Thursday, August 10, 2006

Our third unit this month will be for March. You can choose from Smiles, St Patrick, or Celtic Irish love themes or completely do WHATEVER THEME suits your next group of photos. Again Use what you have to make the INTRO pages and any 4x6 accent or journaling cards that go in your slip in sleeves. Use stickers, premade items and try to use some stash items. Try to use what you have instead of doing everything just like you might see it here. Be creative and innovative and do your pages YOUR way. These freebies and ideas are just in case you get stuck or don’t have access to accents/shopping in time to get your pages underway. We want you to keep rolling along here.


If you don't need this theme, skip the themed artwork and make the same sketch into another theme that you DO plan to use for the pages in your book. Either way, you have 2 to 3 days to make your INTRO pages for March and get the rest of your pics for the march unit into slip in sleeves or pages to follow that INTRO set.

Basic MARCH sketch: Use up to 4 photos on this one page! This sketch can be used for ANY theme not just St Pats or a Smile page. Need more than one page or have more horizontal photos? Rotate it one turn to the right and it will still coordinate! (Sketch by K. Aho)



See this Sample! Here is a page using roughly the same scheme! Thanks to
we can see how this sketch can look as a SMILE page.


Don't feel you have to have all this same stuff. IMPROVISE using papers and accents you have on hand.



Need some accents or artwork?

For the smile page use your choice of fibers, yarns or ribbons as a top border
Clip art shamrocks of various sizes

Clip art Celtic accents

Photo corners or frame parts- right click to save and resize this clip. Add foam tape or pop dots underneath for dimension.



Paper piecing from about.com pattern for a hat and other Irish items

http://scrapbooking.about.com/library/weekly/blluck.htm
http://tinyurl.com/l7dh3

Need titles? Try some of these relavant titles and quotes. Remember, choose, create, and GO!
sample idea
http://www.pignwhistle.com.au/functions/st-patricks-day/i/st-patricks-day.jpg
http://www.christmastraditions.com/Merchand/NCE/StPats/66027.jpg

Scrapbook.com has a nice list for you here. You can create your title on a 4x6 card too. Just place your own chosen title wording in the format shown on the 4x6 card idea sketch below.

SMILE titles

http://www.scrapbook.com/titles/cat/200.html

CELTIC/Irish theme St Patricks titles
http://www.allgreatquotes.com/irish_quotes.shtml

Just need a 4x6?

If you just need a 4x6 title card idea, use this format for the 4x6 slip in sleeve. Your choice of wording of course! See the links above or titles.


St Patrick title or 4x6 card idea for title
http://www.pignwhistle.com.au/functions/st-patricks-day/i/st-patricks-day.jpg

Two more cute page ideas in thisUnit theme set:
irish princess page sample
http://www.pagesoftheheart.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=21073&si=irish

smiles page
http://tinyurl.com/ppsc3

TIPS: Use what you have. Try not to use what you see here unless you are stuck for ideas and supplies. Don't get bogged down in details. Do a great job but don't procrastinate over tiny decisions. We want to get MARCH all finished up!






WInter Sweethearts layout pic that seems to be giving some people trouble seeing on the link below. From
http://scrapbooklifestories.nu/pictures/bom/key.jpg

Thursday, August 03, 2006

UNIT BY UNIT: February WINTER SNOWMAN or LOVE

UNIT BY UNIT February: Snowman and Winter Themes or LOVE

Our second unit this month will be for February. You can choose from WINTER/SNOWMEN if you like or LOVE/Heart themes or completely do WHATEVER THEME suits your next group of photos. Again Use what you have to make the INTRO pages and any 4x6 accent or journaling cards that go in your slip in sleeves. Try to use what you have instead of doing everything just like you might see it here. Be creative and innovative and do your pages YOUR way. These freebies and ideas are just in case you get stuck or don’t have access to accents/shopping in time to get your pages underway. We want you to keep rolling along here.

If you don't need this theme, skip the artwork and make the same sketch into another theme that you DO plan to use for the first pages in your book. Either way, you have 2 to 3 days to make your INTRO pages for February and get the rest of your pics for the unit into slip in sleeves or pages to follow that INTRO set.

