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Hey, Ya'll,

It's been Summer home school and hail damage repair/paperwork around here for the last little while. Oh yeah, and did I mention yard work and gardening? : ) Anyway, I ran out of time for the June edition so I'm sending out the July edition early and Lord willing, I'll send out August's edition the middle of August. I really enjoyed working on these layouts the last couple of weeks, though. I love the NO MESS part of digital scrapbooking. You do have to organize and clean up files but at least it isn't spread out all over a table.

What's New?

8 x 8 Baby Album
I finally finished my baby album - 7 years after he was born! There's hope, everyone! You can do it too! Just set your timer and do 15 minutes at a time. See what I'm talking about.

Wanna find something on my site? - I have a search box, yeah! SEARCH BOX

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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Beach Themed Layout

We didn't actually make it to the beach, but we did get to walk on the pier that evening. We took a trip to my Grandmother's in South Alabama at the first of June. I love the way this layout turned out. I am still a newbie to digital and sometimes I'm not so happy with my finished product. I like the subtle beach theme in this layout, though, ...not too much...just enough.


2 different digital scrapbook kits from ComputerScrapbook.com
Kit #1 - Jen Reed Moments in Time
Kit #2 - Sea Swept
It was fun to mix and match. I've learned most of what I know from TwoPeasinaBucket.com.
They have an awesome FREE class!

Wanna get a better look at this layout?

Thank You, Lord

This is a Before and After themed layout. I had a photo of what our house looked like before the new roof, some photos of the shingles sitting in the yard, the new roof "in progress" and the finished product...OUR NEW ROOF - THANK YOU, LORD! What a blessing! We had been talking for a while now about needing a new roof in the near future and what a large expense that was going to be. God decided to provide it for us via a hail storm. I don't want to sound too insensitive. I know a lot of people had horrible things happen during all the recent bad weather. But I am thankful for our new roof. So, I decided to create a layout focusing on it.


Teal Tranquility Digital Scrapbook Kit from ComputerScrapbook.com

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What about next month?

You just never know. We'll see...stay tuned to Youtube to find out.

Until sometime around the middle of August…

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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