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#95680 More praise for GIS that I think you all will appreciate

Posted by DebbieHodge on 05 July 2015 - 08:36 AM

Got this from Katherine, who is frequently here in the forums:

 

Just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for creating an amazing site. I love the way you’ve structured the learning environment and appreciate your focus on design rather than product. I really do only a minimal amount of “scrapbooking” for my memory keeping, instead using a mix of photography, videography, art journaling and photo artistry, and heavy use of Facebook as a mini-journaling repository (with pics and journaling). You’d think the site wouldn’t be useful for someone like me who doesn’t crank out 100’s of layouts, but even something such as the layout design principles inform my other artistic pursuits. I also really appreciate the community. They are kind, helpful, never snarky or mean and there’s a reasonable number of people so you don’t feel awash in a sea of a thousand anonymous voices. - Katherine Malm.


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#93022 Made my week!

Posted by Ronnietexas on 28 March 2015 - 07:46 AM

Just logged on to facebook and read this messaage from my daughter on a comment on some pages I'd shared - Ronnie Crowley (Mom) I love these! Thank you for always scrapbooking my life and our memories! I don't tell you enough how much it means to me!!


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#102205 CALVINBALL 2017 | The Leader Board

Posted by askings on 20 February 2017 - 03:13 PM

Here is our final leaderboard as of March 31, congrats to our leaders and thanks to everyone for playing.  I've loved seeing all you've created and you're all winners in my book!

 

 

1.   mawscrap8 - 3162
2.   LisaDV - 1852
3.   Maribeth - 1761
4.   Jumpgate - 1606.5
5.   Gramma Dee - 1036
6.   Linda_aka_mum - 766.5
7.   mroberts3 - 689
8.   Linda S - 669.5
9.   ladyofthelake318 - 638
10. ShonaF - 600
11. carolynhasacat - 550
12. MsLiz - 536
13. ctpea - 534
14. snapsandsnippets - 510
15. nicmackin - 494
16. gonewiththewind - 478
17. JustJac - 455
18. mshanhun - 204
19. CABoyle - 124

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#99620 Calvinball 2016: Leaderboard

Posted by askings on 03 March 2016 - 01:12 PM

Hi there folks please take the time to enter your final Calvinball total into this form. You'll have until Friday, April 1st to get your totals entered, however make sure you adhere to the deadline/rules set by the organizers when tallying your final total (according to the rule thread the deadline is 12:00 AM EDT, March 31st.)

 

I'll be updating our final leaderboard on Saturday morning  :)  
 

Here are our final leaderboard. Thanks for playing!

  

1.   gonewiththewind - 630

2.   Jill Momma2ski - 611.5

3.   Tori Bissell - 549

4.   terry - 478

5.   HelenH - 450

6.   Melinda - 418

7.   Gramma Dee - 407

8.   texasjen - 403

9.   SueTR - 400

10. Maribeth - 397

11. cardsever - 329

12. nicmackin - 289

13. Shona.Ferch - 260

14. mroberts3 - 244.5

15. TinaCampbell - 244

16. Linda S - 226

17. LisaDV - 201.5

18. hclappy - 194

19. JustJac - 154

20. mshanhun - 136

21. writerlady - 126

22. CABoyle - 114

23. flmom - 109

24. 2Marbles - 103.5

25. Rikki - 89

26. Missus Wookie - 59

27. snapsandsnippets - 50

28. katers415 - 35

29. Marie - 23

 

NOTE: If you didn't submit your totals via the form above your name won't be here.


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#95222 praise for the Smart & Smartassed women hanging out here

Posted by DebbieHodge on 11 June 2015 - 07:07 AM

Here's an email I got last week about GIS and I thought you all, our community, who hang out in the forums and often come to the live events would appreciate it.
 
Cathy said:
 
Although I read and listen to other scrapbook blogs/podcasts/YT videos, GIS is the only paid subscription I have. The education provided by both you and the community is by far, in my opinion, the best around. And, honestly, although there might be others to which I might like to subscribe, my retirement dollars will only stretch so far, so I choose GIS because of the overall value. Besides, I think some of the smartest and smartassed women hang out there and I like to pretend I'm one of them, too! 
 
Time after time, after listening to interviews/office hours, I think to myself that we all are related: We are women who are just trying to be the best woman, wife/mother/grandmother, daughter/sister, _______fill in the blank we can be, writing the stories of our lives one layout at a time. 
 
Thanks for all the encouragement! 
 
Cathy

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#87493 Like button

Posted by DebbieHodge on 13 December 2014 - 10:41 AM

Saw this requested in the last few weeks and have added it.

 

Now on each post within a thread there is a blue LIKE THIS button at bottom right of the post.

 

Try it out and we'll see how it goes.


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#102363 Calvinball 2017 ~ Let's Get this Party Started!!

Posted by ctpea on 27 February 2017 - 06:49 PM

It's my first time....so I'm a newbie around here.  


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#102351 Calvinball 2017 ~ Let's Get this Party Started!!

Posted by MelPea on 27 February 2017 - 11:30 AM

This will be the first time I have ever participated.  I just heard about it over on the 2peasrefugees board.   (Thanks, Gramma Dee! :)

 

I'm looking forward to it.  I am a very slow scrapper, so the points won't be something that I will be racking up, but I think it will be good for inspiring me to keep finding time to scrap or make cards.  :)


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#90590 Designer Digitals has Paypal

Posted by Gennifer on 23 February 2015 - 06:03 PM

I cannot lie - I love big thumbnails!


