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Scrapbook Your Own Gratitude Journal! Tutorial

gratitude_journal_basic_greyI had an email from Basic Grey today to let me know about a new craft video using one of their Collection packs.  It is a video on how to make a Gratitude Journal.

If you have seen any of my previous articles on Intentional Scrapbooking and my musings on “the Secret” then you will know what a graditude journal is, but suffice to say that it is merely a place where you write your thank you’s for all those things you are grateful for in your life.  Feeling gratitude for what you already have should bring you more things you can feel grateful for!!!  That’s the theory!

Anyway, the tutorial is on the Basic Grey website and they have also included a downloadable PDF of the inside pages for you to print out and use.  Obviously you can use any papers to make your journal!

So head on over and take a look at the video tutorial.

FREE Download – Genuine Vintage Letter

I’ve had a request for some Vintage letters for use on cards and scrapbook pages!  I mentioned a while ago about some Very old Genuine letters my husband had in his possession. (click here for the article and video)

sundayl_vintage_script_let1Anyway Sue, from Canada, has asked if I could let her know where she can download any of the scans I made. 

Well, I did use one of the letters in my downloadable “Colourful Beauty” Collection of Printable Papers over on the ICanCraftNow.com website.

And two of the Subscriber Freebies were made from that collection of papers (June and July 2009).

However, as the Subscriber Freebie for the Aug/Sep 2010 Issue of my Newsletter, I have included a raw scan of one of the letters!  Subscribers can just print this out and use it as a background for a number of different projects!

So to take advantage… you need to subscribe!

Free Scrapbooking Supplies from Your Friends!

How do you get your friends to gladly GIVE you Scrapbooking Supplies?  (and they can also be used for cardmaking.) What Scrapbooking items am I talking about? 

Well you have probably guessed from the photograph… yes… ribbons.  Those annoying ribbons you (and your friends) find in the inside shoulders of blouses, jumpers, t-shirts and even on the inside waistbands of trousers and skirts (although they are handy for hanging the skirts on hangers so might be worth keeping those!).

Some Free ribbons from my friend!

Tell all your non-scrapbooking friends that you are happy to recycle all the ribbons from their clothes, and they will gladly hand them over!  They get rid of the menace of peek-a-boo hoops from under their clothing and you get 2 x pieces of ribbon per garment (usually 10-12 inches each). 

When I went into the office one morning these were waiting for me on my desk! And I keep finding the them, all different colours… and the pal concerned is very pleased they have found a use rather than just throwing them in the bin!

Now that HAS to be a “Win-Win” situation!!

Card Making Freebie – December 09

A couple of weeks before we moved from our old house I decided to create some hand made Thank You cards for our neighbours as they have been good neighbours and Honey, especially, has made lots of friends to play with.  Here they are!…

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Here is just one of them (I made 5 in all).  To get an idea of size, the card base is 5.5 inches square.  The papers are K&Co I believe (although when writing this all my papers are still packed up so I can’t check!)

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And here is a close up…

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I thought I would make the sentiment on these cards available as a FREEBIE download.  Although I used these cards because I was moving house, the same sentiment could be used for any occasion, even for Christmas, or as a Thank You after Christmas.  Will you need to thank them for their patience because of your noisy New Year’s Eve party perhaps! ;-)

So here is the download… pictured below. To download the sentiment, click on the sentiment below to open the bigger version and then right click the bigger one and “Save picture As” to wherever you want to on your computer.  It’s a normal jpg (picture) file and you can print in your usual way.  The resolution is set to 300dpi and therefore it’s suitable for quality printing. and it’s the same one I have used on the cards above.

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Vintage Style Card – Free Images

I made a card and a half at my crop today!  I thought I would make some vintage style cards with some pictures I have downloaded from the internet and here is the result of the card I actually finished.  This wasn’t because it took me a long time to make, but after the demo and then chatting and helping the other members with their projects, I don’t really get much time to start a full scrapbook page.

Lady in Snow Vintage Style Card by SundayL

I have downloaded a lot of images from Heidi who has a website/blog called Shabby Chic Papirskatter.  All the images are free and good quality and it’s well worth a visit.  The picture I used on the card above is only printed on ordinary (but premium quality) paper at normal printer settings (ie not photo quality) and it looks just fine.

You can visit Heidi’s Blog here and download these lovely images for yourself.  THIS is the link to the post with the same image as I have used in the card above.  If you leave a comment on her blog I would be grateful if you mentioned you’ve come from here SundayL Designs.com.

Scrapbook Sketchbook Winners announced – Video Draw!

Hi there,  I thought I would film a “video draw”… I can’t really call it a live draw, can I? 

