Archive for September, 2011
Missy’s Bits is the featured designer this week at My Memories!! Her entire shop is 30% off this week! Which is fantastic, but you also have a chance to WIN her entire store!
Head over to the MyMemories Blog and read all about Missy! Then leave a comment on the My Memories Blog post and you’ll be in the running to WIN HER ENTIRE MyMEMORIES SHOP!!!
Today we’re offering a Quickpage that coordinates with Sugar Moon’s new kit “Blessed”
Click HERE to download
New today! A huge kit from Sugar Moon Designs that opens the door to autumn. ” Blessed,” is rich fabulous collection of over 40 elements, 20 papers, 4 word arts, and 20 wooden family tags, and one wooden alpha.
It’s perfect for heritage, thanksgiving, autumn or any scrap page you need to make look beautiful and elegant!
Here are a couple beautiful layout from our talented CT members for your inspiration!
Hi There! Missy here and I have lots of good stuff to share with you tonight!! Sugar Moon and I have been playing along with the annual design competition at The Studio. Round 1 is up in the gallery and there are tons of free minis for you to grab!!
You can pick up my mini here and Sugar Moon’s here. There are roughly 75 entries all using the same swatch and theme- that’s one doozy of a mega for your scrap stash!! Its fun to see some old digi scrap friends and meet some awesome new designers! Hopefully, we will both make it through to round 2 and can bring you some fresh new goodies next week too!!
I also have a new exclusive fan freebie on my Facebook page. Visit and “like” my page and you will get an adorable little mini that coordinates with my entry for the contest at the studio!
Sugar Moon also has some excitement happening on her Facebook page!! When she hits 600 fans, she has an awesome new freebie planned for you!! Be sure to “like” her page and pick up the set of Razzle Dazzles available there now and check back for that awesome 600 fan freebie soon!
Its just about bed time in our house- that’s code for snuggling with the cutest little princess on the planet until she drifts off to sleep- so I am off to snuggle! Hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday evening!!
The Digital Scrapbooking communities have grown so much in the past 10 years. Many of you “newbies” probably come to many forums and see a lot of foreign lingo in the form of acronyms. It’s confusing so I hope that this blog post will help to clarify some of those acronyms commonly used in the digi scrap community.
- 365 — Refers to Project 365 meaning you take a picture everyday of the year and make scrapbook layouts to document the entire year
- ATC — Artist Trading Cards. Small cards made and exchanged between other members of the community like trading baseball cards.
- Blinkie — A small antimated graphic often used by designers to advertise
- BW — Black and white photo
- Cluster — A group of scrapbook elements
- Crop — a gathering of a group of scrappers together creating layouts either online or together in a specific place
- CT — Creative Team a group of scrappers who create layouts for a designer to help promote their products
- DPI — Dots per inch a measure of printing resolution. Most scrappers use 300 dpi for their standard
- DT — Design Team which is another word for CT
- Element — another word for Embellishment which is a item that is not paper or background (example: staples, paperclips, journaling tags, etc)
- Extract — to remove a background from an item such as extracting a person from a photo
- Freebies — are free digi scrapbooking items a Designer will share with the community to promote themselves and their products. These items are copyrighted and must be given credit just like products that our purchased.
- Hybrid — Combining paper and digtial scrapbooking in crafts you make
- JPEG or JPG — file format used to save photos
- Kits — collection fo papers (backgrounds) and embellishments packaged together
- LO — Layout or a finished scrapbook page
- LOTW — Layout of the Week
- NSBR — Non scrapbook related
- Pixels — the smallest piece of a digital image
- PNG — portable network graphics file format normally used for elements to keep the background clear
- PS — Photoshop by Adobe
- PSE — Photoshop Elements by Adobe
- PSP — Paint Shop Pro by Corel
- QP — Quick Page which is a completed layout with the photo area cut out so you can just add your photo to a layout easily
- RAK — Random Acts of Kindness a gift from designers
- SBR — Scrapbook Related
- SOOC — Straight out of the camera with no editing
- TDD — The Daily Digital
- Template — A guide to help design your page, usually in PSD or TIFF format for easy editing
- TUT — Tutorial
If there are any other acronyms I’ve missed here please comment and let us know.
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’,
Scrapping Artistry Blog Team
I love cinnamon, so when I was saw this recipe on the Betty Crocker website, I knew I had to share it.
photo courtesy of bettycrocker.com
- 2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Heat waffle maker. In large bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon; set aside.
- In small bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form; set aside. In medium bowl, beat egg yolks, buttermilk, 1/4 cup melted butter, the syrup and vanilla; set aside.
- Make well in center of flour mixture. Add egg yolk mixture; mix just until combined. Fold in beaten egg whites.
- Spray waffle maker lightly with cooking spray. Spoon batter onto hot waffle maker, following manufacturer’s directions for recommended amount. Close lid of waffle maker; bake 3 to 4 minutes or until steaming stops and waffles are golden brown. (To make ahead, place waffles on ovenproof plate in 200°F oven until ready to serve.)
- In another small bowl, beat 2 tablespoons melted butter, milk and powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle over waffles. Serve remaining glaze on the side.