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Monday, May 13, 2013

Freebie for wedding or photo book album

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Todays Freebie by Mistica and Carena' Designs



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Vintage Photobook Bundle (S4H PU) Kit by Carena

Vintage Photobook Bundle (S4H PU) Kit by Carena

Vintage Photobook is perfect for scrapping layouts for all occasions. A stunning collection of white roses, laces, glitter elements, gorgeous double...
$21.50  $12.00
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Vintage Photobook Add On Freebie by Carena and Mistica

Vintage Photobook Add On Freebie by Carena and Mistica

Are you looking for options for making a vintage in style photobook. Maybe it's a wedding, or your family history or just an everyday moments...

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Digital Scrapbooking Vintage Photobook Bundle (PU/S4H) by Carena's & Mistica Designs

Digital Scrapbooking Vintage Photobook Bundle (PU/S4H) by Carena's & Mistica Designs

Digital Scrapbooking Kit Vintage Photobook Bundle (PU/S4H) by Carena's & Mistica Designs This digital scrapbooking kit contains various...
$43.00  $18.00
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Fresh Spring Bonus

Fresh Spring Bonus

1 paper and 1 cluster frame from the Fresh Spring Collection by Mistica and Carena's Designs
$3.00
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American Old Wild West Digital Scrapbooking Sampler by Mistica and Carena

American Old Wild West Digital Scrapbooking Sampler by Mistica and Carena

Freebie for our Newsletter Subscribers from the newly released American Old Wild West Kit by Mistica and Carena's Designs   Contents 1...

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American Old Wild West Bundle by Mistica & Carena

American Old Wild West Bundle by Mistica & Carena

American Old Wild West Collaboration Scene Kit by Mistica & Carena's Designs.   Contents: 85 elements - 20 papers - 4...
$16.45  $9.90
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American Old Wild West Clusters by Mistica & Carena

American Old Wild West Clusters by Mistica & Carena

5 clusters made from the American Old Wild West Kit by Mistica and Carena   Also available in the Bundle which Includes BONUS 2 Alpha's. ...
$3.50

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American Old Wild West by Mistica & Carena

American Old Wild West by Mistica & Carena

Do you love the American Wild West - then you will love scrapping with this kit. It's a fun Digital Scrapbooking Scene kit with all sorts of...
$6.95

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Purrrfect Angel`s (PU/S4H/CU) by Carena`s & Mistica Designs

Purrrfect Angel`s (PU/S4H/CU) by Carena`s & Mistica Designs

2 beautiful little cats and gorgous flowers, leaves and splatters are waiting for you to design your new kit with. This kit includes: 1 paper 13...
$3.50

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Cottage Friendship Bundle by Mistica and Carena

Cottage Friendship Bundle by Mistica and Carena

My little cottage friends are so cute that your children will look gorgeous scrapped with fabulous kit. In soft brown, green and tan tones with a...
$15.95  $9.90
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Friday, May 10, 2013

Freebie and Photobook Ideas


As you may know, sometimes Mistica and I team up for a collaboration kit - our newest, Vintage Photobook, took us really long. We started in October and somehow lost the inspiration. But when we got back to the kit we couldn't stop - and what came out is a HUGE Collection with tons of elements, papers, double papers (for photobooks for example), stacked papers, and clusters.
And the best is - it is a SUPER offer for NSD!
Digital Scrapbooking Vintage Photobook Bundle (PU/S4H) by Carena's & Mistica Designs
$43.00 $18.00
Save: 58% off
EXCLUSIVE



and here is some inspiration from the Creative Team









and here is my layout for Mothers Day. Yes this is my MUM - she is 80 years young.
Happy Mothers Day


and now I want to tell you about the FREE WITH PURCHASE
In store NOW


And YES, THIS week only - FREE WITH PURCHASE!!!
Save 40% on any purchase of $20
You get this absoultely beautiful Mother's Day Kit with any purchase of $20+

and we have a freebie for you also.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

MEGA Photobook Ideas for weddings and freebie for National Scrapobooking Day.

Vintage Photobook Bundle by Mistica and Carena's Designs
It's everything you ever needed to put together a MEGA Photobook. 
Heaps of Double Papers
The are different in that you don't need to repeat a paper to have a double paper. We have done it for you only much better than that - Each side is unique - not a duplicate of the first side but and entire 24 inch by 12 inch paper. You will love working with them. No more carbon copy papers.


Here is a look at the Bundle. 


CONTENTS OF MEGA Vintage Photobook Collection:
  • 11 papers (12 inch)
  • Massive 120 elements
  • 6 gorgeous borders
  • Massive 20 double page papers ( 24 inch by 12 inch)
  • 10 stacked papers (12 inch)
  • 13 beautiful clusters for a quick start to any page
  • 10 photobook frame sets
  • 15 photo frames



my part of the collection in kit preview

 The 9 stacked papers
6 borders

Layout by Me - Carena's Designs - My Daughter Caitlyn 
Photo taken just the other day. My little girl is growing up - Almost 11 years.

