Monday, March 12, 2012

A Fun Challenge from *A Saxon Creation*!!

So, check out the *A Saxon Creation* shop at to see all the goodies to choose from and pick your favorite!  These shown above:

are on a great SALE!!!

There's a lot of really cool stuff to choose from!  Enter today!

Use any *A Saxon Creation* kit to create you page this week!  Saxon is sponsoring this week's challenge for you and will be giving out a great prize to the winner selected!  So get your pages posted and a winner will be posted next week!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Recipe Cards and Tutorial

By Creative Team Member, Katherine Lent

If you're a fan of Saxon's then you'll notice that Saxon loves theme kits!

One of my favorite themes are the food and cooking kits she has done. 
Over the years I have made lots of recipe cards with them.

Browse through our recipe card collection, here
and start making your own. Here's how!

Continued below...

For Photoshop users:

Set up an new custom preset with 6" x4" measurements.


Use the 12x12 preset, and resize to 6x4 when done with the card LO. 

Be inspired by one of Saxon's kit and choose your recipe.
Copy and paste the text making sure that you have the ingredients list 
and the instructions. If the instructions are too long you'll want to edit 
or make it a two-card set. 

Upload a photo of your dish or search online for something similar 
First edit the image if needed and 'up' those pixels to 300 
and place on your card. 
*IMAGE> Image Size> Resolution, 300

Choose a FONT for the title that best expresses the dish 
and choose a second one for the text of the recipe that is easy to read. 

Add a background paper that is not too busy. 
*If you have used a 6x4 size document, scale the background paper to fit. 
*EDIT> Transform> Scale, change the 100% numbers to 50%, 
Apply, and drag and resize as needed. 

Try changing the opacity settings if adjustments need 
to be made to a favorite paper. 
*Opacity slider on the layers palette.
Or try adjusting the color for a customized paper by going to 
IMAGE> Adjustments >Variations. (add a layer of white underneath it!)

Add a frame on the photograph or create your own STROKE.
Layer some elements and save.

If you used the 12x12 size now resize to 6x4. 
*IMAGE> Image Size > Document Size, 6x4

Save as a high quality jpg and print or send to your favorite lab. 
Keep your recipes in any 4x6 photo album. 
Great to take to the grocery store since all the ingredients are 
listed for all your favorite recipes!
Make one for meals, side, desserts, even appetizers!

Have fun!!

Let us know if you have any questions!

Valentines, Hunny Bears and She Gots Me in Stitches!! Yup, that's Saxon!

New this week are...

Saxon's Ultra Romantic 'Very Valentine'

Valentine's with Saxon: Red Heart Fruit Cups

Valentine Recipe Card, 4x6, Download Here

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentine's with Saxon: Angel Cake Parfait

Valentine Recipe Card, 4x6, Download Here

Be Saxon's Valentine! New Kits, QP's and a FREE Kit!

Celebrate and Scrap Valentine's Day, past and present
with A Saxon creation! New kits just added at My Memories.

Radar Love Kit

Radar Love Quick Page

Vintage Valentine Kit

Vintage Valentine Quick Page

Vintage Rose, FREE Kit!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tweet, Tweet!

Did you know....

...that Saxon's on Twitter too?

A Little Bird Told Me!!/SaxonHolt

Friday, January 27, 2012

*FREE* Bee Happy Quick Pages! Last $ale Day!

Friday Freebie!!! 

Make sure you grab it! It's SUPER cute and coordinates with the

*Bee Scrappy* that's new in Saxon's shop this week!

And today's the last day for the $1.99 $ale!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Saxon's new *FREE* Vintage Rose kit! Plus new 'My Colors' and Sale still on!

And be sure and browse around because there are only two days left for the 
'Everything is only $1.99 Sale'

New additions to the 'My Colors' series!

My Colors Ribbons

My Colors Fabrics

See all the 'My Colors' pieces here
or sort by 'name'.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Freebie, LO Challenge and Sale Ends Friday

Don't forget to snag up whatever goodies you want from the store 
before Friday as this $1.99 sale won't be repeating itself!

We have several kits in the shop right now without 
very many page layouts to show with them. 

We'd LOVE to have some pages of those kits so if you make one, 
please post it on the FB FAN PAGE with a THEME idea for a kit that you'd 
personally like to have in the shop and when Saxon snags your page 
she will add your idea to her design list ;) 

ALONG with that... lets do page-a-palooza and see how many pages you all can scrap this week with Saxon's things. If you all manage to do, say 100 pages, and 
post them this week I will make something extra-special FREE for the shop ;)

Monday, January 23, 2012

MyMemories *Featured Designer* is Saxon Holt!

This week's MyMemories 
*Featured Designer* is Saxon Holt!!

Visit Saxon Holt Designs FAN page on Facebook and visit her SHOP at - she went a little crazy and put *EVERYTHING* on sale for $1.99 no matter what size kit - if it's Saxon's it's $1.99!!"

New Kits in Store!

Bee Scrappy just hit the store!
This was a special request from our very own Lisa Jurrens, and I am thrilled that it's finally in the store ;) On sale for its debut check out the bee with the camera... ;)

Vintage Rose also hits the store today!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

SPECIAL TREAT! Robots with Bryan Ballinger

 We have a real treat this week!!

Saxon has worked with the famous illustrator, Bryan Ballinger 
(he's done illustrations on Where the Wild Things Are,
Veggie Tales, Nintendo and Scholastic
For a limited release only kit, here are 'Bryan's Bots'. 

Robots have become part of the fabric of everyday life - 
think of all the things you could scrap with this kit. 

From Buck Rogers to The Iron Giant and Zathura, this kit can do them all. 
Perhaps you are a fan of Star Trek and Astro Boy, or maybe Wall-e or the movie Robots. 

How about scrapping that trip to see a factory with a robot assembly-line? 
No doubt about it, robots are here to stay!

LO's from the Crew

At the Museum - A Fun NEW Travel Series!!

It's a series of mini kits that include Aviation, China, Dinosaurs, Africa, Egypt, Greece, India, Japan, Medieval and even Volcanoes!!

Perfect for those museum photos, travel photos or postcards, even school projects!