Monday, October 4th, 2010 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments
One of our new designers shared some info with us about herself so i’m passing it onto all of you.
Karen Jones is a new designer here at DigiScrapStation and goes by the designer name Karen’s Scraps and Graphics. She is from Australia and has been married 27 years. Her and her husband have two adult children. Their son has and she started out making autism awareness graphics/tags to spread autism awareness. Karen then went on to make full sized scrap items. Karen loves designing and found it is where she belongs. She hopes to continue learning and designing for many years to come.
Here is a new kit Karen has in the store called Fall Harvest, for only $2.
We have some new items in store for you, check them out!
Please join us this friday for our friday express where items that are normally $4 or more are marked down for one day only for $2!
For those that live in other time zones
1pm PST, 2pm Mountain, 3pm Central and 4pm EST
For more info on the rest of our challenges please visit our forum here.
Friday, September 17th, 2010 | CT Call, Uncategorized | No Comments
Hi there ladies and gents! We are now using the blog again and I (Jordan Lancing of Ms. Jordan) will be your narrator for this grand journey. To start you off today I will be doing a basic recap of the important stuff! Yep the good stuff!
Did you know that we are having a CT call at the moment? Want all the info? Wait no longer:
Want free kits? Yes, FREE! All you have to do is use it making two layouts and post to three galleries!
We have 39 designers right now in our store, ten of which are brand new, just joined our team! Woo Hoooo!!! We are seeking some Creative Team members at DigiScrapStation! We do require you use three kits per month but you can also do more if you wish. We are a fun-loving team and are willing to work with YOU! We have lots of tips and tricks as well as some instruction available in our forum.
The Run down:
- ONE kit
- TWO layouts
- THREE postings to galleries
If you would like to apply for this great team just send an email containing;
- Email address:
- (not required):
- Gallery Link or samples (required):
Email the above to our CT Coordinator, Kathy, at CT Call by .
Ever want some great inspiration or something to get you started to creating that great layout you knew you had in you? Check out our challenges and get creatin’! Here are some of out awesome challenges for you to check out;
Saturday Speed Scrap- Every Saturday starting at 1pm (PST) with one hour of instructions and chatting starting at 2 you have an hour on your own to finish the layout and upload it them placing a link in the speed scrap thread so everyone can go check it out!
Template challenge- Get a great Template to use to create a layout of your own. For completing this challenge you get a wonderful participation gift.. go check it out!
Quote challenge- Use a quote in a layout and get a wonderful gift!!! doesn’t that sound great?
Keeping on track with Scrapping- This is a fun mix of possible challenges.. check it out here to see what it’s all about!
Stay tuned for lots more info and goodies. I’ll be back in the morning to let you all in on some of the deals you can grab for Friday Express.. if you dont know about this, it’s a once a week event where items $4 or more get marked down (yes one day only!) to $2!!! that’s a minimum of 50% off!!!
Thursday, April 30th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 5 Comments
Today’s template is a toughie. I tried to make a layout with it and it just would not come. Of course, it might have something to do with the fact that hubby is in there, next room over busy with the broom attacking dust and cobwebs. It really makes me nervous when he does that. Who knows what he will break. So, come on you ladies show me how it is done and do one for me!
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Friday, April 24th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Don’t forget today is Friday $2 Express in the store!
Today’s Freebie comes from Gail Cook–she is giving you all two Quick pages from two of her kits that are in the store. The Quick Pages are made by Shannon Webb (Shannon’s blog is at http://www.simply-digiscrap.blogspot.com/)
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 | Uncategorized | No Comments
This is it–the deadline for mailing your tax returns without racking up any penalties is today!
So I thought today we would look at some things said about taxes.
Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.
F. J. Raymond
If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don’t get wet you can keep. ~Will Rogers
I’m proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money. ~Arthur Godfrey
Today, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income. ~Alfred E. Neuman
So I am going to post a layout that I did after spending all Saturday figuring the taxes for the business, I used my kit, Double Entry to make it.
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 | Uncategorized | No Comments
Tax day is almost here–do you all have your tax returns done?
OK–today’s tutorial is about that technique called, “Out of Bounds” I just love how it makes the layout look so dimensional. I found several tutorials on it, so I am posting all the links.
Sunday, April 12th, 2009 | Uncategorized | No Comments
Today’s musing is from Belanna of Belanna at Odds
Look at her newest products:
Here is her muse:
Through the looking glass
I read Alice in Wonderland as a child and it was a wonderful tale of adventure. I studied Alice in Wonderland as part of my English Lit course in my late teens and through it learned to understand the structure of metaphor and allegory - somehow I expected that to destroy the magic of the story, but luckily it didn’t. I read it again a few years ago and what struck me was that as an adult, I have a deeper appreciation of both the innocent joy of the adventure, and at the same time the capacity to draw insight from the metaphors that Lewis Carrol wove into the fabric of the tale - and I still love it!
This came back to me with a bang today as I was playing with my digital camera - well I say mine, but I actually bought it as a Christmas pressie for my other half a couple of years ago, and while he lovese it, he’s still quite happy to let me ‘borrow’ it on occasion lol! Anyway, I was playing with the camera - playing because I certainly don’t regard myself as a photographer by any stretch of the imagination - when it occurred to me that the camera has become my personal version of the ‘Looking Glass’.
