Saturday, July 30, 2011

How about this layout???

One of the interesting things about creating digital or paper scrapbook layouts is that given the same supplies, each individual will create something different. You saw the two layouts that I designed in yesterday's post. Today I am showing you a layout created by one of my creative team members.  One kit, three different looks!

Special thanks to Brandi for sharing this page. She said she especially loved the ribbons in this kit!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Creative Inspirations

I had photos of my daughter and me on a trip to New York a few years ago that I had never scrapped. When I created the kit "Summer Heat", those photos seemed to fit right in with the theme of that kit.

Here are the layouts I made with the kit:

Template from Project Scraps at Shabby Princess

Template Tuesday by Kim Broedelet

Head over to my shop at Scrapable and pick up your Summer Heat kit today!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summer Heat...Available Today

It's heating up here in Arizona and this new kit represents that heat. The reds and yellows are bold like the temperatures we are having right now and the green represents our attempts to keep cool! I think you will enjoy the bold prints as well as the subtle ones that come with this kit.  Take a look...

To go directly to this kit in my shop at Scrapable, just click Summer Heat!  Watch for layouts using this new kit.

Monday, July 25, 2011

What I love about Digital Scrapbooking

I love the fact that I can go back and scan photos from the past and use them in my digital scrapbook pages. Although I don't have a stand alone scanner, my all-in-one printer does the job for me.

One of the best things about scanning old (1980's) photos is that I can take them and make them better! I have learned some tricks along the way and am pleased with the results of tweaking a few settings in Photoshop to improve my photos.

Here is a layout I did using my new Dive In kit and photos of my oldest son when he was 4. I love making kits that go with older photos. I've never scrapped these because I took these photos before I began scrapbooking. Now with my scanner and knowledge of Photoshop, I can make pages of my kids when they were young.

Here is an example of what I did:

What do you love about digital scrapbooking?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Dive In Layouts from my Creative Team

Just look at the adorable layouts that my creative team made with my latest kit, Dive In.

This "splash zone" layout was created by Chris. Although she lives in Australia and happens to be in the middle of winter, she designed this fun page for me to show to you!

Sue, who lives in Texas made this page showing us how they cool off this time of year in her state!

Krista did double-duty and created two layouts with her photos!

I hope these layouts inspired you to grab your summer swimming photos and start scrappin'.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dive In - This Week's New Release!

Around this time of year the best way to cool down is in the water. I've got sprinklers, water guns and pools as a way to cool down in this new kit! And I have some little boys just ready to "Dive In".  Take a look at the previews of this new kit.

You can find this fun kit at my store in Scrapable. Go shop today!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Layouts with North to Alaska kit

One of my CT's used the North to Alaska for her photos of a trip to the zoo. It goes great with the Polar Bear Experience area at her local zoo.

Here are Krista's pages...

From the looks of her layout, her boys enjoyed learning about the Arctic!

Even if you haven't been to Alaska, the kit has papers and embellishments that work well for other photos.
Visit my store for this kit and more.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Did You Know...

Each week on the Scrapable Facebook page, we offer an exclusive freebie just for our fans. This week there is a little something from me!

When you get to the page, look on the left-hand side for the word "Exclusive". Click that and then click on "Like". To get the freebie, just click on the image.

Complete instructions are on the Facebook page, too, once you navigate there.

Get your freebie now! Then check back each week for a new freebie from a different designer.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Travel Series Begins Today

My new kit this week is the first in a series of travel kits based on my own travels. I found when I got home from my trip, there wasn't a lot of designs to use to create pages for my photos. That's what got me started on designing a travel series.

This first one is called "North to Alaska" and although there are things included that are specific to Alaska, the kit can be used for any area whose countryside has these colors.

I hope you will find several of the destinations in this upcoming series to be useful and I would love to have your feedback on what travel destinations you would like to see in the future. Just leave a comment here on my blog.

This kit was previously released in a slightly different form at my previous store. New embellishments have been added and a clear alphabet has been included with this kit now.

Next in the Travel Series: Hawaii

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sunshine Layout from My Creative Team

I love seeing how other people use my kits in their layouts. I want to show you a new layout from my creative team.

This one is by Sue:

The magic of this layout for me is the simple clean lines and white space really highlighting her family photo!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday, Monday

One of the things I like best about digital scrapbooking is the abundance of ways you can get motivated just by browsing through the different sites. I love looking at other peoples’ pages and seeing how they use different products. And I love seeing how one template can produce a variety of pages as well.

