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  • Running Addict

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

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    Francine Clouden
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
      Use these cute tear-away envelope to use for storing and sharing seeds, and also as embellishments on scrapbook pages, cards, and mini-albums. maritza shares the free Studio cut file, and explains how you can make them. She also talks about the kind of paper she used to make hers. You will need a Silhouette cutting machine for this one.
  • Trend | Project Life Out of the Pocket

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    Nancy Nally
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    I got out my new Heidi Swapp Project Life kit to show off the latest trend in layout design! [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.]
  • Dina's DIY Wedding: Handcrafted boutonnieresDina's DIY Wedding:...

    Scrapbooking News
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Dina's DIY Wedding: Handcrafted boutonnieres For the gentleman in the bridal party, I am handcrafting boutonnieres for a personal touch.
  • Gossamer Blue September Kits

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Francine Clouden
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
      Use these cute tear-away envelope to use for storing and sharing seeds, and also as embellishments on scrapbook pages, cards, and mini-albums. maritza shares the free Studio cut file, and explains how you can make them. She also talks about the kind of paper she used to make hers. You will need a Silhouette cutting machine for this one.
  • Freebie | Summer of Sketches 2014 PDF File

    Francine Clouden
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I hope you have enjoyed the Summer of Sketches series!  Today I am sharing a PDF file with all 17 sketches, so that you can have them all in one place. The sketches are free for personal use. You can print out the sketch you want to work on and jot notes down while making your page. If you have an e-reader or other device, you can carry the entire file with you when going to crops or other scrapbooking events. If you love the sketches and want to share with your friends, please direct them to this post so they can download the file too. Thanks for playing along this summer! And remember if…
  • Tutorial | Embossing Paste Backgrounds

    Francine Clouden
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Rachel at rwkrafts shares her techniques for making colorful backgrounds using embossing pastes from Faber Castell Whipped Spackle. She created her card for the challenge at PaperTrey Ink, and used colors inspired by the Curtain Call Challenge. In her video she explains how she used her gelatos to color the white embossing paste, then shows how to use the paste with stencils.  
  • Summer of Sketches 17| Landscape Portraits

    Francine Clouden
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here’s our last sketch for the summer! I hope you’ve enjoyed playing around, and that you found some inspiration from everything we shared in July and August I went with a digital page this time, sticking really close to the sketch.     Vernell completed a paper page, with the same person as her subject!   Follow our linked names to get more info and detail shots of our pages. Leave a link to your layout if you use the sketch! Come back on Friday to download a PDF file of all 17 sketches in one document.  
  • Summer of Sketches 16 | Lots and Lots of Photos!

    Francine Clouden
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    With enough space for 11 photos, you can use this sketch to capture a major trip or event all on one page.  A great one for scrapping Instagram photos! Vernell documented her visit to Paris She added an extra photo strip for even more photos! I stuck to the sketch and used an interactive element to add more photos as well. Click over to my blog to see how! Follow our linked names to get more info and detail shots of our pages. Leave a link to your layout if you use the sketch!          
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  • Trend | Project Life Out of the Pocket

    Nancy Nally
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    I got out my new Heidi Swapp Project Life kit to show off the latest trend in layout design! [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 | School Calendar Magnets (and Promo!)

    Nancy Nally
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:40 pm
    In part two of the school calendar project, I used print & cut to organize our days! [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.]
  • Ali Edwards Partners with Studio Calico

    Nancy Nally
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Ali Edwards has announced via her newsletter that she is partnering with Studio Calico for the relaunch of her brand and her website, aliedwards.com. Edwards had recently terminated licensing agreements with Technique Tuesday for stamps and Designer... [Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com.]
  • Project | Spellbinders Celebra’tions “Sweet Treats”

    Nancy Nally
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:27 pm
    I tried out a project with the new Celebra'tions line by Spellbinders...with great results! [Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com.]
  • Jobs | Production Designer – American Crafts

    Nancy Nally
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    American Crafts, a Utah-based scrapbook supply company, is looking for a full-time Production Designer for the Product Development Division. [Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com.]
 
