Thursday, January 29, 2009

Speed Scrap

Don't forget tonight is a Speed Scrap that I'll be hosting. Should be interesting! Come join us for an all around great time!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Thing Called Love

Are you ready for a beautiful new kit by Project B Designs aka Biebels Scraps? Well, here it is, A Thing Called Love:
Isn't it just lovely? Here's a layout I did using this kit:

Available at Groovy Scraps & Digital Paper Hearts

Also head over to Biebels Scraps blog to learn what inspired her to design this kit.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Funky Love Collab Kit

This is definitely going to be one of those weeks everyone is spoiled rotten! I know you all deserve it! To start the week off in a good way, Digi-Designs by Nicole and Amber over at Stolen Moments got together and created this dang cute collab kit, Funky Love. The colors aren't traditional Valentine type colors. They bright, exciting, and just fun! My type of kit! Here's the layout I did for it:

Funny story behind the title Beautiful Annalise. I showed Annalise who happens to be 2 going on 3 (in April) the layout I had created without the title. She immediately says, "Annalise". I reply, "Yup, what should we call this picture?" Her reply, "Beautiful Annalise." Thus the title of the layout. She's just so sweet!

Anyway, here are the previews of the kits. Click on each kit to be taken to Amber and Nicole's blogs to download their fabulous kits. Don't forget to leave them so much deserved love and thanks! They both work hard and have done an amazing job!

Goofball Girls

Here's a layout I did for a challenge over at Digi-Designs by Nicole's Forum. It's the word of the week challenge. The word was Goofball. Fits my two girls to a T, so I had to participate in this one. Head over to the Forum to checkout the other great layouts.

Here's my layout:
Credits: Sassy Lassy by Raspberry Road Design
Solid Turquoise paper by Digi-Desings by Nicole Just Blossom

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Speed Scrap #4

I get to host my very first speed scrap this Thursday night at 9 p.m. Est. Here's the information! I hope you all can make it. I promise it won't be super hard! LOL!! No, it will be fun and exciting, I hope. Here's the information. Click on it to be taken to the Digi-Designs by Nicole Forum. You won't want to miss it!
Here's the participation prize for
playing with us! Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 23, 2009

And the Awards Goes To.......

I have been crazy busy the last couple of days! I have been working on a slide show DVD for my friends son who is getting his Eagle Scout award tomorrow. I even threw in a little digital scrapbooking into the the slides. Needless to say that's all the scrapping I've done lately.

Anyway, Mandak who does amazing layouts by the way, gave me a blog award! Thanks a bunch Mandak so fun! It's nice to have these given to you once in a while. Here's the award:

So now I get to pass it on to 5 people (in no particular order):
1. Simply Sarah--Well, she is simply so helpful! Plus I absolutely love her layouts! She's amazing!
2. Jewelle--Even though we haven't met, I feel a connection with her and she's just fabulous!
3. Jen over at Graham like the Cracker-Week after week she produces great quickpages from the layouts she creates. They are so absolutely adorable! Thanks Jen!
4. Tracy-My sister in law, because she got me started into all this digi-scrapping stuff and now I can't get enough of it. She's also pretty great!
5. The last one goes to Kalena. Because one day I'm going to get you hooked on digital scrapbooking!

Hugs to all of you!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Speed Scrap #3 Digi-Designs by Nicole

Last night was another great Speed Scrap. It was hosted my one of my favorite scrappers, Simply Sarah.

Here are the instructions:

Step 1. Choose 1 picture… have it take up ¾ of the page. You can place it anywhere.

Step 2. Choose 4 papers… 1 worn or torn, 2 p
atterned and 1 notebook.

Step 3. Tear or cut a piece of paper into a strip of any size and shape.

Step 4. Hang something in your layout. It can be a tag, string, picture, etc.

Step 5. Use a glitter swirl somewhere in the layout.

Step 6. Use a minimum of 3 of the following in your layout: ribbon, hearts, staples, flowers and leaves. You can use all if you want.

Step 7. Add a line of journaling and date. Save your layout, upload it to the gallery and link it back here. You have one hour, plus 15 minutes grace to upload.

And here's my layout:Credits: Grosgrain Girls Collab Kit
Painter's Quilt: distressed paper
Love Notes: notebook paper

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Drawing on Carrie Stroud Photography blog

Okay, so you know those great pictures we had taken? Well, Carrie Stroud the amazing photographer is having a drawing on her blog click here to view. If you win, you get a free session with her! She even mentioned being in Utah all you Utahns, so go sign up! All you have to do is leave a comment on her blog with what picture you like the best (hopefully it's the one of my families ;) Then you get put into her drawing. If you mention it on your blog, you get two entries into the drawing. So, hurry up, head over there! Quick before you miss out!

