Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Shelley Sue =)

Hey hon ~ I'm so sorry that I haven't gotten back to you yet on your comments.  Things have just been crazy around our house and I got a little sidetracked.

With the scriptures I do on scrapbook max, I use the Captions button (it looks like a little "a" right beside a big "A") and I type in what word I want in it.

Then I try on a font and scroll through them until I find the one I like and want to use.  SBM comes with a lot of fonts but a lot of the ones I use I've downloaded.  I'll add some links at the bottom of the places I frequent quite often.

I play around with different sizes until I get the effect I like.  It's a lot of work but it's also a lot of fun once you've done it a few times.  After I am done, I print it out big (usually 2 different scriptures per page) about 5inches height wise, and then I print what the font was and the number of how big the font is.  I'm really paranoid about losing them on the computer and not being able to make them again, so this little system works for me.

When I publish them, I go through a way too long process (but that's my ocd hehe), you can just publish them at "highest" and trim them in whatever word document you have.  I publish, plop them in SBM again and resize so that there's no big white spaces in between. hehe

** I also definately enjoy doing special requests and am thinking of making it a bi-monthly thing, I've been getting lots of requests for custom ones, so stay tuned and leave a comment of what you'd like and I'll make it up at some point.

My favourite Font Sites!!!! (I use these fonts A LOT!!!!!!)

Hope all this helps, please let me know if you have any other questions, pop your email into the comment, I won't publish it but I can email you for more support.  (((hugs)))

Friday, December 16, 2011

Crayon Wreath For Aizen's Teacher

I just finished making the crayon wreath for Aizen's teacher for Christmas. I got the idea from this youtube video and thought I'd try it out. It's SOOOOO cute. He is in a community classroom which is specifically for autistic children, so I found this really sweet autism awareness apple and knew I had to use it.

Gotta give some credits...
little bear digi stamp is by bugaboo stamps
teacher sentiment is by tlc creations

It was a lot of fun to make. I had to redo it b/c Aizen got into it and tore all the crayons off. I was not pleased but I can giggle about it now. Now I just need to put it in a HIGH-ER place where he can't see it.

This sentiment is so true about Ms. Hay.  She has so much enthusiasm working with these boys.  She is always cheerful and is well trained to do very creative things with them to get them learning.

Made a cute chalkboard and Melody thought it needed a piece of chalk!! lol, thus the little white piece of chalk at the bottom hehe

Love bugaboo stamps and this is such a cute little bear that is perfect for this wreath.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Books For Sale

I have some educational books for sale.  I'd love to get these out of my house.  They are all in excellent condition and geared around the Kindy-1 level.  Check it out over on my other blog.  Hope everyone is have a great 1st day of December!!!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

ShellySue ~ Answer to your comment question. =)

Heyas!!! When you download the file it will be in a compressed file.  The front off the file should look like it has a zipper on it. 

Right click on it and select the option "Extract All". 

Go through the prompts and save it to where you would like on your computer, I always plop mine onto my desktop so I remember to deal with them.

 It will then show you have two files, the one that looks like it's zipped (and can go into the recyling bin if you like) and a regular looking file.  Click on it and your digi stamps should be there. 

Let me know if you have any other questions hon.  (((hugs)))

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Christmas Cards Are Done!!!!!!!

They're finished!!!!   I had so much fun making my Christmas cards this year.  I decided to go with a twisted easel card.  I wanted to go with non-christmasy colours that go together.  So here are the ones I picked.  I think they turned out really cute.

The little heart christmas tree is from Meljen's Designs.

My pink cards.  I matched the inside heart with the heart on the tree.

Close up of the front of the card.  I did a light blue accent on the snow area.

The inside sentiment.  Our precious little Ruby is always added to our cards, it's a little way to remember my little girl and keep her memory alive.

Purple set:

Blue set:

Red set:

Yellow set (I've nicknamed this set my bumblebee set hehe):

Green set:

I also do custom Christmas cards if anyone needs anything.  Just leave me a comment and I'll work with you to get the perfect card for you.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lauri ~ How To Size And Print Digi Stamps

Here is a LINK to a post I did earlier on how to resize and print the digi stamps.  If you look just above this post, you'll see a link as well in case you need help again.

