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  • Bluebird Chic Brand Ambassador

    OHSCRAP!
    joscie
    14 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    Hello, Friends! I’m super excited to share with you that my friend Leah from Bluebird Chic has invited me to be a brand ambassador for her company. I love Leah’s modern style and her camera straps are just an extension of her awesomeness. You can read more here on the official announcement on what it means and how you can apply to become a brand ambassador. Thanks for stopping by! Love Love and Blog you Later, Joscie, rhymes with bossy :)
  • Show & Tell | Project Life Baby Book

    Scrap Booking
    Francine Clouden
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Liz is sharing a peek into the first year of her baby book for her little one. She used a Project Life kits, and also made her own journaling cards to suit. I love how she started it off documenting her pregnancy too! Liz explains how she used a photo app to keep track of the photos she planned to use, and to edit them without needed to use Photoshop. Follow the link below for more. Source: BABY BOOKIN’ – see-saw
  • Design Team Call | May Arts 6/8

    Scrapbook Update
    Nancy Nally
    20 May 2015 | 7:35 pm
    May Arts has a call out for a design team for its ribbon blog and store! 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
  • Photo Coverage: First Look at Gallery Players' the Farnsworth Invention

    Scrapbooking News
    11 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    It's 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called "television."
  • Paper Sweeties Guest Designer

    Bits and Pieces...
    Anabelle O'Malley
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I'm really excited to share my news with you. I am Paper Sweeties' Guest Designer for May! I recently got to play with an adorable stamp set called Stitched Tags. The tags are adorable. I decided that I wanted to make a little set of them. I also created a gift box to put them in. This would be the perfect hostess gift, or thank you gift.I used Crate Paper to cover the box. Then, I went to town detailing the lid. I started by adding a large Prima flower then added some smaller roses. I used some of the Bubble Gum seam binding to add a bow. I tucked one of the tags onto the top, as…
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    OHSCRAP!

  • Bluebird Chic Brand Ambassador

    joscie
    14 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    Hello, Friends! I’m super excited to share with you that my friend Leah from Bluebird Chic has invited me to be a brand ambassador for her company. I love Leah’s modern style and her camera straps are just an extension of her awesomeness. You can read more here on the official announcement on what it means and how you can apply to become a brand ambassador. Thanks for stopping by! Love Love and Blog you Later, Joscie, rhymes with bossy :)
  • Cutchens Homestead

    joscie
    12 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Hello, Friends! Last summer was our first try at the big garden. We planted things we wanted to eat and hoped for the best. There were lots of rainy days and insufficient drainage and just plain don’t quite know what we’re doing to have much success. This year we tried a little different approach and we’re hopeful for better results. I ordered all our non-GMO seeds from Baker Creek a few months ago. We planted 1/4 of the garden with two varieties of corn. We’ve planted green beans, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, pumpkins, watermelons, and two varieties of sweet…
  • Pinewood Derby 2015

    joscie
    12 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    As we start to wind down this year of scouting, our pack held a pinewood derby race. Troy, Jordan, and I talked about a concept for his car. We watched youtube videos (of course we did) and came up with this: Derp Jeffrey the pig something-or-another. Jordan finished in 3rd place for speed. Even bigger than a top 3 finish? When his car finally lost, he said, “Oh well, you can’t win ’em all.” My heart exploded with happy. Thanks for stopping by! Love Love and Blog you Later, Joscie, rhymes with bossy :)
  • More Foiled Thank You cards

    joscie
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    I can’t stop foiling everything. I mean, really. It is so amazing to watch the final result come out, it looks so professional. I just returned from Walk to Emmaus retreat and I have a ton of notes to write out. I did use it as an excuse to pick up a box of thank you cards from Target but I also whipped up some hand made foiled cards as well. I created this image in illustrator, printed on my laser printer, added foil, trimmed and mounted to a card base. This year I have discovered a love for sriracha and I just can’t get enough. I have a few girlfriends who share my love and I…
  • Foiled Thank You Cards

    joscie
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Hello, Friends! If you’ve been here before, you probably know, I’m a huge fan of Target. Not only do I love the clothes and the home decor, I also love the boxed cards. Being a card maker, I always look at them and ooh and aaah, but I almost never buy them because, it kind of feels like cheating. Crazy, right? Well we were there the other day and my husband needed a bunch of Thank You cards and I thought, this will be the perfect excuse to buy some boxed cards, guilt free, woo hoo! So I ask casually, you  know since you need all those thank you cards, do you just want to buy some…
 
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    Scrap Booking

  • Show & Tell | Project Life Baby Book

    Francine Clouden
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Liz is sharing a peek into the first year of her baby book for her little one. She used a Project Life kits, and also made her own journaling cards to suit. I love how she started it off documenting her pregnancy too! Liz explains how she used a photo app to keep track of the photos she planned to use, and to edit them without needed to use Photoshop. Follow the link below for more. Source: BABY BOOKIN’ – see-saw
  • 10 Quick Crafting Tips

    Francine Clouden
    20 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I love all kinds of crafts, and I also love to make crafting and scrapbooking as simple as possible. Sometimes you just want to whip out a five minute project to feel creatively fulfilled right? Over on my personal blog I am sharing 10 of my favorite quick tips and projects that will make you feel like a crafting boss! Follow the link below to see them all. Source: 10 Quick Crafting Tips | Crafts and Creative Living
  • Freebie | Watercolor Project Life Cards

    Francine Clouden
    19 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here is a fantastic collection of watercolor 3×4 and 4×6 journaling cards for scrapbooking! And they are free to download! Add some splashes of color and inspirational phrases to your layouts for some extra oompf! The quotes are perfect for celebrating any lifetime milestones like graduations, promotions or new jobs. Grab them at the link below   Source: Watercolor Project Life Cards – Sweet Rose Studio
  • Tutorial | 3 Photo Gift Ideas

