Monday, April 30, 2007

A Cherry On Top!

Is having a Dream Street contest! Upload your layouts HERE for a chance to win at 25.00 GC to the store! For every 10 entries at GC will be given! Dream Street will also be ACOT's guests for a chat on May 2nd at 8pm EST!
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Saturday, April 28, 2007

So much

Egg Hunt


Check out what I found at A Cherry On Top!

I put a couple new things up at ACOT with some goodies and fun to come on Monday :D Also there are a few things new up over at Scrapix also!
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Thursday, April 26, 2007

In Memory Of Miles

Taken from Christina's Blog

"In the digital scrapbooking world, we get a rare opportunity to meet other ladies that share our passion for creativity and preserving our memories while we do what we love. These bonds that we form are often forged by the sharing of these memories as we share the pages that we make; being able to read each other's journaling and share in the stories quickly bypasses some of the "formality" of a regular face to face relationship. We get to chat with these ladies whose stories we know, and they become part of our daily lives.

When you serve on a Creative Team or make your home in a forum, these relationships are even stronger. One of the relationships that I have had the opportunity to make is with Kellie. She is a beautiful wife and mom, with a strong faith, and a very talented artist. Kellie had shared with me that her beautiful son, Miles, had passed on to be with Jesus two years ago today (April 22 nd) with a rare childhood condition. Miles' twin brother, Mason, and his baby sister, Maddy are blessed to receive Kellie and her husband's affection and love, but Miles is missed.

Several of Kellie's friends got together and decided to make a tribute to Miles in honor of Kellie's example and friendship to us. This kit is free of charge; we just ask that you abide by the terms of service within, pay it forward by sharing something with someone YOU love and care about and post a comment here. All comments are wanted to give to Kellie to save with Miles memories. We wanted to make a way for all of us to continue to preserve those precious memories - joyful and painful - for years to come, and in our own way say how much that we love and appreciate Kellie's presence in our "digi" lives.

Kellie, we do admire and love you, and pray that each day that you wait to be with Miles again is joyful with memories of his sweetness. God bless you and your family today and in the days to come!

Chere Edwards has made this wonderful blinkie for you to sport in memory of Miles. You can right click on it at the TOP of my blog and save it to your computer. Then you can upload and use!

Thanks again and be sure to come back tomorrow for more FREE goodies and Gift Cards in memory of Miles!!!"

You can read more about what these designers have done on these blogs also:
Gina Miller

A couple of designers have come together to offer GC's also...make sure you check out Christina's blog for more details! Along with downloads and more info about the project ;)
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Friday, April 20, 2007

How to Print Digital Embellishments

If you don't purchase "Printables" you may have to follow these steps to print. Anything hybrid that I put on this blog is all ready to print on any standard printer. But here are some simple instructions, you may have to alter them depending on the program you use to print. I use Photoshop to make a sheet of printables. I'm finding ACDSee is easy to use if I need one thing or two.

How to Print Digital Files

As soon as you download your file you will want to unzip it.
Double click on the file to unzip.
Make sure to place the contents in a folder that you can easily find. For Example, in your Documents folder create a folder called Scrapbooking.

Open up your scrapbooking program. Whatever you are choosing to use.
Go to File>New
Make this document letter sized so it can easily be printed.
Go to File>Open
Find the folder you saved your new files in.
Select an image that you would like to print...double click.
Your image should now be in your work space.
Move this image to make it overlap your letter sized document.
Drag the image onto the letter sized document.
If the image is larger than you want resize.
(If doing this in Photoshop, Ctrl-T, hold down shift while moving the handles, hit ENTER when finished)
Make sure you allow enough of a border, so when you print nothing gets cut off.
File>Print Preview
Here you can see if anything is going to get cut off and to adjust the size to print so it prints correctly.
If you able to print borderless, choose this option.
From there you can now print your file.
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Thursday, April 19, 2007

