Saturday, 20 November 2010

Apps and more................................

So today I found out from the lovely Nancy that this fab new app went live yesterday.....................It's called Sketch 2 scrap and I found out about it a while ago and was created by Anam Stubbington from Twisted sketches fame. It is only £2.99 in the UK and $4.99 in the USA which for what you get is pretty amazing price really I feel. Here is the official description from the Apple store site....................

''Sketches2Scrapbook is a Scrapbooking Sketch application that will allow you to think creatively on the go with over 100 unique sketches and layouts to keep you inspired.

Most Scrapbookers are people with busy lives – always on the go and trying to fit scrapbooking in with everything else. When they do get to scrapbook, they bring their phone with them... to the crops, at the store, to their scrapbooking space.

Sketches2Scrapbook is a totally self-contained system where you can search the sketches for the one that suits the layout you want to make - you can search by style, by number of photos, by embellishments, even by the number of different papers you want to use.

Once you have your sketch selected, you can flip to see a sample layout made by some awesome Scrapbookers from around the world. Each of the beautiful layouts comes with a supply list of all the products they used to create the sample layout.

This App will help you to find the perfect sketch for your photos saving you both time and tote space – no need for magazines and books taking up valuable paper or embellishment space, no need to sit in front of your computer or print our online sketches to take with you. And when you are out at the store, you can use the app to pre-plan your layouts and even use the supplies list to remake the layouts with your own photos.

With 104 sketches, you have enough to make 2 layouts every week for a year plus the 12 free sketches for 1 extra layout each month (the Lite version comes built into the full version as extra sketches) – that’s a lot of inspiration especially with the sample layouts added as they are inspiring in their own right.

Sketches2Scrapbook is a way to give you more time and space to scrapbook by keeping all the sketches you need at your fingertips.''

I think that's pretty awesome myself. If you want a free application then there is one available with just 12 sketches but personally I'd go for the full package if u can. I love Nancy's blog as she talks about scrapbooking, her life in Colorado, her kitten, and her work as a scrapbooker. She has a really helpful tutorial on her blog about sewing in scrapbooking if you want to give it a go.
In other news I have been following this fabulous blog called The Little Blue House where they are making a variety of rather fabulous Christmas ornaments, today the rather brilliant Lolly has been showing us how to make some very simple but effective ornaments..................

Also the most amazing owl garland on Blue Cricket who has some really great tutorials on sewing and refurbishing old pieces of furniture. As you all know, or not, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the owl so this is rather a wonderful find.

There are lots of really helpful tutorials and ideas. I am busily compiling a list of things to make for Xmas pressies as I think it will be another frugal affair again this year. Thanx to Etsy I have some rather clever ideas for makes and buys as well which will not break to already struggling bank.


  1. Thanks for all the great ideas and links,Jo.

  2. cute decoration! thanks for the heads up about the app xxx

  3. Great post Jo!! I will take a look at this application - it sounds goooooood!
    Like Lolly's little ornament - she's fab.. love her to bits.
    The owl bunting is just wonderful. I like owls too. These are so lovely.
    I'm into hand made for Christmas this year too, being a bit less "rich" than expected. Etsy's def. the place!

  4. Thanks Jo! Just got this app for my iphone after reading this post. It is FAB!

  5. oh girlie - thank you for the sweet review. and those ornaments are just gorgeous.

  6. The owls are just gorgeous Jo :-)

  7. ooh thanks for all those reviews! Making the iphone seem more appealing or is it available for android phones... I am still trying to decide which phone to buy!

  8. Thanks for the great links. I love that ornament and it looks very "doable."

  9. That app sounds fab, I'm off to check it out!

    .....and how adorable are those owls? Thanks for sharing Jo :)

  10. Hey Jo, was just looking at tutorials on Adori Graphics blog... thought this might help with adjusting the title on your new(ish) blog header (you asked for ideas ages ago, but I only just found this!) -

  11. Thanks so much Jo for the link ideas! I may have to make the owl bunting for my little girl! She loves owls too!


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