Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Printing Your Personal Blog

I love keeping my personal blog up to date so my friends and family can see what we are up to. I also like to have a printed copy for myself so I can look back at all of the fun things we did and my kids will one day be able to read all of the stories I wrote down. There a many places that will print your blog such as blurb or print2blog. Although these are really nice and easy to use I couldn't find one that made the book the way I wanted it. It always seemed like the pictures and words didn't line up or they didn't look the way I liked it.

So, I created my own blog book in photoshop. I just copy and pasted my words from my blog post and inserted my pictures, organized them the way I wanted them to look and saved as a .jpeg.  Here is an example of what my blog pages look like.
Sometimes if the blog post is pretty long it ends up taking a few pages.

It does take a little time to create each page but it will be fun to have in the future.
At the end of each year I have all of the pages printed into a bound book. So fun!

Do you print your blog into a book? If so, how do you do it?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

$2 Tuesday

Today is $2.00 Tuesday over at Stuff To Scrap. That means you can get one of my kits for only $2.00 but only today. The kit I have in the bin today is "April Showers." Hurry over to the store and grab it today while it is on sale.

Monday, June 28, 2010

"Baby Boy" Kit Feature

Remember my first kit "Baby Boy." Well, I have decided to put it on sale for one week at 20% off. This kit is gorgeous for you baby boys. The blues and browns are so much fun to work with. Check it out again and head over to my store and grab it:
I also just wanted to show you a few gorgeous layouts with this kit:
Isn't this kit just SO much fun?!?!

And did you know you can also buy some baby shower invitations that were made with this kit. These are so easy to use. Just type all of your information and print them out. So fun!! You can also purchase these in my store and they are also 20% off this week.
Hurry and grab both of these while they are 20% off!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Becky Young DesignsCT Call

-Create 2 layouts and 1 QP per new kit by the deadline I give you. I usually release about 2-3 kits a month and you will have about 2 weeks to create your layouts.
-Post your layouts in 4 galleries including the Stuff to Scrap gallery.
-Post your gallery links in the Becky Young Designs CT Forum.
-Enable me once a week.

To Apply:
-Email me at with a short bio, a link to your best gallery, and a list of other CT’s you are on.

I will take applications until July 10th or until all of the spots have been filled.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Flair

Each Friday I am going to show you some great layouts from the Becky Young Designs gallery that are some awesome inspiration. Today I want to show you some layouts that have great titles. I think a title can really make a page and draw your attention to what the whole layout is about.

This one is by hripp and it uses my "Fresh" kit.

This one is by mdkscrapper and uses my "May Flowers" kit.
This one is by snooprz and uses my "My Mother" kit.

And this one is by me and also uses my "My Mother" kit. Aren't these some great layouts with some great titles. I love how the title really makes these pages stand out. So, I challenge you to work on creating titles that really complete your layouts. Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Beach Cruisin' Freebie

Today I have for you a little word art freebie that goes along with my Beach Cruisin' kit. I am seriously in love with this kit and I just keep using it for so many different layouts. Check it out again.And here is your freebie. Click on the image to download. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Scanning Important Items for Your Layouts

Whenever I go somewhere important I always come home with tickets to the event, brochures or pamphlets from our activity. If I were paper scrapping I would just cut them up and use them in my layouts since I love having these great keepsakes to look back and remember.

Well, you can do the same thing with digi scrapping. I just take the ticket or brochure and scan it on to my computer. I then just crop it the way I want it and place it on my layout. It's very easy and then you can throw the item away once you scan it. Just make sure you are scanning your items at a minimum or 300 dpi so that they print at a high quality.

Check out a few layouts I have done this with.

This first layout was from a Utah Jazz Basketball game I went to. I just scanned the ticket and placed it behind my photo. It's fun to be able to read all of the information on the ticket.