    Francine Clouden
    19 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here are three wonderful ideas for making photo gifts with some of your favorite extra photos. Display on a clip, use for photo blocks, or on a card for a great off the page scrapbooking project.  If you want to do something different, not yet another minibook for grandma, check out these ideas from We Are Scout by following the link below. Source: We Are Scout | 3 Photo Gift Ideas
  • Photography for Scrapbookers | Taking Vacation Photos With Your Smartphone

    Francine Clouden
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’ve just come back from a short family vacation, and once again, I captured the majority of it using only my smartphone – a Samsung Galxy S4. I’m still blown away by the quality of the photos I can get using just this phone and a few apps. My first experience doing this was last summer, when we went on a five week vacation. I compiled all my best tips from that trip, so that you too can get your best vacation photos without having to lug a big camera around.
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    Scrapbook Update

  • Design Team Call | May Arts 6/8

    Nancy Nally
    20 May 2015 | 7:35 pm
    May Arts has a call out for a design team for its ribbon blog and store! 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
  • Update | Etsy Sued, Bella Blvd, Operation Write Home, and more!

    Nancy Nally
    18 May 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Find out what got Etsy sued, who is hiring, and who is jumping on a new trend – and more! Thanks for subscribing to Scrapbook Update so that you get automatic notification of our new posts! Please click on the title of the post to read the full story, or visit the site at http://www.scrapbookupdate.com
  • Thoughts on a First Experience with Art Journaling

    Nancy Nally
    14 May 2015 | 8:33 pm
    I finally took the plunge into art journaling – find out what I learned from the experience. 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
  • Update | Graphic 45, Studio Calico, Ranger, Simple Stories, and more!

    Nancy Nally
    3 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    This week there is news from Graphic 45, Ranger, Jillibean Soup, and a host of others! 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
  • Layout | Color Chaos by Bella Blvd

    Nancy Nally
    29 Apr 2015 | 5:56 pm
    My latest layout project is with the Color Chaos collection by Bella Blvd! 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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    Bits and Pieces...

  • Paper Sweeties Guest Designer

    Anabelle O'Malley
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I'm really excited to share my news with you. I am Paper Sweeties' Guest Designer for May! I recently got to play with an adorable stamp set called Stitched Tags. The tags are adorable. I decided that I wanted to make a little set of them. I also created a gift box to put them in. This would be the perfect hostess gift, or thank you gift.I used Crate Paper to cover the box. Then, I went to town detailing the lid. I started by adding a large Prima flower then added some smaller roses. I used some of the Bubble Gum seam binding to add a bow. I tucked one of the tags onto the top, as…
  • Gossamer Blue May Blog Hop

    Anabelle O'Malley
    15 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    It's that time of the month, again. I love our Gossamer Blue inspiration blog hop. Today, I have some brand new projects to share with you. I decided that I wanted to use the cute paper flowers that came in the main kit to create some cards. I also wanted to use some of the 3 by 4 cards from the Life's Pages kits. I selected three that I felt coordinated well and created from there.Here are the cards that I came up with. As you can see, I didn't have to add much to make them. I did cut a small piece of doily and stitched it to the top of the cards. This provides some cohesion across all…
  • Card Catch Up

    Anabelle O'Malley
    10 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    I was scrolling through my blog and noticed that I haven't posted many cards lately. So, I thought that I'd share a few that I've made lately.This first card uses lots of goodies from Kaisercraft. I also added some little Petaloo flowers.This one uses goodies from My Mind's Eye. I am so glad that rubons are making a come back. I added these after I embossed, but you can apply them before, as well.  These tags are some of my favorites lately. I used a line by Anna Griffin and added some Pink Paislee stickers, too. I love the mix of colors.Thanks for stopping by!
  • Spring Time Color Crushes

    Anabelle O'Malley
    8 May 2015 | 2:14 am
    Hi All! Catching up with some April planner posts today. Thanks for stopping by! First up is my completed April calendar. I only recently started decorating these and it's a lot of fun. I start off by adding some washi and a few stickers. As the month progresses, I fill in my unused spaces with more. I love how it turned out - so bright and cheery.This next spread uses some goodies from Echo Park paper. I added the stickers and card from their line. The cute clips are from Kawaii Paperie.Here is a spread in my Gold Color Crush.. The stickers and card are from Crate Paper. I made the bow clips…
  • May Gossamer Blue Projects

    Anabelle O'Malley
    3 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    Happy May! So glad that the warmer weather seems to finally be arriving. Woo hoo. I wore flip flops for the first time the other day, so that means that my happy time is finally arriving.Gossamer Blue's May Kits are live And if you love Crate Paper, you'll love them. I was so excited for this month. I decided to switch over to the Scrapbook Team so that I could do layouts for each month's gallery. My Project Life is sadly lacking and I am thinking of taking it in a new directions. So, working on layouts for GB is really exciting for me. Here are the two pages I created.This first one…
 
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    Trail Snail

  • Mother’s Day Weekend Part Deux: Iron Peak

    Ingunn Markiewicz
    20 May 2015 | 4:14 pm
    First of all, before I forget: the Teanaway Road is in excellent condition right now, I have truly never seen it smoother. So go, go! After having breakfast in camp and getting ready for the day, Nora was overdue for her morning nap. We drove over to the Iron Peak trailhead and got Nora all saddled up in her new ride, the Osprey Poco Plus. Now for the big question – would she sleep in that thing? Dun dun DUUUUN. The answer is yes, oh yes. She slept better than she does in the Ergo! In order to let her get the best sleep possible, we put on headphones and listened to some tunes as we…
  • Week Three

