Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Life Book Chat to resume Monday!

Just a reminder that the Life Book Chat will resume Monday, January 4, 2010. Please join us at 9 pm ET in the Heritage Scrap Chat Room. We will be picking up our subject's life with Love and Marriage and all that comes with it. (Well, maybe not ALL... lol) Hope to see you there!

Happy New Year! Free Mini Kit!

Happy New Year! I've made a little Mini Kit for you which you can grab for a limited time free by clicking on the preview. Enjoy and Have a blessed 2010!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sample Arabella Layouts

Just thought I'd share some pages I made using the Free Arabella Joy Page Kit. You can still grab this kit at 4shared by clicking on the preview in the previous post...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Free Arabella Joy Page Kit to celebrate!

Arabella Joy is one week old today! Here is a free page kit for you to celebrate! (Grab it now while you can - it will be available for a limited time only for free download before being offered for sale.) Click preview to download from 4shared! Enjoy! :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Arabella Joy has arrived!

The Facebook Album (which you can see even if you're not on FB):

And her web announcement...

I will be posting a free kit in her honor as soon as possible. Stay tuned! :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Collab Released - Vintage Kitchen!

Vintage Kitchen

Our November Designer Collab is centered on the warmth and comfort found in the traditions of family recipes & the vintage kitchens of childhood memories.

Each kit is specially priced for the month of November at $2.50 each

If you buy my collab Kit, you will also receive a printable sheet of canning jar labels, recipe cards, and gift tags on s separate 8 1/2" x 11" as well as .png files to use on your scrapbook pages! Here's mine...

New Products and Life Book Directions to go up on my blog!

I haven't posted in a couple weeks, but I wanted to share a couple new products I have in the store. I also decided to start posting my Life Book Directions each week on my blog for those of you who prefer to get the info this way.

We are starting Week 8 this week, but I will go back and load the first 8 weeks in order and put Tags to make them easier to find. :)

Here are some new products in the store...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

For the Men and For the Ladies Quick Page Deluxe sets!

Here is an interesting twist on the Quick Page. Deluxe Quick Pages include a .png file of the page with openings for your photos, and space for journaling, just like a Quick Page - but Deluxe QPs also include additional elements to personalize your page to fit your needs! All you have to do is layer your photos behind the .png, choose elements that come with the Quick Page Deluxe, or from another kit, and add your text! Voila! You're all finished, ready to print and place your layout in your Album!

These QPD's will work well with Weeks 4 and 5: Parents and Grandparents in the Life Book Series, or any layout about the men or ladies in your life and are available in both the 12x12 size and the 8x10 size. The "For the Men" QPD and "For the Ladies" QPD coordinate to make a two page spread-perfect for scrapping your favorite couple! Look for other Quick Pages in the Life Book Quick Page series by Victorian Rose Designs!

For the Men 12 x 12
For the Men 8 x 10
For the Ladies 12 x 12
For the Ladies 8 x 10

Monday, October 12, 2009

Chat Tonight! Here's the Freebie!

Don't forget tonight's chat at Heritage Scrap - 9 pm ET in the Heritage Scrap Chat Room. This week we will be working on our subject's parents, so since I made a Mother Word Art Set last time around, I thought I would make the Father Word Art Set to go with it. You can get it free by simply attending the chat tonight. If you aren't able to make it, it is in the Heritage Scrap Store. Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Life Book Quick Pages - School Days

The School Days Life Book Quick Page is now in the Heritage Scrap store. This comes in both 12 x 12 and 8 x 10 size. Click on the size to get a closer look at them in the store. :)

October 5th Life Book Chat Freebie!

This week in Life Book, we will be doing "School Days". To help you out with those pages, I have created this Element and Word Art Set. Chat Freebies will not be available in the Heritage Scrap Store, but I will have an announcement very soon about how you can get them. Stay Tuned!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Just had to show you the freebie for tonight's chat!

This morning, I was in a panic, wondering what in the world to make for the Life Book Chat Freebie tonight. The creative muses must have been smiling on me today, because in between giving the kids their tests, I put together this 5 paper embellished paper pack for your Childhood themed pages. All five papers fall under the Childhood theme, so choose the one that best suits your needs for your Life Book. Come to the Life Book Chat tonight at 9 pm ET to get this free!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Childhood QPs and Blank Album QPs for Life Book!

Good news! Two new Quick Pages (each in 2 sizes) are now in the Heritage Scrap Store.

The topic we are working on next week is "Childhood", so I made an old album ready for your pictures and journaling, complete with some fun elements, like a childhood tag, a string (always found in a boy's pocket!) and some marbles (in case you have lost yours, as I have! LOL!)

This QP, again, comes in both 12 x 12" and 8 x 10" sizes.

