Perfect Pairs: Backyard & Indian Summer | Digital Scrapbooking Kit Combinations

Hello Friends!

This month we challenged our team to do a digital scrapbooking layout using two of our favorite kits: In the Backyard & Indian Summer.  Let me show you the coordinating pieces. Just click on each image for more details.




Here’s a layout by Lisa. The purple butterfly sure works well with her daughter’s costume.


Here’s Melissa’s: Love how her little cheeks match the pinkish shades.


Have a great day!


9.1 Video Tutorial: Laying it Out There – 3D Curled Frames

Don’t we all want our digital scrapbooking pages to look as realistic as 3D as possible? I know that really enjoy getting my pages to look as if you could reach out and feel the different layers. Chelle’s Creations video tutorial shows you how to use one of her products, Curled Frames, either by themselves or with a template.

Chelle shared several fabulous templates with you during the video tutorial and here are a few more from her talented creative team for a little more inspiration.

Roxana (roxanamdm) layers the frames across the page in one big cluster. I love that these frames give you the ability to create a stunning layout the fits your pictures perfectly. For this layout Roxana used Lucky Me, Lucky Me {alpha}, Curled Frames, and Mark My Words.

Using Boho Summer, Boho Summer {alpha}, and Curled Frames, Mel (KSCroppyChick) created this stunner. I love all the flowers on the page and just adore the silhouette photo she took.

Here is a page I created by replacing the photo slots with the curled frames on a template. I used Zoo Crew {safari}, Zoo Crew {Animal Prints}, Curled Frames and a template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs.

Do you want to create you own layouts using these realistic looking frames? You can pick them up in her store.

I (Sagediva2) look forward to see the ways you arrange these frames on your layouts.

Teachers Pet Playdate | Digital Scrapbooking Week In Review

Hello Friends!

I have Chelle’s new products to share with you. We’ll start with CU Flower Centers {Berry Pips}. A designer can never have enough flower centers.  And CU Flower Centers {Berry Pips} are FABULOUS!  The “full coverage” of these pips makes them perfect to use on top of existing centers or even where there was no need for a center.  Includes 6 pips in actual color.  Sample flower not included.  It’s the CU product you’ve always wanted…but never knew it ’til now.


Move to the head of the class with Teacher’s Pet. Trendy primary colors and tons of school icons make this collection one you’ll use in your digital scrapbooking layouts again and again: first day of school, homework time, school performances, a photo with the teacher, even graduation!


Free with purchase Teacher’s Pet {flashcard alpha}.


Want to see some fantastic layouts? These were all created by our fabulous creative team.

Did you remember to get all my goodies from this summer. Scrap Orchard is having a summer’s end sale.

Summers End Buy & Save




8.28 Tips: Big Photos

Hi everyone! Can you believe it’s the end of the summer here in the US? I can’t – I’m in denial! This is Jenn (jk703) here, and I am in complete denial that the summer is ending!  LOL! We’ve gotten our teacher assignments, and classroom schedules, and I keep telling myself “It’s Summer!” Uh oh!

Anyway, summer is BIG for me! BIG as is lots of freedom, time, fun, and even more pictures! I bet you have great summer pictues too! I know that once I get a great photo, I like to make it the focus of my scrapbook pages! So…. how to you do that? By making the photo the center of the page! Here are a few tips for you!

1. Let the photo shine….

Really. It’s ok. Trust Me. Many templates out there are one photo, two photo. or multiple small photos. You don’t have to follow the template! I know, it’s hard not to, but you can switch it up! try using a photo as the “background paper” and moving the clusters to one side or corner! Play with your templates! Remember they are not set in stone, you can change them how you choose.

2. Make it Big and Layer It Up!

Many of my pictures are layered and “matted” up. I like the look of a big picture with matted edges. All you have to do is stroke the edge of the photo with a few pixels and you are set! It doesn’t have to take up 10×12 of a 12×23 layout to shine. Just make it the focus!

3. Add a Title!

You have a great picture, now what? Nothing but add a title! Really! If you love the picture that you have, make it work for your page – just add a title and even some journaling, and you are set. Done. East Peasy!

Here are some inspirational pages from Chelle’s CT to show off some BIG picture pages:

Here is Jenny’s page using Hard Hat Required! Look at that BIG photo -perfect with just the clusters in the corners!



Look at this Super Moon pic by Donna! You can’t help but admire it! She used Out of the is World by Chelle!


Last, but not least, Lisa, made this wonderful page about life size games, specifically, Chess!  I think I have to dig out my pictures lie this too and scrap lift her! She used Game On by Chelle! Kelsey

Big pictures are a good thing. Don’t be afraid to use them!

