's debut kit "Charlotte". It's Fabulous! - A Dash of Fushia completes the polished look.Did I tell u I love the stamp set too?! haha. =)
  • CARD

    eMeLiNe Seet
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    It has been more than 10 years since I started scrapbooking and no secret - glitter and bling is one of my FAVOURITE, cannot-do-without item. So you can say the least i'm glad VERY Glad GOLD is so trendy now. I'm SO thrilled. Mix black and gold . Pffft…. Totally love this sleek chic combination.So My Mind's Eye's September Challenge challenges one to make us of glitter. I accentuated the pattern motifs with Stickles and stuck on MME's Mildred Enamel Shapes. I LOVE Market Street Collection! A dab here and there on the motifs simply lift the image and make it visually interesting! Have a good…
  • Repurposed Frame

    eMeLiNe Seet
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    There's always a very SPECIAL FEELING when I see my own project in print. This piece of article is no exception which appeared in Scrap365 Aug/Sept issue. Using my favorite Webster's Pages and our own Frame from Truffula Forest.It's a very simple and quick project to accomplish which requires no sewing. LOVE any projects that saves me time and requires minimum effort =PDrop by our Pop Up Store this weekend (30th and 31st August) and visit us!Have a blessed Weekend.em
  • A Layout

    eMeLiNe Seet
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Popping in to share a layout I've done using My Mind's Eye's August Sketch…. Totally enjoyed using some past season's MME's embellishments and pastel watercolor for the background. Enjoy the last week of August, everyone!
  • I *Heart* my Pastel Colored Planners

    eMeLiNe Seet
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    I've been really interested in crafting on small areas as of late. Crafting on something portable, contained and functional has always appealed to me.Hence, the idea of dolling up my personal organizer and accessorizing with my existing paper craft stash inspired me so much. These pastel beauties are not only irresistibly gorgeous. They are ALSO SO Useful. One planner isn't insufficient for me, it seems. One for my Prayer Journal, One for business related another for daily appointments … You get the idea =) Here's the REAL DEAL ! TRUFFULA FOREST is offering FREE SHIPPING Worldwide for all…
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    Peppermint Creative BLOG | Creative Nonsense & Other Junk

  • Calling Pocket Scrappers: Creative Team Call

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

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

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

  • Gold Leaf:: A Scrapbooking Tutorial by Carrie Elias [15]

    alice
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Gold is all the rage right now, and using gold foil in scrapbooking has become a staple. I’d been toying with the idea of using actual gold leaf in my scrapbook projects for a while and recently decided to give it a try. In doing so, I found that it’s actually quite easy to work with. Now I’m adding gold leaf to almost all my crafts and may even prefer the texture over gold foil! Below is a three part video series where I create a mini book using some of the lovely products from Shimelle’s new scrapbook collection. In all three videos there are examples of the simple…
  • The Shimelle Collection is now available at scrapbook.com [4]

    Shimelle Laine
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Just a quick update to let you know the Shimelle collection is now available here at scrapbook.com, and is currently at a discount. Have a fabulous weekend! (That’s an affiliate link. Thanks for your support if you choose to use it!)
  • Remember This: A new video mixing scrapbooking collections [13]

    Shimelle Laine
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Oh, hi. Originally that die-cut said ‘hello’. I had to explain that I pretty much never say hello. I say ‘oh, hi’, and if extra excited, ‘oh haiiiiii’, but that wouldn’t translate to so well to a die-cut. And thus, dry embossed hearts on pink squares that say ‘oh, hi’ and make me very happy. I also have finally been able to finish the editing on a new scrapbooking video, and that makes me happy too. Reading somewhere that doesn’t show the video? Click through to watch! Although I’ve really enjoyed scrapping with just my own…
  • On The Writing Process [13]

    Shimelle Laine
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    For an expat, I find I mix with surprisingly few other expats here in London, but from time to time stumble upon someone with a similar experience of growing up stateside yet living here as an adult and how some things in that combination just become a little humorous or unexpected or occasionally downright frustrating. The writer behind Angloyankophile is one of these types perfect for these conversations, but we’ve only ever conversed on Twitter and, to our knowledge, have never been in the same place at the same time. I was very honoured when she asked me to participate in the…
  • All things Colour:: A Scrapbooking tutorial by Ewa Kujawska [7]

    alice
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Hello there! Today I’m going to share with you my scrappy way to use gesso in spray format and do a colorful layout with lots of small pictures and embellishments. First of all, I used a sketch from Studio Tekturek. I think it is a very funny sketch: you need to use three photos and draw something. That is kind of fun, yay! I used the Hey Kiddo collection from Studio Tekturek, in amazing purple colors. I put all my pictures with this lovely boy on a base and checked if it looked good before going any further. Later I added others papers and cards. When I’m matching papers I like to be…
 