Layout by Marnie

by Victoria32

by Victoria32

by Victoria32

Layout by Victoria32

What a stunning collection of pages Victoria32 has done in just a short time. Really the Creative Team have just got this kit yesterday and already she has all these pages done. Beautiful work. It's gonna be a stunning album for sure. Thank you so much for sharing these with us all. Very inspirational.


and now the freebie

National Scrapbooking Day FREEBIE by Carena's Designs 
You can grab it HERE 

Be sure to check out my Template Challenge for May in the Forum - Enjoy

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Scrapbook Max Sale and Challenge


Let me Introduce Myself - Carena's Designs


Hi everyone. For those who don't already know me, my name is Carena Scott and I have been a digital scrapbooking designers since 2007. I have a daughter - Caitlyn - currently 10 3/4 years old and growing up way too fast. You will see Caitlyn featuring in my layouts in the gallery often. I would love to scrap photos of her more often but currently she is at that aweful age where she doesn't want photos taken. Oh RATS! What am I to do? This drives me crazy and so often I have to bribe her to get a photo at all and then they aren't always the most pleasant of expressions on her face. You know what I'm talking about - pulled faces - strange weird head angles.  Anyway that's enough about Caitlyn. I guess she is pretty much the normal for her age.
Now as for me - I take care of my elderly mother (recently turned 80 years old). Middle of last year sadly she broke her hip while I was out helping the school with a maths class. She has recovered but hasn't returned to what she was before the fall. 
My design style I would class as REALISTIC STYLE - I love to photograph and painfully extract flowers and leaves to place into my kits. I work with a Canon G10 Camera which I just love. Gives such beautiful clear pictures and a pleasure to work with. Besides the usual scrapbooking style of flowers, ribbons, papers, embellishments I also love to explore SCENE BUILDING LAYOUTS. This for those who haven't seen before is where you make a scene and extract people and place into the scene. Read further for a look of some examples of this. It's great fun if you haven't already tried it. I was very pleased when Scrapbook Max Version 2 Software was released with the eraser tool included in it. Totally awesome and ideal for these scene layouts. It takes time to get used of it but well worth the effort.
Besides designing, watching tutorials to expand my knowledge of scrapbooking and photo editing software, taking care of my family - I then try to avoid housework as much as possible, LOL, I am involved with Scouts. Previously I was a Kea/Cub leader (age group 5.5 years to 10 years) but have put this aside for now and am on the committee as Chairperson for our group. Scouts has been lots of fun and I've also been involved with Camps, fundraising etc.
Anyway - that gives you a small insight to me and my activities. Now it's time to show you some of my   scrapbooking kits and layouts. I hope to meet you at SBM Forum - see the article on Let's Explore the Forum and Gallery Together further down the page. See you there.

SALE ANNOUCEMENT - 20% OFF Carena's Designs - See Coupon at Bottom & Terms
from NOW until 3rd May at Scrapbook Max Store
SEE HERE

Panda in the Bamboo - Scene Kit by Carena's Designs

NEW RELEASE in store now SEE HERE and ON SALE

 Below are some examples layouts made from the Panda in the Bamboo Collection. They have parts from some or all parts of the collection in them. The first 2 are mine featuring my daughter Caitlyn. This was when she didn't mind photos being taken of her. LOL
The 2nd two layouts are done by Marnie and Elaine. Marnie shows the kit being using in the more tradition style of layout with photos and frames added. Elaine (right) shows her extraction skills and supreme scene building skills. She is such an expert at these. To see the layout better please visit her gallery at SBM HERE. She has another awesome layout using this kit also - see here both feature her grandchildren.
 Now of course - sadly we all might not have the skills and expertise as Elaine does (which comes with many years experience) but that's not to say we can't make awesome layouts. This is why I love to also make CLUSTER Sets. These are so quick and easy to use. Remember not only can you use them on their own but also add other extra embellishments to them from the kits and paper packs.

Whenever you are stuck for an idea, don't know where to start? well a cluster will kick start you off. Also be sure to check out the - pre-made papers or stacked paper packs. Already the layout has been started for you. 
Above is a layout I did using no papers - just a simple white background and I used a shape to give the black border - or you could start wth a black background and add a white paper. Like so often there is more than one way to achieve a look.  
I used the Cluster frame from then Panda in the Bamboo Cluster pack and popped in a photo of Caitlyn which was taken just a couple of days ago. It was a case of push her out the door to get her to stand where I wanted her and quickly snap the photo. I even threaten she wouldn't go to Camp unless she do it for me. LOL I'm such a mean mum. It wasn't exactly the expression I wished to capture. Best thing right now is I have all this free time while she is on school holiday camp for 5 days. I don't think I could have concentrated properly with her around to post this for you all to read. 

and another of my favourite kits is: Days Gone By Collection 

by Carena's Designs


Here we can see the Entire Collection - all available at Scrapbook Max as Individual purchases.
Below are some layout examples - The first 2 are layouts I've done. Yes, The one on the right is indeed ME. The one on the left is my Great grandparents.
The 2 layouts above are done by charliesnana and JeanAnn. Both fabulous layouts and I thank my Creative Team for all their work to help me show my kits to you all. They are truely inspiring.

