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  • Scrapbooking provides time capsule of childhoods: Multitasking Moms and Dads

    Scrapbooking News
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    There he was on the cover of his very own book. "There's Pop-Pop!" he said, pointing eagerly to his grandfather.
  • Tutorial | How to Make Paper Pumpkins

    Scrap Booking
    Francine Clouden
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I really like these simple yet chic paper pumpkins from Life with Lovebugs. You’ll only need basic craft supplies to make them too! Dig through your stash for brown and green cardstock, and get out your paper trimmer, scissors, brads and hole punch. Craft up an entire batch to sit in a bowl or on a shelf, or make them as part of your place settings for a dinner party.
  • Giveaway | Spellbinders Nestabilities

    Scrapbook Update
    Nancy Nally
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Our next anniversary giveaway is a Spellbinders Nestabilities set - and I share a Christmas card too! [Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com.]
  • Hello, and Welcome to Scraps of Mind

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tutorial | How to Make Paper Pumpkins

    Francine Clouden
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I really like these simple yet chic paper pumpkins from Life with Lovebugs. You’ll only need basic craft supplies to make them too! Dig through your stash for brown and green cardstock, and get out your paper trimmer, scissors, brads and hole punch. Craft up an entire batch to sit in a bowl or on a shelf, or make them as part of your place settings for a dinner party.
  • Freebie | Printable Halloween Countdown

    Francine Clouden
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s September 30th! Print this out today, and you’ll have an instant countdown while waiting for Halloween. This way the next time your little one asks  “Mom??? When is Halloween?” , you can do the count together to keep track. The printable from Live, Laugh, Rowe has a chalkboard look to it, so go ahead and use some chalk to cross the numbers off!
  • 5 Great Fall Scrapbooking Collections

    Francine Clouden
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    In our part of the world, the days are cooling down, the leaves are turning, and we are getting out our sweaters, scarves and boots. Yep! It’s Autumn. Here are five great collections for scrapping this season. Hello Autumn from Bella BLVD. Includes: Ten double sided patterned papers Two 12″ x 12″ sheets of cardstock stickers One 3″ x 12″ sheet of cardstock stickers Perfect Autumn by Carta Bella Includes: 12 double sided, heavy weight patterned papers one cardstock sticker sheet. Nine & Co. from Teresa Collins. Includes: nine sheets of textured, double-sided…
  • Tutorial | Halloween Polka Dot Witch’s Hat

    Francine Clouden
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Turn a plain paper mache hat into this polka dotted splendor for Halloween Decor. You’ll need circle stickers, black and white paint, and decorative ribbon. Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous explains how to make it. If you’re extra crafty you can make the hat yourself out of cardboard!  
  • Freebie | Dress Up a Halloweenie | Halloween Paper Dolls

    Francine Clouden
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
      Oh for cute! I think I squealed when I came across these Halloween Paper Dolls. Ning at Babalisme calls them Halloweenies. Which is just perfect. Download the file, print cut, and let your little ones have a blast. There’s a girl version too!  
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    Scrapbook Update

  • Giveaway | Spellbinders Nestabilities

    Nancy Nally
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Our next anniversary giveaway is a Spellbinders Nestabilities set - and I share a Christmas card too! [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 | 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.]
 
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    Latest updates from Scraps of Mind

  • Hello, and Welcome to Scraps of Mind

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

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

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

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

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

  • Scrapbooking provides time capsule of childhoods: Multitasking Moms and Dads

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    There he was on the cover of his very own book. "There's Pop-Pop!" he said, pointing eagerly to his grandfather.
  • My scrapbooks

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    In Roslyn Heights accident. shoulder blocked on The L.I.E./I-495 EB at x37/Willis Ave. Stop and go traffic from x34/New Hyde Park Rd In Roslyn Heights accident.
  • The Last Victorian Microscope Artist

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Few did obsessive nature handicrafts like the Victorians, whether it was seaweed scrapbooking or shell arranging , something of the salon repression boiling over into insanely labored DIY arts. One of the fascinations was with the newly accessible microscopes, where some of the previously invisible specimens included the single cell algae diatoms , of which there are hundreds of different types in the world.
  • 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.
  • Hobby Lobby leader plans Bible museum

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:37 am
    Steve Green is standing in the basement of the eight-story Bible museum he's building in Washington.
 
