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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

iSND Blog Hop!

Welcome to DHD's iNSD Blog Hop! Thanks for stopping by! Today we will talk about the fun uses of Digital Page Protectors AND I have a freebie for you too! Who doesn't like those right!?

(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!)  

So have you played around with the newest Digi craze - digital protector pages and pockets? I gotta say it's my new favourite go-to product lately! I've used them quite a few times for my pages and I'd love to share some examples for you! Design House Digital some fabulous ones in the shop too! Here are a few:

(Protector Pockets 2 and Protectors Set 2 - Karla Dudley; Clear Plastic Protectors - Angie Hinksman; The Road to Success - Karen Funk)

Protector pages and pockets are great for adding a little extra 'something' to your layout. They make wonderful frames and even templates and mimic the look of the pocket pages traditional scrappers also use. :) Here let me show you some uses:

Protector Pages as a TEMPLATE
Here are two examples of using protector pages as a template. It makes it so easy to clip your papers and photos into because everything is blocked out for you! Karla Dudley makes some wonderful ones in the shop. She also gives shadow options for both dark and light background papers. Click on images for credits.





Protector pockets as a FRAME
Pocket protectors hold your photos, but also frame them nicely too! Here is an example using Karen Funk's clear pockets. Click on images for credits.


This next layout - BFF - is by Shannon Dombkowski. She used Angie Hinksman's clear Pockets to frame her photo. Click on photo for credits.



Protector Pockets to use in PROJECT LIFE type layouts.

This year I jumped on the Project Life bandwagon... I love documenting my life - week by week! I used Karla's Protector Pockets on each template in my album. I feel it helps anchor down my photos and cards on the template. Click on image for credits. Here's an example:


** to see some of my other Project Life weeks click HERE


Speaking of Project Life, I have some fun 'Smiley' quote cards for your projects! You can also use them in regular layouts or print/cut out for traditional pages too! Hope you can find use for them!


DOWNLOAD HERE


** If you like these cards, I have two other sets available for Free! You can find them HERE!

Are you still with me? LOL... if so I'll be doing a drawing for a $10 DHD gift certificate! So if you enjoyed your stay leave a comment below and I will randomly draw a name! If you use my cards on a layout or project you can post again with a link for more chances to win! Contest closes next Tuesday May 7th at midnight EST!

And for those who Are looking for your letter... can you guess what it is? lol

Don't forget, for those who complete this Blog Hop - and all the letters -  you can grab the DHD Retrospect Collab for free (you'll get a coupon code from the store!)


There will be a HUGE challenge happening at DHD to win a fabulous prize! Just collect all 26 challenge dares (from each blog) and use all these dares on ONE layout! Talk about a CHALLENGE! Are you up for it? ;) More details will be given in the forums.  
My challenge for you will be to add journaling strips !


I hope you enjoyed your time here! You're next stop is to our awesome Mandi Buchanan!

Happy Scrapping!

77 comments:

ConnieC said...

Thanks for posting about protectors. I keep seeing them on layouts and really like the look. I'll go check out some you mentioned. And thanks for the cards!

TNSCRAPPER said...

Love the look of the protectors. wanna give it a go.

Neeka said...

Thank you!

ScrappyMama said...

Glad you got your technical difficulties worked out...Thanks for all the great freebies!!!

Jennybean said...

the smiley quote cards are too cute!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the protector tips.

erin said...

thanks so much for the cards!

Rosalie said...

I really like the look of protectors as well. Thanks for sharing.

NL said...

Thank you for the giveaway and the kit! Love them both!

Tiffany said...

I love page protectors!!

meagan43 said...

thank you for your part in iNSD.
I have to say after failing at a design 365 last year, I haven't started anything like a PL, but yours look great!!

Wren said...

I don't know how I feel about protectors, though I'm starting to like them.

Tiny Blessings Photography said...

Your designs with the protectors are great - it is nice to see them in action.... from a fellow Canadian.

Denise said...

I love how you used all the different page protectors. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Melanie said...

Great layouts! I really love the "to the moon" layout!

malaika ♥ said...

love your LOs, esp the 'meltdown' one.

RJMJ said...

Hi There...

I Just Love The "Smiley" Quote Cards!
Thanks For The Chance To Win!
Smiles,RJ

Stacey said...

thanks so much for the freebies and chance to win!

Monique1971 said...

Thanks for the freebies, they are beautiful! I think I might give it a try on those protector looks. Oh and I love your "Meltdown"layout. So funny :O)

Elizabeth Lucy said...

Love your journaling cards :) and the great protector tip. Will have to dig into my Karla stash to use some. Thanks for the chance to win the voucher. libbywilko

Lindzie said...

I think I've bought these but do you think I've used them? I gotta get on this!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 4 post on May. 03, 2012. Thanks again.

Cara said...

