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!

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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

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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:

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… 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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Egg Hunting

 

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Recharge

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

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So Lovely

Celeste Smith | Honeysuckle Full Kit
Celeste Smith | Honeysuckle Journalers

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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!

 

Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life | Azure Edition

Hey there! Monday means I have a new Digital Project Life kit to show you.

This week’s Digital Project Life release is the lovely Azure Edition. It is bold and playful, and I found it to be the perfect pairing for some summer vacation photos.

Remember, as always … it is on sale for the week at DigitalProjectLife.com. Go check it out … along with the Creative Team’s lovely pages. There’s tons of inspiration over there for this kit!

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@ OBX pages 1 & 2

Digital Project Life | Azure Edition

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Overlays

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template U

Digital Project Life | Template S

And the font for the OBX over @ filler card is Old Press … it has a fun stamped look. Font on the Memories JC is Pencil Pete.

I’ll back with another gorgeous Digital Project Life release next Monday!

Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life | Week 6 & 7 with new Amy Tangerine Plus One

You guys! I am seriously so excited to share this amazing kit with you today …

it’s the Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit … but there is nothing mini about it. It rocks big time!

There is lots of white and black … with the trendy handwritten brushed look, bold colors that can be be used for a really bright layout or toned down with just bits of color depending on which journal cards you use, and just the funnest little sayings & artwork.  I think it is safe to say I am GAH, GAH over this kit.

It is on sale at DigitalProjectLife.com. Go check it out … along with all the Creative Team’s lovely pages.

Here is how Week 6 came together:

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Week 6 Page 1

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Midnight Paper Pack 2

Digital Project Life | Template Squared Away 9

other: Amy Tangerine Elements from Ready Set Go

 

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Week 6 Page 2

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Midnight Paper Pack 2

Digital Project Life | Template Squared Away 9

other: Amy Tangerine Elements from Ready Set Go

 Here is how Week 7 came together:

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Week 7 Page 1

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Overlays

Digital Project Life | Midnight Paper Pack 2

Digital Project Life | Template U

other: Mommyish Daily Flair

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Week 7 Page 2

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Midnight Paper Pack 2

Digital Project Life | Template U

other: Mommyish | Daily Flair & Scotty Girl Designs | This Year 2014 Flair

Thanks for looking!

Crushin’ On … Digital Designer | Pink Reptile Designs

Hi there! I wanted to let you know that I’m starting a new series on my blog … Crushin’ On. It will feature my latest crushes & things I love. Anything and everything … from Digital Designers, scrapbookers, Etsy love, crafters, fashion, trends and artists. Each Crushin’ On feature will be categorized under the appropiate menu on my blog header for easy navigation!

Stitch:  is where you will find all things crafty and DIY; whether it be creating pretty things for home decor, crafty tutorials, fashion, sharing recipes and ideas for dinner planning, updates on sales & new products in my felt accessories Etsy shop: Pretty in Posies, or  lifestyle posts.

Snap: is where you will find all things photography, scrapbooking, memory keeping, and Project Life.

Sketch: is where you will find all things illustration and graphic design; I might share something from my sketchbook, a digital freebie, a tutorial, or some of graphic design work.

Today … to kick off my new Crushin’ On series ….

I want to share some fun pages with the amazing products created by Mirjam of Pink Reptile Designs. Mirjam has a fun, bold & eclectic look to her designs … which I absolutely adore. Her kits always have sweet, unique elements, with lots of had drawn pieces and the colors she chooses for her kits are so bright and fun! I’ve been a fan of her work for awhile … and I was thrilled when she invited me to guest on her Creative Team for the month of April.

Here are just a few recent products from Pink Reptile Designs, but go check out all the Pink Reptile Designs at The Lilypad … I’m sure you’ll fall in love, like I did.

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Her latest release is this adorable set of hand drawn watercolor journal cards, Spring Is … that are perfect for those Spring Days ahead (which I am still waiting patiently for … it’s below freezing here at the moment!). These cards are a sweet center piece for  your digital pages and are perfect to add to your hybrid pages too … as PDFs for printing are included!

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Egg Hunt

Spring Is… | Journal Cards

The Kitschy Kit  (part of the Retirement Sale)

Milaya  – stitches (part of the Retirement Sale)

What A Wonderful Day | Collab  with Michelle Godin

Basketful Of Love | Kit  -title (part of Retirement Sale)

You might want to check out PRD’s Retirement Sale  … as a few of those products are on sale at 50% and won’t be around for long!

This next page is almost all Pink Reptile Design. This page features some of my most favorite kits from PRD!

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Simple Life

Pink Reptile Designs & Lynn Marie | BohoBliss Collab

Pink Reptile Designs | Lucky in Love, I Believe in Miracles, Capturing Fall, Simple Things, True to Yourself

Rachel Young | Love You Good, Capturing Fall, Love and Grace

*Watercolor Brush Set 2 by Fudge Graphics

This page is made with the kit, What a Wonderful Day, which is the featured sale item for Something Old, Something New at TLP today. It’s on sale for 50% … & it’s gorgeous!

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This Day

Pink Reptile Designs & Michelle Godin | What a Wonderful Day Collab

Mirjam also features monthly challenges on her blog … often with a free template. Everyone who participates gets a coupon & one lucky winner gets a $10 shopping spree to the Pink Reptile Designs’ store! Awesome. Check out the current challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Memory Keeping … My Digital Scrapbook Gallery

Hello … I hope you are easing into your week, now that Monday is behind us.

Today I realized I have not been very good at sharing my favorite digital layouts here … despite the fact that I’ve been creating so many each month in 2014. Seriously … I think this has been a record so far for the most pages created.

If you like my style you can follow my layouts on my Pinterest board or at my gallery over at My Scrapbook Art.

I won’t bore you with too many, but here a few faves from my gallery over at The Lilypad:

digital scrapbook page by Jenn McCabe

One of the Family

Rack & Ruin by Kaye Winiecki

They Once Were V4 Templates by Amy Martin

 

digital scrapbook page by Jenn McCabe

Hello 2014

Laurie Ann HGD | Fortitude Basics

Shannon Noel | It’s a New Day Mini Kit

Pink Reptile Designs | I Believe in Miracles, Dinner Date Elements

Amy Martin | Blanc Stitches, Jan ’14 Challenge Freebie Template

digital scrapbook layout by Jenn McCabe

The Good Stuff

Valorie Wibbens & Karla Dudley Collab | The Good Stuff

Amy Martin | Templates: They Once Were Vol 4

digital scrapbook page by Jenn McCabe

What’s Cooking

Pink Reptile Designs | Dinner Date Elements, I Believe in Miracles

Laurie Ann HGD | Fortitude Basics

Shannon Noel | It’s a New Day Hybrid Mini Kit

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so the story goes …

One Little Bird | How It Began Elements

Gina Miller | Stamped Lace

Splendid Fiins | Super Messy Masks

One Little Bird | Memory Collector 

Thanks for looking!