Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

Happy Leap Day!  What are you going to do with your "extra day" this year?  I think I will finally be able to get into my craft room and test out some designs that I have created in the computer.  We may get some snow this afternoon so it will be a good day to stay home and get crafty!  I think I have managed to prevent getting a full fledged cold thanks to lots of rest, OJ and Airborne.

I recently discovered some Tim Holtz digital  CDs containing papers and vintage elements.  These have been around for a while (copyright 2008) and I don't know how I missed finding out about them until now.  They are from Design Originals. I bought 3 Distressables sets to use for my digital projects.

Paper and Frames
Alphas and Numbers

I have made similar elements from photos of items I found at flea markets and rummage sales.  It's fun to have so many interesting bits and pieces to use digitally.

There is a very eclectic mix of items on the CDs.  After looking through them I am inspired to turn some more of my odds and ends into digital files. 

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may remember the embroidered butterflies that I made into digital elements using my Creative Memories StoryBook Creator software.

I purchased this piece of unfinished embroidery for a pillow at a rummage sale and carefully isolated the butterfly.  I still haven't had a chance to do the rest of the images (but now that I remembered this project, maybe I'll find the time). You can click either of the images above to go to the original post.  For a few more details on turning a photo into a digital element click HERE.

Great eBooks for Scrapbookers

Do you like to learn through reading eBooks on your computer or iPad?  Are you familiar with Ella Publishing Co.?  They have just released a new book called Stamping Secrets: 7 sensational stamp sets used 21 ways and it is 29% off for today only (which makes the price $7.80).

Stamping Secrets eBook from Ella Publishing

This book features seven expert stampers -  Nichol Magouirk, Ashley Cannon Newell, Lea Lawson, Nancy Burke, Robyn Werlich, Shari Carroll, and Shemaine Smith.  There are 21 projects, 35 stamping tips, 6 step-by-step tutorials and 20 minutes of video instruction included in the eBook.

You may want to check the Ella Publishing Facebook page and their blog for special offers and deals. 

Have a happy crafty day!

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  1. So glad you've beat your cold. I don't have any plans for tomorrow besides my wonderful time in my craft room. I'm sitting too much though and need to move around more, but I've never healed from my back surgeries so sitting eases the pain. I can't win!

  2. I think your cold found me. LOL
    Wow TH CDs that is cool but look at what you created. I would love to spend a day with you an learn some of this computer stuff. It is so interesting. Just not enough hours in the day. LOL


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