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Celebration Winners!

UPDATE: The prizes won by each person have been added below their names :)! I will start getting the prizes out tomorrow :). 

Thanks to the amazing skills of my wonderful husband, the contestant list has been organized and the winners have been randomly chosen!! The spreadsheet and formulas he created all seemed very complicated and official to me, thank goodness my man is a rocket scientist – so it was very simple for him to do :). AND he let me press “F9″ to randomly generate the winner list :)!

So here they are (with the date and a snippet from their comment)!!!

Beckie on October 29th “I keep a catalog of every photo I have ever taken…”
Weeds and Wildflowers: $10 Gift Card to the Weeds and Wildflowers Shoppe

Renee on November 3rd “I have 2-3 sites that I shop at all the time” 
Paper Crafts Remodeled

Jamie G on November 1st “Inspiring is not even a word for this awesome…”
Holley VanDenBerg: Lottie’s Trunk Kit Plus Stamps

Shannon Carlson on November 3rd “One thing I always like to do for fun pages…”
Shutterfly 12×12, 20 page Memory Book

Sue Drader on November 3rd “The best inspiration I have found is…”
The Joy of Card Making

Andrea Dumalski on October 29th “We all know and love this blog…”
Shutterfly 12×12, 20 page Memory Book

Teresa on October 31st “I have a point and shoot camera handy at all times”
8×8 Scrapbook Album and Felt Posies

Rachel on November 1st “I love this album on 2peas…”
Shabby Princess: $20 Gift Card to The Shabby Shoppe

Lori M on October 29th “When my daughter was two…”
Shutterfly 12×12, 20 page Memory Book

Gerarda on November 1st “Dont forget to take pictures of everyday life…”
Shabby Miss Jenn: Kit of Your Choice from SMJ Designs

Meg on November 2nd “I am sure that everyone knows about her…”
Jeannie Papai: Kit of Your Choice 

Stephanie on November 2nd “I’ve got 2 tips for you…”
Shutterfly 12×12, 20 page Memory Book

Dys on October 30th “Copy all your must have basics…”
Card Creations 

Jonee on October 29th “I love Tara Whitney’s photography site…”
ChereKaye:  $15 gift card to her store at FPD

Congratulations!!! Now, I want to be as fair as possible about which prizes you all get. I’ve emailed each of you with the prize list, so you can let me know what your top choices are. Then I will randomly draw from the winners and give them the first available prize from their list :)! If you don’t get my email for some reason, please email me with a list of the prizes in order of your favorites to scrapbookideas @ gmail DOT com. If I don’t hear back from you by tonight your prize will be awarded by randomly. This is so exciting :)!

Also, if you entered to win, you should have received an email with a freebie from me. If you didn’t, please check your spam folder, and if you still don’t see it, email me and I will send it! Some of the comments never made it to my inbox for some reason, but they were all entered into the contest, because the names were taken directly from the site. My email: scrapbookideas @ gmail DOT com.

Thanks SOOOOO much to all who joined in, I just LOVE all the scrapbook ideas, and  I hope to use as many of them as I can :). Thanks again!

Win a Shutterfly Photo Book!!!

I have some some AWESOME news!!!!

Shutterfly has contributed FOUR 20 Page 12×12 Memory books as prizes for our 100th post celebration!!! Wow, I’m blown away by their generosity, THANKS Shutterfly!!! I just LOVE these photos books by Shutterfly – I have made one 8×8 book, and two 8.5×11 books so far and I’m currently working on my first 12×12 :). I love how my digital scrapbook pages look printed out – it’s SO much better than looking at them on the computer screen! Plus they will be something that will be cherished by our family for years to come. If you’re not a digital scrapbooker, don’t worry! The books come with LOTS of pre-made styles – all you have to do is add your photos :)

Enter to Win:

In order to be entered to win one of these great Shutterfly Photo Books, or one of the other awesome prizes (listed below), just share a scrapbook idea with us by leaving a comment on the page called “Celebration Details” by Sunday, November 4th. You will also get a little digital freebie from me just for entering :). If you’ve already entered to win one of the other prizes, you don’t have to enter again. PLEASE NOTE: Only comments left on the Celebration Details page will be entered to win, and they MUST contain a scrapbook idea!

