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Friday, February 27, 2009

February Auction

**Auction going on today in the forum. Come and check it out for your chance to win scrapbooking supplies at their wholesale price. There are even some auctions where you can win something for free! Some of the items being auctioned off are a complete 7gypsies ATC revolving stand starter set, a scraparatus, Chatterbox doodle genie, chipboard sets and more!**

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Join KC for a Party!

Everyone can participate and the games are fun and easy like bingo and hangman.

Some of the prizes you could win include a $25 Gift Certificate to the store, scrapbook flower sets, custom chipboard phrases and more!

Visit KC here to join in.

Monday, February 23, 2009

My Puffy Blue Valentine Freebie

Come and get this fun freebie perfect for boy pages!
Click on the photo to be taken to where you can download.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Trick for homemade rub oldie but a goodie!

I know this is an older trick but I have found it to be useful several times. This is for those times where you want to use a rub on on your LO but don't have just the one that you are looking for in your stash.

1. You go into your word processing program (i.e. - Microsoft Word, Wordperfect, etc.) and type the word (or letter or get the idea) that you want.

2. Click on "File", then "Print". This should bring up the "Print" window. Click on "Properties", then "Basics". In this window, make sure you check the box for "Mirror Image".

3. While you have the Print window open, also check that your printer is set to Plain Paper and Best quality.

4. Load your transparency sheet into the printer so that the shiny side will be printed on.

5. Make sure your LO and some kind of rubbing tool are handy.

6. Print.

7. Carefully place your transparency over the part of your LO where you want your homemade rub-on to go. Remember, once you place it down, you can't move it.

8. Use your rubbing tool to apply pressure over the rub-on and transfer it to the LO. Be careful not to move the transparency because this kind of rub-on smears easily.

9. Lift your transparency. Your homemade rub-on is complete!

HINTS FROM EXPERIENCE:*Thin/scroll texts work better than thick or chunky letters.*Colours seem to transfer better than straight black, though it can be done with enough pressure.*Transparency rub-ons show up better on smooth rather than textured surfaces, though again it can be done with enough pressure.

This idea was originally posted on KC in November 2006. You can check it out there too!

Contemporary Snowflakes Paper Freebie

Check out this fun new freebie: Contemporary Snowflakes
Click on the picture to be taken to where you can download it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Custom Chipboard Titles

Check out this wonderful card made by etsy seller DKRScrapNCraft using Kindred Creations Custom Chipboard Titles.

You can buy this card here.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

New Love This Kit and Freebie

Here is our latest addition to the store. Perfect for those Valentine photos!

A swirly, girly, glitzy kit for all your Valentines, and girl pages! 50 pieces in total.

6 Textured Patterned Papers
1 Shaped Patterned Paper

4 Textured Cardstock

2 Ribbon Styles (4 colours each)

1 Curly Ribbon Drop Shadow

2 Hanging Elements (with and without drop shadows)

2 Crystal Hearts 2 Puffy Felt Clouds

4 Puffy Felt Hearts

1 Puffy Felt Heart With Wings

1 Cupid 1 Frame

3 Patterned Brads

1 Journalling Block

2 Swirl Rub Ons

1 This Word Art (2 colours)

1 Quote 1 Sparkle Heart Cloud

1 Heart Tree Element

1 Wire Heart With Bead

1 Wire Word (with and without beads)

You can order this kit here.

There is also this beautiful freebie to go along with the kit. Click on the picture to be taken to where you can download it.

February 14th Deal of the Day: Cupid Kit

6 patterned papers 1 box and tag set (makes a small valentine mailbox) 1 sticker set.

All for $3.50. 65% off the retail price!
Shipping to anywhere in the U.S. and Canada $2.00

Friday, February 13, 2009

New Digital Jackpot Raffle

Who wants a chance to win a Gift certificate for free digital kits?

Check out the digi scrapbox at Kindred Creations

Free to enter, and for each new player a $1 is added to the Gift Certificate amount.

There are over 120 digital kits to choose from in our store and new ones added all the time, so you are sure to find something you'll love.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ribbon: Ideas to give an old standby New Life

I love ribbon and I have a ton of it. I use it constantly as a border and am always looking for new ways to use it. In the forum you can learn how to create each of these looks here.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Misty Sunset Kit Showcase

This kit is perfect for springtime photos and includes:

20 papers, 5 brads, 4 buttons, 3 journaling blocks, 2 heart brads, 3 swirl embellishments, 5 velvet ribbons, 3 paper flowers, 3 words, 1 word art saying.

Here are some sample layouts from Guest Designer Janet:

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Inspiration for your photos

I have recently discovered that you don't have to be a professional photographer to take some really great shots! All it really takes is a bit of knowledge of what your camera can do (read your manual - I am still reading mine) and some patience... I will explain the patience part...

Andrea's purely UNprofessional tips for taking some good shots.

1. take lots of photos to get one or two great shots. Here is where patience figures in... In this digital age, it is so easy just to be snap happy and then go back later and delete those you don't like from your camera. The more photos you take, the better chances of getting that perfect shot.

2. don't be afraid to move around your subject.

It is easier for the photographer to move and still maintain an intimate shot. Different angles of the same shot will give your photo a whole new perspective.

3. be aware of your lighting. While looking through your view finder, if you see shadows across your subject, those shadows will show up in your photo! If you see these type of shadows MOVE! Just a simple step one way or another may either diminish the shadow, or if there is no way around it use your flash.

4. every picture tells a story. No, I am not talking about Rod Stewart's song. I am referring to the story or emotions you want your photos to convey.

by remembering what it is your are trying to record, you may just get some emotionally jarring shots

hopefully, you find these completely amateur tips useful for the next time you pick up your camera.