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  • How to host a free crafting party at Michael's

    Scrapbooking News
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Michael's craft store's all have a classroom space in-store, that they use to teach courses.
  • Update | 4.15.2014 – Project Life Stampin’ Up!, Scraptime, Studio Calico, Simon Says Stamp, Bella Blvd

    Scrapbook Update
    Nancy Nally
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Lots of news in this week's Update round-up: Project Life Stampin' Up!, new Studio Calico & Bella Blvd, and lots more! [Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com.]
  • Show & Tell | Heidi Swapp Frame

    Scrapbooking
    Francine Clouden
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lindsay over at Frenchie introduces us to her blog and creativity while sharing how she altered and decorated this lovely Heidi Swapp frame. Go give her a warm welcome to the crafting blogosphere!
  • Instagram Albums Made Easy Collection Review

    About.com Scrapbooking
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:40 am
    How many photos have you taken with Instagram? How many of those have you printed out and added to your scrapbook pages? If you are like most scrapbookers, Instagram photos are for online sharing and scrapbooking is for regular 4x6 inch standard pictures. With the new Instagram Albums Made Easy collection from We R Memory Keepers which I have reviewed this week, you can quickly and easily create beautiful themed albums with your Instagram photos. For my review, I showed the album and the supplies to a couple of non-scrapbookers to get their opinions on whether on not this would get them…
  • Gossamer Blue April Projects

    Bits and Pieces...
    Anabelle O'Malley
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Well, my wonderful spring break is over. Boo. And I'm back at work. But, at least the weather is getting better. That always puts me in a great mood. I am hoping to put my winter clothes away for good sometime very soon.Gossamer Blue's April kits are now live. They are filled with bright, fun colors and really awesome PL cards. Here are my spreads for this month...  On this one, I printed my photo on a 4 by 6 card. then  I added some journaling on my two 3 by 4 cards and sewed them to the top, creating flip up pocket. I slid the photo into the page protector and left the flaps…
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  • Show & Tell | Heidi Swapp Frame

    Francine Clouden
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lindsay over at Frenchie introduces us to her blog and creativity while sharing how she altered and decorated this lovely Heidi Swapp frame. Go give her a warm welcome to the crafting blogosphere!
  • Tutorial | DIY Enamel Dots

    Francine Clouden
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Love enamel dots and want them in a rainbow of your favorite colors? Make your own! Agus Yornet shows you how, with basic crafting supplies and tools. Click here to go to the tutorial.
  • Free Daily Downloads at Gotta Pixel

    Francine Clouden
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Check out the free download page at Gotta Pixel for new daily downloads for digital and hybrid scrapbooking !
  • Inspiration du Jour | Friends, Family & Fun

    Francine Clouden
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Friends, Family & Fun by shaynebundy {Blog}
  • Freebies and Ideas for Easter

    Francine Clouden
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    What are you doing for Easter? here are a few ideas to help in your planning. 1. Get these free vector Easter files from Curly Made (shown above) 2. Make a cute bunny garland to decorate with these instructions from Brendid. It was inspired by a Pottery Barn creation 3. Prepare two Easter Scrapbook pages using free downloadable patterns from Joyful Daisy.
 
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  • Update | 4.15.2014 – Project Life Stampin’ Up!, Scraptime, Studio Calico, Simon Says Stamp, Bella Blvd

    Nancy Nally
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Lots of news in this week's Update round-up: Project Life Stampin' Up!, new Studio Calico & Bella Blvd, and lots more! [Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com.]
  • And They All Fall Down: Splash of Color, GCD Studios, Canvas Corp, Lily Bee

    Nancy Nally
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Splash of Color, GCD Studios, Lily Bee & GCD Studios are just the latest scrapbook companies to encounter difficulty. [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 Acquires Bazzill Basics

    Nancy Nally
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    American Crafts has made Bazzill Basics the latest in its stream of recent acquisitions. [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.]
  • Is Facebook Marketing a Dead End for Small Brands?

    Nancy Nally
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Is Facebook marketing becoming a zero sum (or zero reach) game for small brands? [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! to launch new company called Apostrophe S

    Nancy Nally
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Stampin' Up! is joining the maker movement with its new company Apostrophe S. [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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    About.com Scrapbooking

  • Instagram Albums Made Easy Collection Review

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:40 am
    How many photos have you taken with Instagram? How many of those have you printed out and added to your scrapbook pages? If you are like most scrapbookers, Instagram photos are for online sharing and scrapbooking is for regular 4x6 inch standard pictures. With the new Instagram Albums Made Easy collection from We R Memory Keepers which I have reviewed this week, you can quickly and easily create beautiful themed albums with your Instagram photos. For my review, I showed the album and the supplies to a couple of non-scrapbookers to get their opinions on whether on not this would get them…
  • Quick and Easy Scrapbook Page Idea from Theresa Collins Designs

    28 Mar 2014 | 3:03 am
    Quick and easy scrapbook pages give us inspiration to complete a scrapbook page for our family albums that is both stylish and takes little time to complete. This week's new Quick and Easy Scrapbook Page Idea from Theresa Collins Designs uses notched paper "ribbons" as a scrapbook page background. The article has a free scrapbook page sketch and step by step instructions.
  • The Card Punch 3x4 Round Corners from We R Memory Keepers - Review and Tutorial

    24 Mar 2014 | 6:33 am
    One of the supplies that will make pocket-style scrapbooking quicker and possibly more fun is the Card Punch 3x4 from We R Memory Keepers. This review and tutorial shows you exactly how to use the punch and gives you some of its pro's and con's. Is this a new tool that you need to add to your scrapbook and paper crafting supplies? The answer to that may depend on how you are planning to use it. Come and see exactly what I mean in this week's newest article here on About.com Scrapbooking.
  • 7 Optional Supplies for Pocket Scrapbooking You Will Want To Own

    24 Mar 2014 | 6:26 am
    One of the best things about the new trend of Pocket-Style Scrapbooking is that you do not need very many supplies to get started. Once you get going, however, there are 7 Optional Supplies for Pocket Scrapbooking You Will Want To Own. In this week's new article, I break down for you a list of supplies that you might want to add to your stash when you endeavor to create a pocket scrapbook or try out Becky Higgins' Project Life.
  • My Favorite Free Pocket Scrapbooking Journaling Card Printables

    17 Mar 2014 | 5:39 am
    Project Life and Pocket Scrapbooking make scrapbooking quick, easy, and attainable for everyone. All you need to do is slip your photos and journaling cards in to little pockets and you are done. You can purchase beautiful themed sets of journaling cards, or as this week's new article, Free Pocket Scrapbooking Journaling Card Printables will show you, you can find free ones all over the internet.
 
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    Bits and Pieces...

