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Friday, March 31, 2006

April Guest Creative Team Member! 8 comments  

Help us welcome Dianedi to our Creative Team!

We are honored and proud to announce DIANEDI as our April GCT member. She has won many contests at ACOT and is a wonderful scrapbooker! Please welcome her to this position!

Says Diane ...
Thank you ACOT Design Team for selecting me as your April Guest Designer! I am so thrilled to be a part of this talented group for the month! I truly believe that ACOT has a one of a kind community that I love being a part of!

I wanted to share a few things about me! My husband, Dave, and I live in MA with our 2 kids (Lauren 3 ½ and Colin 1 ½). I am a SAHM and I love anything that is a creative outlet! (scrapbooking, photography, music, gardening).

I began scrapbooking in 2002 after I went to a Creative Memories party at my girlfriend’s house. I bought everything that night and I never touched any of it! I realize now that I just didn’t know where to begin! Six months later, I discovered a local scrapbook store that offered classes with some very talented teachers. I learned the basics and plenty of different techniques to get me started. I was hooked!

My first experience in “competitive” scrapbooking was last May when I was attending the CK Convention in NH. I happened to be working on a layout that used Scrapworks products and decided to enter a contest they were sponsoring. Much to my surprise, I won the Grand prize and a boat load of goodies. I was truly shocked and that experience gave me the confidence to start pursuing other things. I began submitting to publications late in the summer and I’ve been lucky enough to have layouts and cards published in Simple Scrapbooks, Scrapbook Trends, Paper Crafts, and Correspondence Art (now Paper Art). I also became a member of the Scrapworks Design Team this past February.

In the past, I have always been a double-page layout kind of girl. But, I have branched out into lots of altered art type projects, mini books and cards. There is never enough time in the day to try everything that I would like! I look forward to sharing more of my projects in the gallery this month and getting to know more about all of you! Thank you again ACOT!

Fun Facts:

  • An Interesting thing about me: At one point in my life, I could play 6 instruments. I started playing violin in 3rd grade, clarinet and piano in 4th grade. Then, I picked up the saxophone, flute, and guitar along the way. I was a music major at Ithaca College with a double major in performance and education. After 4 years of music school, I got a job in sales! Go figure! My musical skills are used these days playing nursery rhymes and songs to my kids!
  • Favorite item in my house: A crocheted blanket that my grandmother made for me when I was born.
  • What type of camera I use: Canon EOS 20D that my husband got me for Christmas
  • Favorite music: Anything country!
  • What I’ve always wanted for my birthday but never received: Lasik eye surgery or a Grand piano (A girl can only dream!)

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Posted by Lillpop

Friday, March 31, 2006

Fantastic Crop Weekend Savings ... now thru Sunday 3 comments  

Bazzill, Reminisce and more!

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What is an Online Crop?  

Get answers here and join us for an incredible experience!



1) What is an online crop?

An online crop is an huge event hosted by the Creative Team members incorporating scrapbooking, games, challenges, classes, PRIZES, chatting with other members and all around FUN! The point of an online crop is to get active and we encourage you to participate in the many games and challenges. 

2) Online Crop Activities

The main attraction to the online crop are the challenges. You'll find layout challenges featuring many different themes and techniques, and Fast Scraps which are mini challenges intended to keep you thinking and scrapping on the ball! Most every challenge can be completed using basic supplies any scrapper should have in their supply. In the case that a particular product is required, an announcement will be made ahead of time in the Online Crop Forum, allowing plenty of time to gather necessary supplies beforehand. 

Games are a big feature during the online crop.  You can join in the fun playing bingo, guessing games, scavenger hunts and MORE!  Remember... the more games and challenges you participate in the better your chances are of walking away with ACOT points, prizes and/or gift certificates!

3) How to get ready for the Online Crop 

This is simple!  Check out the Online Crop Forum and jot down the schedule and check for any other announcements regarding challenges or games.  

Gather all your favorite supplies and clear a scrapping space... preferably near your pc to optimize your crop enjoyment! Lastly, make sure you plan ahead and clear your busy schedule so you can spend as much time participating in the crop as you possibly can!  You won't want to miss a bit of the action! 

4) What to expect once the Online Crop begins 

Hold onto your hats for Fun! Fun! Fun! You'll suddenly begin to notice new threads popping up for games, challenges and friendly chit-chat in the Online Crop forum. Keep an eye on the Online Crop Forum, refreshing often to be sure you don't miss a new challenge or game.  The rules for each challenge and game are posted clearly in each new thread.  As always, if you have a question please feel welcome to shout it out.  Our Crop hostesses are there to ensure you have fun and many members of our online community are seasoned veterans of online cropping! 

