Looove that she used that title. It’s my new favorite!
And speaking of favorites….here’s Robyn’s:
Now here’s a handy dandy little tip about file organization from Robyn. Just click on the image to play it. (If the image is too big, just press Ctrl-Minus Key to zoom out. Ctrl-Zero will get you back to normal.)
And now here’s what Robyn wanted me to make. I’m totally diggin’ this!
There are two versions–one with the ‘fly’ sitting on top and one with the ‘fly’ cut out of the butterfly. Hmm….where do I want to use this….
To download this shape for free TODAY ONLY, click HERE.
Oops. This is no longer available as a freebie, but you’ll be able to buy it in a kit at the end of the week.
Okay, what else do I have up my sleeve today? Oh, would you like another giveaway? One where my international friends can play? Really? Would ya? Are ya sure???
Oh that Miss Laura did one of my very favorite things! I adore white on white! It gives it that faux embossed look. Yummmm. Love it!
Now, here is a little video that Laura created to show you how to manipulate your template!
And one other fun thing from Laura. I asked my fabulous creative team to share their five favorite whatevers. And here’s Laura’s!
Okay. Next up? Here’s what Laura wanted me to make.
It also comes with the word ‘thanks.’ Of course you can add whatever words you’d like. Laura wanted to be able to use them on cards. :)
To download this for free TODAY ONLY, click HERE.
Oops. The day is over, but you’ll be able to buy the set when the week is done.
So, some of you may have noticed a very scenic photo of mine on Facebook that I took this weekend. I told you I’d share some details, and now is that time.
A few months ago I signed up Zach, Kass and myself to participate in a photography excursion through the Conintuing Ed program of the local university. The destination? Capitol Reef (Utah). It’s about three hours from here and very scenic. We’d never been before so we were really excited to get to go and learn some great tips from some photography experts.
Sadly, because Zach’s Del Sol internship to Alaska started that same weekend, he couldn’t go. He was bummed to not be able to do both. But I have a hunch he’ll get to take a few good photos up in Juneau. ;)
Anyway, so off Kass and I went to far off lands. The great thing about Utah is its diversity in scenery. Salt Flats, to majestic mountains with rolling rivers, to wind+rain created red-rock hills and mountains. We were in the latter. Come to find out, the people putting on this little shindig were from our local camera shop…who I’ve gone to several times over the years for my special photos and camera repairs. They have always been wonderful to work with!
Our main teacher was Rex Allen (as well as Tony+Justin who were amazing too). Through conversation, while we were all together, Rex asked if I knew Jessica Sprague.
Um. That would be a YES!
Rex is the owner of
and they partnered with Jessica to bring you a printing site from within JessicaSprague.com. You can find that HERE. And HERE are some details about printing from JessicaSprague.com
Can you say small world???
And you know, all you photo template fans that like to take your templates to get printed? And there are templates with odd sizes? And often when you send it to a printer they maximize the entire space of the photo size you chose so it cuts it off? And so then you need to save something like a 5×10 template on an 8×10 page so it won’t do that? Yeah. These goes don’t do that! YAHOO! You just need to put in the Special Instructions to ‘Print Full Frame’ and they’ll take that 5×10 template photo and put it onto an 8×10 and leave the 1.5 white space on each side. Can you say Hallelujah?! :)
Here’s a little somethin’ about them just so you can get to know them better too!
As professional printers we take great pride in printing high quality prints for our customers. Each order is done and inspected by hand to make sure that everything looks great! We mostly print 12×12 & 8×8 scrapbook pages – which are printed on true photographic paper. This is awesome because it gives your print archival qualities making them water proof, scratch resistant, and have a shelf life of over 100 years without fading! What a great way to preserve your memories!! :) We also offer other great services in addition to our fabulous prints such as gallery wraps, metal art and photo cards and many more. We offer 100% money back guarantee – if for any reason you are not satisfied we will reprint your print or refund your money. Honestly, we just LOVE what we do!! Hard drives fail – so preserve your precious memories by getting them printed and being able to enjoy them with your family and friends for years to come.
And so what do you think when you get two minds like that together on a week like this?