  • Gossamer Blue April Projects

    Anabelle O'Malley
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Well, my wonderful spring break is over. Boo. And I'm back at work. But, at least the weather is getting better. That always puts me in a great mood. I am hoping to put my winter clothes away for good sometime very soon.Gossamer Blue's April kits are now live. They are filled with bright, fun colors and really awesome PL cards. Here are my spreads for this month...  On this one, I printed my photo on a 4 by 6 card. then  I added some journaling on my two 3 by 4 cards and sewed them to the top, creating flip up pocket. I slid the photo into the page protector and left the flaps…
  • Hello Kitty and Pretty in Pink

    Anabelle O'Malley
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:10 am
    Another week has come and gone. This one was nice and relaxing. And today tops it off. It's my birthday! ;)Here are last week's spreads. I love this first one. It made me feel so 'springy' when I opened my planner. The cloud and heart washi is my favorite. And of course I love anything pink and aqua. I used some die cuts from Basic Grey's Fresh Cut line on here. The floral washi is from BG, too, as are the hole reinforcers.Washi- AC Moore, Basic Grey, Ebay (thin)Die cuts- Basic GreyCard- We R Memory Keepers (Simply Happy Collection)And since we are now officially in Spring, I figured I'd…
  • A Couple of Cards

    Anabelle O'Malley
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:56 am
    Hooray! I'm on spring break. I'm sitting here in Nags Head, NC as I write. My brother bought a house here recently and I brought my mom and Ryan down for a couple of days to visit. It's still cold, but being at the beach on a cold day is always better than being at home. I'm loving the Outer Banks. We've done lots of fun things this weekend - driving along the beach, eating Carolina BBQ, visiting the Wright Bother's memorial, taking long walks with the beach with the dogs. I could definitely get used to this.So, here are a couple of cards that I've made recently. This first one uses some…
  • Transparency Cards

    Anabelle O'Malley
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:29 am
    I have always loved the look of transparencies on cards. I think they add a lot of softness to them. They also allow for a different type of layering to go on. Adding a sticker or piece of chipboard to the inside of the card and letting it peek through to the front is a great way of creating dimension. So, when I received my March Gossamer Blue kits and found the Webster's Pages transparent 3 by 4 journaling cards in them, I knew what I wanted to do. Here is the final result.  On this first card, I stitched one of the transparencies to some cardstock, so that it became the card…
  • Catching Up- Kittys, Icons and St. Patrick's Day

    Anabelle O'Malley
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:13 am
    It's just amazing how quickly time is flying by. I had all good intentions of doing my Filofax post this weekend. I ended up getting sick (the stomach flu, ugh) on Sunday and all of a sudden I turn around and it's Tuesday. I thought I'd post several of my spreads to catch up. But first, I want to share my new organizer. I've tried a couple of different ways to hold my pen and Filofax collection and finally found one that I love. It looks pretty, too!It's a Craftsman tool tote and is just the size to hold my pens and personal sized Filos. I organized the pens by type - Gelly Rolls,…
 
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    Cathy Zielske's Blog

  • The Present Participle List for April

    cathy
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    Finishing up production on my kids' school yearbook. Thinking creatively about ways to pay for Aidan's college tuition with as few loans as possible. Knowing loans are going to be part of the equation in this modern era. Looking forward to Spring, which apparently has decided to show up here in the glorious upper Midwest. Working on a really huge, cool project that involves this website. Hoping to wrap it up and share it with you guys in the next two months if all goes according to plan. Retooling some older classes to possibly teach later in the year. Obsessing over how good…
  • The giveaways go to…

    cathy
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    The winner of a seat in Here There Everywhere from Kerri Bradford Studio is: The winner of a seat in The Poster Project with Scrapaneer instructor Kelly Sill is: Ladies, email me to claim your classes! 
  • Sponsor giveaways: A Silhouette class from Kerri Bradford Studio or

    cathy
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    THE GIVEAWAY: One blog reader will win a seat in Here There Everywhere from the Silhouette master, Kerri Bradford. (Yes, that's what I call her!) This is a brand new workshop that is designed to help you document the best (and craziest) travel moments your way, using your Silhouette. ABOUT THE CLASS:  Join Kerri Bradford as she takes you on an amazing journey through the wonderful world of Silhouette Studio to create your own travel memory book. You’ll be learning all sorts of fun tricks and learn how to create shapes. Everything you make can be adapted to your own personal preference…
  • Project Life, Week Thirteen, the end of the first quarter

    cathy
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Yes, I break my Project Life into quarters. Literally. This is what it looks like on my hard drive: I can't help it. I've got a mind for business and a bod for sin. (If you can name that movie, you win special consideration! For what, I don't know, but you'll have the PRIDE of knowing that YOU know.) Shall we dive into the end of the quarter spread?  A little detail on one of the images: Aidan turned 18 in week 13 and one of her very clever girlfriends gave her the book you see here: The best part? She cut out a bunch of pages (read: altered book arts, y'all!) and…
  • This is happening (and by 'this' I am referring to my eldest child going to college next year)

    cathy
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    The reality is setting in: Aidan will be going to college in the Fall. And following a weekend road trip to Illinois, it looks like she will be going to college roughly 6-1/2 hours away.  We could not be more excited for her. But it's gonna hurt just a little. Okay, who am I kidding? It's gonna hurt a lot. On so many levels. I love this kid's guts. Literally. Her spleen, kidneys, pancreas—you name it—I love her right down to the very core of her mental and physical being. And thanks to four years of therapy, I am connected to her in a way that I wasn't for most of her…
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    Trail Snail

  • TNAB, sort of.

    Ingunn
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:38 am
    Every year when spring hits, my hiking mojo comes back in full force after a winter of hibernation, and I start getting all manic and excited about summer hiking trips. This year I’m not actually going to plan any trips since I have no idea of what I’ll be able to (or want to) do, but I’ll gladly take advantage of the energy and excitement and hike as much as possible while I still can. Enter TNAB. Sort of. I’ve never been able to keep up with those loons and their afterburners, so I obviously won’t be able to now, but it’s such a good incentive to get out…
  • St. John | Salomon Bay

    Ingunn
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    Aah, St. John. Where do I even begin? I think I’ll start by covering some of our favorite beaches and snorkeling spots, then writing a summary post with other tips and ideas for this little piece of paradise. St. John is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea. JK and I chose it as our vacation destination last year specifically because about 2/3 of the island is National Park land – we figured it would mean few resorts, good trails, and protected coral reefs for unbelievable snorkeling. We were not mistaken. To make the most of your trip there, buy a copy of the…
  • Larch Rx

    Ingunn
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Sorry to keep jumping wildly from season to season, but I never got around to writing about this trip, and it was just too purty and too important to skip. October was rough. Actually, the whole autumn season was rough. The hormones I was taking made me feel all sorts of not great, so I spent those darkening months gaining weight, fighting lethargy, and feeling very down in the dumps. Very few things were able to motivate me to get outside. One was mushroom hunting, which I’ll come back to later, and the other was the chance to finally see the golden larch trees in Headlight Basin in…
  • Hiking in early pregnancy

    Ingunn
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:19 pm
    I really hope I’ll be able to hike throughout my pregnancy, not just because it’s excellent for my physical health and that of the wee babby, but because, as I have learned over and over again throughout the years, it’s like Prozac to me. That said, right from the start I was surprised how much more difficult it felt to hike for two. I had somewhat naively thought it would feel just like normal, but with an increasingly heavy backpack carried on my stomach. Hah! First lesson I learned: don’t make any grand plans; every pregnancy is different. Some people don’t…
  • How you can help Oso

    Ingunn
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Most of you have probably heard about the devastating mudslide that hit the small town of Oso, WA, last weekend. As of now, 26 people are confirmed dead and at least 90 people have been reported missing. Volunteers and rescue crews are still working to dig through thick mud, water, and debris to look for victims, and will be doing so for a long time. To help those affected by the slide, please visit this link for information on cash donations: Where to go to help mudslide victims If you’re local, here’s information about different supplies you can donate to the emergency workers:…
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    Help [ME] Ronda

  • At a Glance...

