Albums Made Easy Monday: Insta Life

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello friends. Thanks for joining me for another Albums Made Easy Monday. This week I want to share an idea for those of you that don't have a lot of time to spend scrapbooking.

 I mentioned in my last Insta Life post that We R Memory Keepers had some 4x4 page inserts that were perfect for Instagram photos. Since I have my phone with me more than my camera I snapped a photo each day for a week.

Then I used the Rhonna Designs App to add the Day of the Week and other embellishments to the photos I took with my iPhone. I believe the app is 1.99 in iTunes.

At the end of the week I printed each of my images using my Cannon Selphy which prints a 4x4 image perfectly. You just need to trim away the extra length of the 4x6 paper.

 I arranged each photo into the 4x4 Instagram photo sleeves and added my journaling.

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Since there are 9 4x4 slots, you have two extra 4x4's to embellish as you chose.

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I used free cut file image I found from Pinterest for the celebrate life title and then I added a punched border strip and month die from My Favorite Things to My journaling card.

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I use the Xyron Sticker maker to add adhesive to die cut images.

The layout took me less than 30 mins to print and assemble. Not bad for someone who doesn't want to spend a too much time or alot of money putting their photos together.

I used We R Memory Keepers Snapshot Page kit by Teresa Collins for my inserts and journaling.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this quick way of memory keeping!

Have a creative day!


Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hello friends! It's that time again. A new Unity Stamp of the Week reveal! Let's take a look at this week's image.

{Berry Sweet Moments}

Here's what I created with this yummy image.

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Supplies: Echo Park It's a Celebration collection. Ribbon: American Crafts Stamped Image: Unity Stamp Company Stamp of the Week

 For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. 

Hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!

I hope you find something crafty to do today!

Thank you for stopping by.


MFT Stamp and Win Sketch 169

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hello friends and Happy Saturday! I spent the day getting crafty creating a card for this week's My Favorite Things Get Sketchy challenge. 

Here's a look at this week's sketch.

Here's what I created

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Supplies: Cardstock Bazzill Basics, Spray Mist Lindey stamp gang (Curiouser chartreuse)  Paper is from Echo Park, My Favorite Things Die-namics: Thank You and border from Blue Prints 4.

If you'd like to create something for this challenge there is still time. Click the banner for more info!

 Thanks for stopping by!


Anna Griffin creations

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hello friends. Hope your day is going well so far. Did you shop your hearts out for HSN's 24 hour craft show Monday? So many goodies. I wish I could I could have bought one of everything! I found some cards I had not shared with you from the October show.

The All Occasion 3D Sentiment Garlands are currently on sale at HSN here.

All Occasion Banners

Here are a few cards created with Anna's Stamp and Storage Binder set.

This set is also still available at HSN here.

Registration for the Great American Scrapbook Convention begins today!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I am so excited that I have been asked to teach again at this year's 

I will be teaching the following 3 classes Friday and Saturday June 13th and 14th. If you live in or around Arlington Texas I'd love for you to come out and create with me!

I always bring my warm smile and lots of prizes!!

Glassine Bag Mini Album

Sponsored by Jillibean Soup and Freckled Fawn

 Friday June 13th 2-3:30
Saturday June 14th 9-10:30

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Albums Made Easy Class
Sponsored by We R Memory Keepers

Friday June 13th 11-12:30
Saturday June 14th  11-12:30

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Albums Made Easy Instagram Album Class

Friday June 13th 9:00-10:30 am
Saturday June 14th 2-3:30

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Big Picture Class Giveaway

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hello friends! The girls over at Big Picture Classes have sent me an invitation to give away a spot in Ali Edward's upcoming Big Picture Class:

Hello Story

 12 weeks of creative storytelling techniques with Ali Edwards

What's your story? This spring, say hello to a dozen fun strategies for sharing more of your words, and more of yourself, on your scrapbook pages—and enjoy $19.49 in FREE downloads from Ali!
In her popular 12-week workshop, Hello Story, Ali Edwards will introduce you to 12 storytelling "structures"—never before seen in her prior journaling workshops—that will bring creativity and clarity to both your writing and your page designs. Every week, you get to sit over Ali's shoulder and watch her transform her story ideas into timeless, authentic, story-rich scrapbook pages

Take a peek at the class description given by Ali herself.


