Digital Project Life Value Kits … What’s your Fave?

If you have been following the Digital Project Life releases in June & July, you know it has been one amazing Value Kit after another. Today’s release is no exception! The fabulous Hi, Sunshine is so perfect for this time of year. Filled with bright colors & sunshiney goodness. And the price is seriously a value … on sale all week long! Check out all the Value Kits here.

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life Hi, Sunshine Value Kit by Jenn McCabe

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life | Hi, Sunshine Value Kit

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life | Template S

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life | Stampin’ Up Everyday Adventure Edition (white “makes me smile” stamp)

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life | Midnight Paper Pack 2

These next two pages are both created with the latest Core Edition to hit the digital shelf, Kiwi (previously released 7/14), and it is awesome with pops of turquoise, pink and blacks. Love this kit and I know I will keep coming back to it because it so versatile! Also … I think I having a little love affair with template S lately. Just Sayin’.

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life Kiwi Value Pack by Jenn McCabe

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life | Kiwi Edition

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life | Template S

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life | Midnight Paper Pack 2

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life Kiwi Value Kit by Jenn McCabe

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life | Kiwi Edition

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life | Template S

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life | Midnight Paper Pack 2

Just a note : all the little embellishments were created by taking bits & pieces from the kit Journal Cards. I just “digitally” cut little circles or rectangles around the pieces that I wanted to use on my page. A few of the stamped words were simply extracted with the magic wand tool … like the LOVE stamp in white above. The only exception is the little white “makes me smile” stamp in the first sample page, which comes from the Stampin Up’ Everyday Adventures kit (as noted in the Supply Credits). Thanks for looking! xoxo

Memory Keeping … new Digital Project Life and Dollar Days at Pixel & Co.

It’s July! Yay for summer! The kids finally got out of school last week and this is our first full week of summer vacation. We are taking it easy, and enjoying just chilling … with no schedule, no early morning wake-ups, and lots of down time. Life is good.

After a very hectic last few weeks, I am enjoying creating scrapbook pages again. I had not been on my computer much the last week or two and it feels great to open up Photoshop again.

If you are a Digital Project Lifer, then you have to check out the newly released Value Kits. Last week was the darling Enjoy Life Value Kit. This week it is the Good Times kit, on sale, of course. (psst: next week there will be a new Value kit too!) It is so versatile … with a black and white color scheme and chalkboard theme. I used it on this page, mixed with bits and pieces I cut out of Amy Tangerine’s Midnight Edition. I love the look of these two kits mixed together.

Digital Project Life Good TImes Value Kit

Family Together

Becky Higgin’s Digital Project Life | Good Times Value Kit

Becky Higgin’s Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition

Becky Higgin’s Digital Project Life | Template S

I also had the chance to work with a new Amy Tangerine release available at ACDigitals.com. Cut & Paste is now available for us digi girls and it is on sale this week. I’m a huge Amy Tangerine fan!

Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste

Currently Obsessed with …

AC Digitals | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Full Collection

I also used a few other pieces for dimension: Just Jaimee “Barely There Watercolor Brushes”, Pink Reptile Designs “About Elements : staple”, “Yo-Yo’s Elements : brads” and Michelle Godin & Pink Reptile Designs “What a Wonderful Day Collab : brad”

Dollar Day Sale at Pixel & Co

Also, you have to stop by Pixel & Co this month! The Dollar Days Sale started today and lasts for the entire month! Seriously, it is like Christmas in July! Every day there will be new kits for $1 from the various Pixel & Co designers. Stop in the forum and check out the challenges too … and be on the look out for the Saturday Dollar Day Edition Challenges starting on the 5th! Super fun!

Here’s a page with 2 brand new Dollar Day Deals:

Pixel & Co Dollar Days Sale by Jenn McCabe

100% Beach Beauty

I used these from the Dollar Days sale on this layout:

Gennifer Bursett | Painted Pie Charts

Mari Koegelenberg | Oh Happy Day Wood Veneer

and these from the store

Gennifer Bursett | Indian Summer

Gennifer Bursett | Blueprint No. 14

Gennifer Bursett | Miss Molly Paper Pack (birch paper)

Gennifer Bursett |Toolbox Shadows V. 1

Mommyish | Shadow Styles

That’s it for now. Thanks so much for looking!

 

 

Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life and more Stampin’ Up

Hello, what did you think about the Stampin’ Up kit released a few weeks ago? Pretty awesome right?

Well this week there are more kits that were released in digital format: Happiness Is, Playground and Little Moments and a Stamp/Brush set : Remember This

All of the new releases are on sale for the week at DigitalProjectLife.com. Go take a peek … along with the Creative Team’s lovely pages. There’s tons of inspiration waiting for you!