Basic FEBRUARY sketch: Use up to 4 photos on this one page! This sketch can be used for ANY theme not just New Years or Baby. Need more than one page or have more horizontal photos? Rotate it one turn to the right and it will still coordinate! (Sketch by K. Aho)



See this Sample! Here is a page using roughly the same scheme! Thanks to Project of the Week by Susan Cobb, http://www.projectoftheweek.com/scrapbooking/012706.php

we can see how this sketch can look as a WINTER page. Don't feel you have to have all this same stuff. IMPROVISE using papers and accents you have on hand.
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Here is an example using a simular format for a love theme. They just used 3 photos instead of accents along the bottom.
http://scrapbooklifestories.nu/pictures/bom/key.jpg

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Need some accents or artwork?


Slidemounts can be made from any kind of paper using this as a template. Right click on pic and save image to print and use. Add foam tape or pop dots underneath for dimension.

Heart Swirl to print for accent for love page.
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Snowman paper piecing Thanks to Daniellesplace.com you can create your own dimensional snowman with patterned paper clothing. http://www.daniellesplace.com/images/snowman.gif

in any size you like. Click here for the link to the printable pattern on her website.



Frames
: For more winter ideas check out and download to print the free printables set from Hewlett Packard printables. http://tinyurl.com/ewcsn

Accents: Make your own tags, titles and COOL winter ideas using this as inspiration. Definitely fast and cute! Take a peek!

http://www.scrapjazz.com/topics/Themes/Winter/791.php


Or try some royalty free clip art snowflakes of all kinds. Simply print out some and use a circle punch on them to make round accents! Be sure to check that the ones you want to right click and save are freebies!

http://www.fotosearch.com/clip-art/snowflake.html

Need titles? Try some of these Winter titles. Remember, choose, create, and GO!
Scrapbook.com has a nice list for you here. You can create your title on a 4x6 card too. Just place your own chosen title wording in the format shown on the 4x6 card idea sketch below.

WINTER

http://www.scrapbook.com/titles/cat/47.html

LOVE
http://www.scrapbook.com/titles/cat/26.html



Just need a 4x6?
If you just need a 4x6 title card idea, use this format for the 4x6 slip in sleeve. I am not great at sketching these in Paint but hey I am trying! LOL Use any color cardstock for the mats that you prefer. Picture drawn on white so you can see and read it better. Rough dark lines indicate torn paper. Use varied sizes of stickers for the wording in the title for a fresh look. Substitute another title and heart stickers for the LOVE theme card.




TIPS: Use what you have. Try not to use what you see here unless you are stuck for ideas and supplies. Don't get bogged down in details. Do a great job but don't procrastinate over tiny decisions. We want to get FEBRUARY DONE!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

WEBWAY 3-up album CONTEST WIN THIS!!


FREEBIE!

You can win this GREEN (not pink) album worth over $25 VALUE from Webway.
http://tinyurl.com/hqwyy

Our album is a strap hinge in marble dark green color (not pink like this photo) and it is BRAND NEW. If you need a UNIT BY UNIT album or just storage for a set group of photos like a vacation or birthday, enter this contest! Comment below and I will choose a random winner from the group of posts.

COMMENT TO WIN!! I love to give stuff away. So drop me a line. Tell me what you hope to accomplish this month!
Rockester

RACHEL WINS the PM 4-up ALBUM

RACHEL WINS!

rpiohia said...

I am so ready for this challenge.
Now I will show dh that I can complete an album.
I think the hardest part was deciding which year to scrap.
I think this is just what I need to get me jump started again.
~ Rachel ~

Rachel was randomly chosen from all the posters who commented during that challenge so she wins the following album! Congrats Rachel.

Monday, July 31, 2006

SWEET BABIES join the SWEET TEEN doll line! CUTE!!



NOW AVAILABLE!

Our newest doll creations are available for ebay and custom order. SWEET BABIES!!

Going on ebay tonight:

Tuck Me In Nighty Night

Darling girl baby in sleeper with complete page set ready to use!

What a cute face! Mulberry paper, stitching on border and mats, 4 terrific pullout tags, organdy bow, etc. Adorable 3-D detail!!

Click here for auction:

http://tinyurl.com/qbw9v

Sunday, July 30, 2006

UNIT BY UNIT January : New Baby or New Year pages

UNIt BY UNIT --Here we go!
Let's start off our month of August Unit byUnit challenge at the beginning of a normal calendar year with some Happy New Year and Baby themes. Make your OWN one or two INTRO pages for this unit with YOUR OWN stash of normal scrapbooking supplies. Try to use what you have instead of doing everything just like yoy see it here.

If you don't need this theme, skip the artwork and make the same sketch into another theme that you DO plan to use for the first pages in your book. Either way, you have 2 to 3 days to make your INTRO pages for january and get the rest into slip in sleeves or pages to follow that INTRO set. Let's get it started in here!