    Ingunn Markiewicz
    19 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    How did the challenge go this week, you ask? Friends, it went sucktastically! Between awful sleep (as usual it was my fault, not Nora’s) and being struck with some sort of post-camping malaise, I neither wanted nor was able to do anything more active than curling up on the couch with Qdoba salads and old episodes of Sherlock. THE BAD: No strength training | Except for some random planks and squats here and there, the closest I came to lifting anything heavy was getting my body up off the couch to fetch more wine. No long walks | My weekly total was 14.5 miles, down ten from last week.
  • Mother’s Day Weekend Part Une: Camping

    Ingunn Markiewicz
    13 May 2015 | 3:16 pm
    My first Mother’s Day! I’m a mom! I still can’t believe it sometimes. Mother’s Day has never been a big deal in our family, but I’ve started acknowledging it now in order to get to decide how we spend the weekend. Moahahaha. This year, I wanted to go camping. Problem one: We hit the first snafu pretty early on in the planning process when we realized there was no way we were going to be able to fit our dogs in the car along with Nora and all our camping crap. Luckily a friend agreed to watch Wellie and Basil, but for next time, we’re probably going to have…
  • Week Two

    Ingunn Markiewicz
    11 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    THE BAD No strength training | Get it together, self. Get it together. The other day, I got all excited when my pre-pregnancy shorts were literally falling off me, but then I saw a photo of myself and realized it’s because I lost my butt. And not in a good way. Is this a thing? Does pregnancy make one lose one’s butt? Anyway, strength training might help me relocate said hindquarters. THE GOOD I got out on one run for sunset after Nora went to bed, and it was glorious | It helped that I was cheered on by a total of 16 bunnies, most of them teeny tiny babies, along the trail.
  • #TBT: St. John | Maho Bay

    Ingunn Markiewicz
    7 May 2015 | 9:37 am
    Maho Bay is one of the prettiest beaches on St. John, and the most accessible – most beaches require a short walk or a long hike, but Maho is situated right along the North Shore Road. It’s a great place for kids, with a long, sandy beach, shallow water, shade from the coconut trees, and a quick retreat to the car if needed. Heaven is what it is is what it is. (I tried to do one of these jump shots too. Let’s just say it wasn’t the most flattering activity I could be doing with my body while wearing a bikini. Never again.) Snorkeling in the bay will almost guarantee…
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    DEAR LIZZY

  • Disneyland In Pockets

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    22 May 2015 | 12:13 pm
    It’s been a slow start for me after our trip to get in the swing of things so I am proud of myself for putting this together. Sometimes you have to just start! Used the Fine & Dandy Project Life Core Kit and other Dear Lizzy products to make this page. (Found at most Spotlight and Hobby Lobby stores now. Also, keep looking for those Golden Tickets inside!) Love the Maggie Holmes Tassel hung on my Let’s Party flag!     Have you heard of the new tool Photo Sleeve Fuse? It’s awesome and seals the pocket page sleeves shut. Of course the first thing I think of to…
  • Stay Wild

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    20 May 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Something I learned about myself from our trip is that I love the beach even when it’s cold. Even when I am huddled under a towel and wearing a sweatshirt I still love it. Even when the water is freezing cold you scream if you aren’t paying attention and suddenly a larger wave rolls in and splashes your legs. Even when it’s raining and crazy dark clouds are hovering. Especially when my kids run to me and cuddle under my blanket with their hair still dripping and salty taste when I kiss their cheeks. We had some really good days and some good hours on days but, honestly,…
  • Take Me Back

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    13 May 2015 | 11:25 pm
    It might seem a bit repetitive and tiresome to visit the same place year after year, even twice last year, since Avery was one. But, to me, it’s quite the opposite. Going back to Newport is exciting and strings each trip’s memories together, easily accessible to remember the magic from before. Eating a Balboa Bar covered in sprinkles or riding bikes to the end of the boardwalk where the sidewalk literally ends and walking to the pier every morning after dad makes pancakes are a must. Of course these kids have their not-so-great moments and I would remind them of the theme I…
  • Bow Wall Decor

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    12 May 2015 | 10:09 am
    Ann-Marie always comes up with such unique uses for Dear Lizzy products! I love how she attached the plastic bows as part of her daughter’s decor! These bows even have a darling glitter to them and are one of my favorite new products!   One of the best parts about having a baby is being able to build a wardrobe of impossibly cute mini clothes. I mean, who can resist a tiny faux fur vest on an eight month old?! In order to really maximize my daughter’s wardrobe, I like to display some of my favorite pieces on the wall using red and pink plastic bows from Fine & Dandy! To…
  • You could win a Golden Ticket!

    Elizabeth Kartchner
    2 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    The Dear Lizzy Project life kit (along with three other core kits) will be hiding 300 golden tickets inside the kits. How fun is that? The Fine & Dandy kit that you see in these pictures are sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby and also Spotlight stores across the world. You guys, I’m not kidding, this has to be my favorite collection! I show how you can use the cards above with a girlie style and below with a boy vibe. They work with both! I can’t wait to see who wins!    win
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    Life Outside the Fishbowl

  • A Few More Collages

    Deborah Mahnken
    14 May 2015 | 6:13 pm
    This group of four collages is themed around animals. Rather fitting, as we've been watching a fox family that made a den under our garage.  Every day we hope to catch some of the six kits playing in the yard. Carry a Tune - Collage on Watercolor Paper - 2015 I like how the graph mimics the shape of the owl. Hunter - Collage on Watercolor Paper - 2015 and this little fox I've been saving... Grooming - Collage on Watercolor Paper - 2015 and finally.... Sahara - Collage on Watercolor Paper - 2015
  • In Progess Paintings....

