30 September 2008

Viovio! I love these guys!

I've been researching photobook printing services and sneaking up on the big guys is Viovio! What caught my eye at first was their ability to do a 5x5 minibook. After I lost a lot of my files on my EHD, I only had 6x6 versions of many of my layouts. Printing them at 5x5 was the perfect answer. Best of all, they are the most economical solution I've found!

Click the image below to check them out for yourself.


Here's what my wee booklet looks like: glossy paper cover with 15 satin finish, back-to-back pages (featuring 30 layouts). The price for the 5x5 size includes two booklets...a nice feature for gift giving!
(Note: the cover in the photo below is smaller than the open booklet
because it's a separate photo placed on top just so you could see it.)

27 September 2008

Vote for me!

I have two summer-themed layouts in a competition at Penscrappers.com and YOU can help me win! Just click on the "Vote" button next to each of the layouts.

Vote 4 me at PenScrappers.com!

Vote 4 me at PenScrappers.com!

You can vote for as many as you want, but only once per layout (the system does remember).

So, what do I get if I get a lot of votes? There are some really cool prizes: 10 entrants win a nice new
Wacom Bamboo Fun pen and tablet (neato!) and one grand-prize winner takes home a Bamboo Fun, a camera, and a printer! Not to mention bragging rights! LOL!

Thanks for looking...and voting. Please pass the word!

Design Your Own Postcards!

A postcard is a piece of heavy cardstock measuring at least 3.5" by 4.25" and no larger than 5" by 6" (according to postal regulations) with an address and postage stamp on the right half of one side. Nothing special or magic about them, so why not make your own!

Use your favorite digital scrapbooking kit or a favorite photo or both to send an inexpensive and thoughtful note to a son or daughter away at school or camp, a relative overseas in the service, or even as invitations to your next party. Did you know, 4x6 bragbook templates are perfect for making a postcard? Here's one I made using my Just-in-Time bragbook template set 1 and a few random elements and papers. The font is Baveuse.

The easiest postcard to make is to simply take a 4x6 photo, draw the usual postcard markings on the back, write your message, and put a stamp on it. Seriously! You can also apply specially made, pre-printed postcard backing that you can peel and stick to give your photo or layout extra stiffness. That way your special postcard will not jam up the machines at the post office...they hate that!

A few other details to know...
  • It cannot be printed on just plain paper (too thin) and it cannot be creased or folded over because it will get stuck in the machines.
  • If you use a photo, it will probably get a bit scratched up during the trip through the mail.
  • If you print your own at home on an ink jet, it will run and smear if it gets wet. Use a laser printer, a special photo printer such as the Epson PictureMate, or your favorite digital photo processing center.
So...now that you know how easy it is...why not make a few dozen today!

18 September 2008

Arrrr! Buy my treasures for only $1 each!

Hey, all you scurvy scrappers...in honor of TLAP Day, I'm selling all my treasures at only $1 each!* Even my newly released "Here There Be Pirates" kit, its two add-on packs, AND the bracket book (pictured below)!

But HURRY! This bounty will only last for two days - Friday and Saturday - and then it'll be back to business as usual! Arrrr!

What arrrrrr you waiting for? Go grab ye some bountiful booty! Don't forget, all the other rascally pirate gals are selling off their treasures, too!

* Pssst...come a little closer...all my Commercial Use products are only $3 each!

Yo ho! Yo ho! Tomorrow is Talk Like A Pirate (TLAP) Day!

Sail on over to Plain Digital Wrapper to join in on our 2nd annual "Pillage and Plunder" sale!

While cruising around YouTube, I found this great video featuring George Harrison singing his little known hit, The Pirate Song. Aye, matey, it be a good one! LOL!

Want to learn more about the official TLAP Day? Click here.