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SEI July Desktop Calendar

Have you been playing? We sure have been! It's summer and we are all planning and doing fun activities like hikes and river rafting and new house painting and all sorts of good things. So enjoy your fun filled July-we sure will!


Let us know if you have any questions. Enjoy!


P.S. If you're a club member...this artwork will show itself again in September. Get excited!

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Wonderful You



Lisa's Corinne card is so happy and thoughtful. Doesn't everyone need to be reminded how wonderful they are?

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Yeager Time




Audrey mixed several collections for this layout. Not only that, she mixed photos from several different days. She was able to tie all the photos and collections together with a lovely color palette. It helps that colors she chose come from colors already in the photos.


Audrey loves to have elements sticking off the top of her scrapbook pages. They stick out just enough so that when she puts them in her album, the album protects them. What a great idea!


This layout works great for any occasion. Wouldn't it be perfect for 4th of July too? With the red, white, blue, and stars. It just goes to show that you don't have to have a paper collection specially designed for Independence day to create a themed layout.

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Soccer Star




Julie's little soccer star inspired another great layout with the I'm an Athlete collection. The photo and embellishments really pop off the gray page. What a perfect way to add bright colors without letting them take over! The groupings around the title and photo also help keep the focus where it belongs.


We are continually amazed by the great work our design team members are doing. Please help us show our gratitude by leaving them plenty of comments and visiting their blogs.

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Promise Me

Now introducing SEI's Promise Me collection...


This collection enchants every romantic heart. Each delicate pattern reminds you that romance really is in the details. Let your love shine with gold, pink, and pearl foils. Shimmer cardstocks and shining embellishments will make your heart flutter and make your loved ones crafts glimmer.


That's all for our CHA sneak peeks. Thank you for your comments!

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Silver Valley

Now introducing SEI's Silver Valley collection...



This collection is an enchanting sleigh ride through the forest. Wrap yourself in toasty warm patterns as you take in the winter scenes. Each silvery and pearly accent will highlight every unforgettable moment.


Check back for more sneak peeks!

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Bloom • Blossom • Become




Lisa is a pro at combining collections in subtle ways. She combined warm papers from the Sunny Day collection with Claire brads for this charming card.


Use this technique on your next project by organizing your papers and embellishments by color, rather than theme or collection. You may discover some fun new paper combinations.

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Holiday Cheer

Now introducing SEI's Holiday Cheer collection...


This collection makes all your holiday events jolly! Catch the spirit with twinkling lights and merry little friends. Play with your favorite reindeer or bundle up and build your own snowman!


Check back for more sneak peeks!

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Final Four Layout




Audrey did some really ingenious things with the I'm an Athlete collection. She cut pieces of the basketball court out of the court paper rather than use the entire sheet. She kept the layout calm by using the gray on the back of the diamond paper.


In this detail you can see how she cut basketballs out of the rebound paper. This is a great way to increase the number of "embellishments" you have to work with. In the top left corner of this image you get a little closer view of that awesome title she created with a pen. The pen creates a really nice texture that compliments the collection.


This detail shows another one of those basketball "embellishments". We like how she crinkled the tickets a little to add depth and interest. Those little strips are cut out of the endzone paper.


This is what Audrey said about her layout. "Since we don't have any sports players in our family, yet, I was lucky that my father in law got tickets to the NCAA Final 4 games so that I could use these papers! For the title, I just traced some chipboard letters that I had and colored them in with black pen."

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Homestead

Now introducing SEI's Homestead collection...


This collection invites you to a rustic world, filled with warm and welcoming touches. Watch the river easing past and the leaves rustling along the beaten path, leading you inside to the family hearth. Enrich your memories with shining foils and glistening accents, highlighting your heartfelt family moments.


Check back for more sneak peeks!

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White Elegance Cards + Winner

We hope you had a Happy Father's Day yesterday! Let's kick off the work week with the giveaway winner from Friday's giveaway, shall we?



The winner is #29, Melissa Elsner! Congratulations! Please e-mail us your mailing address so we can send off your goodies. Now on to more lovely projects from our design team member, Lori Mancini...


