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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday Standouts & CT Spotlight!

Happy Saturday Chelle fans!

Stacey with the latest CT spotlight and standouts!

Our CT spotlight is on the Fabulous Karen (aka merchi)!

Here's a little bit about Karen, in her own words...

I am a Christian, wife, homeschooling mother of seven, and "Nonnie" (grandmother) to three. I have never paper scrapped, tried and couldn't do it...weird, but true. I discovered digital scrapping in the fall of 2008 (two years ago!), and Scrap Matters shortly thereafter. I have tried my hand at design also, but found it hard to balance that with the rest of my life. Since family is my priority, I have set designing aside for the time being. This summer, we graduated the last of our oldest 5, and now have just two little ones as home, my daughter 7, and my son 6. I also love to read, do various hand crafts (cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, tatting, etc.), sew outfits for my girls and teach others to sew.

What is your favourite product from Chelle?

I would have to say her Celebrate kits! They are SO versatile, and fun - I love them...and with 7 kiddos and 3 grandchildren, I have ALOT of birthday photos to scrap!

I asked Karen to show off her favourite pages made with Chelle's goodies!

My Beach Babies LO - I love the white background with all the bright colored papers...and Chelle's way-cool banner strung across it!

I also asked Karen a couple of questions!

Do you prefer all your layouts in a bound book or single page pages printed?

I have had 5 books printed...two 12x12s and 3 8x8s...the larger ones are great because they're so easy to see/read...but the small ones are better for little hands! I've yet to print my pages individually.

You are famous for your double layouts, do you have any tips/tricks to share to make it easier for those who struggle with them?

Thank you! I'm not sure "famous" is the right word! lol It was shortly after I started digital scrapping that there was a Saturday Special at ScrapMatters talking about thinking ahead to when you print your pages and have them put in a book. The author of the post was talking about the flow from one page to the next - I remember thinking, yes! And then looked at the pages I had done and thinking okay, this page can face this one, etc. to get some flow. Then I realized if I did that, the chronological order would be compromised... ugh! That would really bother me! lol It was as that point that I began doing double pages and now rarely do a single.Sometimes I might start with a single, and then when it is 3/4 of the way done, I expand the canvas and do the second page, finishing them together...other times I start with the full two page canvas and get my papers down (or my template/s) then finish together. When I started doing two page, I mostly made the papers on both sides identical...now I know I can have different papers of each side, as long as I keep the continuity - which isn't hard if you're working from one kit.Things that I think about while doing a two page, are the same things you might think about when doing a single, just on a bigger scale... for instance horizontal line...if I have that line on one side, maybe I'd like vertical on the other side? If my cluster is in the top outside corner on one side...should the other page cluster more on the bottom outside? If I have a border on one side...should the paper under it carry through to the other side? I try to keep my pages realistic looking, as if they were paper scrapped...so I think about how a paper scrapper would work on a bigger canvas. I'm not sure those answers are very helpful, but I hope so...and I'm willing to answer anyone's questions should they have them!

Ok, now onto our gallery standouts!

Chelle's gallery has got some fabulous LO's (as usual) and in no particular order here are my standouts for the week!

Snips and Snails by QuiltyMom

Ticket to Ride by jeffsamber

Friday, October 29, 2010

New Release Friday: Lots of Fun!

Hi y’all!  It is Friday, the Friday before Digital Scrapbooking Day on Nov. 6th.  Chelle is releasing a bunch of products this week that were once participation prizes throughout digi-land.  So please check your stash before purchasing! There is a splashing alpha, a thrilling combo pack, embossed papers, birthday wordart, and sports wordart.  A little something for everyone!

Wordart also available separately

And some inspiration from the CT:ppsforJodi And there you go!  Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sneak Peek for 10/29

Can you believe it's almost November? With Halloween just around the corner, the kids are all geared up to parade in their costumes and hold their baskets out for some candy. For us, that means DSD is coming to a store or forum near you - shopping, games, scrapping, did I mention shopping?! LOL It IS one of my hobbies, what can I say?

Chelle is busy cooking up a little somethin' somethin' for DSD, but first - let me give you a peek at what's in store for you tomorrow:

Yeah, Chelle is blessing us with more awesome goodness! She is actually releasing several products this week, so don't forget to check out the rest in her store.

Have fun scrapping! Sam signing off.....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Freebie: November 2010 Desktops

Happy Tuesday Everyone,

It's time again for another desktop freebie. I whipped up these beauties with two of Chelle's wonderful products - the newly released Stacked: Straight Templates - they make scrappin fast and fun! And then, to get us in the November mood I used Chelle's Thanksgiving kit - With Thankful Hearts.

download freebie here

Take care and as always keepscrappin'

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quickie Creations


Hi everyone! Fiona (canadianmommy) here to bring you another Quickie Creation! A Quickie Creation is like a sketch of a layout, like the ones you see in paper scrapping magazines. Use it as you would like, make any alterations, flip it, rotate, anything that inspires you!

Since Halloween is approaching fast, I have a spooky little sketch for you! Check it out:


I based it on this layout of mine:


Using Chelle’s awesome kit All Hallows Eve:


It’s perfect for all your Halloween celebration photos! Click on the image to take you to Chelle’s store!

If you use the sketch link us to it in the comments, I would love to see what you come up with! Have a great Monday!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday Standouts and CT Spotlight

Hello.... Hello..... Jenn (jk703) here for our Saturday Standouts and CT Spotlight! Woot... I'm going to switch it up a smidge and we are going to get to know Kelli (Kellig) a little better to start!

