Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Today I have a cool web resource to share with you. This one I found...and cannot figure out how I ever lived without it!! Now, if you are like me, you bounce around from blog to blog and gallery to gallery. Great way to gather ideas and inspiration, right? And, each gallery has a my favorites area, so when I am stuck, I pick a gallery and hit my favorites. Except the one I am looking for is not in that gallery...off to the second gallery. After a while, this can get frustrating. What if there were a way to put all your favorites, from every source on the web, in ONE gallery? Too cool, right?! Introducing Evernote. This sucker is awesome!! You can set up folders (I have folders for layouts, cards, altered art, organization ideas, etc) and tags (black and white photos, single photo, multi photos, well embellished, etc). So organizing and sorting is a snap. And, because it is web based, you can access it from any computer...surf at work, recall them at home! How cool is that?!! And, did I mention it is free---wouldn't be saving your Scrapping Cents if it weren't!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Scrapping Cents Sightings:
BL: Fiskars is showing up in some BL's across the country- I have seen easy press stamp kits- complete with 4 stamp sets per kit for $20. Also some border punches from last season- $10.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Anyway- your Scrapping Cents this week deals with using your scanner/printer to save money. I have a few ideas on how to get more bang for your buck... Use your scanner to scan your patterned paper. Papers with bold graphic designs, like flowers and butterflies are great for cutting out and adding the pieces to layouts....but if you scan and print, you can cut out the scan and save the paper. Or, you might choose to use the scanned image with a pop dot to add dimension.
You can also use your scanner to scan in paper and resize in your graphics program...now you can make your own journaling spots. Scan your ribbon, print and cut the paper for a flatter 3-d look...would work really well for cards. Scan in decorative brads/buttons, cut and use in place of the real thing on cards, and save some extra postage, too.
ETA: Maggie left a comment and reminded me of copyright laws. I am so sorry- I had overlooked this- I very much believe not only in copyright laws, but following all laws! I have removed the suggestion I think would break copyright...but if you have any doubts- don't! Sorry, again...just got excited about an idea.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The Newest QK release was the 8th...and they are just too cute! I am lovin' this giraffe...and if you look really closely, you will notice the photo corners have a giraffe texture. Fun!!
Looking for the newest releases at the best prices? Of course you are...take a look at Scrapbook Express. Not only does she have them on sale, but if you find them at a lower price, she will ad match. Can't lose!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The Faithbooking Column: A Faith Perspective is looking for your faith based layouts with a nature theme. Anything from a butterfly to the whole of the great outdoors, if your layout is praising God for His Creation, we want to see it.
The Fine Print:
1.All submissions are due to me by the 21st of July.
2.All submissions must include a complete supply list, and contact information.
3.Cards should be 350 pixels on longest side. Layouts should be 550 pixels.
4.Mail all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, July 7, 2008
This week, I have for you a list of great online resources. These are all free, and would be wonderful to have on hand for cards, layouts and other projects. Take a look:
Luggage Tags/ Note Cards: http://www.pbteen.com/stylehouse/luggagetags/content.cfm
Scrapping Cents Sightings:
WM: Continues to lower prices in preperation for a complete overhaul. New MS and K&Co have been sighted.
Target: Restocked $ Spot.
$ Tree: New HS content added, reports include ghost items, chipboard, and 9x9 albums.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
This month, the DT at Scrapbook Express is playing with Bo Bunny--and this line is a definite Goal!! Perfect for these pics of my darlings on the playground...I love the grungy feel of this paper!
Hey, everyone...stop in Scrapbook Express this weekend for a special holiday sale...10% off orders of 25$ or more...yeah!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I got out of the habit of doing these, I confess. But, I have started playing along on Sunday nights- and have been loving it. The study and the card making actually makes a wonderful devotion time...I would encourage you all to try it too!!