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The "A.B." in ABCreations stands for Anmarie Bowden, that's me! My favorite ice cream is Mississippi Mud from Baskin Robbins, altho I'm partial to Oreos crumbled on top of Vanilla Bean ice cream too! I was born on Super Bowl Sunday. I have been digiscraping since 2000. I live in beautiful sunny California. I am married to my soul mate and we have two gorgeous children. My favorite saying is, “If you think my hands are full, you should see my heart!”

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

FREE Lesson: The Rule of Thirds


For more free lessons visit ABCreations University, or as I like to call it ABC-U!

I am sure you have heard about the rule of the thirds for creating really balanced and expressive layouts, well I am here to help take the mystery out of it all! First mentally divide your page into 9 squares. I'm using 12x12 paper, but this works for all paper/canvases. Try it with 8.5x11, A4, SRA3, or etc.



Where the lines cross one another (see the purple flower below as an example) these are your focal points. This is where you want to put the item(s) which should catch the viewer's eye when they first look at the layout.


Also, when using different colored/patterned papers, it usually looks pleasing to the eye if you use one paper for 1/3 of the layout, and the other paper for 2/3 of the layout.


Now, put your photo and the embellishments onto the layout according to the grid and you are done! I put my photo where the above purple flower was, and used white space where the purple paper was above. I filled the bottom cream colored paper from above, with chevrons and added a few embellishments.
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chinese New Year - Sheep/Goat!

2015 is the year of the Sheep/Goat! Let's celebrate with deep red tones and gorgeous golden hues (as well as violet, magenta, amethyst, olive, and a deep powder blue too!) This kit has some cute little sheep and goats, darling china dolls, gorgeous butterflies, fun lanterns and beautiful fans, plus breath-taking flowers and ribbons, not to mention the panda bears, fortune cookies, and fireworks!!!
This kit coordinates with my other CNY collections HERE.

ABC | Chinese New Year Sheep/Goat - Full Kit | PU/S4H/S4O - Click Image to Close
ABC | Chinese New Year Sheep/Goat - Full Kit | PU/S4H/S4O - Click Image to Close
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CT work by ChinaDoll
ABC | Chinese New Year Sheep/Goat - Full Kit | PU/S4H/S4O - Click Image to Close

ABC | Chinese New Year Sheep/Goat - Full Kit | PU/S4H/S4O - Click Image to Close

ABC | Chinese New Year Sheep/Goat - Full Kit | PU/S4H/S4O - Click Image to Close

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Let the Good Times Roll -- Happy Mardi Gras!!!

Today is Mardi Gras! Have you seen my kit “Mardi Gras – Carnivale” its full of sparkles! It's definitely time to Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez (let the good times roll)!!! Full of metallic crowns, sparkling beads, dazzling masks, glittery frames, shining coins, and epoxy stickers! Not only does this kit work perfectly for Mardi Gras celebrations, but its also great for masquerade parties, birthdays, trips to New Orleans or Louisiana, Cajun cooking projects, and other fun and colorful events! “Mardi Gras – Carnivale” is a wonderful way to capture your memories! Did you know that during Mardi Gras the color purple symbolizes justice, green symbolizes faith, and gold/yellow symbolizes power? 

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Kit Includes:
24 papers (without grunge)
24 papers (with grunge added)
9 beads
3 strings of beads
6 brackets (3 sets of 2 each)
9 doubloons (gold, green, and purple coins)
3 frames
1 flower
1 ribbon
1 gold swirl embellishment
1 journaling block with glitter
6 gold metal embellishments
1 ricrac
6 masquerade masks
9 epoxy stickers


2 Glitter Alphas (not part of kit)
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CT Layout

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Wilma4Ever "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" Blog Train is Here!

The Wilma4Ever "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" Blog Train is HERE! Look at all the goodies everyone has made just for you all for FREE!


This month we are using a theme from ApriltheScrapaholic! I have created these darling heart clouds for you, you must be registered in my store for your free download.


We are all on different time zones, so if someone doesn't have their part up yet, please check back later.
Wilma4Ever (this is the train station's main hub, there is no download here)
ABCreations
AprilTheScrapaholic
Dreamn4Ever Designs
Wilma
Happy Scrap Arts
La Galerie de Jackie
Charlieonline.it
Miggins
Disyas Digitals Designs
Tina Shaw

Get a Prize by Coloring Your Memories With Love!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine Blow Out!

Valentine Blow Out!
Everything below is on SALE!!!

ABC | Candy Hearts | CU/S4H/S4O 

ABC | Candy Hearts | CU/S4H/S4O

Need something sweet to add to your latest project? This set of 30 candy hearts with text and 6 without text (so you can add your own) will add just...
ABC | Candy Hearts Kit | PU/S4H/S4O 

ABC | Candy Hearts Kit | PU/S4H/S4O

"Candy Hearts" is a lip-smaking kit perfect for making Valentine's, layouts about relationships, cupcake covers, and party supplies! This...
ABC | Harley Quinn - Complete Kit - Full Size | PU/S4O/S4H 

ABC | Harley Quinn - Complete Kit - Full Size | PU/S4O/S4H

With diamond-shaped everything and tons of fun epoxy stickers, you'll find lots of uses for this sweet kit from girly to anniversary to valentine’s!...
ABC | Little Cupid Beauties | CU/S4H/PU 

ABC | Little Cupid Beauties | CU/S4H/PU

These adorable little girls are ready for the Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, Weddings, and many other celebrations! Add a touch of whimsy to...
ABC | Little Sweethearts | CU/S4H/PU 

ABC | Little Sweethearts | CU/S4H/PU

These adorable little couples are ready for the Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, Weddings, the school dance, and many other celebrations! Add a...
ABC | Little Tween Sweeties | CU/S4H/PU 

