Scrappy Sunday - Work Smarter, Not Harder: Week 4

I am hosting again at Paper Craft Planet's Scrappy Sunday.  This is the last week of a four part series to Work Smarter, Not Harder, when you scrap.  This week I am focusing on quick pages.

I have started a digital club for some of my club members, where they buy $25.00 worth of digital products for their My Digital Studio and they receive a free layout designed by me each month.  All they have to do is drop in their pictures, add journaling and they are done.  If they feel creative, they can change the colors of the papers and embellishments too.

This is an example of one of the quick pages, my club members downloaded in this month.

If you are interested in joining our My Digital Studio club, please email me at for details.

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Thanks A Million

I wanted to thank all of you who are praying for my brother-in-law, Dwight.  He is having surgery today to remove the cancer.  Hopefully, he will recover soon and stay cancer free.  Please continue to pray for him, my sister, Connie and their children.  Thanks A Million!

Baseball season is coming to an end this season.  Tate and Tanner both have a game tonight depending on the rain.  We wanted to thank the coaches, so we got them gift certificates to Subway and I made them a quick card on My Digital Studio.  I used these colors, because they are their team colors.

This card is for the coaches and for you!

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Happy Dad Day!

Happy Father's Day to my Awesome Dad and the Father of my boys!
Love ya both!

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Scrappy Sunday - Work Smarter, Not Harder

This week for Paper Craft Planet's Scrappy Sunday, I am your host.  The summer seems to bring less time to create with busy schedules, so we are working smarter, not harder.

Just like card sketches, scrapbooking templates/sketches are great to use whether you need a little or a lot of inspiration.  Since I use My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up!, I have become a fan of Alesha Walls' templates.  At times, I use the exact layout she designs and other times, I use the sketch, different papers and embellishments to fit my pictures.

Here is a layout where I used almost her exact template, because it fit my picture perfectly.  This is the template and layout from Alesha.

For this layout, I just used her template and chose papers and embellishments to fit my picture.  Here is Alesha's template/sketch.

There are other great scrapbooking template/sketch sites on the web to inspire you.
These are not the only two sites out there.  Just type "scrapbooking sketches" in your search engine and explore all the possibilities.

Once you start using sketches, you will get hooked.  At least, I have been hooked.  It is so easy to look for sketch for the number of pictures you want to scrap and start creating.  I hope you can play along with me this week.  Choose your favorite template and add it to our gallery with the keyword: ssjune3 (all lowercase).  I can't wait to see what you create.

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Coach Pitch

I am doing a little digi scrapping and having fun playing along with Susanna at Paper Craft Planet.  This week her theme is Work Smarter, Not Harder.  Susanna used a magazine to learn from professional Graphic Designers how page elements best work together.  She even has a free Photoshop template for those of you who work in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.  

Since I use My Digital Studio I recreated her layout in MDS.  In addition, I kept the layout the same; however, I changed mine to a 12 x 12 page.  This template is great if you have a story to tell behind your pictures.  I used this to tell the story behind Tanner's first baseball game.  I am so glad I had a way to share the story behind all the pictures I took.

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Need to Laugh

My mom sent me this and it is the cutest!  If you need a laugh today, this will definitely give you one.


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Meet Dusty

We didn't think we would ever want a new kitty in our house after Madison died two years ago, but we were wrong.  My parents always have cats outside and my mom got a new kitty in May.  She sent us a picture and we fell in love.  Since she is the best MOM ever, she said we could have him.  Meet Dusty!  She brought him to us yesterday and we have been playing and loving ever since.

DH says he looks like a panda.  His tail is the same color as his ears.  Such a cutie!

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Live with Passion

This is another card we made at club this month.  I wanted to show my club members they don't have to have designer series paper to make a card.  This card is on page 104 of the 2010-2011 catalog using the Inspired by Nature stamp set.  I love to use the catalog to get ideas or inspiration.

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Big Bold Ribbon

I just love this big ribbon from Stampin' Up!  I wanted to create with it for one of our June club cards, so I looked through the 2010-2011 catalog and saw the perfect card (on page 106) I could change a little to use this big, bold ribbon.

The first card reads "I love you" inside and the other two read "Thanks so much".  This card is a great way to use any type of ribbon you have in your stash.  The stamp set is called Three Little Words.

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