    Ronda Palazzari
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    This past weekend was filled with family & friends.  It always reminds me of how blessed my life is.  Though like most, i have my fair share of trials & tribulations, i am surrounded by love.  Always a good thing isn't it? Friday night was Anthony's senior prom.  Cheyenne & Anthony asked me to take photos before their dinner.  We, the kids, Cheyenne's mom, & a  very special guest trekked out to our favorite park to document this special date.  Cheyenne looked radiant and you know i am partial to my handsome Antman.  i captured some really great natural…
  • it's time & a recipe

    Ronda Palazzari
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    i have been progressing but some days i still tire out.  it's been slow going but i see a change.  i feel like each day, things get better & better.  i shared with you my struggles with Trigeminal Neuralgia but there are more to my trials & tribulations.  i have had many other symptoms including digestive issues that my doctors couldn't figure out. The head pain had to be tamed first. My family physician suggested i seek out complementary medicine to help solve my issues because he didn't want me to be on yet another pill. Neither did i! I found an acupuncturist who…
  • a Day at the DAM

    Ronda Palazzari
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last weekend Alexi & i went to the Denver Art Museum, affectionately known as the DAM.  i have been slowly doing "outings" since all the illness and a small trip to the museum seemed doable, especially with a big long nap after.  She had to go for her Art class she is taking at college which just excites me.  It was a great time together as she knows my needs right now.  We also got to compare & contrast our likes as well as talk about the pieces in detail.   The art muesum often has new exhibits and this latest one was a dream come true to me, Modern Masters: 20th…
  • Create Daily: Typography

    Ronda Palazzari
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    i have such a love of typography, the art of arranging type in pleasing ways.  That's a simple definition to such a broad art that touches every day of our lives.  It's a great way to add another layer of design to whatever project you are working on.  Here are some fun typography designs found in my "the art of typography" pinterest board to inspire you to create daily. Hugo Werner -Source Think strips, think printed material in your art journal or on your art pieces. Lucy Stephens - Source Love how she uses the font to become the city.   Typo/Graphic Posters - Source…
  • Coming Soon: The Art of Pen Pals, a letter writing series

    Ronda Palazzari
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Letter writing is almost a lost art these days.  With all of the technology today -- internet, emails, instant messages, & texting, it's so easy to drop a note to someone.  Don't get me wrong, i think it's completely awesome that i get to know people across the globe through my computer.  But I miss the days of waiting on the postman delivering a letter.  There is something so gratifying about opening up the mailbox and finding an envelope addressed to you.  I still have friends that send me notes from time to time and it's the best feeling in the world to see…
 
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    DEAR LIZZY

  • Road Trip + Beach Travel Tips

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    The reality of spring break being over has set in with the craziness of mornings and my dang to-do list staring at me! Oh, but it was a wonderful week! Seriously, one of the best. Which is funny because we did nothing flashy or extravagant. We didn’t even go to Disneyland. (gasp!) I know, I know I was sad about that too but I just wanted to pull up to our place for the week and not have to leave it until it was time to say goodbye. And that’s what we did. Our days filled with beach, bike rides, eating, exploring along the pier, playing in the sand, gathering shells, more bike…
  • Lola + Small Fry

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    Last week I got to work with my sis in law, Emily, at Small Fry Blog and photograph a darling bunny bag she crafted. Lola gave it a trial run and approves. See the simple DIY here. Perfect for Easter egg hunting and just being adorable. How in the world Lola was scared of these tiny checks when she has a dog the size of a horse is beyond me. xo, Lizzy
  • Travel Art Kit & Journal

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    A week ago I decided it was time for a warm getaway for our family. It’s fun to be spontaneous & liven up the monotonous-ity of our routine.  It’s taken me days to get all the clothes packed for our village of children ; ) but it will be worth it! They deserve some undivided attention while Collin and I deserve some sunshine. Collin has been really busy working lately and usually the time we spend together is at the end of the day when we are exhausted. One of the kids lost our comcast remote so we usually just sit on the couch and talk about our days. He plays the ukulele…
  • Pretty Pinwheels

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Out of all the April Fools Jokes this week my favorite was waking up to snow on the ground and snowflakes dancing from the sky. Each one laughing in my face… You actually thought it was spring!  You win mother nature. I would’ve rather seen another millionth “I’m pregnant” joke. Love these pinwheels the darling Amanda Rydell made using Dear Lizzy papers and the flower epoxy center for the right pinwheel. For the containers she painted egg cartons a cheerful coral and gold. Who would have thought of that. So clever! (The right color is Valspar Coral Reef & left…
  • Number Album for the big uno!

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Put together a mini album to celebrate Myles’s first year of life because he turns 1 this month. One.<<<Serious crazy talk. When I create I am drawn to diecut pages, pockets, bags, hidden journaling and textured products. I realized it’s because my hope someday is that my kids don’t just look at photos and journaling but that it’s more of an experience as they search for the details and hidden treasures. I hope that they will feel a piece of my love for them with each page and our fleeting time together when they were babies and kiddos. And while just typing…
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    Life Outside the Fishbowl

  • Progress is Slow Sometimes...

    Deborah Mahnken
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    But slow & steady wins the race, right? At least that's what I'm telling myself. I've been working on my 2013 and 2014 albums - simultaneously - using my Project Life protectors and lots & lots of photo paper.  I had been waiting until getting some pages finished to share, but I keep skipping around. So, because I'm on a roll printing photos, I thought I'd share some in-progress pages. My first step was to place ephemera in pockets, which I did in January.  Now I'm going back and adding photos by month.  Iphoto makes it easy to do this with smart…
  • I {heart} Leafing

    Deborah Mahnken
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    I made a cut little card from a tag and gold leafing for ScraPerfect.  Quite easy and fun to do using the Best Glue Ever and some leftover paper.  And I got to try out a new stamp from this month's Cocoa Daisy kit. You can get all the instructions here.
  • Kerri Bradford's Class Giveaway

    Deborah Mahnken
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    If you haven't tried Kerri Bradford's Silhouette classes, you're really missing out. I've had my Silhouette for about a year but had never taken a class  - until now. I started by signing up for her upcoming Here, There Everywhere class two days ago. She recommends that you take her "Oh the Places You'll Go" prior to starting. So I thought, "why not?"  I'd been meaning to take a few of her classes, but hadn't gotten around to it.  After the first two videos I went back and signed up for two more of her classes - starting with the…
  • Creating Cards for My Project Life-ish

    Deborah Mahnken
    30 Mar 2014 | 1:51 pm
    I put together some fun cards for my Project Life-ish scrapbooking. Why Life-ish?  Well, I decided that weekly spreads weren't the way I wanted to go. I do more of a "month in a review" kinda thing using Becky Higgin's Project Life page protectors and any kinda card insert I can find. Did you know Becky Higgens makes black cardstock cards? Love them! My Epson printer has a photo paper tray that takes 4x6 paper - which is perfect for these.  I can use digital kits from Project Life and other and print my own cards.  To make the 3x4 cards I create a new 4x6 sheet and drag…
  • A Visit to the National Gallery of Art