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  • Gossamer Blue September Kits

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Mirror Lake Mimosas

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

  • Abstract: My Beginnings

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

    Ronda Palazzari
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Halloween Decor, Fun & Fancy Projects.  It's spooktacular!  Purchase the kit filled with Jillibean Soup new Halloween lines, Owloween Stew & Witches Brew, and you get exclusive Video Lessons for FREE. As September is upon us, now is the perfect time to create some BOOtiful Halloween Decor! Kit Includes: Jillibean Soup Owloween Stew and Witches Brew 6”x6” mini paper pads Jillibean Soup Owloween Stew Pea Pods Die Cuts Jillibean Soup Owloween Beanboard Alphas in Black Glitter Jillibean Soup Owloween Enamel Stars in Orange Jillibean Soup Owloween Multi Dot Paper Tape 3 HD…
  • Create Daily: Letting Go

    Ronda Palazzari
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Unfortunately i am still sick but on the mend. i appreciate all your kind words about Anthony & becoming a grandma.  So while i am recovering on the couch, i thought you would enjoy seeing the process of this layout using my new stencil called Persian Gate. Letting go is an important part of creating art. You have to be able to let go of control sometimes and trust your skill to know it could lead you to something great. Of course there is the flip side and you end up hating what you created but i guarantee you learned something in the process. i also look for opportunities to…
  • Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

    Ronda Palazzari
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Life. It's been busy as of late. Andrew was home for three weeks and we spent a lot of time together getting things done around the house. It was so lovely to have him home so long. Yet i often wish it was longer. i am greedy that way but i know it's ok to want to spend more time with my husband. But i am extremely grateful for all the time we had with him.   However i am not so grateful for the cold he brought home. Andy was sick for the first few days. He left it with me and it took me down this past week. Bad sore throat, ear infection, hacking cough. You know the drill. So i tried…
  • Art Journal Conversations: Michelle LaPoint Rydell

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

  • When Sweet Pea Got A Name

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Last summer, when we were fixing up the inside of the trailer, Collin and I were brainstorming names for it. Part of the rite of passage for renovating a camper is to give it a name… at least that’s what all the cool kids are doing. The problem was nothing was fitting and we laughed at some of the possible nicknames we blurted out while painting the inside cabinets a bright, shiny white. Then one day it clicked. We were driving down the road, windows down, listening to the Beatles, kids being loud… when Collin said he figured out what to name the camper. I…
  • Poet Society

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Inspired by this month’s kit at Studio Calico. Loved all the details and thoughtfully articulated pieces. My favorite part of the kits is a silk screening stencil. Pretty incredible how it worked! To be honest, I was surprised when I peeled off the silk-screened adhesive stencil and the design was perfect. I used a piece of chipboard and the orange acrylic paint and applied it to the stencil.
  • DIY: Ribbon Weaving

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    School has started and the weather is getting crisp– now is a better time than ever to learn how to weave. After the kids are in bed and while Collin is traveling, my evening ritual includes watching Gossip Girl reruns and listening to summer rainstorms as of late. Throwing in a weaving loom and colorful yarn + ribbons would be the perfect addition. Love this unique twist to the typical weaving techniques using ribbon + twine Ann Marie is sharing today. She walks you through step by step. So colorful and rad!! PS Congrats to Ann Marie and husband in welcoming their new sweet…
  • Birthday in a bottle

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    This Birthday in a bottle idea is darling for a birthday invitation, adding a gift inside or any treats to give to a friend. Here are some tips of how Wilna put the bottles together. To make the tags: First I painted half of the tag with Chalkboard paint and used a white pen to write a little note. Next, I added gold embossing powder to the other half of the tag. Then layered with Dear Lizzy stickers and sequin ribbon. Also, added some of my diecut phrases. To make gold milk bottles I poured gold acrylic craft paint in it spun the bottle to cover the inside. Tied the tag to the…
  • Embellished Envies

