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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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Monday, March 20, 2017

It's Spring Equinox and International Astrology Day!

Whether as a study or just for fun, reading about astrology is always interesting. Celebrate International Astrology Day with your near and dear ones. Have fun predicting the future, studying the planets, your last trip to your psychic, or scrapping about UFOs!

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! This kit is perfect for school projects, trips to the observatory or planetarium, meteor shower evenings, astronomy class, or trips to see aurora borealis; but you will use this kit again and again because of the universal color palette and all the great papers and embellishments!
Out of this World, outer space, planet, universe, solar system, alien, earth, space ship, ray gun, UFO, vortex, digital scrapbooking kit



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This star-strikingly lovely set includes the 12 signs of the zodiac in black and again in chrome (each larger than 6 inches at 300ppi). Also included is a full set of 12 clear overlays featuring each of the signs of the zodiac in black (but you can make them whatever color you like), 12x12 inch at 300ppi. CU OK.
Zodiac Signs and Overlays, Halloween, Wicca, Wiccan, Solstice, Star Signs, Witch, Pagan, Digital Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking


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In addition to their use as a written alphabet, runes were a system of symbols used for magic and divination. Runes are a complex system steeped in legend, myth, and mystery; and they are loaded with power! This naturally gorgeous set of 24 Runes charms will add that something special to your next project. Each file is named with the Rune name and meaning. CU OK.
Runes Charms, Halloween, Wicca, Wiccan, Pagan, Ancient Runes, Magic, Divination, Norse, Digital Scrapbooking


Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! 🍀

Celebrate with this festive kit of all things green, orange and glittery! The leprechaun has his pot of gold hidden at the end of the rainbow – he’s also hiding some yummy cupcakes, super cute cluster frames, and his own personal greeting card just for St. Paddy’s Day!!
Feeling Lucky, Saint Patrick’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day, St. Patty’s Day, green, gold, greeting card, digital scrapbooking, digiscrap, page kit


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Coordinating Alpha sold separately...
Feeling Lucky Alphabet, Alpha, Text, Font, Letters, Titles, Words, Phrases, Numbers, Symbols, Punctuation, digital scrapbooking, digiscrap

These adorable little girls are ready for the holiday with their teddy bears, pots of gold, and lucky 4-leaf clovers! Add a touch of whimsy to your kits, cards, invitations, layouts, and craft projects! This set of 6 little girls are Commerical Use OK. BONUS PREVIEW TEMPLATE INCLUDED!
Little Irish Lassies, Clip Art, Stickers, Dolls, Saint Patrick’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day, St. Patty’s Day, digital scrapbooking, digiscrap

These handsome little boys are ready for the holiday with their teddy bears, pots of gold, and lucky 4-leaf clovers! Add a touch of whimsy to your kits, cards, invitations, layouts, and craft projects! This set of 6 little boys are CU OK. BONUS PREVIEW TEMPLATE INCLUDED! 
Little Irish Lads, Little Irish Fellows, Clip Art, Stickers, Saint Patrick’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day, St. Patty’s Day, digital scrapbooking

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It's Pi Day!

Pi day is the perfect time to celebrate something that's as infinite as the value of pi, namely, your love for all those you care about!

My little son and daughter have a favorite TV show about tiny math superheroes! I made this kit to encourage them with math homework (and to make some fun layouts). You can see a lot (86) of personalized items for each of the 3 main characters, plus 115 papers which include items from their clothes, math solutions (such as shapes and objects built with shapes), and their beautifully patterned town. There's also a full alpha with lower and uppercase letters, as well as numbers and symbols, and word art!

Encourage your child to make their own creations using the colorful and fun shapes in this kit and scrap some great layouts about homework, going to school, or how much fun learning can be!
I included some bigger kid items too so kids who are math-letes or compete in math competitions will still have plenty of fun embellishments for their layouts and projects.
Geometrics, Pi Day, Pi, mathlete, geometry, math, maths, school, numbers, math superheroes, homework, math competitions, digiscrap kit







Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tuesday's Tip: Taking photographs


This month, we are going to talk about something that I get email questions about constantly: taking photographs. This can be a tough topic to tackle because there is a lot of technical info on how to use cameras as well as how to take good photos. Yes, it's true that great scrapbooks start with great photographs. And while professional photographs are a wonderful addition to any scrapbook, personal snapshots capture unforgettable moments of everyday life that a professional photo shoot would never cover. I think the more scrapbooking you do, the better your photography will become. The reason is because you will become tuned-in to the subject matter and will eventually learn to crop out unnecessary backgrounds, get a good angle, and at the same time capture those rare and beautiful moments that really make the memory. Don't be afraid to try new angles and take more than one or two shots of your subject. Don't be afraid to really zoom in and capture intimate details and priceless expressions. Don't be afraid to take candid photos, sometimes those turn out amazing! You don't need a fancy camera to take great photos, and I can prove it! Besides having your photographs printed at a reputable company to ensure the best possible color and quality, just look at what I can capture using my out-dated phone and a couple extra shots; no props, no fancy lights, no special equipment, just me and my phone with my kids playing around being kids...




Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mardi Gras – Carnivale

“Mardi Gras – Carnivale” is full of bold colors and glittery sparkles! It's definitely time to Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez (let the good times roll)!!! Filled with metallic crowns, sparkling beads, dazzling masks, glittery frames, shining coins, epoxy stickers, and 3 sets of word art, 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 for Mardi Gras the color purple symbolizes justice, green symbolizes faith, and gold/yellow symbolizes power?

Mardi Gras, fat tuesday, let the good times roll, Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez, king cake, masquerade ball, carnivale, new orleans, party



Mardi Gras glitter alpha, glitter alphabet, glitter text, glitter font, fat tuesday, let the good times roll, Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

Friday, February 24, 2017

FREE Lesson: Becoming a Designer 101

I get a lot of questions about how to become a designer. So I thought this blog post might be helpful. There are some things you will need to get and some things you will need to do before you can become a designer.



* You will need a graphics program such as Photoshop (PS) or Photoshop Elements (PSE) or Paint Shop Pro (PSP) or something similar. You will also need some quality lessons/tutorials on how to use that software properly. 


* You will need some sort of quality control checking tools. If you put out good quality items, you will get return customers.  I have a free PS QC tool HERE

* A scanner is a great tool to have. You can scan all kinds of textures and other non-copyrighted items such as cardboard, stucco, dirt, grass and more to make textures and patterns. Be sure to get a good quality scanner that scans at 300dpi and be very careful not to scan items that are copyrighted. (most everything before 1972 is copyright free or 75 years plus the life of the artist)


* A camera is another great tool to have. It works great in a pinch if you don't have your scanner nearby. It's also a great tool for documenting anything you find inspirational so you can look back on it later while making your products.


* A pen tablet is a great tool for artists who are really into the hand-drawn look, enjoy doodling, or anyone who isn't crazy about using their mouse.


* You will need a form of online storage or file sharing. It's one of the best ways to give out freebies (as a marketing tool). It's also a great way to get files to a customer who might be having troubles with a download for any reason. Some online storage companies are: OpenDrive, SugarSync, YouSendIt, Box.net, 2Shared, DropBox, etc.


* Social Media is a must. Get a blog, facebook, twitter, pinterest, LinkedIn and any other account you can find. This is a great way to interact with customers, let them know what's new, get them to sign up for your newsletter, give them freebies, tell them about upcoming contests, find out what they want, and much more! 


* A PayPal account is also a must, this is how you get paid.

Do you have anything to add to my list? Leave me a note in the comments below, you know I love hearing from you!

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