Aaand…. I’m back

It’s been a crazy tumultuous year… and change.  As you’ve noticed, I have not done ANYTHING with my Blog.  I’m sorry.  I’m back, and I’ve got all sorts of fun to share with you!

Let’s start off with this:

My friend Stacia is starting up a new Scrapbook Challenge Blog!  I’m so pleased for her.  It’s completely new, and is still in a building phase, so you’ll have to be patient for a bit longer, but there is a current challenge up.  And there’s a GIVEAWAY!  Here, check it out!

Come play at Inspired By!

Scrapstuffz “Inspired By” Challenges

Better Digital Photos & Scrapbooking (Giveaway!)

Creating Keepsakes has just released a new magazine, Better Digital Photos & Scrapbooking (The Digital Issue is here.)

This thing is LOADED with tips for every level of photographer.  Point & Shoot?  Kiss Auto good-bye!  Learning Apertures and ISO?  This is going to be your new best friend.  An old hand?  This has some great tricks.  Even if you don’t need the camera help, there are some amazing composition helps!  Seriously, this thing is bursting with great knowledge.

Then, as if that isn’t enough, there are all sorts of Photo Editing and Digital Scrapping bits!  I’m quite an advanced Digi-Scrapper (even if I do say so myself) and I still learned loads.  And if you’re thinking about dipping your toe but are a bit intimidated and don’t know where to start?  START HERE!!!!  Seriously, it’s wonderful.

Want a Sneak Peak?  Click the link to get a peak of all the wonderfulness that is this Special Issue!  And don’t forget to check out the Additional Online Content!

Ok, so as you can tell, I’m kind of a fan of this new magazine!  I’m such a fan that I’m going to give a copy away.  Leave a comment here by 11.59 pm Pacific 8 September, and I’ll post a winner on the 9th.

Here are a few more locations to get registered for a chance to win a copy:

Joey Manwarren http://everydayimagination.blogspot.com/
Laina Lamb http://www.lifeonthelamb.blogspot.com/
Adele Beck (You’re Here!) https://dleebug.wordpress.com/
Erika Hayes http://www.thinkingthroughdesign.typepad.com
Jana Morton http://janamorton.blogspot.com/
Mou Saha http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/
Gretchen McElveen http://www.gretchenmac.blogspot.com
Iris Uy http://www.irisbabaouy.typepad.com/
Ashley Harris (The Scrap Review) http://www.thescrapreview.com
Lain Ehmann http://www.layoutaday.com
Susan Mintmire http://www.designteamcalls.com
Patty Cieri http://thegreenhouseonthehill.blogspot.com/
Ashley Horton http://ashleyspaperdoll.blogspot.com/
Stacy Cohen http://stacycohen.blogspot.com/
Autumn Baldwin http://itsalwaysautumn.com

July/August 2012 CK Magazine Giveaway

Hey everyone.  The new CK magazine is out!

July/August 2012

As always, it’s full of way awesome inspiration for scrapping.  This month there are some great ideas for those who don’t really enjoy journaling (raises hand).    Thank you, CK for giving us some awesome ideas for how to handle that chronic difficulty!

I don’t know about you, but I always have WAY more photos than I can scrap.  But… I want to scrap them all!  That’s why I really like their “Scrap-By-Number” sketches.  Makes it SO easy to just grab photos and get it done!  The LO I did based on this sketch only took me about 20 minutes!  That’s what I call effective.  Thanks, CK!

Sketch-By-Numbers

Here’s my LO from the Sketch-by-Numbers sketch. My darling nephew being adorable!

Don’t forget, there’s a LOAD more downloads available, so go check it out!

Now, as always, I’m offering a FREE copy of the July/August 2012 Magazine!  If you want to be in for the drawing, leave a comment here!  I’ll draw the winner on Sunday 17 June 2012, so make sure you comment by Saturday 11.59 pm!  Of course, if you just CAN’T WAIT that long, you could always treat yourself to a copy here.

But don’t worry… there are a bunch more bloggers out there with a chance to win.  Be sure to stop in on all of them!

Kim Watson
Autumn Baldwin
Scrapbook Society (Krystina Montemurro)
Erika Hayes
A Matter of Memories (Jill Paulson)
Paper Crafts Gals (Holly Anderson)
Piradee Talvanna
Mou Saha
Maggie Holmes
Adele Beck (YOU ARE HERE!)
Hope Smythe
The Scrap Review (Ashley Harris)
Patty Cieri
Laina Lamb
Susan Mintmire (Paper Crafters Corner)