Shabby Miss Jenn

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tutorial and LOTS of other stuff

Hey everyone! Did you catch the Speed Scrap last night? I did! It was really fun and LOTS of people participated. Half the fun was searching through all the random comments to find the instructions. Sheesh!! I saw a couple of familiar faces there. That was nice too! Here is my final result:

We HAD to use a flower so that kind of threw me, but I like the end result. I mostly used Miss Mint's FREE kit this month {Wild Weekend}. Notice the little clear date button? Hmmmm. Could be a sneaky peek of something coming on Friday right there.

I also just finished posting a tutorial over on the SM blog. Check it out here. I ended up making a paper bag album for Father's Day for my hubby. I used GG Digital Designs {When Daddy Comes Home} kit and GG's stitching packs 1 and 2. Two of my friends and other CT members for GG let me use their quick pages to make the book. I owe them a HUGE thank you!!!! One of the girls, Rhonda, made her Quick Pages into a mini album available in the GG store here. So cute!! I think she's making a blanket out of these for her hubby. How cool is that? Anyway, here's the finished paper bag book.

And here are a couple of pages that I actually did in the book:



I also used one of GG's {Time Saver Templates} and her {Stamped Alpha} for the Josh and Cash page. Love them!

I feel like I haven't posted anything for my CT's lately so here are a few things I've worked on for them.

A clipboard for Maddie's teacher using {Cirque Du Snap and Scrap}


A hybrid notecard set for the kids' teachers using {A Touch of Magic} and {Denim Gal Elements} by Mari Koegelenberg

and a page using the same kit - that I did on Brianne's behalf since she was being a bad guest CT member over at Snap and Scrap and skipped out of town. : )


GG Digital Designs has a super cute new freebie kit out this month called {Rock-a-Bye Baby} and here's what I made with it.

Here's another page I made with a GG kit called {Flower Girl}. Can you tell I LOVE being on her team? I seriously LOVE all of her stuff. There is nothing I wouldn't use in some way. It's all so cute! I made this page for the Template Tuesday challenge at SM. It's a FREE template by Britt-ish Designs. Can't go wrong with anything from Britt either! I also used a fabric tag from Britt and Mira Designs collab kit {Crazy Little Thing Called Love}.



Here's another page I just finished that I really like. I used {Distressed Frames} {Grids Clean Paper} and {Wrinkled Black Alpha} all by Dirty Feet Designs at ScrapMatters. It also has a ribbon from {I'm A Dreamer} by Britt-ish Designs and some other stuff by me.

There is also a new collab kit out at ScrapMatters by Andilynn Designs, Happy Scrap Girl, and SHARIng Creations called {Refresh}. Lots of fun summery colors - really cute. Here's what I did with it.

Next week at Snap and Scrap we'll be spotlighting Mel Wilson's new kit {Dinner Party}. This kit is so gorgeous!!!! I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but as soon as I do I'll be back to post my LO. Check it out here.

Holy moly that was a huge post!!! That's what happens when you spend all your time playing with CS3 and not being a good blogger. Yes, I finally got PSCS3!!! Woo hoo!!!! I ended up getting it from Amazon.com from the new & used section for about $200 and it's brand new. I don't know if it "fell off the back of a truck" or why it was so cheap. I emailed the seller and he said that he buys like 5000 at a time and that's why he can sell them so cheap. I don't know. It was brand new and in the factory packaging. I was able to register it and I've done an update already. The price changes just about everyday on Amazon so I just kept checking it. It was usually around $300 so when I saw it for $200 I jumped on it. Luckily I'd just finished piano lessons for the year and everyone had paid me on time so I actually had the money already. I was worried that it was going to be really hard to use and figure out, but it's almost exactly the same. There are more tools and things I don't know how to use yet, but mostly it's better. I love it! I just need to get better at saving things as I'm working on them because I've had it crash a few times. Grrrrr. I think I just had to much stuff going on that it had to shut down. Well, that's all I've got for today. See you on Friday for the new release!

6 comments:

Zippy said...

Wow! You have been busy! Tons of cute stuff to droll over. I'll have to save all my mad money so I can actually buy some stuff. My favs are Alphas and papers. I love the pages in the paper brag book. Way cute! I am going to have to scraplift them. I need some layout inspiration. Mine are starting to all look the same.

Crystal said...

You've been busy! Thanks for telling us about all those freebies.

brianne said...

Man, I don't know how you get so much scrapping done, and it's all so stinkin' cute too... you're a mad woman! Maybe I need to take over John's laptop so I can scrap anywhere I go like you. By the way, thanks so much for making a LO for my last guest CT week...you're such a good sister! Can't wait to see what you have coming out next!

Mari said...

This is awesome! Just love what you did!

Brittney said...

HOLY COW Jeni!! You are a hybrid queen. AND CLEAR DATE BUTTONS?!!! I NEED 'EM!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Wow what a post!! These are great layouts! And that's awesome that you got PSCS3!!!!