Saturday, October 31, 2009

Digital Scrapbook Reveals Everything Girl/Boy?

Or is that Boy/Girl?  Who knows anymore?  The Digital Creative Team mixes it up this week using kits with girl themes on boy projects and kits with boy themes on girl projects!

Who says real guys don't wear pink???

'Moving At The Speed Of Life' by Karin

Create fresh new looks for your scrapbooks by using colors outside of the norm.  You just might be pleasantly surprised with how your creation turns out!  View the complete reveal HERE.

Until next time...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Free Halloween Goodies and Savings!

Halloween Sale!
Save 25% on all Halloween products today. Plus get a Goodie Bag Free with $25 purchase & Promo Code: HWEEN.

Get your Halloween Treat from ACOT

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Creative Team Reveals

The Creative Team reveals layouts and projects using products from Basic Grey and Sassafras Lass!

'Lights Camera Action' by Juliana using Sassafras Lass' 'Amplify'

Learn how to make this spooktacular paint can project with Jess using Basic Grey's 'Eerie' line:

Diane shows us how to enjoy the 'Fabulous Fall' using Basic Grey's Indian Summer Collection:

The inspiration doesn't end there!  View all of the Reveals on our Resources Page!

Fantastic job!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Digi Mixes It Up!

The Challenge:  Take four or more digital kits and mix and match elements onto one layout.

'Fall Fun' by (-Shannon-)


Sometimes it's all too easy to use elements from one kit to create your page.  All of the papers and embellishments automatically match or have a certain theme.  What about those times where you're not able to find exactly what you're looking for in that kit?  It's OK to do a little mixin-n-matchin!

'One Dad. One Mom, Two Monsters' by Davsar

The Result:  Amazing layouts based on coordinating colors, contrasting styles and great inspiration!

Take time to look outside of that kit purchase to look for other elements from a different kit or an entirely different artist!  You just may find that perfect final touch that makes that layout or project exceptional!

View the entire Digital Creative Team reveal HERE!

Great job, team!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This Week's CT Reveals!

This week the Creative Team uses products from Fancy Pants Designs, Prima and Scrap Within Reach! You can view their complete articles by visiting our Resources Page.

Here are a few samples of the projects:

Sus uses neutral colors from Scrap Within Reach's line to create this project!

'Confident' layout by Beth using Prima products.

SarahA creates a lovely Cupcake Album, featuring her daughter, using products from KaiserCraft and Fancy Pants Designs!

As always, INCREDIBLE job Creative Team!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Featured Feature: Product Alerts!

Our Product Alerts feature will notify you when the products you've selected become available at ACOT. An auto-generated email, per your specifications, will be sent out either daily at 7 PM EST or weekly on Saturdays.

At the top right corner of your screen you will see the Product Alerts link. When you click on it, you will have two choices: Scrapbooking Product Alerts or Digital Products Alert.

The Product Alert feature is a great way to make sure you don't miss the arrival of your favorite product line or type. You can opt to receive notifications as often as you'd like (daily or weekly). Receive email notices when your favorite manufacturer has new products in the shoppe get really specific and only receive notices when your favorite artist has new papers in stock!

For complete 'How-To' details, check out our Product Alert Help FAQ.

Until next time...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hop On The Polar Express

Holiday Train by Kimandasmo

This is a wonderful Christmas project to try this holiday season! Cindy (Kimandasmo) takes the KaiserCraft Train Tidy along with Imaginisce's Polar Expressions line to create the perfect center piece or mantle decoration!

You'll need Mod Podge, files, and paint along with other optional items like Polar Fleece Felt Shapes, popsicle sticks and stickles. This project is sure to impress anyone who sees it! Make this train your own by
adding pics of your family or tuck special candy goodies into the cars for friends to snack on!

Get the complete How-To HERE! Wonderful job, Cindy!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fancy Pants - Not Just For Little Sprouts!

'So Very Brad' by Laura Fiore

Fancy Pants Designs is known for creating wonderful kid themed papers and embellishments with lines like 'Dancing Girl' and 'Rough & Tough'! Laura grabs inspiration from the big 'kids' in her life in this reveal.

'Welcome to Your Future' by Laura Fiore

Laura used several patterned papers to portray the excitement and business of the day Jessica moved into her dorms! Not sure how to mix different papers to get the desired affect? Check out our online 'Never Too Many Patterns' class.

Lovely job, Laura! To view the complete reveal, click HERE.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Christmas Countdown with Jules & SEI

6"x6" Wooden Christmas Trees

CT Member, Jules, loves spending the holidays hosting friends and family. She makes gatherings extra special by creating personal keepsakes for her guests!

Holiday Photo Cards Using SEI Christmas Mint line

See Jules' complete article and get instructions on making the perfect gift using Bo Bunny's Chocolate MyWord Cascade Album!

Fabulous job, Jules!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

This Week's Paper CT Reveal!

The CT is at it again! We've been busy adding new products to our shelves and the CT has been busy showing 'em off! Take a peek!

Megan gets 'Rough and Tough' with Fancy Pants:

Angela adds a little 'Flourish' to her projects using products from KI Memories:

Pam and friends travel down Pink Paislee's 'Amber Road':

View their complete product reveals (including how-to's) HERE!
Until next time...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Creating With Templates

template designed by JennK

Using templates is a terrific way to inspire creativity. Our digital Creative team created their own layered layout template. They then traded with another CT Member to see what would happen. The results?

Well, you be the judge:

template designed by annelies1972

'Tough Stuff' by Keling - using annelies1972 template

Janello used JennK's template to create this layout:

Templates can be used by both digital and traditional paper scrappers for inspiration. Click to view the entire article. Try designing one yourself before creating your next layout. It may just help you through a design slump or challenge you to discover better ways to display pictures or use that embellishment you've been saving!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

ACOT October Contest!

October Contest ***Halloween Colors with a TWIST***

October Contest reveal: Black and Orange by Kimandasmo

This month the contest is to create a layout or craft using Halloween colors but NOT for a Halloween layout! Typical Halloween colors are to be used such as black, purple and orange.

Eligible entries must be submitted before October 31, 2009. Winners to be chosen by CT Team and 10 Message Board Members. Please click HERE to view complete details. Prizes awarded to include: ACOT gift cards/certificates. Digi prize pack. Prizes awarded based on number of entries.

We want to see what you can do!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome Emarie803!

Emarie803 aka: Emily

Welcome to ACOT's Guest Paper Creative Team Member for the month of October! Meet Emily. 'Em' was one of the original message board 'Stick-Gals'! She worked with SEI's Winter Song line of products for her reveal.

Winter Magic by Emarie803

What's your favorite scrapping tool to use when scrapbooking? My ATG gun. I love that thing! Seriously, I don't know how I scrapped without it!

What are your top two fave holidays? Christmas Eve and Christmas! Seriously that is my favorite time of year!

Favorite thing to do with your family? For my household it would be going to hockey and lacrosse games. Including my parents and sister, getting together for games and dinner.

View Em's complete interview and take a look at all of her gallery submissions!

Congratulations, Emily!