The cost of this 12 week class is $99 but I have one spot to giveaway!

If you'd like to win a seat for this class all you need to do to win is leave me a comment telling me  what collection you are creating with right now.

I'd also love it if you could head over and Like the Big Picture Classes Facebook page!

Hurry! Class begins April 3rd so the winner will be announced Friday March 28th right here on my blog!
Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss the announcement post!

Have a great day!


Did you see HSN's 24 Hour Craft show?

Hello friends. Did you catch Anna on HSN Monday? She debuted some beautiful new products including her interchangeable Border punches. 

Here's a look at what I was able to create with these beautiful punches.

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 If punching is just not for you then don't worry. Anna has the most gorgeous Border Sticker set yet!

Beautiful Borders Sticker Set

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Here's a masculine card

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 You too can easily turn these border stickers into frames with a ruler and craft knife.

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Anna makes it so easy to create beautiful cards to give to friends and loved ones.

I'll be back later this week with a look at some more of Anna's products.

Have a great day!


Albums Made Easy Monday

Monday, March 24, 2014

HSN is having their 24 hour craft show today and there are some amazing deals from We R Memory Keepers! If you've been thinking about purchasing the Albums Made Easy system today is the day!

Here's a look at what is available

We R Memory Keepers Page protector kit

This set even comes with the Album!

There is SO much more! Head on over to HSN to see all the amazing products available today! Flex Pay is such an amazing way to pay too!

Have a great day!


Stampin with MFT

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hello friends. It's been a pretty awesome weekend for me celebrating my Birthday. I've finally reached the age where I don't really wanna share how old I am but let's just say the big 50 is not to many Birthdays away.
Saturday was my Birthday and I got to do exactly as I pleased thanks to my sweet hubby. So I spent some time stamping in my studio. I was glad to create for one of my favorite challenges:

Here is sketch #168

 Here's my take on the sketch

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Supplies:  Indian Summer collection from We R Memory Keepers. MFT Die-namics pierced circle stacks. My Favorite Things Pure Innocence All Occasion Sentiments.Misc Sequins and Recollections stars.

There is still time for you to create for this week's sketch. Click the banner to find out the details!

Thanks for stopping by!


Making use of scraps with Simon Says Stamps

Friday, March 21, 2014

Happy Friday friends. I know several people with Birthdays this week so I gathered up some scraps and one of my newest stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp and got inky!

Here's the set I used from Simon Says Stamp.

Handwritten Borders

I stayed with a simple design, used colored inks and here's how they turned out.

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I love using twine on cards and doubling them up makes for a cute bow. I also like to tie the two ends together to finish my look.

If you don't have alot of time then these cards are the answer. I generally make a 1/2 dozen at a time since they come together so quickly. They are 4 1/3 X 5 1/2. I adhere the patterned paper, round the bottom corners, stamp the sentiment and finish them with the bow.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Unity Thursday

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello friends! It's another fun Unity Thursday and Angela is bringing the goods! Don't you love all these amazing new releases?? So cute and fun to create with.

We also have some of the new Design Team members creating with us this week too!

I have a few things to share with you today. First I'll start with the Punny!

I created with this cute image from the Pun kits

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Next I shared these cards on the Unity blog earlier this week using the latest Be Inspired challenge sketch. Here's a look at the challenge inspiration.

Click the image to be taken to the Challenge site to find out how you can create with us!

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This image from the March KOTM was perfect for the sketch don't you think?

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This one was my favorite of the two. 

That's it for today!

  Click the Badge and on over to see Stephanie!

Creating for fun Tuesday

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hello friends. Hope you are having a great week so far. I am just getting this week's get Sketchy challenge posted before the cut off time again. 

 Here's a look at this week's sketch.

Here's my take on the sketch

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Supplies: Clear Stamps: My Favorite Things Sending Thanks, We R Memory Keepers Sheer Metallic collection and The Twinery twine.

You can play along every week with the MFT crew too and get your chance at the awesome prize.

 Click the banner to find out how.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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