AND... since there were requests for the Life Book Cover QP to be done as a blank cover to be used for other albums, I went ahead and made this QP in a blank album to be used for any topic for your Life Book, or just for your layouts of any type. Feel free to add additional elements to go along with the theme of the page your are working on!

Click on each preview to see a larger image in the Heritage Scrap Store. And be thinking about what you will include on your "Childhood" Layout next week. See ya at the chat!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Birth Themed Quick Pages Available for Life Book

This week I have two options for you. Some of you are doing a more elegant, Victorian style of Life Book and others are doing a more vintage looking book, so I have made two different styles of Quick Pages for those wanting a short cut for your Life Book.

First, I have "Victorian Baby", and this comes in both 8 x 10" and 12 x 12".

Secondly, I have "Tattered Baby", which also comes in both sizes.

Please click on the previews to take a closer look in the store at Heritage Scrap.

And be sure to join us on Monday Evenings at 9 pm ET for our Life Book Chat at Heritage Scrap.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Life Book Cover Quick Pages are now in the store!

You can go to the previous post and click on the links to go to the Heritage Scrap Store.

I also wanted to let you in on a little secret I just figured out...

Assuming you are registered at Heritage Scrap and are following the Life Book Forum, go to the Life Book II Forum, scroll down to the peach/gold bar at the bottom and click on Subscribe Forum. This should notify you of any new posts in the Life Book II Forum by email. I thought I was subscribed, but I haven't been getting any notifications. Now I see why.

Thanks, and have a great day!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Life Book Quick Page - Sneak Peak!

The first Quick Pages are done for this week and are in the Heritage Scrap store! I've done the same cover in both 8 X 10 and 12 X 12 sizes. Click on the previews to go to the store. :) If you don't have time to scrap or are just starting out in digi scrapping, here is an easy solution for you! Simply add photos and a name and your cover is finished.

Watch for more Quick Pages in this series!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Life Book II (finally!) starts tomorrow!

Hello Life Bookers!

We had planned to begin Life Book II on August 31st, but due to the death of my brother in law on Aug. 28th, followed by my Dad having a serious stroke for which he was life flighted to Cleveland Clinic on Aug. 31st, we postponed the start. Last Monday was Labor Day, so now that Summer is "unofficially" over in the US, we are ready to settle into a Fall routine, and we hope you will make Life Book a part of your weekly routine!

So, let's get started...

The Life Book II schedule will be slightly altered this time around. I will be explaining this in more detail in the first chat on Monday, Sept. 14th at 9 pm EST. You can join the chat by going to

When the site opens, you will be asked to log in. Please use your Heritage Scrap Username. The chat room requires Java, so please make sure your computer is Java enabled and you have the latest version of Java on your system.

Once you are logged in, the chat box will open. Please click on the "Rooms" tab in the right column, and choose Weekly Life Book Challenge by double clicking it. Now, you will be ready to start chatting with the other "Life Bookers" who attend the chat. You can see a list of those in the chat room under the "Users" tab.

To chat with the other Life Bookers in the chat room, simply place your cursor in the bottom window and type what you want to say, then click on "Send". There are lots of fun sounds and smilies included in the chat room, as well as the ability to change the color of your text, etc. You might want to spend some time checking out all of the features the Chat Room has to offer!


In this round, the format will be changed slightly. The new week will begin in the weekly chat on Monday Evenings. In that chat, we will discuss what the topic will be for the week, and some ideas for scrapping it. Immediately following the chat, I will post the topic information in the forum, and I will also include some sample layouts and kits that might fit well with the topic. (These are just suggestions, not requirements.)

You will have from Monday following the chat to Chat time the following Monday to get your layout finished and uploaded to the gallery. Just before the chat begins each week, I will choose a random winner of the new layouts in the gallery for the week. I will announce the winner at the beginning of the chat so we can all congratulate them! :D

As often as possible, I will try to have a Freebie for all of the chat attendants. As you can see, the chat is a big part of the Life Book Challenge. It's sort of like the weekly meetings at Weight Watchers - you could do it on your own, but it's so much easier hanging out with other people facing the same challenges each week! :D

The Chat Schedule will look something like this...

9:00 - 9:10 pm (EST): Meet and greet (welcome new members and chatting until everyone gets there)
9:10 pm: Weekly Winner Announcement!
9:10 - 9:30 pm: Discussion of weekly topic along with suggestions and ideas for layouts
9:30 pm: FREEBIE!!
9:30 - 10:00 pm: Random chatting about whatever...


Each week a winner will be chosen randomly from the submissions in the weekly gallery. I use to choose a number and I will count from the top down to that number to find the winner. The more layouts you submit each week, the greater your chances of winning.

