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Monday, March 26, 2012

Groupon Sale @ Jessica Sprague!


We've teamed up with GROUPON to offer you up to 63% off of my two beginner-level Photoshop classes:
  • $20 for my Photo Editing: Good-to-Great class (a $49 value)
  • $20 for my Up & Running with Photoshop: Beginning Digital Scrapbooking class (a $45 value)
  • $35 for both! (a $94 value)
This is a deal you won't find anywhere else, and one we won't offer on our regular site sales, so if you've been considering trying out photo editing or digital scrapbooking classes, or giving these classes as gifts, TODAY is your chance!

Click here to read more about the GROUPON offer, and more about the classes! I know you'll love them, I guarantee it!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Project Life 'Fitness' journaling cards!

Hello all!

I'm starting a Transformation Challenge next week so I thought it would be fun to do a little mini album of my progress. I made these project life-type cards to record my thoughts, workouts and progress each week. Then I thought maybe someone else might benefit from them too!

Hopefully you can find use for them! For those who don't know what Project Life is, it is a unique perspective on creating your family memories! Check out Becky Higgins website for more info.

If you can use them, feel free to download HERE!
They are in .jpg and PNG format. Enjoy!

Here's a sample page of what I'm going to do each week. I may sub the 'crave' one in once in a while! LOL...

(patterned paper - Everyday - Robyn Meierotto; solid paper - Blue Notions - Jen Allyson; Project Life templates by Becky Higgins)
I also have a previous set called "Let's Talk" from last month too. Click HERE for those.

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Project Life Week 5 - 10!

Still going strong on the Project Life! I am really loving this... I find it so much fun to sit and reflect on the week. Not to mention I'm obsessed with finding PL type products for my albums! There are so many great ones out there - I find most of mine on DHD, Jessica Sprague and even Pinterest!

So here's my week 5-10 pages! If you'd like to see the original 4 weeks and inside title page go back to January's blog HERE.

And if you are a project-lifer like me then I have a freebie card set too if you'd like. :) Get em' HERE.

You'll find credits for all these layouts in my DHD Gallery!

  WEEK 6





Happy Scrapping!!!


Here we go folks! The winner of the $5 DHD gift certificate is....

Jennybean!  Congrats!!!

BloggerJennybean said...
Thank you for the freebie, love that template! And I'll have to check out the custom shapes, thanks!
March 11, 2012 2:00 PM

Jenny, please email me at to claim your GC!

Thank you everyone for spending some time with me! I hope you all enjoyed the blog hop and learned some things along the way!

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Welcome to our Mad March Memories Blog Hop! Thanks for stopping by! I have some fun stuff to share with you so let's get right to it shall we?

(if you've found this out by chance and would like to participate in the Blog Hop just click HERE to take you to the beginning!)

First I have a little tip to share for those PSE users AND a FREEBIE! Who doesn't like those right?

So have you discovered the Custom Shape Tool yet? Although I discovered digital scrapbooking two years ago, I still consider myself a newbie when it comes to the many tools of PSE! I was amazed to see all the fun custom shapes you can add to your pages!

Below I created a layout using some of the shapes provided in PSE. I found these fun check marks and adorable frog using this tool! Here's how you do it:

 (papers and elements from Kate Teague's This Life Collection. Stitches by Robyn Meierotto). Click image for credits.

Go to the rectangle shape on the side panel of PSE. Right click and find the heart - or custom shape tool. Choose this.

Now go to the top of your panel and click on the "SHAPE" box (see arrow in photo):
I also circled the frog and check mark shapes so you can see where I found them!

When using the shapes, I'd advise creating a new layer so you can move them and re-colour as you'd like. I hope I've inspired some of you to have fun with this tool! I know I have!

And as a 'thank you' for stopping by I have created a layered template FREEBIE out of my layout if you would like to play. :)  This template could obviously apply to the children in your life, but I think it would also be cute to do a doggie or cat layout too! :) And don't forget there are adorable pet shapes in the custom shape tool as well! Have fun!


I'll be doing a drawing for a $5 DHD gift certificate! So if you enjoyed your stay leave a comment below and I will randomly draw a name! Contest closes Wednesday March 14th at midnight!

And foR those who aRe looking foR youR letteR... can you guess what it is? lol Collect all the letters from this blog hop to be entered in to a draw for a FANTASTIC prize!

And remember, for those who complete this Blog Hop you can grab the DHD Spring  Collab for free (you'll get a coupon code from the store!) 

Another fun tidbit I have to tell you about is DHD March Madness Challenges! It's going to be CRAZY FUN and you can win some great stuff! Be sure to check the DHD Blog for more info coming soon!

I hope you enjoyed your time here! You're next stop is to our awesome Designer Karen Funk!

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, March 9, 2012

March Madness @ DHD!

Challenges, prizes and a Blog Hop! It all kicks off this Sunday with a fabulous DHD Blog Hop, so stay tuned!