ABC | Little Tween Sweeties | CU/S4H/PU

These 15 adorable pre-teen girls are ready for Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, Weddings, and many other celebrations (their signs have several...
ABC | Mad About You - QPs | PU/S4H/S4O 

ABC | Mad About You - QPs | PU/S4H/S4O

This gorgeous double page spread (two quick pages that coordinate) is perfect for your valentines or anniversary photos. There's room for you to...
ABC | Mad About You Kit | PU/S4O/S4H 

ABC | Mad About You Kit | PU/S4O/S4H

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, and Special Occasions – this kit has it all and then some! I made so many papers, I...
ABC | My Funny Valentine Mini Kit | PU/S4H/S4O 

ABC | My Funny Valentine Mini Kit | PU/S4H/S4O

This cute little mini is perfect for all your valentine photos, craft projects, and anniversaries!
ABC | Smitten: Celebrity Crush | PU/S4H/S4O 

ABC | Smitten: Celebrity Crush | PU/S4H/S4O

I have a secret celebrity crush, do you? I've been in love with Jensen Ackles since I first saw him on TV in 1996. ok, ok, lol, its not really a...
ABC | Trendy, Sassy & Satin | PU/S4H/S4O 

ABC | Trendy, Sassy & Satin | PU/S4H/S4O

Are you looking for a kit that includes fashion, girls' night out, shopping, bling, friendship and fun? Look no further! This kit is trendy,...
ABC | Twitterpatted | PU/S4H/S4O 

ABC | Twitterpatted | PU/S4H/S4O

This is a great kit for all you love birds you are tired of pink, red and white! Enjoy the soft yellows and blues, mixed with some darker blues, a...
ABC | Unconditional | PU/S4H/S4O 

ABC | Unconditional | PU/S4H/S4O

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, and Special Occasions – this kit has it all! Enjoy this gorgeous kit chock full of hearts,...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It's Superbowl Time!

February 1st is THIS Sunday!!! Are you ready for the big game?!? Are you rooting for the Patriots or the Seahawks? My team is the Chargers (because I grew up in San Diego and was born on Superbowl Sunday) and they did really well this year, so I'm a proud fan, lol. Hubby is a major Colorado fan, so any team from there is who he roots for regardless of the sport, lol.

Here is the all inclusive kit you've been searching for, and its on SALE! From word art to party banners, a marching band, a trophy, and even delicious Super Bowl snacks, this kit has it all and a lot more!!! Just check out the customizable score board, jerseys, flags, and helmets!!! Just add numbers to the scoreboard or helmet, or your favorite player's name to a jersey or flag!

This full kit includes 25 total papers, 121 elements, 35 word arts, and 2 full alphas (lowercase, uppercase, numbers and punctuation/symbols) in both individual characters and alpha sheet format. There's also a bonus pack of 14 textured cardstock papers that are 12x12 inch, 300 dpi, JPG format.

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ABC | Football Party | PU/S4H/S4O

Download your Super Bowl XLIX team's flair and I will keep track to see if the downloads match the winner of the game! I put them in alphabetical order as to not show favoritism. You must be registered in my store for the free download.
Disclaimer: I didn't use team logos or fonts because they are copywritten.

ABC | Super Bowl XLIX Flair - Go Patriots | PUABC | Super Bowl XLIX Flair - Go Seahawks | PU

Download Tally:
Patriots: 12
Seahawks: 14

Sunday, January 25, 2015

RAK Time!

RAK stands for Random Act of Kindness and today is your lucky day because I am randomly handing out coupon codes!

Please use coupon code

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in my part of the store HERE
and get $3 off any purchase of $6 or more!
(expires Jan 31, 2015)

Happy Scrapping!

ABC | Coffee Talk | PU/S4H/S4O ABC | Tranquility | PU/S4H/S4O ABC | Fresh Aire | PU/S4H/S4O
    
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Sunday, January 18, 2015

80% off, $1 Deals, Coupon Inside, & D.O.M. FREEBIE!

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Coupon Code for $3 off any purchase of $6 or more:
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Not only am I designer of the month, but its my birthday today! I'm celebrating by having my store on sale up to 80% off, along with a free gift with any $1 purchase, plus a freebie in the forum for all Wilma4Ever forum members (its free to sign up)!

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Join me on:
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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Brand New Kits, all $1!!!

Just in time for the new year, a bunch of new kits, all on sale for $1 for a limited time only!
Even more dollar deals HERE!



ABC | Delightful | PU/S4H/S4O

This mini kit is just delightful! It's perfect for those moments when we are celebrating life. ABCreations Newsletter | Facebook...

ABC | Splendid | PU/S4H/S4O

This splended mini kit is just perfect for those moments when we are celebrating life. ABCreations Newsletter | Facebook | ...

ABC | A Little Pizzazz | PU/S4H/S4O

Add a little pizzazz to your next layout, card, or project with this gorgeous mini kit, perfect for those moments when we need just a little...

ABC | Aspire | PU/S4H/S4O

Aspire to scrap the beauty all around us with this beautiful mini kit, perfect for those moments when we are celebrating life. ABCreations Newsletter...
ABC | Fresh Aire | PU/S4H/S4O

Scrap the beauty of life and nature, breath in the fresh air and count your blessings with this breath-taking mini kit, perfect for those moments...

ABC | Gingerbread Lane - Mini with QP & FB Cover | PU/S4H/S4O

This darling mini kit includes a facebook cover image, a quick page (in both PSD and JPG formats), as well as 3 papers and 5 elements -- its just...

ABC | Tranquility | PU/S4H/S4O

Scrap your tranquility, peace, and harmony with this gorgeous mini kit, perfect for those moments when we are celebrating life. ABCreations...