Have a great week, and thanks for visiting!


Teacher’s Pet – Summer Rewind Sale – 3 FREEBIES | Digital Scrapbook Freebies

Hey Scrappers!

Summer is coming to a close.  I’m torn.  I’ll miss all of our fun summer activities, but I am sure looking forward to getting into a more structured routine!  Since summer can be so hectic with vacations & such, this weekend we are having a Summer Rewind Sale.  All of my releases since iNSD have been rolled back to their new release price of 20% off this weekend only.  AND to sweeten the deal, we’ve created a Summer’s End kit, check out the details:

I am in LOVE with the alpha I created for this collab.  Right there in the middle of the right hand side.  SIGH!  I’ve already used it on 4 layouts.  LOL!

Want a peek at some of the summer releases that are on sale?  Check it out:

And now onto the NEW stuff.  Introducing TEACHER’S PET:

Buy the kit, get the flashcard alpha FREE through 9/3/2014

And don’t forget the coupon:

Here are some layout ideas for you.

HERE are 3 FREEBIES for you to enjoy! Gather your homework & snag FREEBIE #1. It’s available for my newsletter subscribers.   (Subscribe to my newsletter & you will be sent the link to this freebie WITHIN ONE HOUR)

Freebie Links expire 9.3.2014.

Grab your backpack as you rush out the door, snag FREEBIE #2 on my blog.

Freebie Links expire 9.3.2014.

As you climb the steps on the School Bus, Reach out and snag FREEBIE #3 on my Facebook Page.

Freebie Links expire 9.3.2014.

Verticle Tiles | Digital Scrapbooking Words on Wednesday

Hello Friends!

What reasons do you have for using vertical titles in your digital scrapbooking layouts? I asked our creative team to help me with a list.

  • to indicate verticality–like a waterfall, or something very tall like a skyscraper
  • sometimes it’s just a lack of space in the horizontal axis
  • that’s the way it’s shown on the template {my favorite response)
  • works with the composition of pics
  • because that’s what space there is available
  • sometimes to simulate movement
  • using a vertical title with blocked layouts
  • When the title won’t fit any other way

What other ideas do you have? Let me show you what our creative team came up with. Kayla created this layout. Her title is on the other side of the page from her journaling.


Jenn S used a verticle title on the side of her journaling.

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Jenny split her titles up. One horizontal and one vertical.


What other ideas do you have for vertical titles?

Classics: Little People

I was one of those children who LOVED to play with paper dolls. (Did I just date myself? ooops!). But, then when sticker books came along and I could stick clothes on the paper people, I was in heaven. But, I could only use each sticker one time. Now, I have Chelle’s Little People and tons of clothes, and I can dress them up in hundreds of ways to accent my digital scrapbooking pages. Chelle has created clothes for school, the pool, the beach, playtime at the park or in the backyard, and of course costumes for dress up or Halloween. Chelle’s Creative Team members have been using the Little People on their layouts, and I want to share them with you.

First, Karen used a Scrapping with Liz template and Chelle’s Toil & Trouble to make her page featuring a photo from a Disney trip during Halloween.  She used Little People, Little People {Costumes} and Little People {Halloween} to decorate her page. I love how she clustered the dolls around the frame of her photo.   SwL_WavyTemplate4_web

Next, Leslie used Midnight Crow Reloaded and the Little People to scrap a favorite photo of her boys taken while on a trip to King’s Dominion in the Fall. I love the way she used the Little People to mimic her own boys in the photo. 14799057197_8a0577d79f_z

Finally, Helen used Chelle’s In the Backyard for her page. She created a paper doll to match her sweet little girl, and she did it with elements from the Little People and Little People {Costumes}. I love how she placed her paper Tinkerbell peeking out from behind the letters in the title of her page.  assignment-littlepeople


I hope you’re inspired to make you own digital paper dolls from Chelle’s creative kits of dolls and their clothes. They are incredibly fun to use and make great accents on your digital scrapbook pages.


Gallery Stand Outs | Digital Scrapbooking Layouts


I found some fun new digital scrapbooking layouts to share with you from the SO Gallery. I think this layout is very clever. It’s by Sweetie Pie. The black letters combined with the black bear made me laugh. A very creative use of color.


She used Zoo Crew {Safari, Jungle & Arctic). Click on the images below for more details.

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This layout is by Mary Whitbey. So lovely and peaceful. The orange and blue really pop when used together. The berry sprigs, string & flower cluster are a wonderful combination


She used Zoo Crew {Arctic}


Mrs. Ashbaugh used the Northern Magic Bundle created by Chelle’s Creations & Ziggle Designs.


Click on the image below for more details.


Have a great day!