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Wednesday Sponsor Giveaway : Get It Scrapped, Transparent Touches, & Blue Moon Scrapbooking

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Get It Scrapped is giving away one spot in Pattie Knox's "More Mad Digital Skillz" online workshop.

Pattie Knox’s favorite part of digital scrapbooking is learning new techniques for creating realistic--as in “I can’t believe that’s not paper!”--layouts. In “More Mad Digital Skillz,” you’ll learn how to create torn edges on your photos and papers, how to insert photos into type, Pattie’s method for digital dry embossing, and much more about making your own brushes, working with custom shapes, and creating depth and interest with texture. Each lesson is accompanied by beautiful digital products from the talented artists at Designer Digitals—including Ali Edwards! Class starts May 25th at Get It Scrapped!

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Transparent Touches & Tags (TTT) is giving away two different prizes this week. The first winner will get to
pick one of the monthly kits pictured on the slide show above. The
second winner will receive $20 in TTT transparencies of their choice.

Transparent Touches & Tags is one of the only monthly kit clubs that offers 3 kit choices each month. They have 3 and 6 month kit subscriptions available. TTT also creates transparencies to use for scrapbooking pages, cards and other projects.  

TTT has a kit subscription offer going on FOR ONE WEEK ONLY for new kit members who sign up because of the Wednesday giveaway. If you sign up for 6 months, you will receive a fun goodie bag filled with scrapbooking products for FREE with your first kit. After you sign up, email Monica (info@transparenttouches.com) to let her know that you heard about TTT from this giveaway. Offer ends Wednesday, May 27th.

TTT is also giving you another chance to win a monthly kit...go to their blog to find out how you can win another kit and more transparencies.

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Blue Moon Scrapbooking is giving away a terrific package of goodies that retails for $86.99 (and includes the Tiny Attacher highlighted here yesterday). See the full list included in the Spring Party package here.


For more check out the Blue Moon Blog and Blue Moon Videos.

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To be entered into today's drawing please leave a comment sharing your best journaling/writing/story-telling tip. Comments will be closed tonight at 8pm Pacific with the winner's announced shortly after.

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  1. Anna-Marie says…
    05/20/2009

    Hi Ali and everyone!
    For me to have no excuse to journal even when on the go, I have two tips. One, I use smaller spiral bound sketch notebooks. They are in the art department at most craft stores. Two, I have a back up tool case that is about 12"x2"x4". I have collected small stamps, ink pads, etc. Plus it is full of a variety of pens and other incidentals for creating. I can put both in my messenger bag and be ready to go!
    :-) Anna-Marie

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  2. hedwig says…
    05/20/2009

    Just DO it, sit down, write (no, not a book or a novel, no literature!) just what happened, how you felt etc. And use your own handwriting, mine is ugly, but it is MINe!

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  3. annie says…
    05/20/2009

    I like to remember what the situation was like, what you can't necessarily see in the picture. Maybe a cute thing the kids said or how easy/difficult it was to get their picture taken. I tend to be pretty wordy, but it's good for me because I have such a terrible memory that I am able to relive the event through the journaling!

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  4. Janaina says…
    05/20/2009

    I try to journal as I'm talking directly to the person, makes it easier

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  5. Carolyn says…
    05/20/2009

    My best hint is to make notes on my calender, where I went and what I did each day, that way when I go to scrap the photos taken on that day the few words on my calendar will remind me who, what, where, and when with no problem.

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  6. sarah says…
    05/20/2009

    I love the TTT kit!
    I carry very small notebook in my purse to jot down ideas and anything that comes to my head. When I want to capture a moment, I take a picture and quickly jot down a couple of key phrases. If I have time, I write an entry in my journal. I also love writing it out like a letter. When it is time to scrapbook, I just attach it to my page. It's easy and it captures what I want to say.

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  7. Jessica Herling says…
    05/20/2009

    Open up Word Document, title it, and begin the story. It usually takes a week or so to tell the story and the word document is opened, closed, edited, and added to many times before I am finished! :) Have a great day!

