Sunday, July 25, 2010

Designing is Not for Me

At least I can say that I've tried. I just don't have much passion in it to continue at this point. With everything else that's going on in my life, I don't think I would have enough time to scrap AND design, and do everything else. Maybe later on in the future I will try to continue this path. But for now, I'll leave it up to the experts. I did want to leave you with a freebie, my first mini kit that I created. I might also provide you with freebies in the future, if I find time to sit down and design, but that's just a maybe at this point. Well, here's my freebie:

Tell me what you think of it, and please leave me comments! Thanks!

Image is linked
or you can find it at 4Shared

This blog will, of course, stay open for my scrapbooking layouts and to promote my CTs. It is also the blog for my Scrap for Hire business. If anybody is interested in that, you can find the website links on my left sidebar.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Upcoming Blogoversary

My blogoversary is less than two weeks away! Any ideas on what I should do for it? I was thinking about creating one of those blog books. You ever heard of those? Kinda like this:

Have you ever done this before? Do you have any other ideas?

Making Waves - A NEW KIT!

Available at:
Scrap Matters and Gotta Pixel (on 7/24)

Graham Like the Cracker's new kit this week is a collab with Jennifer Barrette and its called Making Waves. I love this new kit! It is perfect for beach photos and pool photos. It has 25 papers, 64 elements, six different alphas, and lots of wordart. You can buy the bundle for only $10 ($16 value). Hurry and buy it this week while its on sale for 30% off! Or you can buy the pieces separately. Links are below.

Bundle: Scrap Matters and Gotta Pixel
Alpha: Scrap Matters and Gotta Pixel
Extra Papers: Scrap Matters and Gotta Pixel
Wordart: Scrap Matters and Gotta Pixel

And here's my LO. I scrapped some photos from when I first moved to Hawaii. This was about 3-4 days after we flew in, and it was my first time at Waikiki Beach. The photo in the background is of Diamond Head. A famous crater in Waikiki, which of course used to be a volcano many years ago. I never had a chance to hike to the top - I've heard it has a great view! But I would definitely hike up there if I ever had another chance.

Image is linked to Scrap Matters gallery

Graham Like the Cracker has another new product this week. It coordinates with her collab with Stolen Moments - (Carry My Heart). Its a beautiful set of six pre-shadowed clusters. This product was the participation prize for June's newsletter challenge at Scrap Matters. The full kit is also linked below.

Available at:

Available at: Scrap Matters

Thanks for reading - and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Basic Tutorials For New Scrappers

New to digital scrapbooking? Have you ever wondered how to do something, but couldn't figure out how? Well, every week I will post 3-5 links to tutorials that I've found helpful. And this week's theme is the basics. Perfect for a new scrapper, or someone who needs to get back done to the basics. Need help with the tutorials? Just contact the writer and should be able to help you out!

I use PSE so I am constantly on the lookout for tutorials for PSE. However, I will post both version, if applicable. Some of these tutorials will be forum threads and some will be articles on other blogs.

Today's tutorials are brought to you by Scrap Orchard! I normally will try to cover more than one place, but didn't have much time to write this article this week.

My First Layout by mflott at Scrap Orchard
How to Use a Template (PSE) by britaneejean at Scrap Orchard
How to Use a Template (PS) by Ramona the Pest at Scrap Orchard
Selective Erasing by HeyJude at Scrap Orchard
Saving for Web (PS) by nzingha at Scrap Orchard

That's all for today, folks! I just might come back tomorrow to bring you more tutorials. Lemme know if you want em!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Little Princess Sighs: Newborn Kit!

Available at:

Graham Like the Cracker's new release this week is so beautiful! I love all the pinks and purples! This kit is perfect for all of those newborn pictures! This kit 48 elements and the layered elements come with a drop shadow version. It also contains 22 papers. There are three additional coordinating pieces, which you can purchase separately or as a bundle. Links are below.

I have one LO for you today. I scrapped a couple of pictures from my friend's bachelorette dinner party in 2007. I created the "dinner" part of the title using Graham Like the Cracker's ABC Basics: Button Alpha which is linked below. The rest of the kit uses the new kit: Little Princess Sighs.

Image is linked to Scrap Matters gallery

Available only at: Scrap Matters

Thanks for reading! I have a lot more stuff coming to you this upcoming week! Stay tuned! :]

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A New Path

I've decided to take the leap into designing. Since making this decision, I've also decided to create a separate blog for all scrap-related items. This blog will be used for showcasing my personal LOs, my CT commitments, my (upcoming) scrap designs, and my portfolio. I also wanted to let you know that I am available for Scrap for Hire! I love to scrap for others. I've only made one other photobook for a client so far, so I am willing to offer discounts to potential clients to boost my portfolio. Just contact me, and ask about the discount, and I will let you know what I can do for you. I recommend filling out the order form, to make things easier for the both of us. If you are unsure of some items, go ahead and check it anyway. It is just a draft, to get us on the same page. You can also check out available packages here.

My other main reason for this blog is for my scrap designs. I was going to provide you with a welcome freebie for my first post, but I didn't have time to finish it in time. But I promise you will get it soon! I am in the process of looking for a store - please let me know if you know anyone who is looking for new designers! I would start out with opening my own store, but I don't want to deal with hassle of creating the store as well as learning how to create one. If you have ideas for that also, please let me know! As soon as I find a store, I will be in search of a creative team - stay tuned for that!