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June 30, 2009

Take Two!

Nice and Summery, those are the two words for today. Take two pics and using those words as your inspiration you may find some great shots today. Here are mine covering those words:

NICE=my kids being nice to each other...I know, I know rare photo op!!!


SUMMERY ( when I see this I just want to go AHHHHHHHHHHH!)

Lead Tag Artist Marcie has created some more tags for us for today in two's

June 29, 2009

The Latest from The Groovy Sketch Artists

From our sketch team this month we have some lovely layouts after the girls used Lissa's latest sketch. Surprise! I also played along!

The Sketch of the Month designed by Lissa, Lead Sketch Artist and her layout:




Groovy Deborah

June 27, 2009

Digi Scrappin'

According to Mandi, Lead Digi Artist there are a few tips for starting out with Digi Scrapbooking. Here they are:

Digital Scrapbooking Tip:
Beginner Digital Scrapbooking 101

There are many ways to digi scrap.. there is no right and no wrong way to do it!
As for programs to use..
Adobe Photo Shop~ Rather expensive.. Around 700.00 for the basic verision and around 1100.00 for the extended version.. Yep.. I know. .Crazy prices! LOL

Then you have
Paint Shop Pro- Alot cheaper.. for 80.00 you can buy the newest version OR for 50.00 you can upgrade if you have an older version.. I have PSP XI and I love it!!

Gimp~ Totally free.. And Just in my opinion.. not quite as good as PSP BUT it does get the job done.

Then there are sites like Scrapblog has all the embellishments/papers/lettering right on site.. It used to be a totally free site.. now there are some things you do have to pay for.. but it is a quick fix.. and the best part is.. NO downloading!!.. Thats right, you don't have to download anything to your computer! - All quick pages that you add your picture too right on site, again No downloading!! Another free site. Not as good as scrapblog.. and not too much of a selection either... but if your looking for quick and simple, this is the site for you. No downloadinng from this site either..

If you decide to go with PSP, Adobe or Gimp.. Great!! Now your probably wondering about kits, papers, lettering, embellishments and more right? Well no worries.. On the wonderful world wide web there are TONS and TONS of free digital scrapbooking elements & kits just waiting for you to download them!!

You can try sites like (gorgeous designs by the way) (More gorgeous kits!!)

Once you found a kit you would like to download, there will be a link usually below the image of the kit you want to download. Click on that link and it should take you to a 4shared account or another site like 4shared. It will ask you to click download .. click and download.. once your done with the download, unzip, open your Photo program you are working with, open up the kit you downloaded, pick what ever paper/elements you want to use and you are good to go.

With most kits you will need to resize the elements.. Once you resize everything you just copy and paste the picture and elements on to the paper you have chosen, arrange the elements, wording, titling and pic how you want and viola!! It is done! You should of created your first masterpiece!!

Now here is a layout created by Mandi using the theme of weddings.

and from Jackie...

June 25, 2009

Mini Time!!!

Sometimes when Summer is in full swing we find it hard to sit still for longer than an hour to get our scrapbooking time in, but if you put your mind to it you CAN create something small that will fulfill that need to create. Here is a new project from Lead Mini Artist Ange showing how that can be done!

June 24, 2009

Where'd You Go This Past Week?

Did you remember to take pics where you spent time this past week? Where'd ya go? Keep your camera handy :) I have so enjoyed the pool and just relaxing in the sun...for a change of pace!

Now how about a walk down Memory Lane with Michelle our Lead Vintage Artist?


June 23, 2009

Two Thoughts for TwoZday

Need something new to journal about? Try these:

1.Are you married? If so do you remember all the details of planning your wedding?
2. If you are married...did you have any mishaps on your wedding day?

If you are a June bride this month..congrats and Happy Anniversary to those celebrating too :)


Two for TwoZday

It's TwoZday, yay!

Lead Alter Artist has two projects for sharing today!!! Cute right?

June 21, 2009

A Surprise for the 2 Page Sketch Team!!!

The If It's Groovy 2 Page Artists chose a layout this month to work from which has been designed by Mindy Radio...little did they know but I asked her to share that layout with us and her words concerning it! Hope you all love it!!! Special thanks to Mindy for letting the team borrow her layout as their inspiration too :)

"I had a really hard time with this LO, as I do most 2 page LOs. They sit on my desk for weeks while I keep re-working them. But once I found this Vintage Moon paper by Pink Paislee it finally came together for me. I wanted to keep it simple because I absolutely loved this pictures and wanted them to really be the focus this time instead of journaling."

Lead 2 Page Artist Amy

2 Page Sketch Artist Marci

2 Page Sketch Artist Genie

Canvas Faithbooking with Debbie

Lead Faithbooking Artist Debbie has a new project for us this morning. Here is her canvas layout with an extra copy of the enlarged area of the detailing as well as a supply list.

"Original Acrylic painting by me on canvas, I used the sewing machine around the frame of the painting and a Prima notepad journalling page with Heidi grace Chipboard letters and pen. With feet eyelets."
John 6:19 So When they had rowed about 3 or 4 miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid
"My interpretation: Many of us are afraid of anything that is different to what we are used to. All we need to do is ask if Jesus himself is in this or not. These days, I rely on myself alot more than God. And that is dangerous. I really should concentrate on what he wants for my life for it is better than what I imagine for myself. This for me is the "seeing Jesus walk on the water moment" - I am afraid. Its different to what I am used too. I must trust him though with my whole heart."

June 20, 2009

Introducing If It's Groovy's FIRST Pieces & Parts Designer!!!

A few weeks ago I sent out a message on the Fiskateer board that I would RAC someone with some pieces and some parts of several Fiskars products that I had here that I wanted to see put to use. Of the entries Misty's name was drawn by random draw.

Meet Misty Kenner!

I live in Mckinney, TX just north of Dallas-go Cowboys! I have a 7 yr. old daughter that I homeschool & she is also very creative & loves to be artsy. I also have a home daycare so I NEED to scrapbook. LOL
I started scrapbooking many years ago but not seriously until about 3 yrs, ago. I couldn't believe how much things had changed! I love the creativity of it all now & that is what keeps me going. It has become more of a creative outlet for me & the memories I am preserving are just a bonus.
Some sites I really enjoy are my fave. I am also a new Fiskateer & that is a really fun site. Memories by Design & Pages in Time. I also follow a few blogs.
I am a total Tim Holtz fanatic right now & I also always love using buttons, flowers & stickles.
I don't think I really have a 'style' I just like to try new & different things so it seems like my pages are all over the place.
I do lots of altering things, making ATC's, cards, & mini albums. I just love getting creative!

I asked Misty what makes her a groovy chick too :)

"I guess I am groovy because I love to have fun & learn new things."

You can check in on Misty at these places:

I think she did an awesome job on this challenge!


Leave a comment here and your name may be drawn to receive goodies by mail to be the next Pieces & Parts Designer!!!

Card Art

Using a sketch from our Card Artist's Jenny and Niki_Ray have created two great cards to share. Here they are along with the borrowed sketch:)

Lead Card Artist Jenny

Card Artist Niki_Ray

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