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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

  • Summer & Sunshine

    Ronda Palazzari
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    As summer comes to a close i cannot help to think of warm breezes, sandy toes, sun kissed days, picnics in the park, BBQs, beautiful sunsets, and fireflies lighting up the night skies. i am ready to tell the stories of my summer, including my vacations. i have printed out the lots of the photos and am ready to create! This Summer & Sunshine Life Fragments pack is inspired by those carefree days of summer. These cards and embellishment pack are the perfect addition to your creative endeavors from scrapbooking (digital, hybrid, and traditional), to art journals, greeting cards, mini albums,…
  • He's Here

    Ronda Palazzari
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    Welcome Lucca Palazzari. He arrived last Thursday after a relatively short labor. Cheyenne, Anthony, and Lucca are all doing amazingly well. It's amazing being a grandma, or Grammie, as i am affectionately called. I am really proud of the kids and how well they are adapting to life as parents. Lucca of course has captured my heart with his little fingers and big eyes.  They are home now and as you know those first days feel like chaos. We are all adjusting to new schedules and i have been helping them out where i can. Laundry, cleaning, and of course holding him when mom & dad ask.
  • 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…
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    DEAR LIZZY

  • Love You Etc

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

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

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    When I have free time you better believe I am soaking up every second of it doing something I love. Two nights ago, I was well prepared for a bath after the kids went to bed. Equipped with the People Style magazine, the iPad charged to have a movie playing on Netflix & bubbles + essential oils for the bath. Oh, and don’t forget treats. I don’t mess around. Fast forward thirty minutes of pure bliss and in comes Collin, who just arrived home after a quick work trip, and crashes my party. Literally. He got in the bath fully clothed to give me a hug and make me laugh.  Quincey…
  • Fluttery Favor Boxes

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    These butterfly boxes would be darling for a birthday party or any fun event you have coming up. Sneak a treat or a little prize inside and you are ready to fly. My girls would hold onto one of these boxes and carry it around in their bag or purse everywhere they go. Pretty sure I’d find a lost tooth, lucky rock, coins, treasures they find on my dresser or hand drawn notes inside. Sometimes I try to put things like these boxes aside and save it for them in their memory box and sometimes I let them just enjoy it. i.e.: destroy it. wink wink I used my Silhouette to cut out a few sheets…
  • 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…
 
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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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  • 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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  • 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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    Why yes, I should be doing something else. Ha!

  • Playing Along With the Pretty Plants Challenge!

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

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

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

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

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

  • China 2013 | The Photos, Part One

    AliEdwards
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    As I get ready to head out on another crazy adventure I've had a few people ask, "Did you ever post about your China trip?"Good question! I didn't. Not because I didn't want to but because, you know, time gets away. First of all, it was awesome.Where do I even begin?I took 1982 photos with my DSLR (aka my "big" camera) on my two week trip to China last November.I took 290 with my iphone.Aaron took about 1700 photos all with his iphone.Total photos in my China folder in Aperture: 3975 (before editing)That could be the most I've taken on a trip but I don't think I've recorded any…
  • What's Real Right Now

