Friday, July 30, 2010

Chicago Bound

Can't wait to see all there is to see at the CHA SuperShow and experience SPRAGUEFEST 2010.

"See" you when I get back - hope to be able to share new and exciting things in the digital scrapbooking world. (and who knows, I may find a new craft I just "need" to try)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Heading to Chi-town!

In just a few short days (Friday to be exact), I will be heading to Chicago to attend the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) SuperShow - followed by a few extra days attending Spraguefest 2010. Two Walking Photo Tours (one at night), One Boat Photo Tour and then a day of digi-scrapping. Good Eats! Good Friends! I cannot wait! I can't wait to meet many of you and will be sure to share info on many of the goodies that are revealed at the show.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


BY THE SHORE DESIGNS is open for business. My digital products are now available for purchase at (please note, as of 9/2/10 - these kits are available at Faith Sisters) Currently, Sisters Forever Paper Kit and Sisters Forever Elements Kit are in the store - with more kits, templates and quick pages to follow soon!

I am in a CELEBRATION frame of mind. And what better way to 'Celebrate' than to offer a freebie for YOU ~ a fully layered 12x12 template, ready for use in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
download here

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Congratulations and a Blog Hop

Congratulations to Jessica Sprague (at She has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Scrapbookers (2010 awards) by Ella Publishing Inc. While I have been a digital scrapbooker for 4-5 years, it has only been since I started taking classes at Jessica's website that my passion for digi (along with my skills) has grown.

Do you like to Blog Hop? Do you like to win prizes? Go to:

You can find out more about the 9 Fabulous Women that are being recognized for their contributions to the scrpabooking industry. You can also explore the blogs of each of these nine women and win prizes.

Have a great day...

Two New Digi Layouts

Attached are two digital layouts I worked on this weekend. This one used a "quick page" by Nisa Fiins. Quick pages are so easy, you simply put your photos below the page (a png file); journaling and title on top - and you are "done"

This is one I created for the weekly JS Challenge at We had to use 3 specific colors and use something that looked "stamped" on the page. The papers I used are a preview to a future "by the Shore designs" kit.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Do you like digital sales and freebies? Check out a Birthday Celebration - NisaFiin is in a party mood!

A designer at, I love her papers and style.

Happy Day from...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Celebrate Good Times

This summer - my journey has been in digital design. I enrolled in an exclusive class at ~ The Art of Digital Design. (I have taken MANY of her other classes and this is truly the best one yet) The class started on the first full day of summer break for the kiddos - so balancing the class was a challenge, but do-able. I passed the graded exam last week which covered the essentials - with flying colors. Today I received the critique of my submission of a digital kit. So positive and encouraging. I am PSYCHED!!!! These were the two components to the final exam and though I am waiting for the certificate - I am now officially a certified digital designer. I am working on getting my kits in an online store and /or etsy. I hope to have a freebie or two here shortly. In the meantime - thanks for letting me share my good news with you! Stay tuned for more info!

Digi or Traditional

I often hear from fellow scrappers how they could never go digital and give up paper. Wanna know a secret - neither can I. I love the feel of paper, elements and playing with my many scrapbooking tools (yes, I am a gatherer) - almost as much as I love creating a layout digitally.

My albums are 12x12 and they are a mix of traditional pages and digital. I simply create my layout using the method that 'speaks' to me at the time. No rights, no wrongs. And yes, my albums are chronological when assembled - but I do scrap out of order. I have learned that when I am in the mood to scrap a specific layout or event - I do it. I would rather get memories preserved, regardless of the order - than to run into a mental roadblock and not get anything done.

I had a few minutes this morning to play in my scrap studio - here is a quick and easy layout I completed - the 'old fashioned' way. (team photo blocked for the privacy of the other kiddos) Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Template

Here is one of my favorite templates along with a layout using papers and elements from my "Sisters Forever" kit. The 12x12 layered template (and the kit) will be available for you soon.
Thank you for your patience as I get this website ready for you. Happy Monday!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Welcome to 'by the Shore designs'

Welcome to by the Shore designs

Pull up a comfy chair and relax while you join me on my digital scrapbooking journey. Come back soon (and often) to see our new digital creations (kits and templates) Thanks for stopping by!
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