Monday, October 31, 2011

MTC/SVG Monday

Good Monday Morning, afternoon, evening! 

Today I have a cute and Simple Christmas File for you in preparation for the upcoming Holiday Season! I can't believe tomorrow is Nov. 1st. Oct. kept me busy with all my evaluation appts. with all the Doctors, and therapists. This next month will be just as busy since i will be starting physical therapy along with pool therapy (each 2 days a week), home PT and neuro-psychologist therapy, (twice a month. On top of that if you saw yesterdays post, I am hosting a 30 Day Handmade Gift making Hop, which will be easy since its going to be all pre-scheduled posts. I am also, hoping to add 30 days of Christmas Cards since I've made 30 different styles to put in my etsy and/or zibbet shop and a few for myself to mail to family and friends. I am debating on adding in 30 Days of MTC/SVG Files, not sure if I have enough made or I may hold of until Dec for that one so its not too much in one month. So, depending on which way I decide there maybe a file each day or there maybe none at all for the whole month, since I would be saving them for next month to post. Check back tomorrow either way for the start of the Hop and Christmas Cards, I promise you won't be disappointed :)

For today's Free File:
Candy Cane


Freebies expire after awhile and are removed as a Free download.


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Check For $ale Tab or My Etsy Store for Possible Purchase


Until Next Time...
Happy Cutting!
TTFN Jill aka The Scrapoholic

Sunday, October 30, 2011

30 Days of Handmade Gift Giving Blog Hop


Starting Nov. 1st thru Nov. 30th, (30 Days) I will be hosting a Blog hop of  Handmade Holiday Gift Giving!

There will be some very talented ladies joining me in making some great Holiday Gifts with some instructions/recipe so You too can make these gifts.  I know I love to give handmade gifts at Christmas to Family and Friends, one cause I just enjoy crafting and its also within my budget. Its a an easy Hop, One person/blog a day. So there won't be a long list of blogs to hop thru in a short period of time and feel overwhelmed by all the wonderful ideas.

   Each day You will find a blog to visit with some awesome "gift" project with some sort of "recipe" or Instructions on how they made it. Some will have their projects available for sale too! Some may even have Blog Candy, some may not but they all will have an wonderful Gift that is handmade for you to be inspired by. This hop is quite different than most because you only have one blog to visit in one day. So you get to really get the project, maybe even try one yourself and check out the rest of their blog too! Be sure to follow the blogs and/or please leave them some "love Behind" (comment on their project).

So Mark your Calendar! 
This is one blog hop You Don't want to miss!

Until Next Time...
Happy Crafting!
TTFN Jill

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Memories Giveaway ~ Disney Christmas Layouts

I made 5 Layouts using the My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software. I used the Christmas Snow Templates, these are pre-made layouts with very little embellishing but the pictures are just click and enter. I added ribbons, mats, snowflakes, text, journaling blocks, flowers and more.  I used all the stuff that is either comes pre-loaded in the software or from the freebies kits. I am having a Giveaway of the My Memories Digital Software. Check out the rules HERE, its pretty simple to enter in for a chance to win this fun and easy digital scrapbooking software.






Again, none of these cost me any money to make since it was from the pre-loaded items and from the freebies kits. Though there kits are very affordable. If your looking for an easy, fun and simple digital scrapbooking software I would recommend this program. So, be sure to enter into the giveaway contest. If you don't happen to win or you already have this wonderful program be sure to use this coupon code: MMS4Blog to save! The special coupon code to save $10 on the purchase of the software AND a $10 coupon to use in the MyMemories.com store - a $20 value!

Until Next Time...
Happy Crafting
TTFN Jill aka The Scrapoholic

My Memories Giveaway ~ Holiday Layouts

Wanted to share two simple quick and easy Holiday Layouts I did using the My Memories Suite V.2


Remember there is a chance for you to win this software for Free Check out my earlier Blog post HERE about how you can enter a chance to win this easy and fun digital scrapbooking software!