May Kit Clubs with Dream Street

If I miss any let me know :D

Scrappers Place www.scrappersplace.com *Dream Street Near & Dear
Transparent Touches www.transparenttouches.com *Dream Street Daydreamer
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ATC Swap

I'm going to try swapping ATCs again. The first swap I participated in I swapped 20 and never received my cards :( Some were nice enough to send them on their own, which was cool. Anyways, the theme of this swap at 2CC is Chinese.
You can see the credits HERE
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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Cantata Call

~ I have been published by Cantata, the layout actually came out in Jan. and I have YET to receive my copy of the book, just be aware :D

Details for: Cantata Books, Inc. Call for Exceptional Digital Scrapbook Art

Are you a digital diva? If so, we want to see your pages! Cantata Books, Inc. is currently accepting submissions for 100 percent digital scrapbook pages as well as those that enhance traditional scrapbooking with digital techniques. We’re looking for pages that demonstrate the following:
• awesome digital techniques for creating backgrounds
• awesome digital techniques for creating page accents
• awesome digital techniques for manipulating photos
• awesome digital techniques for creating cool text treatments
• awesome digital techniques and tricks for enhancing traditional scrapbooking
• awesome digital techniques for creating cool memory crafts such as jewelry and memory boxes

Submissions must include an explanation of digital techniques as well as any tips you have for newbie digital scrapbookers (think: organization of digital images, working with duplicate images, naming your files).

1. Page must show your genius, depth and/or sense of fun.
2. Photos on the page must be great. This means in focus, clear, good composition. Tip: If you have an idea for a great color scheme for your page but it doesn’t match your page, make your photo black & white.
3. All styles will be considered, shabby chic, simple and clean, fun and quirky. Just give us your best shot.

The Details: Include:
a. Your name
b. A phone number you can be reached at c. Your email address

This stuff is important so please read carefully!

A) Images must be no larger than 100K. JPEG (.jpg) with medium compression is best (If you scan or digitally photograph your 12x12 page and save it at 72 dpi in JPEG format it will be about 60K)
B) Please scan images as follows: Scan 8.5x11" pages at 40% of original size. Scan 12x12" pages at 30% of original size. C) Images must be scanned at 72dpi in RGB mode.

You can submit to this at scrapsubmit dot com
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100% Hybrid and FIRST Two Pager!

This layout is 100% Hybrid minus the brown cardstock and ink I added the Inking for that extra push off the paper since I can't find my pop donts This is my FIRST two page spread!
Playful Spring April Combo Kit from Scrapartist
Bazzill Cardstock
Around the Block Ink
Cute Kids ME
Inspiration from the Page can be seen here
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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Browsing Today

And found the Aussie Scrap Jacked blog, which in turn led me to a kit club..and lookie what I found! Boxx of Scraps- April 2007!
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Friday, April 13, 2007

Frame-It Fridays!!

Come check out Scrapix-Design every Friday for a new printable 8x10 Frame-It Quickpage! The .99 price is only good until the next Friday when a new Frame-It will be released, then the price goes back to 1.99! These would be PERFECT for Mother's Day or any day!
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Thursday, April 12, 2007

CK's Portrait Challenge

Your more formal portrait photos can sometimes be tough to scrap, as there often isn't a story associated with them. Turn this around and into an advantage by considering any type of journaling fair game. Now you've got a world of possibilities! Post your portrait page with some inspired journaling in our gallery by Monday, April 30, post the link in your entry form and be entered to win some fun scrapbook supplies. Good luck!
Look in our upcoming May issue for more ideas on how to scrap those portrait photos.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2007


I'm sure like most of you scrappers, when you have a bad day you scrap to relax, or maybe that's just me ;) You know one of those days that you just feel like a terrible parent and nothing can go right, yep I had one of those today. Good thing I have one of the sweetest five year olds in the WORLD! So I decided to sit down and play with a project I got in the mail the other day. I took a chance and ordered from a kit club new to me. I ordered the 2Croppincousinz Project 2 Scrapbook Idea Book. I have to say that's the EASIEST project I've ever done! A lot of time was definitley put into this kit! Every step is explained step by step, so for those of you that have never altered anything and want to try, order one of these project kits! I followed the directions step-by-step on mine except for the back, I'm not a huge card maker and I didn't want to waste paper :D
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Monday, April 09, 2007