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    School is back in session! Their first day of school Collin put a note in each of the girl’s boxes with a clue to a surprise he’d planned for them on Saturday. After lunch they met up at the purple slide to share what their note said and figure out Dad’s surprise. This idea was brilliant because we knew Avery would find Quincey and see how she is doing. They ended up playing together at recess even. It’s heartbreaking to picture your kids at the first day of school all alone, trying to make new friends and figuring out the routine. Even though I think the…
 
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    Life Outside the Fishbowl

  • July Project Life(ish) - and a Free Download

    Deborah Mahnken
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    I really have fun putting together Project Life spreads and July is no exception.  What makes things even more fun is creating my own cards, like I used this month.  I collaged two 3x4 cards and used them throughout my month combining them with digital stamps and brush files. I had posted my first page of the July pages on the ScraPerfect blog. Here's the front and backside of my first July page, using a Design H protector. The front side is very clean & simple, but I had a bit of colorful fun on the reverse side. And that July card?  I made it using my collaged card and a digi…
  • Art of Collage - Week 6

    Deborah Mahnken
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
    This week has been really slow for being productive. It's the week before school starts, so there were meet-the-teacher events, orientation, buying school supplies and the "Bruin blast" free-for-all.  Middle school. Two kids in two schools, two hours apart schedule-wise. I've always enjoyed the freedom back-to-school brings, but now I'm losing my afternoons again. Sigh.... My oldest will be starting seventh grade in just a couple of days and I think I'm more anxious than he is. He's in for lockers, learning a schedule, lots of homework, dressing out for…
  • Art of Collage - Week 5

    Deborah Mahnken
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
    This week's assignment revolved around themes.  I chose the theme of "home."  I chose images that relate to that word for me - the physical aspects of home, children and learning, and maps. Home 1 - Collage on Paper Swingsets and sturdy tables. Home 2 - Collage on Paper Books and toys. The maps for learning, community and travel. Home 3 - Collage on Paper Textiles, pattern and chairs. And more toys. If you like collage, Randel is running the class again at the end of September.
  • Art of Collage - Week 4

    Deborah Mahnken
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    A couple of collages from last week's assignment.  These two were my favorite of the four I made. I had fun putting these together. "Hanging Around" collage on paper 5"x6" I like the color images against the black and white photo. And the large fence just really appealed to me. "Division" collage on paper 5"x6" Randel Plowman's going to be running this course again at the end of September.  You can find out more about it here. If you like collage, I'd highly recommend it.
  • A Photography Field Trip

    Deborah Mahnken
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    I just finished up an Introduction to Photography class with the Art League. One of the things I've really wanted to do was learn how to use my Nikon on manual mode. I'd read stuff online, set up a Pinterest board (well, mostly for teaching scouts), and played around a bit but never really felt comfortable.  If you live in the metro DC area, I'd highly recommend Peter Duvall's class. He made learning fun and unintimidating.  He also teaches intermediate photography and a night photography class as well that sounds really cool. Last weekend we did a class field trip to…
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    Nitty.Gritty.

  • A life interrupted.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Summer Parties

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

  • 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
  • symbolism through motif + masterful scrapbook design

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

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

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

  • Trendy Triangles Challenge!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Project Life® 2014 | Week Eighteen

    AliEdwards
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How do you gather your stories?  I was thinking about this question yesterday as I put this spread together. As you've seen before, when I'm working on past weeks I  usually have the photos and a handful of sticky notes in place. Some weeks more, some weeks less. As I worked through remembering and gathering the stories for week 18 it made me think about how lucky we are that we have access to so many different ways to collect our stories.  Generally I rely mainly on the photos to act as story starters to jog my memories. This week though, I actually…
  • Making The Videos

    AliEdwards
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of the most fun parts of working on this new website was filming the project videos with  Collin Kartchner.  If the name sounds familiar to you, it might be because he's  Liz Kartchner's (aka Dear Lizzy) husband.  They make quite the creative pair those two.  Here's the truth: I was nervous about Collin at first. I thought he was entirely too funny and wouldn't be able to be serious about this project. I kinda worried he would make fun of me. He's got a quick wit and, remember, sometimes I can be way too serious. My worries about him were…
  • Choose Happy

