Saturday, July 31, 2010

inside of rob card

the whole card reads:
For your birthday I wanted to get you Rob... Sorry, all I could find was Bob. Happy Birthday anyway.

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another bday card

for my other niece. she will be 10.

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Birthday card

for my niece. she is 2.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

The Gypsy Spot Contest

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

been busy....

Well I have been busy and haven't had time to post, but here are a few things I got accomplished while I was away from the computer....



Thursday, October 8, 2009

Its Official... I am obsessed with Storybook Creator Plus 3.0

I never thought that I would go digital with my scrapbooking.  I am the kind of person who loves the kinetic aspect of traditional scrapbooks.  But I have to say that Creative Memories has really stepped up to the plate with there digital scrapbook line.    There are so many awesome features that I don't even know where to start singing the praises.  (And I am not saying this because I sell it, I sell it because it is that awesome!)

Things that set Storybook Creator Plus 3.0 apart from other digital scrapbook software:

1.  It is 100% customizable.  Just like in traditional scrapbooking you can choose your supplies.  Paper, embellishments, stickers, lettering, journaling..... it isn't just drag and drop.  You choose what you want and place it where you want it, making your album completely unique.  You also have the option of pre-designed pages, but even those are customizable unlike any other digital albums that I have seen.

2.  The Text Tools:  You can wrap text around ANY object.  You can even draw a line for your text to follow.  Want a wavy title... no problem.  Want to wrap journaling around a pic, no problem.  Want to cut a shape out and place the journaling inside... no problem there either.  Its the most versatile that I have seen outside of professional design programs.

3. Auto Populate:  This feature is great.... you select your pics from your memory card, Storybook knows which ones you took first and which ones you took last.  If you select "Auto Populate"  it will add them into your book IN ORDER!!  Talk about making that vacation album a snap!

4. Album resizing:  Want to make a 12x12 album for yourself.... but lets say that you would like to give one to grandma as a gift but are short on the cash.... Storybook Creator Plus 3.0 can resize your 12x12 to a smaller 8x8 without you having to re-do the work!

5. Facebook Uploads!!!  This is my all-time favorite feature.  I can make an album or a page print or a card.... anything really and upload it to facebook from the program!  I am so in love with this feature I can't even explain.  Now all of my awesome layouts can be uploaded without trying to figure out a good file size.

I will be doing all of my albums the digital way from now on.  To me, the best thing about digital is that all of the "supplies" that I buy can be re-used 100's of times without costing me any more.  When I sat down and compared the cost of one traditial album (~$200-$300) versus one digital album (~$50-$80) it really opened my eyes.  I can still play with paper when I make cards and other paper crafts, so my Cricut wont go to waste.... lol.

Monday, September 7, 2009

tri-fold Halloween

I had lots of fun with this.... All Paper Doll Dress Up die cuts. I used Glitter Glue and Stamps from JoAnn's. The paper is from my stash. The bubbles are Fiskars Rain Drops. I am very pleased with how this turned out. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Twilight Bookmarks

They are hard to read... the quotes on them are (in no particular order):

Be Safe

Shall I explain how you are tempting me. --Edward Cullen, Twilight

And so the lion fell in love with the lamb...

Just because I'm resisting the wine doesn't mean I can't appreciate the bouquet. Edward Cullen, Twilight


Team Edward

Tri-fold shutter card

I had been too afraid to try this fold for a long time. I got my scor-pal in the mail a week ago and pulled it out today to give it a try. I love that thing by the way... can't believe it took me so long to buy one. This may be my new favorite type of card. I used Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge. Its lots of fun... You take a 5.5"x12" piece of card stock and score at the 2,4 8, & 10" lines. Then make opposite Mt-Valley folds..... Lots of fun! Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mark Your Calendars!

Creative Memories is about to unveil new Showcase products on September 1st!!! All I can say is that the digital stuff is AWESOME!!! I absolutely can't wait to get my hands on that. Anyone interested in earning new products for free.... shoot me an email:! As always, visit my site to order great CM products: