Friday, September 30, 2011

Software Giveaway and Review

I was asked to try using this software to see how I liked it for my digital scrapbooking.  Let me tell you I have never done any type of scrapbooking on the computer nor did I ever intend on it but this software makes it so easy.  I was able to use some pre-loaded designs, start my own using there pre-loaded design elements, and I was also able to find free digital scrapbook collections online that I used with this software. (I have an example of each.)  Not only was the design of the software easy to follow, screenshot below, but they also offered online tutorials for the not so computer savvy scrapper.  They also offer printing services that are directly connected to the internet and there preferred vendors.  You can create cards, scrapbooks, or invitations and have them all professionally printed with the click of a couple buttons.

I created a few albums because it was so easy.  I have included below just a couple of the pages that I was able to do using this software.

This page I created using the pre-loaded design elements that are included with the software.  They had many different types of backgrounds in every color. To get the text color in "Friendship" to match the brown paper strip I used a cool tool called 'Picker'. You center the cursor over the color you would like to match and presto you have the some color without having to find the RGB codes.  

I created this one using a kit that I found online at, this is the Harvest Spice collection.  This software also made if very easy to add text in any font that I wanted.  I was able to try different fonts of different sizes and colors easily to see what would work best with my project.

Now what do you need to do to be entered in to win? 
Visit and let me know what your favorite digital paper pack or layout is and leave a comment.

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That is 5 entries to win.

I will draw a winner the morning of October 6th.  What does the winner get?  A free copy of the My Memories Suite, compliments of the fine folks over at 

Good Luck and Thanks for following!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Design Team Challenge

My Pink Stamper is having a Design Team Call so I thought I would enter. The Challenge? Design something with the following colors included:

(other optional color of your choice)

I picked up some cute paper on sale the other day with just these colors! Lucky me. Here is my design for her challenge.

Cricut Create a Critter Frog

Brown Crate Paper cut to 4 ¼” X 11”

Pebbles- Twitterpated Collection cut to 2 ½” X 4”

Imaginisce- Animal Crackers, Kaboom! Cut to 3” X 4”

Print from Computer for sentiment on green paper

Sew EZ zig zag punch and regular crossneedle thread (#3347)

Corner Chopper ¼”

Orange Ribbon

Turquoise brad from Recollections Autumn

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Challenge #12

Well it was a long fun weekend of crafting, I may have to take a break for a while. :) But here is the final challenge. Create a page with a Kid theme. I decided to stick with the 3 Primary color well and green so that my blocks would look alright. It needs a little more too it but I am all out of ideas right now!

Challenge #11

For Challenge #11 we had to use the colors Green, Pink and Black. So I have been meaning to decorate the front of my cricut with vinyl. Well I had all the colors on hand so I here is my beautiful cricut!!

Challenge #10

This one was all about Pets. Well in an earlier Tammy Skinner showed how to make a rosette using paper. So I really wanted to try it out to see how hard it would be. I also used the Create a Critter cartridge and cut the Terrier out all in white since I have a West Highland White Terrier. I think it turned out pretty cute and will try to use it on a scrapbook page. It may be too thick though.

Challenge #9

Well this was a hard one. We needed to use Glitz, Glam & Glitter. I got scrappers block in the middle of this one and didn't know how to finish it of (that like writers block for crafters)

I thought this was pretty interesting though I took pictures after I got the majority of it put together and then when I added some embellishments. Take a look I think a little can go along way.

Challenge #8

This challenge was to make something with a Summer theme. What says summer better then a happy sun? I used Create a Critter to make the sun and I just had this super cute paper hanging around.