Week 12 Pages 1 & 2 with Playground

Digital Project Life by Jenn McCabe Stampin' Up Playground

 

Digital Project Life by Jenn McCabe Stampin' Up Playground

 

Digital Project Life | Stampin’ Up Playground Edition

Digital Project Life | Stampin’ Up Remember This Stamp Brush Set

Digital Project Life | Template U

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition Paper Pack 2

Week 13 pages 1 & 2 with Happiness Is

Digital Project Life by Jenn McCabe Stampin' Up Happiness Is

 

Digital Project Life by Jenn McCabe Stampin' Up Happiness Is

 

Digital Project Life | Stampin’ Up Happiness Is Edition

Digital Project Life | Stampin’ Up Remember This Stamp Brush Set

Digital Project Life | Template U

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition Paper Pack 2

Love the colors in these kits … hope you get a chance to check them out. Thanks for looking.

 

Glitz and Lynn-Marie Designs

Looking ahead, this summer is shaping up to be a very busy one for me, at least as far as Memory Keeping goes! I’ve joined two new teams and will be sharing my pages here on my blog.

First, I’ve joined the Glitz Designs Digital Team. Glitz is both a paper and digital scrapbooking company, so whatever your scrapbooking pleasure, they will fit your needs! Glitz has so much going on these days … a new website, a new store in which they carry their digital products: SnapClickSupply.com and a new and exciting program to earn cold hard cash! More on that in a minute! 😉

Brightside is the latest digital release from Glitz Designs. It is fresh and happy. Brightside instantly reminds me of all the reasons that summer is my favorite season: travel, ice cream, enjoying the little things and celebrating lots of time spent with family. Brightside is the perfect kit to document my photo of my daughter, by the pool, as we look forward to a season of outdoor family fun together! Come see the kit and the creative team’s gorgeous inspiration here! Pssst! If you leave a comment on the blog (over at Glitz) you just might win the entire Brightside collection!

Jenn McCabe Glitz Designs BrightsideCelebrate Summer

Glitz Design “Brightside” Full Collection
Other: Just Jaimee “Barely There Watercolor Brushes”, fonts P22 Cezanne Regular & Century Gothic

And now … more about the opportunity to earn cold hard cash, just for doing what you love to do: scrap!

Glitz Design Kits and Cash Promotion
“Hello Glitz Friends! Glitz Design is doing something that’s never been done in the Scrapbooking Industry before! We are paying YOU cold hard CASH, Visa Card in your hand for your referrals to our NEW Glitz Exclusive Kit Club Membership! This also applies to any retail store referrals! Earn money while you scrapbook! Details on the Glitz Website under Create an Account at WWW.GLITZDESIGN.NET Help us spread the word!!! LET’S PLAY AND GET PAID!!! XO #glitzdesign #scrapbooking #papercrafts #getpaid #nobrainer”

Here is a direct link to more info on the membership club:
http://members.glitzdesign.net/index.php?route=common/subscriptions
If you decide to sign up, please enter my email prettyinposies @ gmail (dot) com ! Thank you!

I’ve also joined Lynne-Marie Design’s Creative Team as a guest for June and July! Lynne-Marie has a beautiful style that blends traditional with artsy with an emphasis on nature, brushes, paint and doodles. Her designs are truly timeless, with a nod towards vintage, and can fit any style of scrapbooking.
For my first page creating with Lynne-Marie’s designs, I was able to work with this beautiful kit, Hennai, which is 50% off at The Lily Pad today only! Check out Lynne-Marie’s gallery to see all the amazing inspiration available from the creative team!
Jenn McCabe Hennai Lynne-Marie Designs
Beautiful … life with you
That’s it for now, enjoy your week!

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Creative Team Layout Tracker and Challenge Layout Tracker Freebies

Hello there! I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like being the Memory Keeper for my family can be quiet overwhelming. If you scrapbook digitally or traditionally with paper, there is a chance that you are either are on a Creative Team for a designer (or store) or that you regularly participate in challenges.

I do both … and I admit, keeping up with it all can be a challenge.

With my Creative Teams, I have to know which products are releasing when, the name of the page I created with the designer’s kit so I can easily find it when the kit goes live, and make sure I am uploading to all my galleries and social media in a timely matter. If you are on one team it can be daunting, if you are many … it can become quiet the task to manage it all!

I use this Creative Team Layout Tracker to keep my CT layouts organized.  I print a few out each month, punch holes into the side, and place into my binder.  I wanted to pass it along to you, in case you felt it could come in handy. It really has become a life saver for me! Click on the image to download.

CT Layout TrackerAnd because I like to participate in store challenges, I also created one to keep track of those layouts as well. Even though it is not a commitment to upload these layouts anywhere except for the store that is hosting the challenge, I do often like to include these layouts in my various galleries. This sheet helps me keep track of what challenges I need to complete, the deadline and the galleries that I want to upload them to. Feel free to download my Challenge Layout Tracker by clicking on the image!