    AliEdwards
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    Here's a look at what's real around here right now: 1. I set my alarm for 5am this morning to get up early and get some stuff done before getting the kids up for school. I pushed the snooze button 8 times and ended up getting up after 6am. Waking up in the dark again seems to be a tough adjustment for me. Hello Fall.  2. I'm currently working on content for next month's Story Stamp™. The reviews were really positive about this month, which is awesome. Thank you. There's still time to join the subscription and get this month's stamp set if you're interested.  3. I…
  • 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…
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  • WEBSTER'S PAGES - NEST

    eMeLiNe Seet
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    SO Great to be creating again =) This time, using Webster's Pages newest collection. Light teal, Home theme and the mix of cool and warm tones. Perfect in every way.Check out the entire product range HERE.Seems so difficult to stop making beautiful things with this range. Can't wait to move on to other fabulous collections from WP.Each motifs were cut and layered one on top of another. Teal is such an easy color to work with. Pair it with white - my perfect combination. Here's another random project created with cut outs.A couple of vellum white envelopes. The sheerness of vellum makes any…
  • 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!
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    Peppermint Creative BLOG | Creative Nonsense & Other Junk

  • New Digital Scrapbook Templates from Iffy are Here

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

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

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

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

  • Two scrapbooking workshops to check out [5]

    Shimelle Laine
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    With September’s end drawing near, I find the end of Learn Something New (the annual September project in my world) makes me excited to dive into new learning adventures with a more specific focus. Just in case you’re the same, I wanted to share two new scrapbooking workshops with you, led by two talented ladies and dear friends. First up, a workshop from May Flaum! I’ve contributed a layout and extended video to her new class that focuses on using all the supplies you’ve been collecting. (My contribution covers paper scraps.) For ten days, May will lead you through…
  • Five Ideas for Scrapbooking with Shimelle Patterned Papers by Becki Adams [9]

    alice
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    When I saw that the Shimelle collection was overloaded with fabulous patterned papers I could not wait to get my hands on it… all of it. I immediately jumped in and got started. I picked a few papers to save for background papers and then I started cutting the rest into strips. Some of various widths but mostly in the one inch and one point five inch category. I am thrilled with this collection and can’t wait to create even more projects with the supplies I have left. Day One On this layout I used twelve strips of patterned paper. I cut each piece of paper just under an inch wide.
  • Gold Leaf:: A Scrapbooking Tutorial by Carrie Elias [16]

    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 [5]

    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…
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    Scrapbooking Ideas, Memory Keeping, Layout Design

  • Scrapbooking Ideas Inspired by Corrie Jones’ Layouts

    Debbie Hodge
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Studying scrapbook pages by others is a great way to get scrapbooking ideas for growing your own style. In this “study” look at how a scrapbooker has used product and design principles and how she’s handled the 5 parts of a scrapbook page (canvas, photos, title, journaling, embellishments). Our creative team studied pages by Corrie Jones and made their own pages incorporating aspects of those pages. This is not a LIFT of one page. Rather they made pages inspired and instructed by what you they saw in a collection of her work. Corrie’s no longer blogging about scrapbooking…
  • Ideas for a Pastel Rainbow Scrapbook Page Color Scheme

    Debbie Hodge
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Bold rainbows are so 2013. Pastel rainbows are the trendy color combo today, and we’ve got scrapbook page ideas for using this color scheme on your layouts. Stamping, misting, copics, and Photoshop are all great tools for scrapbook page storytelling with pastel schemes. repeat a stamp in a series of pastel colors Quest for the Dress by Susanne Brauer | Supplies: Stamp, Inkadinkado; Cardstock, ink & metal hearts, Stampin Up; Patterned paper, Studio Calico; Flowers, ribbons, pearls and lace, SEI; Alphabets, Bo Bunny and Webster’s Pages Susanne Brauer says, “This page shows my…
  • 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…
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    The Daily Digi

  • Falling Out of September 2014

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Here we are at the end of September! I can't believe it! It has been an AWESOME month here at The Daily Digi; full of memory keeping, photography, and lots of FABULOUS products in The Digi Files! When you become a member you get ALL SEVEN of these BRAND NEW kits for just $7.50 TOTAL (not each)! AMAZING DEAL!! This is what our members said at the end of last month: I am on cut back and downsize mode but the Digi Files are too great to ever give up. Thanks for all your awesome info and product. - Kathy The Daily Digi has such wonderful kits, it's hard to pick just one as a favorite. The…
  • Quick Fix For Hot Spots

