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Custom Collection Sundays

It’s time for Custom Collection Sundays… on a Tuesday! We are almost back on schedule here, the fun will continue!  What is a Custom Collection Sundays? It is a chance for each of you to request a Custom Collection from one of our Designers. Every week one person wins their request.

On September 28 Gail Wilde won her request for a POSITIVE collection specifically for people with disabilities by Nibbles Skribbles and me:

I have not seen a realistic, POSITIVE kit about the many ways those of us who are disabled strive to stay physically -and- mentally fit. I’m not just talking about the Para-Olympics, but other things as well. My right foot has painful problems that make it very hard to walk. (My body doesn’t tolerate pain meds) Two small strokes made me a bit disoriented. Under my desk is a little pedal/cycle machine that I’m using right now- a gift from my daughter and son-in-law. Next to my apartment are the winding lobby stairs, and I walk down and back up those stairs at least once a day. Also, at the urging of my neurologist, I do puzzles, sudoku, etc., read a lot of ebooks (so many free ebooks are available), and of course, digital scrapbooking, genealogy, and more. Most of us know at least one person who is disabled, and it would be interesting to see how others cope, also.

from: Gail Wilde

This week we have a little sneak peek from our soon-to-be-released Think Positive:

Think Positive

It is time to pick a new Custom Collections Sunday winner!  I had quite a few fabulous request to choose from:

I’d love a realistic Scottish collection, something that looks like a visit, and nothing bright or cutesy. I was thinking of soft colors, deep earthy ones and gentle lighter ones. Maybe weathered earth textures, stone, scenic papers, and textile textures like a subtle woven plaid, tweeds, heathered aran knits with cables… I thought elements could include things Celtic/Scottish, definitely including heather and thistle. It seems like it would need several pieces of metal; fixtures, jewelry, weapons… Oh, and tea and scones, maybe?

from: Rebecca Galla

Congrats to Bryony for having her idea selected! I live in Southern California so I know I will be able to use some of the same elements.

I would love to see a modern sewing kit. Current style sewing machine, thread spools, scissors, rotary cutter (current tools), bobbins, a touch of quilting, pin cushions, embroidery, decorative stitches, fabric bolts, denim, lace, linen and tulle. I love the look of the wire dress forms. Colors would probably be black & white along with current brighter colors – chartreuse, plum, dazzling blue, etc. Thanks for the chance to see a kit like this!

from: Steph

I would like to see a kit for Girl Scouts. (I know, I already won a collection…not trying to be greedy…and this is a repeat suggestion.)
Colors would be the colors of the vests. WA would include something like leadership, respect, friendship, honor…
Thank you for letting me express my ideas!

from: Andie

And the winner this week…. Rae!

I would love to see a Autumn Rustic/Country Wedding Theme…. The colors are gorgeous and tying it in with items like burlap and lace and autumn flowers ( or autumn colors) would be gorgeous. You don’t see many kits with this theme and with my daughter and a few friends getting married with this theme… I would love to do some pages for them and create a memory book for them :)

from: Rae Lynn Simpson

Min, Carin Grobe Design, is already hard at work on your fabulous request!

Very important note: I will post a new winner every week, however, please do not expect your Custom Collection to be ready within a week.  Scrapbooking Collections take time, and that time varies by Designer.  Some of our team are full-time designers, others are part-time. Some are new mommies with littles at home, and others are Grandmothers.  Some of us are both.

I cannot wait to see the requests this week, please post away your biggest wishes in the comments below.  Comments are open to everyone.  New comments, and repeat comments are welcome.  I will post a new winner next week, along with a new release & a sneak peek!

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Today, we’re going to learn how to use a Quick Page. Not only how to add your photos, but also how to add a little extra to make it your own! And, I even have a FREEBIE for you too!

Let’s get started! First, you will want to open up your quick page and the photos you are using. The quick page I’m using today has spots for 2 photos.

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Next, choose the first photo and drag it onto your quick page. Then move it so it is under the quick page layer.

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See those lines around the border of the photo? Use the corners to resize the photo to fit the opening. Hold shift while sizing down, and move it around until it’s where you want it.