    Deborah Mahnken
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:26 am
    The fourth graders have been working on their artist projects, and Rachel asked us to take her to the National Gallery downtown to see some of her artist's works.  She chose to study Van Gogh (and yes, it was primarily motivated by the Doctor Who episode "Vincent and the Doctor" - but that's one of my favorites, too). She's using Starry Night as her response piece, where the students show the piece to others to get their response to the artwork.  This afternoon I'm volunteering for their artist afternoon, where they will all make a piece of art in the style of…
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    paper passion and pixel mania

  • Beyond the Sesa

    noel joy
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Our family loves jazz. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Ella Fitzgerald will always put a little spring in our step. I chose "Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin as my music inspiration for this photo. Being a Navy family it always speaks to me of the sweetness of a homecoming after a long deployment."Somewhere Beyond the Sea" layout supplies:Glitz Design "Black & White" papers: Floral, Wood Grain, XOGlitz Design "Black & White" 6x6 paper padGlitz Design "Black & White" Alphabets & Words sticker sheetGlitz Design "Black & White" Titles & Accents sticker…
  • Wonder & Love

    noel joy
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    One of the things I love about Glitz Design is the variety of their lines. Last week I used a photo of my younger daughter and set it off with soft, subtle pastels. This week my oldest is surrounded by bright and cheery pops of color. The photos we both taken on the same day, but the patterned papers gave a completely different feel to each project. For this layout layered lots of "77" goodies, including the striped alphabet stickers. The stripes ended up being a little too busy against the other patterns, so I colored over the letters with a black marker to help them stand out. I added a few…
  • Oh Happy Day

    noel joy
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week's Color Challenge incorporates a soft and feminine color pallet that fits right into my  girlie style. First, I used a makeup sponge to dab gold ink over a 12x12 stencil allowing the ink to fade out on the edges. Next I layered lots of light pink and light blue "Carpe Diem" goodies with vellum and strips of sheer ribbon. I secured all of the layers to the card stock by machine stitching a large gold heart over the layers. With a little smattering of finishing touches, the layout is complete. "Oh Happy Day" layout supplies:Glitz Design "Carpe Diem" paper: DiamondsGlitz…
  • Glitter & Shine

    noel joy
    20 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    Glitter is an easy element to add a little punch to your projects. On this project I used a ruler and light pencil lines to draw stripes in the opposite direction of the stripes on the patterned paper. I traced over these lines with glitter glue, then for a little extra pop added a little more glitter on top. I added a touch of glitter to the edge of one of the vellum sheets, then sprinkled hexagon glitter across the page for just a little more sparkle. "All Dolled Up" layout supplies:Glitz Design "All Dolled Up" papers: Cherry Blossom, Bits & PiecesGlitz Design "Black & White"…
  • Say It With Roller Stamps

    noel joy
    11 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    I've loved Glitz Design Roller Doodles for years. For this week's feature I decided to try my Roller Doodles on a medium I'd never tried before, tissue paper. I almost always have tissue paper on hand for wrapping gifts, so I thought it would be a great household supply to use for both paper crafting and gift wrapping. On both projects, I inked the Roller Doodle with watermark ink, then heat embossed the stamped images. Roller Doodles give you the flexibility of making your own patterned papers over and over again. Happy stamping!Glitz Design Roller Doodles are now available at…
 
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    ScrapScene

  • Online Art Class Coming Soon!

    Angie
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    I have been working hard on making an online class on painting portraits – in both oils and acrylic.  After a series of starts and stops, I finally have my topic sorted out and taping is in progress! More info to come!   Speedlink Saturday: Dec 29/12Upcoming ClassesUpcoming Class PeeksUpcoming Creative ClassesUpdate on Misty Mawn’s Class
  • Creative Contests, Calls & Events

    Angie
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    Please click here to submit your contest/call/event. Let’s Get Shabby - Challenge #53 Deadline: 20-04-2014 Challenge #53 is all about creating for your SHABBY EASTER or SPRING (or both – up to you!) in any project – LO’s Cards, OTP etc…. There’s a wonderful prize – see you there! Update on Submissions for Contests, Calls & EventsContests, Calls & EventsScrapbooking Contests/Calls/EventsContests/Calls/Events – National Scrapbook DayContests, Calls & Events
  • Upcoming Creative Classes and Workshops

    Angie
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:32 am
    Ishtar Olivera is teaching a stamp carving classat Tea & Crafting in London, UK on April 20th.  Big Picture Classes is holding "Stashbusters Anonymous" online workshop with Aly Dosdall beginning April 10th. Click here for more details. Jeri Parks is teaching "Color Inspiration: Twinkling H2O's" at My Creative Classroom beginning March 27th. Click here for more information. Upcoming Creative ClassesUpcoming Creative ClassesPaper Crafting ClassesUpcoming Creative Online ClassesUpcoming Creative Classes
  • Creative Contests/Calls/Events

    Angie
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:19 am
    Memorable Seasons - Design Team call Deadline: March 31, 2014 We are looking for a team of 5 to create with new products, post their work, issue challenges, and be an active and productive participant of our message board. Nine-month term begins May 2014. Update on Submissions for Contests, Calls & EventsContests, Calls & EventsScrapbooking Contests/Calls/EventsContests/Calls/Events – National Scrapbook DayContests, Calls & Events
  • Craft Tutorials

    Angie
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:28 am
    Paper & Stitch shows how to make some cute DIY business cards here. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, a clover leaf garland from Simple as That. Make your own typographical art using this tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.  Make a cookie basket using a paper plate and this tutorial by One Good Thing. Love these origami treat boxes at Minieco.  Craft TutorialsCrafty Tutorials to Check OutCreative TutorialsCreative and Crafty TutorialsCraft Tutorials
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    so there i was ...

  • April Colour Suite

    Summer Fullerton
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Happy Tuesday and welcome to the April Colour Suite a monthly colour challenge I put together for my friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today. This month I continued my exploration of metallic and embraced silver. I figured it would be a beautiful compliment colour to radiant orchid my other inspiration for April. While I chose a glittery silver I think that colour is subject to interpretation and it could easily be used as a grey with these colours. The purple from my stash isn't quite the same shade as the one I originally chose for the challenge. I think purple is one of the hardest…
  • Under Construction

    Summer Fullerton
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Happy Monday crafters I was looking over my blog and how I use or don't use it and I decided I needed to play around with it. I have been using Typepad and paying a small fee which I am not sure was quite worth it since there are so many customizable free options available for bloggers these days. I really wasn't using TypePad to it's fullest potential so please hang tight while I try to reformat my look and/or possibly explore other options available. During construction I am still going to be posting content. Maybe sure you come back tomorrow for the Colour Suite. Happy…
  • Timbers | Scrapbook and Cards Today

    Summer Fullerton
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    Hello Friday it's a glorious day and I am headed out for some girl time with my crafty friend Michelle. This beautiful sunny weather has inspired me to show off my Colour Suite layout from the spring issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today. This Colour Suite was monochromatic with a neutral of grey and a pop of yellow for contrast. All the shades of green were super fun to play with. (Suppies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper AC/Simple Stories/Jillibean Soup/Webster's Pages, Specialty Paper Doodlebug, Alphas Jillibean Soup, Wood Veneer Studio Calico/Lily Bee, stars Studio Calico,…
  • Hello ... noted from the car | Paper Smooches

    Summer Fullerton
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Happy Wednesday crafters. It's been awhile since I shared one of my Paper Smooches creations so I thought today was as good a day as any to show you one of my latest layouts. Paper Smooches is changing directions slightly and moving from monthly releases to every other month releases (basicaly 6x a year rather than 12). This layout was from the March/April release. While I used quite a few stamps and dies on this layout my original idea was rooted in the Quoteables Die. Then I just couldn't help but add all kinds of other stamps and dies to this layout. (Supplies Used: Bazzil…
  • April | PageMaps

    Summer Fullerton
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Happy April (can you believe we are a 1/4 of the way through the year I can't). Today I have my April PageMaps sketch and layout to share with you. I loved this sketch it was super creative and had so many possibilities I can see myself using this sketch over and over again. I took a really literal approach to this sketch. It really is essentially a giant grid design and any number of the design areas could be swapped out to house more photos. (Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper American Crafts/Sassafras Lass, Velum, Maya Road Envelope, Washi Tape Bella Blvd, Stamp/Metal…
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  • FREE cut file + published layout.