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  8. Cathy S says…
    05/20/2009

    I try to think through what I want to say while doing the usual housework, etc, then wait for a quiet moment, usually first thing in the morning with a cup of tea, to actually write it down.

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  9. Bridgette says…
    05/20/2009

    I blog it as soon as it happens. The 365 project has really helped me do this.

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  10. joyfulmomofmany says…
    05/20/2009

    For me, blogging has helped me to document life~ as a super busy mom of twelve, this has been huge for me. As always, thanks so much for having such a "meaty" blog, Ali. I really appreciate all the work that has to go into maintaining this site.

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  11. Kathleen D says…
    05/20/2009

    This may seem like a "techy" journaling tip but there is an application that I use that I love that makes journaling easier and accesible... MACJOURNAL. It allows me to have multiple journals at my fingertips right on my dock. It's easy use and accesibility have increased my journaling megafold. I have a journal for photoshop tips, my personal journal, quotations, and layout titles an journaling. I do it all in these journals and then just copy and paste into my layouts when I need to.

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  12. Kelly H says…
    05/20/2009

    I think as long as it comes from the heart - that's all that matters, I know that i have mistakes but I know that I have written from the heart and that my family will cherish it no matter what it reads like

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  13. ruth says…
    05/20/2009

    My best tip is to write it down right away. It's funny how the mind works and you can forget so quickly. Or you remember parts and yet some things are fuzzy. So grab a piece of paper and write! :)

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  14. Maya says…
    05/20/2009

    I like to score lines with my bone folder and use them as a guideline for my journaling.

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  15. Wendy says…
    05/20/2009

    Hi Ali,
    When traveling, I use the plane ride home to summarize our trip. Typically, whatever I have written down is what I use for my journaling on the layout. It gives me a chance to revisit the trip while it is fresh and I also feel ready to get back to my routine when I get home.

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  16. ronee says…
    05/20/2009

    Journaling for me, comes easy. I like to write, when I am doing my children's pages, as if it was letter for them to read. Me, speaking directly to them. It hopefully makes it so much more personal when I move on and they remain that they can still hear me, as if I was there!
    xoxo
    ronee

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  17. Leslie says…
    05/20/2009

    I love mkaing lists. They help me keeps the main points/message in focus and gives me a starting point for longer journalling.

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  18. Julie Campbell says…
    05/20/2009

    Wow! Look at all of those fun goodies! My suggestion is to write your journaling out on a scrap piece of notebook paper first and THEN put it on your page. I hate having a finished project that is ruined from a mistake in my journaling.

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  19. Sue says…
    05/20/2009

    I try to have a small notebook with me where ever I go... and also at home when i am working and the kids says something funny etc, i just open notepad and jot it down...

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  20. Zewa says…
    05/20/2009

    After an event I just sit down and write down the things, words spoken, emotions felt on a piece of paper which I then sort into my memorabilia file. Whenever I scrap the respective pictures,I just pull out the text and copy it to the layout.

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  21. christen says…
    05/20/2009

    i have a notebook that i write things down as they happen - sometimes i type up what i actually want to journal and stick it with my photos so i won't forget.

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  22. Chris SB says…
    05/20/2009

    I write things in my calendar, so when I'm ready to go back and scrapbook the photos I already have the story or feeling started.

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  23. Olessia from Canada says…
    05/20/2009

    I try to make a little tone after every special moment,so I do not forget.But some moments you will never forget ,so you can do later.I have done my story how did we meet with my husband and layout was done after we had a our first kid and I remember how it was incredible ,meant to be...
    He came for haircut and I was leaving,like walking out to pick up my boyfriend from Moscow and HE walk in.... and all the way I was just thinking about my future husband...
    Never forget that moment,butterfly's in side you...
    AHH

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  24. Stacy B says…
    05/20/2009

    The best thing you can do to make journaling easy, is to write often. Write in a daily journal, Twitter, blog... whatever. Then when you want to write something meaningful, it will come much easier. Or you can just steal your own words from your journal or blog. :)

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  25. Amanda says…
    05/20/2009

    I keep daily notes on our big family calendar of little things said or done, and refer back when I sit down to scrap pictures from that month.

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