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Monday, April 28, 2008

Creative Team - Prima Reveal 6 comments  
   

Jackie, Melissa and Kathy used the new lines by Prima to create the following layouts.  As always, Prima's flowers are gorgeous and the coordinating papers are beautiful!

Jackie loved using the Cavalier  line.  She says "These papers are awesome and so versatile!" 


Click here to view more of Jackie's Gallery



Check out these fabulous layouts Melissa made with the

Harmony Collection

from Prima.

 

Click here to view more of Melissa's Gallery.


Here, Kathy shows off the Tea & Silk Collection.  She says "I loved working with the new "Tea & Silk" line by Prima! The color scheme is beautiful and the naturally distressed look of the papers lent itself well to inked edges - love using my chalk inks! I like their new journaling notes because I've been trying to incorporate more of my own handwriting onto my layouts - somehow my journaling sounds more like me when I hand write it. Hmmm..." 



Click here to view more of Kathy's Gallery


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Friday, April 25, 2008

Are Templates Totally Tempting? 5 comments  
   

Make Them Your Own!!!

ACOT's Digital CT is featuring a template reveal this week.  Templates are a great thing to use if you want to try and get a layout done quicker than normal.  They come in many shapes and sizes and are easy to use.  But, be warned.... templates can become tempting!!!!  Remember, you can always use the template as it is or flip it, rotate it, move layers, or even just use portions of it.

Here are the layouts that we came up with to show off a template that I created.

  


Only Here by Smiley-Scrap8 (Ronny, Digital Guest CT Member)

Don't you just love the bright colors of the kit Ronny used to go with the bright and fun pictures she is showcasing?


The Finer Points by bamablue (Glenda)

Oh, my goodness!  Are those not some of the funniest pictures you have seen?  I think Glenda used an awesome kit to create this lovely layout!


Tiny Bubbles by FairyMouseMom (Egle)

Here I tried to work with a circular theme.....the circle template....circle bubbles....circle bling.  Heck, I even tried using the darker blue paper with its circular print that mimics a bubble to keep with this  theme.


Easter Eggs by janello (Janell)

Did you see how Janell used a big picture of eggs instead of a piece of paper for her layout?


Mother's Day by Mommybruno (Cassandra)

Do you see how Cassandra used one of the circles for her journaling instead of using another picture?

Here is what Cassandra had to say about templates:  "The nice thing about using templates is that they're easy to use, and easy to customize. This layout did no't take me very long to do because the design work had already been done for me.  I just popped in my pictures and papers!  I did adjust the template a bit to work better with my pictures - the large photo had some distracting elements in the corner that I covered with the smaller photo."


Chillin' Chicks by nun69 (Angie)

Do you see how Angie moved around the circles to better work with her pictures?


100% Fun by MamaK321 (Kristianne)

Do you see how Kristi changed where she placed her title, journaling, and date?


Party! by Keling (Sara)

Do you see how Sara used the circles and mattes from the template and created a separate layout with them?


Hopefully, you enjoyed our reveal this week.  Maybe it will give you a nudge to give a template a try!!!!  Remember, you can use a template as is, rotate it, flip it, modify it, or just use some parts of it and create a new layout from it.  If you do try out a template, make sure you place your layout in the gallery for everyone to see!


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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Testing, Testing...1,2,3...Sibilance 14 comments  
   

Ma's Madness April 2008

Hey, is this thing on?  I’ve been so busy with life lately I haven’t made much of an effort to get to my column lately.  I hope you missed me as much as I missed writing. 

This week as I sat down and wondered what to write about and reflected a bit about my scrapbooking it dawned on me that I’m not an actual scrapbooker I’m more like the Winger of the scrappy world.  A total poser.  I mean, I set out with the best of intentions to be a good scrapbooker, but alas, I am not. Every now and again I’ll finish a page that doesn’t make me a disgrace to the scrappy community, but in actuality, I’m just hanging out with the real scrappy people trying to look cool. 