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Back in the spring, I showed you all a video tutorial for saying goodbye to under-eye circles. I was happy that it was helpful to so many. I want to show you today how you can use this same method for doing quick fixes for hot spots. I love scrapping older photos, and when I dug up this photo from my daughter's first day of preschool in 2006, I knew it was just waiting to be scrapped. The only problem was that back then, I had no idea what I was doing with a camera. I had high hopes, but I really knew nothing. And so, my photos aren't great. I still LOVE that I have them, but sometimes the…
  • Daily Digi Digest 70: Wrapping Up September with Cheryl Ashcraft

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cheryl Ashcraft joins me in this episode to talk about everything we loved at The Daily Digi in September and then, she shares about a project she has been working on that has helped her get lots of scrapping done. You can listen below (on the site), download here, or subscribe in iTunes:
  • The Reality of This Moment

    28 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I'm a long-time fan of Leo Babauta, author of the popular blog Zen Habits. While we may not have the exact same view on everything, I love the way that he brings to light particular truths. He writes in a way that makes you yearn to live fully, to enjoy the moment. And isn't that we are trying to do as memory keepers? As we click the shutter on our cameras, aren't we in essence saying, "This moment is beautiful. This moment is real and alive. I want to remember this moment forever. CLICK." And then we take those memories and out them in our scrapbook pages, as we try to fully remember what…
  • Save Your Photos 2014

    27 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The first annual Save Your Photos Day is September 27th. Save Your Photos Day is a global event intended to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding our treasured photos. As digital photography continues to grow, at times it feel like we can't keep up with the digital deluge. But, don't despair, today I'm here with some easy steps to help you save your photos. Yes, seriously! Head to Crashplan, Backblaze, or your other online service of choice, spend less than $100, download their software, set it running and have the peace of mind that all you photos are safely backed up. Backing up…
 
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    Above Rubies Studio

  • How to Make Pop Up Cards and Measure for Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

    Megan Elizabeth
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Happy Tuesday Tutorial my friends!   Today I had to show you just how easy it is to make PopUp cards with the Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge that is available exclusively through Close To My Heart! Also do NOT forget Thursday night 9:00pm EST there is a FREE Cricut Workshop here at AboveRubiesStudio.com that will feature Artfully Sent – what we are going to focus on is sizing, proportions, actual size vs proportionate size, sizing for stamps, fit to page, {Read More} The post How to Make Pop Up Cards and Measure for Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge appeared first on Above Rubies…
  • FREE Cricut Workshop Oct 2nd – 9:00pm EST!

    Megan Elizabeth
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Hey Friends!  I am excited to share that there is a FREE Cricut Workshop that I will be hosting on Thursday October 2nd at 9:00pm Eastern Time! It will be LIVE at AboveRubiesStudio.com and there will be FREE PDF Downloads along with video instructions and lots of fun! You will need to order as soon as possible to receive you Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge before the workshop event! If you have already ordered the Cartridge through http://AboveRubies.CTMH.com you are already {Read More} The post FREE Cricut Workshop Oct 2nd – 9:00pm EST! appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Pocket Card Scrapbooking & Full 12×12 Pages

    Megan Elizabeth
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    Hello Crafty Scrappy Friends! Did you know you can do some awesome scrapbooking things with Pocket Card function on the Artfully Sent Cartridge as well as the really cool CTMH Picture My Life Kits!?! Love them so much!  Check out some traditional twists and easy adhesive free scrapbooking too!   I am dying to know from my traditional scrappers – does pocket albums appeal to you, or will you stick with using them in a traditional sense??? Let me know {Read More} The post Pocket Card Scrapbooking & Full 12×12 Pages appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • So Easy a 5 & 6 Year Old Can Do It!

