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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Reflecting on Changes 2 comments  

Each year some try to make new goals or resolutions. Some we are able to follow through with when others are just too hard to complete. With each goal/resolution we have something to look forward to, or to reach towards.  Some of the most popular resolutions are to get fit, quit smoking, quit drinking or learn something new.


Jennifer (Sarawhithers) takes us back with her past resolution. She say, "For the Digi Ct Reveal this week, we're going through resolutions. Whether it be past, present or future, simple goals or ones you've tried to do year and year again, no matter the resolution, they're a part of who you are! For my pages, I've decided to go with some goals from my past, my present and my future. "

Past Resolution


Present Resolution by Sarawhithers


Future Resolution by Sarawhithers



Sara (Keling) shared three different resolutions with different parts of her life, from faith, health and just ambitions. She said, "When thinking about this week's reveal, I thought it would be cool to make a new cover for my Bible - I've got this cool one with a clear cover, so you can change. So, I put together a list of 'resolutions' based on Biblical principals, that would be great to put on the Bible as a reminder."

Biblical Resolutions


Fitness First by Keling


Let Her Bake Cake by Keling



Brittney (milmomma) chose three new resolutions for the new year. She said, "For this weeks reveal we are featuring goals and resolutions, past, present and future. I try not to make a lot of resolutions but rather focus on goals. And one of my goals for this upcoming year is to be more supportive of my husband and his career."

Supportive by milmomma


Helper by milmomma


Knowledge is Power by milmomma



Layouts featuring-


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Websters Pages Sweet Shoppe 6 comments  

I have never purchased Webster's Pages before in my life, other than their amazing alphabet stickers.

When this line appeared in the Shoppe, though, I really wanted to give it a shot!  I asked all the Creative Team members if they thought I could handle it, and most of them cheeky said yes.  So I apprehensively ordered it, and nervously waited for it to arrive.

I must say, the papers are beautiful, and the quality is outstanding!  My favorite thing about the line, though are the AMAZING fabric ribbons, and the gorgeous embellishments. 

This line is geared towards Christmas baking, and sadly, we didn't do too much of that this year.  I had to improvise then, because even the little we did, is still in my camera.

 Here are the layouts I did with this line:

Here is a layout of Delaney's first grade picture.  I find these types of photographs incredibly difficult to scrap, but it worked well with this line!  I punched out butterflies to make it more whimsical, and they went on a field trip that year to see the butterfly exhibit!



 This next layout is Kiley and her friend Paige making a cake.  The colors were perfect for the Sweet Shoppe line!  I hand cut the cupcakes with their initials on top to decorate the bottom of the layout.



 My last layout is actually a Christmas layout!  It shows a few of the decorations we had around the house this year for Christmas.  I love how this layout turned out!

 My last project is a hostess gift for this weekend.  We are staying with friends that live on a lake and make an ice skating rink, for both skating and hockey.  I painted a crate, Mod Podged it and decorated it with paper and embellishments.  I then filled it with hot chocolate packets that they can make when they come in from outside.



 here is the side view:


 This was a fun line to work with, and I hope that you take a leap of faith and give it a try!



Posted by 4peasinourpod

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

SEI With All My Heart 10 comments  

A line that will make your heart beat FASTER!!!!

Can you believe that the holidays are nearly over and we're already looking toward Valentine's Day? Well, when you see the With All My Heart line from SEI, you'll be ready to put those old Christmas photos aside and get scrapping all of those things you love! The collection includes some fabulous double sided glittery papers, great textured diecuts and stickers to add all of the embellishments you need!

For my first layout Handmade with Love, I used the Follow Your Heart striped paper for my background...it's deliciously textured and glittery along those red stripes. I wish you could see that in the photo! When Jessica turned six, she had a Queen of Hearts birthday party...that's about as close as we come to celebrating Valentine's day in this household. Her February 15th birthday has always taken priority! These papers and the heart diecut embellishments are perfect for my photos!


Next, a grown up Jessica and a layout about her love for the San Francisco Giants. Giants Fever shows how you can use these gorgeous papers to highlight something you love. The heart background paper (which comes in the With All My Heart Paper Pad) is perfect for a wedding page, a baby girl page or just a page about your passion. I used an assortment of tags from the Glittering Romance Die Cut Accents to make my title banner on this one.


