Make it Monday: LOAD Update

It’s another Layout a Day (LOAD) month and I’m not as diligent with creating everyday as I’d normally like, however I am getting some layouts done.  It’s currently day 22 of the challenge and I’ve finished 14 layouts.  I was doing great until Day 11 when I felt too cruddy to even turn on the computer or look at my phone.  Once off the wagon, it’s so very hard to get back on…  Here’s a few of my favorites so far:

Stuck Sketches?! template, Wilderness Walk Digi Kit (old CM)

May the 4th… I loved being in Disneyland for Star Wars day this month! Thanks to Simple Pleasures Designs for the freebies on this page.

Template from Let’s Get Sketchy, Digi Kit called 2 Cute 2 Scare from Ellie Lash

It’s almost time for my Summer Scrapping Challenge!  Feel free to join us for weekly challenges, support and of course, PRIZES!

National Scrapbook Day 2017

Traditionally, the first Saturday of May has been known as National Scrapbook Day (NSD).  In recent years, it’s been joined by interNational Scrapbook Day (iNSD) in March and Digital Scrapbooking Day in November.  I know, confusing, right!?!  Either way, this means that there’s TONS of deals out there for scrapbookers!

What’s Creative Memories doing this weekend?  They’re hosting a Virtual Crop this weekend.  You can also check out the CM Product Catalog. While you’re at it, join my Scrapping Challenge group and post your layouts created for a chance to win prizes!

And of course, Forever is jumping into the NSD fun as well.  They’re offering three amazing digital art sales that last from now through Monday. Here’s a look (Note: Digital Art is only for use with Artisan Software).

  1. Save 30% on all the digital art in our collection with code NSD2017
  2. Enjoy three Deal of the Day kits every single day – and save 50% on each with code DEALOFTHEDAY
  3. Save 50% on the never-before-seen, totally-exclusive Gift Canvas Bundle with code GIFTCANVAS
    1. PS – there’s going to be a Wall Art sale happening next week!!!

Feel free to join my Forever VIP Group too!

How are you participating in National Scrapbooking Day this weekend?

Make it Monday: Virtual Crop Layout

Creative Memories held a virtual crop this past weekend.  Although I was too busy much of the weekend to participate, I managed to get one layout done on Friday night.

They had a sketch to use, which I turned sideways.  I also used their Digital Denim Blues kit. To see all the challenges, check out CM’s blog!

Did you work on anything scrappy recently?  Link up in the comments!

 

Forever Friday: Deep Dive into Dropbox Privacy Policies

Happy Friday!  Recently I’ve talked with tons of people who use Dropbox as their primary method of Photo Management.  It’s a super easy way to have your mobile images automatically uploaded and used online at Dropbox.  I’ve been asked about how this is different from Forever.

  1. Forever has most of the same features and benefits as Dropbox.  The one difference is that Forever only accepts .jpg and .pdf files – TODAY.  Additional file formats (think .mp4) will be added.
  2. Free services are offered at both.  When it’s time to increase your storage, Forever is a Permanent plan.  You pay once for your storage – EVER!  Other companies, including Dropbox, charge as long as you’re using the service.  It’s like Renting vs. Owning.
  3. Forever’s Guarantee allows for coverage should they go out of business as well as includes a promise to update your files for whatever the new formats become available.
  4. In general, Forever’s Privacy Policy is written with you, the Memory Keeper, in mind.  Most other providers, including Dropbox have their own interests in mind.  Here’s an excerpt from their Privacy page(s):

I would love to help answer any questions this brings up.  Just email me and/or let me know in the comments.  Click the image below to learn more about Forever.

Make it Monday: Think Spring

Today is the first day of Spring and I love joining in a seasonal blog hop!  Did you come here from Alison?

Spring probably one of my favorite seasons.  I love watching plants bloom, colors emerging from nature.  Last week I started hearing the morning songs from the local birds – my sign of spring.  We keep the windows open and bring the outside in – as much as possible.

I’ve been participating in a ‘new to me’ challenge from the Gingerscraps girls.  It’s themed Survivor Digi-Land.  As an avid Survivor fan I was drawn to this concepts.  It’s based on the TV show/game with weekly challenges, immunity challenges and tribal council.  It’s currently week 4 and I’m still in the game!

Here’s my week 2 layout showing “Today, I feel…”  I love grid layouts and often forget to fill some of the grids with paper.  In Artisan, for the photo(s), I grouped the three squares and used the Outliner tool.  Then filled the new shape as a Photo Drop Point.

#ScrapHappyFamily March 2017 Sketch / Digi Kit Dazzled by Connie Prince / Journaling Font called Gigi

This is one my favorite pictures to gaze upon while stuck inside working.  I may have this printed up in a canvas or acrylic print.  What do you think?  How are you celebrating Spring today?  I hope you join us by visiting the other bloggers on this list.

Lisa Harris- Mixed Media Spring Planner Cover

Beth Soler- Mixed Media Travelers Notebook

Make it Monday: LOAD 217 = 28+ layouts

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As we near the end of February, I’m so proud that I’ve been able to do a Layout a Day as part of the Scrap Happy Family challenge.  I’ve already completed more than 28 layouts and as I write this, there are two more days in the month.

Here’s an album showcasing my layouts for this LOAD Challenge.

Which one(s) are your favorites?  Here’s some of mine:

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I hope to keep up the momentum in March and I love getting these layouts done!  How are you doing with your scrappy projects?