    Deborah Mahnken
    2 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    We wrapped up our four week pastel class this Wednesday, and I was hoping to finish this painting.  I think it's about finished, but I'll set it aside for May and bring it back to class in June to see if there's anything I want to change or add. You can see how it evolved from the sketch.  One of favorite iPhone apps is Hueless.  It's the best app for checking your values and I'll use it as I work on my paintings, checking it against my reference photo.  This was one a shot using Hueless taken about half-way through the class as I was working on the lower…
  • A Few Collages

    Deborah Mahnken
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Here's a few collages I put together this past week, for Randel Plowman's latest course.  I'm a bit behind others this time around, as the renovation work has gotten in the way of just about everything. But I'm told that our new kitchen cabinets will be delivered on Monday, ahead of schedule, so I can't really complain. These were all done for an analogous color scheme.
  • Pastels

    Deborah Mahnken
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    Since the last time I posted a finished pastel painting (back in February) I've completed two more and just started on a third.  After completing the monochromatic pastel on Uart paper (below), I grabbed a piece of gatorfoam that had a prepared surface. It was much smaller than the UArt, around 8x10, and I thought I'd try the same subject again. Here's my monochromatic painting: And now the second, smaller one. I started with a black, textured surface and while I used many of the same colors, I didn't restrict myself to a monochromatic scheme.  I happily added a variety…
  • Our Renovation - Four Weeks In

    Deborah Mahnken
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    It's been quiet on the blog, due to this renovation.  The dust & noise have made it near impossible for me to get anything done. So, I'm making up for it with an extra-long post on our progress. While week one was mainly demo, week two had workers all over the house - upstairs and downstairs - doing plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.  The HVAC guys were here for almost a week, replacing the ductwork in literally half the house. By the end of week two, we were ready for inspection for all the rough-ins and waiting on the new kitchen windows to show up.   The old door to the…
 
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  • Capture those Insta photos with Fancy Pants Designs.

    Kim Watson
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:37 am
    Is your phone full of everyday life photos & ordinary stuff, shot on the fly?  Oh boy mine is...& I am always on the look out for ways to capture a whole bunch of them in one go, on one layout that isn't a double page.  This was the result, x12 photos- woohoo! By arranging the photos in a square frame & leaving a square free in the middle filled with patterned paper & a few pretty accents
  • New layouts + NSD crop ALERT!!

    Kim Watson
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:41 am
    CRAFTY UPDATE! Have you heard Hip Kit Club is having a crop the weekend of the 1st-3rd May? NB: You have to join the FB group HERE>> to participate.  Also...I have two pages to share with you today, using my Hip Kit Club March 2015 kit. Yippee!!!Is it just me or are these kits just gorgeous?! I am totally crushing on the colors & wonderful mixture of accents & papers…sigh! Ok…ok I’ll stop
  • Reveal time: May Hip kit Club ♥

    Kim Watson
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:48 am
    You might want to sit down!! Hip Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95(requires a 3 month minimum subscription) CLICK HERE to join! Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95 Products Included: 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Squeeze Paper 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Brunch Paper 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Sour Paper 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – Lemonade
  • Mini Brag Book + inside pages

    Kim Watson
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    I have a mini book to share, as seen on the Hip Kit Club blog a few weeks ago!  My Mom loves to brag about her kids & grandkids. Visitors pop around for tea & out come the albums & mini books. Knowing this gives me a legit excuse to make mini brag books regularly, particularly because they are quick & so rewarding to make. I make sure, when I design them I don’t add too much journaling, knowing
  • DIY: Flower techniques for Spring

    Kim Watson
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:37 am
    Happy Spring to all my crafty friends living in the Northern Hemisphere. We are enjoying Fall weather here in Cape Town, which is bitter sweet for us all. It means shorter days & chilly nights with the bonus of less wind...so  I suppose there is an upside to having summer hijacked :D In honor of Spring, I have a page of our DD to share using a few handmade flower techniques you might find
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    Ali Edwards Blog

  • Give Sunday | 20

    AliEdwards
    24 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    This year, in honor of my 2015 One Little Word® "give," I'm sharing a hand-drawn quote each Sunday here on my blog. Click here to read my initial post and download the #givesunday word art title and checklist for helping you to give a little something today. You can also view all the past #givesunday quotes via the archives.  Click here to download the #givesunday 20 quote. Please note: If you are reading this post via email you need to click through to the actual blog post to download the file.  You're invited to join me. What will you give today? Have a…
  • Week In The Life™ 2015 Kit Available For Pre-order

    AliEdwards
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I'm excited to let you guys know that the 2015 Week In The Life™ kit is now available for pre-order.  Can you guys believe this project has been happening for ten years? I looked back through my albums the other day and saw that the first one I did was actually in 2004 for a class I taught in 2005 at Creating Keepsakes University. I've done it every year since, with the exception of 2009 when Anna was born.  It is a project that completely has my heart. If this is your first time hearing about Week In The Life™ you should check out my video that…
  • The Weekend Lens

    AliEdwards
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Our weekend looked a little like this: Simon's classroom had a reunion picnic on Saturday morning. His placement is in a Comprehensive Learning Center at his middle school where he receives extra supports in social skills and academics. His main teacher has been at his school for the past 15 years and she is nothing short of exceptional. She's had a major impact on so many of the kids who have made their way through her program during their middle school years because of her tireless dedication and love for her students. It was fun to meet some of the kids that are now in high…
  • Give Sunday | 19

    AliEdwards
    17 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    This year, in honor of my 2015 One Little Word® "give," I'm sharing a hand-drawn quote each Sunday here on my blog. Click here to read my initial post and download the #givesunday word art title and checklist for helping you to give a little something today. You can also view all the past #givesunday quotes via the archives.  Click here to download the #givesunday 19 quote. Please note: If you are reading this post via email you need to click through to the actual blog post to download the file.  You're invited to join me. What will you give today? Have a…
  • New Story Theme Now Available | Little Things