5) How to find new challenges as they become available 

The best way to stay in the know is to keep refreshing the Online Crop Forum!  You'll see new threads with the challenge title and # and in case you get lost in a sea of new threads... there is always a master Crop thread highlighted and stuck to the top of the Crop Forum with an up to date listing of current and past challenges. 

6) How are winners chosen 

This is a question we hear a lot... our Crop hostesses try their hardest to make sure everyone has the most fun they can have during an online crop. The only way to get awards is to participate, participate, participate!  Most challenge and game winners are chosen by random drawing.  Some games will state in the rules as they are posted, that the "first person with the correct answer" is called winner.  It's important to read the rules in every new challenge or game. You also never know when you'll be randomly selected just for hanging around on the Message Board with us!

7)How do you prepare for a crop

Read this message board thread for tips and ideas on how to prepare for an online crop.


Posted by MamaK321

Friday, March 24, 2006

Take Better Pictures 12 comments

Tips to take your scrapbooking photography to the next level!

You know that feeling you get when you sort through your pictures, deciding which ones you are going to scrap, and there are so many that are good that you can't eliminate any of them? Or how about when just the opposite happens? "Oh, wow. I have 19 pictures of Thank...

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Digital Scrapbooking FAQ 1 comments

Answers to commonly asked Digital Scrapbooking questions for beginning Digital Scrapbookers

What software is needed to start digital scrapbooking?

Check the computer that will be used for digital scrapbooking. If it has any one of the following software installed, it can be used:

Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop, Micr...
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Thursday, March 23, 2006


With a grand prize winner selected by Ginger Rolphs!

We are pleased to announce our winners from the Imagination Project Contest!!  These layouts are creative and fresh!  And, as usual, we had a very hard selecting winners from many, many awesome creations!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!   Selected by Ginger Rolfs...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Don't forget to join us for tonight's Chat!

Meet Guest Creative Team Member Mamasteng (Jill) and grab some fantastic scrapbooking tips!

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Congratulations Gina Miller Contest Winners! 12 comments

mrs2a50, mandy30, aggietha and Grand Prize Winner: Kathie02

Congratulations to our newest contest winners ... who competed in our exclusive Gina Miller contest here at ACOT!   What a difficult contest to judge ... such great entries every one!  Click here to view all of the great entries!

If you havn't seen...

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Friday, March 17, 2006

It's this Weekend! No Foolin' ACOT Spring Crop! 2 comments

Friday March 31 - Sunday April 2nd. 14 Challenges! 13 FastScraps! 4 Crop Classes! Games, points, prizes!!

Friday, March 31st - 3PM EST to 4AM EST
Saturday, April 1st - 9AM EST to 4AM EST
Sunday, April 2nd - 9AM EST to 8PM EST

14 Challenges! 13 FastScraps! 4 Crop Classes!
Games, points, prizes!!

During the crop be sure joi...

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

reminder kathy moore

Meet Kathy Moore Tonight!

Be sure to be here tonight at 10pm EST for an exclusive CHAT with Kathy Moore!
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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Kathy Moore Reveal

... sure to get you started on your own masterpieces, from our own Creative Team!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Arctic Frog Reveal

... Incredible designs from our Creative Team!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Interview: Meet BigSissy73 31 comments

She calls ACOT home and enjoys making albums for friends and family ...

She calls ACOT "Home", has a really supportive husband, and enjoys making albums for friends and family. Please meet fellow scrapper and Board member Michelle B. (BigSissy73)

How long have you been scrapbooking and how did you get starte...

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Meet Kathy Moore ...

... Featured ACOT Digital Designer!

ACOT is honored to have Kathy Moore as an ACOT featured designer!  Kathy Moore is best known for her work with Arctic Frog, and is now offering products in the ACOT Digital Shoppe as well!  Be sure to see her ACOT Exclusive found only here at ACOT: Spring Fli...

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Two New Layout Contests!

Arctic Frog / Kathy Moore Contest ...

In honor of Kathy's term as Featured Designer, we're having TWO contests which designer Kathy Moore will be helping us judge!

1. Arctic Frog Layout Contest: Kathy Moore designed two new lines for Artic Frog which were just released at CHA.&...

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