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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Layouts and a Giveaway!

First off, I just want to thank everyone for the kind comments from the last post! I have scrapped for 8 years now and definitely don't plan on stopping! I don't feel the way I described in the last post all the time, but it's an emotion that comes up once in a while, and I imagine is just a part of submitting (unless you're always getting picked for the cover, I guess!). As I learn more constructive ways to deal with it, I will discuss them here. One thing that has worked so far--making a special effort to reach out and congratulate other people's success, so that I feel more invested in them and their achievements.

A few new layouts--the one above came together very quickly in an attempt to use lots of my number thickers (I only have one "e" in my whole thicker pack left, but about eighty billion numbers!)

Anyone have more suggestions about using those numbers?

This next one above was inspired by a quote I came across online. The photo was modified using Rollip--find it here: http://www.rollip.com/. It's like Photoshop for people who are too cheap/not tech savvy to buy the real thing--which would be me! Seriously, sometimes I wish I had a little scrapbooking elf to take care of the technical side of things for me!

I apologize for the terrible photo with this last one--I cannot for the life of me take decent photos of 2 pagers. I used layered scalloped circles as flowers in this LO and the one above, both made with my darling "Slicey," as he's known around here. I'm on a make-your-own-flower kick lately.

AND NOW.......


Involves one set of these:

AC Letterbox chipboard

And a 95% complete set of these:

Elle's Studio vintage Christmas flashcards

Just leave a comment introducing yourself to win! I will pick a winner Thursday morning, 9 an EST.


  1. Those layouts are fun! I just found your blog through 2peas! I'm so glad I stopped by!

  2. I don't know of a creative way to use up those number Thickers but you sure found a way with that first LO - very clever!

  3. Hi Keshka!! I'm valerieb over at Studio Calico!! Love your top ten faves layout!! What a creative way to use up extras and I love the design of your layout - gonna have to lift this!! Thanks for the chance to win such fun items!! Keep on scrappin'!!

  4. Hi! I'm new to Studio Calico and saw your post. Just want to say, I read your last post and I also look at my old CM albums and am sooooo glad I made them. Wouldn't change a thing!

  5. Saw that first layout over at SC and left you some praise. It's genius! Love the double page LO too!

  6. Awesome layouts! I'm angel31877 over at SC! I also like your Top 10 one and might have to lift it!

  7. Oh, how nice of you. Well let's see... I'm Houston from SC, I've been scrapping as long as I can remember, truly. I've never been published but, like you, not for lack of submissions. I'm not sure what most mags are looking for but I guess it's not what I'm doing. I think your attitude about congratulating others is a good one to have. Happy Tuesday!

  8. {please don't enter me for the drawing :) }

    just wantedto say that i LOVE seeing people use the numbers...i always try to use some of mine as well, but would love more vowels, lol.

  9. What a nice surprise....I am Jennifer I live in montana (where we are currently FREEZING to death) I have been scrapping for a super-uber long time...and I love finding like-minded crafters...I will be bookmarking you for future reads! Tahnks...oh and stop by my space and say hi too!

  10. These pages are fantastic!! I TOTALLY agree with you on the numbers thing . . . I love Thickers, but I've been saying for a while that they need to come out with packs of only letters. I have a gazillion numbers and don't need anymore. :) Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

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