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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Lipstick Jungle QP freebie

Do you have a wild child? Or are you perhaps a wild child yourself? Ah, now come on, I think we all have a bit of a wild side now and then, don’t we? That’s what makes life fun and interesting! You know what else? It makes our scrapbooks interesting too! I’m glad you stopped by today because I happen to have a sweet little treat for you (but you probably knew that because it’s Saturday, right, and at WLS, every Saturday is a freebie day, hooray!). This week I put together a QP for you, one that allows you to let your wild side shine a bit. I used the kit Lipstick Jungle from WLS designer Lisa Joy. You can find Lipstick Jungle here in Lisa’s shop. While you’re there, be sure to check out her other stuff too, and stay tuned because as one of our newest designers, Lisa is sure to have lot’s of new goodies in store in the very near future. To download the QP, just click on the preview below. Thanks for stopping in today and have a great day! Jen 

 

 

 

 

Scrapping with a Pen and Tablet

Image from Wacom.com

Hi There! CT Bren here with a very interesting article for all you digi scrappers out there? Have you ever wanted to use a Pen and Tablet to design your layouts and just don’t know where to get started? I have always wanted a tablet and was wondering just how difficult it would be to learn one. This article by Steph of the Daily Digital “I Want To Scrap With A Pen and Tablet” is full of informative links on how to get started using a tablet and some useful tricks and even some great tutorials. After reading this article…I may just have to try one!

Serene Snowfall freebie

Hi there WLS fans – glad you’ve stopped by because I’ve got something great in store for you. Have you seen this month’s XOXO collab Serene Snowfall? Lovely, isn’t it? Well, today is freebie Saturday and I’ve put together a QP for you using this wonderful kit! Just click on the preview below to download. And then, be sure to hit the store and snag Serene Snowfall so that you can put together your own wintery scrapbook pages. Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Team Spotlight

This week I am featuring CT sarawhithers in the Creative Team Spotlight. You can check out her gallery here….

Here is a little interview I did with that will help you get to know her a bit better…

1. Tell us a bit about you….
My real name is Jennifer, even though my username is sarahwhithers. The story behind that is Sarah Whithers was my fake name. the one I used to give to guys who asked for my name and number and I didn’t want them to have my real info. Haha! It just kinda stuck on as my computer alias since then.
I’m 31 years old and live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I’m not married and no kids but I have a boyfriend, AJ of over 6 years, and 2 cats, Gwen and Link who pretty much are my kids. I love reading and music and of course scrapbooking!
I’ve been scrapbooking since September 2005 and got into digital scrapbooking shortly after in April 2006. Now I pretty much only do digital, it’s just so easy to clean up and of course, who doesn’t love an undo button?! :)

2. What would you say your style of scrapping is?
Hmm, this is a hard one. I’m not sure what it would be categorized as but I love bright colours and white space on my pages. So i guess contemporary could be the right way to describe them.

3. Who or what is your biggest inspiration when it comes to scrapping?
I’d prob say my cats, Gwen and Link just cuz they are so fun to scrap! They make any page look good when they’re in them!

4. What are your favorite type of kits? Least favorite?
I love bright coloured kits and fun elements. I’m a sucker for those cutesy elements. haha! My least fav would prob be the vintage-like kits just cuz I don’t know what I’m doing with them. They’re beautiful, but just not into my style I guess.

5. What program do you use?
I currently use Adobe Photoshop CS3 and on occasion I have used GIMP.

She sent me this adorable photo of her “babies” Gwen and Link and I just had to share it with you….

And last not least, here are some of her beautiful layouts….


So why don’t you head over to the With Love Studio Gallery and leave her a little bit of love!

Woot woot – another freebie!

Don’t ya just love Saturdays? Boy but I sure do! Two full days of no work ahead. Yesiree. You know what else I love about Saturdays? WLS freebies of course! And I’ve got another one for you! Today I’m featuring another WLS designer, Sugarmoon. You may remember meeting her as last month’s featured designer. The kit I’d like to share with you today, the one I used to make today’s freebie, is Christmas by Candelight. It’s such a lovely kit, with metallic colors and shimmery ellies, sure to take your breath away. You can find Christmas by Candelight here in Sugarmoon’s shop at WLS, or just click on the preview below. And if you’d like to grab today’s freebie, be sure to leave a little thank you for Sugarmoon! Have a great weekend everyone!

Once in a Lifetime Photographs

If you are anything like me, you love to take photos. Since my son was born, I bet I have hundreds and hundreds of photos that I have taken of  him.Sometimes I get shots that I cannot believe that I actually took the picture, they actually look half like a proffesional took them. This is one such photo. It is one of my favorite…come on dig deep and show some of your fave pictures.

January 2012 Featured Designer

You can contact her here:

Name: Janet Avila
Designer Name: Bean Bunny Designs
Blog: http://beanbunnydesigns.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bean-Bunny-Designs/153603841347032

Her exclusive kit for this month is:

 

Freebie weekend!

Hi there, Jen here, thanks for stopping by! Have you recovered from the holiday hullabaloo yet? If you’re anything like me, you wish the “hullabaloo” lasted a bit longer (read – more vacation!). But alas, it’s back to work and back to school. Happily, for many of us, it also means back to scrapping, a hobby which goes by the wayside during busy times like Christmas and New Years. Did you collect lots of new photos? I sure did! Today, I’d like to share a fun and jolly kit with you. No, it’s not a Christmas kit. It’s a New Year’s kit called Up Til Midnight. It was designed by one of the newest designers here at With Love Studio – Shmooangel Designs. You can find Up Til Midnight here at WLS. And below is a layout I made using the kit.

 

Isn’t it fun? You know what else is fun? A freebie of course! I have just the thing for your New Years’ photos created using Up Til Midnight. Just click on the image below to download. And, be sure to leave a little thank you for Shmooangel Designs! Enjoy everyone. See you back here next Saturday for another WLS freebie.

Old Fashioned Turkey Soup

Hi! Gina here, bringing you a recipe today! Since it is cold out, why not share one of my kids favorite soups with you! After Thanksgiving or Christmas, I always freeze left over turkey and this is one way of using it and not hearing everyone complain about turkey sandwiches again :)  Hope you like & stay warm!!

    Old Fashioned Turkey Soup

      Yield: 22 servings (1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 5 quarts water
  • 3 cups cooked turkey
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 large carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh peas
  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  1. 1. Place turkey leftovers into 8 quart stock pot; slowly bring to a boil over low heat. Cover & simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Add vegtables, rice, bouillon and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduces heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until rice and vegetables are tender.

 

Christine Smith Digital Design: A Day at the Park Bundle

PhotobucketHi There! Happy New Year! Today I bring you an amazing new kit from Christine Smith Digital Design called A Day at the Park Bundle. This bundle includes the kit, frames, alphas, embossed solids,cardstock/solids, worn solids, word and quickpage set. An amazing deal and right now it is 40% off! And here is some CT inspiration….
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