To be eligible for the drawing, you must:
1) Not be a member of the Heritage Scrap Creative Team or Design Team; and
2) Use Heritage Scrap Products for at least 50% of your layout; and
3) Include which Heritage Scrap Products were used in your description on your layout.

We look forward to seeing you all there, and hope you will make Life Book part of your routine! Please tell other digiscrappers and/or genealogists about this challenge! It is a great way to get an album done for an ancestor or loved one in your life!!

Please check the Life Book II forum for details of "What is a Life Book?", and the "Life Book II Schedule" for more information!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Life Book II to begin Sept. 14th

You would not believe all the things that have happened since my last post rescheduling Life Book for today!

Just a brief rundown so you know my frame of mind:
Friday, Aug. 28th - my sister's husband died/trip to Mansfield to stay with her
Monday, Aug. 31st - while preparing to go to the funeral home for calling hours, my dad had a stroke and was life flighted to Cleveland Clinic
Monday, Aug. 31st - 3 miles from the exit for Cleveland Clinic on Rt. 90, my car broke down!
Monday - Thursday - stayed by my Dad's bedside in Intensive Care around the clock, taking turns with other family members, all while taking care of my Mom who is also in poor health
Friday, Sept. 4th - My Dad was transferred from Cleveland Clinic to a local Rehab hospital near his home (which is 2 hours from my home). While waiting to hear that he had arrived, my husband called to say that his aunt died.
Saturday, Sept. 5th - borrowed my Mom's car to drive home to avoid driving the car that broke down - my Mom's car broke down 1 hr. from home! DH came to pick me up. When I finally got home, my sister called to say they were taking my Dad back to emergency for something that suddenly came up. Thankfully, things checked out OK and they took him back to the rehab hospital.

So, today I'm resting, then Tuesday and Wednesday, we have calling hours and funeral for DH's Aunt. I'm so thankful for all of his support. He's been working full time (from home), taking care of 6 kids (I had our oldest DD with me), helping them with their school work and handling meals (thank God I had done my monthly cooking and had 30 meals in the freezer!)

Anyway, when I rescheduled Life Book, I wasn't thinking clearly enough to realize that today was Labor Day. I talked it over with Theresa, the CT Leader at Heritage Scrap, and we decided that since today is the unofficial "last day of Summer" here in the U.S. and many of us are enjoying the day off with family, we will once again postpone the start of Life Book II for NEXT Monday, Sept. 14th (barring any other crisis!)

I'm so sorry for all the confusion! I will post next Monday with all the details and the link for the Life Book Chat. Have a great day and enjoy!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Life Book II - DELAYED - Please read!

Due to a death in my immediate family, the Life Book Challenge that was to begin Monday, Aug. 31st will be delayed one week. We will now begin Life Book II on MONDAY, SEPT. 7th. The Chat will begin at 9 pm EST/6pm PT.

I considered asking someone else to cover the chat this week, but we will be changing some things this time around and I need to discuss those changes with you.

I'll be updating the forums later in the week to reflect this change in the schedule.

Thanks so much for understanding! See ya next week!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Coming Soon! Life Book Quick Pages!

OK, so I've been talking to some of you about doing a Life Book with us in the next round (which starts Monday, by the way!!) I've heard some concerns from some ladies who are genealogists, first, or maybe have some paper scrapping experience, but are just getting started in digital scrapbooking. Also, some of you are busy and not sure you can handle doing a layout each week.

My good friend, Vicki, suggested that I make some Quick Pages for circumstances such as these.

What I will do is make a Quick Page (or two) for each of the topics we will be doing in Life Book. Each Quick Page will have openings for photos, so you can just layer your pictures behind it. They will also have areas for journaling, so you can just add your text in the appropriate place, and *voila* your page is done. This will be a quick and easy way to get a Life Book done without all the "scrapping" involved. It will already be done for you!

I'm working on the first one now, and will post the information as soon as it is available!!

Have fun, and I hope to see you Monday night at 9 pm (EST)/6 pm PT in the Heritage Scrap Chat Room!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Life Book II to begin August 31st

A "Life Book" is a scrapbook that tells the story of a person's life. Scrapping such a book may seem like a daunting task, but we have broken it down into small pieces to make it easily attainable!

Beginning August 31st, we will begin our second Life Book Series. We begin by choosing the subject we are going to scrap, and then interviewing them (if they are still alive) or family members to find the information needed for journaling. In week one, we will begin compiling our documents and information, and make a cover for our book.

We will do one layout a week for 26 weeks. By the end of March, you will have a completed book ready for printing. The book will include layouts about your subject's birth, childhood, parents, school days, siblings, young adulthood, marriage, children, homes, etc. Each week I will post detailed instructions to give you ideas about things you can include on your layout. I will also give you some sample layouts to look at and suggest some kits in the store that may go well with the topic.

