Make in Monday: Holiday Gift Tags & Coffee

Since most of my family lives on the East Coast (while I’m West) I wrapped, packaged and shipped holiday gifts this past weekend.  Last year I bought the Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps and punch – it’s so versitle!  This year I made gift tags with the set.

I also used some leftover die cuts from a Creative Memories holiday kit.  I pulled out my ancient Xyron to make my life easier – and I’ve fallen in love again with this tool!

 

How are you using your scrappy supplies with your gift wrapping this season?

On another note, Creative Memories is now offering coffee.  This is the family business of the current owner of CM and I know that lots of coffee is consumed during my crops.  Check it out – there’s still time to place an order for holiday delivery!

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Forever Friday: Gift Ideas

I recently was featured on Digi Scrapbooking HQ’s blog for a couple of my gifts that I’m giving this year.

Check it out here.

What are you crafting for the holidays?

Are you a sewer, knitter, crafter?  Check out this HUGE bundle of patterns, projects and ideas!  I’m wanting to learn to crochet and maybe weave next year so I’m excited!  But click quickly as it’s only available thru December 4, 2017!!

Click here to see more about the Homemade with Love Super Bundle.

Make it Monday: Handmade With Love

It’s almost winter… for me, in Northern CA that means rain.  For others, it’s snow and for some, it’s simply cooler weather.  Once winter arrives, what will you be doing?

Sitting by a crackling fire…

Hot cup of tea nearby…

Soft yarn and smooth needles in your lap…

Sounds like you’re ready for the winter-y weather :).

If you’ve been on the run all summer and fall, it’s about time for your schedule to slow down just a bit… which means you’ll be reaching for your next handmade project.  I can’t think of a better way to welcome winter than to tell you about a collection of digital resources you’re going to be starry-eyed over.  It’s called the Handmade with Love Super Bundle.

Before I tell you what’s in it, can we talk about that name? It’s almost like this was created with you in mind.  Everything you make, every stitch you count, knit, sew, crochet, quilt… you do them all with love, don’t you?  I feel exactly the same way.  That’s why I’m so excited to tell you all this bundle, so you can soak up more of the joy and relaxation that comes with handcrafting.

Okay, let’s talk about what’s inside :-).

With over 200 patterns, projects, and step-by-step tutorials, you’ll find dreamy projects to create, new ways to sharpen your skills, or even a whole new technique to play with (quilting! fabric dyeing! rug making! weaving!).  This bundle covers: quilting, sewing, crochet, knitting, applique, embroidery, cross-stitch, dyeing, fiber arts, and crafting in general.

It’s basically a crafter’s dream collection. Swoon.

And even better? You’ll get all these projects and fresh patterns – created by hip, modern designers like Allison Glass, Elise Blaha-Cripe, Anne Weil, Rebecca Langford, and Liat Gat (plus 47 others)…

…for just $29.97. (They’re worth over $1,000!)

Curious how it’s possible to get all of this so inexpensively?  The creators of these patterns, tutorials, courses and more joined forces to offer this incredibly special bundle, but just for a super short period of time. Once the sale’s over, they’ll go back to selling their products and patterns at full price.  I really can’t speak highly enough about the quality and value of what’s inside, especially for this price!

Want to check it out and get your own Handmade with Love Super Bundle?

This is how it works:

  1. Visit this website , take a quick look at all the delightful projects you’ll be able to create with this package, then click the pink “Get my copy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks and patterns, signing up for your online courses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
  3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the project or technique you want to try your hand at first and start creating!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available for just 8 days! (I told you it was short!).  After Monday night, December 4th, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.  It’s even backed by a 30 day full money-back happiness guarantee, so you can make sure it’s right for you.  Their customer service is amazing, and they truly want to make sure you’re taken care of and that you love your bundle.

If you’re ready to spend more time making and unplugging from technology this season, this is just what you need.  Create one-of-a-kind items to wear, gift, decorate with, and simply enjoy, with this curated, convenient, and super affordable library of patterns and projects.