Lori created these fun cards using the White Elegance collection. They are pretty, creative and show off the versatility of the papers perfectly.




This is what Lori said about these beauties...

I wanted to create some simple and cute cards but with out much fuss. I love the white elegance papers for background - they add so much texture and movement to any project with their beautiful tone on tone patterns.

I used the Couture Die Cuts with the Foil side and they go so great with the white elegance... perfect pairing!

Thanks, Lori! Come back at today at noon today for the first of our...

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Journaling into Anticipation + GIVEAWAY

Thank you so much for hanging out with me all week and letting me share my creative work and other tidbits about me! It has really been an honor to be here and I am thankful for the opportunity.

Today I wanted to share one last layout, but this one incorporates the journaling techniques I discussed in yesterday’s post.


I took various photos one evening when we were in our backyard playing a mean game of softball. I took some action photos of the girls and of course when you have a pink bat, you must pose!




I wanted to get some different angles and detailed shots so I moved around. Plus, even in backyard softball I still get bored! I ended up taking these shots in the process:



I had several of our backyard softball game photos developed, even the 2 focused on the ball. When I was looking through my photos to scrap I kept coming back to these, however, when I look at them I don’t initially go to the impromptu game, but rather the thought of anticipation kept coming to me. You can see that both girls have their gloves ready and waiting for the ball to come to them.


I literally and figuratively took the anticipation route with this layout. Our family is in a constant state of anticipation because we are military. Always wondering when and where the next move will be, if it will go smoothly, if we will make more great friends, etc. So this is what I journaled about on this layout.


Instead of using tons of space for a journaling block, I just took various journaling and labeling stickers from the Corinne sticker sheet and used that space for my journaling. A few sentences, but exactly what I wanted to get across, which is the goal for me!


For the title, I used the Ivy ink block and ran it across a section of cardstock where I knew the title would go. I sprayed just a bit of white spray ink over top, adhered my title, stitched over it and called it done!

Thank you again for hanging with me this week! It’s been so much fun to host the blog!
Christa

Thanks for those journaling tips, Christa! They are definitely going to come in handy. We really enjoyed getting to know you and learning some fun new things to try too.


To win some of the paper-crafting products Christa used this week, leave a comment on this post telling us which was your favorite this week. The giveaway ends June 19th at 11:59 pm mst. The winner will be announced Monday.

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Journaling Block

Today I want to focus on something that lots of scrappers will say is one of the most difficult parts of putting a page together: the journaling. Whether it’s the process of writing the journaling, how to incorporate it or just trying to choose the right words, it’s one of those things that doesn’t always come easily to everyone.

This is probably one of my favorite parts of the scrapbooking process. Sure, I love the pretty papers, embellishments and photos, but hands down I love telling the story first and foremost. I’m not very good about detailing events, like birthdays and holidays, but love to document our everyday lives, our quirks, and my feelings about things at a certain point in time.

Today I thought I would give some starting off points for those that do struggle with journaling on their pages.

*Look through photos and write down what strikes you as you look through them. Not just the who, what, when, and where of the photo, but beyond that. If you look at a certain photo of your son or daughter and it makes you smile or giggle, why is that? Does he/she always make that same funny face, were you all dancing around silly that day, was it after a difficult day or week with him or her and now you came out on the other side of it all? These are the types of things I like to scrap the most and will go with my gut when I look through photos.

For instance, this photo is from my daughter taking a field trip with her class last year to an animal sanctuary.


I could have made a page about the trip and what we did that day. However, when I look at this picture I don’t remember that day, but I see her personality as a shy little girl who is introspective and at times vulnerable. So that’s what I made a page about: my feelings on her vulnerability, but also her insight.

Another example is this photo of my girls from the first day of school:


I could have given the details of them starting school, what grade, teacher, etc., but instead I focused on what life will look like in the future as parents of 2 teenage girls. I journaled about our survival of those years and how we will get through it (hopefully)!

*Look for prompts on blogs and websites. There are so many different challenge blogs and websites that will have a weekly or monthly theme that will get you thinking beyond the details and events. I love taking part in these to push myself.

