Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Digi Scrapping in 24x12


Hi Fellow Crazy Crafters!!

At CKC San Marcos, I was able to volunteer some time in a couple of classrooms for Patty, aka The Digital Scrapbook Teacher.  If you’ve never been to her site or attended her classes, you’re missing out!  She is fluent in PhotoShop Elements and teaches you step-by-step how to achieve the look you’re going for…………and she has awesome page templates!!




Anyway, I visited her store booth (of course) and was in awe of the quantity of CDs she had available for purchase! 

The template I used can be found in Set C.  This is what the template looked like when I started:


This is the page I made using the template above and photos taken by Kellukas Photography back in November. 

st clair family24x12 page copy

As you can see, I removed the small photo blocks at the top of the page, added some text and moved the flourish up. 

Once I was done editing - and of course, saving - my page, cropped it down to be 2 12x12 pages, as shown below……

st clair family left page

st clair family right page

They will each be printed as a 12x12 page, which I can then put into my 12x12 scrapbook album.  I think I prefer the 24x12 templates over the 12x12 now.  I wish I had know when I visited her booth……. I sure hope she does a sale on these soon!  *sigh* 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon!  :-)


Billie’s Scrappetique 

PS – don’t mind my bad hair day!  It was humid and windy that day and my hair WAS NOT cooperating AT ALL!!!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Easy Canvas Prints - Review


I recently received an email from Brendan at Easy Canvas Prints asking if I’d be interested in receiving a free 8x10 canvas in exchange for a review and side-bar advertising on my blog.  Sure!  I can always use a canvas, right?  ;-)

The code he sent me was for a free 8x10, or a credit equal to the price of an 8x10 canvas toward another size if I’d like an upgrade.  Cool! 

I chose to have this photo printed on canvas so I could have a little something for our master bathroom.  If any of you know me at all, you know that I LOVE PURPLE!!  My bedroom is dark purple…………….and one day, my master bathroom will be too……… this was very fitting!!!  ;o)


We chose to do a wrapped canvas, which means that the photo wraps around the edges of the canvas. 

Note:  A wrapped canvas means you’re going to lose some of your photo on the front of the canvas, but it does wrap around the sides.  If you look at the photo above and then look at the canvas, you’ll see what I’m talking about.  

The end result is gorgeous and will look even better when I get my bathroom wall painted.  LOL

So……..if you’re in need of a canvas, I recommend Easy Canvas Prints!  They’re located in Austin Texas, their end-product is beautiful, the canvas was packaged very well and their shipping was quick! 

If you have any questions, let me know! 

Thanks to Brendan & Easy Canvas Prints for allowing me to receive this canvas in exchange for advertising.  If you ever need me to do it again……………;-)


Billie’s Scrappetique

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Video


At the Creating Keepsakes Convention this weekend, my friends & I had a BLAST!!!  Here is a photo someone took of the three of us with Melody’s iPhone. 

Billie Mel and Tina

(left to right:  Billie, Melody, Tina)

Someone else took a photo with my digital camera and I’m not kidding when I say they’re terrible!  One photo, Tina’s eyes are closed.  In another one, my eyes are closed.  One we’re all looking at something else, one we’re blurry and the last one, the one that actually turned out okay, well….we just look like death from our lack-of sleep weekend!  ha ha!!  What gives?  LOL

Anyway, during my shopping excursions, I (of course) stopped to visit with the always-sweet Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations.  She was doing a demo on one of their flower petal stamps that I did a video of.  And yes……..I did buy this set!  As soon as I can function and make complete sentences again get some sleep, I’ll play with those and some other things I got this weekend. 

Here is the video:

I hope you all have an AWESOME week! 


Billie’s Scrappetique

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Heartfelt Creations page

This page is from the Floral Extravaganza class.  :-)

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Name Tags

I've now typed this up THREE TIMES!!!  This blogging from my cell phone totally bites!!!  LOL

Here are name tags I created for a couple friends & I who are at CKC (Creating Keepsakes Convention) this weekend.  :-)

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Birthday Card Tutorial



Like I told you in yesterday’s post, I will be at CKC for the weekend, playing, shopping, taking classes, shopping, attending a technique workshop, shopping, hanging with the girls……….and did I mention shopping?  ;o)

This is a quick & simple card I made for my oldest daughter’s birthday, which is in a month.  GO ME for being ahead of the game!!  LOL



I would love to hear what you think about this tutorial……….and SUGGESTIONS!  I need suggestions for future tutorials.  C’mon!  You know you have something in mind….right?  Yeah, me either!  LOL

Until next time………


Billie’s Scrappetique

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SSCC – Sketch Challenge


Hello from Texas!!!

By the time you read this post, I will be having myself a “girl’s weekend”, cropping, volunteering and taking classes at CKC!  Woohoo!!!  Is it time, yet?  huh, huh??? 

For the current challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central, our challenge is to follow a Sketch that Sheri created.  Here is the sketch:

SSCC 9-12

………and this is my project:


On this project, I used:

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check back TOMORROW for a video tutorial using the new JustRite Shabby Chic Labels Four set.  

Until then……


Billie’s Scrappetique

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Monday, September 05, 2011

Cute as a button – boy/girl


Hello Craft Junkies!!  :-)


Boy, have we got a challenge for you right now at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central?  It’s ANYTHING GOES!!!  That means whatever you make, works.  Just make sure you list an item that Stamping Scrapping carries to qualify for the prize!  Easy enough, right? 

For this project, I’ve created two CD covers for Kellukas Photography, who did a few photo shoots of small children.  Such cute photos!  If you’re local or going to be in the Austin area, you should totally look her up……or ask me for contact info.  ;o)

Baby Christine 

Chambers Kids

Not too much different on this one, other than the papers & ink color.  The paper is by My Mind’s Eye and the ink I used is Ranger Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade.


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