This Christmas Layout was super easy. One it was a pre-made layout, just add the picture of your choice and then add any embellishments you chose.  I added the ribbon knots, chose the color and resized and turned them as I wanted. I added the faux stitching, chose again, color, size and place for it to be. This one took me less than 5 minutes from opening up the software to exporting the .jpeg file.


This Halloween Layout I built "Custom" Layout.  I chose the picture amount, the way the pictures were to be placed on the layout, background paper, embellishments, matting the pictures, color and thickness of mats, and the border and ribbon of ricrac. This one did take me a lil longer as i played around with different background papers and embellisments. I think overall it was less than 15 min.


Both these layouts didn't cost me one cent. It was done with what comes pre-loaded on the software and with stuff from their FREEBIES, check out all those HERE! But even their kits in their shops are very affordable and they always seem to be having some sort of sale!

Remember, If you can't wait to win or don't win, My Memories Suite is giving my readers a special coupon code to save $10 on the purchase of the software AND a $10 coupon to use in the MyMemories.com store - a $20 value!  Just use this coupon code: MMS4Blog to save!!  This coupon code can be used at any time and feel free to share it with your friends. I will have a button on my sidebar with the coupon code also for future use. 

Again, Check out my previous Post on rules (simple only 2 required, the rest are optional) to be entered into the contest to win this fun and easy digital scrapbooking software.

Check out their Website HERE and their Blog HERE


Until Next Time...
Happy Crafting
TTFN Jill aka The Scrapoholic

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Memories Giveaway (Digital Software) Want to Win it?!




I'm thrilled to share this wonderful scrapbooking software, My Memories Suite, that I was recently introduced to, with all you, my readers.  I have been playing around with it a little and it is lots of fun and so easy to use.  I am still on that fence about digital vs. traditional and I think finding different softwares to play around with is getting me to the point of mixed. I honestly don't know if I ever will give up traditional but thinking in the far future everything will be on some sort of media and want to preserve my creations for future generations to enjoy and know who "we were". 

What is My Memories Suite version 2 software? It is a complete digital scrapbooking solution that provides a powerful set of creative tools and multiple sharing options that no other software can offer. Its has great time-saving features (as digital is supposed to be quicker and faster) which is great for a beginner to build an entire album probably about the time it takes to traditional make a few pages , or to allow the more novice to experienced scrapper to build a scrapbook album masterpiece. Its NOT just pages you can create, you can create CARDS too!



Like I said its not just for scrapbooking, you can also make cards, calendars and so much more with My Memories Suite. The software already comes pre-loaded with a ton of awesome layouts, papers, embelishments, etc., but they offer additional digital scrapbooking kits/paper/layouts that you can purchase.

 They also have wedding studio software and photobook studio software available. They have pre-made layouts BUT you aren't a slave to them. You can customize, re-size and crop your little heart out. You can add embellishments, journaling boxes and word art. You can even add music and narration to share online or turn it into a video.  Of course who doesn't love Freebies right? be sure to check out the free downloads they have, you'll be amazed at all the Free downloads available. But even the price for the packages is so reasonable and the great sales they have make it so affordable!


I'm sure I'll get more creative with this as I learn the software better, and learn to make better layouts, cards and more. As with anything, you need to spend the time to learn its possibilities to make it work for you.

Best  part of Digital (sometimes is obvious) of the hassle and savings of no cutting, gluing, making a mess.  I love scrapbooking, but getting all that stuff out and putting it up is why I haven't done a page in so long.  Also, it saves you time and money on printing pictures as the pictures are printed with the layout and they are perfectly cropped/sized when you do the layout.




Buy It:

Visit My Memories Suite to purchase these products. Use the code MMS4Blog for a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - $20 value! A purchase is not necessary to enter the giveaway.