I am so excited about those pocket protectors, thanks for the ideas!

DoggiNo said...

I was a bit reluctant when I first saw them, but they really are fun to use.

Thanks for the tips on the different uses.

eveline said...

thank you!

Margie said...

Thanks for the awesome freebie-love your pages!

Keianna said...

Those are some seriously funny cards. Thanks :-)

grannymike said...

Thanks for the fun blog hop, great free kit, and the chance to win a GC.

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

I love the page protector pages. I haven't tried them out. Thanks for the chance to win.

Becca Dickson said...

You know I love using protectors for Project Life :) I need to try to use them on my layouts more. I love the look of one protector holding a photo.

mmikes said...

Great idea on protector pages. Thanks for the info

lyricscrapper said...

I Love the look of the layouts with the protectors!
I also love the JS Inspiration
Thanks for the chance to win

Carol said...

You are very kind! Thank you!

Christina G said...

Cute ideas! Thanks!

Liz said...

Thank you for the article on page protectors - I really learned a lot. AND thank you for the cute freebie cards!

Leslie B. said...

Thanks for the page protector ideas, I loved it!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Hey Jennifer - thanks so much for the cute cards & the chance to win!!! As always, I love all your pages!

inksandthinks said...

I'm having a blast hopping about, thanks for the freebie.

*Jennyfer L* said...

Love the freebies, thanks!

Mary said...

Thanks for the chance!

KittenJen said...

Awesome! I love the look of protector pockets.

Deb said...

I really like those page protectors, especially the ones where you insert something into the pockets. I think I need those!

Also like your smiley quote cards!

agravette said...

really awesome cards! thank you so much for those and for participating in the awesome giveaways!!!

Ambers Artworks said...

The protectors are really neat! Thanks for the chance to win!

Heather said...

Thanks for the cards ~ can't wait to use them!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Thanks for the freebies. Luv the pocket idea!

BJoyful333 said...

Interesting ideas...love the cards...Thank you!

Bernadette said...

Thanks for the freebie, I love the look of protectors too!

l said...

LindaHAZ said: Love your examples of digital page protectors. Thanks for the tips!

MamaBug said...

Love the post about page protectors. I've been collecting them, but I haven't used any yet. Now I'm excited to get going. :D

Paula said...

Thanks for the journal cards and the chance to win! I already have a bunch of the page protectors to use! They're pretty cool! :)

Michelle Huegel said...

thanks for all the examples, I love those pocket protectors but struggle with actually using them!

Melinda said...

Yes, I've been loving the page protector looks too! Thanks for the freebies!

Marlene said...

Thanks for the great blog post. Love those page protectors!

Kim said...

I love how you used all the different page protectors. Thanks for the chance!

Linh C. said...

Great use of the page protectors!

Piccolina Designs said...

Thank you for all the inspiration using page protectors. I just purchased some and am so excited to use them.

stasianary said...

Thanks for sharing about the digital pocket protectors - love those! I am definitely going to try that out on my layouts! Thanks for the chance to win.

Barbara Ann said...

I've never tried the digital protectors before but love the look on your layouts!

lynnquiltsalot said...

Love your Project Life layouts. Thanks so much for the freebies. I'm going to have with them!

Aznewmom said...

Thanks for the cards.
I was not familiar w/project life until I saw it mentioned a couple of times on this hop. I will have to check it out some more.

Aj said...

I am totally ga-ga for those digi page protectors too!

Thanks for the cute cards :)

Beatricemi said...

Great post about page protectors. Thanks for the cute cards.

tajicat said...

Thanks so much for the 'Smiley' quote cards! :)

Simply AJ said...

Thanks for the info on page protectors... Good Stuff!! Love the cards too! AJ@queenofmynest

lawyerlyn said...

thanks for the chance to win!

idahorhodes said...

Love the cards!

inmybox said...

I was just today investigating using digital protectors. I came to scrapping through Project Life (the original paper Betsy Higgins version) and now that I've discovered digital I'm all over the place. I like the idea of doing some PL looking pages in digital!

Kay S. said...

Until your post on using page protectors as templates, I didn't think I would ever want or use any. Thanks for the ideas, the journal cards and a chance to win.

Lime said...

Thanks for the cards! They look really cute!

Lime said...

Thanks for the cards, they look really cute!

Lime said...

Thanks for the cards, they look really cute!

Chalane said...

I LOVE the whole idea of a designers-dare-you challenge. Just found out about it this morning & I won't have time to do it for the deadline.:( NEXT TIME...!

THANKS so very much for the awesome tips with the photo protectors!

Tracy said...

Wow very cool - I have never used digital protectors now I can't wait to.

sts2000 said...

Love the page protectors - thanks for the ideas.

easyeyes4you said...

The page protectors make an interesting looking page...

Paula said...
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