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February 2008 posts

HUGE news to share!

I've been bursting! Dying to share! Rosy and Linda over at My Kits & Pieces have asked me to design some acrylic stamps for them! Eeeeeek! The first ones come out this June and I can't wait! I might be a little too excited! One of my big goals (you know those "someday" daydream type goals?) is to design product (digital kits, paper, stamps, etc.) and this is such an exciting opportunity to do that! I'm just over the moon! Thank you for letting me share my excitement with all of you! And, here are some quick projects I made... Read more →

Kitchen Sink Stamps Rock!

I am in love. Last year, I had the opportunity (through Craft Critique) to review two sets of acrylic stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I gave them a rave because I think the quality is amazing and I totally dig the designs. Well, Maria Colosimo, the fabulous owner/designer of Kitchen Sink Stamps offered me a guest design team gig and I jumped at the chance to play with her fabulous stamps! She sent me three amazing sets of stamps and I had a very good time! First up, I chose "Playful Christmas." As you can see from the image on... Read more →

Photoshop Elements Tutorial

Next Monday, my four week course on using Photoshop Elements for Hybrid Scrapbooking will begin at My Creative Classroom. I thought that I would share a quick tutorial from the classroom to give you a taste of the class in case you'd like to sign up. It's a QuickTime video. If you don't have QuickTime, you can download it for free. If you're having trouble viewing the video, try using Firefox as your browser. You can pause and rewind the tutorial as needed by using the controls at the bottom of your screen. If you have any questions, feel free... Read more →

Ten From Photo-a-Day

After almost two months of doing Photo-a-Day, here are ten things I've learned: 1. I am embarrassed to take photos in public. 2. Your flash is not always evil. 3. I need to have my eyes checked (or my manual focus is broken, I think it's the former rather than the latter). 4. I think like a scrapbooker and not a photographer. (I think about the story I'm going to tell about the photograph rather than the story the photograph is going to tell.) 5. Not editing my photos is killing me! 6. My camera is not as delicate as... Read more →

Histoires de Pages and Sultane

Well, I fielded a phone call from France this week. You see, I'm going to be featured in the French scrapbooking magazine, Histoires de Pages. They do a one page feature on a different scrapper each issue and I am very honored to have been chosen. It looks like I will be the first American to be featured. Pretty exciting! I sent off three pages to them today (all featuring the fabulous Sultane paper). I am also busily working on my pages for My Kits & Pieces and Just Let Me Scrapbook (currently debuting a new website). In the meantime,... Read more →

Happy Valentine's Day!

Man, I have been such a good blogger! I've been posting almost every day! Anyway, just wanted to say Happy Valentine's Day and share two hybrid cards I made. One for my Mother and the other for my Husband: If you're interested in hybrid scrapping, stop by the Scrapbook Dimensions blog for some great tutorials! Finally, I thought I'd share something I posted at SIS today. The poster on this thread, asked about storage for small spaces. Here's what I've been doing lately and really loving: You know, I sometimes make HUGE kits out of my stuff (because I'm short... Read more →

Sultane Winner and Some Good News!

Drumroll, please... The winner of the Sultane papers is... LORI W. You didn't leave your e-mail, Lori, so be sure to drop me a line with your mailing address! Also, a bit of good news in my inbox last night. I had a hybrid layout picked up by Digital Artist Magazine. It's my first time submitting to them and I'm over the moon! Have a great day! Read more →

Text in a Circle using Microsoft Word

For proof that you don't need Photoshop to do cool hybrid stuff on your computer, here's a quick tutorial I wrote up on creating a circle of text in Microsoft Word: 1. Make sure that the “Drawing” Toolbar is open. This can be found under the “View” Menu under “Toolbars” 2. Once the menu is open, choose “Word Art.” 3. The following screen will open. Choose the text that’s in a slight curve. 4. Input your text, choose your font, and adjust the size. Then hit okay. 5. Use your mouse to click on the little yellow square and pull... Read more →

What Level Are You?

I found this post on very interesting. In it, the poster asks a thought-provoking question: I have scrapped for most of my life. I have taught many classes, I have worked in a scrapbook store, I subscribe to scrapping magazines, I sometimes go to crops and I am curious. . . what level scrapper does this make me??? I don't have a sizzix or a cricut or quikkutz (or however you spell it). I don't buy designer albums. I have supplies out the wazzoo. . .I sometimes create my own albums, I alter plain albums, I am a lumpy... Read more →