First, Kelli is a sweetheart, and a fantastic admin for Chelle, as well as a fantastic digiscrapper! I also have the opportunity to work with her at a ScrapMatters Girl... so I wanted to make my questions a bit fun! Now, I was trying to give her lots of room with the questions I asked, so I asked 15!!!! lol! Some are your basic questions and I added a few out of the norm ones too! So... I picked my favorite 6 and here are Kelli's responses! Hope you enjoy meeting Kelli!

Jenn: Why did you decide to start scrapping?
Kelli: I wanted to find a way to preserve my family memories and paper scrapped years ago. Digi was a super easy transition.

I think we can all agree with this! Saving out family memories is so important, and fun too! I think the fun part came in with my next question. Asking fun questions actually gave me an idea of making them into scrapbook layouts and asking my friends and family what their answers would be!

J: If you had super powers, which would you choose and why?
K: Seriously, I would just like to have more than one of me!

J: What is a crazy activity that you would secretly love to try one day?
K: I am a speed junkie. I would love to drive a race car and sky dive one day.

J: What is one item that you miss from being a kid?
K: I miss the carefree, lazy days of summer.

J: Do you believe in Ghosts? What is your favorite scary movie?
K: Nope, no ghosts and definitely NO scary movies!! I'm a big ole sissy!!

J: What is the kindest thing someone has ever done for you?
K: Taken my child under their wing at her new school this year. I was a nervous wreck, but they made sure to keep an eye on her and make sure she was adjusting OK. It meant more to me than anything.

Here is Kelli's pick as her most favorite layout...(mine too -- it just makes me laugh!!!) So head over and leave some love!

Kelli's most favorite layout from Chelle's Designer Gallery is this one by Jan aka QuiltyMom:

I hope you enjoyed meeting Kelli and learning more about a top notch sweet person and scrapper!


Now onto some spotlighting of those fab layouts I see every day in the gallery using Chelle's Products! Up first, a most darling and beautiful page by Cara aka Colson! Check out all those little details, and such sweet photos!

This next layout's blend is so cool and so much fun! I love that it is blended in green! Created by Kassie aka Kass 23, this one received the Layout of the Week! Congrats Kassie! How awesome and refreshing is this:

My last pick for this week is a really cool and fun hybrid project by Krisi aka Krisi616! This card looks so perfect, and totally shows off a great way to use the Get Well Soon Kit! So cute Krisi!

I hope you've enjoyed meeting Kelli, and eyeing up my spotlights for this week!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, October 22, 2010

New Release: Stacked Straight and Wonky

Hello!  Another Friday and another fabulous release from Chelle.  Do you ever get frustrated trying to stack papers behind your photos?  Well, with these, the work is done for you.  Available in both straight and wonky styles, you pages will pop with these!

And also available in a combo pack:

And some inspiration from the CT girls (they really loved these!):


And here is a little freebie:

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Fran here to tell you that tomorrow, Chelle has an awesomely fun new set out. The CT has gone nutty over them, I tell you! And you will too! Here's a peek!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Want a chance to Win a free Combo from Chelle's Creations?

Hi everyone Janine here, and it's time to give away some more of Chelle's AMAZING products. Chelle has generously allowed me to give away TWO copies of her newest combos if you are one of the two lucky winners you will have your choice of

Beary Cute Baby Boy which includes:


If you have a little lady in your life instead you may want to choose the Beary Cute Baby Girl Combo instead which includes:


So how do you win? All you have to do is go to one of the following sites (each person will only be entered once no matter how many sites they enter at) and tell me about a memory of a favorite little one in your life as well as if you would choose the boy combo or the girl combo and you will be entered for one of these amazing combos. Entries must be posted by October 28, 2010 at 10 PM Central Time to be eligible.

Here are the places you can enter please just choose one:




Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Freebie!!!

Good Tuesday to you! Shanell here bringing you a freebie to help you get your back to school pages all finished. If your like me with more than one kid in school, getting all the back to school pages done can take a while. I have a quick page for you to help you get those done. It is based off my "First Day" Layout

I have just loved Chelle's Back 2 School Kit and Fall Semester Add-on. They have become some of my go to pieces. Remember, you can also pick up the whole quickpage set for some really great inspiration and a quick school album too!

Enjoy your Freebie! Download it Here

Monday, October 18, 2010

October's Journal Jumpstart

Hi, it's Heather (snowdrop) with your Journal Jumpstart for October! Fall brings us closer to the start of the holiday season, and everyone has a favorite holiday. For today's journaling prompt, I want you to journal WHY you love your favorite holiday. Not just a sentence or two, but really journal any feelings, emotions, and/or special memories that make that holiday your favorite!

My favorite holiday is Halloween. I have special childhood memories of that holiday with my mom and grandma, and when I saw Chelle's vintage Halloween kit, All Hallows Eve, I had finally found that perfect kit to scrap those memories! It's a rare non picture layout for me, but of course your layout can include pictures!

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Release: Beary Cute Baby Collection

It is Friday and Chelle has finally come out with a super sweet baby collection called Beary Cute Baby.  Can I just say OMG, how fabulous is this collection.  Available in both boy and girl.  You do not want to miss out.  Plus, there is an additional alpha, wordart, and cuter than cute templates.  You can either purchased separately or snag the combo pack and get it all together.  As usual, the wordart is free with purchase of the kit this week:

And check out what the CT whipped up:


And we got a coordinating freebie:

And don’t forget about the We’re Better Sale going on this weekend at ScrapMatters. (and just a little plug this adorable ad was made using Chelle’s release from last week, Get Well Soon)

And that’s it!  have a fab weekend!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Hi there! It's Kassie, aka kass_23, here to bring you not one, but two sneak peeks of Chelle's newest kits coming out tomorrow at ScrapMatters! They are beary adorable!!