    Kim Watson
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    Being Thursday, means the house is tidied after last nights Wednesday night Believers get-together...I can finally get down to some much needed crafty-catch up & writing.  I am so grateful to have had a bunch pages published this year in Paper crafts & Scrapbooking magazine. I thought it might be fun to post a couple of them here too. This one, a double page from the January 2014 issue
  • Gold foil + Fancy Designs NEW blog links.

    Kim Watson
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    Friends...... Have you heard?? Fancy pants Designs have a NEW blog & online home. Each day since last week they are introducing the new 2014 design team & today is my slot. If you want to find out more about me,  my scrapping style & the whole of this layout... check out the Fancy pants Designs blog :) Oh...oh before I go.... do you know Fancy Pants now has foil paper???? Yep...how cool is
  • Going Native + a Tutorial

    Kim Watson
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    Do you know Technique Tuesday has the most awesome metal dies & stamp sets?? I created this card using some of them. Inspired by a talented Aussie scrapper, Lizzie...I thought I'd try my hand at going Native.  You are so Totally Awesome card by Kim Watson Finished size: 6x4" Supplies: (Cardstock card blank: DCWV, Plain cardstock: Stamping Up, Spray Mist: Ranger, Wooden button: Bella
  • FREE cut file + Making magic!

    Kim Watson
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:24 am
    Love this girl (can't believe how fast she is growing up), love these colors... love technology! Getting loose with a large oversized painted ink title & cutting it out with my Cameo. I don't know if it is perfectly balanced...but hey...we get so bogged down trying for perfection in our scrapping, that we plain old forget how to just have fun. Well I had fun with this page! Those cute feathers
  • Great news!!

    Kim Watson
    14 Mar 2014 | 7:19 am
    The 2014 Fancy pants Designs DT has been announced & I happy to say I have been invited back for another year. I love their product & love working with Jodi, so am seriously thrilled to be part of this amazing team of talented crafters from all over the world. To celebrate, I have a page to share with you using the Down by The Shore collection. Adventure Awaits by Kim Watson Another page
 
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    Ali Edwards

  • For The Love Of Books | Reading Updates

    Ali
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you guys one-book-at-a-time readers? Right now I’ve got multiple books going and sometimes I think that’s a good thing (nice to have choices based on mood, time available, etc) and other times it feels like I just lack commitment. Either way, one of the things I wanted to make happen for myself this year was to read more books and I’m definitely making it happen. I’m a big non-fiction reader – it’s just what I’m most interested in reading right now. I like reading about the way people think and work and I like reading memoirs and stories of real…
  • And The Giveaways Go To…

    Ali
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Three peoole will win a copy of ‘Making the Shot Three: An In-Depth Discussion on Focus’ from Karen Russell. (If you purchase a copy, you will receive a full refund if you are chosen as a winner) #114 | Lisa aka Myran said…Looks like a really great class! I love photography and could always need a tip or two #8 | Carole said…Sometimes I struggle with getting tack sharp images. This sounds like great class on helping with that. Here’s hoping I win! #216 | Camilla G said…I would looove it! Great literature and knowledge now that I’m not allowed to work and waiting for my first…
  • Sponsored Giveaways | My Favorite Things

    Ali
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    GIVEAWAY | One person will win a bundle of 12 Hybrid Ink Pads from My Favorite Things. (a $75 value) SPECIAL OFFER | Receive 10% off your next purchase using the code “ALIEDWARDS” at the checkout. Valid 4/12/14 through 4/14/14 (coupon expires at the end of the day on 4/14 EST) We have some BIG news this month! Say hello to our new line of Hybrid Inks. These scrapbook-safe, pigment-based inks dry like dye inks and are permanent on paper surfaces, acid-free, archival, and fade resistant. These inks feature a raised felt pad with a surface measuring 3 3/8″ X 2 1/8″. The…
  • Happy Place | April Studio AE Blog Hop From Technique Tuesday

    Ali
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to the April Studio AE Blog Hop From Technique Tuesday. Technique Tuesday offers a monthly stamp club that features a limited edition stamp set designed by me each month. You can check out past stamp sets (some are still available) here. This month’s stamp set: Good Times DIGITAL MEMORY KEEPER? | A similar set of digital word art is available here: No Day Like Today Brushes and Stamps Here’s a look at the 2-page, 8.5×11 layout I created this month: Sometimes it’s fun to do a layout that has no photos. This one ended up with one very small image but could have…
  • We Do

    Ali
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    In our family… We do magic. Moments of surprise. The ones that take your breath away. We create opportunities to experience magic both big and small. We do adventure. We take trips and see new places and experience new things to expand our worldview. We do hard things. With grace and courage and bravery. We face our fears and we support each other. Challenges are welcome as a path towards greater personal understanding. We do forgiveness. We do compassion. For others. For ourselves. We do community. We have friends over. We invite. We welcome. Our doors are open. And we accept…
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    eMeLiNe's

  • Melissa Frances Brocant Bag Sale

    eMeLiNe Seet
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    We have a great deal to share with you today. The drool worthy Melissa Frances Brocant Shopping bag is currently on SALE 50% off!!!! Regularly $60, they are currently available for only $30!Our Brocante bag is soft, roomy, stylish and oh so feminine. With its adjustable strap it can be worn cross-body or over the shoulder for maximum versatility. While the bag can be left exactly as is, the solid colors allow for creatively minded purchasers to alter and embellish it easily. The bag is made of 100% cotton and has a zipper closure. It can be used as a purse or school bag, to tote scrapbook…
  • 28 Mar 2014 | 8:37 pm

    eMeLiNe Seet
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:37 pm
    This week, I spent some time destashing and clearing the craft table. Long and tedious!But really glad my Project Life cards are now so easy-to-reach and visible. Neat & organized too.These crates are really Super useful ! A couple of pages using Webster's Pages....Thanks for dropping by !
  • Webster's Pages Blog Hop

    eMeLiNe Seet
    16 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    WELCOME!Welcome to the Webster’s Pages ‘POT OF GOLD’ Blog Hop! It’s St. Patrick’s Day so our Design Team got together and decided to have a little fun! If you arrived here from Erin's, you’re on the right track, if not, click HERE to head over to the beginning of the hop!Everyone knows that on St. Patrick’s Day you’ve got to wear a little shamrock GREEN or you’re going to get pinched…SO, here are the RULES for this HOP! Every one of us should have added some green to our projects, BUT, no teals, aquas, yellows or any “almost green” shades count! If you catch someone in…
  • 10 Feb 2014 | 5:51 pm

    eMeLiNe Seet
    10 Feb 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Sadly, our Chinese Lunar New Year break had to come to an end . School resumed for the kids and our home was flooded with food both in the fridge and quite a bit of forbidden (high fat saturated) Chinese New Year snacks. Inspired by many artful assemblage of food online, we had a little fun with the left over snacks :). Of course, it went into our tummies eventually.The Lunar New Year and Spring Cleaning are synonymous and reorganizing the table brings much sanity. LOVE my display of mounted stamps on the shelf! Easy reach and at least I know what I have already in my stash ....here's another…
  • Sprinkled With Love

    eMeLiNe Seet
    16 Jan 2014 | 5:56 am
    I'm SO getting the hang of creating with graphics. SO loving these amazing papers!Seriously, Webster's Pages has one of the best new range of products! Can't wait to see these Bright embellishments in the store!
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    Peppermint Creative BLOG | Creative Nonsense & Other Junk

