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Hey, Ya'll,

I have been having SO much fun working through Sandy Krieger's free digital scrapbooking class over at TwoPeasinaBucket.com. I've been learning about how to make stickers, how to cut out a photo, how to use the shape tool, how to always start a new layer... : ) and, well, tons of other cool stuff! I've been doing it just a little bit at a time...with my timer...so I don't get overwhelmed.

This month, I'm bringing you 2 layouts that I created using many of the techniques I've learned from Sandy. So, without further drama... here is the link for the class! Ok, just in case you missed it...

Here is the link for the digital class I've been talking about!!!

What's New?

Free Scrapbooking Stuff I've added a 2-page layout and a 1-page layout on this page. The 2-page is a "family" layout. I've used polka dot patterned paper, circle punch outs, clear dimension dots, and vellum journaling blocks to create this fun layout of extended family.

Scrapbooking Designs See my 2-page golf layout! I've used papers from SEI, eyelets, wire, polka dot patterned paper and some fun photos to create the designs for this page. You'll also see a layout I did about my son and his great grandmother.

Ways to keep in touch - you can visit my site over at free-scrapbooking-ideas-and-videos.com or follow along with my weekly adventures over at the good old blog - racheltaylor.wordpress.com or subscribe to my YouTube channel - ThankYouLord

Also, let me know what you’d like to see included in upcoming issues. Send me a line at rachel@free-scrapbooking-ideas-and-videos.com. You might have to go through my contact page at the main site because that address has heavy spam filters on it...I might not get it if you just send it from your email program. : )

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When you subscribe to The Real-Life Scrapbooker’s Resource, you get access to all of the back issues. Every issue is filled with exclusive layouts and ideas. You won’t find any of the layouts or card designs anywhere on free-scrapbooking-ideas-and-videos.com so it’s a FREE Member’s Only area. Every month you can count on fresh, free ideas for your scrapbooking! And here’s another thought. Every month, put the new issue in a folder in your email software and when you sit down to scrapbook, you’ll have tons of ideas right at your fingertips.

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12 x 12 Layout Ideas -


I called this one "Typical" because of the way each of my boys looks. It is just that...typical. My husband took these at the pumpkin patch last year and they are so fun...we have a photo from the year before that in front of the same wagon. : )It is hard to tell where the 12 x 12 layout ends and the white background of the ezine starts. I created the patterned paper strips with a technique I learned from the class at TwoPeas. They are papers from the free kit from this month at Peppermintcreative.com. The kit is called Little Buckaroo. The title tag is also from the same kit. The little staples are from Correene Silke's kit called ChoreDay from ComputerScrapbook.com. I'm not going to be able to do "how to" videos for all my layouts, but you should be able to learn what you need to know from the class at TwoPeas. Have fun!!!

My Big Cowboy -

Everything except the "N" came from the Little Buckaroo kit from Peppermingcreative.com. It is a free download this month. Go get yours and create your own cowboy scrapbook layout! The "N" came from a kit called Oakley from ComputerScrapbook.com. I learned how to cut out the photo from one of Sandy Krieger's lessons in the TwoPeas class I've been talking about. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.

What about next month?

I'm not sure yet...still thinking I'll be working some more on this class. I might add some to my rolodex album? We'll see...stay tuned to Youtube to find out.

Until sometime around the middle of March…

Send Me Your Layouts...

I’d love to see what you’ve been up to. I’ll pick 2 or 3 for each issue and publish them along with your photo (if you want) and a bio about your real life scrapbooking adventures. So, send them to Rachel@free-scrapbooking-ideas-and-videos.com with “e-zine layout submission” in the subject line.

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