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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday Standouts and CT Spotlight!

Happy Saturday everyone!

Stacey here with today's edition of Saturday Standouts and CT Spotlight! I am going to change it up just a wee bit today and do the CT Spotlight first because (unbeknownst to me) I chose a member who is celebrating a birthday today...shanellgambell!!!

So let's all wish Shanell a very Happy Birthday filled with lots of fun and love! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Here is a little about Shanell, in her own words...

So a little about myself. Well, I thought it was fun that you wanted to spotllight me on my actual birthday. Saturday is my birthday and I will be 32. I have been married to my honey for 11 years and I am a SAHM to 4 daughters. They are 8.5, 7, 5, 3.5. I have lived in the same city my entire life. I went to college to be a teacher and was for three years, until my 2nd daughter was born. After that I stayed home. I've always been a crafter. I would go on family vacations and take my scrapbooking stuff with me and scrap in the hotel while my family was out. That was old paper and tape scrapping. I discovered digi when my last daughter was born. A friend was helping me edit a photo for her birth announcement and I was like, seriously, I could have made all this on the computer and not have cut out how many squares of paper and stuck on how many jewels??? After that she gave me a crash course in photoshop and I've been hooked ever since. I was a big lurker around the forums until about 6 months ago. This is my first CT ever and I LOVE it!!

So first up, I asked her to show me (one of) her favourite products from Chelle and she chose...

Shanell also shared her favourite page she has made with Chelle's goodies!

Sophia's 3rd Birthday I just loved the colors and the photo treatment and the kit, well, it's amazing!
I also asked her a few scrap related questions...
What is one thing you put on every layout?
One thing I put on every layout?? Ribbon! I love ribbon. Curled, straight, bowed, I love it! I was so excited when I discovered the polygonal lasso tool. I was always wondering how people got their lines so straight. Well, I use my Polygonal lasso to make a triangle to cut my ribbon nice and straight now.
What is one thing you struggle with on your pages?
The biggest thing I struggle with is composition. I find it so hard to get my LO's to flow. I am a HUGE template fan because it takes the hard part of where to put the pictures. Then I can rotate, flip, change the template and have fun putting elements and pictures on. I also love to use Chelle's Round the Block and Round and Round frames because it helps me to get the groupings of photos down so I can go from there.
Thank you so much, Shanell for letting us get to know you a bit better!

Now on to our Standouts!
Have you browsed Chelle's gallery lately? There is some serious talent posting in there and I have chosen 3 pages to spotlight here for you today! So in no particular order...

Learning to Sew by Cyndi146

smores by kmkarayannis

C is for Cookie by Tammy Gary

so there you have it! Don't forget to upload all of your pages with Chelle's goodies to her gallery and you just might be spotlighted next!


  1. How exciting to have my LO here! Thank you so much for adding me to your Blog!

  2. HOORAY!!! What a treat!! Thanks so much for showing off my page :)

  3. Thanks for the birthday wishes! A great way to spend my bday!