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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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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Kits Galore!

Check out all these gorgeous Valentine's kits I have created just for you! You can scrap everything from "Happy To Be Single" Day, to the kids' school parties and everything in between! Check out what these kits can do with my lovely CT layouts under each kit...

Candy Hearts kit
Candy Hearts kit, Digital Scrapbooking kit, digiscrap, scrapbook, paper crafting, card making, home decor, page kit, craft projects, clipart



Candy Hearts, sold separately
Candy Hearts, Valentines Day, Anniversary, Wedding, candy heart stickers, candy heart clipart, Digital Scrapbooking, digiscrap, paper crafts

Twitterpated kit
Twitterpatted, Valentine, Anniversary, Digital Scrapbooking kit, digiscrap, scrapbook, paper crafting, card making, page kit, craft, twitter



Trendy, Sassy, & Satin kit
Trendy Sassy and Satin, Valentine, Anniversary, Digital Scrapbooking kit, digiscrap, scrapbook, paper crafting, card making, page kit, craft



Smitten kit
Smitten: Celebrity Crush, Valentine, Anniversary, Digital Scrapbooking kit, digiscrap, scrapbook, paper crafting, card making, page kit




Simply Red kit
Simply Red, Valentine, Anniversary, Digital Scrapbooking kit, digiscrap, scrapbook, paper crafting, card making, page kit, crafts, wedding




Unconditional kit
Unconditional, Valentine, Anniversary, Digital Scrapbooking kit, digiscrap, scrapbook, paper crafting, card making, page kit, valentines day


Mad About You kit
Mad About You, Valentine, Anniversary, Digital Scrapbooking kit, digiscrap, scrapbook, paper crafting, card making, page kit, valentines day


Little Tween Sweeties
Little Tween Sweeties, digital stickers, die cuts, clip art, valentines, teenagers, teens, girls, roses, love, dresses, digital scrapbooking

Little Cupid Beauties
Little Cupid Beauties, digital stickers, die cuts, clip art, valentines, love, girls, dresses, teddy bear, anniversary, wedding, digiscrap

Little Sweethearts
Little Sweeties, Sweethearts, digital stickers, die cuts, clip art, valentines, love, couples, boyfriend, girlfriend, anniversary


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

🔥 Fire Rooster 🐔

Introducing my 2017 Chinese New Year kit: 🔥 Fire Rooster 🐔

This kit celebrates the Year of the Rooster and has some handsome roosters, ancient coins, gorgeous fans, lovely butterflies, strings of lanterns, and beautiful ribbons and flowers; not to mention a few cute pandas and china dolls, some chicken wire, and a few word arts featuring my silly sense of humor!!!

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CT Layout


China Dolls sold separately


Fire Rooster coordinates with the following products...

















Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super Bowl LI

Do you have Superbowl fever? If you're a football fan (college or NFL), play fantasy football, or are the parent/guardian of a little one who loves to play football, this collection was made just for you!

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.

Football Party, Superbowl, super bowl, sports, game day, Digital Scrapbooking kit, digiscrap, scrapbook, paper crafting, page kit, cards



Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tuesday's Tip: Stickers


Are you ready for February's Tuesday's Tip?! It's everyone's favorite... STICKERS!!! Stickers are a simple to use and are a fun way to decorate any scrapbook page. Sticker collecting has been popular for decades (I still have several of my sticker books from my childhood) and scrapbook enthusiasts have found a great way to put those stickers to use. Long sticker strips can be used to border or divide a page, while smaller stickers can be used to fill in or accent a decorative theme. If you are unsure if a sticker is photo-safe, check the labeling. Recently, manufactured stickers will be labeled; older stickers may not be. When in doubt, do not use them near you photos.

Sticker letters are great to use when you are still trying to master hand-lettering on scrapbook pages, or for their ease, or to coordinate with a certain theme. There is a wide array of stickers available in segments or packages, which include hobbies, talents, florals, pets, strips, page accents, or just about everything else you can imagine! I'm really into the 3-D stickers with dimension and lots of glitter!

Check out the way I have used the "Take A Hike" stickers by Simple Stories on my double page spread below featuring my son's first Boy Scout camp out. Leave a comment showing me how you have used stickers in your layouts, you know I love hearing from you!

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Friday, January 27, 2017

FREE Lesson: Start Your Digi-Scrap Organized


Question:
How do you organize your digital files and keep track of what you have?
Do you keep it zipped up until you use it?


Answer:
There are a couple ways you can do it:
1. by designer name
2. theme and/or color
3. all the embellishments in one folder separated out by designer name or theme, and then all the papers separated out by designer name or theme



Personally, I have all my PU (personal use) items in one folder which I then separate by theme; and then another folder for all my CU (Commercial Use) items that I keep in another folder and separated out by theme.

So my PU folder has sub-folders called Bows, Christmas, 4th of July, Posers, Buttons. etc

Then the same thing happens in my CU folder

I keep all my own creations in a separate place.

I unzip everything for the most part. Sometimes if I am downloading a ton, I will just concentrate on the downloading first, then do the unzipping later.

Sometimes I never get to 'later' and have items that I have never unzipped, that's because I haven't had a need for them yet. This will happen during International Scrapbooking Day when I see some great sale items and buy them even tho I'm not sure where I will use them just yet.

If I buy a new kit, I unzip it ASAP and use it ASAP, lol!

Whatever you decide to do, get a system now, so it doesn't feel overwhelming later.

Here is an example:

Make the main folder that's called Scrapbooking.

Then in there make a folder called Kits.

Then in there, make some folders such as Holidays, Friends; or Blues, Warm Tones; or etc. (depending on how you would like to be organized, think about the way you look for items, do you look for color or theme?)

Then in the theme folder (let's say you have a folder called HOLIDAYS) you would make a folder and name it the name of the kit you want to unzip. Let's say the kit is called "A Glitter & Gold Holiday." So name the folder "A Glitter & Gold Holiday." Then unzip everything from the zipped files and put them into the folder. (Please remember to keep the TOU. This stands for Terms of Use and explains if the items in the zipped file are for Personal Use, Scrap for Hire use, Scrap for others use, Commercial Use or other. It is important to abide by designer's terms of use.)

Don't put the unzipped folders in there, just the stuff inside the folders. just copy and paste it all out of the unzipped older and into the new folder with the Kit name.

Once you are sure you have everything copied over, you can delete the zipped files. You can keep them too, its up to you and how much room you have on your computer. Perhaps you have an external hard drive where you save your zipped files. I delete mine. 

Do you have any questions or other organizing suggestions? Leave me a note in the comments below, you know I love hearing from you!