Challenge Layout TrackerIf you have a great hint or helpful tip to share about how you organize your Memory Keeping layouts, I’d love to hear about it!

Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life | Happy Edition

Oh my goodness … is time flying by or what? It is mid may and summer will be here before we know it. Spring has just been a whirl wind of activity.

Today I just want to share some fun pictures of my son’s first away race while being on the Novice Crew Team. They seemed to be a perfect fit for the latest Digital Project Life release Happy by Tiffani Smith. Love the very happy colors and how cute is that Journal Card with the anchor?

Becky HIggins Digital Project Life Happy Edition

The Happy Edition  is on sale for the week at DigitalProjectLife.com. Go take a peek … along with the Creative Team’s awesome pages. There’s tons of inspiration waiting for you! Here is my page with this colorful, fun kit:

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life Happy Edition

Digital Project Life | Happy Edition

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Overlays

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template A

I am still so, so behind on my Project Life pages. 😦 I need a marathon Project Life weekend very soon!
 

Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life and Stampin’ Up

Hello, have you heard the news?

If you follow Project Life news, you must have heard by now that Becky Higgins has partnered with Stampin’ Up! Pretty cool.

The first Stampin’ Up release in Digital Project Life is . The cards have a lot of white space, so this fit right in my current Project Life style. I was able to catch up on Weeks 10 & 11 of 2014. Still behind though!

Everyday Adventure  is on sale for the week at DigitalProjectLife.com. Go take a peek … along with the Creative Team’s awesome pages. There’s tons of inspiration waiting for your eyes!

Week 10 Pages 1 & 2

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life Stampin Up PL_2014week10_page2

 

Digital Project Life | Stampin’ Up Everyday Adventure Edition

Digital Project Life | Stampin’ Up Point & Click Stamp Brush Set

Digital Project Life | Template A

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition Paper Pack 2

Becky Higgins Digital Project Life Stampin Up PL_week11_page2

Digital Project Life | Stampin’ Up Everyday Adventure Edition

Digital Project Life | Stampin’ Up Point & Click Stamp Brush Set

Digital Project Life | Template U

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition Paper Pack 2

Off to get started on Week 12 … I’m hoping to get to April of Project Life soon!

 

Happy iNSD Pixel & Co Style … CT Blog Hop

Hello there! If you are a scrapbooker or memory keeper … this is a huge weekend for you right? Sales, blog hops, freebies, games & contests, prizes and challenges … seriously the list of fun activities to participate in is endless. As a digital scrapbooker … I love that my favorite stores go all out on this weekend. My favorite thing about the weekend (besides the awesome sales, duh) is games and challenges!

I’ve got my eye on this fun game … What Color Are You? Take the quiz, find out your “color” and scrap a layout with that color.

What’s your favorite part of iNSD?

At Pixel & Co. there are tons of challenges, games and speed scraps to help you to get involved in the fun.

Here is the truly amazing Bermuda Triangle Collab created by the Pixel & Co Designers. It is all yours, free … just follow along on their blog hop.

Pixel & Co Bermuda Triangle Blog Hop Freebie

And the Creative Team has put together some drool worthy Journal Cards, clusters and Quick Pages too!

Here is my contribution using the Bermuda Triangle Collab.

Pixel & Co Journal Cards Freebie Jenn McCabeDownload my Journal Cards Here!

Your next stop on the blog is Linda … her blog is HERE.

If you get lost along the way, or came to my blog first and would like to start at the beginning, here is the list of CT blog hop participants in order. Hope you have a fabulous iNSD weekend!

P&Co
Lynnette
Amy
Jenn <<<—You Are HERE
Linda
Laura
Barbara
Anna
Kelly
Mandi
Jen H
Erin
Jennifer E.
Carey
Kat
Rachel
Nettie
Becca
P&Co Forum

A Project Life freebie for you | Collect App – like Journal Card

Hello. I’m back with another Digital Project Life post this week. If you follow Becky Higgins’ blog, you might have seen a little spotlight on me last week … my Project Life tips and a peek into my creative space. If you missed it, you can see it here.

Some of you have asked me about my Collect App “looking” journal cards that I use in my weekly spreads like this one:

digital project life amy tangerine plus one

… where I have the white journal card, the date, a small photo & some journaling. I created these cards myself.

I created them because I love using the Collect App on my iPhone. It has made my process of collecting memories: both the photos and the journaling notes of that moment, super easy. But for some reason, and maybe it’s just me, but when I export the collect file using dropbox, I get this weird shadow around the file and it does not fit into the masks (or pockets) of my Project Life templates very well. They do print out beautifully if using in your real Project Life pages!

