Monday, January 28, 2008

Sneak Peek

My first tutorial has been published at Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine Blog. Stop by to see step by step instructions on how I created my Hybrid layout. Don't forget to keep checking back daily for inspiring projects created by the Design Team.

Friday, January 25, 2008

What A Week!

Today is Frank's 38th Birthday. The kids and I surprised him with balloons, presents and Apple pie last night (he doesn't like cake - it's the funniest thing)Tonight we are celebrating by taking the kids to his parents house and going to see Tower of Power in concert. Tower of Power is one of his favorite bands so he is excited about getting to see them on his birthday.

All week long here we have pouring rain, so it has kept us in other than school and the typical errands. Matthew has a cold and his asthma has been acting up, so I've been trying to keep his activity low, which is darn near impossible with a 5 year old. There's good news though...
On Tuesday I received an email from PaperCrafts Magazine that I will have 2 cards published in their upcoming Holdiay Cards & More, Volume 3. This is my first pub for PaperCrafts so I am super excited about it. Here are a couple of projects that I submitted that didn't make it into the mag. I just love the way they came out so I thought I would share them anyway.

Have a Great weekend!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Submission calls at Scrapbook Dimensions magazine

Scrapbook Dimensions magazine is for artists who wish to enhance their creativity by embracing and blending both the traditional paper products as well as digital products. Our readership reaches an international audience while we are the very first magazine to focus on what we call "hybrid" scrapbooking.
We want to feature art that reaches new levels of creativity.
We accept General Submissions at any time!
If you would like to contribute to Volume 2, Issue 2, Scrapbook Dimensions is currently requesting: (scroll down to read Submission Instructions at bottom)
- Hybrid Projects / Layouts with Summer Themes
- Hybrid Projects / Layouts Focused on End of School
- Hybrid Mother's Day and Father's Day Projects / Layouts
- Hybrid Cards
- Hybrid Altered Art
- Hybrid Projects / Layouts scrapping your Independence from your vices, stresses, etc. (Scrapbook what or how you became independent from something.)
- Hybrid Projects / Layouts focused on What you are grateful for and your Freedoms
- Hybrid Projects / Layouts with GLITTER TECHNIQUES (digital and traditional)
- Hybrid Projects / Layouts highlighting New Year Resolutions

* If you are a traditional scrapper, show us how you can use the computer to add to your scrapping projects.
* If you are a digital scrapper, show us how you can include a hands-on approach.
Artwork may have been previously posted and viewed on-line, but may not have been published before in a magazine or feature article.
If your project doesn't fit the categories, still submit!
SCRAPBOOK DIMENSIONS MAGAZINE ACCEPTS GENERAL ENTRIES ON AN ONGOING BASIS for possible inclusion in the magazine or other ongoing projects.
Let us know if you have an idea for an article, project, or special technique by emailing submissions@scrapbookdimensions.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Compensation at this time:
2 print copies of the magazine
To submit
1.Please state in the subject line of your email which issue and which category you are submitting to.
2. Please include your name, address, email, and daytime phone number.
3.Submit your scanned or digital image at 72 dpi, Emails must be no larger than 500 mb.
4.You must be able to supply detailed instructions to your project.
5.It is essential that you point out which part is using traditional methods and which part uses your computer even though it may seem obvious.
6.All submissions need a supply list
Send your project to Deadline is February 15

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

For those wanting to learn digital scrapbooking....

hybrid scrapbooking, hybrid card-making or the latest computer tricks and trends that you see in the magazines, I highly recommend Digital & Hybrid Scrapbooking & Card-Making with Photoshop Elements by Patty Debowski . I received it in the mail last week, and I have spent countless hours devulging it. Let me just say WOW! This book is huge - 384 pages crammed full of useful information. Included in the book is easy to learn techniques, step by step instructions, shortcuts, and a DVD filled with digital goodies created by talented designers. Because I am a self-taught digital and Hybrid scrapper I had alot of questions about techniques and resolution that they don't cover in the magazines. This book answered my questions and covers it all. I can't imagine the time that was spent creating this book, she truly covered everything. I have a copy of it sitting on my desk right now to divert back to when I need a little help. This book is a must-have in my opinion. You can find the book here.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Scrapbook Dimensions Dream Team Toot!

The announcement has been made and I can finally spill about the amazing opportunity to design for Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine. I have been walking on air since I found out, but had to keep it bottled up till they made the official announcement. Calls orginally went out on the 24th of December, we were visiting our family in Las Vegas, NV for Christmas. I kept checking the website to see if they made an announcement. Since, I didn't get a call or an email, I figured I didn't get the position. Then when we returned home on the 28th, imagine my surprise when editor Cindy Wyckoff personally called me to tell me the good news! I was speechless for a moment, I think I uttered something about being on vacation, and I just kept saying that I couldn't believe that I was talking to her. Most of our conversation is a blur, good thing I got out a pen and paper and wrote the important stuff down!
I feel incredibly blessed to be given this awesome opportunity, what an amazing way to start the New Year! You can read the announcement here. While your there check out their special subscription offer!