Prize List:

Celebration Prizes 

Shutterfly Prizes:

FOUR winners will each receive a 12×12, 20 page Memory Book ($54.99 value)!

Digital Prizes:

Shabby Princess: $20 Gift Card to The Shabby Shoppe

ChereKaye:  $15 gift card to her store at FPD

Weeds and Wildflowers: $10 Gift Card to the Weeds and Wildflowers Shoppe

Shabby Miss Jenn: Kit of Your Choice from SMJ Designs

Jeannie Papai: Kit of Your Choice

Holley VanDenBerg: Lottie’s Trunk Kit Plus Stamps

Also, here are some prizes from me :):

8×8 Scrapbook Album and Posies

Album and Posies

 Paper Crafts Remodeled

 Paper Crafts Remodeled

The Joy of Card Making

The Joy of Card Making

Card Creations

Card Creations

New Look and a Shutterfly Book

This is post #99!! 

Do things look a bit different around here? I thought it would be nice to decorate the place a bit in preparation for the BIG celebration :)! I sure am getting excited – I hope you are too! I decided to make a freebie to give out to everyone who participates – don’t worry it will be so easy to participate, you don’t even have to scrap a page if you don’t want to :)!

My latest Shutterfly Photo Book just came in the mail! I haven’t had a chance to snap pics of the actual book yet, but I did make this slide show of the pages in digital form. I am SO pleased with how this book turned out – I had never scrapped in this horizontal rectangle format before, so that was fun to experiment with. I kept the pages pretty simple because I wanted the focus to be on all my Autumn photos. Almost everything I used came from Heidi Williams, Shabby Miss Jenn and Shabby Princess, oh and a storyboard by Lanne! The Shutterfly prints look fantastic!!!! I will have to take pics of the finished book – this slideshow does not do it justice :).

Very Exciting News (Great Prizes Coming Soon)!

Scrapbook Ideas is about to reach a new milestone – post number 100!!!!

To celebrate, I will be having a special event starting next week – you won’t want to miss it, because there will be lots of awesome PRIZES, and I’m going to keep things simple, so anyone who participates could be a winner!!!!!!!!

Here is the list of prize contributors that are lined up (more to come): Shabby Princess, Weeds and Wildflowers, Shabby Miss Jenn, Jeannie Papai, ChereKaye, Holley VanDenBerg, plus I will be donating some non-digital prizes as well! If you have something you’d like to contribute (especially non-digital), please let me know asap, via the contact form on my about page!  

Other News:

The Autumn Set is now available at Weeds and Wildflowers Design! Here’s a slide show of ideas for using these templates:

I also spotted this super cute page by Sarah, which uses the pumpkin template - I LOVE the way she put this page together, and the poem is just perfect!!! *click here to see the page credits and leave her some love*

Harvest Time

Shape Template Tutorial and Freebie

Just popping in to let you know about a shape template freebie and mini tutorial I wrote for The Meadow - Click here to check it out!! Here’s a page I made using the template:

Hay Bale Maze

*Click here for credits*

 Here’s a preview of the pumpkin template, click here to see the post with the download!

Pumpkin Template Preveiw

OH! And I almost forgot to show you this awesome page by Yvette (AlohaMamma)! I love how she has used my star template – SO creative :)! Also, check out the rest of her gallery too, she is one talented scrapper! (Click here to see credits and/or leave her some love!):

Dream, by AlohaMamma

Scrapbook Ideas in the News

OK, so maybe I’m not in THE news :)! But I just wanted to let you know about a couple of other places you can find me online this month :).

Shabby Princess Newsletter
As you know, I absolutely ADORE Shabby Princess, so imagine how thrilled I was to see a whole page in her newsletter filled with photos of my Occasions Collection projects :)! And she even wrote an extra sweet birthday message to Gabe :), what mommy wouldn’t love that??? If you haven’t seen it already, click here to view the newsletter (PDF)! It is filled with TONS of inspiration and some really great articles about photography and journaling!

