Falling 4 U Playdate | Digital Scrapbooking Week In Review

Hello Friends! Chelle has a great NEW digital scrapbooking collection out this week called Falling 4 U. Eeek! I love this collection. The Foxes, Owls & Squirrels are just so darn cute! Then add in the the fall leaves, acorns, flowers & pumpkins. I’m in fall-colors heaven!


and the FWP Gelli Print Papers


Want to learn how to place text on a busy background? Check out Chelle’s newest You Tube digital scrapbook tutorial available on the Chelle’s Creations Channel.


Here are some Fall-tacular layouts ideas from our creative team.

For our CU Friends, we have CU Silkies V3. Hook up these great flowers with all of Chelle’s CU Flower Centers: Pearl Pips, Berry Pips, & Button Pips. Afterall, a designer can never have too many flowers & centers.


Learn more about Adding Realism with Refracted Light. Chelle’s newest You Tube digital scrapbook tutorial available on the Chelle’s Creations Channel.


Last but not least, you can pick up one more FREEBIE this week. Our CT Jenn J. (jmljensen) made this FREEBIE for you to enjoy. It coordinates with Chelle’s Toil & Trouble kit. I bet you’ll find ways to use it with Falling 4 U.

Jenn J

Sending much love your way.


Word Mark.it | Digital Scrapbooking Resources

Hello Friends!

Do you wish you could see what your journaling looks like in different fonts? You are gonna LOVE Word Mark.it

  1. Go to the Word Mark.it website.
  2. Click on load fonts.
  3. Type a word or two into the black bar
  4. Hit enter & watch the magic happen before your eyes.  You’ll soon have those words appear in all the different fonts your have on your computer.

Let me show you the digital scrapbooking layouts that came from our creative team. Karen tried several different fonts before selecting the word markit she preferred. Karen used Zoo Crew {Arctic}
Kayla used Movie Night & Alpha & Mickey Mouse Club March.
Go try it yourself! You will love this quick & easy answer to picking the perfect journaling font.

Falling 4 U – 3 FREEBIES | Digital Scrapbook Freebies

Hey Scrappers,

Suddenly last week it turned into fall!  The sun still shines, but the heat is turned off…or at least way down.  I LOVE fall.  Probably because I love school and that’s when school starts.  LOL!  But the fall traditions are a big thing for me…and they lead right into the holiday season.  I used to dream about walking hand in hand around the quad on campus with my boyfriend/fiance/husband as the leaves crunched under our feet.  I didn’t meet him until I was in the middle of my PhD, he wasn’t a student, and we’ve never walked on campus together….perhaps we should hit up one of my alma maters in the next month or so.  LOL!

I don’t know what it is, but fall makes me think about LOVE.

Buy the kit, get the Gelli Print Papers FREE through 9.24.14

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Here are some layout ideas for you.

HERE are 3 FREEBIES for you to enjoy! First I have this FREEBIE for my newsletter subscribers.  You can subscribe by clicking here.  The newsletter will come to you, but it will take nearly 1 hour.  :)

Freebie Links expire 9.24.14.

Here on the blog we have FREEBIE #2

Freebie Links expire 9.24.14.

MyFacebook page is where you can pick up FREEBIE #3

Freebie Links expire 9.24.14.

Using Digital Stamps

Digital stamps come in all shapes and varieties and can add an extra dimension to your digital scrapbooking pages. The textures add to the 3D effect and help make the page look like it was created the traditional way. Chelle’s Creations has several stamps in the market. The CT have a couple of pages to show you using some of her Commercial Use products. Don’t be afraid to shop in the CU side of the store; the designs there have special licenses for digital designers to be able to use for commercial products, but they can certainly be used for personal projects just as well.

First, Leslie used Chelle’s About A Boy kit along with Mark My Words and Me and My Shadow Styles on her page of cousins.  She has added Chelle’s CU Bubble Wrap Brushes to look like the bubble wrap was stamped onto the background layers giving added texture to her page. Bubble wrap is a great addition to any page since we ALL love to play with it in real life. 15056044347_1067a97c0d_z

Mel created a really colorful page with a Fiddle Dee Dee Designs template and she used Zoo Crew {jungle}, Zoo Crew {safari}, and Zoo Crew {Animal Prints}. With all those bright colors, she decided to use white “paint” to accent the photo frames using CU Hand Carved Stamps {Arrows}, and she used a font for her title that looks stamped. It’s called Stamp Act Jumbled, and it can be found here. It’s a perfect font choice for her page.My-Zoo-copy

I hope this blog post has your stamp of approval. Sorry. I just couldn’t resist!

Enjoy adding stamps to your next project, and I can’t wait to see what you create in the gallery.


Perfect Pairs! Teacher’s Pet & MIdnight Crow | Digital Scrapbooking Kit Combinations

Hello Friends! Do you love to combine kits to stretch your stash and have even more digital scrapbooking layout ideas? This month we challenged our CT Team to combine Teacher’s Pet {Bundle} & Midnight Crow (reloaded) and the Midnight Crow {reloaded} Word Art.

Here are the goodies they were able to work with.




Now let me show you what Christine made. Isn’t that background paper absolutely perfect?


What would your layout look like if you combined these 2 products?


9.15 Video Tutorial: Painted & Drawn

I think everyone enjoys learning new ways to make layouts stand out. Chelle’s Creations video tutorial shows you a few ways to add an artsy flair to you pages. Her video instructs you on how to get a photo to appear as it has been hand-drawn on the page and then painted in on certain areas. Check out the video below so you can add this technique to your next page.

The page doesn’t need many embellishments to make it complete. You want the main focus to be the artsy picture. Let’s take a look at a couple of other great examples from Chelle’s creative team.

Donna (djp332) uses a photo much like Chelle’s skyline. I love how she has the burst bordering the page. Donna used Summer Lovin’ to create this terrific page.

How cute is this page using In the Forest. I love how Heather (htew) combines the muted woodgrain paper with the adorable outdoors photo to create a perfect artsy feeling page. The little deer element just ties everything together.

Chelle’s video tutorial used the kit Oh Snap! kit. The Oh Snap! word bits have been retired. Visit her store to pick up the kit and see what other goodies you can find.

If you use this technique on a layout be sure to add it to the gallery at Scrap Orchard so we can all admire it. Happy artsy scrapping!

Teacher’s Pet Extras Playdate | Digital Scrapbooking Week In Review

Hello Friends! We have 3 new products that coordinate with Chelle’s Teacher’s Pet collection. If you missed it, the Teacher’s Pet Bundle is now available. It contains these 3 new releases for this week. Teacher’s Pet InstaLife Cards, Teacher’s Pet Journal Cards, & Teacher’s Pet Scalloped Doodle Borders. The TP Scalloped Doodles Borders were the prize from Scrap Twister this last week. Check your Stash.
This week’s CU release is CU Silkies V2. Lots of petals and plenty of personality in CU Silkies V2 by Chelle’s Creations.  A scrapper can never have too many flowers which means a designer can REALLY never have too many flowers!  6 flowers in original color and grayscale.
Here are some layouts from our creative team.

Sticking with the Teacher’s Pet theme, our CT Member, Carol, created this coordinating FREEBIE for you. Enjoy!
That takes care of this week. I’ll be back with more digi-goodies for you soon.