Monday, March 31, 2008
Here are my pages for the day. (I JUST started doing digital pages - and these are only my 3rd and 4th pages, so bear with me as I "learn the ropes" of digital scrapbooking). In case you can't figure it out for yourselves, it's a 2-page spread. The top page is the left side, the bottom page is the right side. I just can't figure out how to get blogger to line them up next to each other! You can click on each picture to see a larger image and read the journaling (if you care). And yes, that's my sexy husband (carrying the kid-pack) and adorable son in the pics!! :-)
I created these pages in Adobe Photoshop Elements 6. I can't seem to remember where I got the background paper and some of the embellishemnts. Sorry!! Here's a list of embellishments I DO remember:
- String - Along for the Ride kit at Designer Digitals
- String and safety pin from I Love School kit by Laura Ping at Polka Dot Potato
- Alpha is from Kim H.'s Saturday Afternoon Kit at Scrapbook Elements
Check back each Monday as I share at least 1 new album page. Some of them will be digital, some will be paper-crafted. (I promise to do a better job of keeping track of where I get my page elements). And please share your own pages you completed this past week! Leave a comment with a link to your page. As my reader-ship (is that a word??) grows, I will include blog candy give-aways and come up with a more structured challenge each week.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
When: Week-long event begins Saturday, May 3, 2008 - National Scrapbook Day
Where: wherever you are -hosted through the Jen Tapler Designs Blog
How Much: Minimum $5 donation to the Alzheimer's Association allows you to participate all day with unlimited entries in the challenges and blog candy give-aways .
Sign up Now - click the "donate" link at the top of the right-hand column of this blog.
Anyone can participate in this week-long event. You will need access to the internet and a digital camera to upload your entries to the challenges (you can upload either to your own blog or to your SCS gallery). There will be tons of challenges (including scrapbooking, card-making, 3-D and altered projects) and blog candy give-aways. If you can't participate in the challenges, but would like to donate to this event, there will be a "Grand Finale" give-away at the end of the week in which all donors will be entered to win. The more you donate, the greater your chances of winning. A list of all the challenges will be posted at 10:00 pm Hawaii Time Friday, May 2. You can start submitting your entries on May 3 and have the whole week to work on your projects and submit. So even if you are busy May 3, you will still be able to participate.
Please sign up well in advance - the more participants we have, the better the blog candy will be!!
The Alzheimer's Association is a cause that hits close to home for me as my father was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's. ALL proceeds from participation fees and donations will go directly to the Alzheimer's Association. (Tax Receipts provided on request). Do your small part to help find a cure for this devastating disease.
There is a link at the top of the right-hand column of this blog to sign up and make your donation to participate. More details will be posted as the event nears.
If you would like to donate supplies to be used as Blog Candy for this event, please e-mail me at JenniferTapler@msn.com. (Tax receipts will be provided for supply donations as well - great way to get rid of unused & leftover supplies).
Be sure to check out the information on my Virtual Workshop / Crop to benefit the Alzheimer's Association on National Scrapbook Day, May 5. Anyone Anywhere can participate. There will be LOTS of great blog candy (donated by fellow SU demonstrators and bloggers) give-aways. E-mail me at JenniferTapler@msn.com for more info. Thanks!
Friday, March 28, 2008
I just couldn't resist entering this Cupcake Challenge at Taylored Expressions! (an AWESOME Stampin' Blog - if you haven't visited - you should definitely check it out). I cracked open my Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the first time (my first time to EVER use glitter - now I'm hooked!!!).
Color Combo: Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise (Striped paper from American Crafts)
Stamp Sets: Cupcake is from Hero Arts - I've had it for months and FINALLY got to use it!; Sentiment is SU Cheery Chat.
Other Supplies: 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter; Blender pen with Rose Red and Tempting Turquoise ink (for watercoloring image); Black grosgrain ribbon
Let me know what you think!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Color Combo: Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive (from Summer Picnic DSP), Basic Black
Supplies used: Black grosgrain ribbon; Chipboard letter - Simon Upper; Hodgepodge Hardware; Versamark ink and white embossing powder.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Color Combo / Cardstock used: Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy
Stamp Set: Older and Wiser (Hostess)
Other Supplies: Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver (Occasions Mini), Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Color Combo: Orchid Opulence, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Color Combo: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom (which you can't see very well in the picture)
Stamp Set: Seeing Spots
Accessories: Versamark ink pad and white embossing powder, metal rim tag, Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals
Stamp Sets: Wild About You, Family Phrases
Card layouts loosely inspired by Andrea Walford's Fun & Fast Notes Set here.
If you would like to see me offer a workshop featuring this or similar "tin kits" please let me know!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Color Combo & Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue; Jersey Shore DSP
Stamps: Lots of Thoughts (SAB promo), All About U (retired - can use any sentiment or just leave it off)
Other Supplies: Ribbon, My Way Punch, Tag Maker & metal rim, Versamark ink & White embossing powder
I LOVE the new BoHo Blossoms punch and One of a Kind stamp set!!
Color Combo #1: Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, So Saffron
Color Combo #2: Rose Red, Close to Cocoa, Baroque Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Supplies used: Ink pads and card stock in the colors listed above; One of a Kind stamp set; Chocolate Chip ink pad for sentiment; BoHo Blossoms punch; Photo Corner Punch; Ribbon; Coordinating brads for flower centers.
I purchased the 3x5 notepads at Officemax. They were roughly $7 for 12 notepads - probably cheaper on the mainland.
I will be offering a workshop featuring these projects on April 12 - each attendee will make a notepad holder in the color combo of their choice. Workshop Attendance fee will be $8/person, or attend FREE when you purchase my BoHo product bundle for $44 (includes BoHo Blossoms punch, One of a Kind Stamp Set, and 3 Stampin' Write Markers). E-mail me at JenniferTapler@msn.com if you are interested in attending - I also offer "virtual workshops" for out-of-town attendees - the cost is slightly higher and includes shipping of pre-cut supplies as well as detailed project instructions.
Thanks for looking!
Thanks for checking out my blog! I will use this blog as a space for displaying my creative projects and designs - scrapbooking, stamping, etc. I CASE most of my projects, but always add a little touch of my own creativity. I will try to include a link to the original project I use as inspiration. Please let me know what you think! Thanks for visiting!!