It's Official.....Speed Scrapping is Addicting

Okay, I've heard it before, now I believe it. Speed Scrapping is addicting! I participated in my first speed scrap over at Scrap Matters yesterday.

Here are the instructions:

1. Select one photo and place it directly in the middle of the page. Doesn't matter if it's near the top or bottom of the page.

2. Paper- one solid color background paper light in color and do some paper blocking either solids or pattern paper is fine.

3. Hang something- tag, picture, an element...anything..your choice

4. Add 3 of the following 4 things..your choice...string, heart, bracket or stitches

5. Add some word art

6. Title your page- use an alpha for one word and font for the rest (I will make it easy on you...if you have only a one word title then just use
an alpha)

7. Date and journal if you wish. Save and upload to Gallery #62 and link your picture back here so we can leave you some love.

Here's my layout:

Credits: A Work in Progress Dandelion Dreams
Flower Scrap Funky Fresh

Also, don't forget there's a Speed Scrap tonight over at Digi-Designs by Nicole's Forum. You won't want to miss it! See below at my previous post for times.

Have a great day!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Speed Scrap #3

Speed Scrap tomorrow evening! Don't miss out. Click here to be taken to the Digi-Designs by Nicole Forum for all the fun and details! Don't forget!

Here's the kit you get for participating in the time frame allotted. Cute!

Pirate Princess

Today is the release from Digi-Designs by Nicole of Pirate Princess. What a fun kit! If you've been to Disney and been on the ride Pirates of the Caribbean, you'll want this kit for sure! Below is the preview of the paper as well as my layout. Hurry on over and get the kit and check out all the great layouts her other CT members have created.

Click on paper preview above to be taken
to Nicole's Blog.

My layout. I was having a hard time
with pictures for this layout, so I went
Lauren and took this picture. It works!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Speed Scrap and Other Ramblings

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments on the Adoption word art! I'm glad you enjoyed it and will find it useful. I learned a lot by doing my first "freebie" and am hoping to do more in the future. So, stay tuned!

Friday afternoon I participated in my second speed scrap. Boy, was it challenging! It was pretty intense! But, I did it and finished in the time allotted! Woohoo!!

Here's the instructions we were given:

Step 1 - pick 3 pictures, only 1 of the 3 can have people in it.
Step 2 - pick any 7 papers; use 1 for your background and the others however you wish
Step 3 - Colorize your pictures; black/white, color overlay, etc...
Step 4 - Frame all your pictures
Step 5 - Use as many flowers and greenery as you wish. make a small cluster
Step 6 - Using only alpha make a BIG title for your layout
Step 7 - put a tab on your layout with the date on it. add any drop shadows and finish your layout. upload to a gallery or photobucket and then post your layout in the forum. you have 1 hour left to complete it. can't wait to see what you've done! thanks for playing!!

See what I mean, pretty intense! Finding the 3 pictures with only 1 with people in it started it off with a huge challenge. So, my layout is kind of stretch, but I didn't have many pictures to use that didn't have people in them. So, my new goal is to take more pictures of things around me and not just people.

Anyway, here's my layout:

Credits: Autumn Dream/A Work in Progress by Vicki

Happy Scrapping and come back for a new release from Digi-Designs by Nicole!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Someone to Love Add on-Word Art Freebie

****Some of you have been having problems downloading this word art. I am so sorry! This is a first for me! I've re-zipped it, hopefully it will work now. Please let me know if you are still getting errors. The link below is for the new zipped file****

As you all know, Amber at Stolen Moments released a fabulous kit this week Someone to Love. It's absolutely beautiful and the theme behind it is even more beautiful....Adoption.

As mentioned before adoption is a huge part of my life, so it made it even more exciting to help give ideas and even do and add on for this kit. I've not done anything like this before, so keep that in mind. But, if you like it feel free to post a comment. I would love to hear what you have to say. Feel free to download and enjoy! I was going to release this on Saturday but decided I couldn't wait any longer.

Happy Scrapping!

Click here for download

Oceans of Love

Here's a layout I created this morning using a great kit by Sweet Blossom Designs Surfs Up. I really like this kit, it has so many fun elements that go with it. The kit as a whole ROCKS! One thing I love about the way Sara creates her layouts is that she does amazing clusters. I on the other hand have a long ways to go in creating clusters. I tried on this layout, it turned out okay. But, you have got to go to Sara's blog and see her great layouts with her beautiful clusters. Simply Amazing!

Anyway, enough jibber's my layout:

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Someone To Love-Adoption Kit

I have been so excited about this new kit by Stolen Moments, Someone to Love. This is a kit dedicated to Adoption. Adoption is an important part of my life and the life of my family. My father is adopted, my sister in law is adopted, my niece and nephew is adopted, myself and my husband have cousins who are adopted, and my youngest daughter is adopted. To have a kit with adoption elements is HUGE! I have enjoyed putting together two layouts that share a portion of our adoption experience with our daughter Annalise.