As an added incentive, we will choose one random winner from the gallery each week to win a $5.00 gift certificate in the Heritage Scrap Store!

Please consider joining us, and pass the word to other digiscrapping friends or genealogists who may be interested in this challenge!

In the meantime, you can take a look at the forum threads from our previous Life Book Challenge, and check out the galleries for some inspiration!

We will kick off the 2nd Life Book Challenge on August 31st at 9 pm EST (6 pm PT) in the Heritage Scrap Chat Room. The directions for each week will be posted on Mondays just before the chat, and the winner from the previous week will be announced at the chat, as well.

I have posted the tentative schedule for Life Book II in the forum at Heritage Scrap. Feel free to take a look and plan to join us on August 31st!

Creative Team Call

Heritage Builders - for your Family Tree!

The August Collab kits are in the store at Heritage Scrap. This month, we've all done kits to help you make your family tree charts. Here is my contribution to the Collab.

I prefer to make my Heritage Scrapbooks in an 8 X 10 size to make them easier to share with family members and even to frame! It is also convenient to include in my research notebook in this size. While I normally design in a 12 X 12 size and then adapt them to fit my layouts, I have done this kit for you in an 8 X 10. If you are using them to make a 12 X 12 page, simply place them on a 12 X 12 background! All of the kits use the same color scheme, so they mix and match perfectly and they are all on sale for the month of August at $2.00 each!!

I have used kits that have the spaces for children already printed on them, and it seems I never have the right number of spaces and have to fudge with them to get them to work. In this kit, I have made the frames and info blocks separate so you can add as many as you need on the Family Chart. There is also a traditional Pedigree chart, A Family Register made from a vintage Victorian form, and a vintage Marriage License and Certificate. The crowning jewel in this kit is the Victorian Fan Chart. What a unique way to present your Pedigree! This file is a .png with an opening for a photo should you choose to include one.

This month we are celebrating the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Heritage Scrap and you will find sales of up to 50% off everything in the store thoughout the month! Check it out!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Emily Grace Page Kit is now in the store!

Please check the last blog post for links. I've updated it and included links to the kit and the freebie at the Heritage Scrap Store!

Have a great day!

Don't forget the Life Book Chat tonight! :D

Friday, July 17, 2009

A FREEBIE for you - Emily Grace!

Good morning!

I promised you a freebie a couple days ago, SO... I've put together a FREE Quick Page with my new Emily Grace Page Kit.

Named after my third daughter, Emily, this kit is rich in her favorite colors of blues, golds and yellows. She LOVES kitties and you will find some pretty Victorian kitties in this kit! The yellow roses add to the femininity, but there are enough "not so feminine elements" to actually make a masculine layout with this kit as well.

AND here's a Preview of the Free Quick Page. Click on the Preview to download it! If you've never used a Quick Page, it's just what it says! Simply pull the one .png file into your software program (just as you see it here). Layer a couple of pictures behind the frame, Add some text to the tag and journaling mat, and that's it! You have a QUICK page, all ready to print for your album! :D



Sunday, July 12, 2009

Two New Products- and a Coupon!


I just wanted to pop in today and let you know about two new items I have in the Heritage Scrap Store.

If you have some old family pictures of the vintage cars your family owned, this Antique Car Kit is the kit for you. Featuring vintage cars from the 10s to the 40s, this kit includes the papers and elements you need to document those Family Cars, or Family Trips for future generations! To see some sample layouts done by Helene, one of our Creative Team Members, please take a look in my designer gallery!

Also, to coincide with the Faith Section of our Life Book Challenge, I made a Faith and Heritage Word Art Set. This set features several scripture verses that go so well with Heritage Scrapping!

You can find the Faith and Heritage Word Art Set in the Heritage Scrap Store.

To see some sample layouts done with this Word Art Set, take a look at the Life Book: Faith Gallery!

Would you like to get this Word Art Set for free? Well, now you can! For the whole month of July, when you buy any of my Page Kits (valued at $3.50 or more), get any of my Word Art Sets FREE!

Keep watching this space. I'll have a Freebie Quick Page for you as soon as it hits the Heritage Scrap Store, using my new kit, Emily Grace! :D

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

We at Heritage Scrap are all about the good old days. As we think about the 4th of July, we think of those Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebrations. You know the ones - the ones with parades and marching bands and decorated bicycles; kids carrying drums wearing sailor hats made of newspaper. We think of fireworks and sparklers and flags and buntings. Those are the "feel good" comfortable memories from our past.

This week in the Heritage Scrap Store, you will find the Fourth of July Designer Collab. kits for only $2.50 each. Here is my contribution to the Collab. I also have a Fourth of July Add on kit which will be in the store shortly.

Click on the previews to take a closer look in the store! May you and yours enjoy that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with celebrating an Old Fashioned Fourth of July!