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Lets explore the Forum and Gallery Together

For anyone who doesn't frequent the Scrapbook Max Forum and Gallery - I wanted to show you around. There are many fun and exciting things happening and it's a most fabulous place to not just learn new things but also make lots of new friends. I know sometimes people are concerned about interaction in Forums. You are right to think that there are a lot of suspicious people out in the internet world but if this is what is stopping you from joining us at SBM Forum, then let be assure you we are a friendly group of mostly ladies who are interested in scrapbooking. So, why not come and explore and check us out. Really we don't bite.  Below I've listed some starting places for. Can't wait to see you - click on the links - it's a great place to start.

  1. Introduce yourself. Do long have you been scrapping? Doesn't need to be personal information. Don't lurk no more - We want to meet you.
  2. Check out the Video Tutorial Section HERE or our Tips Area HERE
  3. Challenges - A great place to learn and explore and interact new friends made. Everyone is welcome - in fact the more the merrier. 
  4. Shared Corner - Freebie SBM templates and Embellishments
  5. New Release information from our wonderful designers.
  6. Gallery Area - Great inspiration can be found here. Have you been short of ideas? Come visit the gallery and you won't ever be stuck for an idea every again. We would also love you to share your layouts with us. We would love to be inspired by your layouts also.
Here is really just so so much on offer - this is just a starting point. Come and check it all out - and of course - come and explore my gallery where I showcase all my (Carena's Designs) Digital Scrapbooking Kits HERE and you will find the other designers there also. Totally awesome.



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Carena's Recipe Challenge

Steps:
  1. Make a page with a solid white background.
  2. Choose one color to feature (in my example I choose blue)
  3. You can use only tones of your colour choice with black & white in your layout. (in my example the flower buds had small amounts of green - so long as it's minimal)
  4. Use a shape to frame your entire page and color it either Black or your color choice.
  5. Add a Black and White photo and tint it in the smallest amounts of your chosen color. Must be barely detectable.
  6. Add 8 to 15 embellishments to your page. Remember only in your color tones or black and white. How you arrange them is up to you.
  7. Add some text in various sizes - a quote/verse. 
  8. Remember to add shadows to all of your elements to give depth of field. Don't over do it. Remember the rules of shadows - the greater the distance from the item to the surface - the further away the element - the closer the element the closer the shadow. Image your elements are laying on top of a piece of paper with the light coming from the top and slightly to the side.
  9. Lastly save and share your layout with us in the forum and gallery. Remember to give credits for the designer and kit used in your layouts in the gallery.
Here is my layout example for you to have a look at. I hope it helps inspire you and helps you understand my instructions. 
 Above is my Challenge Layout

Below is the kit I used: Natural Breeze by Carena's Designs
Available at Scrapbook Max Store HERE

Below is some layouts by my Creative Team
charliesnana, emst, Victoria32 and one by myself.
For further inspiration - Check out my Gallery HERE

For everyone who joins me in the forum and participates in the challenge I have a CHALLENGE PARTICIPATION GIFT: Loving Breeze Paper and Clusters by Carena's Designs
Challenge is OPEN from now until end of May so you have plenty of time to participate.
See you in the Challenge Forum HERE where you can get further information
but also get to see what everyone else has come up with - It's great way to learn, make new friends
and get inspired to create, create and create even more beautiful scrapbooking layouts.
FREE MINI ABOVE with Challenge Participaton 
See details above.
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Kayes Famous Challenges - All about YOU!

This is what she is asking for this round.

I want this challenge to be all about YOU!

I want a themed page to be about you and something just normal in your everyday life - a
bad hair day, getting your nails done, a day in the garden are just some examples.

I would like to see at least 4 photos, they could be consecutive ones - taken one
after the other.

Easy!

SO please come and join both Kaye and myself in some fabulous challenges this month. I want
to thank Kaye for providing a number of challenges in the past months. She has so many 
great ideas. If you haven't checked them out - then please do. You can find there HERE.
Although her previous challenges have ended, you will still learn heaps from them.


Lastly that's all I have for you this month but don't forget to check out my SALE.
20% OFF from NOW until 3rd May 2013 (coupon below)
Hurry to enjoy the savings in my store HERE.
Have a great scrapping day. Cheers from Carena's Designs

SEE Below for Sale COUPON

To get 20% off on Carena's kits, please visit Carena's category in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Kits and Templates Store. Add a minimum of $5 worth of Carena's kits to your cart, then type in the code CLUSTERS exactly as shown into the 'Coupon Code' field before checkout. You must type in the code at the time of purchase to get the discount. Hurry - offer is one week only and ends on May 3, 2013!
Note: Offer applies only to digital kits and templates sold in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store, on orders of $5 or more. Coupon code CLUSTERS must be typed in the coupon code field before checking out. Valid on new orders only, expires May 3, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

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