Uhhhh . . . yeah. That would be this:
They are graciously giving one lucky winner an 11×14 gallery wrap.
It would look something like this (baby not included ;) ):
Can you imagine giving that away as a Mother’s Day gift? How perfect would that be??
To enter, leave a comment in today’s post with your name and where you’re from (U.S. residents only again–sorry), and I’ll draw a winner on THURSDAY morning.
And don’t forget that yesterday’s Project Life giveaway is still going and ends tomorrow! Check it out in yesterday’s post.
And I will share more photos later of my trip…on account-a the post just gets even longer than it is, but here’s a photo of one of the places we saw, Temple of the Sun….and Temple of the Moon is to the left of it. The whole trip was a lot of fun and if you live locally, you should do it next year. We also did light painting and star trails, which were cool. I’d never done it before. Like I say, I’ll share more on all my trip next week some time. But for now, take a gander at this leave-at-4-am-go-over-hill-and-dale-in-the-dark-on-the-dirt-road-less-traveled photo. Seriously, that road was crazy! Let’s just put it this way, Rex wanted people with 4-wheel drive to drive that 26-mile dirt road. I can see why. ;)
National Scrapbook Day is this coming Saturday and I want to help you get ready for it!
BIG things happening on the site this week!
Can you say sale?
How’s about giveaways?
Uh huh. Sure. I knew you could. :)
And what fun would a week be without fabulous inspiration from our amazing creative team? They’ll be sharing not only wonderful ideas, but fun tips+favorites. Also, they told me what they’d like as a freebie and voila! It’s available to you as a freebie for that day only. When the day is over, the shape goes into a vault and will be offered as a kit for sale when the week is over. So you better make sure you’re here every day to get it!
So how ’bout we start with this…
Every single day this week–leading up to the big NSD–there will be something different on sale. But to take advantage of the sale price, you need to get it that day, because when the day is over? So is the sale on those items.
So for Monday? Here’s what’s on sale!
Just look for the items with sale tags in the store!
To be entered to win, leave a comment with your name and where you’re from and I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday morning. (U.S. residents only please.)
And if you are new fan here visiting because you heard about this from Becky Higgins….welcome! I’d also like to point out if you’re a Project Life fan and maybe a digital craft cutter fan, that there are some really great kits on sale today that work with Project LIfe.
I love…love…that she took some of those photos, turned them into a ‘photobooth’ style and put them on a page.
Here’s what Laura has to say:
I love seeing all of the photos that my daughters take, using their IPod Touch’s. It’s crossed my mind a few times, that I should scrapbook some of them, since it really gives a peek into their world. I decided to finally do just that, and swiped these photos from them that they had taken last week, on our first nice “spring” day. I used a few of the skinnier photo strip collages, from the Storyboard #6 kit, to print out my photos. Since these came off their IPod’s, they weren’t the best quality, so I liked that they would be smaller on the page.
And now, for the random winner of like my most favoritst class e-ver….
In case you hadn’t heard, I’ve teamed up with Jessica Sprague to teach a class or two. ;)
Well, you may or may not know that I’ve been a fan of Jessica’s for a looong time! This girl is TA-LEN-TED! And a total sweetheart to boot!
A few years ago she offered one of my most very favorite classes ever…for free. And now, you can have the chance to take it for free too!
This seriously opened up my mind to a whole new world of possibilities!
I know there are a lot of you who are taking my classes that have never taken a class on jessicasprague.com. So even if you don’t win this class? This would be an awesome one to take! The freebies alone…hello!
And ya might just wanna check out her blog sometime today too…. Not sayin’ nuttin’ else. ;)
To enter, just leave a comment in this post and I’ll post a winner on Thursday!
Oh, and I forgot, I wanted to share a photo I did way long ago after taking her class. One of my faves. It’s the bridge in Florence, Oregon.
Sooo totally love this card from Shari!. The colors, the composition, the everything!
I’ve been dying to share it!
love. love. love.
I have been having internet problems today so, this is just a quick post from my daughter’s computer and her phone ‘hotspot’. I’ll come back and edit with all the links and such. :) But Shari does use the Life Additions Background kit. :)