So I just created my own. I have it saved as a .PSD file and open it whenever I’m working on a weekly PL spread.

PL_CollectAppTemplate

And I’m happy to share it with all of you. You can download the PSD file here.

This file is free for Personal Use. If you would like to share, all I ask is that you refer friends to my post here on my blog to download. Thanks! 😉

With this PSD file you can clip a photo to the black square mask, alter the date & journaling, as well as change the font to whatever suits your style. It is a 3×4 journal card. If you do end up using it on your pages … I’d love to see a link to your layout! Please feel free to share your page by linking in the comments section!

I have used Belta Bold for my journaling (11 pt) & Linux Libertine for the date (16.24 pt for lettering & 43.3 pt for the numerals). Both fonts can be download for free at Dafont.com. If you do not have these fonts installed on your computer, Photoshop will update the text to an alternate font.

Some readers of Becky’s blog were having trouble finding the Collect App and I’m afraid it looks like this is an Apple App … no android version. So sorry! Here’s the Collect App website, where you can read about all the features they offer & a link to download it. It has been a true lifesaver for me! Here’s a little snap shot of this morning’s photo.

2014-04-14 16.58.23

Since I have always been an iPhone user and have no knowledge whatsoever in the realm of androids, I will refer you to the Daily Digi’s lovely post about Memory Keeping Apps (this specific question for android users is addressed). Be sure to read the comment/reply at the bottom of the post too. 😉 If anyone is an android user and they have found a super great alternative to share, please let us know in the comments section!

Basically Collect App is like a visual calendar. As you can see from my iPhone snap shot of April’s Collect Calendar, I am not perfect … two days have no photos what so ever. No sweat though … ’cause there are some days I have too, too many photos to choose from. It all works out.

 2014-04-14 17.00.58

Project Life and no stress are things that should go hand in hand. Keep it simple!

Pixel & Co. | April Guest CT

This year, I have become sort of a digi scrapping – challenge addict. I try to limit the number of stores where I participate so things don’t become too overwhelming. I love The Lily Pad’s monthly and weekly challenges. And I love Pixel & Co.’s all new monthly challenges.  Pixel & Co. also offers weekly challenges with their 3 way challenges.

I get so many pages done each month by participating in these challenges. And there are benefits too. Yes, I said it … scrapping with benefits. Total win.

It varies by store but generally you get a % off coupon to go shopping and a chance to be  part of their Creative Team for a month as a guest. So fun. For April … I’m a Guest CT at Pixel & Co.

Here are some of the pages I’ve created while guesting at this fantastic store:

Water Lillies

 

EggHunting_JennM

Egg Hunting

 

ReCharge_JennM

Recharge

Creashens | Recharge Kit
Creashens | Recharge Journalers
Creashens | Recharge Puffies
In Good Company Collab | Paint
Kim Broedelt | That’s Life Paint

Honeysuckle_JennM

So Lovely

Celeste Smith | Honeysuckle Full Kit
Celeste Smith | Honeysuckle Journalers

sportygirl_jennm

Sporty Girl

For the April Recipe Challenge

Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage | Captured Elements

Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage | Carefree KitWishing Well Creations by Laura Passage & Mari Koegelenberg| Something Wonderful Audacious Designs | Competitive Spirit ElementsAudacious Designs | Pennant Pieces ElementsKarla Dudley | Notebook FontsKarla Dudley | Calipso Sticker AlphasAnita Designs | Today Templates

3wayApril5_JennM

hey butterflies

Karla Dudley | Sup?

Karla Dudley | Calipso Sticker Alphas

Karla Dudley | A Lifetime Papers (white background)

Karla Dudley | Expert: The Page Template

Karla Dudley | Notebook Fonts

 

April-Template-Challenge_jennM

My Little Man

For the April Template Challenge

WWC by Laura Passage and Mommyish | Jack Kit

Anita Designs | Let\’s Go Biking

P & Co | April 2014 Template Challenge

Karla Dudley | Notebook Font

Mommyish | Shadow Styles Freebie

lovespring_jennm

Love Spring

Karla Dudley | Life Story April ’14 Bundle No.1

Karla Dudley | Notebook Fonts

Karla Dudley | A Lifetime Solids (white bckgrd)

Creashens | Pocketful No.1

Mommyish | Shadow Styles Freebie

BeautifulBlooms_JennM

Beautiful Blooms

Karla Dudley | Life Story April ’14 Bundle No.1

Karla Dudley | Notebook Fonts

Karla Dudley | Expert Page Template

Karla Dudley | A Lifetime Solids (white bckgrd)

Mommyish | Shadow Styles Freebie

Thanks for looking at my pages! I hope you will take a moment to check out the challenges at Pixel & Co. Stop in to visit the gallery for lots of amazing inspiration and maybe do a little shopping in the store!