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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Meet Katie the Scrapbook Lady!!! 4 comments  
Pin It contest details and the CT Reveal

ACOT is proud to showcase Katie the Scrapbook Lady for the month of November. One of our more versatile designers in the shoppe and is exclusive to ACOT, so you can't find her stuff anywhere else! My favorite thing about Katie is that you can put her journaling prompts or quotes with any kit! Katie creates the "Amazing Month of Memories" each month which is packed full of journaling prompts for every day of the month. She's perfect to use if you get stuck or just want to scrap outside of your box. She provides links to quotes, fonts, and much more! Her shop also includes quote sets and her "Everyday" series of paper packs and high-quality digital photo stickers.

Don't miss the November issue of "Amazing Month of Memories" at it's special price of $3.00 for one week!Upcoming events: Chat with Katie on Wednesday, November 1st at 10 PM EST

About Katie...
I’m so happy to be a part of the wonderful digital community at A Cherry on Top. Thank you for giving me the chance to share my Amazing Month of Memories series and designs with everyone here!

My real name is Katie Nelson, but I am better known as “Katie the Scrapbook Lady” in the online world. I have an English degree from the University of Utah and I used to work for a food brokerage firm selling food to schools and hospitals. I later worked as a part time book keeper from home. I have been married to my sweetheart Jeff for almost 16 years and we have 2 wonderful children. I homeschool my son Alex full time. He is 13 and he has autism so he has some special educational needs that are better met in the home. My daughter Riley just turned 10 and she is the real artist of the family. Creativity just oozes from her! We live in the beautiful Rocky Mountain region of Utah.

Scrapbooking has been a part of my life since I was a teenager and I was a die hard paper scrapper for more than 20 years. I found digital scrapbooking in April of 2005 and I haven’t looked back since! I had spent years designing and redesigning my website (before blogs were around) and I learned to love graphic design, but most of all, I enjoyed writing content. It was a genuine thrill for me to share ideas that inspired others to scrapbook their own memories.

As you can probably tell, I adore fun and quirky holidays, and even the silliest event gives me oodles of inspiration for scrapbooking! It has long been a dream of mine to put these ideas into a format such as a book to share with other scrapbookers, but I was unsure of how to share all the online resources that would go with it. One day this past February, I decided to just sit down and write out all the fun holidays for the month of March. It ended up taking me a week, but I had so much fun researching links and ideas to go with each day and the “Amazing Month of Memories” idea was born! Each issue is like an idea book, complete with links to font sources, photos, layouts, quotes and other resources to compliment each theme. It still takes me the better part of a week to put together an issue, but I love every minute of it! My own scrapbooking and journaling have improved as a result and I’m finding that I am so much more inspired to create. It has been a true joy to see other scrapbookers go through the same creativity revolution after reading an issue of “An Amazing Month of Memories.”

Everything else I design, from photo stickers and quote packs, to digital papers are all inspired by the ideas found in the Amazing Month of Memories series. What will I do when I finally finish all 12 months? Don’t worry I’ve got a ton of other ideas I have been brewing in my mind for years. I’m just getting started!

About the Contest...
In typical ACOT fashion, you can use any of Katie's products from her personal store at ACOT. If you use a journaling prompt from "Amazing Month of Memories", please make sure to list the month in your credits (you may use any kit you want with the prompt). Enter your layout in the ** Katie Scrapbook Lady Contest ** and you'll be eligible to win. If you have won a contest in the past month, we encourage you to submit your layout to show us what you have done, but you will not be eligible to win. Layouts do not need to be new, if you have an absolute favorite layout using her products, enter never know, you might win!

Rules: only one layout per person please. Layouts must not have been published or won previous contests, majority of layout must use Katie's products. Layouts may be digital or paper!

Deadline: November 30th at midnight EST!!

Prizes: Katie will be picking a Grand Prize winner to receive a $25 GC to her shop at ACOT! The CT will also choose one winner for for every 10 entries to receive a $25 GC. So if 50 people enter, that's 5 Gift Certificates! Remember, layouts do not need to be new, they can be posted in other galleries.

See what the Creative Team did with the "Amazing Month of Memories (Nov. Edition)" and selected ACOT kits.

FairyMouseMom using "Shakespeare's Canvas" from Marcie Reckinger

hwillard using "Shabby Chic Diva" from Marcie Reckinger

justkc using "Shabby Chic Diva" from Marcie Reckinger

KristinCB using assorted items from Danielle Catalano-Titus

Lindsay using "Dirt Luvs Boys" from Traci Reed w/ Amy Bleser

lindse using "Feeling Zen" from Michelle Underwood

Mamak321 using "Dance with Heart" from Michelle Underwood

Novita using "Travel" from the ACOT Designers

Skrpbkmom using "Relax and Rejuvenate" from the ACOT Designers

Tracie Radtke using "Feeling Zen" from Michelle Underwood

ditzyscrap using "Cabana Boy" from Dani Mogstad

dmogs using "Heart of Grace" from Traci Reed

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Reader Comments ...
11/14/06 9:37 am
Love your layouts!

11/2/06 9:03 am
I love your AMM kits, Katie, and it's so nice to learn more about you. Sorry I missed the chat but I'll definitely enter your contest, with so much inspiration in each kit it's impossible not to find something to scrap. I've been working on an entire album dedicated to your August AMM file. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration - and I want to also thank you for posting examples using your own work in the ACOT gallery, I love to see what you do with your products.

11/1/06 11:56 am
Love your layouts Katie!

11/1/06 10:51 am
I really enjoyed working with Katie's there were a handful of ideas I could pick right away with which to work!!! Awesome layouts, ladies!!!

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