Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday's Treat

Here is another for you.  Not sure if there will be one every Tuesday, but I am trying.  Hope you like it.  ENJOY!
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Monday, January 20, 2020

Some Thoughts

I've been a designer for some time now.  Started over a decade ago making quick pages, clusters, etc. for designers using their kits.  And then creating kits for challenges or freebie sites.   I even tried selling my own designs for a while when I was invited to join a store -- but it took all the fun out of it.  I'm not much one for "have to's" and being in a store meant creating so many kits per week.  Nah, not for me.  But, I did learn a lot over the years.

1.  If you are part of a blog train, post your stuff the day before so it is ready when the train goes live.  There is nothing more irritating than designers who are not ready when the train is.  If they are in a different time zone, then the store hosting the train should say the deadline for posting is 8:00 am EST (or whatever).  If I go through a train and someone has not posted, I don't go back, and if I hit two or three like that, I quit following the train.
2.  A huge kit is NOT a kit that has 10 different elements or papers in 15 different colors each.  I can recolor my own paper or element.
3.  Learn to name your elements or papers.  Opening a kit with names like element1, element2, paper1 and paper2 is a pain in my (you know what).  This is also true for freebie clusters or frames or whatever.  I put all my random clusters in one folder and hate having to compare each one to see if it is truly a duplicate or just someone who called it cluster1.  I was taught to use a certain format when creating   (designername)_kitname_element (or paper).  This also makes it easier to credit.  Some stores do this or something similar, but a lot of freebies are created by the CT for the designer's blog and posted without any identifiers.
4. I don't know about you but I break my kits up into CU and PU folders.  I clean up each folder by taking out all the "junk" -- links, advertisements for other kits, TOU.  I keep one TOU from a designer in their folder; I don't need 20 of them.  I don't have room to keep all the junk.

What are your pet peeves (for scrapbooking, I mean)?

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday Treat - Jan 14th

I wasn't sure if I would get around to doing something for today.  My sister had open-heart surgery yesterday and, as you can imagine, it was a very hectic, nerve-wracking day.  She came through the surgery ok and is currently in the ICU, where she will stay for a few days before they move her to a regular room.  We are very close so I am so relieved.
Anyway, here is a treat for today -- a winter quickpage and wordart.
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Monday, January 6, 2020

Tuesday's Treat

Here is a little treat for you to scrap your winter photos -- a quickpage and a word art..  ENJOY!
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Wednesday, January 1, 2020


Happy 2020 everyone.  I hope this year is your best ever.  Here are the rest of my creations from 2019:  a couple of papers, a couple of word art, and several clusters.  I hope you like them and can use them to scrap your memories.  I will continue to design off and on, so if you want to know when I post something new, be sure to sign up to "Follow by Email" in the right hand column.  ENJOY!
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Monday, December 30, 2019

New Year's Eve Gift

Last day of the year.  Wow.  It sure did go fast.  Here is a gift for you but please stop back in the next couple of days as I have a bunch of odds and ends still in my folder to give you as well.  ENJOY!
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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Gift for December 30

In going through my Christmas Gifts folder, I came across this mini kit I made early on and forgot all about.  I try so hard to be organized, but sometimes that doesn't work out, so if I have duplicated anything, so sorry.  Anyway, here is your gift for today.  ENJOY!
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