But I announce the three winners of the Scrapbook Sketchbooks and all you need to do as a winner is send me an email to
sunday @ SundayLDesigns.com
with your name and full postal address and I can get these off in the post to you straight away.

I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone for taking the time to come over and leave a comment.  There will be more scrapbooking giveaways.

And I apologise now for the sound being slightly out of sync… technology eh!

Video: Make a Scrapbooking Sketchbook with free download

You know how when it’s your birthday, and you go into the office (assuming you work in an office by day, or have done so at one time) strangely it’s You who is expected to “get the cakes in”?!  Well in the spirit of that tradition… although it is the birthday of the SimplyScrapbookingNow Newsletter… it’s the Newsletter giving the FREEBIE to All along with a video tutorial (which gives more information too)!

Every month I send the Newsletter subscribers some sort of freebie download, but this month the freebie is available to Everyone and it is available right here! 

Scrapbook Sketchbook

Above is a sketchbook I have made which was inspired by Kristina Werner at Kwernerdesigns.com.  Kristina made a sketchbook for Card makers and there is a free download of the template for the inside pages.

I thought the sketchbook was a great idea (and prettier than an ordinary notebook too!) so I decided to make one myself, but for scrapbooking sketches, so my inside pages have squares on them instead of card dimensions.

I then thought that as I had to make the inside pages anyway, I would share the printout with you.  And I am also sharing the title block too which says “Scrapbook Sketches” on the front cover. The download links are below.

I am ALSO giving away these 3 sketchbooks books that I have made already – one of which, I actually made in the video (below) and to win one you just need to leave a comment on this post and on 30th September 3 people will be picked at random and I will be posting these books out as soon as I have addresses from the winners.

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So here are the downloads in US letter and A4 versions – RIGHT click and “save target as”.

Click HERE to download the PDF of the inside pages

Click HERE to download the PDF of the Title Block

Click HERE to download the PDF of the inside pages (A4 version)

Click HERE to download the PDF of the Title Block (A4 version)

I’d like to thank Kristina for her inspiration – you should check out her blog… especially if you are also a card maker!

So here is the video… I hope you enjoy it. 

Newsletter subscriber Freebie – a Quickpage by SundayL

I mentioned a while ago (I think) that I am working on a fairly dark set of printable papers (hybrid crafting).  I decided to give away a downloadable quick page to all my Newsletter Subscribers in August, and this is it.

Free Subscriber QuickPage by SundayL

If you would like your own free copy of the page, become a subscriber and you’ll have instant access to the latest issue, just click the “Subscriber Freebies” link on the right column of the Newsletter and you can download all the past freebies!

Here is how I printed it out using MS Word (rather than a photo program).

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My new collection of papers, “Dark Beauty”, will be on sale soon at ICanCraftnow.com

Freebie “Die-cut Style” Butterflies

I have just uploaded the July Freebie for All Newsletter Subscribers!  Yep… they are free if you are a Subscriber to the SimplyScrapbookingNow.com Newsletter.  You can sign up for free and you will gain instant access to all the previous freebies too (there is a link in every newsletter).  So hello to all my subscribers – I hope you like the downloable gift this month.

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Anyway, inspired by a page full of die-cut Butterflies from K&Co which I was lucky enough to receive from a freind recently, I decided to create a set of die-cut style shapes from my latest Collection of papers.  I say die-cut style because, obviously, they are ready “to be” cut out!

These Butterflies and Hearts have been “cut” from the Colourful Beauty Collection of 12 hybrid papers, (which also has a free bonus paper in the pack) and one of the free addon papers (from last month).

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With 8 different Butterflies and 2 different Hearts, they can be used on many projects. The delicate colours of the papers lend themselves to baby, feminine and whimsical cards and scrapbook pages.

I had a quick go with layering three butterflies, one paper, one vellum and another acetate, and here is the finished item…

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The transparent paper and acetate don’t photograph well, but this would make a nice topper for a card, or gift box, don’t you think?

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Here is another shot of the butterfly… the two bottom layers are the same butterfly, but the top is a contrasting one.   I used PVA glue on the body of the butterfly to adhere them all together.free-butterfly1

Here is a picture showing the three layers more clearly.

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I hope you enjoy your freebie… don’t forget you can sign up for the newsletter HERE.

Scrapbooking Newsletter Freebie for May

Here is a layout I made today using the free patterned paper that I have just released to all subscribers to the SimplyScrapbookingNow.com Newsletter!  It’s the May FREEBIE.

On the River.

I have to admit to making this page VERY quickly!  It took about an hour from printing out the paper, choosing and printing a photograph to taking a photo of the finished page.

The Journaling and title blocks are from the Blue Damask Scrapbooking Kit at the ICanCraftNow.com site.  This patterned paper is an Add-On to that kit so it matches in very well.

Here are some close ups…

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