Saturday, January 31, 2009
We want to give you some time to think about the theme, what photos you are going to take on the 12th and how you want to go about it. Hopefully this week I will get a post up for you.
Hope you are joining us in the 12 challenge!
Friday, January 30, 2009
I used to print my colour 4x6 photos glossy and anything larger or black and white in matte. However, I really like the way my Costco girls and guys do their matte photos. I have recently been getting my smaller ones done matte too. Who says you cant teach an old dog new tricks? *giggle*
For myself, it really depends on the situation. Usually I take the photos and then print them as needed so as not to be overwhelmed. BUT there are times where I take the photos and rush to get them printed right away.
The day K-Bear was born is a prime example. I took photos during the day of everyone and everything I could think of. I had them printed and in a little album (not scrapbook just a photo album) for my sister to look at and share during her stay in the hospital by that evening. Now, my trips I usually wait a bit. I download the 1000s I take to my computer and then I will really take the time to look through them and the pages I want to work on so I dont over print. Sometimes I still do, but it is easy to go and reprint something if I need it.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Do we have the February blues yet???? Tired of not spending money$$$??? Tired of not getting any me time???? Well have i got news for you!!! We at Embellished are so excited!!! We are announcing our 26 day alphabet sale!! yes you heard right ...26 days of sale sale sale!!!
here are the deets....
The sale will run from Feb 2nd to March 3rd, everyday will be a new item on sale.
We have set some rules in place for this sale so that it is fair to everyone!!!
1) You must come into the store to find out the sale of the day, although we love to hear you lovely voices on the phone, we will not divulge info over the phone, and bribes will NOT be accepted!!!!lol
2) First come first serve...this sale will only be on what stock is in the store. If an item sells out there will be no more for that day....sorry!!!
WOW!!!!! What do you think?? Excited??? There will be some awesome sales ladies....and we are excited to see all your smiling faces!!!
What a great way to start the month.....And then come join us for our anniversary crop and use all those items that you got for totally wicked deals!!!
We are looking forward to seeing all of you!!!!
The Management and staff @ Embellished!!!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I am a willy nilly (lol sorry, I *heart* that word!) scrapper. I can not scrap in order. I get bored easily, so I jump from one thing to another all the time.
Currently, I am finishing up Ireland, working on my cruise book and doing pages for my niece Keely's book (which I will have ONE YEAR photos soon! I cant believe she was one on Jan 24!!!). Of course there are always DT projects, store layout ideas and class samples throughout the year as well.
What is your favourite embellishment to use of a layout?
Of course, if you know me at all, you know it is BRADS! A page is not complete without being inked around the edges or brads on it. I tell ya, the different sizes, colours. The shine and matte. Oh Brads! (nor is a card class complete without brads lol).
Myself, I am an equal opportunity scrapper :) lol I use whatever I like with my photos. I am however jonesing over the Vita Bella line lately and am using it for my entire Ireland book.
Odd, bc I usually dont use the same papers for 2 layouts - just ask Kari! It has been a challenge to make them look different and have a different feel, but the colours all made the photos pop. Crazy.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Myself, I am the epitome of blockers when it comes to noise for the most part. I like to have a movie on in the background, but before I know it, it is usually over. Then, I restart it. If I am in a groove, the same thing happens *giggle* When we get together at the store and the music is going, I usually am not paying enough attention it it. LOL I get so wrapped up in my scrapbooking that I block out the background noise. I am the same way when reading a book....hmmmm wonder what that tells me. lol
Saturday, January 24, 2009
So, here is what I did with the January kit, whatcha think?I honestly love this photo of my mom in the layout below. She was seriously a little frightened, which was funny, cause I can run faster than what they were traveling.
And I actually had fun making cards this go round! LOL! I'm terribly, horribly card challenged. Really, it's kinda sad. But not only did I make cards, I made FOUR of them! That for me, is a record, I'm sure!I know that they're pretty simple, but things don't always have to be complicated to look good. At least that's what I've been telling myself!K, so I'm off to take pics of my scrap room! I'm a little behind in the designer's challenge, but I'm determined that I'm going to do it this year!
And I can't wait to show you next kit, you know, just in case you thought we forgot to tease you about it! See you soon!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
So here is my next question to you - How do you deal with STRESS?