Win It:

My Memories Suite is giving away digital scrapbooking software to 1 lucky winner. This giveaway is open worldwide. For a chance to win, you must do the following:
Do this by November 11th and you are in! 1 winner will be picked randomly by random.org. Please make sure that you leave a way for me to contact you or I won't be able to get this fabulous prize to you. Winners who I am unable to contact and who don't respond within 48 hours of being sent their winning email notification will forfeit their prize and I will draw another name.
Required: (You must do these 2 simple things in order to qualify for the giveaway)


1. Visit My Memories Suite , come back here and tell me about your favorite digital paper pack or layout in a comment. Make sure to leave your email address or a way for me to contact you in your comment.


2. Follow TheScrapoholic Blog (which you are HERE). Current followers count! Just in your post with which is your favorite paper pack or layout, let me know if your a Loyal Follower or New Follower, along with your email so I may get a hold of you. If you don't want to post it in the comment section just email me it @ TheScrapoholic.gmail.com subject: MMG  and let me know your user name on for posting on here, so I know who you are 


Optional/Additional Entries (NOT required just if you want to doesn't effect the out come of the winner as I will be using random.org to choose)

3. 
Blog, Tweet, Share and Tell about this giveaway to all your papercrafting friends!


4. "Like"  My Memories Suite on Facebook. Let My Memories Suite know that The Scrapoholic sent you. Current fans count!


5. 
"Like"  TheScrapoholic on Facebook. Let My Memories Suite know that The Scrapoholic sent you. Current fans count!

6. Follow  @mymemoriessuite on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway (you can tweet daily). Current followers count!

Remember, If you can't wait to win or don't win, or already own it, My Memories Suite is giving my readers a special coupon code to save $10 on the purchase of the software AND a $10 coupon to use in the MyMemories.com store - a $20 value!  Just use this coupon code: MMS4Blog to save!!  This coupon code can be used at any time and feel free to share it with your friends. I will have a button on my sidebar with the coupon code also for future use. 





The fine print: 
 I was given a copy of the software to review and give away to a reader.The products featured above was provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. These opinions expressed are my own opinions and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone.

I'll have more posts throughout the week of the giveaway to show you some of my creations and talk more about the software and how it all works and all that jazz.

Until Next Time...
Happy Crafting
TTFN Jill aka The Scrapoholic

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My Memories Giveaway


I'm thrilled to share this wonderful scrapbooking software, My Memories Suite, that I was recently introduced to, with all you, my readers.  I have been playing around with it a little and it is lots of fun and so easy to use.  I am still on that fence about digital vs. traditional and I think finding different softwares to play around with is getting me to the point of mixed. I honestly don't know if I ever will give up traditional but thinking in the far future everything will be on some sort of media and want to preserve my creations for future generations to enjoy and know who "we were". 

What is My Memories Suite version 2 software? It is a complete digital scrapbooking solution that provides a powerful set of creative tools and multiple sharing options that no other software can offer. Its has great time-saving features (as digital is supposed to be quicker and faster) which is great for a beginner to build an entire album probably about the time it takes to traditional make a few pages , or to allow the more novice to experienced scrapper to build a scrapbook album masterpiece. Its NOT just pages you can create, you can create CARDS too!



Like I said its not just for scrapbooking, you can also make cards, calendars and so much more with My Memories Suite. The software already comes pre-loaded with a ton of awesome layouts, papers, embelishments, etc., but they offer additional digital scrapbooking kits/paper/layouts that you can purchase.

 They also have wedding studio software and photobook studio software available. They have pre-made layouts BUT you aren't a slave to them. You can customize, re-size and crop your little heart out. You can add embellishments, journaling boxes and word art. You can even add music and narration to share online or turn it into a video.  Of course who doesn't love Freebies right? be sure to check out the free downloads they have, you'll be amazed at all the Free downloads available. But even the price for the packages is so reasonable and the great sales they have make it so affordable!


