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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December is almost here!

December is almost here! November flew by! I remember when I was a kid and it felt like it took forever for Christmas to come! Although I do not have any Christmas photos yet, I felt the 'NEED' to create once I saw Karen's new Brown Paper Packages collection. Isn't it gorgeous! Click on image for credits.

I hope everyone one has a wonderful December!

DHD Layouts to Share

Karla Dudley from Design House Digital has come out with some rocking products! Click on layouts for credits:

Here are three layouts I did using her new Protector Templates and Pockets!


Hybrid Christmas Light Covers Tutorial

Hybrid Light Covers – 20 Days of Christmas

December is here and it’s time to decorate!
I hope you are feeling festive today because I have a really fun way to decorate your indoor lights! We will be creating Christmas Light Covers! I originally saw the idea for a Halloween theme on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect to use for Christmas as well!
So here we go! It’s really easy! The first thing you need to do is pick a bold colored Christmas kit – I chose Shannon Hegartys’s Peppermint Papers from Design House Digital because, well,  they looked so yummy!
Additional supplies:
*small paper cups (I used dixie-type cups)
* a string of Christmas lights
* craft knife
* scissors
* black marker
* double sided adhesive
I used PSE 7 for this tutorial.  So here’s what you do:
Choose three different patterns from your paper stash.
Open a letter size document (8.5×11) and drag the first pattern to it.
Save as a .JPG and print the  image.
Repeat above for the other two patterns.
You should have three sheets printed. This will make 12 cup covers.  If you would like a longer strand of 24, then print out three more sheets.
Take one of the small cups and very carefully peel it apart. Start with the rim at the top and uncurl it and then carefully rip the seam. You should have a nice curved template of the side of the cup. Discard the bottom piece. See photo below.
By tracing your template close together on the back of each sheet you should be able to trace four cup covers.
Cut out each one using scissors.
Each cover will fit very snuggly around the paper cup. Use strong double sided adhesive to seal.
Now slice a tiny X on the bottom of each cup using a sharp craft knife.  This will allow you to feed the light bulb through the cup cover so don’t make the X too big as you want a snug fit.
Now just string up your adorable light covers on a window or fire place mantel!
*frame from Shannon Hegarty and elements from Lori Whitlock

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! To see more Hybrid Christmas ideas visit the DHD Blog! Have a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Be sure to check out Design House Digital's Cyber Monday sale TOMORROW only!
It's a great chance to stock up on those holiday kits you've been drooling over!

Friday, November 18, 2011

November Yummies!

Welcome back! Have you recovered from DSD yet? Whew, what a crazy, fun weekend that was! I hope you enjoyed all the goodies and templates!

So I have a few yummies to share today! I hope you like them! All layouts are posted at Jessica Sprague! Click on images for credits.

Hmmm... Seem to be on a kraft obession lately! LOL
note: Elementary Kraft from Karen Funk :)

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Design House Digital Blog Hop Freebie!

Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed the DHD Designer Blog Hop yesterday and have gathered all those fabulous goodies. Ready to play? Now is your chance to grab some AMAZING Quick Pages from the talented DHD Creative Team! If you haven't had a chance to grab the DSD Blog Hop kit from yesterday please CLICK HERE to begin!

Now, the FUN really starts! There are so many cool patterns, colours and elements to play with! So here's a Quick Page from me using this fabulous kit to get you started! It's in both 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11 sizes! I hope you like it!


Here's what I did with it. Just add a photo and a couple of subtitles and voila!

Here is another example of what I did with the kit! Maybe this will help inspire you too!

Ready to get your next QP? Here are the rest of the Decorator blog links to make it easy! You're gonna LOVE these quick pages! And the best thing about them is they all co-ordinate! Put them all together and you could have a fast and easy album to cherish!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Scrapping!

Janell Nugent, Jennifer Valencia, Liz Jutila, and Missy Backues all start us off at the DHD Blog... 

Allison Waken 
Anna Drozd
Aria Andrus
Carey Bridges
Celeste Smith
Christy Carlson
Crystal Livesay
Gennifer Bursett
Jennifer Hignite
Jen Flaherty
Jeryn Carlisi
Katherine Hansen
Lori Pickens
Mandi Buchanan
Mary Rogers
Sarah Hemmert
Shannon Dombkowski
Tiffany Bodily

    Design House Digital DSD Giveaway!

    Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day everyone! I hope it's fabulous and you collect a lot of goodies today! Well DHD has a DOOZIE for you! A free amazing collection from all the awesome designers! Here is what it looks like (warning drooling may occur)...


    How incredible is this! And it's ALL YOURS! All you have to do is visit each designer blog to collect each portion of the kit! Ready, Set, GO!

    Here are the links to each blog to make it easier on you!

    Enjoy! And remember, tomorrow is the DECORATOR BLOG HOP! Check back to snag a FREE quick page from me using this kit! And then I'll give you additional blog links to grab some more! 
    Happy Scrapping! 

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011

    Ready to do the Happy Dance? DSD news...

    Awesome news from the DHD Blog!

     Digital Scrapbooking Day 2011

    It’s that time of year again! Digital Scrapbooking Day is upon us and we always love a good reason to have a good sale and some chats! This DSD is no exception. Here are all the happenings this week and weekend:
    Everything in the DHD shop is 25% off! Everyone loves a deal and now is a great time to get all your wishlist items that you’ve been waiting for! Sale ends November 6th.

    My favorite part of these events is the blog hop! This DSD we are having 2 awesome blog hops. The designers are giving away mini kits and the decorators are giving away quick pages made with the designer’s mini kits. I’ve seen all the designs and they are AMAZING so you will not want to miss this! The Designer Blog Hop is on Thursday Nov. 3rd and the Decorator Blog Hop is on Friday Nov. 4th. Visit the DHD blog on both of those days for more information.
    Because DSD is all about scrapbooking, we are giving away prizes to random gallery posters. Post a layout or project in the DHD gallery for your chance to win one of the following prizes:
    Rad Lab ($149 value)
    DHD Gift certificate ($40)
    Renee Pearson Self Paced class ($20-$35)
    DHD Gift certificate ($25)
    DHD Gift certificate ($10)
    Your gallery item must be posted by November 9th and winners will be announced  by November 14th. This is also a great way to get involved in the November challenges!
    Layouts must include at least one DHD digital product. Winners are chosen randomly from layouts published in the gallery between November 1 and November 9th.
    On Saturday, November 5th, we have 8 HOURS of hosted chats! Mark your calender and come and hang out for 10 minutes or a few hours if you can! Hosts usually give away prizes, so it’s a good idea to stop by a few times during the day. Here is the schedule:
    2:00 – Mandi
    3:00 – Liz & Wendy
    4:00 – Jen Allyson
    5:00 – Robyn
    6:00 – Kat
    7:00 – Mary R & Jennifer H
    8:00 – Karla & Sarah
    9:00 – Gennifer
    All chats are MST and take place in the DHD Chat Room
    So mark your calenders and come and celebrate digital scrapbooking with us!

    Stay tuned for my Blog Hop Quick Page! 

    Now let's all do the Happy Dance!!!

    DHD Yummies!

    Hello! I hope everyone had a fabulous (and creepy!) Halloween! I know we did! Isla was a cute little monkey this year. I'll post a layout of her fun night soon!

    But now let's talk digital shall we...
    Design House Digital is SMOKIN' HOT right now with digital yummies! Go check out their new collections! Here are some layouts I did recently, including one from one of our newest Designers - Shannon Hegarty!

    Happy Scrapping!