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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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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Official Watermelon Day! (FREEBIE)

Did you know August 3rd is official watermelon day! So I have some FREE watermelon for you! It's a facebook timeline cover and you can add your own photos and put it up on your facebook page for a fun fresh look (i did it HERE)! While you are in my store, check out some of my summer kits all on SALE now!

ABC | Beach Bums - Elements | CU/S4O/S4H$3.50  $3.00
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ABC | Beach Bums - Elements | CU/S4O/S4H


ABC | Beach Bums - Paper Pack | PU/S4O$2.00  $1.00
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ABC | Beach Bums - Paper Pack | PU/S4O


ABC | Beachy Alpha | PU/S4H/S4O$2.00  $1.00
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ABC | Beachy Alpha | PU/S4H/S4O


ABC | CU Grab Bag for Summer | CU/S4O/S4H$6.00  $3.00
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ABC | CU Grab Bag for Summer | CU/S4O/S4H




ABC | Facebook Cover Images for Autumn | PU$4.00  $2.00
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ABC | Facebook Cover Images for Autumn | PU


ABC | Facebook Cover Images for Spring | PU$4.00  $2.00
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ABC | Facebook Cover Images for Spring | PU


ABC | Facebook Cover Images for Summer | PU$4.00  $2.00
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ABC | Facebook Cover Images for Summer | PU


ABC | Facebook Cover Images for Winter | PU$4.00  $2.00
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ABC | Facebook Cover Images for Winter | PU


ABC | Fun House - Complete Kit | PU/S4H/S4O$5.00  $3.00
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ABC | Fun House - Complete Kit | PU/S4H/S4O


ABC | Fun House - Word Art | PU$3.00  $1.00
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ABC | Fun House - Word Art | PU


ABC | Indian Summer | PU/S4H/S4O$6.00  $4.00
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ABC | Indian Summer | PU/S4H/S4O


ABC | Moments in Time - Clusters | PU/S4O/S4H$2.00  $1.00
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ABC | Moments in Time - Clusters | PU/S4O/S4H


ABC | Moments in Time - Complete Kit | PU/S4O/S4H$6.00  $4.00
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ABC | Moments in Time - Complete Kit | PU/S4O/S4H


ABC | Moments in Time - QuickPages | PU/S4O/S4H$2.00  $1.00
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ABC | Moments in Time - QuickPages | PU/S4O/S4H


ABC | Moments in Time - Stacked Papers| PU/S4O/S4H$4.00  $2.50
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ABC | Moments in Time - Stacked Papers| PU/S4O/S4H


ABC | Popsicle Parade - Mini | PU/S4H/S4O$4.00  $2.00
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ABC | Popsicle Parade - Mini | PU/S4H/S4O


ABC | Summer at the Shore - Complete Tagger Kit | PU/S4O/S4H$4.00  $3.00
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ABC | Summer at the Shore - Complete Tagger Kit | PU/S4O/S4H


ABC | Summer at the Shore - Full Size Paper Pack | PU/S4O/S4H$1.50  $1.00
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ABC | Summer at the Shore - Full Size Paper Pack | PU/S4O/S4H



ABC | Summer's End - Complete Kit | PU/S4H/S4O$6.00  $4.00
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ABC | Summer's End - Complete Kit | PU/S4H/S4O


ABC | Swimsuits CU | CU/S4H/S4O$2.00  $1.00
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ABC | Swimsuits CU | CU/S4H/S4O


ABC | Tropical Luau | PU/S4H/S4O$7.00  $5.00
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ABC | Tropical Luau | PU/S4H/S4O


ABC | Washing Day - Clothes Lines | CU/S4H/S4O$8.00  $3.50
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ABC | Washing Day - Clothes Lines | CU/S4H/S4O


ABC | Word Clouds - 4 Seasons | CU/S4O/S4H$3.00  $2.00
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ABC | Word Clouds - 4 Seasons | CU/S4O/S4H




You must be registered in my store for free download. Thank you!
ABC | Facebook Cover Image FREEBIE | PU




Friday, July 17, 2015

Paper Scrapbooking: how to organize scrapbooking tools and supplies

Every time I read an article about how to organize my scrapbooking tools and supplies using scrapbooking storage, I get really inspired, then really frustrated. I simply don't have the room or money to make the tiny area next to my bed look like a dream crafting spot. I wish I did, but I don’t. The tiny area I have, has to have my desk and computer and printer. I have to work, pay bills, print recipes, make charts for the kids, and a thousand other things including scrapbooking. So, in this article you are not going to see pictures that look like they came out of a retailer magazine, nope, you are going to see my little scrapbooking storage boxes, labeled with sticky-notes, and you are going to read about how my desk chair is a hand-me-down, but that the space works for me and truly, that’s all that matters.

When our second child was born, I turned my office into a nursery. All of my office paraphernalia suddenly had to fit into a tiny spot in our bedroom. As you can imagine, my beautifully and articulately organized office became a giant cluttered mess. I realized I needed scrapbooking storage solutions and fast! (I got the scrapbooking storage fast, the organizing went a bit more slowly, lol!) I went to the nearest craft store and got a few 12x12 inch in-boxes for current pages or papers and embellishments I am excited to use, a 12x12 inch page holder with lid so I have all the elements for my page in one spot and can store memorabilia that needs photographing, and a set of 12x12 inch storage boxes on wheels for left over paper organization. The other scrapbooking storage items, I already had in my office and they didn't need to be 12x12 inch because they would hold things like stamps, punches, stickers, tools, and etc. I was also able to utilize some of my desk drawers; so I keep adhesive in one drawer, templates and design notes in another drawer, two drawers house embellishments of every kind, and the last drawer is for work stuff and bill paying.




