Friday, March 28, 2008
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Visit my blog every Tuesday for a free template challenge! Make a layout with the free template, post your layout link in the comment section, and I'll award a random poster a $5 coupon to my store!
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Thursday, March 20, 2008
Come to Scrap Therapy Chat tonight and get these great freebies for attending! Both freebies coordinate with my new kit Les Jardins du Manoir. Join the Digital Quickies Challenge and get a bundle of QUick Pages FREE! Chat is held in the Digitals chat room at 9:00 PM EST!
Mini Kit Freebie
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all your layouts! With an eclectic color palette, these designs will be at home on feminine or masculine layouts.
Included in set:
10 12x12 300 dpi lightly shabby backgrounds
Special thanks to Trina Clark for the fun clip art and Atomic Cupcake for the PS action.
Posted by Amanda at 8:49 AM
I can't believe I completely forgot to blog about my St. Patrick's Day kit! Doh! Well, here it is a little late, but still really cheap! This is part of a series of kits I'm working on that all coordinate called "Soft Pastels".
Posted by Amanda at 6:57 AM
Friday, March 14, 2008
Sisters by Design Part Three is in the store now! Enjoy part three of this wonderful collab kit by The Twisted Sisters. Filled with fun and funky colors, these playful papers and elements will have you eagerly scrapping your most clever layouts! Part Three is designed by Amanda Thorderson
Posted by Amanda at 9:50 AM
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Stop by Digitals and join our Digital Quickies challenge! Purchase one or all of the featured kits for only $3 each, make a quick page (or two or three…) and get everyone’s quick pages made with that kit--FREE!!
At $3 a kit, you just can’t pass this up!!!
Go to the challenge here: http://digitalscrapbookpages.com/forum/showthread.php?p=50853#post50853
See the Les Jardins du Manoir Collection here: http://tinyurl.com/2pomeg
See Woodland Wonders here: http://digitalscrapbookpages.com/digitals/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=&products_id=9403
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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Saturday, March 08, 2008
The first one comes from 3 Scrapateers! I received their layout of the day for my layout "The Family". I made this one for the Amazing Digi Scrap Race. We were supposed to scrap our favorites: color (red), element (those flourishes), and subject (my family, of course!) I used my new kit "Les Jardins du Manoir" for the layout! I also used photo actions from Holly McCaig.
The next layout of the day (this one at Digitals) was also one I made for the Amazing Digi Scrap Race! This one we were supposed to "vent" in our layout and use blending modes. For "Footprints" I used a background from my Count Your Blessings kit and blended it with little Emily's feet.
Journaling was from a journal entry I made while I was taking a Mind and Nature class at The University of Utah. We were on vacation in Blanding for the 4th of July and had just come home from visiting a dinosaur museum.
I find that I can never look at things the same way as before. When we talk about the dinosaurs that lived on earth 250 million years ago, I now have a timeline to put them into. I found myself telling my children, “If we looked at earth from the point of view of a 24 hour clock, dinosaurs would have been here at 10pm.” It has also been humbling to view these reptiles that were victim to a mass extinction, knowing that we may be headed for their same fate. I wonder what type of organisms will survive this extinction and what they’ll think about us when they dig up our artifacts.
As I lie under the night sky looking upward toward a magnificent fireworks show, I wonder, “When our artifacts and fossils are found, will they tell the whole story?” Will they know our wonder and thrill of seeing the colors burst forth in the blackness of night? Will they know the heady aroma of a rose wet with dew? Will they know the simple joys of holding a child’s hand as you walk along the beach at sunset? What part of Lucy’s story are we missing; or the story of anatomically human humans? When their children were sick, did they softly brush the wet hair off their fevered brow? Did they look up at the same night sky and thrill at falling stars?
I am fascinated by the footprints made by dinosaurs that have been found throughout the world. From these footprints, they are able to discover mating rituals, migration patterns, and social behaviors. It makes me ponder the roles I’m playing, and the footprints I’m leaving behind. How will my footprints be interpreted? Will they show an interconnected web of family and social relationships? Will they portray me as a person who watched over others and the environment? How will the human race be viewed? Will we be commended for saving the world from a mass extinction, or will we be known as the ones who caused an annihilation of epic proportions that led to the extinction of all life forms on earth, ourselves included?
It is humbling to think about, and yet motivating at the same time. We don’t have to go the way of the dinosaur. We can live in harmony with the natural world and lighten our footprint on the earth. We can fight for changes large and small. Government policy can be changed and personal habits can be changed. We are not on a theme park ride that we have to travel to its inevitable conclusion. The end is not an inescapable foregone conclusion. We can detour, change direction, and switch rides.
Confucius said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Where will our journey lead and are we willing to take that first step? Will another creature be fascinated by our footprints or will our descendents find pride in our ability to save the planet from a disastrous conclusion? When the final curtain falls, will it be of our own making?
Posted by Amanda at 3:59 PM
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Visit Digitals to see the coordinating add on to Les Jardins du Manoir!
Les Jardins du Manoir...The Manor Gardens. As the name suggests, this beautiful set evokes visions of French manor gardens and rich tapestries. Filled with beautifully textured backgrounds and a rich assortment of elements, Les Jardins du Manoir will thrill and delight your senses. Experience a richer beauty and deeper, more vibrant colors with Les Jardins du Manoir Add On. Original Kit and CD Quick Pages also available.
Included in kit:
10 richly textured vibrant backgrounds
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Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Included in set:
10 richly textured papers
Posted by Amanda at 4:21 PM
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
I've decided to add a Spring-y look to my blog in an effort to forget winter! I hope you like it!
Posted by Amanda at 1:35 PM