  • Free Passover Theme Digital Stamp Set

    MissMint
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    Happy Passover to my Jewish friends! I’ve got a little gift for you to help document your magical Matzah filled memories. I hope you enjoy this Passover themed stamp set and can put it to good use. You can add the stamps to your layouts or pocket pages or use them to make your own pocket cards. Download FREE here Looking for more digital stamp sets or more original pocket page products? Take a minute to look around! We’ve got lots more in store. Here’s a small peek: Happy Scrapping,
  • Hello Introductory Pricing

    MissMint
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Did you know? From now on our monthly ‘Hello Collections‘ will remain on sale for the ENTIRE feature month instead of just one week – giving you more time to grab the essentials you need to complete your monthly pages. Looking to add an extra set of stamps or jazzers to your collection? Missed a month completely? Catch up on any goodies you may have missed – ALL HELLO COLLECTIONS are back at their introductory sale price for this month only. These monthly collections are perfect for both layout and pocket style scrappers and the best part is that the collections all…
  • APRIL: Monthly Digital Scrapbook Kit + Pocket Card Collection Preview

    MissMint
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:26 am
    The April Edition ‘Hello Collection’ is almost here!  I really think you’re going to love this release. I’m super excited about it. Aside from the stamps and neutral elements, the papers, elements and cards mix so easily with Hello Change (January Edition) & Hello Love (February Edition). I just paired the newest papers with the Hello Change pocket cards & elements and they coordinated so well – even better than I had planned! Its so much FUN to continually add and expand the collection so that you can re-use and what you’ve already purchased in…
  • March PMP Template Challenge Features

    MissMint
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:56 am
    Join this month’s Pimp My Page Template Challenge! We’re doubling the prize from $5 to $10 in celebration of the 70th round of the PMP Challenge. Yes, SEVENTY. Can you believe it? Download the free template and pimp it out using mostly Peppermint Creative products and post your creation by the end of the month for your chance to win a $10 gift card!  If you’ve never played along before now is the time! Just share your page by the last day of the month either in our website gallery OR to our Facebook Group to enter. Just add your layout to this album. If you are not yet a…
  • Mint-spirational Monday: Spotlighting the BEST Digital Scrapbook Pages of the Week

    MissMint
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:05 am
    Good afternoon my Monday loving Minty’s! I’ve got a few weeks of Mintalicious Mint-spiration to catch up on. I can’t wait to check out all the awesomeness I missed. There are a ton of pages to choose from so we best get started! Sit back with a notepad and start scribbling down some ideas for your next page. Click on any page for credits so you can track down all the scrappy goodies used. Happy Birthday | cindys732003 Let’s kick things off with a PAR-TAY! I spotted this AWESOME card in the gallery and how could i NOT feature it. #1 It has my name on it. #2 It’s was my birthday and…
 
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    pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}

  • Scrapbooking without a hint of patterned paper:: A Scrapbooking Tutorial by May Flaum [6]

    alice
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:26 am
    There are those who say patterned paper is a great way to start any layout. I’m not one of them. Hey guys – May Flaum here and while I don’t in fact dispute the awesomeness of patterned paper, I would like to argue that in fact skipping patterned paper altogether can be a fun, satisfying, and downright fantastic way to scrapbook as well. Today I will share with you my how-to for scrapbooking without a hint of patterned paper. The first step is to identify the story you want to tell. When I look through photos searching for the next subject to scrapbook, I always lay them on a sheet of…
  • Weekly Scrapbooking Challenge:: Journal about Places [4]

    alice
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Whilst I’m taking some time away from ye olde internets on maternity leave, I’ve arranged for some friends to help keep the scrappiness going. That includes a weekly challenge, and I hope you’ll join in! Every Monday for the next several weeks, Relly will take you through an idea for making your own scrapbook page, and you can share it with us. There are some small prizes to share too, but of course we mostly hope you’ll enjoy the challenges as a way to think of new and meaningful layouts for your albums! I think that covers everything – so take it away, Relly!
  • Best of Both Worlds: My Scrapbooking Product Picks for April 2014 [36]

    Shimelle Laine
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Exclusive Best of Both Worlds flair for this month! Click to see the full kit and go shopping! Have to admit I am exhausted trying to finish up all my work and then go officially on maternity leave! Any day now we could have an actual extra person under our roof and that’s all a little much for my foggy brain to contemplate! But things are, one by one, wrapping up to a point where I can hit the pause button for a little while and have nothing else on my plate so I can just focus on the important stuff. And take a million photographs and write a lot in my journal, of course. That counts…
  • Watercolour Effect with Stabilo Pens:: A Scrapbooking Tutorial by Lilith Eeckels [7]

    alice
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    One of my favourite techniques is using watercolours. I know they can be pretty scary for some so today I am going to show you how to create a watercolour effect without using watercolour but Stabilo 68 pens. I have loads of these at home as the kids use them for colouring projects. They can also be used as watercolours. Let me show you. Pick a patterned paper, gesso and two or three colours of your choice that match your supplies. Apply gesso to the background paper using an old card and leave it to dry. If you are impatient like me, you can use your heat gun. Be careful not to hold it too…
  • Five Ideas with the March Best of Both Worlds scrapbooking kit by Paige Evans [8]

    Shimelle Laine
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:53 am
    Today I’m delighted to welcome our March guest artist who has been busily crafting away with the Best of Both Worlds scrapbooking kit: Paige Evans. She has five gorgeous layouts to share with you! And if you fancy a little shopping, much of the March 2014 kit is still in stock, but at a bargain price, as there is a huge storewide sale at Two Peas just through this weekend – 20% off all physical supplies (digital and workshops are not included) plus further discounts like 25% off all stamps and albums and extra discounts on items that were already on sale (so the stamps and tape in…
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    Simple Scrapper

  • This is a test.

