A short break

I’ve fallen a bit behind on my blogging this week and I’m having a hard time getting a post together today for some reason. We are getting ready to do some traveling over Memorial Day weekend so I’m thinking this is a good time for an official break. I’ll be back on Wednesday the 29th.

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It's not OK to share files

I was quite surprised when I got an email about a week ago asking me if I was willing to share any digital files. I thought it was pretty bold for someone to ask a designer, but I know it happens more than I would like to think. It made me realize that it’s important to review digi scrapping etiquette (and legal terms) once in a while.

I know it seems easy to just send a file to someone and so it might seem like that is OK to do. It’s not. Just because it’s easy to share, doesn’t mean it’s right. If you buy a burrito, it is easy to understand that the one burrito you bought is all you have and you will eat it. If there was some magic machine that made it easy to duplicate it into 100 burritos, I imagine people would start sharing those all over the place too instead of expecting everyone to buy their own burrito.

Oh, and did I mention that my kits cost less than a nice burrito? And I also offer TONS of free stuff here in my shop? But don’t just share the free files either. Rules still apply to those. Tell your friends to come download them for themselves. A lot of money goes into hosting a website and an online store - not to mention the time and supplies put into designing.

Thanks for listening (reading). 😀 Be sure to share this post freely with others. 😀

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Craft a Life You Love

I’ve been reading a lot of great books this year and one of my favorites was Craft a Life You Love by Amy Tangerine. I’ve followed Amy’s work for several years, but I didn’t know much about her background or how she got started in the scrapbooking industry. Her story is fascinating and her philosophy on crafting is so refreshing. I felt so inspired after I read this book that I ordered another copy and sent it to my daughter.

I marked several quotes in the book that I wanted to remember and I decided that the best way to incorporate these into my life would be to do something creative with them. So I opened up my Word Swag app and turned these thoughts into pieces of word art. ❤️

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Slider app by Word Swag

I love this new app from the makers of Word Swag. It’s called Slider (only for iOS devices) and it adds the cool text features of word swag to a slideshow/video presentation. I loved using it to tell the story of going to Newport Beach with my hubby and son last week and discovering beach wheelchairs!

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Dragons and Holidays!

Do you have someone in your life who loves dragons? I mean, they are pretty amazing! My son is a big fan of dragons and he, my daughter, and her husband all love playing Dungeons and Dragons. I’ve noticed that there’s a little tv show with some dragons on it right now that’s kind of popular as well! This set will add a lot of fun to your memory pages!

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