Sunday, January 31, 2010

Love is in the Air!

From now until Valentine's day....  I'll be searching for you some of the most beautiful love quotes, love layouts, love kits, best all time romantic movies, romantic recipes,  music, and things I love! I'll also be starting a blog love party which will be full of prizes and inspirations.


Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."


by me!  


by rva  


Saturday, January 30, 2010

My three favorite things are hair fashion, scrapbooking, and music! so of course when I get a chance I would love to share with you.

 so my three favs today are




Friday, January 29, 2010

So what is Digital Scrapbooking?

So have you made your way to my blog with simple curiosity of what digital scrapbooking is??

Digital Scrapbooking is a creative art form and a unique craft that allows you to create albums and pages for albums all on computers. You are able to use basic or advance photo editing software to uniquely combine pre-created graphic images to place with your family photos.

Here is an example of what a digital scrapbooking layout looks like

This is a layout I created using what they call a "kit" created by a wonderful woman named Shawna Clingerman. 

So now you are asking and wondering 

What is a kit?

a kit is a collection of similar graphics designed by someone that will work very easily in photo editing software.
This kit is called Kickstart and you purchase them from Digital Scrapbooking stores 

Here Shawna has set up an image that shows you everything that is include in her kit.

So before I explain what the kit is you'll need alittle glossary..... and the lovely CropMom has one for you

So now that you have a simple understanding of what digital scrapbooking entails... next you need to know what kind of photo editing programs you have or you need to have.

will be your most commonly used

adobe photoshop cs3 is what I use, and its what all my tutorials and demos will be on.

So lets sum up what you need to have to begin a digital scrapbooking layout.

1.A computer that has a photo editing software such as photoshop.
2. A digital kit with that suits your photo.
3. A photo in JPEG format.

you have that... you are ready to begin. I'll be back soon to give you a step by step tutorial on creating your first digital layout.

xoxo Susan

I need some scrapping therapy

Its one of those days where life has just taken over........... and I haven't been able to have some real scrapping therapy. Today I'm too busy! I think it should just be a requirement, that we stop all else and just simply create a great page. Well I've been going through some galleries looking for amazing inspiration. I always turn to 3 places

Sweet Shoppe Designs

One their main page you'll see this beautiful layout by Annie


My second place to go is 

and look at this fantastic layout on their main page by Whit 

lastly I love to stop by

The Lilypad

They have one of the most fantastic simply because they have some of the most fantastic designers.


This layout is made by Cherryberry  

and so its Friday which also means my favorite store also has its New Release day. Lets focus on some scrapping therapy tho and I'll highlight a new kit which will make you just have to scrap...... trust me!!

and a layout I made with it


so I hope that has given you some scrapping inspiration! 
xoxo Susan

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Haitian Charity..... Over 100 designers have come together!!!

for one simple and amazing cause over 100 hundred different designers have teamed in teams of two to bring two amazing kits!!

So I'm sure everyone by now knows what has happened, so I'll spare that and I'll just link you up to these amazing products to help send your support.

I've teamed up with
Amanda Heimann Designs
Amy Sumrall
AnnaBV Designs
Cindy Schneider
Dani Alencar
DeCrow Designs
Designs by Julie Bullock
Elegant WordArt by Bethany
et designs
Faith True Originals
Fizzy Pop Designs
FruitLoOp Sally
Holly Designs
Irene Alexeeva
Jady Day Studio
Jennifer Barrette
July Designs
Karina Designs
Kristin Aagard
Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Krystal Hartley
Lauren Grier
Lauren Reid
LCC by Amy Stoffel
Lyndsay Riches
Mag Designs
Megan Turnidge
Melissa Bennett
Miss Tiina
mle Card
Palvinka Designs
Penny Springmann
Pixel Geek Designs
Sabrina Dupre
Scrapping With Liz
Studio Flergs
Studio Tangie
Susan Robinson Designs
SuzyQ Scraps
Tracey Howard
Tracie Stroud
Vera Lim
Wild Dandelion Designs
Ziggle Designs

all to bring a kit called ONE LOVE!

You can pick it up for only 20 dollars here
now the collab I only have a sneak peek for you, and I didn't participate with this, but some of the designers I work with did.

xoxo Susan

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Under Construction

So we are going to be looking a little funny around here!! We are working on changing things around. I thought it was time for an update........ trust me I know you guys agree.

with the new update I'm also going to be spicing this thing up a bit. You'll be seeing more personal posts, along with weekly scrapbooking tips, and inspiration.

soooo don't forget.........

I am having a call!

and I'm going to leave you with 3 things........ fashion/scrapbooking/music!!! <--- signing off....... srd!

xoxo Susan