Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving in all it's glory

Thanksgiving at my parents house is a big deal. They've had years where they have successfully managed to sit and feed over 35 people! Tables and chairs are set up in every room, and my mom is a stickler for details. The whole ordeal is so nice, and a special little touch are name tags on each place setting. I made the ones above using DB Harvest and SNF Daphne.

Here's to wishing you each a week full of gratitude and good food. Enjoy this free pdf download with Thanksgiving word art!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Contest on BBTB

Regina Easter's Bitten By the Bug blog contest has started with a lucky winner getting a prize from SNF! Check it out here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Christmas bug is buzzing

This week I got to play with the new holiday Card Word Art sets from ScrapNfonts and boy were they fun! They come with simple holiday words, phrases and some designs inspired by DoodleBats, Brushes and existing fonts in really nice color palettes. I just printed out everything from each set and started mixing it up. There are so many options.

The colors are just right so that they blend well with paper I already had. For the Holiday Spirit Card Word Art, I matched it up with my Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper and some red card stock I had on hand. The circles in the set are exactly 1.5" so if you have a circle paper punch at that size, cutting these are a cinch. Almost everything else is straight edged so it's really easy to mass produce with a scissors or paper cutter if you're making all your Holiday cards this year.

There's something about circles and pop dots that just go together in my mind. It's like peanut butter and jelly. They just are better together.

The second set I played with was Fa la la Card Word Art. Ok, so I just want to say that to me the holidays = Christmas music. This set totally gets that. Most of the word art in this set is inspired by Christmas music and I LOVE that.

Me and those circles with pop dots should make a club. Does anything do better to flatter a circle? I don't think so. Pop dots, you're my hero.

I was going to add this little guy below to my Fa la la la la card, but I ended up really liking the look of the striped paper, so I left him off. The paper from these cards is from Basic Grey's Lemonade, except when I used the strips provided in the word art kit and the one light blue strip is from random blue cardstock scraps I had laying around.
Can you believe it's already time to make Christmas cards? I'm so excited!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


The lovely Regina Easter, whose delicious projects you might recognize from our design team, hosts her own blog, Bitten By the Bug, with challenges for cricut fans. The projects on that blog are stunning! Well, recently she had her design team incorporate DB Mulberry Lane into one of the challenges. They were fantastic! Check them out here.

ScrapNfonts has also offered to host her next contest, to be announced later this week. Stay tuned to find out more!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November Challenge

We're trying something a little different with this monthly challenge. I am a big paper lover, and I think there are a lot of paper lovers out there. Am I right? Sometimes the paper is so pure and lovely that I dare not cut it, but cut away! The prize of this challenge is more paper!

So here's the challenge: Create a card or a layout featuring a single word sentiment. You can have other words on the project, but one word should be the primary point of focus. Please use a scrapNfonts product in the layout and submit photos of your project to the SNF idea gallery by Monday, November 23rd. (P.S. If you don't have any SNF product, shame on you, we always have free stuff to choose from, so get at it.) The winner of this challenge will get this paper crafting kit:
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Monday, November 9, 2009

That magic photo

Disclaimer: I am not a professional photographer... but sometimes I like to fake it.

I take a lot of photos. Most of my photos are "meh" and I think, gosh, I can do better than that. Every once in awhile I get a magic photo. Sometimes I don't even know I've taken it until I'm reviewing my photos on my computer. It was REALLY exciting to get a magic photo before the digital era, when you had no idea what your photos looked like until they were developed and processed... I'm so glad for digital.

Magic photos are photos I've taken that take my breath away. It's almost unbelievable that I took that photo! They come every once in awhile, I've had maybe 10 magic photos in my life. I took a magic photo last week and I can't stop staring at it. So I thought I'd add to it with a little scrapNfont magic.

Using SNF Jasper Hand and LD Woodland in white font color, I typed over my photo. I added a slight drop shadow then I made the typed layer transparent to 40% to keep most of the focus on the photo.

Here is Britta faking that she is a professional photographer with her magic photo (notice the watermark):

Gosh I love that photo.