Saturday, July 30, 2011

Masked and Fun Templates

I went to THIS exhibit today all about Harry Potter! So fun and inspiring! I still haven't seen HP72! I want to so bad! I was supposed to see it with my sister last week, but my husband got home from his week long scout trip a day early so that nixed those plans. And it's been so busy ever since! My husband and I almost went tonight but.....we had to be responsible parents and get our kids into bed early. Now we are thinking of watching all the movies before we see the last one. We'll see how long I last waiting......

I am excited to show you a couple new template sets. I think you'll really like this first one! Berry Masked Template Set 3 is now available at Scrapbook-Elements and will be on sale 25% off for two full days!
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These first two are using my Looking for Rainbows Kit
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These next two I used my It's a Boy and It's a Girl Mini Kits.
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Okay and here's my other new template set: Berry Fun Template Set 14! It is also on sale 25% off for two days!
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For the first layout I used Fairy Tea Party by Ellie Lash and New Dawn by Ellie Lash
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For this next one I used my own A Little Patchy, along with a Cluster Frame by Designs by Dani, and Many Thanks Stacked Papers by Erica Zane
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The next layout uses Two Green Thumbs by Erica Zane and LDrag Designs and Just Like Dad by Sarah Bennett.
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The last layout uses Slam Dunk Cluster Frame by Lindsay Jane and Just Like Dad by Connie Prince and Sarah Bennett.
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Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Newsletter Sign Up!

Remember to sign up for my newsletter by tomorrow, Friday, July 29, so you can get this awesomely masked template for free!
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

San Diego Temple Clip Art Freebie

I made this San Diego Temple clip art and I'm so pleased with how it turned out I just had to share!
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Download HERE

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Newsletter Freebies!

I have some exciting news, but first make sure you are signed up for the SBE newsletter so you can get this great Quickpage made with my Looking for Rainbows kit!
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Here's a look at the full kit. Click the previews to link to my store :)
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Some clusters:
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And my new set of quickpages!
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Okay, now for my news! I am finally doing my own newsletter! I am excited to take this step! I am offering this free template exclusive to my newsletter subscribers! Sign up HERE or on the side of my blog by Friday, July 29!
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Overwhelmed much?

Do you ever get overwhelmed scrapping big events like Halloween, Christmas, or weddings? I love having these pictures in our scrapbooks, but there are always so many photos to scrap that I put it off in favor of other shorter events with less photos so I have that sense of completion. Well you gotta get around to them sometime right?

Another problem I have is, since I print out my pages, I want to make sure I don't have toooooo many to print out. Printing more pages costs money and sheet protectors and books and space and etc.... I like using traditional scrapbook albums because I like having separate books for all the holidays and then I'm able to add to them each year. I love having them out as a "decoration" for that holiday.

Soooo, what I've found is to keep the overwhelming feelings at bay, I try to create the files for each page first, and drop in all my photos for that event. Once I've organized them and placed them in a layout (no resizing, no cropping, just placing),
I put the photo files in a new folder labeled "scrapped" within its own folder for that whole event. That way I know how many photos I have left.
I give myself flexibility to create more or less layouts but at least this gives me a plan. Then I have 4 to 10 layout files all ready for me to scrap at my leisure!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Templates and Looking for Rainbows QP

Well, we went camping this week, but it was a little different than normal. My husband recently got a new job so our vacation plans changed sort of suddenly, meaning he won't be taking vacation right now! So I ventured off into the wilderness with my 3 kids to meet up with my parents and siblings. They did help me out, but I was still the only one in charge of my kids. Boy did it make me feel grateful for my husband and how much he does when we go camping as a family! It was a little harder and more time consuming, but I did it! I know the kids had fun and I had some too!

Wow I am writing this on Friday, trying to be all ready ahead of time. In the middle of writing this my 3 year old son split open his head on a book case. We had to take a trip to Urgent Care, but luckily he just needed glue, no stitches. It's kind of funny with Harry Potter coming out today, because now my son has his own authentic scar on his forehead! (I can't wait to see Harry Potter!) What a day though. As soon as we got back from the hospital we had to get ready for my daughter's swim meet (last one!). But it's over now, so now I can watch Mary Poppins with the kiddos!

I have some new templates this week: Berry Fun Template Set 13, available at Scrapbook Elements and 25% off until Monday night around 10pm, Pacific Standard Time

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Here are the inspiration layouts:
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I also did a set of Quickpages for my Looking for Rainbows Kit:
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There are two sets of the quickpages with wordart, here's what the extra pages look like:
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And here are my actual pages:
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Don't forget to also check out the Looking for Rainbows Clusters
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I also used my Redlands temple from my California Temples Elements Pack
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Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 8, 2011

New UBI Summer Serenade Templates

One more week of swim team for my daughter. I have to admit I am looking forward to it. It's been fun to see her grow as a swimmer and learn so much, but it's been 4-5 days a week of swim for almost 4 months now! Now we've been flexible with vacation and other events going on at the same time, but I am looking forward to a few lazy summer mornings. Speaking of summer, Scrapbook Elements has a new U Build It "Summer Serenade" where you build the kit that you like! These are all $1 and $2 products (for the duration of the UBI event) so check them out!
Here's my template pack contribution:
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Thanks for looking!