Feeling a part of that community is my greatest reward. Paul Parker
Here at Hummie's World we really are a true community. We support and encourage each other along our digiscrapping journeys and also through so much more! Things, good and bad, that happen to us in our 'real lives.' We care and share for each other!
We are moving the newsletter to the home page so you can always see the news and, in addition, sending it out through the newsletter list when it is posted. We are hoping that this enables everyone to better keep up with what is happening here at Hummie's World, even those knew to the site.
In addition, if you are on your phone and reading mail, you can easily click the link to read, but if you forget to come back to it, it will be on the homepage for your convenience.
I have always wanted the news on the homepage, as well as your inbox, but have not been able to find time to do both. It is hard to choose whether it be in your email or a link to it online and I have toggled the options in my head for a very long time.
Hummie's World Happenings
These happenings are available to anyone, even those without a paid subscription. I love your company and do hope you take time out of your busy day to join us in the forum.
Speed Scrap TONIGHT!!!
Join Hummie TONIGHT at 7pm Eastern Time (May 18) for a speed scrap!!! It will be a whole lot of fun, but it will be MORE fun with you there!!! Chat will be held in the chat box, and you must be logged into the forum to see it. After completing your layout, post it in this thread. All of the instructions will be put there in that first post as well. Hope to see you there!!
The next speed scrap after tonight's will be in the middle of the day on May 26th. Stay tuned for time!!
May Challenges and Rewards
Here's a reminder that all our iNSD challenges are still open, complete with the prizes! How's that?! So have a look around the forum, have some fun, and enjoy some lovely gifts with our best wishes! We look forward to seeing you around the place! Click here for an index of challenges.
New Social Sharing Icons
Hummie installed new social sharing icons today on the home page articles and on the blog posts. You can also find them in the store. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to share about Hummie's World with their friends to help our site grow.
The Boomerang News
Check out the sales and new products at The Boomerang!!
First, our awesome new collab for May, "A Mother's Love"
Next, Lee Benkers' new kit "Spring Love"
Check out these awesome stamped paper layer styles by DigiTee Designs!
JanetB has a kit in the store! "Fresh"!
And Hummie has some awesome CU layered envelope template for your designing pleasure!
Designer Call - Please spread the news so we can watch our store grow even more! Click here for details.
Boomerang Friend Call - As we grow, we are looking for help. Click here for more information.
What's New for Subscribers
News for Subscribers! Subscriptions are $5.50 per month. You can read more about how to subscribe here. For the one price, you have access to hundreds of videos and downloads, as well as all classes, whether enrolled or not.
Angled Strokes Filter posted May 18
Template 87 posted May 18
This is a list of links to resources and free videos around Hummie's World.
What this video to see it in action as you watch the font size change before your eyes!
Digital Scrapbooking Sites
Have you seen this link list of digital scrapbooking sites? I've been cleaning it up recently, but I do need to find time to look for new sites to add to it. Please let me know of any that are missing.
Of course, there are many tutorials available here at Hummie's World, but we also like to share tutorials around the internet that we find because we just want you to be inspired and to learn. Here is a link list of vellum tutorials.
Teacher Call - Are you interesting in teaching any type of class here at Hummie's World? Click here to read more.
These people have recently completed a class set at Hummie's World. Congratulations on your achievement! We love awarding those icons! To join us in congratulating these folks as the icons are awarded, watch this thread in the "welcome" area of the forum. Please remember that the majority of these accomplishments include 20 lessons. Wow! That is a lot of work!
Take a Class
Classes are the heart of Hummie's World. We are all about "just scrapping" and learning. Here is the page regarding the classes. Subscription are $5.50 per month and you will have access to all classes (except designer class) whether you join one or not. Observe the sidebar of the classes page to find the online guides with a description of what is involved in the class.
Registration for the below is open through June 7th.
Classes begin June 1. After registering, you will receive an email.
The Fun Extras Take a trip with us through some of the more less known gems of the forum... and get to know each other in the process!
