{inter} National Scrapbook Day 2012 – Blog Hop Freebie

This weekend is {inter} National Scrapbook Day, and to help you with your digital stash the Design House Digital designers are giving away this amazing collaboration kit, called Retrospect:

Now for a quick tip:


Just for stopping by, I would like to share one of my most used tools in Illustrator…making dotted and scalloped shapes!  I am a “self-taught-project-by-project-Illustrator user”, so when Carina Gardner shared this quick tip, I decided I had to pay it forward!  I did some crazy time consuming work to get a dotted or scalloped shape for many years, I can’t let you do it too!


Picture 38First make a circle and keep it selected.


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Make a new brush by selecting the “new brush” button, and selecting “new pattern brush”. Click OK.

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The pattern brush options will come up. Change your scale to what you would like.  I set this brush to scale – 25%, spacing – 100%. Click ok.


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Your brush will appear in the brush pallette. Draw a circle without a fill.


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With the new circle selected, click on the new circle brush in the brush palette.

(You can change the spacing and size by double-clicking it in the brush palette, and even see a

preview if the preview box is checked.)


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I also made a half circle and did the same steps as before to make a scallop brush.


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I wanted my scallops closer together, so my spacing came down to 15%.

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Make another non-filled circle and keep it selected.


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Select your half circle brush for a scallop edge.

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 I made another circle and changed the size and spacing for the look I was going for.

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This is how my decorative circle turned out.  I hope this helps you in your creativity.  The possibilities are pretty endless with this little tip!  I know it makes my work so much more fun!

 Now for something to WIN!:


Stars and stripes fabric
I know it isn’t paper, but wouldn’t you love to win some of my Stars and Stripes fabric?  Perfect for a picnic quilt to spread out and make some memories to scrap about!

Enter to win your pick of 5 different fat quarters from the Stars and Stripes Fabric Collection by commenting here and telling me the song that reminds you most of SUMMER!!!

You can enter again by becoming a liking the Deena Rutter facebook page and commenting that you did!

Entries must be in by May 7th, 11am MST.

Don’t forget to grab your letter, you will need it to get the RETROSPECT kit for FREE!


If you are doing the DHD Layout Challenge, my challenge is to use the font league gothic in your layout.

Now, head over to Carey Bridges blog to get some great info from her as well:

Carey Bridges


130 Replies to “{inter} National Scrapbook Day 2012 – Blog Hop Freebie”

  1. GREAT tip! 🙂 P.S. I think I have your coat. If I was skinnier, I wouldn’t tell you, because it’s so darn cute.

  2. Beautiful fabric. I like “Vacation” by the Go-Gos. I have find memories of watching that video on MTV when I was in Jr high during the summers.

  3. beautiful fabric Deena! Most of the hair nation songs from the 80’s remind my of my summer between my junior and senior years in high school….but Brian Adams “summer of 69” is my favorite.

  4. hmmm I don’t know if I have a favorite summer song. But I do love the 4th of july and would love the fabric. Hmm maybe proud of the red white and blue.

  5. Great tip on making the brushes. I hope I can use it someday. Unfortunately I don’t have Illustrator. I love so many songs, but this one gives me such a happy feeling: rollin’ through the sunshine by Trailer Choir.

  6. Song that reminds me of summer…it’s a Sum 41 song but I can’t remember the name of it! grrr…anyways, not a big deal. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I have to say that I am HORRIBLE with music. Not that I hate it, I just can’t bring up names of songs or artists, or anything.
    With that being said, the only thing that comes to mind is the Beach Boys.
    Although with 4 kids – Phineas & Ferb’s theme song that goes “There’s a 104 days of summer. . .” jumps in, too.

  8. OH MY GOSH! I LOVE those prints! I would love to win them! I’m JUST learning how to quilt and have been wanting to make a fun summer quilt out of prints like these.
    My favorite song that reminds me of summer is Kid Rock’s version of All Summer Long. Talks all about being a teenager in Michigan. I went to Michigan for the first time ever 2 years ago and I could totally see the song while I was there. I fell in love with it!

