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ScrapNfonts having Semi-annual $1 sale March 25, 2009

Hello Crafting Friends,

Just wanted to let you know that ScrapNfonts are having their Semi-annual dollar sale.  I love saving my dollars, and this is the time I shop for the fonts on my font wish list.  I get them for $1, plus an additional discount.  Can beat it! 

Anyway, if you are looking for some fresh, funky, cool, sassy, elegant, you name it, font, go ahead and click on the link below to check out their sale.  I am really not sure how long it will last, so I will be heading over there now.  Oh yeah! Remember if you have the SCAL program, you can used these fonts with the program.

http://www.scrapnfonts.com/searchsite_detail.php?id=1808

 Just wanted to share with you all.

Have fun!

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Now Selling on ETSY.com March 22, 2009

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Hi Ya’ll, what better to write about today than to share with you exciting news in my life.  On March 19, 2009, I took the plunge and opened an online store selling my hand-made greeting cards on Etsy.com .  I am gradually listing some cards that I have made and will be listing a bunch more.  Please click on the following link or on the blue button on the right hand side of the screen that says: BUY HANDMADE ETSY.  This will take you to my Etsy store showcasing what I have available.  At the moment, I am only shipping to the United States.  As I become more familiar with online selling, I will expand my shipping options.  If you need shipping to another country, please let me know by emailing homegrown07@yahoo.com.

The reality is that I need to support this addictive hobby of mine.  I am sure you can think of a couple people to send a greeting card to.  If not, buy it and send it to me because I have not heard from you in a while! J  Yeah, I am thinking right now, I should have taken some marketing classes in college.  Please be so kind as to lend any expertise you may have in this area, by leaving a comment for me.

I am quite excited and looking forward to all your support and doing business online with you.   Have a productive week!

 

Download Free scallop circle .scut file March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty’s Day.  Yes, its time I shared another .scut file with you.  It is not exactly a clover leaf, but close enough.  🙂  I have sized this image at 1.75″ x 1.75″ to cut a similar size as the SU Scallop circle.  Hope you find it useful and fun.

Please use this link to download: http://www.4shared.com/file/93373188/9e9cea9e/Scallop_Circle_175x175.html

 

Straight Up Digital Scrapbooking March 14, 2009

 

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

 

Okay, I am being quite brave to profile this digital layout (LO) of my self portrait. I am looking so girly in here.  PINK, PINK, PINK, and swirls and flowers.  I love them all!  

 

This is a 12” x 12” LO that was created using Photoshop Elements 5.0 (PSE).  One of my favorite places to stop by for free digital kits is www.twopeasinabucket.com.  Please note that they have everything to ease your scrapbooking pains, but be careful not to overdose. The free kit I used was JSpragueFlowerGirl.  The fonts I used were downloaded from www.scrapnfonts.com.  The one I used for the journaling is appropriately called CK Journaling, and is one of my favorites.  For the life of me, I can’t figure out which font I used for the title.  Yes, I am a fontaholic too, but there are so many cute fonts available!  What can I say?   

 

So as not to reinvent the wheel, there are many helpful videos available on www.YouTube.com. Here is a PSE tutorial that can get you moving in the right direction.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFJrYYhh4PE.  If you like to read directions, some kind people at The Shabby Shoppe has put together a brilliant tutorial for you also.  Check it out at http://www.theshabbyshoppe.com/tutorials/first_LO_in_PSE.html.  They also have some free digital kits you can download for your personal use at www.shabbyprincess.com.  Yes for FREE-who does not like free?

 

 

Now don’t delay any further, create something fabulous about You today for your children and grandchildren to look at.  They will go, “Ahhhhh!, that is my mom, and she did this just for me.”  Well you get the picture I hope.

 

Delight in Life! March 7, 2009

 

 

Delight in Life

Delight in Life

This is a card I sent to a friend when she had her baby boy.  Giving birth is truly a miracle, from the moment of conception, to all else that follows.  We should Delight in Life!

Here is the list of products I used, however, you can always improvise with other embellishments, papers and stamp sets that you have, inorder to create your own unique cards.  Inspiration from www.splitcoaststampers.com, however I cannot find the link.  I will edit should I find it.  SCS rocks!

 Stampin’ Up! Products used:

 Delight in Life (sentiment) and Looks Like Spring (flower) stamp sets.

Certainly celery green gross grain ribbon

Certainly celery green button

Apricot Appeal cardstock (CS)

¼” circle punch to get the ticket corner look.

Chocolate Chip Ink pad for sentiment

Apricot Appeal Ink Pad for the flower

 

Cuttlebug  (CB) Folders:  D’vine Swirls and Bloom Dots

Offray: Green ribbon on button

Bazill Basics Green Cardstock

Measurements:

v  A2  Card which measure 4 4/16”W x 5 8/16”H; same as 4 ¼” x 5 ½ “ or 4.25” x 5.5”, so if using and 8 ½” x 11” CS score down the middle at 4 1/4” and cut at 5 ½ “  You will now have two A2 cards.  Hope this makes sense.

v  Bloom Dots layer is 4”W x 5 4/16”H

v  Green CS layer for sentiment  3  4/16 ”W x 1 8/16”H

v  D’vine Swirl  layer is 3”W x 1 4/16”H

Procedures:

v  Stamp Flower on Apricot appeal CS with Apricot Appeal ink. Cut out with scissors.

v  Stamp sentiment with chocolate chip ink. Color in small flower with red marker, and leaves with green marker.  You can also use colored pencils.  Emboss sentiment layer with D’vine Swirl CB folder.  Layer on green CS.

v  Emboss  Apricot Appeal  CS  with Bloom Dots CB folder.  Attach ribbon, and flower with button. Attach  sentiment on the lower portion.

v  Use enough adhesive and secure to the green CS base.

v  Smile and give yourself a pat on the shoulder.  Job well done!

Delight in Life Ver. 2

Delight in Life Ver. 2