Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DHD Gift Certificate Winner!

Congrats to Memories By You for winning the GC. Watch your email and then enjoy your shopping. Thanks everyone for your comments and for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Design House Digital iNSD Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Design House Digital iNSD Blog Hop. Since you most likely have been hopping right along in this blog hop, you have probably seen the gorgeous kit that the Designers at DHD are giving away. It is a stunning kit and I loved playing with it.  

Here is a layout I created using this kit. 

From this layout I created a quick page for you to pick up. You can download the Quick Page I created Here 

Now don't go running off with just the quick page be sure to read on because you know you need to snag the letter for the code word to get the kit shown above - RIGHT?

By following along on this blog hop you have also likely noticed that there is a challenge issued on each of the stops. To be entered into the drawing for a digital photo frame, you will need to complete a layout meeting all 26 of the challenges by Tuesday, May 8 at 11:59 MST. For my challenge I would like you to use a template to create your layout. The catch is that the template must be rotated or flipped before you use it. Let me show you what I mean by this.  I selected a template from Tiffany Tillman's Modern Master Template Collection for this demonstration but you can use any template you like.

Here is the original version of the template with quarter turns:

And here it is  with quarter turns after being flipped horizontally.  It is fun to see all the ways you can use a template to maximize your supplies. To rotate a template - at least in PSCS5, it doesn't seem to matter which layer is active, I just go to image>image rotation and all the layers rotate when I select the degree of rotation.   

You are nearing the end of this lengthy post and I hope you have stuck with me. Do you want to have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to DHD? It is easy... all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, May 8 at 11:59 MST. I will come back Wednesday to announce the lucky winner. 

Collect your letter for the hop..... Mine is "P"

Your next stop on the blog hop is Sarah Hemmert
If you happen to get lost on the hop you can go back to where it all starts at DHD

Thursday, March 15, 2012

DHD Gift Certificate Winner!

Congrats to Vanessa Austin for winning the GC. Watch your email and then enjoy your shopping. Thanks everyone for your comments and for stopping by.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

DHD Blog Hop

Finding Time to Scrapbook
I'm not even going to go off on what a bad blogger I am - Let's just get to the point of this post. You are here as part of a blog hop for Design House Digital and I am glad you stopped by. I have a goodie to share with you if you scroll to the bottom of this post you will find a link to grab a template I created for you. I don't know about you but I LOVE templates. They are one of the greatest tools to help you scrap more quickly. Lately I have not b
een scrapbooking very much and that makes me kind of sad. I thought I'd brainstorm

for a few minutes here with you about ways to find more time to scrapbook. We all know that there are just 24 hours in a day and that we can't really create more time but what we can do is choose how we manage that time. Hopefully, we will spend our time on what matters most. Sometimes there are crises in our lives and that will completely shift how we spend our time. Let's talk about "normal" life though - the regular day in and day out life. Is scrapbooking really important to us? Do we really want to scrapbook? If we do, then we will make time for it.

Schedule: It may require that we actually schedule it into our life routine. Perhaps there is a certain day of the week when we can actually plan on some quiet, down-time where we can get some scrapbooking done. Or does your family have a habit of watching a movie together at home on the weekend? If your family doesn't mind, maybe you can use your laptop to scrapbook while you are all together "watching" a movie. I know that often my family doesn't really choose a movie that appeals to me and so just being with them in the same room to "listen" to the movie rather than actually watch it can often be an option for me. So take a minute to look at your schedule and routines and see if there is a time where it would be natural to do some scrapbooking.

Streamline: Perhaps you really do have a super tight schedule and feel like there is just not enough time to scrapbook. This is when you look at what things in your life are taking up all your time. Is there anything that you can let go of? Is there a way to streamline some of the things that are keeping you from scrapbooking that will then create a window of time for you? See if you can free up some time and then don't let something else claim it. You created this time for your scrapbooking so use it for that!

Stay focused: How many times have you sat down to the computer with every intention of scrapbooking only to loose track of your time and not have any time left to scrapbook? You know the drill - you check your email, look at your Facebook, read a few blogs, do I even dare mention Pinterest? click one hyperlink and then another and before long you have spent all your free time. If you have scheduled this time for scrapbooking, then use it for that and then when you have completed your page or project you can allow yourself to stray from photoshop and check out the goings-on elsewhere on the computer.

Motivation: Maybe what we are lacking is inspiration or creativity and that is what is keeping us from scrapping but then we just blame it on not having the time to do it. If you are like me you don't like to admit that you have lost your MOJO. Sometimes I am able to pull myself out of my funk by joining in a challenge like the ones we have at DHD. Sometimes I will just browse the gallery and find a LO that I like and use it for inspriation. Sometimes all I have to do is browse the shop and see all the great products and then I just can't wait to get started.

