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January 2008 posts

A Totally Cool Discovery!

I just have to share this website with you. It's called Font Browser and it is so cool. It detects all of the fonts on your system and you just paste your text into the box and you can see the text in any font on your computer in several different sizes! So cool! Also: How cool is that image? Yeah, that's me in the lower left corner! It's up on the Scrapbook Dimensions website! Check out the Scrapbook Dimensions Blog! Lots of free hybrid tutorials from the Dream Team. I'll be posting a project on that blog on Monday.... Read more →

Miscellaneous Wednesday

I'm packing. I *hate* packing. So, I thought I'd procrastinate (even though it's 2:30 am) a little bit more and share some random bits and pieces of stuff. 1. I'm headed for a three day crop outside of Boston, run by Christina of the Rubba' Stampa' and Scrapbooka's Attic. I went to this crop last year. It's small (about 20 women, maybe a few more) and Christina is an incredibly generous host (big goodie box, lots of drinks and snacks and tons of door prizes). Plus, I really like her as a vendor. Lots of stuff that's totally my style.... Read more →

My Creative Classroom: Kick Off Week

My Creative Classroom's big opening celebration kicks off today! There's a brand new site, which is much more user friendly! There are contests with prizes! There are live online chats with all of the teachers! There are a TON of FREE classes! The Kick Off Celebration will last all week, so be sure to stop in and look around! One Note: You will need to register for the site to access all the fun. It's totally FREE and very quick to do. As for me, I am offering the following FREE class: Julie will show you how to convert part... Read more →

Write a Letter...

So, Simple Scrapbooks is having a contest: "Put It in a Letter" Page Contest Help us celebrate Universal Letter Writing Week by posting a letter-themed layout in our online Reader Gallery during the week of January 21-25. What do we mean by "letter-themed layout" Write a letter to yourself, your spouse, your child, your friend, your mother, your brother, "anyone"and use it on a scrapbook page. Use the keywords "Universal Letter Writing Week" in the comments so we can find your layout. At the end of the week, Elizabeth Dillow, author of The Scrapbooker's Almanac, will select five favorite layouts... Read more →

Prima Hybrid

Hybrid, hybrid, hybrid! I'm so excited about hybrid I can't even tell you. It has turned all of my "Why would I ever want to go digi? I love my paper and glue too much!" whines off. With hybrid, you get the best of both worlds. Even with a standard ink jet printer (no large format here!) and scrapping 12x12, you can do so much with your computer! I was thrilled when I found out that Prima had added a hybrid boutique to their stunning line of products! Their design team is just amazing and there is so much beautiful... Read more →

Good News and a Discount...

Well, I'm feeling like a very lucky girl today. I've had three "toots" in twenty-four hours! 1. As I mentioned yesterday, I had a layout picked up by Memory Makers Magazine. Yay! It is a layout that I did at a crop! That's the first time that has happened to me! 2. I found out that I made it through the first cut over at SIStv for their Fashionista contest. There is an amazing list of talented and extremely well known scrappers who made it through, so I don't think I have much of a chance to win, but I... Read more →

Win a Copy of Rebecca Cooper's Book!

To celebrate My Kits & Pieces fabulous new site, they are having a contest they're calling the Sweet & Simple Contest. All you have to do to enter is: • Create a layout (newly created for this contest, any size, two-page or one). • The journaling has to be in the format of a list (handwritten, or otherwise!). You can used a numbered list, a list with brads as the bullets, whatever you wish! • Post the layout to this thread at My Kits & Pieces, or upload it to the Gallery and link it back to the thread! On... Read more →

Round and Round and Round we Go!

Another stellar crop at Cheryl's office! I rolled into the crop sometime between noon and 1pm. I got home around 5am. This is definitely not normal behavior! I thought I'd share a very fun crop game we played: The Group Page. There are six steps: 1. Everyone chooses a background paper (patterned or cardstock) and photos (as many as you want). You write your name and the title of the page on the back of the background paper. You then pass this to your left. 2. Onto what you've just been handed, you add to the background. You can put... Read more →

Happy, Busy and Unable to Share!

The last week or so has been an orgy of creativity... 1. I finished a quilt (that I can't share yet because it's for a competition). 2. I scrapped a ton of layouts (that I can't share yet because they're for design teams). 3. I went to an awesome crop on Friday. It's a little known fact that there are Manhattanites who scrapbook. Of course, where we scrapbook is an entirely separate issue. I met this group of croppers through Our group, The Manhattan Scrapbookers meets at least once a month and often two or three times a month... Read more →

The Klic-N-Kut: A Year Later

This is an article I wrote for Craft Critique. It appeared on that site last Tuesday. In March 2007, I wrote a review of the Klic-N-Kut (KNK). I had used the machine for a few months and wrote it from that perspective – a beginner’s take on the KNK. You can read that review here. Well, I’m considerably further along the curve now! I’m telling you, this machine gets better and better with use. I keep learning new things every time I use it. Here’s what I can tell you: • I’m using my KNK on my Mac. This requires... Read more →