Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A great site for ideas...

A lot of people have emailed me who are wanted to get started with learning how to do digital scrapbooking, and what program should they have, and how to actually make elements. I refer everyone to the same place, because it's the website where I went when I was first starting out. So I just thought I would post this link. It gives different tutorials based on different programs, and I think it's just a great source to at least get some ideas. So click below and start playing!

http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/university/tutorials/tutorials.shtml

Oh, and to answer one more question, I personally use Adobe Photoshop CS2. And one more thing: Two different people have told me that if you have children who are in school, then you can get a student discount on Photoshop. I haven't looked into it too much, so I don't know how to figure out how to do it (if someone does, then reply to this post and tell the rest of us), but I know you can save a HUGE amount of money on Photoshop this way when you purchase from Adobe's website.

To answer another question that was just left in the post by April, she wondered where I recommend going to print 12x12 pages. I personally use Costco. They cost $2.99 for a 12x12 print. Also, don't choose the "glossy" option because it dirties easily with fingerprints. I always choose "lustre."

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Apples & Almonds kit

I am still alive...I PROMISE!!! I know it has been awhile since I have posted anything. I have been totally greedy and am going through a life-changing experience right now. I have been doing this 30-day cleanse diet and am LOVING it! After just over 2 weeks I have lost over 9 pounds and over 17 inches off my body and I am feeling so much better! So, my reasoning for not doing a kit is that normally I create kits at nighttime when the kids are in bed. But now, due to this cleanse, I have had the energy to exercise, and so I have been.

I'm not going to go into too much detail about the products I'm using (if you are interested, you can read about it on my "Summer Time To Get Healthy" blog where I have started to journal my journey: www.summertimetogethealthy.blogspot.com). If you are interested after looking into it, then please contact me if you are wanting to get started. It is a side business opportunity for me, so if you order through me it will help me out (and it can become a side business for you too!)

Okay, so one day I was sitting at the table with my kids. They were munching on their popcorn and I was munching on my new favorite cravings: apples and almonds. (Keep in mind that my old favorite cravings were cookies and brownies, so I have come a long way!) As I sat there and looked at those apples and almonds I thought, "That's a really pretty color combination." And lo and behold I got straight to work on this new kit. I hope you enjoy it!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Worthy Cause

My best friend here in Tucson named Sarah is asking for our help. Her dear friend's daughter, little Lauren, has Cystic Fibrosis. For those who don't know, they have not discovered a cure for this disease, and people with Cystic Fibrosis do not live past the age of 40.
Sarah is doing what she can to raise money to help find a cure. She has created a free digital scrapbook kit...her first ever, and might I say she is a complete natural. Sarah is the MOST TALENTED quilter I know (she's the one who created the quilt for baby Bree), and so she has a natural eye for colors and patterns and coordinating them well. She has a gift for making quilts for people. She made one for me for Claire, and she has made so many for other people...just out of love. They are beautiful. And now she has created a digital scrapbook kit and I just think it is awesome! I love this kit that she and she has appropriately named it "Just Breathe." You can click below to go to her blog to download it and to read more about little Lauren. And please, if you are able to, make a donation for the cause...I just did. Thanks!

Summer Driggs
http://biselfamily.blogspot.com/2009/04/just-breathe-digital-kit.html