    Jennifer Wilson
    22 Mar 2014 | 6:23 am
    Please ignore. The post This is a test. appeared first on Simple Scrapper.
  • Simple Tip Saturday with Delanie Wood

    Delanie Wood
    22 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    As part of bringing back the Simple Tip Saturday series, I wanted to offer fresh voices into the mix. Today we’re hearing from Simple Scrapper team member Delanie Wood with her simple tip. What is one way you simplify scrapbooking? When I sit down to scrapbook I keep my notepad in easy reach, writing down any supplies I’m lacking or can’t find. What problem does it solve for you? Keeping a list of scrapbooking supplies that I reach for but don’t have, or that I’m running low on, helps target my scrapbooking shopping by identifying products that I need and use. I…
  • A Simple Trick to Get in the Mood to Scrapbook

    Jennifer Wilson
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Some scrapbookers work in front of the TV or otherwise in a common family area. Others create in solitary spaces. My office is definitely a sanctuary for me, but the quiet can sometimes zap my energy like nothing else. My mind starts racing and off it goes down twelve different paths. Before you know it I’m looking up slow cooker recipes during time I deliberately set aside for making stuff. However there is one thing that always boosts my mood and helps me focus on just one thing at a time: music. Music does something to your brain to prevent it from attempting to multitask. Stanford…
  • Winner | Project Life Workshop Giveaway

    Jennifer Wilson
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    Thank you to all who entered the workshop giveaway from Big Picture Classes. Please join me in congratulating…. #51, Karen Freeman who said “This class looks superb. Thanks for the chance to win.” The winner will be contacted directly with prize claim instructions. If you’re not the winner, you can still register to join Elise Blaha Cripe, Annette Haring, and Megan Anderson in Project Life Lessons. The post Winner | Project Life Workshop Giveaway appeared first on Simple Scrapper.
  • Scrapbooking on the Rails

    Jennifer Wilson
    20 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    Heads up friends! I was invited to be a guest on the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast this week and we had an awesome discussion I think you’ll really enjoy. Stacy Julian, Noell Hyman, and I chatted all about using and creating “rails” for your scrapbooking, essentially frameworks or systems that help you simplify the process and get more done easily. Click here to listen to PRT 199 – Finding a New Rail. There were a couple of items mentioned in the episode (or that I wanted to mention) that I thought might be helpful to link up: I use (and love) an older design of…
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    Scrapbooking Ideas, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbook Design

  • Scrapbooking Ideas Inspired by Doris Sander’s Layouts

    Debbie Hodge
    15 Apr 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 the other 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 Doris Sander and shares what they took from this study. 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 Doris’ pages. See Doris' pages yourself Take a…
  • Get Scrapbooking Ideas from Woodland Motif Pins

    Amy Kingsford
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    See the Woodland Motif pins on  the Get It Scrapped Pinterest Boards for scrapbooking ideas you can use on your own layout designs. why woodland. Woodland motifs are trendy and they’re great for scrapbook page storytelling of outdoor scenes, holidays, and child’s play. There’s plenty of woodland inspiration to be found in decor, storybooks, stationery, and even fashion.  go deeper. These Get It Scrapped articles show you exactly how we’ve put the woodland motif to work on scrapbook pages:  Scrapbook Layout Designs Inspired by Woodland Scenes What’s Your Motif?
  • Mixed Media with Michelle Houghton |Paper Crafter Crayons and Heat Techniques

    Michelle Houghton
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Each month Michelle Houghton is taking a look at a medium and one or more ways to add it to your layouts.  Other artists from the Creative Team at Get It Scrapped will add inspiration to fuel your imagination and get you scrapping. This month we are taking a look at a newer product from Faber Castell: paper crafter crayons.  These crafty crayons came out last year and have quietly showing up in the crafting community.  They are a highly pigmented crayon in a plastic tube that twists up.  They can be applied to most crafting surfaces including paper, chipboard, wood and even glass and…
  • This Memory Keeper’s Life Podcast 020 | Christy Strickler

    Debbie Hodge
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Christy Strickler talks about “her scrapbook evolution,” how her scrapbooking and video game play are companion obsessions, her approach to learning with online craft classes, and her movement onto design teams and teaching her own classes. Christy Strickler | website Available on iTunes Download or open in new window (right + click). Links: Christy’s online classes Christy’s blog posts about taking online classes Christy’s project life pages This is one of the pages Christy made for Photo Play at the Get It Scrapped membership. Find more detail in the Photo…
  • Ideas for Using Trendy Scrapbooking Color Combination Purple + Yellow

    Debbie Hodge
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Complementary colors purple and yellow are a trendy scrapbooking color combination this year with Pantone’s color of the year pick of radiant orchid. With variations in hue and saturation this combo can yield a variety of looks. We’ve collected inspiration online for this color combo and our creative team has make pages with their own particular purple-yellow mixes, with lilac, orchid and fully-saturated purple from one side of the wheel and choices like lemon, mustard, and khaki from the other side. Online inspiration Get It Scrapped Purple + Yellow Color Combo Pinterest Board…
 
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    The Daily Digi

  • DDD043 Chari Pack

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Chari Pack of Persnickety Prints joins me and shares how she got her start in digital scrapbooking and in printing. She also answers some of YOUR questions about printer settings, color profiles, color spaces, and how to get the best prints at home and from a pro printer. You can listen to it below (on the site), Download here or Subscribe in iTunes
  • Willow Mist in the Spring

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    I'm so happy to be welcoming back Studio Sherwood to The Digi Files this month! I love Julie's shabby, weathered style that seems to run through her kits. She creates everything from whimsical to sophisticated, but that shabby feel is always present. I enjoyed getting to know Julie better from her interview below and found myself giggling several times. Let’s take a closer look at "Willow Mist" 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…
  • Inspired by Studio Sherwood

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    The following layouts were created using “Willow Mist” by Studio Sherwood and included in The Digi Files during April, 2014: Layout by Christelle. Supplies: Willow Mist by Studio Sherwood; Blossoming (template) by Southern Serenity Designs; Font: Oceanside DB. Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Willow Mist by Studio Sherwood; Template by Connie Prince; ACTION: StickerIt by Wendyzine Scraps; Fonts: Too Much Paper, MWD_I am scrapper. Layout by Poki. Supplies: Willow Mist by Studio Sherwood, Cornered (template) by Studio Sherwood. Layout by Doxiemom. Supplies: Willow Mist by Studio Sherwood; Fuss…
  • Automating Your Mac: UnZipping

    13 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    CREDITS: Damaged Goods by Kim Jensen; Stringbats7 (Arrows) by KimJensen; Travelbug (papers) by Digilicious; Font: Veteran Typewriter. After a recent Digi Show (Episode 122: It's The Mac Daddy) discussion on unzipping files automatically, I went in search of an automated solution for my mac. Until now, I've always downloaded my zip files to my desktop, then manually moved them to my Supplies folder where I would unzip them. I'd sort by file type, then select all the zip files at once and double-click. When using Mac's built-in unzip option (Archive Utility), this often leaves the zip files…
  • Inspiration is Everywhere: Google Search History

    12 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    I am an intensely curious person. Just yesterday I was explaining to a friend that when I want to know about something, I have trouble getting it out of my mind until I learn everything I want to know. I love reading and learning and feeling like my knowledge base is larger than it was the day before. This means that I spend a lot of time doing Google searches. It is so much a part of my life (and the lives of many others) that this proper noun has turned into a verb: “Just Google it.” And that’s just what I do. When I want to know something, I just Google it. And apparently, I Google a…
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    Above Rubies Studio

  • DIY Handprint Canvas Art Resist Heat Emboss Glitter

    Megan Elizabeth
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Hello Everyone!!!! The kids and I actually filmed this the week Gradyn was born, but I just got around to editing what there was of this together!  I wanted to use the kids handprints to create unique art for in Grady’s bedroom, and I wanted them to really have fun with creative freedom of coloring this all together – they didn’t exactly turn out “my way” but the kids LOVE them and are so proud, so I am so happy! {Read More} The post DIY Handprint Canvas Art Resist Heat Emboss Glitter appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • How to Trace and Create a Split Letter Monogram with Silhouette Studio

    Megan Elizabeth
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Hello All and WELCOME BACK TO TUESDAY TUTORIALS!!!! Gradyn is here – he is WOnDERFUL good and life is seriously going back to normal!  I was not doing well the last 3-4 weeks at all and taking time “away” was very very hard because I def had things “planned out” different…God had other plans, and now I have this miracle amazing baby that is just sooooo stink in’ good and sweet!!! Ok, TWO VIDEOS today!  One a Tutorial – TWO {Read More} The post How to Trace and Create a Split Letter Monogram with Silhouette Studio appeared first on Above Rubies…
  • All About Welcoming Gradyn Everet Murphy to the World!