    AliEdwards
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today I wanted to share the layout I put together when Collin was here filming the videos for the Project pages.  I haven't had the time to do a lot of actual scrapbooking recently with most of our time going into site stuff and product design. I'm super happy to start finding a rhythm again to be making stuff.  This is a 2-page, 8.5x11 layout.  As you might have read in my recent  Around Here post, Anna is learning how to ride her bike and Chris has been spearheading the effort. He comes over in the evening and runs her around and around the cul-de-sac. She laughs, he…
  • Around Here | Late August 2014

    AliEdwards
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    There's no way I can begin this post about what's been going on Around Here without expressing a huge thank you for all the congrats and well-wishes about the new site. Studio Calico has an amazingly awesome web team that created the infrastructure and figured out ways to make this all work and has freed me up to do what I do best: make stuff with the stories of our lives.  As we move forward Katie and I are in the process of adjusting our block schedule to make room for concepting, designing and creating content for the Story Stamps™ and Story Kit™,…
  • Welcome And The Idea Behind Craft the Story™

    AliEdwards
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I am beyond excited to welcome you to phase one of the new aliedwards.com. For the last 12 years, scrapbooking has been a daily part of my life. That doesn't mean that I'm actively creating projects every single day, but it does mean that memory keeping has become my lifestyle. Photographing, documenting, reflecting and bringing it all together via the craft of scrapbooking continues to be one of the main ways I make sense of my life. It's also one of the main ways I celebrate and give thanks. As my own personal story evolves, so should my brand. My vision…
 
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    eMeLiNe's

  • Repurposed Frame

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mini Mint Chick Feature: Crafting with Kids

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

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

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

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

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

  • Aug 6, Wedding Instax Wedding Guest Book

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

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

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

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

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

  • All things Colour:: A Scrapbooking tutorial by Ewa Kujawska

    alice
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Hello there! Today I’m going to share with you my scrappy way to use gesso in spray format and do a colorful layout with lots of small pictures and embellishments. First of all, I used a sketch from Studio Tekturek. I think it is a very funny sketch: you need to use three photos and draw something. That is kind of fun, yay! I used the Hey Kiddo collection from Studio Tekturek, in amazing purple colors. I put all my pictures with this lovely boy on a base and checked if it looked good before going any further. Later I added others papers and cards. When I’m matching papers I like to be…
  • Scrapbooking with the Shimelle Collection :: Welcome to the Seaside (a new video!) [38]

    Shimelle Laine
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It has rained a ridiculous amount in the last two days. It has rained so much that the pond on our street has overflowed its banks (do ponds have ‘banks’?) and there are geese sitting in the middle of the road squawking at cars because clearly the pond has annexed the road and the cars need to find another place to go. But I really cannot complain about the weather because this summer has been glorious and certainly the sunniest, most pleasant summer season of all my years in England. I tell you all this to help make my summer Friday ritual make sense: a friend and I signed up for…
  • Creating a layered mini album page:: A Scrapbooking tutorial by Stephanie Baxter [8]

    alice
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I’m currently trying to catch up on making a mini album all about my holiday to France last summer. I wanted to create a mini album with pages of different sizes and with lots of texture to invite people to keep turning the pages but I was very aware that I wanted to get each page done as quickly as possible. Today, I’d like to show you how I created a quick layered page for my mini album using some goodies from Shimelle’s amazing collection. I cut a piece from this fab film strip paper from Shimelle’s collection that I absolutely adore and adhered it down one side of…
  • Why I can't scrapbook in chronological order [17]

    Shimelle Laine
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I’ve never scrapbooked my photos in chronological order. For the most part, that is how I choose to tell my stories within my albums, but as far as creating those pages, I need the freedom to jump from one thing to the next and back again. Last week I was reminded of just one of the reasons why. Last week marked two years since the final day of the London 2012 Olympic Games, which was a pretty monumental evening in my life story. Not the most monumental, but in the list of all the nights, it comes pretty high. I’ve scrapbooked about it a fair bit. Yet with that second anniversary…
  • Share your Style with Project Life [17]