Shortcuts: Find ways that make scrapbooking easier for you. Use quick pages or templates. I am giving you a template just for stopping by today and hopefully you will enjoy it. You can pick it up HERE and if you need a password use tiffanyqp

Here is my layout I based my template off of.

Collect your letter for the hop..... Mine is "E"

And if you made it this far reading the post.... Want to win a $5 Gift Certificate to DHD? Leave a comment on this blog post and I will do a drawing Wednesday, March 14. You can share your favorite way to make time for scrapbooking or just say "thanks" for the template or whatever. Winner will be posted and notified Thursday morning, March 15.

Your next stop is the blog of Wendy Betz.
If by chance you missed where the blog hop started go to the DHD site HERE.
Pssst... I may be just a tad ahead of the blog hop so if you don't see the other postings live yet be patient and please check back.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Design House Digital DSD Giveaway! - Part Two

For this blog hop, the Decorators have made a quick page (in both 12x12 and 8.5x11 sizes) from the DSD - Designer Blog Hop 2011. (See my previous post to pick up the pieces of the kit.) Now is your chance to collect several fabulous pages. They are perfect to add to your own album or for a theme book. Enjoy!

Here is a page I made using the kit. The darling girl is my sweet niece.

Here is my quick page made from this page:

To get it click HERE. If it asks for a password use tiffanyqp

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Design House Digital DSD Giveaway!

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day everyone! I hope it's fabulous and you collect a lot of goodies today! Well DHD has a DOOZIE for you! A free amazing collection from all the awesome designers! Here is what it looks like. Amazing huh!

How incredible is this! And it's ALL YOURS! All you have to do is visit each designer blog to collect each portion of the kit! Ready, Set, GO!

Here are the links to each blog to make it easier on you!

Enjoy! And remember, tomorrow is the DECORATOR BLOG HOP! Check back to snag a FREE quick page from me using this kit! And then I'll give you additional blog links to grab some more!
Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Prize List for Iron Scrapper at Scrap Orchard

Come on... have you checked out the Iron Scrapper contest at Scrap Orchard yet? Ya know ya wanna!
Here is what you have a chance to win.

Grand Prize: Apple iPad2 with Wi-Fi (16 GB) + $200 Gift Certificate to Scrap Orchard *
1st Runner Up: Apple iPod Touch (8GB) + $100 Gift Certificate to Scrap Orchard*
2nd Runner Up: $50 Apple iTunes Gift Certificate + $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap Orchard*

Consolation Prizes:
Scrap Orchard T-Shirt+ & Scrap Orchard Mouse Pad*
Scrap Orchard T-Shirt+ & Scrap Orchard Mouse Pad*
$15 coupon from Ziggle Designs
$15 coupon from Scrapping with Liz
$15 coupon from Irene Alexeeva
$15 coupon from Lyndsay Riches
$15 coupon from Emily Card
$15 coupon from Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
$15 coupon from Designs by Julie Bullock
$15 coupon from Designs by Kat
$15 coupon from Captivated Visions
$15 coupon from SuzyQ Scraps

Monday, July 4, 2011

Check out this scrapping contest

So have you checked out the Iron Scrapper Contest at the Scrap Orchard yet? I think it is my only chance to get an iPad since Clayne just let me order a new laptop and I can only ask for so much LOL. One of the challenges is to make an avatar for the contest. Here is mine.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Iron Scrapper Contest at Scrap Orchard

Oh what a bad blogger I am! I am just glad that Scrap Orchard gave me a reason to make a post - so here goes!

I want to tell you about a fantastic challenge over at Scrap Orchard - this is the first week so I'll remind you about it regularly so you can go and enter some of the challenges! It's fun, and you could win AN IPAD2!!!!! It's a non-elimination contest, you earn points for everything you complete, every point gets you an entry into the draw for the prizes. Click HERE to go check it out!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

[inter]National Scrapbook Day Freebie (The Sequel)

We're back with another blog hop, and this time, it's the Design House Decorators who are sharing their goods. The Decorators are a super talented, super friendly, super helpful bunch o' ladies who comprise the creative team at Design House Digital, and we are oh-so-happy to have them. For this blog hop, the Decorators have made a quick page (in both 12x12 and 8.5x11 sizes... no discrimination here!) from the DHD Designers' iNSD collab kit. So, hop around to all the blogs, collect the goodies along the way, and you'll have 15 fabulous pages! Perfect to add into your own albums, or for a theme book of its' own. Here's my contribution:

And here is my original page that my quick page was based upon.

