April 26, 2007

How About A New Bag For That Crop Night

Filed under: Generally Speaking,Other Stuff — Lucie @ 9:47 pm

lulu bag.jpgOk it’s not technically a scrapping bag but it is gorgeous all the same and would certainly be big enough to fit quite of bit the ‘stuff’ we seem to lug with us to crop nights. ;) I actually think that it is a beach bag but shhhhh don’t tell anyone and they’ll never know.

I have to thank the lovely Anne of Diva Days for sharing this bag on her blog as I would probably have never found it otherwise and if you want to take a closer look it can be found at Sweet Dare.

April 21, 2007

What Is Digital Scrapbooking?

Filed under: Getting Creative — Kasie @ 2:37 am

Alright, are you ready to learn more about digital scrapbooking?

Digi-scrapping is simply using your computer, digital pictures, and a graphics software program to create scrapbook pages- instead of using paper, scissors, or glue. You’ll be surprised to know how easy digi-scrapping is. You can share your masterpieces in a variety of ways. My favorite way is to publish my pictures into hardbound books-called ‘Storybooks

Storybooking is about capturing your memories and telling the stories behind your pictures and messages you’d like to pass on in hardbound books. As we know all too well- even though we don’t think we’ll forget memorable moments, we do. However when written down often known as journaling, we’ll remember these special moments forever…

I’d like to share one of my favorite quotes about stories with you:

“Stories have power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate, challenge. They help us understand. They imprint a picture on our minds. Consequently, stories often pack more punch than sermons. Want to make a point or raise an issue? Tell a story. Jesus did it. He called his stories ‘parables’.”

–Janet Litherland

Digital Scrapbooking offers many benefits such as:

o Requires less time and effort

o Less tools and supplies involved

o Doesn’t require a lot of space

o You won’t need to pack up your work area each time you finish a page. All you’ll have to do between sessions is simply save your work and turn off the computer.

o You don’t have to worry about wasting supplies- if you mess up, simply hit the delete button and start over again.

o If you want another copy of your scrapbook, simply publish another copy. If you are a traditional scrapbooker, you can also scan your layouts into your computer and place them into a digital scrapbook.

Next time we’ll talk about what you’ll need to begin. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to digital scrap, what are some of the questions you have?

Until Next Time,

Kasie

Celebrate Storybooking

April 19, 2007

We Scrapbookers Love To Shop!

Filed under: Generally Speaking,Other Stuff,Reviews — Lucie @ 9:11 pm

Now come on admit it, the shopping for, sorting of, playing with and stock piling our products is one pastime we scrapbookers love just as much as creating the layouts themselves. ;) Even if you are a digi chic, I bet you can’t resist the urge to browse and buy just one more kit that you know you will use one day. ;)

So my point being? Well I just had to share another place to spend some of your time doing the very much loved task of scouring for great products. When my friend Michelle from My New Shiny Shoes posted on her shopping blog about Craft Products Australia I couldn’t resist the urge to jump on over and have a look. Their range isn’t too bad and they cater to more than just scrapbookers. I’ve bookmarked them for future “I need a shopping fix” reference ;)

A faithbook layout to share

Filed under: Faithbooking — FYDawn @ 9:40 am

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A windstorm blew through leaving a lot of damage to our trees and no power for over a week! 

Layout on left: Journaling includes 2 Timothy 1:7, lyrics from a Casting Crowns song and more about the storm.

Layout on right: Journaling includes Isaiah 25:4, Lessons Learned, I am Thankful for.

Digital layouts using No Fear kit by Kelly Shults.

Faithfully,

Dawn

April 15, 2007

Our very own article directory

Filed under: Free Stuff,Getting Creative,Other Stuff — Lucie @ 9:05 pm

scrapventure articles-button5.jpgWith so many talented Scrapbookers in the world and many of them writing articles and tutorials for magazines and online newsletters it’s any wonder that we haven’t seen something like this pop up sooner. Thanks to the wonderful talents of Vera Raposo now we can access wonderfully written articles by talented scrapbookers from all over the world.

If you have your own scrapbooking site, why not add some more value to it by including some scrapbooking related articles, how to’s and information sheets. Your customers will thank you for it. Scrapbookers, do you frequently find yourself writing articles and tutorials? Well now you can allow other website owners to utilise that information whilst you retain all of the credit, including a link back to your own site.

This really is a win win situation for all. Whilst the Scrap Venture Article Directory is only very knew it won’t take long for it to be jam packed with a wide array of information.