These products when all together, definitely feel like Valentines day. But when you pull out bits and pieces of them, you can definitely find a pretty, girly page. On Swinging Sweetie, I used more of the DieCut Accents to make a border of flowers under my photos. A few more flowers on top of one of the Romance Cardstock Stickers add a layer of prettiness to my title block.


And lastly, I went with that Valentine feel for my Be My Valentine 4Ever layout. I've been wanting to scrap a few of the photos I took at Jess' friend's wedding, and these papers are perfect for them! The Heartstrings background paper is so pretty in person, and I just love the glittery hearts! The Be My Valentine DieCuts have layers and fun frame elements, so I decided to add some interest by offsetting the outside of it a little. A bit of ribbon from Making Memories, some gorgeous buttons from Webster's Pages and this was finished in no time!



Hopefully, you've found something to pull at your heartstrings in this gorgeous line! I know I did!


The following products were used for these layouts:





Posted by Laura Fiore

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Making Holiday Embellishments 3 comments

Have you ever made a scrapbook layout and tried to find the perfect embellishment, only to luck out? Sometimes, even with the plethora of ready-made embellies out there, it can be hard to find just the one you need. So what do you do? You make ...

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Scrapbooking With Webster's Pages Wonder Fall 5 comments

so much more than fall

I love pretty much everything from Webster's Pages, but I have to be honest and tell you that when I saw this line I wasn't thrilled. Like everything else they make, I thought it was pretty but it didn't blow me away. Boy was I wrong! When I got my package ...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Basic Grey - Marjolaine 9 comments

Do you have a particular type of photo that you just consistently struggle to scrapbook?  My Achilles heel is the gazillion photos I have that are outside.  Green grass and blue sky.  It doesn't SOUND difficult, but the sheer quantity of this type of...

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Monday, December 20, 2010

December Featured Digital Designer 3 comments

Tallula Moon Designs

Our featured designer for this month is Kelli, of Tallula Moon Designs! Enjoy the fun Q&A below in addition to a peek at some of her latest and greatest products. Don't forget to participate in the monthly Featured Digital Designer ...

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Scrapbooking With Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate 7 comments

Anyone ready for the winter? I must admit - not me! The New England area has gone frigid and we are likely to get our first taste of snow this week. It's a good thing I've had some yummy Hot Chocolate by Fancy Pants to keep me warm! This line uses beautiful subtle co...

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Word Up 3 comments

The many uses of alphas!

Stripes, and dots, and solids on my!  They come in so many shapes and designs.  The best part about it is that most people don't use them.  The digi-team created a reveal for you that will knock your socks off.  We have showcased the many uses o...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

December Creative Team Spotlight 8 comments

Happy Holidays and so much more!!!!

WOW! Our gallery has been so busy lately, that it was extremely hard for the Creative Team to choose favorites this month! We've compiled some beautiful gift ideas, cards, and layouts that portray family fun or the holiday spirit! Here are some spectacular items th...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Scrapbooking With My Mind's Eye 6 comments

Tickled PINK with My Mind's Eye

Make sure you are seated because the layouts below might just shock you---Sus worked with PINK!!! I have to say it was a little hard going out of my comfort zone as pink is not one of my normal colors to scrap with, but when you have a line tha...

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Scrapbooking With Fancy Pants Love Birds 7 comments

Fancy Pants Love Birds

I always love a new Fancy Pants release, and Love Birds was no different. The playful colors and cute designs made it easy to scrap a whole assortment of things- a birthday, an impromptu lunch date and even Halloween! This line is great for cra...

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Scrapbooking Food Photos 2 comments

'Tis The Season For So Delish

With the family we have and our love of cooking and baking this line is a perfect match for me. It's the So Delish line from TPC Studio. The colors in this blend so well with everything and also carry over good with the line from Doddlebug Bon Appe`tit 

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wrap Them up with Ribbon and Ric Rac 2 comments

Creative ways to use ribbon and ric rac on your digital layouts.

The great thing about using ribbons on digi pages is that they come it so many different configurations. Straight, curly, sloppy, tied in a knot, folded, staples, made into a flower, pretty much anything you can do with ribbon in real life you can...

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Scrapbooking With Kaiser Craft 2 comments

Seaside Collection

When the winds blow cold and the snow piles outside the door, there is nothing that warms better than a trip back to summer in our minds.  This is the time of year that I generally scrap my summer pictures.  While I no longer live where the wintery blasts and...

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