Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
MULTI PHOTO LAYOUTS!!!!!
Do not be afraid to use more than one photo on your page. Do not be afraid of cropping a photo (dont like the results? Reprint it - it is 15 cents!). Dont be afraid of mixing different size photos on your layout (there are a ton of programs out there now to assist in resizing photos). Dont be afraid to mix black and white with colour photos on your layout.
- If you know me and my scrapbooking, I scrapbook mostly my travels and my niece.
- If you know me and my photography you know that I take A LOT of photos at any one time! (ummm over 2000 on my Disney Cruise, over 1500 in Ireland and a bazillion of K-bear!).
- If you know me and my layouts, you know that I rarely (not never though) do one photo layouts.
I am not afraid to crop photos and print photos in different sizes. I use a mix of smaller and larger photos on a layout. Larger for more important ones, smaller to mix it up and tell more of the story or give/zoom in on details. I am not afraid to crop a photo...if I dont like the outcome, I reprint it (its 15 cents!).
Dont be afraid to mix up sizes, colour, black and white. Step outside of your comfort zone!!!!!
Belfast (9 photos)
Friday, August 21, 2009
I am looking to upload my New York City photos at Costco tonight to do some DT layouts with the September kit and viola! there are some promos. Thought I would share.
8 FREE 5x7 prints
Promo code cwfea817
Purchase by 06SEP09
300 4x6 prints for 10 cents each
Promo code cweya819
Purchase by 30AUG09
***Note any left over prints will not carry over to another order (ie if your order is 10 photos, you do not have 290 for another order) So make sure you make a large order at one time!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Come fishing for savings, it is our last chance to save them (Freddie, Forrest, Fiona, Frankie, Fanny, & Ferris) How it works...shop around the store and when you are at the till pull one of our fish, to find out what your SAVINGS of the day is. (sorry you can't go back & add, but you can go shopping again & see what you pull the second time. May not apply to memberships, classes, zutter or already discounted products.)
PLUS, we are having a membership SALE!!! Come and buy your membership with us this week & get your membership for a $5.00 savings. Thats only $20 for a year.
As a member enjoy the following rewards...
Special Class Prices
30% off your purchase on your birthday.
15% off the following all the time, ez runner sgl, glue dots, maya road ribbon, pulp albums, & patterned paper packs.
10% off all products & services at downtown merle norman
Plus it is only $20 to renew at the end of the year, and you get another 30% off your purchase.
Till later everyone...:)enjoy the parade!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Layouts: 1. Sharon
2. Susan Stonehill
Cards: 1. Kathy
Thank you ladies for entering, all entries were amazing...just to let everyone know we are taking a break on our surprise layout/card challenges until mid September, to give everyone a chance to get back in the groove of kids back in school. You can pick up your layouts/cards & winning package by Wednesday.
Thanks again. from all of us @ embellished.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I'm hoping that if you double click on any of my layouts, you'll be able to see them a bit better. And if not, I guess you'll have to come down to the store and check them out! See you soon! Have fun playing!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Where has summer gone? Not that I mind, I prefer the cooler temps :)
Work has been super busy lately and I have been putting in longer hours again. I guess that is good for me....but causes issues some evenings lol I havent updated my own blog in over a month and have been limited here too. Sorry to be MIA, but i will try to be a better updater.
Some friends came down from Calgary last weekend and i was a scrappin' machine! When I get back from New York on Wednesday, I will be sure to scan some of the layouts in to show you :)
Hope you are all doing well and everyone is out taking lots of photos to capture your summer memories!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
So since there wasn't a kit last month, I thought I'd show you a few of the projects that I somehow found time for while I traveled across Canada and back... :S
This here is my hubby looking all fierce and mean like. He gets rather tired rather quickly of me taking his photo, and gave me a real "stink eye" look, hoping that I'd knock off the photos... I'm hoping that if you double click on the photo, you can see it larger... then you can see that I used some old postage stamps that I bought at the Ft Macleod museum many years ago under some of my journalling. I love that rub on of the weeds. And the white polka dots above and below Dave's head are heat embossed. And yes, that photo is blurry. I printed it off 5x7 even though it was blurry. I liked it... who says your photos HAVE to be perfect??
And lastly (for today) is this amazing 7 Gypsy paper. Gosh I love that velvety stuff!! Simple layout, but I like it!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Sorry for the dilay in our August Challenge everyone...this is a great one, and can not wait to see what you come up with.
"Paths you have walked" you could have so much fun with this one.
If you are just reading now....check out our challenge of 12 on the side of our Blog for all the topics. Any questions you have please contact the store.
Have a great weekend everyone.