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

  • Community Show & Tell

    Amy Melniczenko
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Each month our team works with the new membership materials to create inspiring layout examples. You can see their layouts in the monthly team gallery. To celebrate each month’s gallery reveal, we’re hosting a Community Show & Tell. You’re invited to join this monthly event by sharing something of yours. It can be any scrapbooking or card project you’ve recently finished and want to share. Welcome to the Show & Tell P.S. Don’t forget to leave some love in the form of a comment when you visit other blogs and to pin your favorites! The post Community Show…
  • September Membership Reveal + Free Calendar Printable

    Jennifer Wilson
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Our Simple Scrapper members are already enjoying brand new content for simple scrapbooking, but you can join today to get immediate access to the following: The new issue of Spark, our membership magazine. Membership in our active members-only Facebook group. A suite of must-have planning tools for scrapbookers. Five new sketches and layered templates, plus a huge library. Access to our Focus scrapbooking productivity program. Note: The best deal right now is available with Stash Bash registration. Save 33% on your first three months of membership! Membership is the best way to receive…
  • Around Here | August 2014

    Jennifer Wilson
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    On the last day of each month I’m sharing a personal recap that will also be included in my Project Life album. See more of my August on Instagram. Around here my baby girl turned three and started preschool. Around here I’m digging my new Artifact Uprising photo books. Around here the fall calendar is filling up so fast. Around here I’m enjoying soy lattes early in the morning. Around here we’re playing Hi Ho Cherry-O daily. Around here I’m loving the return to everyday routines. Around here he and I are coming up on six years of marriage. Around…
  • Beautifully Simple Wall Art from Minted | Stash Bash Sponsor

    Jennifer Wilson
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    I’ve long admired Minted‘s gorgeous art marketplace, full of beautiful modern artwork from artists around the country. In fact, I had been eyeing one special spot in my office for some new art. When I was contacted by Minted, I knew this was a great opportunity to not only fill that spot but to share a beautifully simple product with you. (And there’s another special surprise below!) I chose a beautiful abstract print by Yao Cheng of Columbus, Ohio that yes, coordinated with my albums. What I love most is that you can have Minted frame your prints. If you’re like me,…
  • Stash Bash: A 5-Day Scrapbook Organizing Party

    Jennifer Wilson
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    As a scrapbooker you have plenty of ideas and sources of inspiration, but often what you lack most is motivation. More than two years ago I first had the idea for a fun, multi-day online event where you could get excited and “party with what you’ve got”. I sat my husband down on the couch and I told him we weren’t moving until I had a catchy hashtag-able name for such an event. That night, Stash Bash was born. (Or #stashbash, if that’s your thing!) During this one-of-a-kind event you’ll receive encouragement and accountability to use, declutter, and…
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    Scrapbooking Ideas, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbook Design

  • Mixed Media with Michelle Houghton | Technique for Making Copic Markers Look Like Chalk

    Michelle Houghton
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Here’s a copic marker technique that yields a chalk-look effect. Each month Michelle Houghton is examining an artistic technique or supply to add to your scrapbook layouts.  She will show you the steps to get this product or technique onto your pages now.  This month Michelle found a fun new technique with Copic markers to share. Originally I was going to take August off from these media tutorials, but I discovered a technique using Copics that I had not seen before and decided I’d better share!  The idea comes from Sandy Allnock and makes Copic ink look like chalk.   To…
  • Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with Full-Width and Full-Height Photos

    Debbie Hodge
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    The full-width and full-height photo sizes is a great format for scrapbook page storytelling. The popularity of “Pocket Page” and “Project Life” scrapbooking has gotten scrapbookers working certain photo sizes over and over. First it was the 3″x4″ format. More recently, the 6″ x 12″ pocket size has gotten us working “full-height” and “full-width” photo formats. Read on for ideas to put it to work on your own scrapbook layouts. use Content Aware fill to extend a photo to full-width kitty of my life by Celeste Smith |…
  • Ideas for Scrapbooking Picnics & Outdoor Meals

