Posts tagged: scrapbooking

Winner!

By , July 25, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Today is my lucky day!  Usually it is Dan that win’s everything around here, but today I am the lucky winner.  Due to a random number generator I won some pretty cool kits.  I’m stoked!

Baby Farm  

 

 

Artistic Tangent

By , July 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm

I’m taking an online photo editing/speical effects class and here’s the photo I created after my little lesson today.

DavidDavid was entertaining himself with this empty bottle of root beer last Sunday while Michael was opening presents.  Dan got some cute shots of David trying to get every last drop out of this can.  I wish I had more time to play around with photoshop and all the pictues we take.

I entered my first digital scrapbooking kit into a contest a week or so ago and actually won 10th place.  Even won 10 bucks.  Thanks to all of you who took a minute to help out!  When I get the time I hope to create some more.  You can find my kit here if you want to see my first attempt at a kit.

Shabby Princess

By , March 15, 2009 at 10:14 pm
This site seriously has the best digital scrapbooking kits.  They don’t have a million free kits, just a few quality ones.  Some of my favorite kits, hands down come from here.  So, I am really excited that they just posted up a new one last week.  If you are looking for a place to start digital scrapbooking, start with the kits from here.  You’ll love them.  

Weeds and Wildflowers

By , December 3, 2008 at 8:46 pm

I always love the digital scrapbooking stuff on this website and they are having their own little Christmas countdown giveaway. So fun. Here’s the deal:

“Hi Weedsters,
this month we are doing something special. We have abandoned our regular blog schedule to bring you our very own Weeds & Wildflowers Advent calendar, a 25 day countdown to Christmas. But you have to hurry, each link will be up 24h only (from and to midnight). Each day we will have a fun new gift waiting for you.

So if you are trying to get into digital scrapbooking, or are looking for some fun digital stuff, look here. I already missed out on the first 2 days, but today’s is fun and I am expecting there to be some other neat stuff until Christmas.

http://weedsandwildflowersdesign.com/blog/

Morning Smiles

By , October 20, 2008 at 6:52 am

This is what I wake up to every day- super smiles from David. He is such a happy kid we love talking to him and making him smile.


Here’s a little video too taken on October 2nd. The quality isn’t the best, so it is a little hard to see, but he gave the cutest little smile one afternoon when we were outside playing.


My Online Scrapbook

By , November 4, 2007 at 8:23 pm

I saw this on a few other people’s websites and thought it might be a fun way to display my new hobby. I’m still not sure why I spend so many hours creating these pages- I guess it just helps capture memories and archive events. I enjoy putting them together though, and that’s a good enough reason for me.

Zollman Zoo

By , August 30, 2007 at 9:45 pm

A few Fridays ago we took a little trip to our local zoo. The main one around here is up in the Twin Cities, about a 75 minute drive, so we decided to check out the free one in Byron, about 10 minutes away. I thought it would be a great place to take Michael since he seems so fond of animals lately. Turns out this place was more like a petting zoo with farm animals and a few other animals behind cages- one black bear, a fox, cougar, otters, and a few other animals like owls, eagles, turkeys, and badgers. It took us not more than 45 minutes to view all the exhibits. Michael was scared of the cows, and more interested in the waterfall in the bear cage than the bear itself. However, he loved running around the grass and poking his head through the fences. We took a million pictures that day (Dan taking one of every exhibit for the record) and here are a few. I added the scrapbook page I made at the end as well, just for fun.

Scrapbook “Freebies”

By , August 30, 2007 at 9:05 am

Since a few people were interested- here are a few of my favorite sites with digital scrapbooking stuff- the best probably being happyscrapgirl because she posts links to all the free stuff every day.

http://www.shabbyprincess.com/ (they post big free kits about once a month)

http://scrapgirls.com/ (daily email freebies, stuff on site too- you need to register)

http://scrapbook-elements.com/sbe/index.php (they send out a monthly newsletter with a ton of freebies)

http://happyscrapgirl.blogspot.com/ (her blog has a daily list of a million places to go to get free stuff)

http://www.ndisb.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=10&zenid=f624243d0dd5903401c3142d7af06a5c(more freebies)

http://scrapandrea.blogspot.com/ (her site has a lot of free fun designs and templates)

http://www.littledreamerdesigns.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=504(new site just getting started with a few freebies)

http://pjsthoughtsofrandomness.blogspot.com/ (lots of quick pages, already made you just drop in your photos)

http://yaaniz.blogspot.com/ (I like her designs)

Scrapbooking Digitally

By , August 16, 2007 at 7:58 pm

Ever since being introduced to it, I have taking an interest in digital scrapbooking. I have never been a big scrapbook junkie- although I would like to be. I tried to make a book of our honeymoon and let’s face it – it’s in a box somewhere in the garage still half finished. Guess I’m just not that artistic. I need lots of cool stickers, ribbons, and alphas to make my scrapbook pages look cool. The little black sketch book I bought is too small and I just didn’t spend the time or money buying cute things to put in the book to make it presentable. But that’s besides the point.

Digital scrapbooking doesn’t require me to have any of that stuff or spend any money. There are a million “freebies” on the internet including paper, elements, alphas, templates, and quick pages (meaning all you have to do is add your photos). I just download all the free stuff on the web and add it to my collection. I think I spend more time on this (finding and downloading things) than actually creating pages. But when I do feel like creating or designing something I have more than enough “supplies” and can spend forever on one layout. It is really fun to use photoshop and create scrapbook pages- there is no mess and it makes me feel artsy. I think it fulfills that side of me that wants to create once in a while. And on a practical note, we have way too many digital pictures and haven’t printed hardly any of them (if any). If I make a layout, then I can choose how many pictures per page and I don’t have to print the pictures out one at a time.

I have yet to personally print out any of the pages I have created, but I have seen others’ and surprisingly they look real- like a real scrapbook with texture and buttons and cutesy stuff. In case you have no idea what I am talking about, below are a few pages I’ve created. So as not to endlessly bore everyone on this topic, please ask me if you want more details. I’d be more than happy that you want to share in my new found hobby. :)

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