Can't wait to see what you do!!!! If you have any other questions, just let me know. =)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Aizen's Halloween Class Bags Done ~ Off To Indulge In Some Reading

Yeah!!!! Both kids classroom halloween loot stuff is all finished and ready to head to school.  I did Aizen's all digitally and then printed it.  Another adorable digi stamp by Bugaboo Stamps.  The little spider is just too cute!!!!!

AiAi has 4 classmates and I changed the name on each of them.  They are getting 6 little tubs of playdoh, a kazoo, a little rubber stamp and a booklet of halloween stickers.  I think they are just adorable and turned out so cute.

Here is the front of the little bag cover:

All of the digi papers were all from Scrapbook Max.  It's the program I use for my digi scrapbooking and the digi stamps I create.  So, here's the back:

And now I'm off to go and read a few more chapters of A Dance With Dragons!!!! Whooo Hooo!!!!!!

Melody's Class Halloween Gifts

I got Melody's cards done for Halloween.  We don't give out candy to classmates but make a little loot bag with things like playdoh, halloween related toys, glow in the dark vampire teeth, glow sticks etc.  Well, Melody is 10 and didn't want to do that this year, she wanted to do something more grown-up.  She's such a tween!!!!  So, we decided on gift cards to our local donut shop Tim Horton's!!!  I used a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps for the front.  I think the witch's legs are just hilarious!!!! 

Here is the front and the back:

Here is the inside with the card peeking out:

I'll be working on Aizen's in the next few days.  Maybe even tonight if I can tear myself away from the book I'm reading ~ A Dance With Dragons by R.R. Martin.  =)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Addiction!!!! GIMP!!!!!

I have a new addiction!!!!!  I've seen a few people use the GIMP program to colour their stamps digitally and thought I'd try it out.  It's a free program and so far I LOVE IT!!!! I haven't done much except colour in some digi stamps.

The first hour was really confusing but I figured out how to get what I wanted achieved with just experimenting.

I opened up the program and then found the digi stamp where it was stored on my computer.  I couldn't figure out how to import it so I just dragged the image into the work area.

I then went to the Bucket Fill Tool and played around til I got the colours I wanted and these are just some examples of what I did.  I put my watermark on it so it can't be stolen.  These each took me about 2-3 minutes to colour.

HUGE NOTE!!!!  When you are doing a "save as", make sure you save to your desktop OR you will replace your original digi stamp.  I only did this with one and have been really careful with the remaining images I've coloured.

I love this little girlie from Bugaboo Stamps.  She is just too darn cute!!! Thanks Jodi!!!!

Here is a link for GIMP program.  It will send you to another page for the download but it's the real thing and you'll be amazed at the things you can do with this program.  So, check it out!!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Custom Order ~ Lamentations 3:22-23

Edit In:  I just realized as I was looking at the pictures here that I misspelt the word faithfulness.  I've corrected it on the card and on the digi stamp that will follow once I hit 400 followers.  =D

Here is a custom order that I made recently.  This person wanted to use the scripture Lamentation 3:22-23 and it's such a great one.  When I reach 400 members, I'll give it out as a freebie.  =)

Front of the card.

I made the scripture into a bookmark.  Here it is attached to the card, it just slips into a little holder.

Once the bookmark is out, this is how the inside of the card looks.

Here is the bookmark folded out.  This card was so much fun to make and I really like the look of the flower behind the scripture.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

As Promised ~ Aizen's First Day Of School Photo =D

My little guy started JK today.  He looks like such a big boy with his backpack on and ready to go.  I'm so excited for him and all the things he is going to learn and experience this year.  Good luck Aizen!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!! & A Freebie For You!!!! =D


So far I've done this dishes, kissed a boo boo, opened a present and bought a couple books on kobo with my birthday gift card.  I've got a few presents for YOU!!!!!

Just click on the image to make it bigger and save to your computer.  Please use the usual TOU; you can sell anything you make with them, just don't resell or claim the images as your own.  Enjoy!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rubber Stamp Storage?? ~ Look No Further!!!!