That brings me to the main reason for my post this morning. We have a template challenge going on in our forum. What does that mean?, you ask. It means that you can register in our forum, click on the topic “Template Challenge” and then go to the post for the July Template Challenge. In that post you will find the most adorable template for the month, created by our own Miss Mis Designs, and then an example that she created to get your juices flowing. The template is provided at no charge for you to download and play with. To become part of the challenge, simply create your page and then upload it back into that post thread to be considered for prizes related to our monthly challenges. (See rules in the for what you can win.)

Here’s the template for July:

So start the week off right…take the challenge and get a great template to use again and again!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Layouts from My Creative Team

Brandi and Arianna both created adorable layouts using my recently released Kraft Kit. While it may be obvious that heritage photos look great with this kit, these ladies have shown how recent photos work well too!

Brandi converted her photo to a sepia tone and it blends very well with the papers.

Arianna created a page with a recent photo that was left unchanged. The white background and neutral colors of the photo make it a great choice for these papers, too.

Brandi also did a layout with the bright Sunshine kit that was released this week. The kit has happy, fun colors in it and she used a couple of photos of her daughter on this page.

I did a Mother's Day layout with this kit using a template that I created. Anyone who signs up for my newsletter before July 15 will receive this template for free! Use the sign up form on the side bar of this blog.

Free when you sign up for my newsletter

Each week I try to give you some layout ideas using my recent kits to get your creative juices flowing. I hope you are finding inspiration from these!

Friday, July 8, 2011

New Kits Available Today

I have 2 more kits releasing this week as I get my store up and running at Scrapable. If you haven't signed up for my newsletter yet, be sure to do that. I will have a freebie that matches the Sunshine kit as an exclusive just for newsletter subscribers.

This first kit is the Kraft Kit. The kraft and black colors make a wonderful background for all kinds of photos.

The Sunshine kit is just what you might expect with such a name. It is a combination of bright colors and fun elements.

Check out my store for these kits and more at Scrapable!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fun and Games and Prizes at Scrapable

Don't miss out on our latest game at Scrapable. You can have some fun and win some great prizes.

Here's the flyer and the link for all the information:

click here for more information

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Challenges and Prizes!!!

Be sure to head over to the Scrapable blog this month to check out the new challenges we have in store for you. I have a peek at just a few of them right here on my blog today, but to get the whole scoop on what's going on, just click CHALLENGES to go to the forum listing challenges and descriptions and prizes.

Here's a fun one from Penny...

Get the calendar in the forum and then you design your own calendar for your desktop. The example shown is from Penny.

The other challenge I wanted to show you is the Template challenge from Misty...

Here's Misty's example for the template challenge. Again the template is found in the forum so head on over for your chance to win!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

More Great Layouts...

One of my more popular kits has been this kit: It's A Girl Thing". The pink and brown color combination is terrific and works for all ages of our girls.

Here are some wonderful layouts from my Creative Team that will have you scraplifting their ideas.

This first one is by Wanda...

I love how she took some of the elements and clipped paper to them to get a different look. An example of that is the brown polka dot butterfly.

The second layout is by Brandi...

Brandi used one of the word arts in this layout and framed her girls with the lacy frame that was part of this kit.

Brandi made another QuickPage for you. Enjoy this fun page!

Click here to download

Sunday, July 3, 2011

New Ideas for Layouts

My creative team has been working hard to create new layouts with my products. Let me show you what they have done...

Using my Grad Night kit:

Sue (txncutie) created this page for her daughter's graduation from college.

Brandi (bmccoy05) designed this layout using her own graduation photo.

You can find this layout as a quick page on her blog. Or here is the link to download this free quick page right now.

Using my Open the Door kit:

I have another wonderful layout from Sue using this kit for her ancestry pages. The rusty alphabet and elements really work well with sepia-toned heritage photos.

Brandi designed this page with current photos showing the versatility of this kit.

Hope you enjoyed these new ideas! Watch for more ideas coming tomorrow!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sign Up For My Newsletter

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to receive all the latest information about upcoming releases and special events going on at Scrapable. Included in each newsletter with be some little something extra just for my subscribers. In addition, the newsletter will have special coupons and insider information that you won't get anywhere else.

Sign up now and receive this kit free just for subscribing to my newsletter.  To sign up, simply type your email address in the "Join my mailing list"  box and click "subscribe". You can find the sign up area in the column at the right.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Grand Opening Today!!!

Today is my Grand Opening at Scrapable and it's a great time to save on all 5 kits that I am releasing today.

These are the kits that you will find in my shop:

All of these products are 30% off between now and July 7th so hurry in to get a great deal on all of these kits!