After getting all my scrapbooking storage organized, I needed to organize my albums. I decided my completed albums should go on a bookshelf in my living-room so everyone can enjoy them. It’s also nice to walk by and see them there, they make me smile. My uncompleted albums go on a bookshelf in my bedroom, that way I have easy access to them.

Next I wanted to concentrate on my work space. Since my desk faces a wall, I put up a bulletin board to hold random items of inspiration, pictures of my family, and a calendar. All my photos are in acid free photo boxes in the closet, except for the pictures I am currently scrapping, and those go in an acid free photo envelope that sits on my desk. All my inspirational scrapbooking magazines go under my desk next to the recycle bin and garbage can so they are easy to reach but out of the way. On top of my desk is my favorite mug which holds my favorite pens.

Now that everything is organized, I'd like to say it just stays that way, but that’s simply not the case. I USE my things and they get everywhere. I have 2 kids in diapers so I have constant distractions (which is fine, that’s why I chose to work from home, so I could be with my little angels) and little fingers who like to unorganized things, lol. So, the organization is great, but even with all of the scrapbooking storage solutions, sometimes my office/crafting area looks “lived in,” lol!

I'd love to hear about your storage and organizational tools! Do you have a big or small space? How do you make your space work for you?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The W4E "Musicals" Blog Train Is Here!

The W4E "Musicals" Blog Train Is Here!
Check out all the gorgeous freebies the gals have made this month...

Tina picked out our theme for this month and asked for no color palette. With the theme being Musicals, you are in for a real treat, this compilation is outstanding! I chose the musical "The Picture of Dorian Gray." Oscar Wilde was always one of my favorite authors in college (yup, English major, guilty as charged, lol!) and watching his work come to life in musical media is breath-taking. I've named the kit "Portrait Of Us" to avoid any sort of copyright infringement, and given it a bit of a vintage feel with some whimsical pieces. Your freebie is a coordinating quickpage, so be sure to pick up the kit too!



And don't forget your freebie! (you must be registered in the 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
April the Scrapaholic (Part I)
April the Scrapaholic (Part II)
Digicats (& Dogs)
Dreamn4ever Designs
Galerie Jackie
Impish Me in the UK
Miggins
RayesDesign
RoseMade Designs
Wilma4Ever


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Fangirls/boys Only!

This weekend is the start of ComicCon!!! Hold onto your light sabers, Heroes is back, the Supernatural boys are in town, and The Doctor and his companion say "cheerio!" What/Who are you looking forward to? Are you a Brony, Tribute, Twihard, Potterhead, Whovillian, or just all around fanboy/girl? You can scrap it all with my Comic kit HERE!

ABC | Comic Book Fun - Complete Kit - Full Size | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Comic Book Fun - Complete Kit - Full Size | PU/S4O/S4H - Click Image to Close

ABC | Comic Book Fun - Complete Kit - Full Size | PU/S4O/S4H - Click Image to Close

Coordinating Word Art sold separately
ABC | All About A Boy Word Art | PU/S4O/S4H

Thursday, July 9, 2015

She's Graduating?!?!

My itty bitty baby is graduating from preschool! I can hardly believe time has flown by so quickly! She is graduating with honors because she can read. I am one proud Momma!

ABC | conGRADulations | PU/S4H/S4O - Click Image to Close

From preschool graduation to college graduation, this kit has everything you need: a cap with a tassel in every color, a key to success, balloons, diploma, a cute little owl who is the head of his class, and some of the most thought-provoking word art on beautifully torn notebook paper, plus much more! With 20 papers, 58 elements, and 11 word arts, you can make a page (or two or three) that will make your graduate proud!

ABC | conGRADulations | PU/S4H/S4O
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Fourth of July Weekend SALE!

There's a freebie and coupon code every week for newsletter subscribers, if you'd like to subscribe, please click HERE.

It's time to get together with family and friends to commemorate the freedom given to us by the fallen heroes and living legends who put their lives in danger for our nation. Together, we will remember with pride, warmth, and togetherness!
Many thanks to my Dad who is one of those freedom fighters!


ABC | Chocolate, Blue Raspberry, and Pistachio | PU/S4H/S4O
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ABC | Memorial Day Mini - Full Size | PU/S4H/S4O
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ABC | Memorial Day Mini - Tagger Size | PU/S4H/S4O - Click Image to Close

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ABC | Patriotic - Complete Kit - Bonus Paper Pack FREEBIE | PU
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ABC | Little Cowgirl Beauties | CU/S4H/PU
ABC | Little Cowboy Fellas | CU/S4H/PU
ABC | Flag Day Alpha | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Little Americana Beauties | CU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Little Americana Fellas | CU/S4O/S4H

Thursday, July 2, 2015

It's World UFO Day!

July 2, is World UFO Day! And this kit is Outta This World! It comes with 45 papers and 100 elements, including a complete solar system with real photos from NASA! There are fun aliens and lots of great rockets, spaceships, UFOs, stars, and even a vortex! There are lots of great typical scrapbooking items too such as staples, journaling blocks, photo prongs, bakers twine, buttons, tabs, glitter splats, brackets, and much more! You will use this kit again and again because of the universal color palette and all the great papers and embellishments! (check out the animated tag I made and get a closer look at all the papers below)
Click the image to be taken to the SALE!
ABC | Outta This World | PU/S4H/S4O
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