If you're into rubber stamps, you've probably gone through the debate on what is the best way to store them.  We could talk CD cases, EZmount, keeping it on the wood ... but why do that?  My son has figured out the best way to store them.  It's easy, free and portable!!! Yourself!!!!!

This is what Aizen came downstairs sporting yesterday.  He's absolutely hilarious and brings such joy to my life.  I love you sweet AiAi!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shelley ~ Answer To Your Question

Hey Shelley!! You can definately sell anything you make with them.  I just ask that you give credit and don't sell the digital image by itself or in a pack or stuff or claim it as your own.  I'd also love to see what you make with them.  It brings me such joy to see what others make with these digi stamps.  Have a great weekend!! ((hugs))

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cindy ~ regarding wedding card comment

Hey Cindy ~ The scriptures that I have are usually pretty funky.  Karen over at Paper Craft Memories has a really pretty one for 1 Corinthians 13.  Just scroll down the page (almost to the bottom) and you'll find it, she also has a lot of free scripture word art as well.  I hope that helps.

If there is a particular scripture you'd like done, let me know if you'd like it funky or elegant and I can whip it up for you really quick.  (((hugs)))

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Italian Charms For Sale ~ Help Me Get Them Out Of My House!!! =D

Thought I'd update my blog and try to get these italian charms out of my house and possibly onto your wrist or someone you adore.  hehe  A few years ago, I used to make and sell Italian Charms.  It's not a craft I am interested in anymore and I'm selling my stash so I can afford Christmas presents for the kids this year. 

Dee's Bugaboo Boutique

So... here's the deal:

$5.00 for a starter bracelet
$1.00 per charm
Shipping is calculated on my website. =D

These are on a first come, first served basis.  I have only one of each of these charms, except on page 6, where I have a duplicate of a couple charms.  These are really nice charms.  My photography skills on the other hand... well I am not very good at photographing shiny things.

1.  Choose (on page 7) what type of starter bracelet you would like.  Shiny, matte or shiny with a gold coloured trim.  Please measure loosely around your wrist and let me know in inches what that is so I can make sure your bracelet will be big enough to fit you.

2.  Write down the number of the charm you want.  I made it really easy.  Each line is a letter and then the number after it.

3.  Head on over to my website and purchase the charms and starter bracelet (if you need one) you would like.  Then I'll get your bracelet all ready for you to wear when you get it.

4. I'll update these pages when things get sold.  Thanks for taking these charms off my hands!!  These also make really nice present to say you are thinking of someone, Birthday Presents and even Christmas presents!!!!

Updated: August 27 @6:34pm

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

300 Followers Freebie!! Whooo Hooo!!!

Yeah!!!! Doing a happy dance that I have 300 followers now!!!! I'm SO uber excited!!!!  As a thank you, I'd like to give you all the 2nd part to my "Friends Come In All Shapes And Sizes" sentiment pack.  Just click on the image to be taken to my 4shared account.

I can't wait to get to 400 members and share another freebie with all of you!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

More Cards To Showcase From A Couple Followers

These first 3 mini albums are from April, she doesn't have a blog but was kind enough to send them to my email.  I really like the colours she used, they are so delicate and romantic.  I wonder how she will decorate the inside tags!!! =D

April # 1:

 April # 2:

 April # 3:

 These next cards are by Marilou, she also doesn't have a blog.  The bright and vibrant colours used in these cards are so friendly and will certainly bring a smile to the person receiving them.  The designer papers she used are soft and subtle and compliment the vibrant solid cardstock so well.  I also like how she used the same design for some cards but used different colours, it gives it such a different feel to each card.

Marilou # 1 (the whole collection):

 Marilou # 2:

 Marilou # 3:

 Marilou # 4:

 Marilou # 5:

 Marilou # 6 (this one is my favourite!!):

 Marilou # 7:

 Marilou # 8:

I REALLY enjoy seeing what others make with these digi stamps.  Please let me know when you make something so I can showcase them.  Blessings my friends!!!!