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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!”


Friday, October 14, 2016

FREE Lesson: How to make a multi-link sig tag

How to make a multi-link sig tag

1. First thing you do is make your siggy, I'm going to make mine in Photoshop. Make it like you usually would and be sure to include something showing people where to click (like the words on each flower.) You also want to have a background other than transparent so it lines up correctly later, I made mine white. Here is mine, I want to link my store, instagram, facebook, my blog, and pinterest!

2. Next you need to cut the siggy into pieces! Each image will lead to a different link. Make sure your siggy is layer 0 NOT background. If the layer says background, double click on it in the layer panel in the bottom right corner and a screen will pop up asking if you want it to be layer 0, click ok. I took the rectangular marquee tool and selected the first part of my siggy (i put blue lines so you can see where i am going to make the cuts) Once selected I right clicked (apple click for mac users) and selected "layer via cut" so that I could then hide that layer and cut the next one without worrying about whether or not I made my cut in the right place.

I will keep doing this until all the words I want linked, are on a separate layer.

now each piece is cut and on a separate layer. the background paper is gray.

3. After you have all your layers made, open a new document. Drag one layer onto it, trim the layer and save as a jpg. Repeat for each layer. There is probably a better way to do this but this is the way I did it.  You can trim your image by going to Image->Trim. If you are using a different program and do not have a trim feature, be sure to crop your image exact, if you don't, it won't line up properly.

4. Upload your layers to an image hosting site, i use tinypic, google cloud, picasa, photo bucket, or etc.

5. Load the images where ever you are using the siggy, here is mine in my forum

if you have code showing instead of pics, click the A/A button in the top left corner.

6. Next I select the image I want to link first, then click the link button and paste the link. Now that part of the image is linked!

Link the rest of the images the same way and save! viola! You now have a multi linked siggy! Try it out below!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Virtual Autumn

A beautiful scrapbooking kit collection to capture all your autumnal memories. Each kit includes 5 papers and 6 embellishments. Collect them all!

Vibrant Autumn 6 - a digital scrapbooking kit with 5 papers and 6 embellishments
Vibrant Autumn 2 - a digital scrapbooking kit with 5 papers and 6 embellishments
Vibrant Autumn 3 - a digital scrapbooking kit with 5 papers and 6 embellishments
Vibrant Autumn 4 - a digital scrapbooking kit with 5 papers and 6 embellishments
Vibrant Autumn 5 - a digital scrapbooking kit with 5 papers and 6 embellishments
Vibrant Autumn 6 - a digital scrapbooking kit with 5 papers and 6 embellishments

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

First Tuesdays Inspiration #10

It's First Tuesdays Inspiration time! With Halloween being this month, I'm going to inspire you to be unique. I'm thinking with all the costumes and the silliness in the air, this is going to be an easy one. So today’s prompt is to find something that is unique that will inspire a crafty adventure! I can't wait to see what you all come up with! Please leave me a comment below. :)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

September 29 is National Coffee Day!

***Due to time constraints, I am selling exclusively on Etsy***

It's time for all of you with a nose for the mocha beverage! Time for you to add some instant fun and energy to your planner/calendar. And I hope your time brews up equally well! These stickers work best if they are printed on clear sticker paper. These stickers are designed to fit your MAMBI Happy Planner perfectly. Includes 379 items!!!

Planner Stickers Printable, Weekly Planner, Daily Planner, Monthly Planner, Planner stickers DIY, life organizer stickers, printable, coffee
379 items included!

sample MAMBI planner idea...

Coffee Talk is the rich and sophisticated coordinating digi-scrap kit, done in great neutral colors that will work for any layout, planner, card, or home decor project. Warm, homey, and inviting with just a little fun thrown in, this kit will inspire you to curl up in a big cozy chair and be transported by memories with your favorite cupa. Includes 10 digital papers, 45 digital elements, digital capital alphabet with numbers and some symbols. 

Coffee Talk digital scrapbooking kit with Alphabets and Letters and Papers and Embellishments

Brand new in store and going like hotcakes, hurry and get yours now!    

