Archive for May, 2008

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Father’s Day Gift Idea

May 28, 2008

Father’s day is only a couple of weeks away, but there is still time to create a personalized photo book for dad, grandpa or a favorite uncle. Here are a few themes to spark your creativity:

  • Children/grandchildren
  • Hobbies
  • Vacations
  • Family History

My father-in-law tells me that the 5×3.25 mini brag books from Viovio fit perfectly in a man’s shirt pocket which is “very handy for showing off grandchildren because men don’t carry purses.” These little books come in multi-packs and there are also square mini books available too!

If you are looking for something a little larger, Viovio offers over a dozen different book sizes, all at a very affordable price!

Here are a couple of pictures of the mini brag book I made for last Father’s day:

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Scrap Outside the Box!

May 26, 2008

Scrap Outside the Box! offers a small store, gallery, blog, a moderately active forum and a handful of freebies. However what really sets this site apart is the tutorials offered. There are over 30 digital scrapbooking tutorials for a variety of programs including Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and FotoFusion.

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A Work in Progress

May 23, 2008

A Work in Progress is the blog of designer Vicki Parker of Bristol England. She started designing a the beginning of the year and is giving away a lot of freebies in order to gain experience. Some very nice kits are available including a lovely Red, White & Blue kit that is perfect for a Memorial Day layout.

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The Pioneer Woman

May 21, 2008

I have been reading the Pioneer Woman’s blog for sometime now and have watched it grow and expand. Ree is an entertaining story teller, and besides the tales of ranch life and great recipes she now has a photography section.

In the photography section she shares tutorials and tips for both photography and for Photoshop. In addition to the free tutorials, she also has a few Photoshop actions that she is giving away. And if that isn’t enough to entice you to check out her blog she also occasionally gives away some really great stuff – like a $500 shopping spree at Kelby Training.

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DigiScrap Chat

May 19, 2008

This is what Char has to say about the purpose for DigiScrapChat: “I started this blog to share my love all things digi-scrap. I hope to encourage “newbies” who are interested in learning what digital scrapbooking is all about, and I also hope to find community with those who already are enjoying this hobby and passion!”

Main categories of posts include, Fun Sunday Finds, Mon Challenge, Tues Tips/Templates, Wed WOW, Thrifty Thursday, Photo Friday andDesigner Showcase. There is also an extensive list of digital scrapbooking blogs, as well as links to other digiscrap related resources.

The site is well organized and contains a wealth of information that is useful to both “newbies” and more experienced scrappers.

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Seaside Scraps is closing!

May 16, 2008

On May 22nd Seaside Scraps is going to be closing it’s doors. Downloads will be available until the 31st of May, however CD and DVD burns are no longer available. So if you take advantage of their 50% off sale (that includes everything in their store!) right now you need to remember to download and make a back-up copy ASAP!

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Scrappin & Stampin with Savitri

May 15, 2008

Scrappin & Stampin with Savitri is an interesting blog whose creator, Savitri Wilder, has been using Photoshop since 1994! There are over 30 free video tutorials for Photoshop available here with topics such as: