Monthly Archives: November 2010

5 Places I Find Inspiration

Inspiration can come upon me at any time, from almost anything. I can be walking somewhere, and immediately find something that inspires me to create a whole kit. Today, I wanted to share a few places where I usually find inspiration. Continue reading

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My Top 10 Guilty Pleasures

Everyone has them right?  The things that you are sometimes embarrassed to say you love…that you almost wish no one knew about you.  I thought it’d be fun today to share with you the Top 10 Guilty Pleasures I have right … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thankful…

In preparation for Thanksgiving tomorrow, I’ve put together a list of what I am thankful for this year, and I wanted to share it with you. This Thanksgiving, 2010 I am thankful for… a beautiful family who are my life … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Make Black Friday a Breeze

I have a confession to make. I love Black Friday. I think it comes from my days in retail, when working Black Friday was an event. Now, I just enjoy getting up early and fighting to get some good deals. … Continue reading

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What I Do When I’m Frustrated

Have you ever been so frustrated you wanted to cry?

Chances are, you answered yes. Most of us get to that point at some time or another. Maybe it’s work, or family, or just life in general that leads us there. No matter what leads us there, it’s not a fun place to be. Being a teacher, father, husband, blogger, digi designer, and all the other jobs I hold on any given day often leads me to that place of extreme frustration. As I’ve grown older, I’ve found ways to relieve that frustration and get me back to business. Continue reading

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Scrapbooking with Templates: What if I Don’t Have Any Flowers?

Layering is one of the hottest trends in scrapbooking right now. Layouts that feature flowers, string, ribbon and other elements all perfectly shadowed can be eye catching and fun. My favorite template designer, Cindy Schneider over at Sweet Shoppe Designs, creates incredible templates that are expertly layered and make creating this look a snap. Continue reading

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Making Holiday Gift Lists that Work For You

Unfortunately, as you get older, creating Christmas lists becomes more of a chore. By no means am I saying that giving gifts isn’t a wonderful thing that can fill your bucket. As you become an adult, so much more goes into creating those lists. Who should you buy for? What should you get them? How much can you spend? Are there any other options other than buying a gift? The nitty gritty of making those shopping lists takes over, and the fun flies out the window. Continue reading

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Creating and Printing Holiday Cards

For the past few years, I’ve created and printed Christmas cards to share with my family and friends. I find it to be a fun and personal way to say “Happy Holidays” and document your family at the same time. It’s not always easy though. Creating a card, finding a place to print it, pleasing your mother who doesn’t like the card because “it’s of the girls’ backs” (true story…lesson: don’t use an artistic photo to create a profound card) and then having to get the cards out on time, all make the idea of Christmas cards so daunting.
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10 Tips for Surviving iDSD

iDSD is right around the corner (it’s Saturday!), so I figured this was the best time for me to offer you my tips on surviving one of the busiest days in the digi scrap world. Continue reading

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