Saturday, 22 June 2013

Do You Have Embelliphobia?

I often hear people comment that they don't like adding embellishments to their scrapbook layouts.  When they do add them, they keep it to a minimum!  As a self professed cluster queen I can't even imagine that! I think it must be some kind of phobia but when I googled it I couldn't find a phobia for a fear of embellishments. So I made one up.  It's embelliphobia.   Maybe the first time you tried it you weren't satisfied with the results so you gave up.  Maybe it looked something like this....  Not good.
But fear not for there is a way to conquer your fear and turn a haphazard mess into a smashing design.  Check out this article for pointers on some essentials to bring order to chaos and face your fear!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Not in MY newsfeed!

Are you sick of the latest "Exciting News! We're brain dead and can only copy and paste rather than construct actual sentences for ourselves" post from designers on Facebook? The one that says "Hey, we can now advertise to you all day long on Facebook"??

Well, here's the thing. I'm on Facebook to catch up with family and friends and join in my groups. I'm sure I do my fair share of responding to external ads on the site and making money for Facebook but I'm not there as advertising fodder for the "I'm too thick to think of anything to say other than 'here's my new kit'" brigade. If you're sick of them too all you have to do is hover over the "liked" button on their newsfeed and uncheck the "Show in Newsfeed" option. You can then add them to an interest list if you like. I have a Digi Designers list. It's public, you can see it here (you don't have to make your lists public). I look at it several times a week when it suits me, not when it suits them.

It's up to you what you see in your newsfeed, not up to the people whose pages you like!

If you want to hear the latest news and get freebies from your favourite designers you can simply sign up to their newsletter. Make sure you use one of your junk emails. I have one that I only use for newsletters and suchlike. Never give any store your private email addy!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Daily challenge words for June

Another month has gone by really quickly and we're already collecting blog trains on the Freebies group. On Digi Scrapping Divas we have lots of new members (welcome!) and a new month of daily word challenges. Remember you don't have to make a new page every day. We're happy to recycle so come and join in the fun!

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This page was made with Catdesignz' Midsummer Papers and A Butterfly's Touch

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Scrapping life before it happens

Sometimes it's good to get ahead of the game! We just booked a vacation apartment at one of our local beaches only about 25 miles away. We had a "staycation" last year in one of Britain's worst summers and now we REALLY need a summer holiday, as we call vacations here. I was so excited I made a page before we get there! I used all kinds of kits for this one but just ask if you need to know the designers. The block design is from a Simple Set template by Lindsay Jane.

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