The Artisan Notebook
I was so excited to have the opportunity to write a little piece in the Artisan Notebook, a publication from the DSAGuild. I was flooded with happy childhood memories working on this project and later as I read the other contributions!
The Artisan Notebook

The scrapbook page below is one I made today showing some of my photos of the project I did for the article, click here to see credits and journaling :).

Dream House

Layered Shape Templates for Digital Scrapbooking

Well today is a very busy scrapping day! I have some fun news to share, and then I’ll have to get right back to “work”, because I have a bunch of deadlines to meet :)!

My Layered Shape Templates at Weeds and Wildflowers Design!

Layered Shapes Bargain Pack

Many people (including me) enjoy using templates for scrapbooking – it’s a quick, fun way to add lots of papers and photos to your page! If you’re one of those people, you might also enjoy my new shape templates now available at Weeds and Wildflowers Design! Unlike regular scrapbooking templates which have the whole page already laid out for you, these shape templates are just for adding an extra element to your page that you put together yourself. The neat thing about them is that they come in several pieces which can be used separately or combined in so many different ways. Check out the slide show below for a few layouts I’ve made using shape templates…

I know some of the templates have already been added to the Weeds and Wildflowers store, and there are more to come, including the “Bargain Pack” seen above, which includes all four at a discounted price PLUS you’ll get a free mosaic background (different from the freebie I offered here in the past)!

I have so many ideas about how you can use these, and I know you will be looking for a tutorial too, so check back soon for more info :)!

Some Weeds and Wildflowers News

The Meadow Challenge

Here’s my page for the latest challenge at The Meadow - isn’t Gabe going to be so CUTE when his new glasses come in? He got fitted for them on Thursday and they said they’ll be ready in less than two weeks :).

Anyway, you’ve gotta go check out this challenge by Angie – everyone who enters will get a gorgeous FREE bragbook she made with Weeds and Wildflowers products, plus one person will also win a prize from the Weeds and Wildflowers Designers :)!

Also, I just HAVE to show you Heidi’s latest kit Swirling Fall Leaves, a collab with Saxon Holt of Sophia Sarducci – it is just packed with fall goodies, I can’t wait to create some pages with it!!   

There are TONS of awesome elements in this kit too! Click on the preview above to see the whole thing and click here to read more and see some beautiful pages using this kit!

Challenges at the Meadow!

Just a quick post to let you know that there are TWO fun challenges going on right now at The Meadow (Weeds and Wildflowers Creative Team Blog)! The first one (posted on Monday) is a scraplift challenge  – you get to look through ikscrap’s gallery and choose a layout to “lift” ideas and inspiration from! Here’s the page I did, which is a scraplift of ikscraps’ “Twins“:

*Click here for Credits*

The second one (posted today) is a photography challenge, to share your favorite fall photos – I can’t wait to join in on that one and see everyone’s photos – I LOVE fall photos :).

I hope you get involved in these and future challenges at The Meadow, they will get your creative juices flowing and who knows, you might win a little something from W&W  too :)!

My First {Digi} Quick Album – On Sale Now!

I’m SO excited to finally be able to tell you about the SUPER FUN project I’ve been working on!!! Lookie lookie what is now for sale in the Weeds & Wildflowers Shoppe :)!!

Being Me Album

I am just beyond thrilled to have had the opportunity to create this quick album using the beautiful designs of Gina Marie Huff of Weeds & Wildflowers Design. If you like it, grab it TODAY, because it is on sale for 20% off!! Here is the description of the album you’ll see at Shoppe:

Looking for a SUPER fast way to complete a beautiful album? Created by Jess Gordon using mostly elements from Gina Marie’s Being Me kit, this quick album will help you do just that! There are 12 print-quality pages (including a cover page), which are pre-made for you using gorgeous, richly textured papers and LOTS of special touches. Just place your photo(s) behind the cutouts in the .png files, and any text or additional embellishments on top, flatten – and you’re ready to go! This album can be printed at 8″x8″ size to fit regular scrapbook albums, accordion albums or board books or it can easily be resized for 6″x6″ or 4″x4″ mini albums too. Have fun with the possibilities!

Here are some pages I made using the Being Me Quick Album: 

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