    AliEdwards
    15 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Say hello to a new Story Theme for my Story subscription program: Little Things. This month the focus is on the little things and stories of life - you know, those things that are often actually some of the bigger things when we start to stop and consider and document.  If you are already a subscriber to you can now access the content in the classroom (make sure you are logged in to your account).  If you are new to the Story Subscription program, check out all the details  here.  Here's a look at the Story Kit™ contents for Little Things: And the…
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  • Did You Know ...

    eMeLiNe Seet
    11 May 2015 | 7:41 am
    That May is National Photography Month? Over at Pink Paislee's, the team will be sharing tips on how to let your photos shine!We’re living in a world of “Instant” at the moment and I’m so glad we can whip out our phone and snap precious moments in an instant. Instant memories! Don’t get me wrong, my DSLR still gets its love but for everyday moments, I turn to my trusted phone for convenience. On my layout, I’ve incorporated several photos of an excursion, captured using my built in camera on the phone. Using more than 1 photo helps to create a flow in my picture-telling. With a…
  • NSD 2015 DT BLOG HOP!

    eMeLiNe Seet
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Happy National Scrapbook Weekend! The Pink Paislee team wants to wish you a fun and creative weekend! Whether you are at home or at a crop this weekend, we would like to share some inspiration with you along with what this holiday means to us! Start at Pink Paislee's blog and let's get this party started!Here's one layout which I created using Pink Paislee's ATLAS Collection. I've yet to scrapbook many of our past vacation's photos (which dates to 6 years back- bwak!); so it's high time to get some of my favorite, undocumented pieces and make a layout. The travel themed elements in this…
  • Easy Peasy

    eMeLiNe Seet
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    It just seems like … I think I've gone through a shift in my creative process. Gone were the days when I could sit down for long stretch of hours to get projects done, fuss over details. I still do fuss over details and still love my cutting with the scissors. But I feel extremely accomplished when much is done in a flash! =)So here it is, my less than 15 minute card using Pink Paislee's Overlays and transparent ephemeras from the awesomeCitrus Bliss Collection.Join me on Pink Paislee's blog today!xo, Em
  • Webster's Pages [THESE ARE THE DAYS] Project Life

    eMeLiNe Seet
    11 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    I don't usually have a fix style when it comes to Pocket Style Scrapbooking. Sometimes I create these pocket sized cards/photos in 12" format, sometimes in SN@P format. Just whatever that month or occasion I'm scrapping appeals to me. Really, it doesn't bother me much whether it's chronologically documented or not =) This month, I decided to play around using Studio Calico's Handbook. I love the size.Slightly larger than SN@P but smaller than my usual 12" layout size. Lovely.If you've not seen, Webster's Pages has came up with several new lines (on top of their fabulously designed…
  • My 5K Instagram Giveaway

    eMeLiNe Seet
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    Hey guys, I'm having a Giveaway over at my Instagram. Hop over if you'll like to own some great and awesome Planner Supplies! =)
 
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  • Let’s Cruise

    MissMint
    15 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    ALL ABOARD! If you’re planning to set sail this summer you might want to pack this cute kit. If you recognize the color palette it’s because you’ve seen it before. Let’s Cruise was designed as a coordinating add-on to one of my fave kits – Sunkissed Summer. Use on it’s own or together to create one killer summer time scrap collection. Coordinating cruise themed pocket cards  Cruise themed jazzers Cruise themed digital stamps LOVE IT ALL? Yeah you do. Go on, take it. Save over 40% off the kit, cards and jazzers.THIS WEEK ONLY. SHOP NOW But wait, wait, wait.
  • WIN IT: This Weeks Release

    MissMint
    14 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    Happy Thursday my Minty friends! Here’s your official sneak peek at whats’ coming tomorrow for Fresh Mint Friday. If you’re planning to set sail this summer then you might want to pack this cute kit. Post a comment below to enter. Tell me where you were or will be cruising to and one lucky winner will get it all! Contest closes at 05/14/05 midnight EST. Check back tomorrow for the winner announcement and to find these great items in store and on sale. *CONTEST NOW CLOSED* Congratulations to our winner, selected by random number generation from all eligible entries, SUSAN Y.
  • Free Digital Scrapbook Kit: Rodeo Cowboy Theme

    MissMint
    14 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    GIDDY UP! I originally designed this kit way back in the early days of Peppermint Creative. I always loved this kit so I decided to give this old favorite a ‘refresh-mint’ with a bunch of brand new papers and loads of new elements and the best part is that right now, it’s yours FREE. If you have an equestrian at home, a little one who loves to dress up like a cowboy or cowgirl, a rodeo king or queen or some unscrapped pictures of a fun horse riding adventure I think this kit will have you covered. So mosey on over to download this gem while it’s available and be sure to…
  • The DoubleMint Dares for Scrapbookers

    MissMint
    6 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    Are you following Mint Chick Megan’s AWESOME Minty Challenges? We’ve been running a round of challenges over NSD weekend over in our Facebook Community Group and we’d love to have YOU join! I thought I would post all the challenges here in one place so they are easier to review. We’ve got FIVE fun scrap challenges for you to complete. Complete 3 of your choice to earn a $5 coupon off your next purchase. YES! Everybody gets a prize just for participating because it’s all about getting your pages DONE not about making a better page than someone else….so let’s get…
  • May 2015 DigiScrap Parade

    MissMint
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Welcome Parade Goers! Sound the trumpets, dust off your sequin shorts, grab some popcorn and get ready for one HECK of a parade. Are you ready for something AWESOME? I’m so excited to be participating once again in the Digiscrap Parade - a quarterly collection of fab goodies from some of the best digital designers around and it all starts right NOW! Hop from blog to blog (or Facebook page to page) and download all the samplers. Enjoy an amazing collection of coordinating goodies and meet a few new designers along the way. But first I have to wish you a very HAPPY NSD (National…
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    pretty paper. true stories. {and scrapbooking classes with cupcakes.}

