Thursday, July 30, 2009

Adornit Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and the Adornit Blog Hop! I have never done one of these before so I am so looking forward to seeing some great new ideas and projects. Below is a slide show of my summer project, My Teresa Collins Road Trip Journal. My husband and I after 12 years together finally embarked on our first road trip together. 10 days in a car we figured it would make us or break us, and what we found out is we just have to much fun together! I used the pre designed chip board covers and my Bind-It-All to put it all together. In between the pages I cut down 9 x 4 manilla envelopes to fit the album size leaving one side and the bottoms as is and the bind it all helps to keep the other side closed. This was used as a place to keep information, small souveniers, brochures, tickets and postcards. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it! Now go to the beginning of the blog hop to see tons more great ideas and projects at

Thanks again for stopping by and taking a look and have fun with the blog hop. Your next stop will be Georgana Hall

Summer Fun

My husband and I had a spontaneous overnight down at Huntington Beach and we didn't have any pictures, so I used the cute little envelope that they put our room keys in and a couple of postcards that I bought at the gift store. The picture was taken only a week later, but added to the flavor of the complete lo. Love this Tahitian Line of paper from Joann's!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Creating from the Heart Blogaversary!

The Blog Creating from the Heart is having a Blogaversary Giveaway!!!!! Paper packs, punches and drum roll..........a SLICE!!!! Click here to get all the details!

Midnight Madness Give Away

Who wouldn't want the big shot with the carry all bag and some new dies? I do, and you have the chance of winning too! Here is the picture of what you can win so click here and check it out!
(picture taken from priscilla styles blog)

Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine Announcement

Just posted on Facebook Updates from Scrapbooks Etc. "We've got big things planned for our October issue. Head over to our blog for a sneak peek of our new look!" So head on over to their blog at and take a look at what they have in store for the next upcoming issue. Can you believe it's going to be the October one? I know I can't wait for the hot weather to end and the days of fall are here. If there is such a thing here in Cali! Love to hear your feedback on what you think of their changes. For me I am really looking forward to them. I am a new subscriber and have always gotten Memory Makers, but I am finding that this magazine has a lot to offer and am using it more frequently for scrapping ideas. So if you don't already have a subscription, I would really recommend one. Till later!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Scrap N Art Magazine Review

Scrap N Art Magazine started over a year ago as a free digital magazine publication. I'm not even sure how I got turned on to it, probably from looking a numerous blogs, but for free how can you resist? Now the magazine has re-vamped it's format and with it comes for a subscription value price of $9.99 for 6 issues each year. Of course I am so used to getting this I had to sign up for at least one year to see what the new and improved magazine can offer me.

Let's start with the new and improved website. It has a special subscriber area which you log in to access with the following categories:

Magazine Dowloads - This gives you unlimited access to the current and past issues of the magazine (which the past free issues are now only accessible with membership). This is convenient since the download files are very large and if saves space on your hard drive while allowing you the opportunity to go back and look at past issues when you want.

Tutorial and Sketches - They have a Mocha Monday where there is a new tutorial posted in Adobe PDF format and chatting with the host in the forum area. So far there is only 3-4 tutorials and I haven't been able to locate any sketches.

Digi freebies - This one is pretty self explanitory, but that is one nice thing that they do offer in the magazine is the opportunity for several free digital downloads. Currently there are 2 kits being offered in this section. Hopefully they will update in between the magazine issues.

Contests and Giveaways - This is just a short list of contests and giveaways that are listed in the actual magazine. Here is a good example of what you are required to do in order to participate in the give aways..."Visit to learn more about the easy-to-use Digital Scrapbook Artist software. Then, click the link below to fill out our contest form. Tell us how many additional Digikits are available for add-ons to the Digital Scrapbook Artist and be entered to win a copy of this fun and fast scrapbooking software, plus a Serif digital tablet for your computer!" I'm not sure about you, but when I sign up for a give away, I don't want to have to go to all that work.

Than there are 4 additional buttons; Blog Watch, The Penny Pincher, Resource Links, and Product Watch. These four buttons currently are not accessible so they must not have anything listed in them as of yet.

I also wrote to customer service today because I saw a posting on Facebook that they were doing updates during CHA this week and so I went over to their blog to have a look and try to post a comment to be entered into a drawing for some product. Well the blog isn't linked with your log in for subscribers and neither is the forum. So in order to take advantage of all the different things they offer directly off their site, you have to have a log in and password for these 3 areas. This became a little fustrating for me since I spent a better part of 20 minutes this morning figuring this out in a 3 step log in and password process. Of course if you only want to view the blog, there is no log in necessary.

All in all the magazine it's self has a lot of ideas, product reviews, tutorials, and coupons for scrappers who like to do traditional scrapping, digital scrapping, card making and altered art. It's eco friendly with it's digital formating and you would only have to print the pages that you may want to keep in your own idea books. Even has sections like Six items or less, Recycle and Reuse and Renew, Altered Art 101, Featured Artist, Frugal Scrapping, and much much more!

I think for the subscription price of $9.99 for 6 issues, it's a steal! It comes with a variety of topics that should get almost any scrapbookers tastes. I'm not to keen on their website and hope to see that they grow and expand it and hopefully make it a little more user friendly. I hope this review was helpful to you!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Big Sale at Hallmark Scrapbooks

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Win a CRUISE! 7 NEW Cartridges now in stock!

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Cartridge sale continues!
Don't forget our cartridge sale. Supplies are limited and we are selling out fast! Prices start at $29.99! Incredible!

Many of you have asked how long the sale will last- As we run out of each of the cartridges the prices will return to our regular low prices. Don't wait or the cartridges you want may be gone.

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