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May 2008 posts

I thought I'd share some of the things that I made with this month's "High Tea" kit at My Kits & Pieces. As I mentioned in my previous post, this is the month that my stamps debuted with K&P and I had a ton of fun working them into these projects... I think the mini book (and you can click on the image for a closer look) really shows off the versatility of the stamps. You can see how I've used them in non-traditional ways for a very cool effect. I'm off to Milwaukee for the Bead&Button Show. I'll try... Read more →

Okay, remember how I mentioned a few months ago that I was going to be designing some stamps for My Kits & Pieces? Well, they're here! They're here!!!! I made up some quick cards using the four stamp sets that are available this month: The Date Stamp Set: I made it to mix and match. I love the sketchy look of these, perfect for adding your own handwriting to. The Date Stamp Set can be purchased as part of the True Friends Scrapbook Kit ($18): This kit contains: Two sheets each of 12x12 Bazzill Cardstock: Festive and Slate Blue One... Read more →

Amanda Dykan CT: May Layouts

So, this month I was working with two of Amanda Dykan's kits: Here are the layouts I came up with... A few other things of note: Just Let Me Scrapbook is offering FREE SHIPPING with $40 0rder! Now through Monday, May 19, all U.S. orders over $40 receive FREE USPS Priority Mailing. International orders will receive $7 off actual shipping cost with a $40 order. Just use Coupon Code: FREEAT40 at check-out to have your U.S. order sent to you FREE of charge! Be sure to tell them that Julie sent you! I recently attending a wedding for an already... Read more →

Two Tutorials For You...

I wanted to share two tutorials that I recently wrote for the Scrapbook Dimensions blog. DIGITAL RUB-ONS What do these two layouts have in common? Yes, they're both digital. Yes, they both have one photo. And yes, they both employ the same very cool digital rub-on effect. The red flourishy thing behind the photo in the first layout, and the yellow flowers in the second layout, are both lifted from patterned paper. Below you can see the original patterned papers. The red one is by CanDesigns and the flowered one is by Amanda Dykan: All you do to lift the... Read more →

Some New Work

I just finished a necklace and earring set for my Mother (for Mother's Day) but I'm not sure I want to hand them over. I'm kind of in love. Is it really bad if I just wear the set around for a few days before boxing it up and giving it to her? I thought I'd also share my April (yes, I know, I'm shamefully late on them) projects for Just Let Me Scrapbook. She's having a sale: Whether you ARE a Mother or HAVE a Mother, Just Let Me Scrapbook! is offering you 25% off your entire purchase! In... Read more →

June Means Classes at My Creative Classroom...

Back by popular demand, I will be offering the following online classes: SCRAPALICIOUS We will put the “scrap” back into “scrapbooking!” Over the three weeks of the course you will create a system for storing and using your paper scraps, learn various ways in which you can use scraps to create unique background papers, learn how to use your scraps to create one-of-a-kind embellishments, and walk away with at least three completed layouts. June 9 -29, 2008 PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS FOR HYBRID SCRAPBOOKING Have you ever been curious about digital scrapbooking, but you can't let go of the paper and glue?... Read more →

A Book Review: Digital & Hybrid Scrapbooking

This is a book review that I wrote for Craft Critique. It appeared on that blog last week. If you have ever thought about doing anything with Photoshop Elements, you must buy Patty Debowski’s book, Digital & Hybrid Scrapbooking & Card-Making with Photoshop Elements. It’s a long and inelegant title, but this is the first book I’ve ever seen that covers absolutely everything in plain English. The monster manual-style book (it’s 384 pages) comes with a DVD, which is packed with digital elements, actions, brushes, and coupons for lots and lots of discounts. In her introduction to the book, Patty... Read more →