  9. I love the fabric!!!!
    Any song with a fun upbeat rhythm reminds me of summer.
    Like a comment above: I know that Phineas & Ferb all too well 🙂

  10. Maybe because I’m listening to NSR on my computer at the moment but “No shoes, no shirt, no problems” by Kenny Chesney always makes me feel good and summery.

  11. I LOVE those fabrics!!!
    The song that most reminds me of summer is any song by the Beach Boys, but Surfin’ USA is probably tops of that list.

  12. Love the fabric! I like the Beach Boy songs that talk about summer in California and about the beautiful beaches.

  13. Beautiful fabric! Thanks for the chance to win! The song that reminds me most of summer is “Summertime” by Gershwin.

  14. I would have to say the sing along songs that are sung around a campfire. Those always remind me of summer.

  15. A song that reminds me most of summer is Commodore’s EASY (easy like a Sunday morning…). It reminds me of a summer spent painting my bedroom while listening to this album.

  16. Well, you’ll know how old I am, but I would say there are several Beach Boys songs that remind me of summer activities. I guess California Girls and Good Vibrations come to mind first. And that’s a great fabric line!

  17. Oh no! Now I have “Summer Nights” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John in my head! Grease is my sister’s fave movie, so we watched, listened and sang along almost daily when we were younger! Ahh, those where the days! No, not of singing along, but as KIDS! Great memories!

  18. Fabric is a awesome giveaway. I always think of summer/4th of July when I hear neal diamond songs.
    ~Kimberlee – spunkydiva at live dot com

  19. Cool kit. Thanks for the chance to win it. It would be fun for some of my 70’s pics. (My bedroom was RWB when I was a teen)

  20. I love using Illustrator! I am teaching my sister to use it also – it’s such a powerful graphics tool.

  21. I don’t have illustrator is it possible to recreate this design in photoshop elements? You are very talented. I love your designs..

  22. Wow, I love the fabric! They would make an amazing quilt. My favorite summer song is Love Cats by the cure.

  23. Hot Town, Summer in the City is my favorite summer song. I know it is old, but it always invokes memories of the long, hot summers here. Thank you for the chance to win some of your awesome fat quarters. RWB are the best!

  24. Tim McGraw’s “Something like that” (BBQ stains). This song always makes me wish it was summer all year round… It’s such a catchy tune. 🙂 Fabulous fabric! 🙂

  25. WOW! I LOVE fabric! I’ve been printing digi-scrap images on fabric for quilts & projects-the two are some of my great loves. Your Stars & Stripes collection is WONDERFUL!
    Summer music. Anything from the Beach Boys.
    THANKS so much for the chance to win!

  26. I have no idea what the name is, but it starts out “Do you remember the 21st night of September?” That one gets played at every wedding I photograph, so it’s definitely a summer song!

  27. Hi! I’m kinda new in digi scrapbookland and just bumped in you blog. Only saw a glimpse of it and you’re under favorites already!

  28. For me, sewing this ‘A’ block tgeother went smoother than the first one. I went ahead and got all of those little squares paired up ahead of time. That helped. But I think it was just that I wasn’t so frantic to catch up.Can’t wait to see yours.Mama Bear

  29. YUMMY!!!!As for owning your art .I find that when I am knkceod off track by another person’s work I am forgetting that the reason I am drawn to it in the first place because that person has been successful in being true to him/herself. AND rather than knock myself off course to try to be like that person I am admiring, I should be more courageous about being very attentive to being totally myself.I had never thought of grouting idea with patches, but have done some mosaics!! Thanks for that thought!

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  45. These are so awesome! The only issue I ran into was that the template was a little smaller than I expected making it impossible to fit a gift card through the narrow top portion of the bag. But I'm simply just going to enlarge the template by a few mms and make tons because they're really very cool! I'll post pictures soon! Thanks for the tips!!

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  56. – i know they’re all different, but my TJ Maxx carries these kinds of things at way lower costs than anywhere else (i love all the Hue line that are cl#(&)aire8217;m not getting married just yet but) i’ve thought about these in my bridesmaid gifts or even for guest baskets

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