To get it, click here, or on the image above. It's a big file, so be patient! :) Be sure to stop by all of the other Decorators' blogs, to snag their pages (and get some sweet inspiration), too!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Been feeling Crafty!

I got into a crafty mode the past two weeks and shared 3 blog posts over on the Design House Digital Blog featuring 13 Days Of Halloween. Check it out HERE. I had seen a blog post over on The Crafting Chicks blog and it spurred me. If you have never been to their site - let me just say it will really inspire you to get crafty! I am pretty sure the ladies I visit teach don't read my blog and if they do I guess the gig will be up. But my neighbor Teresa is my VT partner and we decided to treat our ladies to 13 days of Halloween fun. We really enjoyed spending one afternoon making these BOO blocks - another idea that I found on The Crafting Chicks.

So... that is what I have been up to... that and getting ready for Halloween around the house.... decorating, buying pumpkins, planning costumes, etc. Of course we will be having our Halloween dinner like I shared last year on my blog. The kids love it and I have lots of fun preparing it for them.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Balancing Act

Ummmm Long time no post. I don't even know if anyone who used to stop by even stops by anymore. I figured now was as good a time as any to get back to my blog. I am really going to try to post regularly... at least once a week. We'll see what really happens. I just read an awesome blog post at Simple Mom titled Redefining Simple Living: Choose Your Priorities This topic has been on my mind quite a lot lately. A few weeks ago I was telling a friend that I needed to either take a course in time management or get counseling. I felt overwhelmed and crazy - my "to-do" list was growing so long and I felt like I was running in circles. General Conference came just in time and the talks were all so fabulous but there was one that hit me smack dab between the eyes and it was given by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf titled "Of Things That Matter Most" I think I could benefit enormously by spending some time with myself to determine what my priorities are. Anyway... that is what is on my mind today & I just thought I'd share it with you. Have a wonderful day. Hey I almost signed off and then thought of the perfect scrapbook page to share with you. I created this one just a few weeks ago and it sums up what I have been struggling with. You can click on the image to go to the gallery for credits.

Friday, July 23, 2010

P365 Week 21 - 28 Catching up!

I am thinking that whatever small following I did have on my blog have probably given up on me. Heck - I almost gave up on me. Summer has been real busy and I haven't been on the computer very much. We haven't been doing anything big but we have been doing lots of little things. I really wish we were going on a big trip this summer but no-go this year. Clayne has used lots of his vacation going to scout camps, girls camps, youth conferences and family reunions so there really was no time left for us to take a true vacation this year. I do hope that I can plan something for next summer cuz I do love to travel. The Bodily Family Reunion next year will be the Grand Canyon but even that isn't what I am looking for in a vacation so I will be doing some planning to see what I can come up with. We will have lots of credits built up in our condos and so we really should go do something big and fun. We'll see. Anyway... here are 8 weeks of my Project 365 layouts. All of the credits for these pages can be seen in my gallery at Design House Digital. Anyway... I hope you all are enjoying your summer. Just 5 more weeks until school starts - yes... I am counting. Maybe I'll have more time to scrap, blog and even clean when the kids get out of the house.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

P365 Week 17-20 & a kit I helped design

I can't believe how hard it is to find a few minutes to blog these days! I am almost caught up on my Project 365 pages with this post. Here are the last 4 weeks that I have done. You can see a list of credits in my gallery at Design House Digital. At the bottom of my post you will see a huge collaboration kit that I had the privlege of helping with. Yes... I designed a portion of the kit. Read more information about the kit below.

Over at the Scrap Orchard they are having a really fun month for June and you can pick up a piece of this kit every day. The important thing is that you will need to visit daily if you want the whole kit because the links will only be available for 24 hours each day. I'll post a pic of just the part I made later this week - just cuz I want to show it off - I think it turned out so cute. So anyway... to read more about this kit & the promotion going on at Scrap Orchard CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Meg's 2 Year Photos & a Scrap Orchard goodie

Long time no post! I lost an entire week last week being sick. I started with a horrible cold on Mother's Day and then finished the week with the flu. No fun!!! I have so much catching up to do but a quick post will have to suffice for now. I recently took my niece, Megan's, 2 year photos. The lighting was not optimal and there are a few more shadows than I would have liked but with a 2 year old you are lucky to even be able to work in a photo shoot with nap time and catching them at a happy time of day so we just went with it. I think I captured some cute photos that really express her personality. Thanks for letting me share.

I also want to do a quick plug for Scrap Orchard. Seems that they were "sick" last week too. Actually they were moving to a new server and ended up being off line for several days. They are back up and running and as part of the celebration they are giving away the fabulous June Mega to all their newsletter subscribers. If you don't subscribe you may want to hurry and sign up HERE.