    Megan Elizabeth
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Check out what the kids created over the weekend using the all new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge, a few sheets of Paper and the Cricut Machine!   If a 5 & 6 year old can create cards this professional and fun with just a little Mom supervision – than I KNOW you can! Pick your cartridge up now here!  The post So Easy a 5 & 6 Year Old Can Do It! appeared first on 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…
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  • Stephanie Bryan | Project Life: August 2014

    Contributor
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hi there One Little Bird fans!!  Stephanie here with you today to share my very first blog post and Project Life spread!!  I am so very honored to be a part of this awesome team.  Project Life is one of my very favorite projects and there’s nothing I love more than pretty journaling cards paired with my family’s pictures!  Peppermint’s designs are outstanding and are so beautiful they can literally stand alone next to photos!  Let’s take a look at my spread for this month! This Project Life spread covers a few random weeks in August.  I complete my spreads on a…
  • Caylee Greyvenstein | September Hybrid Guest

    Christine Newman
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hello. Caylee here. You can’t tell from all the way over there, but I’m grinning like a loon to be guesting for One Little Bird this month. For a long time, I’ve wanted to document the non-groom/bride part of my wedding. I’ve always thought that the choice of bridesmaids was only marginally less important than the choice of groom. I wanted to document my reasoning for choosing each of my four bridesmaids so that when I’m old and the details have faded I could remind myself. After seeing Jamaica’s tabbed See It Live mini, I knew that I would be using my hot…
  • An Apple a Day | Why I Switched To iPhone

    Peppermint
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    On September 19th I made the switch to iPhone after years of being an Android user – and Blackberry before that. This is my first iPhone, and after having such a long and well-documented love affair with Android and all things Google it raised a few eyebrows when I posted a photo of my new iPhone 6 on social media I think sometimes there’s this belief that when it comes to smartphones, wanting an Android or wanting an iPhone are mutually exclusive. There’s a lot of talk of going over to the “dark side” or “the light side” or “the right side”. When I told Nick that I…
  • New Release | Sm(art) Mouth No. 2

    Peppermint
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    A few years ago Liz and I put together a pack of snarky/cheeky word art called Sm(art) Mouth (that first version is available HERE) – and when we were brainstorming idea for an attendance gift for our recent spotlight chat at The Lilypad we thought it would be fun to release a second version. The new (and even snarkier?) Sm(art) Mouth No. 2 is now available in our shops. They’re a fun little addition to layouts, Project Life® cards and photographs. You’re sure to find a million and one ways to use them. Grab them this weekend while they’re on sale. Early Bird…
  • Donya Gjerdingen | Project Life Week 35

    Contributor
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    Hi all! Donya here to share my first Project Life post on the One Little Bird blog. I’ve been memory keeping with the Project Life system for a little over 2.5 years and my love for it grows every year. Today I’m sharing a little bit about how I put this spread together. I start every spread out with a digital mock-up of my pocket pages in Photoshop. I keep the photos for each week in one folder (for example, Week 35 | Aug 25-31) and drag and drop them into Photoshop, testing out different spots for them to go. Over the years I’ve adapted to taking more landscape photos…
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  • Best Witches Darling Layout

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Welcome, today I wanted to share a layout I did using the MME Frightful Bundle. I had these cute pictures of my girls playing with a witches hat.  I really wanted to use the paper for some non-Halloween pictures.  I used some flowers that I had in my stash but you can find similar ones here and here.  I really love the colors of this line. I like that not all the patterns are over the top Halloween.  I thought it made a fun page.Overall:Have a beautiful day! Smiles, Jessica
  • Wild Card Poker Night Kit

    24 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    I love when FotoBella challenges me!I know, we all shy away from a challenge sometimes. I drew a creative blank when I saw this month's I Want It All Bundle. BUT, that all changed when I got the Wild Card Bundle in my hands! Creativity started flowing and look what came out of it:Challenge yourselves and be amazed at what you can create!
  • 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…
 
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