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Sunday, August 16, 2009

2009 Fall Retreat at the Novi Sheraton

Need some time away?  Who doesn’t!  Camp Crop-A-Lot is a weekend retreat held at the Novi Sheraton twice a year – our next session is October 16 – 18, 2009, 

The weekend is designed to provide lots of uninterrupted time & space for scrapbookers but any crafters & friends are welcome. 

Click here to download a flyer with details about Camp Crop-A-Lot including classes you can take and a registration form. Contact me if you need more information or for the mailing address to send in your registration form. You can also visit the Camp Blog for more information.

Hope to see you in October @ the Novi Sheraton.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pink, Flowers and More Pink!

Being the Mom of 2 boys I don’t have many opportunities to use “pretty” stuff while scrapbooking.  I have been wanting to try the new Paper Flowers & Ribbons by CM for a while now & just couldn’t wait any longer!  I got out some of my pictures for my own scrapbook (you know - the album that has very few pages) and this is what I created:

The pages are made with papers and stickers from the Delight Power PalettePaper Flowers & Ribbon are the “Delightful” ones (more coming in September).  The Paper Ribbon is double sided – printed on one side and solid color on the other.  The layout on the left hand side was inspired by one found in CM’s Idea Book Vol. 1 – Inspire Me. You can find it on the bottom of page 21.

The little bear was created using the Custom Cutting System – mostly the Oval Patterns.  “CHAT” uses the Simple Monogram stickers & the other stickers used in the title are Swirly ABC/123 stickers.

Here is a close up of the Paper Flowers and Ribbon– I used the Foam Squares underneath the small flower to give it a bit of dimension.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A (really) quick digital project & SBC+ Update info

We have had so many solicitors come by the house lately & I’m so not comfortable opening up the door for strangers so I’m considering putting something like this by the front door:

signs - Page 002

Do you think it’ll work? I’ll probably tone it down a bit and shorten it up before posting it. I started with a pre-designed page template from the Cottage Garden digital kit. This was made with Storybook Creator Plus which is a fantastic program and it will be getting even better in September! An upgrade will be available that will include the following features:

  • Wrap text around images and objects (the text will follow a line you draw)
  • New filters, such as oil painting, mosaic and frosted glass
  • View a two-page spread while editing
  • New Tools, grid-cutting, corner cutter, paper tearing, blended and patterned edges
  • Turn any image into a rubber stamp
  • You'll be able to upload right to Facebook for sharing

Wahoo! I absolutely love using this program – it was created for scrapbookers, by scrapbookers. There are also a HUGE amount of resources available to help you with digital scrapbooking, including the Help Zone on my CM Consultant website .

Here is a link to a short video that shows some of the fantastic features of SBC+

Here are a few pages I recently created with SBC+ and CM digital content:

pages - Page 004

The above page uses items from the Recipe Book Digital Kit and digital freebies from the CM Project center (including the hinges, paper frame and overlay)

Pages - Page 016

This page uses items from the Great Escapes Digital Kit.

TN Pages - Page 001

Doesn’t get much simpler than this! I used a photo for the background then customized some word art to go with the picture. Corner swirl is another freebie from the
CM Project Center.

pages - Page 003 The Cozy Winter Digital Kit was used to make this page.

Please let me know if you need help with digi scrapping – or other photo related projects!