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Archive | December, 2012

Digital Trends | Snowflakes

With the winter weather upon many of us, digital scrapbooking designers are making sure that we have a lot of new fun products to play with. There are some gorgeous new snowflake-themed products out right now and I can’t wait to show them to you. Let’s go take a look at some of them!

The Digichick

Guest designer, 2am Designs, has just released two beautiful new products at The Digichick. The first kit includes five gorgeous papers with an artsy flair and wintery motif with numerous falling snowflake scenes, plus 2 painted base papers. The second kit includes 34 versatile and fun elements, including numerous lovely snowflakes that will help you add a touch of color to your winter pages.

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Gallery Highlights | 12.20.2012

Welcome to Gallery Highlights for this week! This week’s finds include a bunch of eclectic designs and styles – I love weeks like this when the galleries are just packed full of wonderful layouts! Let’s go take a look at them and I hope you like them all as much as I do. Don’t forget – you can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.

Single Mama Status by Nzingha

The off-center photo drew me into Ann’s layout right away but there are so many details in this layout that I love. She used a neutral chevron-patterned paper as the base for her layout and the subtle pattern is such a nice change from plain cardstock. She used very soft colors in the small pieces of patterned paper she used as accents and I love the way her journaling flows directly under her photos and her title under that. The stitching is the perfect final touch.

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Congratulations to the new Card Annex team!

Thanks to everyone who took part in our design team call for Card Annex! We had so many fabulous applications that it made the choice very difficult to select the team.

But we finally narrowed it down and it’s time to announce the talented new members of our team!

We’re proud to welcome the following members to the Card Annex team for 2013:

  • Britt Bass
  • Annette Allen
  • Sharon Callis
  • Yana Smakula
  • Evgenia Petzer
  • Kathy Martin
  • Deena Ziegler
  • Susie Moore
  • Terri Davenport
  • Carrie Walz
  • Corri Garza

Congratulations again to all our new team members, and welcome to Card Annex! We can’t wait to start sharing their work with you in the near future!

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Layout | ‘Tis The Season

I have started documenting my holiday season via Instagram this year. I was late to the Instagram party, but like many other scrapbookers and paper crafters have found, the medium has quickly grown on me. It’s a fast and easy way to share snapshots of your life with family and friends.

In my layout today, I wanted to capture my early December holiday traditions – shopping, baking and deocorating – and paired my Instagram photos with Polaroid frames. The frame gave me room to add short descriptions to each photo and in doing so, there wasn’t a need for additional journaling on my layout.

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Pinterest Inspiration | Poker Ad

While looking through Pinterest earlier this week, I clicked on the image below because I thought it was a Christmas-related image. To my pleasant surprise, it was an ad for poker night at a cafe. I love its simplicity and decided to use the ad’s layout design for a scrapbooking layout.

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Holiday Paper Crafting | Assembly Line Tags & Place Cards

Right around the end of September, I think to myself, this year will be the year that I start my holiday paper crafting early. But it’s such a busy time. Things come up and the next thing you know, it’s December. With time running out, is it possible to still add a handmade touch to your gifts and cards?

Absolutely! When I need to do some bulk paper crafting quickly, I set up an assembly line and everything comes together in snap. In fact, it usually takes me longer to gather all the supplies than it does to actually create the projects.

Over this past weekend, my goal was to create three different sets of items: gift tags for family and friends, place cards for the holiday table and embellishments for holiday cards.

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