I. Like. Big. Thumbnails and I cannot lie. You otha brothas can't deny.
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#89377 I gave up 'Project Life' and it feels SO good!

Posted by nirecreations on 02 February 2015 - 03:05 PM

For 2012-2014 I tried desperately to do 'Project Life'. In 2012 and 2013, I tried in digital and last year i attempted paper, with (gorgeous) Studio Calico PL kits coming each month. It stressed me out and even when I was doing 'well' and had about 5 months in a row done in both 2012 and 2013, I felt like a failure. Because I didn't have it all done.

 

Well a few weeks ago I realized that I was trying to fix something that wasn't broken by taking on PL. Before PL, I was a prolific digi scrapper and I told the stories I wanted to when I wanted to—in a way that worked for my brain, creativity and style. I was extremely satisfied with what I captured and loved scrapping. I was never stressed (about scrapping). Every layout I completed was a 'win' and I look back and read all of the stories now—so happy that I captured them. So why did I stress myself out with the pressure PL put on me? I have no idea! It sounded like a good idea at the time and I honestly tried SO HARD to make it work. But it just isn't for me, even though lots of people love it. And I love what it captures! 

 

So goodbye PL and hello scrapping what I want! So happy to be here and actually scrapping again!

 

Erin


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#103022 Talking Smack here

Posted by ladyofthelake318 on 22 March 2017 - 11:07 PM

I was about out of "current" photos, but we've been going through a bunch of stuff in the garage and I brought in some old photos.  I am LOVING scrapping my babies (and even from before) -- they'll be 21 and 27 in July this year, so it's been fun reminiscing.  This jumpstarted my mojo, along with a birthday weekend that I could claim as my own selfishly without any guilt whatsoever :-)  I was shocked to be on the leader board (even if it was #9).  Two years ago, when I first found Calvinball, I had a heart attack on Mar 2 and got nothing really done.  Last year, I don't remember what was going on, but I was busy and had abandoned it by this time.  This is my year, though!  And I'm having a blast.


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#102591 Talking Smack here

Posted by Terry on 03 March 2017 - 11:50 PM

Ok.......I thought maybe I should get extra  points for having a tooth pulled today but then I thought that might be cheating and of course I wouldn't dream of cheating.

 

So--I looked at the rules tonight and WOWZA--I am sure I am going to be able to get 40 points per layout!!  Watch out ladies--I'll be scrapping this weekend and racking up those points!

 

 


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#102508 The first day is done!

Posted by Maribeth on 02 March 2017 - 05:43 AM

10 Courthouse layouts complete, and 5 cards.  I will have to wait until I get some natural light to photograph for the gallery.  Since I work pretty much dark to dark, it will be the weekend before I can post some layouts.


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#102317 Calvinball 2017 ~ Let's Get this Party Started!!

Posted by gonewiththewind on 25 February 2017 - 01:49 PM

This is my second year playing Calvinball. Last year I was in FIRST PLACE with 630 points and 71 layouts! Woo-Hoo! BRAGGING RIGHTS! LOL

I have had a downswing in my health with my chronic back pain, and have been struggling to be at my computer as much. I almost finished the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad in January with 25 layouts, but haven't scrapped much in February.

 

It would be nice to make at least 71 layouts again, but we'll see what happens! I have to take it one day at a time.

Wishing everyone outstanding productivity this year! Let's fill up our memory books!!!!

 


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#102311 Calvinball 2017 ~ Let's Get this Party Started!!

Posted by toribissell on 24 February 2017 - 10:00 PM

This is my second year too! I had SOOOOO much fun last year!


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#102278 Calvinball 2017 ~ Let's Get this Party Started!!

Posted by Katiecb on 23 February 2017 - 10:42 AM

This will be my third year, and I'm pretty sure I haven't made a single layout for any of them! My scrapbooking took a huge dive a few years ago, when the kids became more active, and I haven't been able to get back on track, no matter how hard I try. Anyway, this is one of the most fun and flexible challenges I've seen, and I figure if anything is going to get me scrapping again, it will be this one! 

 

I got a new computer for Christmas and I haven't installed anything on it yet (except some cloud applications and MS Office.) I need to find my PSE disc and copy over my photos and kits this week!


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#102270 Calvinball 2017 ~ Let's Get this Party Started!!

Posted by Maribeth on 23 February 2017 - 06:28 AM

This is my second year.  I did pretty well last year I came in 10th.  My page count was 112 and I want to exceed that this year.  I don't remember exactly how I found out about it.  I was a lurker on the forum and I think I just saw the CalvinBall thread and it sounded like fun.  I am all about the page count.  I have so many scrapbooking projects and it super important for me to get as much done as possible, so I am really into events that promote productivity.  I have my own craft room, but it is small, so my husband lets me take over the entire house so that I can set up stations for everything imaginable, a die cutting station, a sewing stations, an eyelet station, a punch station, a trimmer station, a drying station - well you get the picture.  That helps my productivity as I don't have to stop to get a tool out or rearrange things in order to use one tool over another.  

 

Come on March 1!


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#98442 What are your New Year resolutions?

Posted by Ronnietexas on 31 December 2015 - 07:01 PM

Realistic new year's resolutions:
Be slightly older each day
Eat more cheese
Discard old socks
Look even more puzzled
Cancel gym membership


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