Altered ATC Holder

I got a Provo Craft Band Aid Tin for 1.69 from 2croppincousinz so I thought I would play a bit this morning. So this is what I came up with! Credits can be seen right HERE :D TFL!
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Saturday, April 07, 2007


HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – A Scrapbookers Guide to the Season Call

Scrapbook Trends Magazine is currently looking for items which fit the following themes for our HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Idea Book:


Journaling - Adding the story behind the photos really adds meaning to all those holiday pics! Share your layouts that contain great journaling that captures the magic of the holidays.

Cards & Tags


Mini Albums



Holiday Decor - Share ideas using your scrapbooking supplies and talent to create fun home d├ęcor for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah.
Holiday Gifts - Calling all gift ideas! Giving a gift from the heart makes the holidays more complete. Please send us your ideas for holiday gifts of all types, from a special gift for your sweetheart to fun and simple gifts for your neighbors.
Deadline: 11:59pm on Monday April 30th, 2007

Please send submissions to submissions@scrapbooktrendsmag.com.


September 2007 Call

Scrapbook Trends Magazine is currently looking for layouts with the following themes for our September 2007 issue:

Back to School
Black & White
Elementary School Memories
Metal Embellishments
My Favorite Things
The Men in Our Lives
Deadline: 11:59pm on Sunday April 15th, 2007

Please send submissions to submissions@scrapbooktrendsmag.com.


October 2007 Call

Scrapbook Trends Magazine is currently looking for layouts with the following themes for our October 2007 issue:

Black & White
Elementary School Memories
Metal Embellishments
My Favorite Things
The Men in Our Lives
Deadline: 11:59pm on Tuesday May 15th, 2007

Please send submissions to submissions@scrapbooktrendsmag.com.
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Happy Go Lucky

Have you all seen this new kit by Michelle Underwood! Isn't it gorgeous! It has all my favorite elements and colors, and those folded ribbons are 100% digital!!
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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Sitting in the Hallway is sooo much fun!


I was outside last night picking up toys from the yard, I noticed it was a bit odd out. Being from Nebraska I think we have a sixth sense about weather sometimes! I went inside to turn on the weather channel when DH called and asked if I heard the sirens, well they weren't going off on the other side of town yet. So we stayed in the hallway for a good hour last night. It was 80 degrees yesterday and following the storms was a freeze warning! Crazy! We did have some damage from the tornado not far from us and of course DH stood outside and watched it!
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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Another Layout Done TODAY!

One from Spring Break! Credits can be found HERE! TFL!
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I decided to scrap this morning, I actually need to do a two pager but I need to visit my LSS for more cardstock before I do! LOL! Anyways here's what I got done this morning. I used Story of a Seed by Alexis Hardy of Dream Street Papers and the "together" stamp is from purpleoniondesigns :D
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Monday, April 02, 2007

Firefighter Kit

BE WARNED! This is a kit I did at the beginning of my selling days. But I always see someone looking for something along these lines so I thought I would just put it here, I'm sure someone could use a couple of the elements or papers on their pages, right :D
Download Link

PS~ Don't forget about my retirement sale at A Cherry On Top...those products will be coming down soon ;)
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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Kit Clubs with Dream Street this month.

Apronstingsdesigns has Bailee's Garden this month.

The Scrapbook Site has Nostalgic

Transparent Touches has Near and Dear

Zany Zinnia has Nostalgic
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So excited this month!

Playful Spring Comb Kit

I'm a guest designer at Scrapartist! When Nancy and Michelle asked me in Anaheim at CHA, I was speechless, and a bit giddy (those poor gals). But I'm so excited to have been able to work with some of the greatest designers in the digital AND traditional scrapbooking world! Come take a peek!
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