    Debbie Hodge
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Eating outdoors is often an outing of note and one that has a place on your scrapbook page. Here we’ve got ideas for telling those stories. Susanne Brauer says, “When we were little we went on lots of fishing trips, but the best bites of the day, in my opinion, were at lunch. I remember our standard fare included bologna and beans.” “Without consciously thinking about it when I chose the papers, the colors on this page represent bologna, cheese, beans and applesauce pretty well, with a little green thrown in for the great outdoors. The picture is a very old one but it…
  • Use Apps and Social Media for Pre-Scrapbook Storytelling

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

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

  • I Don't Make them Say Cheese

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I don't do a lot of shooting for other families, but when I do, I am always sure to have a short chat with the parents. It goes something like this: "Don't get upset with the kids. Don't get frustrated. Don't bribe them. Don't make them say cheese. Just give me time and space and we'll get some great photos of who they really are." I've never really understood why parents have this idea that telling our kids to say cheese will genuinely make them happy and therefore smile for pictures. It rarely works. Instead, I tell the parents to just let the kids be. I tell them to let me direct them…
  • Let's Get Back To Documenting with New Digi Files

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Welcome to SEPTEMBER at The Daily Digi and a new, fabulous month of DIGI FILES!! There are sooooo many AWESOME goodies to play with! I can't wait for you to download and unzip (if you haven't already)! It's BACK TO SCHOOL for most of us, so let's get back to DOCUMENTING OUR LIVES with DIGI!! In The Digi Files this month, we have SEVEN full size products (never released in digiland before) from fabulous designers for only $7.50 (less when you become an annual member)! It’s an UNBELIEVEABLE deal and the BEST deal in digital scrapbooking! Here is a look at the designers for this month: Our…
  • August is Over Already?

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Can you believe that we are wrapping up AUGUST!? I can't! In most of the Northern Hemisphere, kids are back in school or will start very soon. Back to school means BACK TO SCRAPPING!! Time to grab these Files, if you haven't because once they are gone....THEY ARE GONE!! When you become a member you get ALL of these kits for just $7.50 TOTAL (not each)! AMAZING DEAL!! This is what our members said at the end of last month: I love the variety of everything offered. If you can't find it at the Daily Digi - I figure you don't need it. I am pleased every single month and can't wait for the magic…
  • QR Codes

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you have listened to this month's Daily Digi Digest podcast, you'll remember that Steph asked Peppermint about where she stores her videos that she put on her layouts via QR Codes. I had planned on sharing a bit more about QR Codes and thought that this would be a great time. It's hard to go anywhere without seeing QR Codes, but for those who might not be familiar, here's the simple definition. "A machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone." On your phone or tablet,…
  • Funtastic Fridays Are Even Better on Long Weekends

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    We just love Fridays at The Daily Digi. And they are even better when one comes with a long weekend, for some extra scrapping and shopping. Sometimes life is extraordinary and sometimes it is extra-ordinary. This digital scrapbook collection from Bella Gypsy is perfect for scrapping all those sweet moments in your life as ordinary or extraordinary as they may be! If you have fishing photos to scrap, you have to check out Jennifer Labre's new kit, Gone Fishing! New from Vinnie Pearce Design, Mixed Media Kitet - Steel & Slate. Take a further 20% off with code: DDGmmkss. This Tracy Martin…
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    Above Rubies Studio

  • Tues Tut: Howto Do Generational Stamping Effects & Proportionate Cricut Card Frame

    Megan Elizabeth
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Well Cropped 2.0 was just a blast!  We had an amazing weekend and it has me so pumped to do so many other classes and tutorials for everyone!!! Todays Tuesday Tutorial features: How to Do generational stamping or creating an ombre stamp look Creating propionate frames from the Artbooking Exclusive Cricut Cartridge Chalk It Up Workshop on the Go Kit and Exclusive Stamps!The post Tues Tut: Howto Do Generational Stamping Effects & Proportionate Cricut Card Frame appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • DIY Personal Diffuser and Here’s That Scrapbook Layout!