I mean, we live in a particularly beautiful part of the world - Vancouver Island off the sunshine west coast of Canada - and I never thought I’d ever grow to take that for granted. And yet, through the eye of the camera I’m learning to love the world around me all over again. It’s almost as if the camera forces me to actually ‘focus’ on what I’m seeing, if you’ll pardon the pun.
I am by nature a ‘big picture’ person, I love the sweeping vistas but I often miss the small stuff. My other half is very much the opposite, and I suppose that’s part of why we complement each other so well. But lately I’m noticing more of the detail because the camera is opening my eyes to things that have always been right under my nose.
I’m seeing intricate tracework in rocks, gloriously colour-washed petals, a never-ending spectrum of greens from deepest darkest forest to palest aqua, and the muted greys and blues of our peaceful patch of the ocean. And it’s as if I’ve stepped through the Looking Glass and found myself in a familiar and yet ever so subtly different version of the world. I remember Willy Wonka in the Chocolate Factory talking about images you can taste, and now I finally understand - there is such a freshness and intensity to what I’m seeing, a richness of colour that is almost tangible.
As a designer I find that both exciting and challenging - with so much inspiration around me, the difficulty lies in picking what to work with, and then doing it justice! But on a deeper, personal level, I’m finding that it brings me a joy and contentment I never suspected were possible. With all the turbulence in my life at the moment (something I suspect a lot of people are experiencing with the world the way it is!) it’s as if I’ve discovered an oasis of peace and tranquility on my doorstep – and it waits for me through the eye of my camera.
Now if only I could find the time to scrap some of it!
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment
This is Easter week and I bet some of you are still scrambling to get those Easter outfits ready for the kids. I remember those days of new clothes, new shoes and the like. As a kid it was totally awesome to get to have a new dress when it happened. We did not always get a new dress or shoes, but some Easters we did.
I hope you all get lots of photos of your children at Easter and the Easter egg hunts. For me the most memorable Easter with my daughters was when we rode in my brother-in-law’s new car to the Easter Egg hunt and my youngest daughter threw up on the way. Yep, fancy car and throw up really don’t go good together. But, he was a saint. He was not at all concerned about the car, but was worried about my daughter.
Anyway, the words I want to lay on you all this Wednesday are about Easter and would make a great word art for someone to make for us.
Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, “An Easter Hymn”
I can just picture this layout with flowers and a glorious sunrise. Who is going to make it for me?
Monday, March 30th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Today’s Musings is from Belanna at Odds
Scrapping Order from Chaos
I’d be willing to bet I’m not the only one that occasionally feels guilty because I’m scrapping when there are a million and one things around the house that need doing…and when my long-suffering other half commented on Saturday morning that he wished I was as diligent about organizing stuff in the real world as I was about doing it on my hard drive…the guilt went into overdrive. But truth to tell, I enjoy organizing my digital stash and it’s certainly more fun than sorting and tidying drawers and closets.
And then a light flashed on somewhere six inches above my head and I realised that I’d missed a huge opportunity…instead of avoiding the dreaded spring clean and sort – I should be using my scrapping skills to make it more enjoyable. So I spent a few minutes instructing my bewildered other half, then equipped with the camera he marched boldly into the nearest closet.
Meanwhile I set to with gusto creating frames and hanging tags – and as the day wore on, hubby supplied me with a seemingly endless stream of photos, while I built up a neat pile of printed goodies next to me just waiting to be trimmed and put to good use. By Sunday afternoon, to hubby’s amazement and amusement, everything in our closets was neatly sorted, wrapped, stacked, boxed, or hung as appropriate – and each sported it’s very own (and very pretty!) identifying label. No more hunting for stray shoes or rifling through garment covers.
“See?” I said rather smugly, “Scrapping IS a useful hobby, isn’t it?” He nodded and beamed approvingly, and while I carried on congratulating myself on my brilliant idea, I didn’t notice him disappearing into the garage with camera. An hour or so later, he reappeared and dropped the camera down beside me like a puppy with a ball waiting to play fetch. “My turn,” he grinned. And sure enough the camera was full of pictures of drawers full of tools and boxes of bits and bolts and….other stuff I couldn’t name to save my life.
“And what exactly would you like me to do with these?” I asked, dreading the answer. “Scrap ‘em,” he said, “Y’know, so I can find stuff easy. But…ah, try to make them a little less…” and I could tell he was struggling to find just the right word…. “a little less….pretty.” He smiled.
Sigh! Oh well…denim and rivets at the ready then…at least he’s beginning to appreciate the ‘useful’ aspect of my passion!
Sunday, March 29th, 2009 | Uncategorized | No Comments
What new at DigiScrapStation? Well have a look!
(Designer names are linked to their categories in the store. If you wish to see all the new products in the store, click the new products link on the left column.)
From Gail Cook
Sue Wood uploaded this gorgeous kit<
Look at Karen Stimson of WoolSweaterStreet has new in her products
Aisne has this new lovely
And Belanna at Odds has been busy too!