Hey hey! Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!
I know. You’ve got like 50 million emails telling you all about DSD sales today, so I’m trying my hardest not to waffle on this morning… Instead, I’m just going to get straight into it!
I have not one but TWO fabulous holiday-themed collections with KCB - Memorable: Winter and Memorable: Christmas; we are having a 30% Off Storewide Sale as part of our awesome DSD celebrations, you’ve got a chance to WIN a $100 Gift Certificate to SSD, plus there is a pretty awesome Free With Purchase offer on this week… So read on to find out more!
First up are the Holiday instalments for Kristin Cronin-Barrow & my year-long Memorable series! I just love these two collections! There’s something for everyone in these, and will make scrapping your Happy Holidays a breeze.
Best of all, save a further 30% OFF the already heavily reduced price when you buy the BIG Value Bundle!
PLUS just scrap a layout using one of this weekend’s New Releases to be in the running to WIN a $100 Gift Voucher to the store!!
I’ve been having trouble scrapping lately and by lately I mean like the last six months.
It’s called life and it gets in the way of all the fun stuff I want to do – scrapbook, crochet, knit, photography, napping. This adults-have-responsibilities thing is getting OLD and is totes annoying. And when I am in a place where I cannot express my creativity in an “acceptable” fashion (apparently quilting in your cubicle is frowned upon) I turn to music.
I try not to make sweeping generalizations but I dare say there has been at least one moment in all of our lives when the words or the music or the voice – or all of it – stopped us in our tracks because it moved us in a way that only music can. It spoke to you and whatever it said, you remembered it.
I have a TERRIBLE memory, which is maybe one reason why I love scrapbooking so much. It helps me remember and capture a lot of those things that I’m certain I will forget later.
But I don’t forget music.
And so I have found that when I cannot be inspired or touched by anything else, I still have music. The lyrics to songs are so useful and come in handy for inspiration or page titles or journaling prompts. They’re great for cards or doodling or all sorts of art.
If you’re stuck, take a few minutes to listen to some of your favorite songs. Or you can go to Pinterest and look through my Song Lyrics board. Or you can listen to your favorite songs while you’re looking through my Song Lyrics board. You know…..whatever floats your boat.
Until next time!
Hey hey, happy Saturday!!
Home is a special place for most of us… Whether it be the home we live in today, the home where our childhood memories were made, or somewhere that we dream of living someday, I think home is a pretty important thing! I know my family and I definitely found a deeper appreciation of the concept of home a few years ago when our home was destroyed by flooding – we are so grateful that that story had a happy ending. For us though, one of the biggest & best things to come out of the whole experience was that we learned that Home isn’t just a place, or the four walls that surround you – it truly is where your heart is. For me, that’s with my family – what about you?
Home Sweet Home is made with a gorgeous, cozy and soft colour palette that will be perfect for scrapping your happy home, your beautiful family, plus it’s versatile enough for just about any subject in between, too!
The girls on my Creative Team & the Sweet Shoppe Sugarbabes never cease to amaze me with their beautiful pages… Check out this week’s assortment of inspiration using Home Sweet Home!
If you want to see these layouts in more detail, make sure you check out the ZPD Facebook Page over the weekend for more inspiration!
This week the spotlight is on a new Featured Designer at Sweet Shoppe, which means you get this super fun kit by Misty Cato absolutely FREE with your $10 Purchase!
Our 2014 Mystery Bag promotion is on again, which means when you spend just $15 in one transaction, you’ll get Misty’s Featured Designer Kit PLUS a Grab Bag full of (non-themed) treats for your stash by the Sweet Shoppe Designers… It features 24 awesome products that you won’t want to miss – it’s packed full of fun and FREE with your $15 Purchase!
Last of all, just a quick reminder that I have my Spook-A-Licious kit in Bargain Bites for a limited time, and I also have my Stamp-A-Bets Vol 2 in there as well – a great staple to have for your stash!
Hello everyone! Kim here with you on the blog today. You know those photos that you just love? The ones that capture a very special moment or a very special look or a very special emotion? Well… sometimes those are the photos I struggle to scrap. After thinking about this, I believe it’s because the pictures are so special, I feel like the layout has to be “worthy” of the pictures. Do you know what I mean? Anyone else have this struggle sometimes?
I’m intentional about taking birthday pictures of my kids each year, and this year we just had fun with the “photo shoots”. The kids are getting a little older and easier to photograph, and if I approach it in the right way, they don’t complain about having to be photographed. I try to take a few “posed” but mix in a lot of letting them just be themselves. Keep in mind that I am not a professional photographer. Just a photo-lover who is teaching myself the art of photography. My daughter is the one that loves to be photographed right now, and I am so happy with the photos we got this year. So much that I hadn’t scrapped them yet. As I was getting ready to write this post, I told myself I needed to get those photos off the computer and into a layout! And I knew that Zoe’s collab kit with Amber Shaw “Perfectly Beautiful” was going to be perfect for this one! So I did it… I scrapped the special photos and I am glad I did. Here’s the result…
Here are the main products from Zoe that I used.
Good luck to all of you too as you scrap those photos you love!