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

Mother’s Day Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Welcome to the Mother’s Day Blog Hop for 2012.  You should have arrived here from Jennifer D’s ScrapDrawer.  If not, please jump to Amanda’s blog to get started.

Mother’s Day is always a tough thing for me to figure out what to do about.  It’s not a birthday or Christmas, which are the main gift giving holidays in our family, but it’s still a time I want to do something for.  I do love and appreciate my mother, after all.  So, I figured the best thing I could do was a scrapbook page for the book I’ve made her.  It’s just something that I add to on occasion, no specific theme, so it wouldn’t matter if it didn’t “fit” the rest of the book, and I didn’t have to do a huge project to show my mom I love her.

So, without further explanation, here’s my page:

That’s my mom!  And, yes… she’s holding me.  I’m about 3 months old, I think.  Anyway… it was a sweet photo, so I tried to keep the rest of it simple.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!  I love you!

If you’re following along the hop, be sure to leave a comment on every blog.  Amanda is pulling a random winner from her blog, and from one of the other blogs.  And, of course, I have a giveaway, too.  Leave a comment here for a chance to win.  Become a follower (there’s an email follow button down on the side bar, if you scroll a bit) or tell me that you already are for a 2nd chance.  Link to my blog from yours, or your FB page, or pin something from here to Pinterest, for a 3rd chance.  Do that before 11.59 pm Saturday 12 May, for your chance.  I’ll announce the winner on Sunday, 13 May (Mother’s Day).

On to your next stop: Andrea Joy’s Blog.

Simple Scrapbooks Giveaway

Hey everyone!  Welcome back to my blog!  The editors over at Creating Keepsakes have given me another magazine for one of my lucky readers!

Simple Scrapbooks

Here’s the sneak peak.

One of the things that occasionally irks me is that it feels to me like there aren’t enough “simple” (read: realistic) pages in the magazines.  After all, most of us don’t have hours and hours to spend on a single LO, and we don’t have the money to spend on it, either!  But this issue has tons of simple, but still visually striking, LOs.  Here’s the one I did using their suggestions:

D'LeeBug ScrappingThis uses just 4 piece of paper:

2 PP background
1 PP split in two for the shaped paper at the bottom
1 CS background for the photos

It only has a couple of embellies, too.  Very simple.  Nothing difficult, but it still looks great!  And it showcases 12 photos!  Love it when I get a load of photos on one LO!

Anyway… here’s the deal.  If you leave a comment here, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a copy of this awesome magazine.  If you become a follower (or already are) you get a second chance (don’t forget to let me know!)  And finally, if you link your blog, FB or Pinterest to my blog, you get a 3rd chance (don’t forget to let me know!)  Better act quick, though, because I’ll close the comments at 11.59 pm Mountain Daylight Time on Friday 27 April.  I’ll post the winner on Saturday, so don’t forget to check back!

Want more chances?  Hit the rest of the blogs on the Blog Blitz:

Piradee Talvanna http://piradee.blogspot.com/
Adele Beck (You’re Here) https://dleebug.wordpress.com/
Laina Lamb http://lifeonthelamb.blogspot.com/
Stacy Cohen http://stacycohen.blogspot.com/
Patty Cieri http://thegreenhouseonthehill.blogspot.com/
Mou Saha http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/
Autumn Baldwin http://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/
Susan Mintmire (Paper Crafters Corner) http://papercrafterscorner.com/
Kim Jackson http://www.jacksoki.com/
Megan Hoeppner http://meganhoeppner.blogspot.com/
Erika Hayes http://www.thinkingthroughdesign.typepad.com/
The Scrap Review (Ashley Harris) http://www.thescrapreview.com
Laura Vegas http://lauravegas.typepad.com/
Joey Manwarren http://everydayimagination.blogspot.com/
Kim Watson http://kj-starre.blogspot.com/
Can’t stand the wait?  You can always buy your copy here.