  • Cut, Stick, Stamp :: Card & Scrapbooking Ideas for a Springtime Kite Stamp Set [7]

    Shimelle Laine
    22 May 2015 | 2:44 am
    With a mix of sunshine and showers but warmer temperatures, it definitely feels like spring in my neighbourhood, and suddenly I’m in the mood to scrapbook with flowers and sunshines and… kites. I mean, I own a kite. It’s here somewhere. I can tell you it’s red even though I can’t tell you the last time I attempted to fly it or exactly where it’s stashed away. But I loved these kite stamps designed by Lindsay Letters for Studio Calico, so I needed to figure out how to put them to use on something quicker than I could locate a kite in the cupboard! For the…
  • The Story-Centered Album - A Scrapbooking Course for Listening [8]

    Shimelle Laine
    15 May 2015 | 5:46 am
    The first time I was a guest on the Paperclipping Roundtable, I sat in the basement of my grandparents’ house, and I distinctly remember my feet bouncing on the floor the entire time from nerves. Somehow I don’t remember how we planned that particular date, as it fell during a visit to my family that I now refer to as ‘the summer my life became an episode of Glee’, because I booked a trip home and then my mother told me I had a part in a musical. Because that is the kind of stuff that happens in my family. I digress. That summer was many years ago now and that first…
  • Happy NSD! [26]

    Shimelle Laine
    2 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    Today is National (or International) Scrapbooking Day! Because everything in the world needs its own holiday, for sure. For NSD 2015, I’m happy to join in with some lovely scrapbooking friends for a little blog hop. Wilna came up with a quiz for us and I’ve written my answers here, and for NSD I’m going to try to make them into a scrapbook page by the end of the day, so I capture a little snippet of life right now. Would you like to join us? We’d love to have you! Currently… 1. Favourite youtube clip: Well, I’m not sure it qualifies as…
  • As it Happens scrapbooking video :: Using all the cute stuff [19]

    Shimelle Laine
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I find it physically impossible to leave a shop filled with cute Japanese stationery without buying at least a tiny notepad or sheet of stickers, so I’m a little confused with myself when it comes to my scrapbooking style and embracing supplies on the saccharin end of the cuteness spectrum. Even with baby pages I’m not finding myself gravitating toward all things smiley face and kawaii. The more I looked at what I had left from that combination of the Walden and Underground kits I’ve been working through, the more I realised how I kept pushing the cutesy stuff aside until my…
  • Thoughts on nearing the end of a scrapbooking kit [17]

    Shimelle Laine
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I’ve been working my way through those two Studio Calico kits and inevitably I got to a point where I just have less stuff left on my desk than what I would normally pile onto a layout. I’m not the heaviest embellisher in the entire world, but I like my pages with ‘stuff’ and I always get to the same decision point: do I continue to use just the kit and end up with a page that is significantly different in style, or do I supplement the kit with supplies from my own stash to create a page more in line with everything else I’ve been making. Surely this is a pretty…
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  • I'm 50.

    stacy julian
    6 May 2015 | 10:33 am
    I’ve been thinking about my life for a while now. This is because I’ve now been alive for half a century. 50 years. I know.Crazy, right?It’s funny because I wrote a blog post titled “I'm almost FIFTY” when I turned forty-five. I recently re-read this post and it made me think about what’s changed and what’s stayed the same and how I feel about all of it. I have to say that scrapbooking or blogging or journaling or whatever you do to keep track is brilliant, because these everyday details matter and in reality all kinds of things change, all the time, but if…
  • She Put the Music in Me (2 Mom Stories)

    stacy julian
    1 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    I'm posting from Provo, Utah, where I am attending an annual Women's Conference at BYU. I attended years ago (1999?) with my Mom, sisters and sisters-in-law and have such happy memories, but I've never made it back again, until now. My dear friend, Allison Barnes texted me about six weeks ago and asked if I wanted to meet her here. I hesitated for a moment or two, then checked the dates and realized that I could purchase a one-way ticket down and then drive back to Spokane with Clark. So, stay in the BYU dorms, reconnect with my wonderful friend and then enjoy 11 hours of alone…
  • Memories of Mom, for StoryWorth.com

    stacy julian
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Storyworth.com is hosting a Queen for a Day contest and they asked me to help them celebrate Moms and stories. You can get all the details at the end of my post, but all you have to do is share a story about your mom. Here's mine ...My whole life, whenever I ask my mom how she has managed to learn or do something, she says, “Oh I don't know. You just think you can do it, so you do it.” I’ve never seen Connie Hall shy away from a project or challenge of any kind. She has a quiet confidence and sense of self-trust that seems to subconsciously drive her interests and…
  • My friend (and author) Julie Nelson

    stacy julian
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:03 pm
    This is how I remember Julie's family in Chicago! When Geoff and I moved to Chicago, IL in 1990 (so that Geoff could attend the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine we had been married just barely 6 months. We moved into an apartment in Forest Park and I was very eager to go to church and hopefully meet some friends. On the very first Sunday attending the Westchester ward (congregation) I saw a young father that looked familiar to me. Either that day or very soon after, we met Roland Nelson and his wife, Julie. Turns out Roland had lived in an apartment building very near one that I lived…
  • Collecting Family Stories: 2 Awesome Solutions

    stacy julian
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:04 pm
    I can hardly believe I have been home from the RootsTech 2015 event for two months. I presented on March 14th -- yikes! Where does time go? My intention was to come straight home and write a post or two to share some of the cool experiences I had and here it is April already! Oh well. It's never too late to share good and helpful information, right?So, I was lucky enough to score a position as a RootsTech Ambassador, which means I had access to the media hub. One of the features there is the chance to create video interviews. I signed up. When I arrived, I figured I'd better go find…
 