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

First Tuesdays Inspiration #9

It's time for First Tuesdays Inspiration! This month I want you to be inspired by an introduction. My son was just introduced to the guitar and he has taken to it like fish to water!  He was very excited to be able to strum and be taught how to play a few chords. With the help of his instructor, he was able to go through a verse of a song strumming along. It was so much fun to watch him trying something new. Of course I had to snap a picture (or 2 or 3) and mark this day of him opening up this artistic interest. Be inspired by something new for you, or something new to a family member, I think you'll be pleased with the results! I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, August 26, 2016

How To Make Your Card Kit Box - FREEBIE!

We've all been there:  in a rush to get to a last minute party, gathering, or event when we realize we could really use a card!

Well today, I'm here to help you create your very own Card Kit box! In this box is everything you need to make quick and gorgeous cards!

First, get a box. It can be anything from an old shoe box that you cover with wrapping paper, to a photo box, or one of those cute boxes you see at the craft store and love but have no clue what to do with, lol! (I covered an old shoe box with contact paper)

Once you have your box, let's talk about what goes inside it!
From now on, this is the place you are going to put your larger paper scraps each time you finish a layout.
This is also the place you are going to put all that plain white paper that comes inside your scrapbook albums. Fold the paper and cut it into card sizes. (If you have an envelope maker, great, make a few envelopes; if not, buy a pack of envelopes from any store, they are cheap and easy to find.)

Next we are going to toss in a few must-haves:  markers, adhesive (maybe some foam pop dots), a few stamps (heart, sunshine, swirls), generic stamp/sticker sayings (greetings, happy, hello, happy birthday, congratulations), a stamp pad, decorative scissors, flowers, brads, and some random nick nacks left over from layouts or other projects like chipboards, alpha stickers, borders, ribbon, diecuts, etc.

While I was putting my card box together, I discovered it's a great craft project for the kids!

Next time you are in a rush, or going to a crop and need a project to work on, or want to get crafty but only have a few minutes, pull out your custom card kit box and create something awesome!

The kids had a blast and made 6 cards in less than an hour! Imagine how quickly you will be able to make cards!

And now for the FREEBIE! Some fun card sentiments you can print out and add to your cards! Click to see the largest image, then hold ctrl (or command on a mac), and tap 'P' to print, then Enter. Once they are printed, cut them out (maybe stick them onto some colorful cardstock, like I did above) and they are ready to put on a card!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

School is Starting!

My kiddos started school last week, my baby is a first grader this year and is in school all day. My eldest is a third grader, I don't know where the time goes, the summer was much too short! Thankfully there are so many fun photos to scrap of our family time together, I've put a bunch of summer and back to school kits on sale so you can get some scrapping done too!

ABC | Beachy Alpha | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Fun House - Complete Kit | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Summer at the Shore - Complete Tagger Kit | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Summer's End - Complete Kit | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Tropical Luau | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Popsicle Parade - Mini | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Back 2 School Kit | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Chalkboard Blanks with Borders | CU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Back 2 School - Alpha & Word Art | PU
ABC | Geometrics | PU/S4H/S4O

Sunday, August 7, 2016

August 7th is Sister's Day!

ABC | Best Family Friends Mini Kit | PU/S4H/S4O

The bond one shares with one's sister is very special. Whether elder or younger, a sister is someone who cares, quarrels, teases but most of all, loves. Make a sister moment last forever in a layout, create a card and send it to your sister, or grab your sister and your supplies and create a home-dec project with some of my sale items below...

ABC | Capture This | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Portrait Of Us - Complete Kit - Full Size | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | The Sewing Room - MEGA Kit | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Baby Shower - Girl Kit | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Best Family Friends Mini Kit | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Serendipity | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Summer at the Shore - Complete Tagger Kit | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Vintage Rose Garden Tea Party | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Digi Scrappin | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Diva Fit Mini | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Harley Quinn - Complete Kit - Full Size | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Mystical Journey Kit with BONUS FREEBIE | PU/S4O/S4H