Course 2 This is one of the most popular classes at Hummie's World! Each lesson is a technique to be utilized in a layout which is taught by video. It is a great way to get layouts already on your to-do list finished while learning new skills at the same time. You are about to embark on a journey of techniques and discoveries that will have you scrapping for a long time! There are currently 88 lessons.
Course 2, Take 2 Because of the success of Course 2, many of our "pioneers" wanted to have a refresher course on what they've learned. So, we've taken the lessons, jumbled them up, and are offering them to you once again for a new icon for you to sport in the forum!
Elements You will be encouraged to think outside the box to use digital scrapbooking elements in a new way. Each lesson contains a download of an element in the category of the lesson. Use this download in your layout or any in your stash in a unique way in your layout.
Designer (enrollments on hold; will be a separate paid class when it returns; class being reformatted)
The above classes will always be visible for viewing to subscribers. Once enrolled, you can continue earning credit for lessons as long as you reach the monthly goal set for you. There is no need to enroll again each month. The below three classes will only be open for viewing during the month of June and will not be available again until December. Scrap as many layouts as you can in a month and then join us again in six months to pick up where you left off.
Faithbooking is simply keeping a "book" of your "faith." Faithbooking is integrating our faith beliefs and faith experiences into scrapbook pages. Faithbooking is leaving a legacy of faith heritage to our children, and our children's children. Faithbooking emphasizes our spiritual journal.
Recipe Are you looking for something to give as a gift? Then hurry to do these lessons and create a book or set of cards! Are you wanting a new fresh way to organize your own recipes? Choose a new set-up and create layouts with recipes on them. There are many ideas in ways to utilize digital scrapbooking layouts as recipes.
Use It! Challenge Each challenge has a download available made by Hummie. Use it in your layout. Get creative and be inspired! Just use it!
Here are some of the downloads available:
We are honored and humbled by all who are inspired by this site and we appreciate the kind words you have shared with us. Here is an example of one such student here at Hummie's World. If you would like to share your testimony of how Hummie's World has helped you, please email Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been working for several years in Corel's Paint Shop Pro and although it was working for me, I knew that I needed to switch to Photoshop Elements, which I did (it was a Christmas present from me BFF). Until I started doing the lessons here at Hummie's World, I was "lost in a vast sea" of too many tutorials for PSE that were not done with a scrapbooker in mind. I am so please with what I have learned in my short time here, and plan to continue with the classes for as long as it takes to complete them.
Everyone has been so helpful here, I feel like I am among friends ... yesterday I encountered an issue I had not seen before, so I sent a PM to Hummie and she had answered me within a couple of hours! What service ... thanks so much for all you do. I have learned SO MUCH in just a few days!
poki S (poki04)
ANYONE can participate! So if you love photography and sharing your photos, we welcome you to join us for this fun challenge.
Click here to join us. A big thank you to Tammy and Edna for volunteering to post new themes for us regularly.
Photography Theme: Raindrops posted May 9
Photography Theme: Purple posted May 16
For a limited time, anyone can pick up template 86.
CS6 is here!!!
May Take 12
A Day in the World
What is David Actually Saying?
An Old Racetrack Joke
All About Minds...
Mark Your Calendar
May 18 - Scrap and Chat Friday
May 18 - Speed Crop Chat (7 PM EST)
May 18 - Visit your relatives day
May 19 - Armed Forces Day
May 25 - Scrap and Chat Friday
May 26 - Speed Crop Chat (mid-day, time TBD)
May 28 - Observance of Memorial Day
June 1 - New Classes begin
June 1 - Scrap and Chat Friday
June 5 - National Gingerbread Day
June 7 - Enrollment for June Classes ends
June 8 - Scrap and Chat Friday
June 9 - Donald Duck's Birthday!
June 15 - Scrap and Chat Friday
June 15 - Power of a Smile Day
June 22 - Scrap and Chat Friday
June 29 - Scrap and Chat Friday