Monday, July 28, 2008

Digi Happenings at The Shaker Box

This month the digital creative team has been scrapping using Kris Myer's designs from Plain Digital Wrapper. Check out the layouts in the gallery!

Next month the team will be scrapping using products from She's Full of Scrap at Gotta Pixel!

The Shaker Box digital CT is so much fun because there is a new designer every month, plus the opportunity to work with the kit club's digi add-ons!

There is an open call for The Shaker Box CT going on now - don't hesitate to apply - the team ranges from new digi scrappers to layout goddesses!

Designers - inquire about sponsoring the team for a month in 2009 - it's great advertising!

Saturday, July 26, 2008


This week's prompt is: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN?

I want to learn to be more proficient with my camera, I want to learn how to manage my time more wisely and I want to learn more about my local history. What about you? What would you like to learn?

You can see Emily Falconbridge's card HERE.

Remember to post your cards in the Shakin' Challenges, Deck of Me Gallery with a link back to the forum.

Have fun and happy scrapping!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Hi everyone!

Ready for a new digi challenge?

There are some incredible alphas out there ready to use, but sometimes a layout needs that little punch of something extra. This week, I'm challenging you to use a font "filled" with paper (patterned or solid), something that really coordinates with your photo and the papers and elements you've so carefully chosen to tell your story.

Jessica Sprague has a tutorial HERE, but you can also use a clipping mask if you want to quickly merge the font and paper together without the stroke edge on the paper filled font.

You hybrid gals or traditional scrapbookers can take advantage of this technique as well. Let's see what you can do!

Remember to post your layouts in the Shakin' Challenges Gallery with a link back to this thread so we can leave you some luvin'!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Digi Shakers Creative Team Call

It's time for a Shaker CT call! We would like to add some new members to the crew here...

Requirements are simple.

Activity on the boards.

2 layouts per month per sponsor product.

Support of the sites designers through optional CT layouts.

Compensation is product from site dig sponsors and designers.

To apply, register in the forums and upload 3 of your creations to the gallery (

Email your name and a link to that gallery, along with the following: a link to your best online gallery; sites where you're active; how long have you been digi scrapping & what program you use; list of other CT's you're currently on or have been on to

Feel free to add anything else you think would be relevant.

This call will close on 7/31, however we may choose to extend that deadline.

Thanks and good luck to all who apply!

Sunday, July 20, 2008



Yes, you have my full permission to brag on yourself! Share as much as you can fit on the card (remember you can use both sides - LOL).

You can see Emily Falconbridge's card HERE.

Remember to post your cards in the Shakin' Challenges, Deck of Me Gallery with a link back to the forum.

Have fun and happy scrapping!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Kit Club Design Team Call

If you're interested in being a part of our wonderful Kit Club Design Team, here’s your chance. We need one more Design Team member for our Kit Club Team!

Step One: If you don't have an account with us, please go and register at

Step Two: Once you have an account, fill up your gallery with your best, original (no direct scraplifts) layouts and projects. A minimum of five layouts/projects must be featured in your portfolio. We are looking for someone to work with our fabulous kits! Pease make sure that at least three of your portfolio uploads showcase actual scrapbooking layouts, (at least 6x6 and with at least one photo).

Step Three: Email a link to your portfolio to by July 31st , 2008 at 9pm PST. You can also email us a link to another gallery of your choice, in addition to the 5 items you upload to TSB. Our panel of judges will view your submissions and let you know if you've been selected.

*All DT/CT members at The Shaker Box are expected to participate in our forum. Chatting, posting challenges and praising other members work on a regular basis is required. Also, meeting the Kit Club deadlines, attending monthy on-line meetings and coming up with newsletter ideas.
In addition, you will have projects to produce with the kit that is provided to you. We have a rotating team, so the requirments vary from month to month. You will either receive a full kit, half kit, or no kit...with discounts to buy in the months you do not get a full kit. (Any specific questions, please email me at

Good luck everyone!

Winner will be announced on August 5th, 2008. Addition to the team is immediate, assignments start for September.

Monday, July 14, 2008

More inspiration than I've got time for!

There have been so many great chalenges at The Shaker Box during the New Beginnings crop! Just one more day to get those challenges posted to be eligible to win some of the great prizes.

I think my favorite challenge was the photo swap! Here is the layout that I did for Cheryl (aka gonewiththewind):

Being a mom to boys, it was refreshing to do a girlie layout!

Here is what Cheryl did with the photo that I sent her:

So much fun and inspiration! Head over to The Shaker Box today (you'll find complete credits for these layouts in the gallery).

Saturday, July 12, 2008


This week's prompt is: CHANGE.

Arthur Schopenhauer said, "Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal." Change is going to happen . . . but it's how we deal with it. So how about you? How do you feel about change? How do you deal with change when it comes? Do you seek out change? Have you made big or little changes in your life recently?

You can see Emily Falconbridge's card HERE.

Remember to post your cards in the Shakin' Challenges, Deck of Me Gallery with a link back to the challenge thread in the forum.

Have fun and happy scrapping!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Things are shaking!

The Shaker Box crop is in full swing and we are having so much fun! The gallery is really shaking! This is just day seven of the crop and we are already on challenge number 19! And that doesn't include our regular weekly challenges! Personally I have completed a magazine scraplift challenge, a flashback challenge (back to the year 2004, when The Shaker Box started), an art challenge, a red, white & blue challenge and a define it challenge.

I am looking forward to checking out Carrie's "Something you would never do" challenge - it's up today!

On Thursday we will be chatting with this month's digital creative team sponsor, Kris Myers (Plain Digital Wrapper). Be sure to join us at 3 pm PST, 4 pm MST, 5 pm CST and 6 pm EST... Kris will be giving away a freebie so you don't want to miss it! I am excited to see what our team creates this month with all of Kris' fabulous designs!

Have a great week!

Saturday, July 5, 2008


This week's prompt is: SURPRISE!

Do you have a good story about being surprised? Do you like surprises? What was your favorite surprise? This can go all the way back into your childhood or can be something current - so long as it is about you.

You can see Emily Falconbridge's card HERE.

Remember to post your cards in the Shakin' Challenges, Deck of Me Gallery with a link back to the forum.

Have fun and happy scrapping!

This not enough of a challenge for you? Pop on over and check out our New Beginnings Crop just full of encouragement and inspiration to help you get your memories scrapped!