Mar 14, 2010

Plum Prep (School for Digi-Scrappers!)

Sabrina my friend . . . this post is for you!

Sabrina is making the switch to digi-scrapping, after paper scrapping for years . . . She has amazing, complete paper scrapbooks and like all of us, stacks of supplies to boot . . . but she's finally trying out my way! But wow, where to start . . . can you remember your first month digi-scrapping? I know it is overwhelming at first . . . it was for me!
So I was thrilled to see that PolkaDotPlum has started Plum Prep School . . . this is a self-guided, tutorial based, learning experience for everyone . . . whether you are new like Sabrina or been doing it a while like me . . . there is something for everyone! I was just over there and found a fantastic tutorial on using a free action set for shadows . . . yup, FREE!

And to make it ever more exciting . . . if you go and post a tip/trick in the forum, they are offering a $20 gift certificate to PolkaDotPlum in a random drawing. Check it out here!

In other news . . . CardScraps is offering this fabulous free template for the PolkaDotPlum Template Challenge . . . I love templates like this that offer simple, great composition with room to embellish and make it my own. No doubt this one will be used again and again . . .

For the challenge, I paired it with Pink Peacock Designs newest kit, Friends of the Arctic. Sabrina sent me some great photos of my boys playing in the snow with their cousins at her house during one of our last big snow storms so I was anxious to create a layout with these!

And remember when I told you about the amazing Message In a Bottle 2 Grab Bag now available from Brandy Designs? Woohoo . . . I made this layout of my cousin's son, Collin . . . let me tell you - these stitches have moved to my favorite folder and will be used again and again and again . . . I love the messy look.

There are four, full size products in this grab bag . . . everything you see here (except the papers) including the template is from the grab bag! Available for a limited time at the reduced, grab bag price (with a chance to win with purchase!). . . don't miss it!