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    Scrapbooking Ideas, Memory Keeping, Layout Design

  • Mixed Media with Michelle Houghton | 3 Ways to Use a Geli Plate

    Michelle Houghton
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Each month Michelle Houghton examines an artistic technique or supply to add to your scrapbook layouts.  She shows you the steps to get this product or technique onto your pages now.  This month Michelle dug out her Geli plate that was gifted to her, and finally begin playing with it. Read on for 3 easy ways to use a geli plate to create mono-printed backgrounds for your layouts.  Next month Michelle will explore more ways to use this fun printmaking tool. what is mono-printing? Mono-printing can be done with multiple mediums and using multiple surfaces.  The technique involves adding…
  • Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Curated Natural History Style

    Debbie Hodge
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    “Curating” is a word being used frequently nowadays — bloggers are advised to curate content their readers are interested in, and home decorators are “curating” or collecting pieces that give their home a unified look. Lovers of music can now “curate” their own playlists with a new speed and lower cost that ever before. How about “curating” a unified look for your scrapbook page that pulls from vintage images and prints that are readily available in an age of scanners and accelerated sharing (i.e., free vintage printables)? Our creative…
  • Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Timeline

    Debbie Hodge
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Graphic approaches to visual storytelling–like Venn diagrams, pie charts, infographics, maps, and timelines–are great for scrapbook pages in which you want to show relationships. Check out these ideas for scrapbook page storytelling with a timeline. tell the story of a major move with a timeline A True Story by Audrey Tan | Supplies: Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Truth, ArtPlay Palette Strawberry Preserve, Distressed Frames No3, Distressed Dates No1, Abstract Foto Blendz No7, Doily Edge Overlays No1, Multi Media FlutterBys No3, Cool Glows No1, Urban Stitchex Korners No2; Pink…
  • Get Scrapbook Page Ideas from Grid Layout Pins

    Amy Kingsford
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    See the Grid Layout Pins on the Get It Scrapped Pinterest Boards for scrapbooking ideas you can use on your own layout designs. why grids? A grid structure is a solid layout starter, with a stable foundation that offers eye-catching options for organizing all the pieces of a scrapbook page: the words, papers, embellishments and photos that tell your stories. go deeper. These Get It Scrapped articles and resources show you exactly how you can use grid designs as inspiration in your own scrapbook pages: Ideas for Grids and Blocks on Scrapbook Pages Scrapbook Page Composition: Ideas for…
  • Two-Page Layout Strategy: Pair a Simple Grid with One-Page Design

    Debbie Hodge
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    When your story is best told with lots of photos, you need to make a two-page scrapbook layout. Consider mixing a grid design on one half of the page with a design you typically use your for your one-pagers on the facing page to tell your story efficiently. Marcia Fortunato says, “This layout is about the new lake home in Minnesota that we bought this past spring. I featured a full-on photo of the house and a picture of the lake, which played a huge role in choosing this home, on the left side of the two-page layout. On the right side I made a grid of photos taken the day we finalized…
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    The Daily Digi

  • Misty Ink Overlays Mega Pack

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    WELCOME BACK to Tangie Baxter! It's always a delight to have Tangie join us in The Digi Files!! Tangie is such an inspiring and positive person and I really enjoy visiting with her; I always leave having had a super big "aha" moment. Tangie never fails to leave me a better artist than she found me! Tangie is well known for her mixed media and art journaling style. She creates amazing supplies for the digital memory keeper, digital art journaler, digital pocket scrappers, and digital collage artists alike. I'm sure that you will feel inspired after listening to her on the Digest: Let’s take…
  • Misty Ink

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:45 am
    Tangie is such an inspiring and positive person and I really enjoy visiting with her; I always leave having had a super big "aha" moment. I'm sure that you will feel inspired too after listening to her.. Read Tangie's full feature. You can listen below (on the site) or download here.
  • Inspired by Tangie Baxter

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    The following layouts were created using “Misty Ink Overlays Mega pack” by Studio Tangie and included in The Digi Files during September, 2014: Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Misty Ink Overlays Mega pack by Studio Tangie; Blender by Brandy Murry; Word Art by Word Art World. Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Misty Ink Overlays Mega pack by Studio Tangie; Fonts: Jailbird Jenna, Mom’s Typewriter. Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Misty Ink Overlays Mega pack by Studio Tangie. Layout by Katie. Supplies: Misty Ink Overlays Mega pack by Studio Tangie; Dream Maker (clusters) and Splattergraffiti by Tangie…
  • Click and Blossom