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    Scrapbooking Ideas, Memory Keeping, Layout Design

  • Ideas for Designing with Fonts on Your Digital and Hybrid Scrapbook Pages

    Amy Kingsford
    20 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    Designing with fonts gets less expensive when you use designer bundles like those at The Hungry Jpeg. They offer up a big selection of fonts and digital art at a heavy discount for a short time (usually a month). Over the last year, many of the scrapbookers spending time at the Get It Scrapped forums have linked up bundles they love and gotten more of us on board with this approach to gathering supplies. In this post, paper/hybrid scrapbooker Marie-Pierre Capistran and digital scrapbookers Amy Kingsford and Carrie Arick worked together to bring you more ideas for using these bundles in your…
  • Scrapbooking Ideas for Visual Storytelling with the List/Collage Story Style

    Debbie Hodge
    19 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Your best scrapbook pages reflect a storytelling style–your preference for certain kinds of stories and your way of telling them both visually and with words. We defined and illustrated 10 different story styles in the Story Styles LookBook that’s a part of the Get It Scrapped membership. One of those styles is the List or Collage Story Style. The list or collage style collects pieces that accumulate to tell your story. See examples of this style from our team. Sian Fair says, “Even if I don’t make any other diary notes while we’re away on holiday, I do like to jot…
  • Ideas for Zentangle Techniques on the Scrapbook Page

    Debbie Hodge
    13 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Zentangle techniques are structured designs for doodlers, usually done in a single color pen on a white background. Because it’s a structured approach to doodling, there are lots of formulas and lessons to pull from to making a zentangle design even if you’re new to it. The GIS Creative Team used zentangles as a part of their scrapbook page designs on these pages. Michelle Houghton says, “This is a family photo from our summer trip to Leavenworth, Washington.” “I used doodles to frame the photo, border the page, and fill the ice cream cone that I drew directly on…
  • Ideas for Going from Planner to Scrapbook Page

    Debbie Hodge
    12 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Keeping planner with pretty notebooks and planner-specific products has become trendy. Kit club Cocoa Daisy has been offering  popular planner add on since 2013. Bullet journaling is being recommended in a time when so many of us have gone digital with Evernote or OneNote. Noell Hyman at Paperclipping recently spoofed the planner craze, getting many of to laugh at ourselves and our planning obsession. Here, GIS Creative Team members show you how elements from their own planning support and contribute to scrapbooking pages. Margareta Carlsson says, “This year, I’m starting a new…
  • Loving the Double Wide | Ideas & Lessons for Scrapbooking Two-Page Layouts

    Debbie Hodge
    8 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    Our newest class tackles TWO-PAGERS and we’re giving members two free related mini-classes through May 16. Scrapbooking Events and Travel is often done on two pagers. Top designers share their go-to techniques and no-fail touchpoints. The post Loving the Double Wide | Ideas & Lessons for Scrapbooking Two-Page Layouts appeared first on Scrapbooking Ideas, Memory Keeping, Layout Design.
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    Above Rubies Studio

  • GoModestly SPECIAL Announcement FREE Mod Bracelets!

    Megan Elizabeth
    17 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    Tomorrow is my BIRTHDAY And I HAVE A Very special announcement and FREE GIFT for YOU!  YAYYYY!  Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!! EEEKK!  I am SOOOO EXCITED! I was approved as a Special Affiliate for GoModestly and their amazing MODWRAP Bracelets!!! I did a post a few weeks ago about the 3 Free ModWrap Bracelets that I picked up through a special coupon code on Pinterest and GoModestly.com has given AboveRubiesStudio their own SPECIAL Coupon Code that YOU can use to pick up {Read More} The post GoModestly SPECIAL Announcement FREE Mod Bracelets! appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Easy Metal Stamped Jewelry: Bracelets!

    Megan Elizabeth
    10 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    Hey my metal stamping, jewelry loving, personalized fanatic Friends! Today’s video is for you! ImpressArt just sent me their ALL NEW Bangle Making Kit!  It comes with metal blanks (for the jewelry) and the bangle bender to make amazing custom stamped jewelry say whatever you want it to say!  The other amazing fun and cool thing are their all new Pattern metal stamps that you can line up with their straight tape or have fun and whacky designs like I {Read More} The post Easy Metal Stamped Jewelry: Bracelets! appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Coffee Date Friends Scrapbook Tutorial

    Megan Elizabeth
    6 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    Happy Tutorial Day! I can’t believe we are well into MAY ALREADY can you!??!  WOW!!!! I’m so very excited about May!  I’m going to be 31 this month! WHAT?!?!? Crazinesssss!!!! I’m soooo excited I got a Coffee Cup and Donut stamp set in my collection FINALLY!  I’ve “needed” this for a long time!!! 😉  I love coffee dates with friends and I’m excited to make a starbucks gift card holder with this set too – but we will get to {Read More} The post Coffee Date Friends Scrapbook Tutorial appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
  • Easy Rainbow Stamped Cards Say Hello, I Love You, Thinking of You

    Megan Elizabeth
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    Happy Tuesday! I saw this video by CTMH on Facebook (link below) and it was the inspiration to do a rainbow card with the dizzy circles set because it’s just soooo fun!  Its not the “same” as what CTMH did – but you’ll get the idea! 😉   I really just wanted to make the kids a few quick and easy notecards for their extra “hard” week at school and hopefully make them smile at lunch time! Seriously on last call with the Deals {Read More} The post Easy Rainbow Stamped Cards Say Hello, I Love You, Thinking of You appeared first on Above Rubies…
  • Watercolored Scrapbook Layout