I'm sure I'll get more creative with this as I learn the software better, and learn to make better layouts, cards and more. As with anything, you need to spend the time to learn its possibilities to make it work for you.

Best  part of Digital (sometimes is obvious) of the hassle and savings of no cutting, gluing, making a mess.  I love scrapbooking, but getting all that stuff out and putting it up is why I haven't done a page in so long.  Also, it saves you time and money on printing pictures as the pictures are printed with the layout and they are perfectly cropped/sized when you do the layout.

Check out the layouts I did in these posts (just click the words to bring you to the posts):


Holiday Layouts





Disney Christmas Layouts





Buy It:

Visit My Memories Suite to purchase these products. Use the code MMS4Blog for a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - $20 value! A purchase is not necessary to enter the giveaway.




Win It:

My Memories Suite is giving away digital scrapbooking software to 1 lucky winner. This giveaway is open worldwide. For a chance to win, you must do the following:
Do this by November 11th! 1 winner will be picked randomly. Please make sure that you leave a way for me to contact you or I won't be able to get this fabulous prize to you. Winners who I am unable to contact and who don't respond within 48 hours of being sent their winning email notification will forfeit their prize and I will draw another name.
Required: (You must do these in order to qualify for the giveaway)


1. Visit My Memories Suite , come back here and tell me about your favorite digital paper pack or layout in a comment. Make sure to leave your email address or a way for me to contact you in your comment.
2. Follow TheScrapoholic Blog (which you are HERE). Current followers count! Just in your post let me know if your a Loyal Follower or New Follower.


Optional/Additional Entries: 

3. 
Blog, Tweet, Share and Tell about this giveaway to all your papercrafting friends!


4. "Like"  My Memories Suite on Facebook. Let My Memories Suite know that The Scrapoholic sent you. Current fans count!


5. 
"Like"  TheScrapoholic on Facebook. Let My Memories Suite know that The Scrapoholic sent you. Current fans count!

6. Follow  @mymemoriessuite on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway (you can tweet daily). Current followers count!

7. Follow @TheScrapoholic on Twitter. Current followers count!


Remember, If you can't wait to win or don't win, My Memories Suite is giving my readers a special coupon code to save $10 on the purchase of the software AND a $10 coupon to use in the MyMemories.com store - a $20 value!  Just use this coupon code: MMS4Blog to save!!  This coupon code can be used at any time and feel free to share it with your friends. I will have a button on my sidebar with the coupon code also for future use. 




The fine print: 
 I was given a copy of the software to review and give away to a reader.The products featured above was provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. These opinions expressed are my own opinions and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone.

I'll have more posts throughout the week of the giveaway to show you some of my creations and talk more about the software and how it all works and all that jazz.

Until Next Time...
Happy Crafting
TTFN Jill aka The Scrapoholic

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sketchy Saturday!


A Sketch is an “idea” or “inspiration” to get a layout or card done. You can turn the sketches 90* either way or 180* to get a different “look” add a little more embellishments, use different embellishments or shapes to fit your pictures.
 Below the Sketches you will find a “Sneak Peak” of the Design Team inspiration this week, below each inspiration picture is the Design Team Members name! Simply click their name to go to their blog, facebook fanpage, online gallery to see the full Inspiration.

Layout Sketch:

Card Sketch:


Design Team Inspiration:
Click on their names to go check out their inspiration they posted on their blogs. You won't be sorry you did, but if you don't you will be sorry you missed some beautiful inspiration.

Jann's Blog for some beautiful cards

Sarah's Blog for beautiful layout

Please take a moment and visit each of their Blogs/fanpages and leave them some loving words on their hard work on thier wonderful inspiration, they would love to hear from you and how you enjoy their work. Thanks.


Until Next time...
Happy Crafting!
TTFN Jill aka The Scrapoholic

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

MTC/SVG Monday Button Fixed!




Freebies expire after awhile and are removed as a Free download.