    21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I mentioned yesterday that while I was browsing Pinterest, I saw a photography quote that prompted me to go looking for more. In my quest, I stumbled upon a site called Click and Blossom. Their intro says this, We believe that photography and graphic design are more than a profession or hobby, it's a LIFESTYLE, so we decided to design wearable and special accessories for the daily photographer, designer, blogger, instagrammer and camera obsessed too!! Enjoy! I fell in love with their site! They have so many adorable things for us photo-loving people. I could spend a long time browsing, but…
  • The True Lens

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    It was finally time...we were home from our epic road trip, we had moved into our new home (I won't mention the state of the house), and dad took the kids out. That means, time for mom to scrap! However, after only scrapping a few pages in the previous months, I was having trouble getting started. Not feeling inspired (but feeling very hungry!) I clicked out of Photoshop Elements and over to Pinterest. I'm always up for some pretty cupcakes to drool over. But then I saw a photography quote that I loved and decided to go searching for more. And this quote popped up: Wow...that captured in…
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    Above Rubies Studio

  • Quick & Easy Card with Envelope Cuts from Artfully Sent Cricut Cartride

    Megan Elizabeth
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Just decided to try out the Sleeve Card Function and The Envelope Die-Cut with the ALL NEW Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge! I made both card, card layer and envelopes with embellishments and adhering in under 15 Minutes!  This Cartridge is PERFECT for those quick cards when you “forgot” you needed one, to quickly whip something profession and beautiful up without a lot of work – but it can look like you took hours slaving away in your craft room! Bonus {Read More} The post Quick & Easy Card with Envelope Cuts from Artfully Sent Cricut Cartride appeared first on Above…
  • My First Card with Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge CTMH

    Megan Elizabeth
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The very first card just out of the box, no preparation just pull out and create! That means I did not edit – so I figured it out right along with you just so you could see the full process!  Lots of awesome instructions included and I couldn’t help but LOVING this particular Card Function with the Cricut!  I know it’s not everyone’s cup o’ tea – but I have LOTS more coming very quickly! I just couldn’t wait!!! Want {Read More} The post My First Card with Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge CTMH appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Artfully Sent! It’s FINALLY Here! With a HUGE Celebration & Giveaway!

    Megan Elizabeth
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    ***Update – New Video & More Images!!!**** Hey Hey Hey!  I’m jumping out of my SKIN with excitement on this friends!  It’s FINALLY here!  This cartridge was the reason I decided to not sit back any longer and JOIN CTMH as a consultant! And I am no longer just a consultant I am officially an Executive Manager and sooooo blessed to share this!!!  We have a HUGE giveaway for anyone who grabs this new Cartridge HERE between today (Sept 11) {Read More} The post Artfully Sent! It’s FINALLY Here! With a HUGE Celebration & Giveaway! appeared first on Above Rubies…
  • Tues Tut: Howto 2 Page Summer 8×10 and 4×4 Layout

    Megan Elizabeth
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    I was asked to make a summer time scrapbook layout, so I decided to go a step further and make a 2 page 12×12 scrapbook spread!  Thats right todays tutorial is 2 for 1! Using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge bundle and a 8×10 photo and a 4×4 photo you can make an awesome coordinating spread from two totally different events for the summer!   You can get the Artbooking Collection HERE and for $5.00 also get the Stamp of the {Read More} The post Tues Tut: Howto 2 Page Summer 8×10 and 4×4 Layout appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Tues Tut: Howto Die Cut Adhesive Sheets in the Cricut

    Megan Elizabeth
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Hello Crafty Friend! Today I wanted to show you how to cut the Glue Arts Adhesive patches in the Cricut Machine with my favorite cartridge the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I thought it would be fun to make a mixed media like memory box just from a plain white gift box – lots of glitter, color splashes and sparkle! Enjoy the Moments!!! Oh and if you are anxious to get your hands on that FREE stamp set – here is what {Read More} The post Tues Tut: Howto Die Cut Adhesive Sheets in the Cricut appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
 
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    One Little Bird Designs

  • New Release | Who I Am

    Peppermint
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    There are two new products in the shop today, Who I Am and the coordinating Who I Am Journaling Cards. I’ve been crushing on hot pink, neon yellow and navy blue for a couple of weeks now, and even though I know I should be transitioning into fall I had to bring this bright and happy little palette to life. Early Bird Savings You’ll save 20% on the Who I Am Digital Kit and receive the Who I Am Journaling Cards free when you purchase the kit by 9/21/14. Inspiration [Show slideshow] by Brenda by Caylee by Christine by Elisa by Elisa by Leontien by Leontien by Lex by Lisa by…
  • Maria Lacuesta | How I Approach Project Life