    Megan Elizabeth
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:15 pm
    I decided to use my new Close To My Heart Water color pen on a scrapbook layout with the all new Blossom Cardmaking Workshop on the Go Kit  I like picking up a few of these kits and using them for both cards and layouts and enjoying the benefits of the great value…and while there is great value – All month you can grab the new Deal of the Day grab bag starting at 3:00pm mountain time while supplies last {Read More} The post Watercolored Scrapbook Layout appeared first on Above Rubies Studio.
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    One Little Bird Designs

  • Birds of a Feather | May Edition

    Peppermint
    22 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    As May comes to a close (already?!) I’m back today to share some infinitely inspiring projects from the 2015 Creative Team – and a few of our guests! This collection of projects is one of our monthly “artist’s choice” exhibits where each team member uses products of their choosing – new or old – with the hope that you’ll fall in love with a product you haven’t seen before, or fall back in love with one from your own archives. I look forward to this feature every month. Pocket Page Projects We’ll shake things up a bit and shuffle the…
  • Amelia Ng | Creating Altered Notebooks

    Contributor
    19 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    I love thinking of non-traditional ways to use my journaling cards so I can truly maximize my printable stash. After having several ideas swirl around in my head, I decided that the Serendipity journaling cards would look super cute on notebooks! I bought these notebooks with plain kraft backgrounds, which I initially left blank. But then I struggled to pull the whole thing together. After some thought, I decided to print the Serendipity papers on vellum for a soft look that still allowed the kraft color to show through. To print on vellum, I used my HP deskjet printer with the settings…
  • Aimee Dow | Project Life Made Easy

    Contributor
    12 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lately, things have not exactly gone my way. I’ve been so terribly sick for almost 3 weeks now and scrapbooking has been the furthest thing from my mind. My style of scrapbooking is usually a fairly labour intensive affair. My scrapbook pages tend to take anywhere between 4 to 8 hours to create and my Project Life spreads take even longer. To make matters worse, I scrap standing up, but recently I simply don’t have energy or the strength to do so right now. I, like so many others, worried about falling even more behind. I am tightly wound at the best of times, but stressing about…
  • Birds of a Feather | Serendipity Edition

    Peppermint
    8 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hello friends! Just popping in as we close out another week to share a little more inspiration from the creative team using thew recently released Serendipity and coordinating journaling cards. Digital Projects   Love Asali’s masterful use of a patterned background paper – as usual. Using the black and white background and black and white photos makes the colors in the elements really pop on her page. Adding a border around a page’s composition is one of my favorite techniques of all time. I love Beth’s use of one here, and also her choice to sub all those word…
  • Donya Gjerdingen | When You’re Not Feeling Creative

    Contributor
    5 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hello!  It’s Donya here and well, I love pocket pages.  How about you? My scrapbook style has evolved numerous times since I started using pocket pages/Project Life, but the simplicity and ease of using them remains the same.  Even when I’m not feeling creative, if I choose a few photos and a few cards I love, I know I can make it work. It’s for that reason that I have a huge preference for cards like the ones from One Little Bird.  Simple and versatile cards that fit your style are exactly what you need to make pocket page scrapbooking work for you. So, here are the…
 
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    FotoBella

  • Bo Bunny Forever Young "Oahu" Layout

    22 May 2015 | 12:30 am
         Drea here with a layout to share with you using Bo Bunny's Forever Young I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella! This is a photo that my sister took when she lived in Hawaii, of  her view from her lanai.     I started by masking the back of the Polaroid that I got from the Noteworthy pack, using Black Soot Distress Ink, which I also used on all of my paper edges. The pineapple, pink hibiscus on the top right, and paper with the title also come in the Noteworthy pack. Then I angled the Chipboard palm tree image onto the masked Polaroid.   …
  • I AM Loved By Card

    19 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    I have a secret addiction to all things 'girly', and I fell deeply in love with this amazing I AM Collection by Simple Stories.I seem to create better when I have meaning behind the project, and although this card can be used for anyone, for any reason... I created this for my beautiful niece, who is turning 14 this summer. I am so very blessed to have her in my life, she is my biggest fan. And I am hers.The Wood Veneers were too amazing not to pile on this card. I colored them with some Distress Inks. I also used Distress Inks to give all the paper edges a bit of a messy…
  • Bo Bunny Forever Young Card

    18 May 2015 | 12:30 am
         Drea here with a card that I made for my nephew, Neo, using Bo Bunny's Forever Young I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella!         Since Neo's dad (my brother) lives in Las Vegas, I used the cards that come in the Ephemera. Neo also likes to play cards, and LOVES donuts like his Auntie Drea, so I cut a couple of those from the 12 X 12 Collection Pack. The ribbon and green paper also come in the Ephemera, along with some stamps, which I used to stamp the black arrow. Then I added the little blue envelope from the Layered…
  • Dream Come True Layout with Simple Stories Enchanted

    15 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    Welcome back FotoBella fans to another feature of Simple Stories Enchanted and Fancy Nancy layouts with Apryl.  The layout today will accompany the first one I shared with you this month.  And, yes, more photos of that outrageously fabulous and fancy tour bus.  The background page really pops with chevron and floral pattern.  I matted all three photos vertically on white cardstock before placing them on the page.  I used the floral border sticker from the 12x12 sticker sheet to go along the left side edge of the photos.    Due to the…
  • Forever Young Card Tutorial

    13 May 2015 | 12:30 am
         Bo Bunny's Forever Young I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella is so fun and whimsical, and full of bold,bright colors! I was immediately drawn to these cute donuts, since they are my favorite sweet, and came up with this sparkly card using Bo Bunny's new Glitter Paste.Supplies From Bundle:                                                 Tools:12 X 12 Collection Pack                         …
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