Sorry Freebie Has Expired

Check For $ale Tab or My Etsy Store for Possible Purchase


For those that had questioned what an MTC (Make The Cut) or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) File is.  They are files that work with an electronic die cutting machine, such as the Silhouette, BossKut, if you have an older version of either MTC (Make The Cut) or SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) you can use it on the Cricut using it with a compatible or 3rd party software,such as  MTC (Make The Cut) or SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) . There are many other machines that the 3rd party Software are compatible with. They allow you to cut the images in the different pieces to basically make a "paper peicing" of the image w/out having to hand cut because the machine does it for you. Hope that explains it?

Until Next Time...
Happy Cutting!
TTFN Jill aka The Scrapoholic

Monday, October 17, 2011

MTC/SVG Monday

Good Afternoon, sorry I forgot to get my post ready early and scheduled. I was a bit pre-occupied with my dr. appt. I had today. I had an injection, known as a nerve block, which I have had done before and not so successful. Never mind the fact that my original injury was caused by an injection and creating a complete and utter fear of needles. Though, I am home and the procedure is done and went well w/out any issues and not feeling any undue pain like the last one. Time will tell if it works, as of right this minute my arm feels great from the lidocaine but that will be wearing off soon :(  but hopefully the other meds he injected will kick in and it will do its job for hopefully for a least a week, a month would be wonderful, a couple months would be better but I'm keeping my expectations low.  However, my files for today I hope meet your expectations!

Meet the cute and furry or not so furry Halloween Monsters, Which don't necessarily need to be used just for Halloween as they are generic but absolutely adorable (i think anyways). For the .zip file which contains both the MTC and SVG Files in the one and a color picture of the monsters is just $2 for all 7 of the silly cute monsters. (most other sites charge $1 up to $4 for just one character).




Check For $ale Tab or My Etsy Store for Possible Purchase



MTC is all in one file and each layer is a different color
SVG is in several files in order to fit all the pieces and there is a color Picture which hopefully helps for the different layers. 

I wish I knew how to export from Make the Cut to a SVG file in color and in the multi layer like MTC does?
Is that possible or does SVG files just not work that way?

DESIGN TEAM INSPIRATION

Please head over to the Design Team Blogs and see more on their awesome inspirational work. They work just as hard on their projects as I do on making the files and I know the'd love some lovin'.  Even if you just checked one of the boxes under their posts about how you feel. It only takes a minute to put a smile on someone's face.  Thanks



Thanks!

Until Next Time...
...Happy Crafting
TTFN Jill

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sketchy Saturday!


A Sketch is an “idea” or “inspiration” to get a layout or card done. You can turn the sketches 90* either way or 180* to get a different “look” add a little more embellishments, use different embellishments or shapes to fit your pictures.
 Below the Sketches you will find a “Sneak Peak” of the Design Team inspiration this week, below each inspiration picture is the Design Team Members name! Simply click their name to go to their blog, facebook fanpage, online gallery to see the full Inspiration.

Layout Sketch:

Card Sketch:

Design Team Inspiration:
Click on their names to go check out their inspiration they posted on their blogs



Please take a moment and visit each of their Blogs/fanpages and leave them some loving words on their hard work on thier wonderful inspiration, they would love to hear from you and how you enjoy their work. Thanks.


Until Next time...
Happy Crafting!
TTFN Jill aka The Scrapoholic

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sketchy Saturday!


A Sketch is an “idea” or “inspiration” to get a layout or card done. You can turn the sketches 90* either way or 180* to get a different “look” add a little more embellishments, use different embellishments or shapes to fit your pictures.
 Below the Sketches you will find a “Sneak Peak” of the Design Team inspiration this week, below each inspiration picture is the Design Team Members name! Simply click their name to go to their blog, facebook fanpage, online gallery to see the full Inspiration.