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    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hey guys! Maria Lacuesta here with my first post for One Little Bird. Today, I thought I’d talk a little bit about the way I approach Project Life. It hasn’t always come easy to me and I’ve had a lot of false starts, but I finally found my groove this year. The great thing about pocket scrapbooking is that it’s super flexible, so for me, that means no rules! My chronology is really loose and I group my photos into stories rather than months, or weeks. As a result, I no longer stress about being behind and that’s one of the biggest reasons I still enjoy this…
  • Project Life | May 2014

    Peppermint
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Popping in today to share a few of my May Project Life® pages. I finally moved my sewing machine up to a semi-permanent spot in my office in the hopes that I’ll use it more – but I still feel as though I’m tragic when sewing paper, and I like to blame it on the machine. (I know it’s the user, though.) I suppose my question(s) for those of you that sew on your pages is: do you basically have to manually feed your layout through the machine? And does that just take a lot of practice? This 4×6 card was probably my first sewing success story, but I had to be vigilant about moving it…
  • Around Here

    Peppermint
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    AROUND HERE we’re in the early days of Back to School, getting back to the routine of it all. Nick has taken on a rigorous schedule for his last year of Junior High, taking three High School level courses and committing to two extracurricular singing groups. I am continually wrestling with my compulsion to control everything vs. what I know is best – which is to let him independently manage his academic career, to let him struggle and stumble (if need be) and to celebrate victory with him when he succeeds. I’m working on stepping back. AROUND HERE I’m still running three or…
  • New Release | On The Line

    Peppermint
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    New in the shop this week are the On The Line set of journaling stamps/brushes. This versatile set of journaling stamps and brushes is just what you need to get your stories recorded on your scrapbook pages – they add a bit of hand-drawn goodness to a layout. And for one day only you can grab them for half price! These were previously offered as a free download this summer as a part of the We Are Storytellers promotion at The Lilypad, so be sure to check your supplies to make sure you don’t already have them! SOSN Savings For one day only save 50% on my One The Line journaling…
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  • Wild Card Garage Double Page Layout Tutorial

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Wild Card Garage Double Page LayoutSupplies:Wild Card I Want It All Bundle by Bo BunnyWild Card PageWild Card Zoom PageNoteworthyChipboardEphemeraDouble Sided TapeCharmsWater Spray BottlePaint SpraysStencils Jewels Tim Holtz Crackle PaintTim Holtz Distress Ink in Old Paper Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mustard SeedPhoto Sizes:  8” x 4.5”3.75” x 4” 5” x 5.5”Tools: Tim Holtz Paper DistresserPaper Cutter Hot Glue GunCut out this blue square from the Wild Card Zoom page.Pull the Green Tool Box piece and this Red Sheet out of the Ephemera package.Using your Tim Holtz…
  • Joyous Christmas Cards

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Don't let the thought of hand-making your Christmas cards stress you out!The Joyous I Want It All Bundle by My Mind's Eye comes with everything you will need. The cards practically make themselves!
  • MME Halloween Cards

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Today I am sharing with you two Halloween cards I created using the MME Frightful bundle.I created these two cards with my bundle.  They are super simple, but playful.  I pulled all the coordinating embellishments that matched the paper.  I used the side with the coordinating item for the interior of the card.  For example, I for the chandeliers I used the chandelier paper and folded it so that the chandeliers would be on the inside.  I added a solid color paper to the inside of each card so you can add a note to whoever you are sending it too.outside of both finished…
  • Project Life Halloween Layout

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Good Morning!  Jessica here with you today.  I wanted to share with you a double page layout I did using  MME Frightful Bundle and We R Memory Keepers divided page protectors. I don't know about you but sometimes I create layouts that I have no clue what I am going to do with them exactly. Sometimes I see a paper line and and just want to create with it or make something for an event that I know is coming up.I'm thinking that this will become a spread for this year's Halloween trick or treating in my project life album.  If I print the pictures in black and white…
  • Joyous ReDesigned Gift Box

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Hello everyone! It's never too early to start preparing for the Holidays.Here is a great idea for your personalized gift wrap this season. I love to reuse or repurpose anything I possibly can. Here, I took a not-so-appealing (but sturdy) box and transformed it into a sparkly personalized gift box.Using your favorite papers from the Joyous I Want It All Bundle by My Mind's Eye and some Tim Holtz Distress Inks cover the box and ink the edges. (I used ModPodge to secure the paper to the box) For the gift tag, I spritzed it with water and then touched the edges of the tag to a distress ink pad.
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