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Repeat this same process with your additional images.

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At this point, you could be done. It’s a pre-decorated page, your photos are in it and it looks good!

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But, I want to add a title and the date to my page. I am going to use an Alpha to add a title, mix it with some fonts and add the date in too!

I found an alpha I liked (this came free in last week’s Digital Scrapbooking Studio newsletter and coordinates with Nibbles Skribbles Winter Woodland collection, the same kit the page was made from).  But, you can use any alpha from your stash!

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I dragged the letters I needed onto my page, arranged them and added a drop shadow to them. Next, I’m going to add a bit to the title with a font. I chose the font I wanted, used my color picker to choose a color from the page, a nice red, and typed my words. I then lowered the opacity of the font layer a little (to 75%) so that you could see some of the texture through the words.

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I added 2 words to the title, as well as the date the photos were taken, and my page is finished. In just a few steps, and a total of maybe 10 minutes I have a stunning page that is customized and ready for my album!

 

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Give it a try, just for you, here is the Quick Page I used in this tutorial, it’s created with Winter Woodland by Nibbles Skribbles – which is part of theStudio Coordianted collection and is just $1 per pack until the 15th! Just click the image to download your gift!

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Custom Collection Sunday

Earlier this month I introduced Custom Collection Sundays.  A chance for each of you to request a Custom Collection from one of our Designers. Every week one person wins their request.  Two weeks ago Andie won her own Custom Collection by ADB Designs.

I might be a “second request” again… LOL! I would like to see an “adult-themed” Pharmacy kit. It could also double as a Chemistry kit or a Science kit, or even a Doctor’s kit. I would like to see the “Rx” symbol that pharmacists use and some molecular models. An occasional “exploding experiment” would probably fit too. White lab coats, beakers and test tubes, Bunsen burners, periodic table, bottles filled with different pills, written out prescriptions… etc.
“WA” could include “drawings” of the molecular structures on a chalk board… Ideally, it would have “heritagey” colors with a touch of white and light blue.

Thanks for the chance!

from: Andie

This week Diane, ADB Designs, will be releasing her brandnew collection “The Apothecary Shoppe“.  I have seen most of the previews and I am in drool with the fantastic vintage apothecary elements. She has truly brought Andie‘s dream request to live. I am bursting with pride!

The Apothecary Shoppe

I also have an update for last weeks winner: Stash Empress! A-Manda Creation is hard at work fulfilling your request of a Rainbow Loom-inspired collection.  I have seen the first unofficial previews and absolutely love the colors & pure happiness that radiates from her designs.

Well – lets see if third time’s the charm?
I’d love to see a collection devoted to the Rainbow Loom/rubber band craze! My daughter (and grandkids too) have been very involved with this new craft & have made all kinds of amazing things, not just bracelets, but all kinds of cute objects. PLEASE!!!???!!!!

from: Stash Empress

This week we have another win, congratulations Gail Wilde! You win your request for a POSITIVE collection specifically for people with disabilities by Nibbles Skribbles and me! I volunteered for many years at a group home for kids with disabilities, working my first shift as a care giver on my 18th birthday.  This is a request close to my heart and I am honored to bring it to life for you.

I have not seen a realistic, POSITIVE kit about the many ways those of us who are disabled strive to stay physically -and- mentally fit. I’m not just talking about the Para-Olympics, but other things as well. My right foot has painful problems that make it very hard to walk. (My body doesn’t tolerate pain meds) Two small strokes made me a bit disoriented. Under my desk is a little pedal/cycle machine that I’m using right now- a gift from my daughter and son-in-law. Next to my apartment are the winding lobby stairs, and I walk down and back up those stairs at least once a day. Also, at the urging of my neurologist, I do puzzles, sudoku, etc., read a lot of ebooks (so many free ebooks are available), and of course, digital scrapbooking, genealogy, and more. Most of us know at least one person who is disabled, and it would be interesting to see how others cope, also.

from: Gail Wilde

I am going to repeat myself and say I have a very hard time picking a winner every week.  We have some fabulous requests!  I can imagine all you requests blooming to life.  I wish I had a magic wand:

My husband is rebuilding a 1967 Chevy Chevelle. I would love to put together a progressive scrapbook that shows the rebuild as a surprise for him. A kit that contains classic cars and/or mechanical items…plus the emphasis could be on cruise night…a big time car event we love to go to…thanks!

from: Diana

Here in Australia – Spring has sprung and the end of the schooling year is drawing to a close with granduations and school formals to prepare for. I would love to see a kit full of elegance and class (I’m not suggesting that kits aren’t this already)!! But I would love to see shimmering satin & silk, lace, sprinklings of beautiful cut diamonds, strings of pearls, champagne & bubbles, grandma’s cameo brooch, silver photo frames. A future full of hopes and dreams … Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

from: Michele

Hoping for kits for any of my grandchildren’s off-the-grid activities – tap dancing, cross country, wrestling ,karate, rugby and cello. I sure wish they’d chosen some of the activities that match the activities in scrapbooking kits

from: Nancy Holland

I can only pick one a week, but don’t give up! There are many weeks in a year, next week it could be YOU!

Very important note: I will post a new winner every week, however, please do not expect your Custom Collection to be ready within a week.  Scrapbooking Collections take time, and that time varies by Designer.  Some of our team are full-time designers, others are part-time. Some are new mommies with littles at home, and others are Grandmothers.  Some of us are both.

I cannot wait to see the requests this week, please post away your biggest wishes in the comments below.  You can post the same request this week, or mix it up with a new request, even multiple requests are okay!  There are no rules, every request is looked at and considered.  Comments are open to everyone.  I will post a new winner next week!

 

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At The Fire Station by Nibbles Skribbles

by tammy 25 September 2014
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Do your kids visit the Fire Station every year?  Here’s what Nibbles Skribbles has to say about it, “Every fall, the local fire station hosts an open house where the kids can come and climb in the trucks, meet real fire fighters and learn about fire safety. My kids LOVE going and checking it out, […]

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The Learning Tree by Nibbles Skribbles

by tammy 4 September 2014
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School is about more than new supplies, clothes and fun – it’s about learning new skills and gaining education! The Learning Tree by Nibbles Skribbles is perfect for both those back to school photos as well as school projects throughout the year! Use it to capture the educational process that is school! School is such […]

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Christmas in July SALE

by tammy 24 July 2014
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Our annual Christmas in July sale & forum events are well underway, they run through the 31st.  There is still time to join in (get those Christmas calendars ready early this year!) and save! While many celebrate Christmas in the coldest part of the year, others celebrate with warm weather! Summer Santa, a collab by […]

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Cafe in Paris: a Coordinating Collection by TheStudio Designers

by tammy 3 April 2014
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Charmed by the notes of music in the air, Le Café in Paris, I long to be there.  A mixture of vintage, old things gently aged, the menu a bit tattered, softly stained by the sage.  Sipping warm tea, or a glass of Champagne, English ivy perks up from a soft morning rain.  Immersed in […]

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March Mini Madness Contest

by tammy 27 March 2014
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We are excited to announce that our March (Mini) Madness Layout Contest has started and continues through until April 5th. There are lots of rewards for your participation and just to tempt you even further we are having a  MINI KIT $1.00 SALE!  Check out the fabulous selection of mini kits that we have lined […]

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Happy Golden Birthday Nibbles Skribbles!

by Nibbles Skribbles 29 January 2014
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OK, not technically until tomorrow – but Wednesday’s are my day to post on the blog, so I’m posting a day early! I (Nibbles Skribbles) have been celebrating for the last 2 weeks over on my blog – with special offers and FREEBIES! All of my birthday freebies are still available on my blog, if […]

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Hello January by Nibbles Skribbles and a free quickpage for you

by renee 17 January 2014
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The Hello 2014 series by Nibbles Skribbles is created with the idea that you want to scrap 1-2 pages about the month as a whole. Hello January contains just enough themed papers and elements to create those round up, review pages! You can also use the Hallo January for all your 365/52/12 projects. Hello January […]

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