Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Digital Layouts

Today I got to meet with some awesome ladies in my ward and teach a scrapbook class. It was so much fun (After I rode my bike 1/2 mile to the church and I came in all sweaty and winded... pathetic). But seriously, if you haven't been turned on yet to the world of digital scrapbooking, I'd say you should really think about giving it a try. It's affordable, there's less mess, and you never have to worry about running out of supplies because once you buy a digital scrapbook item, you have it forever.

We learned to do simple layouts like these.

They really don't require a lot of Photoshop expertise, just a very basic knowledge. You could even do the same thing in Publisher or one of the free photo editing programs available online. Honestly the only Photoshop tools we really used were the crop tool, the move tool, and the copy/paste commands. Easy peasy!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Mix and Match Scrapbook Paper!

My inner designer must be in high gear lately because I have another awesome collection for you... This time it is a mix and match collection and it's in my Etsy shop! Be sure to go check it out. It is perfect for digital scrapbookers.

As a kid I LOVED mix and match. As an adult, I still love it, so I thought, why not apply it to scrapbook paper?

This line has 6 patterns- quatrefoil, stripe, dot, damask, houndstooth, and medallion. Each pattern has TEN colors-- brown, cream, gray, hot pink, pale pink, aqua, lime green, red, purple, and mustard. I have already had a blast pulling out different patterns in different colors from the collection and see how many new and adorable combos I can make.

Bottom line... If you digital scrapbook, you NEED this line! Go grab yours now!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New digital scrapbook paper line!

This line is just in time for July! You can get all 24 papers at my Etsy shop for only $6!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


So, I was asked to teach a Photoshop class for church. My visiting teacher even came and told me how excited she was for it! I realized that I need to go brush up on my photoshop skills! I am definitely not a professional photographer, and there are so many people who are way better than me at Photoshop... But I do know a few things.

Anyway, here is what I played around with this morning, from a family trip to Zion's last year. I think I'm addicted to that "dirty" filter... I want to put it on ALL my photos!

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Scoop

If you tried to go to either of my Etsy shops this week, you probably saw the note about how my shop was closed because my baby was in the hospital. I just wanted to say, he is doing great now! I never took any pictures, partly because it was too sad and partly because in the whirlwind of activity that happened, I forgot to get my camera.

Anyway, what happened was, the poor kid got pneumonia. The doctor said there was really nothing we could have done to prevent it; germs are everywhere and he just ran into the wrong bug. I was feeling almost crazy because it came on so fast, I wasn't even sure if he was that sick. His breathing seemed fast and labored, and he had a fever, but there have been times he's seemed a lot sicker and it wasn't that serious. Finally I decided to just take him to the doctor. I was almost sure they'd give me that "You are a crazy, overanxious mother" look and send us home, but the doctor listened to his lungs and took his oxygen level. Neither one was doing well. They took an x-ray, saw the pneumonia in his right lung, and admitted him pretty fast after that. We are really lucky to have great doctors who fixed him right up. He was only in the hospital for 2 days. His last day, he was off oxygen, monitors, IV, and running like crazy around the Pediatric unit.

He is still sick but at least the worst is over (hopefully) and he's home getting better. We are very blessed, it could have been much worse!

So, that's what happened this week. I am back now, both the shops are open. I'm going to spend the next few days trying to catch up on some custom orders and then next week you should see lots of new stuff flying coming in, so keep checking back!

Monday, May 2, 2011

NEW! Digital Scrapbook Supplies

With the opening of Perfect Printables, I'm rolling out a lot of new products, here's another one:

Yep, all you digital scrapbookers, here's a big treat, and when I say big, I mean BIG. This collection includes over 60 pattern papers. I love this collection. It's so versatile. If you want to use it for Easter scrapbooking, it will work great, but I've also designed it so that there are LOTS of beautiful non-Easter themed pages, so there really is no limit to what you can do with this collection. Plus the best part: It's only $6 at my Etsy shop.

And if you haven't explored digital scrapbooking, you should look into it. Seriously. I think the best thing about it is there are no stacks of paper to organize, no little scraps that you don't know what to do with, and you can get your scrapbooking printed into beautiful books at places like Snapfish. Hey, you don't even have to be a scrapbooker to enjoy this collection. You could even use it to make cards, invitations, really there's no limit.

Plus, it's so affordable! All you need is your imagination and Photoshop, and of course this new huge collection that will give you tons of mileage!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Free Owl Printables

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Today I'm sharing these adorable, FREE 8x10 printables.

I have owl illustrations in my Etsy shop, Perfect Printables. They're only $3 and they match these free printables!