Right now, I am not dealing with it very well. I am getting it from all ends. Stress at work. Stress at home. Stress of the lack of time in my life. I usually scrapbook to relieve stress in my life. I used to anyway. My BIL has been living with me until they sell their house. Thought it would be quick........yah, not so quick. Almost 6 freakin' months later. I know they are stressed about it too. But he is in my STUDIO! So i cant just go in there and scrapbook whenever I want anymore.......
Now, I need new ideas!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Selected Basic Grey Lines 40% off...
All left over Christmas Stock 25% off...
Are you all busy preparing for our Valentines Day Card Contest!!! Enter now... till Feb 13th. Cost is $1.00 per entry, and all money collected will be turned into a Embellished Gift Certificate for the winners as wellas a gift pack from Embellished & Merle Norman. Make the card as you wish...size, color, embellishments etc. We will determine the category (advanced or basic) . Judging will be the morning of the 14th, Good Luck Everyone....lets have some fun!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I know a lot of people are wondering about Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. I borrowed these links from a friend :) I hope they help you answer your questions.
Isn't the weather crazy here? Two weekends ago, I took pictures of the snow down at the M.D. of Taber park, because I couldn't get over how much snow we had. It was almost even with the park bench seats, and in places where it has drifted, were even deeper! Crazy! And now look at the weather (can you look at weather??) I heard that it should be as high as plus 12C tomorrow.
But I really do like my gloves, and love how the layout turned out. This new paper made me drool, and I love the colours, red! pink! blue! And I even threw a clock on the layout cause I like them too! LOL! I had leftover snowflake bellies from the last kit, and added them too. So much fun.
So I have pictures I'm picking up later today that I'm getting developed. I was in a minor car accident at the beginning of Dec. and while I wasn't hurt, my mini-van was written off. Long story, but it's all good, I got a new (to me) 2002 P.T. Cruiser that I've dubbed Petie (or Princess Petie when the mood strikes me) I want to take Petie out for a cruise this weekend and go on a photo shoot. I want to head towards Calgary maybe? or Waterton? or maybe I won't end up anywhere really. I don't care, just gonna take photos!
Anyways, enjoy your weekend too!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
this is my nephew Nolan on his first Birthday!!! what a cutie!!!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
This challenge is based on the Stacey Jullian article and scrapbook from the January/Februrary, 2008 issue of Simple Scrapbooks. She took 12 photos on the 12th of every month of ordinary, everyday things and scrapbooked them.
We are taking the basic idea and running with it. Ronni did an amazing album called Ordinary Days, on the original idea (it is available in the store to check our and look through). She wanted to do another, but with a twist. Kari came up with the idea of having a theme each month. We brainstormed togther and came up with a bunch of themes which we are going to choose from each month.
- Take about 12 photos on the 12th of the month based on the theme that we will post on the 1st of the month. We say about 12 photos, because it gives a great overview. Feel free to do as many as you wish (but preferably more than 5 to give some insight)
- Scrapbook a layout each month with your photos - this can be any size you wish. You may want to make your own book like ronni did. ^You can bind it together when it is complete with the Bind It All system (coils, etc are available to purchase at the store, and Kari is available for a tutorial and help if you need it).
- Journal about your photos - this can be any form you wish
- Bring your book in to the store to show us (January, 2010)
Januarys Theme - Your Scrapbook Space
We cant wait to see all of the different styles, formats, pictures and takes on our themes. We hope that all of you join us in ths challenge.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I have pictures of our table setting and some of the dishes from Ukr Christmas Eve supper we have on the 24th (we are not home on Jan 6 to celebrate usually so we celebrate on the 24th). I have pictures of K-bear crawling away from the present opening lol - she wasnt into it too much. I have family photos of my sister, bil and K-bear. I have a few photos of us kids that mom wanted.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Here are the rules:
Very simple. I am going to post a question every few days through the month of January. Post a comment to answer it. At the end of the month we will put all the people who have commented throughout the month into a draw for an awesome RAK from Kari. The more questions you comment on (only one comment per question per person please), the more you are entered.
Todays question - How did you spend your New Years?
Kari and I got together at my place and we scrapbooked until about 3am or so! It was so awesome to hang out, watch movies, laugh - oh laugh lots - and get creative!
I finished up my January Kit designs..................oh did I mention the January kit lately? hehehe Bright colours. We wanted to put something together to take you right out this winter, cold weather gloom. I know it worked for me! I had a lot of fun with it.
I will post my ideas tomorrow before the launch on Monday!