*Get creative with your journaling placement. It doesn’t have to be paragraphs upon paragraphs of journaling in a large block, although I do love me a good journaling block!! You can use paper strips, premade journaling tags, stamps that have journaling lines, hide your journaling within a pretty envelope or under a photo, or as I’ll show you tomorrow, putting it on stickers throughout your page.

Again, to me, meaningful journaling doesn’t have to be super long, but just that: meaningful to you and your family. That when they look back on the layout, photos and journaling it floods back memories to them too and it’s something you can all sit and share together.

Christa

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Hello Friend Card

So hopefully everyone’s bellies are full from yesterday and ready for more paper goodness today!

I will admit that cards scare me-to death. I’m slowly but surely getting over my fear of them, but looking at a 5” x 5” square of paper makes me start to sweat and feel inadequate! But, I felt like the large flowers from the Walk On Air paper were screaming to be center stage.


I cut one of them out, plus a smaller flower for added color and layered them together. I added a brad from the Claire collection that I already had in my stash to finish it off. The rest is quite simple. I sewed together a strip of paper and a larger block of paper, added the beautiful letter sticker tabs and finished it off with epoxy stickers! Very simple, but that’s how I do cards!
Christa

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Summer Salad is Here

So today we’re going to take a break from scrapbooking photos and goodies and put the focus on SUMMER!!! Believe it or not we are JUST NOW getting out of school for the summer and I’m not sure who is more ready, my girls or myself! Although get back to me in a month and let’s see how ready I am for school to start up again, what with the arguing and fussing from 2 said girls.

To me summer is all about grilling out, mixing up fun salads and glorious ice cream and popsicles. Not to mention hanging out with friends and just losing ourselves in time and fun. I love the laziness and relaxation of it all. Can you tell I’m a warm weather gal?!

My amazing mother-in-law introduced me to a great summer salad a couple of years ago and my husband and I find ourselves craving it as soon as the temps reach 70 degrees. Sure, it can be made any time of year, but to me it screams summer.


It’s colorful, sweet and just hands down delicious! So my contribution to you and the blog today is this yummy recipe. It’s super easy and you’ll thank me for it later.

4 cups broccoli, chopped
3 boneless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons soy sauce (I use reduced sodium)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup mayonnaise (I use light to save some calories!)
3 tablespoons orange marmalade jelly
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 chopped onion

In a large skillet, layer the 3 chicken breast on the bottom then pour the water, soy sauce and garlic over the top. Cover and cook on medium heat until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Remove chicken from the pan and let it cool for 20 minutes, then cut into approximately ½” cubes.
Combine the chicken, broccoli, cranberries, pecans and onion in a large bowl. Whisk together the mayonnaise and orange marmalade in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the top then toss to coat. Refrigerate and serve.

See? Easy peasy and very yummy!
Christa

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Going In Circles

I’m here to start my week with you and I wanted to begin by sharing a layout I created with the amazing Corinne line that was sent to me! This collection just screams summer to me and since we are in the midst of early summer now they make me smile even more! I adore the colors in this line and hands down this is my favorite paper and I’m thinking I need 20 more sheets of it!


I decided to use solely this paper to highlight our recent trip to Charleston, SC. We have been there before and this time I took more detailed shots, which were perfect for these little circles! You can fit lots of details into these little circles.


The circles were perfect for my 1.5” punch. I cropped and turned the photos into circles with Photoshop Elements, printed them and used my Marvy Uchida 1.5” punch to punch them out. To make them stand out a bit more I outlined them in black pen.


Then I used various SEI Corinne stickers and embellishments to embellish random other stickers throughout the page.


For the title I wanted it to stand out and make a bigger impact. I used my craft knife to cut around the outer circle of 3 of the circles. Then I used white misting ink to tone down the bright (yet beautiful) colors on these 3 circles. I backed the circle paper with Sunshine cardstock, then used foam adhesive to adhere the title circles.


Thanks for stopping by today and I’ll be back tomorrow with something yummy!

