Monthly Archives: April 2013

Free Printable Download – Spring Journaling Cards

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Just wanted to share a freebie with you that included spring themed journaling cards, especially if you are a Project Life scrapbooking fan.  What is Project Life?  In short,  It was developed by Becky Higgins and  is a “pocket styled book” form of memory keeping. (Basically you start with an album,  pocket pages in which you can insert different cards, journal cards, memorabilia, and photos. All these elements make up your layout as opposed to more traditional scrapbooking methods.)

The journaling cards and elements can be used in regular scrapbooking, but I have sized the journaling cards with Project Life in mind.  (There are 12 scrapbooking elements in all).  Just a reminder, please abide by the  terms of use (TOU), I have listed above.  These journaling cards and tags are for personal use only.

Also when printing, the pdf sheet should print out at 8 1/2″ by 11″. Depending on how your printer handles pdfs, there may be some adjustments you might have to make.   Be sure to check your printer adjustments accordingly.

A few things you should know before downloading: (updated 10.28.13)

* Vintage Glam Studio printables (formerly under the name Vintage Glam Collectibles) are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. (I own the domains for both names and will be dedicating this blog to more design related articles and printables.)
*You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim the original or derivative designs as your own.
*Please do not remove the watermark or modify the design in any way other than for your own Personal use.
*If you post this on the internet, please give credit to Vintage Glam Studio & link back to my blog, so others can obtain the resources.  Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook are great social media sharing platforms, it’s the  sharing without a link back that can be a problem.

You can access the above  journaling cards here.  Or you can click on the the preview picture below.   Hope you like them! 🙂

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Update:  I have revised the pdf layout for this freebie.  I resolved the distortion problem it seemed to be having, especially when it came time to print.  The page now prints correctly on an 8 1/2″ by 11″ page. Thanks!

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Getting Creative with Picmonkey’s New Overlays

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With spring speeding by and summer swiftly on the way, Picmonkey (a free online photo editing tool) is doing it’s best to roll out summer themed overlays and clip art on it’s intuitive online software.

Picmonkey has added  four “new” overlays to it’s already jam packed list of overlay options.  The free online photo editor  currently has over 43 overlay options under different categories!

The following chart will give you an idea of all the options under their named categories:

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As you can see from the above Overlay chart, it seems that Picmonkey is trending to adding  more and more digital scrapbooking elements to its overlay options.  These are all great add-ons that you can have access to in order to jazz up your scrapbooking or other family photos.

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2 More Great Sites for Free Vintage Images

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Here are two additional websites to add to your list of great websites for vintage ephemera and  vintage images.

I’m always on the lookout for websites that have an eclectic mix of great vintage images and a user friendly TOU (terms of use) policy and I have found a few more sites to tack on to my previous list of great vintage image resource sites.

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PicMonkey – 5 New Photo Effects on Free Online Photo Editor

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Picmonkey has added several new features to their easy to use and free online photo editor.   This blog post will just cover the new “Light” photo effects they have added under the “Effects” menu in the Picmonkey Photo Editor section.

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Spring Cleaning: 3 Ideas for Craft Storage and Organization

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Well, this has been a busy week with the Easter holiday having passed just short of a week ago and all the hustle and bustle of spending time with family and friends.  With the rapidly improving sunny weather, here in Southern California, I have also spent a lot of my spare time this week doing a few “spring cleaning” activities.

I  began organizing my craft tools and supplies (the physical and tangible ones) and shopping for either new tools or filling in what was missing or on my wish list.  While I don’t have a huge amount of craft supplies or a dedicated room for crafting, it just seems that once you start acquiring more than a few tools that you’ll need to find ways to organize them.

I have a board on Pinterest dedicated to just this purpose and I enjoy finding pins that showcase craft rooms or craft organizing ideas that incorporate a vintage touch.  However, creative vintage inspired craft storage and organization pins, just like many vintage items themselves, are a little more difficult to find.

The following are a few of my favorite pins.  Hopefully, they inspire you to organize your craft tools and supplies and get encouraged to do some spring cleaning. (Clicking on the links will take you directly to my Pinterest account’s pin. Click on it to go to the original blog post.)

 Shabby Chic Book Print or Antique Map Crafting Boxes With Bookplates

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Chipboard Dress Forms for Organizing Ribbon or Twine

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Wire Baskets For Frequently Used Rubber Stamp  and Ink Pad Storage

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Hopefully , in the near future,  I’ll be able to create a  blog post that showcases some of the great craft finds  I found this week (for awesome prices as well)  following a tip I have always used  when I shop for other household goods and that is to shop off season for huge discounts.