(The kit used on this layout is just one I made up for this layout.) This next layout is from my honeymoon cruise. I scanned the ID card they give you to use on the cruise. It's great to have these memories.
(Kit: Beach Cruisin' by Becky Young Designs)

If you don't want to scan or don't have a scanner, you can always just take a picture of the ticket or item and use it in your layout. Check out these layouts as an example.
This first layout is of a Darrius Rucker concert I went to. I just took a picture of the tickets and used it in my layout. That way you can just throw the tickets away.
(I'm not sure what kit this is. Please let me know if you know.) And this next layout is of a Utah Bee's Game I went to. Once again I just took a picture of the tickets and used them in my layout. I try to take a picture of them at the event so I don't have to worry about them getting lost.
(Kit: Batter Up by Teri's Thing-O-My-Jigs)

I think either way you want to cooridinate your tickets and other items in your layout is a great option. It will be fun down the road to be able to look at these layouts and remember all the fun you had and be able to see all of the information about it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

$2 Tuesday

Today is $2.00 Tuesday over at Stuff To Scrap. That means you can get one of my kits for only $2.00 but only today. The kit I have in the bin today is "May Flowers." This is such a fun kit with lots of bright colors and LOTS of flowers. Hurry over to the store and grab it today while it is on sale.

Monday, June 21, 2010

New "Beach Cruisin" Kit

Today I am releasing a new kit called "Beach Cruisin." I had bunch of pictures to scrap from my honeymoon cruise and I am also going on a cruise in about a month so I needed a beachy, cruise kit and I have loved working with this kit. The colors are so bright and fun and the elements are all very unique. It has 20 papers and 47 elements. Check out this awesome kit!!

And this week only this kit and QP set will be 20% off. Make sure you grab it by Sunday night to get this awesome discount.

(Images linked to the store.)

And take a look at all of the awesome layouts my creative team came up with. This kit is SO versatile.

And the lucky winner from Saturday's giveaway is Nancy. Here is what she said about her fun summer plans:
"We usually spend most of our summer at the local beach but every now and again we go to Indiana Beach and last year we went to the zoo twice. Which the kids really enjoyed the zoo so I'm sure we will be doing that again this summer. Thanks for the chance to win. :)"

Please email me at to get this kit FREE!! Yay!

Hurry and grab this kit NOW!! You won't regret it.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sneak Peek

I have a new kit being released on Monday. It's a very fun, beachy kit with lots of bright colors. So, who wants to win this kit for FREE!?! Leave a comment and let me know your fun summer plans and you will be entered in the drawing. You have until midnight on Sunday to leave a comment.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Digi-Designs by Nicole is having an awesome summer sale. Check it out, you won't want to miss out on her fantastic kits.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

$2 Tuesdays

I have my "April Showers" & "May Flowers" kits in the $2 bin today. Images are all linked so hurry and grab them for a great price today.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

50% Off Coupon

Just wanted to make sure you saw my ad in the Stuff To Scrap Quarterly Newsletter. It's a coupon for 50% off one of my kits. That's a great deal. Here is the link to my store so you can decide which kit you want.

Friday, June 4, 2010

65 Red Roses Charity Kit

This beautiful kit inspired by Rainamoon Scraps with STS Designer Daraling contributions is both elegant and fun, vibrant and beautiful just like the woman it was made to honor. Eva Markvoort was the subject of a documentary called 65 Red Roses which chronicaled her battle with her genetic disease, Cystic Fibrosis. Eva loved the color red and was well known for wearing the vibrant shade in her hair. Every cent of the proceeds from this kit goes to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to keep fighting to find a cure. Click no preview to head to the store and help out this great cause.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

June Color Challenge Freebie

I have this fun mini kit for you. I created this for the June Color Challenge over at Stuff To Scrap. Click on the picture to be taken to the forum to download this kit. There are a bunch other mini kits you can download in the thread as well. Enjoy!!

**Download links no longer available. You can now purchase this kit in my store.

New STS Collab - Summer Days

Check out this fun new kit from all of the designers at STS. It's called Summer Days and will be perfect for all of your summer activities. The first image is linked to the store so hurry and grab it.

And if you spend $10.00 in the store this month you will get these beautiful QP's for free. What a great deal!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Build A Kit

Stuff to Scrap has a "build a kit" section of the store where each designer creats a mini kit with the same color pallete and you can choose which portions you want to buy. Each part is only $1.99. This is a great way to try out some new designers.
Here is my portion for this month. The image is linked to the store so you can check it out. Also, you can go here and look at all of the "build a kits." Just scroll down to the June section.
And here are a few layouts my CT created using this kit. Aren't they gorgeous!?!?

Hurry over to the store and grab this kit right now!!