    Megan Elizabeth
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    ***ALL ABOUT BABY – Personal, Pictures and Cuteness Overload – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED*** HE IS FINALLY here!  And actually 1 week old TODAY!!! I’m so very excited to introduce: Gradyn (Grady) Everet Murphy on March 28, 2014 9:49pm 7lbs 10oz, 20 3/4″! It was a crazy long pregnancy with a lot of up and downs and scary moments, but God saw us all the way to two days past his due date without any troubles in labor at all! {Read More} The post All About Welcoming Gradyn Everet Murphy to the World! appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • A Little Easter DIY with a Craft Attitude Hop!

    Megan Elizabeth
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:10 am
    Normally I would have a video sharing this amazing Craft Attitude blog hop with everyone, but I’m getting ready to have baby Gradyn and wanted to get this project complete and part of the first day of  wonderful fun, inspiration, creative Craft Attitude Easter HOP! For todays Easter Project I thought it would fun to do a little personalization and a fun DIY Canvas! Here’s whatcha gotta do to recreate all these fun things! 1 sheet of Printable Craft Attitude {Read More} The post A Little Easter DIY with a Craft Attitude Hop! appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • RTM: DIY Paper Roses

    Megan Elizabeth
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Remember These Moments?! Making rolled paper flowers has been a super hot trend for a while…this video was a top view on Youtube and top search on AboveRubiesStudio.com. This is the super  easy way to create paper roses! There are a few other things that I have done since this video that I find really work well too!  Same techniques as in video below, but instead of waiting for wet adhesive to dry, I ALWAYS use Glue Arts Adhesive Squares {Read More} The post RTM: DIY Paper Roses appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
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    One Little Bird Designs

  • Featured Product Contest Winners

    Peppermint
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    I got a little bit behind on posting winners for the Featured Product contests, so today I’m sharing the winners from February and March together. February’s winner of $15 worth of One Little Bird products goes to Totally Adorable submitted by bestsides: And the winning layout for March is Moment Captured submitted by Emma (huyentrang43): Congratulations to our two winners! I’ll be sending you each an email with your prize claim information shortly. And remember that the April Featured Product Contest is now underway using For The Record, a collaboration with Paislee Press.
  • Apr Featured Product | For the Record

    Peppermint
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:04 pm
    For April I’ve chosen For The Record as the featured kit. April is always tax crunch time for me (I’m still not ready!) so I was drawn to the office themed touches in this collaboration with Liz of Paislee Press. You’ll save 30% on For the Record all month long, and if you have any layouts of your own to share using this kit (new or old!), please be sure to post them in my gallery at The Lilypad if you haven’t already, and then post a link to those layouts in the comments by 05/07/14 for a chance to win a $15 coupon to my store. For the month of April you’ll also receive…
  • Project Life | January 2014 (the rest…)

    Peppermint
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    Picking up where I left off on my (itty bitty) Project Life® album for 2014. Our 10 day trip out west was a roadblock for me since I always struggle with events. January took me a long time to complete last year thanks to an almost identical trip and I never did seem to catch up again. I was more determined this year not to let it beat me so I decided that summarizing is my friend. The left side is a 6×8″ collage of memorable booths from the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. (The flip side of this page was the 6×8″ layout of Tom and I from my previous post.) The right…
  • New Release | Lemon Drop

    Peppermint
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Hello, friends! I’ve added three new products to the shop this week for the April BYOC (Build Your Own Collaboration) at The Lilypad. When I saw this month’s BYOC color palette I zeroed in on the mint and yellow combination immediately – visions of spring daffodils and lemonade stands suddenly came to mind and I immediately felt refreshed. I love how color can impact your entire mood like that. I’m showing early signs of “spring cleaning behavior” here at our house, so I’m all about making things fresh and clean. The coordinating Lemon Drop Journal…
  • New Release | Hopscotch

    Peppermint
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:00 pm
    I’ve added two new products to the shop as the month of March comes to an end – the new Hopscotch Kit and Journaling Cards could have just as easily been named Field of Dreams because right around this time every year I convince myself that if I surround myself with spring colors, I can speed along the transition from winter to spring here in Wisconsin through sheer willpower and determination. “If I build it, spring will come …”  I was made for sunny days, and I’m filled with excitement to see warmer temperatures start popping up in our forecast. So…
 
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    FotoBella

  • You're So Wonderful Card

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Here is a simple card you can make to show someone you think the world of them.Some easy water spritz and paper tearing give dimension and detail.The Capture Winter I Want It All Bundle by Basic Grey comes with great little cards that are perfect for creating little notes with.
  • Bo Bunny Lil Monster Card

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Hello Jessica here with you today to share a quick card I did using the  Bo Bunny Lil' Monster bundle.  I found this card over the weekend when I was attempting to clean up my scrap area this weekend some.  I had forgotten created it a couple of weeks ago.  That's what happens when your scrap area is in desperate need of cleaning.I really just loved those monsters, they are too cute.  I knew when I saw the line I would have to use as many as I could.  What is the other awesome thing about this layout you ask?  It is made completely of leftovers from my other…
  • MME Chalk Studio 2-Best Friends

    9 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Hello and Welcome.  I hope everyone is having a great day.  Today I am sharing a layout I created of my girls cuddle up on the bed together.  The were waiting on their dad to get home from work and I told them they could lay in bed quietly together and watch a little on the Ipad.  I came in to check on them I just had to snap a couple of pictures.  I love when they are quiet and loving like this.I used the MME Chalk Studio 2 I want it all bundle to create this layout..  This is a really fun line to work with.  It as some great embellishments to work…
  • Pop Quiz Report Card Holder

    7 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
       Bo Bunny's Pop Quiz I want it all bundle is so perfect for all of your academic needs!! I came up with a report card holder to hold all of my son's 6th grade report cards from this year. I can't believe in just a few months he'll be graduating from elementary school and going into middle school. But with this bundle I'll definitely be prepared, at least creatively.      1. Cut the Study hall striped paper at 6.5" X 5". Use the Tim Holtz paper distresser around all of the edges.2. Glue striped paper onto the red library paper and cut around the edges with a zig zag…
  • Family Blooms with My Mind's Eye

    5 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    The feeling of Spring in the air is all around my scrap room thanks to My Mind's Eye Now & Then FotoBella Bundle!  I found some great gardening photos to pair with the collection.  KThe colors of this collections are really soft & pretty and pair perfectly with my photos.  One of my favorites is the floral paper, which I fussy cut the flowers out of for embellishing.  And those cute chipboard banners I just love also.  I incorporated the banners with phrases to create a caption for the layout, "Love Saturday Fun."  Ooh and that gold stripe washi tape is…
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