Christa

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Guest Blogger, Christa Paustenbaugh

We are happy to introduce you to Christa Paustenbaugh. She will be our guest blogger next week! Christa is a talented paper-crafter who also takes wonderful photographs. If you want to get to know her better, read her intro below and visit her blog here. It's going to be a fun-filled week with plenty of great ideas plus a giveaway so be sure to check back!

Hello SEI Friends! I am so excited to be hosting the blog for the next week! First up, a little bit about me before we dive into projects and other fun!


I currently live in the Washington, DC suburbs with my college sweetheart turned husband and our 2 dramatic, yet hilarious daughters. We are a military family, so no place is called home for more than 1-3 years, but we love the adventure and the travel that comes with all the moving. I’ve lived in Ohio, California, North Carolina (2 x), Virginia (2 x) and Kentucky in a span of just 15 years, and we aren’t done yet.

I’ve been scrapbooking since 1998 when I went to my first scrapbook party as a newlywed. I didn’t get “serious” until after the birth of my 2nd daughter when I decided I wanted more than pictures on a page with pretty paper, but wanted to tell our family stories. My style is fairly simple and clean, with bits of layering, clustering and journaling too.

Besides scrapbooking, I love playing with my camera, watching brainless reality tv on Bravo and I’m an avid runner, completing my very first (and probably last) marathon this past fall. I also work part time as a school social worker in a large suburban high school. I absolutely love my job, even on the difficult days!

Can’t wait to share more with you! I’m so honored to be over here with you next week!

Christa

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Monster Winner

Here is a special thank you for everyone who participated in MONSTER WEEK! We had a fun time gathering ideas for you. We hope there are some you will use to keep your kids busy this summer. If you are excited about My Own Monsters, be sure to pick some up at TARGET!

We were happy to see all the great project ideas you linked up. Now, for the giveaway...


Congratulations, Scrappin with the bug. Thanks for participating in our link party and leaving that nice comment too! We are glad you like the iron-ons and have such an awesome hubby to make the winning bag. E-mail us your address to claim your prize at seiblog{at}shopsei{dot}com.

Check back soon to meet next weeks guest blogger!

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My Own Princess Fairy Party


We have a treat in store for you today! Do you have any summer birthday parties, or kid get-togethers coming up? We have the perfect idea. Our monsters would make any party one to remember! Today we are featuring our Princess Fairy and Pirate monster! SEI's My Own Monsters will be a hit, but to complete our post, we thought we could plan the entire party! Be sure to check below for the Pirate Party as well.



First of all, our Princess Fairy Monsters! Wouldn't it be fun for each princess guest to create their unique, very own, princess t-shirt! They will love them. Get your Fairy Princesses at TARGET!



To complete the your princess's attire, add a No Sew Tutu and a magical fairy wand. Amy Locurto did just this with her sweet fairy party! She tied strips of tulle and tied them to a ribbon and added a hair accessory to really make it sparkle. Also, use fun craft items for a splendidly magical wand!



No princess leaves home with out her accessories! Check out some of these great tutorials for Party Hats by Jordan Ferney or these No Sew Princess Tiaras from Kristin Sellars. Both ladies did such a great job! It is so had to choose a favorite. The photo on right show a cute princes party done just right. Sweet and simple, check it out at mandylynne.



How exactly do you turn you home into a palace? You can do it yourself, with the help of these fun ideas and tutorials! There are so many great ideas. For example, the image on right is simply strips of paper sewn down the middle! See other beautiful Streamer Ideas fit for any party! Also, Enchanting Chairs and Delightful Party Pom Poms.



To complete our magical day, dessert! How fun and simple are these Pretty Pink Wafers! My personal favorite is the Pink Cotton Candy Sugar Cookies! They really are simple and so much fun to your cookie! Last of all, a recipe to leave you with, Pretty Princess Pink Popcorn (can you say that five times fast?).

So, what did you think? Are we party ready? Please comment and feel free to leave some great tips you have for a princess party!



Remember, if you would like a chance to win some monster goodies, link your My Own Monster project(s) up to our link party by the end of the day today! For a chance to win a TARGET gift card, check out our facebook page.