Basic JANUARY sketch: Use up to 4 photos on this one page! This sketch can be used for ANY theme not just New Years or Baby. Need more than one page or have more horizontal photos? Rotate it one turn to the right and it will still coordinate! (Sketch by K. Aho)



See this Sample! Here is a page using the same scheme! Thanks to HOTP and ABOUT.COM you can see this example of what this sketch will look like as an intro NEW YEAR page. Don't feel you have to have all this same stuff. IMPROVISE using papers and accents you have on hand. The three bag tags along the bottom could easily also be 3 more photos!


Need some accents or artwork?

Clock accent to print and cut (right click on this image and SAVE IMAGE. Print as needed. Use ink around the edges and a pop dot to add dimension)

White rectangle tags that you can print out and ink or chalk edges to match any other color schemes

Thanks to Escrappers freebies you can use copy, print and cut out buttons for a baby's "Cute as a Button" title



Need more of a baby theme and not a New Years? Download and print the Baby Steps free printables set from Hewlett Packard printables. ...everything from borders and sticker clip art to journaling boxes that can also be used as tags and mats.

Need titles? Try some of these. Remember, choose, create, and GO!
New Years:
New Year and success titles and sayings here
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Lane/2470/success.htm
our featured title: Resolutions


Baby:
lots of titles and sayings for baby themes here
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Lane/2470/babies.htm
our featured title: (because it goes with anyone!) Cute as A Button

Just need a 4x6?
If you just need a 4x6 title card idea, use this format for the 4x6 slip in sleeve .


TIPS: Use what you have. Try not to use what you see here unless you are stuck for ideas and supplies. Don't get bogged down in details. Do a great job but don't procrastinate over tiny decisions. We want to get this UNIT DONE!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

doing the happy dance!





I don't often buy tools (usually just paper and accents for the pages I am doing) but with the new releases of Coluzzle, I decided to get a few that meet my $1 per use rule. These terrific babies came in the mail today off an ebay with Utesgirl. The above pics ae pretty much in scale except for the file folders are huge--twice the size of the others for the largest ones which is COOL. I can't wait to open and use them on new pages! I can see these being very versatile and I couldn't wait to share my excitement! :) :) :)

UNIT BY UNIT: theme order preview

This should help in planning and pulling accents for your INTRO sets as
well as placing photos in order for the purposes of our challenge.
Remember this roughly seasonal order is just the order I am presenting
these materials to you. You can certainly rearrange your Intro pages
(especially the ones with themes like smiles, dress up, travel and
friends) in any order you like later on if you have a binder style
album that opens and closes easily.

If you are working on an album like a 2-up, 3-up or album, you probably
can't take pages out and rearrange them much, So plan ahead what order
you want all your photos. These kinds of albums may not allow normal
scrapbook INTRO pages at all. (Unless they are post bound and you make
skinny pages with no protectors. ) For these 2-up and 3-up albums, it is
easier to just leave one photo square or the title at the beginning of
the unit section and one photo space or the journaling box shortly after
it.

Here is the order I will be sharing links and titles and art:

January -New Year or baby

February-winter snowmen or sweethearts

March -smiles or st patrick's/celtic

April rain and the great outdoors

May-flowers and motherhood

June- summer sun or water fun

July- Independence Day/July 4th and travel

August -grilling/family times/picnic and music

Sept -back to school and handyman

October -fall or Halloween dress up

November -Thanksgiving or friends

December -Christmas or any holidays

Lets pull those accents and premade titles and items all together and
get ready for this challenge!
Rockester<>

Thursday, July 27, 2006

WIN THIS!


UNIT BY UNIT CONTEST
You could win this! Simply enter a comment here on the blog during the July 28-august 1st time frame. Let us know how this challenge is motivating you!

See what you could win just by commenting here!
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All your moments and memories are precious...so we are giving away a PRECIOUS MOMENTS 4 up style binder album NEW and never used from HALLMARK. It is a cream colored binder style with 3 rings inside. It comes with four pages that each hold 8 of the 4x6 size photos. You then add more refills from HALLMARK or simply add 8.5x11 photo refills for 4x6 pics or even normal 8.5x11 page protectors and cardstock pages will be great for this challenge.

The album looks like the above pic and the title on the front says PRECIOUS MOMENTS TO REMEMBER with a little boy and a little girl on it. Very versatile!

Lets get going! Enter today!

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