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 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!


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'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!!!!