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My Own Pirate Monster Party


Arrrgh you ready? I had SO much fun with the Pirate Party! There are tons and tons of creative ideas to help all your pirates have a swash buckling good time. 



Be sure your captain heads his crew in style and authority with a pirate flag! Simply make a little side pocket on a piece of fabric and stick a dowel in. Then comes the most important part, your Captain making their pirate! Grab the iron-on at TARGET!



Invite your motley crew over with a message in a bottle or a blinged out eye patch invitation. Check out this cool tutorial for another bottle invite with a map




Here is a real treat for you. Cameron Blazer from Cottage Industrial has FREE printables for you entire party! Check out her invites, banner, cupcake wrappers and decoration, pirate hat, eye patch, mustache, complete with thank you cards and envelopes! What a talent! Cameron's Awesome Link!



What do you feed a hungry pirate? With treasure food of course. This cute food table! really caught our eye-can we have the gold coins? Some other goodie ideas we thought of: Gold coins, ring pops, candy necklace, sugared gumdrops, chicken (gold) nuggets.




They could sail the seas for days with all the fun crafts out there! They can walk the plank (she has tons of great ideas), accessorize with pirate beardshook for hands, and Spyglasses. Then help them sail away with some egg carton ships. Some other ideas sure to please:

Pass the treasure (musical chairs), pin the X on the map, treasure hunt

So, what did you think? Are we party ready? Please comment and feel free to leave some great tips you have for a pirate party!



Remember, if you would like a chance to win some monster goodies, link your My Own Monster project(s) up to our link party by the end of the day today! For a chance to win a TARGET gift card, check out our facebook page.

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Athletic Monsters



Did you know there are athletic monsters? They play all kinds of sports... basketball, soccer, football, and baseball. Some are rich, some are talented, some are injured, some are boys, some are girls...well, you get the idea. You can make SEI's My Own Monsters athletes into whatever you can dream up!




Today we are playing with the basketball monster. There are oodles of pieces that come with the monsters. So, after we made some fun play shorts for our basketball fan we made an entire basketball team for him to play with too! We got the "t.p. team" idea from here. You can get your own My Own Monsters at TARGET!


Remember, if you would like a chance to win some monster goodies, link your My Own Monster project(s) up to our link party by the end of the day tomorrow. For a chance to win a TARGET gift card, check out our facebook page.

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Monster Fabric Projects


Wether you sew or not, there's no doubt iron-ons and fabric go together like peanut butter and jelly. So, today we are going to give you a bunch of our favorite ways to combine My Own Monsters and fabric.


QUIET BOOK: First up, for those who like to sew, this quiet book is a great way to use felt. For the cover we used the body that comes with the iron-on package and accessorized to our hearts content.


Inside the book, we cut our own body shape out of felt. Then we ironed the feature pieces onto felt backed with velcro. The velcro sticks great to the felt. Last we added a little pocket to hold our features in. It would be a good idea to make the pocket out of a different material since the velcro tends to stick to a felt pocket. The finishing touches are decorative ric-rac and ribbon closures.


MONSTER BUDDIES: These monster buddies were made by one of the SEI employees and her daughter. She wanted to make special gifts to give her cousins. Didn't they turn out so adorable? This is really an inexpensive project too. Cut 2 matching unique body shapes out of felt, iron on your favorite features from the My Own Monster sheet, sew your felt pieces together, and fill with stuffing.


FELT WALLETS: When we saw these felt wallets by The Burbs on Etsy, we fell in love. They are called "a monster ate my lunch money". These are super creative! It's easy to see how you could use your extra features to make a wallet like this. If a monster didn't eat your money you could also buy one from them.

Wait, wait, if you're not into sewing, don't fret. We have plenty of ideas of how to make unique projects without using a needle & thread. If you are into sewing, you could also make these items yourself!


TOTE BAG: This little tote bag is a great way to use your extra pieces. Buy a bag and iron them on, easy! You could also sew your bag.


APRON: Another easy project or sew your own apron.