Layout Sketch:

Card Sketch:

Design Team Inspiration:
Click on their names to go check out their inspiration they posted on their blogs




Please take a moment and visit each of their Blogs/fanpages and leave them some loving words on their hard work on thier wonderful inspiration, they would love to hear from you and how you enjoy their work. Thanks.


Until Next time...
Happy Crafting!
TTFN Jill aka The Scrapoholic

Friday, October 7, 2011

Disney Mini Scrapbook Album On-Line E-Class

Ok, so I should have had this all done like, last week or earlier this week! But I confess i am a major procrastinator when it comes to stuff I don't like to do you know like laundry, or dusting or writing tutorials. Not that its hard, its just boring, ok writing tutorials, are a bit hard kinda like Algerbra (for those of us who aren't math people) or say poetry (for those of you who aren't ? I don't know what you call that) anyways, I think you get the idea. As you can see, I am quite capable of babbling on and on especially if you've been a follower for awhile and then I stray off subject and come back, like I am doing right now. So on with it I say!

I have made this adorable Mini Disney Scrapbook Album and decided to make it into a vertual on-line (e-class) class. What is a Virtual On-line/E-Class? Well its like those college classes you take on your computer, except this is a one time deal and for fun! So, since I can't come to your house and you can't come to mine cause we live so far from each other :(, I've made written instructions (the ones I procrastinated on doing) and a video tutorial, plus well the most important thing the album kit to go together on how to make this adorable Disney Mini Album.
  What does it all entail and what do you get?

  • 1 Plain Mini White 3 ring Book that measures approx. 5.5" x 8" (yes big enough to put regular pictures in! a few will need to be trimmed)
  • All The paper pieces already pre-trimmed for ease of putting it together
  • The written instructions via e-mail (1.to keep cost down & 2. to save a few trees 3.You can still choose to print it yourself) which is nice to have the instructions to make another similar book.
  • Flip-Flaps Which are photo sleeves to add extra pictures in the book, if you don't get it don't worry once you see the video you will just LOVE Them!
  • All the embellishments needed (not all shown in finished pages cause there is a few bonus features to finishing the book!)
  • Of course that includes the ribbon 

Basically everything you need to assemble the mini Scrapbook album with the exception of adhesive that is the one thing you will need to supply yourself, oh and ink pads if you choose to Ink the edges of the papers as I am leaving that as an option since not everyone like that technique.

Here are some visual aids for you to see what you will be making! (if you haven't already seen on my facebook fan Page)

Cover

Page 1

Page 2 & 3

Page 4 & 5

Page 6 & 7

Page  8 & 9

Page 10
Page 10 showing a Flip Flap

Page 11


Page 12 & 13

Page 14 Pocket page w/3 Pull out tags

Page 15

Page 16 & inside back Cover
How do you sign up? Simple Just click the BUY IT NOW paypal button below to reserve your Mini Album Kit. There are sadly Limited quantities :(  I only Have 20! The nice thing is I am giving the option of a Donation of only $2 for the instructions and link to the video tutorial so you can still make a book but will have to find your own supplies. I am looking thru my papers to see if I have enough papers to give an option of the Kit w/out the book. Sadly, the book is discontinued from CTMH :(  So If I can find enough papers because many are discontinued papers too I will have a new post offering that as an option. I wish I could have more or knew they were discontinuing this cute book :(  See what happens when you procrastinate! if I had come up with this idea with these books when I first ordered them for a gathering (that got canceled :( ) I would be able to have ordered more! So Hurry before they are sold out!
However, the great news is all the profits are going to help My family & I pay off my ever growing medical bills. I just realized yesterday when i was filling out more paperwork to see yet another Doctor that I am coming up on 4 years! WoW! It took this long to finaly sink in and hit me with the reality of realtity of this life long situation!
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The Cost is $25 for the Disney Mini Album Full Kit (You supply your own adhesive and ink pads) with $5 Priority shipping within the US ONLY!  



Until Next Time...
Happy Crafting
TTFN Jill (aka The Scrapoholic)

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