Lately I’ve been so busy that I haven’t really been scrapbooking.  Don’t get me wrong, I still collect my fair share of supplies, but I haven’t even attempted to put them to use.  Recently I’ve been keeping up with the scrappy world by spending time here at ACOT, working my job at a scrapbook store and surrounding myself with scrappy friends.  I even got to go to CHA, or as I like to call it Scrapperpalooza, and hang out with something akin to a backstage pass.  And I still wear my ACOT t-shirt with pride. Wow, with more reflection, it would seem I’m not even a poser, I’m more like a groupie to a poser.  Now it makes sense why I felt the urge to stand at the front doors of CHA after closing with my lighter in hand yelling, “ENCORE!”

No matter, I still love scrapbooking and the people I’ve met surrounding the scrappy world. And even though I sometimes wish I could scrap like some of the “celebrities” out there, I’m pretty proud of my own little style and the little pieces of my family that it helps me to represent.

So I’ll keep on collecting scrappy supplies, hanging out with scrappy types and posing.


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Monday, April 21, 2008

SEI's Dill Blossom is Awesome!!! 5 comments

Sorry, it rhymed!!!

If you love beautiful, natural feeling scrapbooking products, SEI's new Dill Blossom line is definitely a must have!



Jill (mamasteng)  used awesome layers,  fun shapes and cool diecuts to show off this beautiful photo of her...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Black and White Photography Tips

Black and white photography is becoming increasingly popular in the world of scrapbooking. Although black and white photography is often associated with heritage photos, the technique can work surprisingly well in contemporary scrapbooking project...

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Wedding Photography Tips

A wedding is a one-in-lifetime experience, so it’s wise to spend some time reviewing basic wedding photography tips to help you get the pictures you need for your scrapbooking projects.

   

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Tips for Wildlife Photography

Whether you’re planning to scrapbook your family’s trip to the zoo or looking to capture images of the birds in your background, it’s helpful to remember some basic tips for wildlife photography.

Learning from the Ma...

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

CT Spotlight Vol. 24 15 comments

Welcome to the CT Spotlight, a monthly feature in which the Creative Team will put the spotlight on superior layouts that have caught our eye in the gallery.  We'll show you the layouts, tell you who made them and why we love them.  The first CT member quoted is...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

De-Stressing! 2 comments

Celebrating the ways we de-stress!

April is national Stress Month, so this week, we thought we'd celebrate the ways we de-stress ourselves. To add to the fun, we all tried to find ways to use distressed elements in our pages too!

You Go Girl! by FairyMouseMom

Egle (...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Recipe Contest 3 comments

The new contest you all voted on this month is now up and running! It is a recipe contest....and the recipe was created by our very own Mabug (Jamie) since she came up with the original idea here.

Here is what you have to do: There...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tips for Sports Photography

Whether you’re photographing your daughter’s gymnastics debut or your son’s championship baseball game, keeping in mind a few tips for sports photography will help you get the shots you need to create memorable layouts for your scrapbook album.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Portrait Photography Tips

Although scrapbooking events like vacations and holiday celebrations is certainly important, it’s becoming increasingly common for scrapbookers to create pages celebrating the unique personality traits of their loved ones. Portrait photography tips can help you get ...
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Monday, April 14, 2008

Creative Team Reveal~Sassafras Lass 6 comments

This week, our reveal is the trendy and eye catching papers of Sassafras Lass!  The new lines all have a "ribbon strip" on the bottoms of the papers, adding an extra embellishment.  The new lines have bold colors and great patterns!  Check out the ne...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Clustering 101 5 comments

This week the Creative Team composed layouts using a technique called "Clustering."   Question. What exactly is clustering?  Answer: Clustering is when you create a group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely together on a layou...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Vacation Scrapbook Albums

Whether you’re backpacking across Europe or taking a family vacation to visit relatives in Oklahoma, creating a vacation scrapbook album is a great way to preserve your special travel memories.

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