SOCK PUPPETS: If you have a monster in your dryer, like we do, it's likely you have a pile of unmatched socks somewhere. Get them out and put them to good use. Kids will love designing and playing with unique sock puppets. We also used tumble dye on these to liven up our white socks. Did we mention that TARGET also carries our tumble dye now?


Remember, if you would like a chance to win some monster goodies hurry into TARGET to pick up some My Own Monsters. Then make a project and link it up to our link party. You have until Thursday at 11:59 pm.

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Monster Shirts


It's the first day of our MONSTER WEEK! It seems a little introduction is in order. Everyone please meet SEI's My Own Monster iron-ons...


They are so much fun to use! They come with a body, appendages, and all kinds of features. Kids love to combine different features to design their own monster with a unique personality. They work on several different surfaces...fabric, paper, wood... Want to see how they work? Watch our step-by-step video below or on YouTube.



PROJECT IDEA: Making your own t-shirt is one of the most fun and simple projects. Pick up a bunch of inexpensive t-shirts, a package of My Own Monsters, and a bottle of tumble dye at TARGET. When you get home, let the whole family join in the fun of designing. The package has lot's of extra features. Once the body is used, use tumble dye to make the rest of the body shapes. Then add the extra features. Kids love to wear their own monster creation!



Ready to create your own monster? Great! You can now find My Own Monsters at TARGET. So, they are more accessible than ever before. That is if you can find them! They are kind of hidden, so join in the "find your own monster" fun. We have heard in some stores they are by the giftwrap, others by the laundry soap... Have you spotted the monsters in your store? Where?


Remember, if you would like a chance to win some monster goodies, link your My Own Monster project(s) up to our link party. You have until Thursday at 11:59 pm.

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Link Party + Giveaway!

We are so excited to announce that next week is MONSTER WEEK on the blog! With kids getting out of school, we knew this would be the perfect time to give you some ideas to keep those little guys from getting bored. We have so many fun things in store for you, we just can't wait to get started!


To make it even sweeter, we are having a giveaway! You could win all of the goodies in this photo. To enter, link a project you made with our My Own Monsters up to this link party. You can add as many projects as you'd like (the more you do, the more likely you are to win). You can even use past monster projects that have been linked before. Each project doesn't have to use the entire package of iron-ons.

1. Add a link to your monster project on our blog by clicking on the button at the bottom of this post. Your project must use something from one of the My Own Monster iron-on sheet to participate.
2. Link back to us by adding this button to the bottom of your blog post.



3. The party ends Thursday, June 9th at 11:59 pm and the winner will be announced Friday. So, hurry into TARGET to get started on your own monster project!

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June Challenge - Best Buds



Julie created another great sketch challenge for you this month. We are excited to see what you do with it, so make sure to link up to our next link party at the end of the month.


This is the layout she based her sketch on, using the I'm an Athlete collection. Once again Julie's photos are amazing. She must have her camera ready to capture these moments all the time.


Julie mimicked the the sequence shots on the left with paper-strips on the right that remind us of filmstrips. Check out the great shapes on this detailed image...


Remember to check back tomorrow for the beginning of an special week on the blog.

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May 2011 Recap

Happy June! We have some exciting things in store for you this month. But, first a look back to May.


• Projects - Julie's Perfect Day layout, Audrey's Not So Perfect Day Layout, Lisa's Just a Note Cards, Club Tumble Dye Projects, Julie's Imagination Layout, Audrey's Arboretum Layout, and Lisa's Feminine Birthday Card
• Guest - Grace Tolman, Altered Quote Frame, Mothers & Daughters Layout, Friends Card Set, All Dolled Up Layout, and Family Mini Album
• Announcements - Desktop calendar, challenge, Giveaway, Winner, 3rd Thursday, and Link Party

Check back tomorrow to see what next week will bring. It involves a giveaway so you won't want to miss it!

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SEI June Desktop Calendar

We simply can. not. wait. for nice weather! Dreams of picnics and parties and carnivals...so June's wallpaper is a cheerful reminder of what we should do...go & play!


Let us know if you have any questions. Enjoy!

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