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

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

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

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

    Christine Newman
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Hello One Little Bird fans!  I’m so excited to introduce to you the talented ladies who will be rocking One Little Bird pocket pages for the rest of 2014!  These ladies have beautiful galleries and pocket page layouts, so be sure to click on their links and check out more of their awesome work. Donya Gjerdingen My name is Donya (pronounced Dawn-yah).  I live in Houston, TX with my sweet husband and two adorable young boys.  Pairing photos with stories is my passion.  I re-discovered scrapbooking a few years ago and have found it to be the perfect creative outlet for me.  Besides…
  • New Release | The Era Of…

    Peppermint
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    This weekend is the Quarterly Sale at The Lilypad – you’ll save 30% storewide all weekend long so it’s a great time to stock up on anything you may have missed over the busy summer months (or anything you’ve just plain had your eye on!) I’ve also added two new products to the shop this week - The Era Of digital kit and the coordinating  journaling cards. They’re included in the storewide sale, plus you’ll get the journaling cards free when you purchase the kit this weekend. || LAYOUTS BY THE FLOCK & THE POLLYS || The post New Release | The Era…
  • Project Life | April 2014 Two

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

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

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

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Good morning, Apryl with the Design Team here with you to share a tutorial on building a layout from start to finish.  Project is featuring My Mind's Eye Jubilee I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella.com.Here's how to re-create this layout:   1.    Select the Journey paper for the background of the layout. 1  2.    Second, choose the “Ride” Fields paper and trim it to 5 ½” x 12” and place it two-thirds of they way down on the background paper. 1  3.    Select the “Ride” Love paper and trim down to 5” x 12”…
  • MME Frightful Wall Hangings

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Happy day to everyone!  Are you starting to think about Fall and Halloween, yet?  I am already!  Fall is my favorite time of year, so I start thinking about everything that goes along with it as soon as Labor day passes.  Today I wanted to share with you a home decor project I did to help decorate my house for Halloween.  I used the cute new My Mind's Eye Frightful Bundle.I picked up the cute wood ghost and wood pumpkin from my local hobby store.  I then painted each one black, covered it with paper and painted the edges with black a little for some added…
  • Sleigh Bells Ring 2 Pager

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
         I'm so glad I held onto these older Christmas photos of my son, because they were meant to be scrapped with the new Sleigh Bells Ring I want it all bundle by My Mind's Eye from FotoBella! Just look at how perfect his shirt matches that paper! Sorry for the weird photo, but in real life the plaids all align together.     I took my inspiration from this sketch.     All of the stitching was stamped, as well as the flourish coming from the sleigh. I used the Word/Alpha Stickers for the year and the banner. Christmas, the Bingo card, Santa,…
  • Joyous Noel Advent Calender

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    It's never too early to start planning ahead! Especially when you are planning fun and festive Holiday Decor!For this Joyous Noel Advent Calender I combined a sparkly Noel Banner with the Advent Calender. This way, as you take down the days one by one, you still have a Holiday Banner.I covered some of the clothespins with Blue Snowflake Decorative Tape from the Joyous Bundle by My Mind's Eye, and added some Pinwheels to each end. I made 2 strips of Decorative Tape, and hung them on each side of the Banner. This is what I clipped the tags to. For the Banner, I used a strand of Large…
  • MME + Sleigh Bells Ring = Joy

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
         Joy was the look on my face upon first opening up my new Sleigh Bells Ring I want it all bundle, by My Mind's Eye, from FotoBella! I fussy cut around this adorable photo of my son from 2005 to add to the middle of the O in JOY.     I used some Distress Inks, (Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles), to go around the zigzag edges of the striped paper and the bow. I hand-stitched the circle in red and white, and added some green fiber around it. I also hung the bell ornament with some stitching, which I got from the Mixed Bag, as well as the small circle of berries…
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