Learn more or get your bundle here

Forever Friday: Big Black Friday Digi Art Bundle Now Available

The Black Friday Exclusive 2017 bundled collection includes the following brand new kits:

  • That Friday Feeling – Page Kit by Across the Pond,
  • Snowflake City – Exclusive Embossed Papers by Paper Tray Studio,
  • A Better Me – Page Kit by Designs by Mandy King,
  • Joyful by Jen Martakis Designs,
  • Black Friday Blueprints 2017, 11×8.5 and Black Friday Blueprints 2017, 12×12 by pixels2Pages,
  • Shaping Up Bundle 1–4 by Templates & Co,
  • Geometric Layout Bundle 1 by ClickCollage,
  • Solitude by Seatrout Scraps,
  • Celebrate Exclusive Card Pack and Celebrate Exclusive Gift Pack by Lucky Girl Creative,
  • Chasing Rainbows Exclusive Canvases, 2018
  • Four Square Quick Desk Calendar,
  • Forever Design Maps Exclusive 2017,
  • Our Favorite Memories Pre-Designed Book by Forever Digital Art.

These kits are brand new and only available from RIGHT NOW through 10am Eastern, Tuesday, November 28 in the Black Friday Exclusive 2017 bundled collection. These kits will never be offered in the digital art store again so pick up this bundle today!

Note: In order for this bundle to work and have the 75% off discount applied, you must enter DEALOFTHEDAY at check and hit Apply. Once the code is entered, the cart will automatically populate with the 15 kits included in the bundle. Proceed with check-out. Once your transaction is complete, go to your Downloads where you will find 15 kits each with their own download link and activation code.

Retail Value: $150
Deal of the Day Price: $37.50

Create your free account here, go to Deals in the upper left and start shopping!

Forever Friday: Historian Recycle Bin

Did you know that Historian has a recycle bin?  When you delete from Historian, the media goes there.  That’s both good and bad.  Good: you can recover accidental deletions.  Bad: it takes up precious hard drive space.

I make it a regular habit to empty the recycle bin.  To do that, click File > Properties.

Then click Support > Empty Recycle Bin.  Sometimes it’s kind of fun to see how much space you will recover – especially if you haven’t done this in a very long time.

How much space did you save today?  I’ll send you a little goodie to the highest number posted here.

Make it Monday: It’s another Layout a Day (LOAD) Month

Yes, October is a Layout a Day month, specifically for Scrap Happy Family members.  I had intended on keeping up but there’s so much going on that I’ve slipped behind.  It’s currently Day 9 and I’ve completed 6 layouts, to date.  I hope to get another one done tonight so it’s not too far behind.

I’m all scattered this time around too.  As much as I’m trying to stay with the prompts, I want to keep up momentum on my current pictures.  In these six layouts, I’ve done some of my sister in law’s wedding, my last Disneyland trip and Forever Live.

I’m going to do my best to get caught up this week because I want to start creating holiday gifts too!  It’s really never ending isn’t it?  (ha ha)

What are you creating this month?  Link up in the comments.

Forever Friday: Getting Photos from Your Forever Account

Did you know that you can grab photos from your Forever account when digital scrapbooking with Artisan?  Like most, I’m taking more and more pictures with my mobile phone and they auto-sync to Forever.  I could download them to my local computer and then bring them into Artisan but using Get Photos > Browse Forever is a big timesaver! One thing to know is that your photos have to be in an Album before being able to use them in Artisan.

 

I haven’t tried the other Browse features just yet so if you do, please comment with your experience.

Using Overlays in your Digi Layouts

I wanted to share a video I created to help showcase using overlays in digital layout with Artisan.

I’d love to see how you are using overlays, link up your layouts so we can be inspired.

Have you seen this great Mega Kit with Overlays, Masks and More?  I love the collaboration with Little Feet Digital Designs and Dagi’s Temp-tations.

Click the image above to shop.