Thursday, December 21, 2006

Calendar Class at Scrapbooker Online

Scrapbooker Online is kicking off the new year with some Wicked Awesome online classes! Check out the January class: 2007 calendar featuring Pink Martini! This will be a four-week class taught by the fabulous DT member Sarah Tirrell-Baker to create a gorgeous calendar. You can register for the class HERE and buy the class kit HERE. You can use your own materials, or buy the kit!

Sunday, December 17, 2006


It's mid-December in Massachusetts, and we haven't had more than a dusting of snow. It was in the 50's today. I bet it will hit us with a vengence in January or something, but for now, it's unseasonably warm.

Here is a digital layout I created from a photo I took out of my front door last February. This was for a challenge at Scrapbooker Online about what winter means to me. I love all the snow, I am definitely more of a winter person than a summer person. I'll take the snow over heat and humidity any day.

PP: Free New Year Kit by Rhonna Farrer for Two Peas
Inked Edge: Lucky Star Kit by Gina Cabrera for Digital Design Essentials
Font: Scriptina

Thursday, December 14, 2006

December Contest at Scrapbooker Online!

Come show your holiday spirit at SCRAPBOOKER ONLINE. Share your favorite holiday with the ladies of SBO. Enter our contest and you could be the winner. Share with us the memories your family and friends just can’t wait to see when they browse through one of your family albums.

The winner of this contest will receive a $25 gift certificate for the SBO online store! And let me tell ya from personal experience, there is a LOT of YUMMY stuff in that store. And the customer service that MaryFrances provides is second to none. Now go! Enter!

Scrapbooker Online December Contest

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Cheap and Easy Holiday Decor

I wanted to create a new decoration for our front door this year. I have unique requirements because there is not much space between our front door and storm door, and anything more than about 1.5 inches gets squashed. The other problem is that we are south facing, and the front of our house bakes in the sun. So nothing flammable or meltable can be used.

I posted on Two Peas asking for ideas, and I knew Mojito would come through for me. She linked me to her own 5-minute wreath, and I adapted it for what I had on hand.

Rather than purchasing a wreath frame, I took a wire coat hanger and pulled it into a circle with the hook at the top (built in hanger!). I then wrapped 2 strands of tinsel around the frame and tucked in the ends. (I believe the tinsel were 15' lengths). I added the ribbon bow, and I was done. Total time, less than ten minutes.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Everyday Digital Scrapbooking!

I have been asked by Julie Ann Shahin to join the Creative Team at the Everyday Digital Scrapbooking blog! I am really excited about this opportunity. I consider myself a beginner when it comes to digital scrapbooking, but I have a lot of ideas for tutorials to "demystify" digi techniques and I hope that I can get others to embrace technology in their scrapbooking.

Thank you Julie Ann for this opportunity!

Credits: All digi elements: Echos of Asia Kit by Jessica Sprague. Free kit available at Creating Keepsakes website. Font: Scriptina (available at