I don't know if this works or not, but I'm dedicating these two pages to our wonderful birth mom. We love her more than words could possibly express. We look forward to her letters and for the opportunity to write to her. Carrie, you made it possible for us to have Annalise in our lives and for this we could never possibly thank you enough. W
e love you!

Without further ado, here are my two layouts. Click on the kit preview below to be taken to Stolen Moments blog to begin downloading this kit.

Check back on Saturday for an add-on that I made for this kit. It's word art associated with adoption. Come back and download it on Saturday.

Kit Preview (above)

My Layouts (below)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Speed Scrap #2

Another Speed Scrap this Friday at the Digi-Designs by Nicole Forum. You aren't going to want to miss it! Lots and lots of fun! Here are the details:
Click on the details above to be taken to
the forum for more information.

Love Notes

Digi-Design by Nicole has just released a new kit LOVE NOTES. It's an absolutely beautiful kit! Click on the paper link to be taken to her blog to download this great kit all this week. Don't forget to leave her some love and to check out what the rest of the Creative Team did using this kit. Below is the page I made with this kit!

My Layout. Devin and Annalise playing football.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Intensity by Biebels Scraps

I did a guest type of CT for Biebels Scraps using her new Intensity kit. Very Cute! I think you'll really like it. Click on the kit preview to be taken to her store to buy this great kit! And here is the layout I created using her kit. Enjoy!

Kit: Intensity by Biebels Scraps
Folded Frame: Gunhild Storide

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Speed Scrap #1

I just completed my very first speed scrap ever. Boy, was it fun! I was antsy and nervous to begin with, but as I got going, I loved doing it. Here are the instructions we had to follow:

Step 1~Open up 4 papers 2 plain and 2 patterned
Step 2 ~ Use a digitally enhanced photo

Step 3~ Use some type of circle. Could be paper made or an element
Step 4~ I want a cluster with at least 1 flower and/or 1 leaf. Go crazy on the cluster. Use as many elements as you want.
Step 5~ Lets see a ribbon and some "scrap-hedsive" ei- staples or paperclips etc
Step 6~ Use some form of Word Art. This could be your title, but doesn't have to be
Step 7~ Journaling! I want at least 4 lines of journaling

And here's my layout:Credits: Toodley Blue Kit & AWP Blue Jean Kit

I can't wait to do my next speed scrap! If you haven't done one, you definitely need to try it out!

Stolen Moments-Big Top

Amber at Stolen Moments has released another grandiose kit! ****BIG TOP****I think you'll love it! Very versatile and fun. I didn't really have any pictures of us going to a circus, since we haven't been to one. But, I had fantastic pictures of my girls with their Aunt and Uncle at the Jacksonville Zoo. Too fun! Anyway, click on the kit preview to be taken to Stolen Moments to start your downloading. Don't forget to leave her a big THANK YOU! I'm sure she'd definitely appreciate it. Below is the layout I created using her kit! Enjoy!
My Layout
Folded frame courtesy of: Gunhild Storide

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Speed Scrap Challenge #1

Exciting things are happening at the new Forum Nicole created just last week. You really need to rush on over to the forum and participate in this great forum. Lot's of things to do and lots of exciting prizes! Anyway, on to the latest announcement.......Speed Scrap #1.

Now, I've never participated in a speed scrap, so hopef
ully this will be my first. That is if the kids cooperate! I'm crossing my fingers!

This is what you'll get if you complete
the challenge! Isn't it so cute?!!!

Head over and sign up here to join Digi-Designs by Nicole Forum. You'll not regret it! Plus, if you're new to Speed Scraps like I am, on the forum are specific details on how it works! Hope to see you on Thursday!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Outdoor Adventures

Nicole has done it again! She's releasing a great kit called Outdoor Adventures. There are some great things with this kit. I think my favorite is the chicken wire. LOVE IT! Anyway, go to her blog by clicking the kit preview below to begin downloading this fantastic kit! You'll also be able to see the great layouts her creative team made. You can view mine below as well. Don't forget to leave her some much welcomed comments of appreciation!

Click on kit preview to be taken to
Digi-Designs by Nicole to download.

My layout

Friday, January 2, 2009

Template Challenge

Today I participated in my first challenge--A template challenge. It was hosted by Nicole from Digi-Designs by Nicole over at Kindred Creations. For participating in the challenge you get a free mini-kit designed by Nicole. I can't wait to get mine and see what fun things are in it. Here's the layout I created. Go to the forum at Kindred Creations to pick up the template and create your own fun layout and don't forget to post your layout at the forum. The catch is, the challenge expires TOMORROW! So hurry, you can do it!

Sophisticated Grunge by Stolen Moments
& Shabby Princesses Dinner Party