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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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Friday, May 22, 2015

It's Memorial Day Weekend SALE Time!


There's a freebie and coupon code every week for newsletter subscribers, if you'd like to subscribe, please click HERE.

It's time to get together with family and friends to commemorate the freedom given to us by the fallen heroes and living legends who put their lives in danger for our nation. Together, we will remember with pride, warmth, and togetherness!
Many thanks to my Dad who is one of those freedom fighters!


ABC | Chocolate, Blue Raspberry, and Pistachio | PU/S4H/S4O
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ABC | Memorial Day Mini - Full Size | PU/S4H/S4O
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ABC | Memorial Day Mini - Tagger Size | PU/S4H/S4O - Click Image to Close

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ABC | Patriotic - Complete Kit - Bonus Paper Pack FREEBIE | PU
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ABC | Little Cowgirl Beauties | CU/S4H/PU
ABC | Little Cowboy Fellas | CU/S4H/PU
ABC | Flag Day Alpha | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Little Americana Beauties | CU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Little Americana Fellas | CU/S4O/S4H

Saturday, May 16, 2015

It's Armed Forces Day!

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Armed Forces Day is May 16! Send a big thank you to all our service men and women with a gorgeous thank you card, layout, home dec project or other handmade craft!

ABC | Memorial Day Mini - Full Size | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Patriotic - Complete Kit - Bonus Paper Pack FREEBIE | PU
ABC | Flag Day Alpha | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Little Americana Beauties | CU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Little Americana Fellas | CU/S4O/S4H

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ABC | Patriotic - Complete Kit - Bonus Paper Pack FREEBIE | PU - Click Image to Close
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ABC | Memorial Day Mini - Tagger Size | PU/S4H/S4O - Click Image to Close

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Wilma4Ever "Blossoming" Blog Train is Here!

Welcome to the W4E "Blossoming" Blog Train! Look at the slideshow to see all the FREEBIES we have for you this month!



Blossoming is a my new BAK (Build-A-Kit)! Find the $1 pieces you love best HERE and make your own custom kit! There are so many to choose from!
ABC | Blossoming - Mini Kit 1 | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Blossoming - Mini Kit 2 | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Blossoming - Mini Kit 3 | PU/S4O/S4HABC | Blossoming - Mini Kit 4 | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Blossoming - Mini Kit 5 | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Blossoming - Mini Kit 6 | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Blossoming - Sparkling Word Art | PU/S4O/S4H

You must be registered in my store to download this beautiful sparkling word art freebie.
ABC | Blossoming - SparklingWordArt - Freebie | PU

We are all on different time zones, so if someone doesn't have their part up yet, please check back later.
Wilma4Ever (this is the train station's main hub, there is no download here)
ABCreations
Charlieonline.it
AprilTheScrapaholic
Happy Scrap Arts
La Galerie de Jackie
Dreamn4Ever Designs
Disyas Digitals Designs
Miggins does Scrapsville
Rose Made Designs

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

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I hope you are celebrating Mother's Day in a fabulous way! My kiddos made a bunch of lovely items at school to give to me, and we all made cookies together, plus we are going out to brunch! Yes, I will be asking our server to take at least one photo, lol! I have a ton of great scrap kits that I can't wait to choose from to scrap our photos of this weekend, I have put them on sale so you can enjoy them too. Which one is your favorite? (click an image for more info)

There are even more to choose from HERE!
ABC | Vintage Rose Garden Tea Party | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | The Sewing Room - MEGA Kit | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Aged To Perfection - Kit | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Moments in Time - Complete Kit | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Fresh Aire | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Olde Country Kitchen - Complete Kit | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | One Fine Day | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Portrait Of Us - Complete Kit - Full Size | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | Shabby Heritage | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Splendid | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Tranquility | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Sweet Sherbet Salad - Complete Kit - Full Size | PU/S4H
ABC | The Country Life - Mini | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Harley Quinn - Complete Kit - Full Size | PU/S4O/S4H
ABC | A Little Pizzazz | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Aspire | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Baby Shower - Girl Kit | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Best Family Friends Mini Kit | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Coffee Talk | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Delightful | PU/S4H/S4O
ABC | Happiness Is | PU/S4O/S4H

Friday, May 8, 2015

FREE Lesson: K.I.S.S (keep it simple sister)

For more free lessons visit ABCreations University, or as I like to call it ABC-U!

Do you find it difficult to make a clean and simple page with a lot of white (clean/negative/empty) space? It’s definitely a step outside my comfort zone. In a digital kit there are so many beautiful papers with patterns and great elements to use, that’s it’s easy to get caught up in using them ALL. But there isn’t any rule saying you have to use all the papers and elements.

The importance of a clean look is “keep it simple” and not to overcrowd the page with a lot of elements. Less is more, and that puts the focus on your photos.

So if you’re going to attempt a layout with white space, here are some tips for you:

Don’t be afraid to leave a lot of empty space on your page. In digital kits, most designers provide solid or neutral papers. You don’t have to use a white paper, any color will do. I use a lot of white, kraft or pink as a base, but in the layout below, you can see that orange paper can do as well.

Choose your photo with care. It can be a black and white picture or a full-color one, perhaps even with a filter! Or for greater variety, use one of each and get some contrast.




In the layout above, MrsBou used just circles and rectangles to keep her layout from looking too busy, and she kept all her elements and her photo near the bottom part of the page to really give the feeling of "white" space.

Plan where your photo and journaling will be placed and add elements groups of threes so you create balance. If it’s a color photo, you can choose a contrasting or similar element to get the focus on the photo. MrsBou used a brown neutral frame and underneath she placed circles and rectangles she made with the patterned papers. It always nice to have a little border too, so she added that cute wonky stitching all around the edge.

If you think the neutral background looks too empty, you can always add some visual interest. In the layout above, MrsBou used a cream paper and used a burning tool to add some "aging" around the edges to really add that contrast.

If you still think the neutral background looks too empty, you can always blend in a patterned paper for some visual interest. Just place it above the layer with the neutral background and then select a blending mode for the patterned paper to get some more depth. In the layout above, MrsBou placed a patterned paper full of text atop the cream paper and scrolled through the blending modes until she got the look she wanted, then she erased a lot of the text so only a bit shows through at the bottom and up the sides of the layout.

There are many great sketch templates for a clean and simple white space layout, but you can also make one yourself. If you find it difficult to get started, you can always look through Instagram or Pinterest or a scrapbooking Gallery to find some inspiration. I hope this helps you step outside of your comfort zone and give the clean and simple white space method a try.

For more free lessons visit ABCreations University, or as I like to call it ABC-U!

Happy Scrapping!