Saturday, August 30, 2008

New Smile

Over at Splitcoaststampers, they are having a mini Virtual Scrapbook weekend. One of the challenges was to scraplift this layout: Party. Here is my scraplift. The paper and felt flowers are by Making Memories-Noteworthy. American Crafts Thickers, and Wild Asparagus tag was cut for the "smile". Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Body Art

See what is going on when the house just seems too quiet. He did this right before we were to leave and meet Kari's first grade teacher at the school's open house. Yes...he wore pants! I used Serene by RW's kit- Bro and Sis (50% off through Monday) for this page . Glitter by Elizabeth Quintana and backward brad by Digital Crea. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Monika Designs- My Little Prince

Monika finished a kit called
My Little Prince...and she stayed true to her style...and it works so well for sweet little boy pages. Here are the 2 pages I made using the kit. For the first page I was inspired by a layout created by Lela (CT for Cinnamon Designs) and for the second page I was inspired by a layout created by Miss Lavanilee at Cinnamon Designs. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

More Digiscrapping

I made this Saturday...just because I downloaded the kit and found the perfect photo to scrap. This kit is from Raspberry Road Designs...and here is a link to her site so you can download the kit too: Annie That pose of my DD's is so typical!

Neutral Challenge, Featured Stamper Challenge...oh, my

I have been on a challenge crusade today, I guess. Over at Ahhh Scrap! the challenge for the week is to use only neutrals on a page. All paper and elements by DigiCrea.

The second challenge project was this card I created using Bloomin' Happiness set and SU! rub-on, with Crate Paper. The challenge was to choose a card from Kokirose's gallery and change at least 2 things on the card. Here is her original card: Beautiful Dream. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Strawberry card

My friend sold me some of her "unloved" stamps...and one happened to be this strawberry stamp by Northwoods Rubber Stamps. Patterned paper is from October Afternoon-Detours collection. The main panel is up on dimensionals. Thanks for looking.

Nature Girl

Here is one more digiscrap page I made using Serene by RW's kit-Baby Girl. I used Pencil Lines sketch #25 for the layout (why re-invent the wheel everytime)...that is my theory on using sketches. It sure speeds up the scrapping process for me. Without a sketch in front of me I can sit and putz for hours on where to "put stuff". When I follow a sketch...I just throw the elements on and let go a bit. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Kari at 6

Today Renata (Serene by RW) finished up her Baby Girl kit, and sent it to me. Here is what I did with it. This kit is so soft and pretty. I love scallops, so the mats and frames are my favorite! For this layout, I was inspired by a paper layout by Jana Eubank at From My Feathered Nest. "K" is from Digitreats. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I have been awarded.

I have been awarded (and this is the third award in the past couple of months...but I just didn't get around to tagging others and all that). My sweet blogging friend Vicki awarded me this.
Now I am not sure how many people I am suppose to award....but I will award
  • Renata for her fabulous digital kits and because she is actually a wonderful friend irl (in real life), and I will award
  • Sally because she leaves me sweet comments on my blog and because she has such a fun personality.

The Essence of Love

I made a card tonight for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to use Blush Blossom, Ruby Red, and Close to Cocoa. I used my new Stampin' Up! set- The Essence of Love. Thanks for looking.

A couple more digital pages

Here are 2 more digital scrapbook pages I did using Fishinmom Designs' kit- Eric. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

What Were You Thinking?

I made a scrapbook page from paper today...and I have lost my groove I must admit. Working with digital scrapbooking has me spoiled...don't like the color...recolor it...don't like the size of the photos or embellishments, re-size them. Well, I taped this all down and then decided it just wasn't the layout I wanted...but it was too late. So here is my page. Patterned paper- Scenic Route Grafton. This was for the Scrapping Out Loud blog challenge 6.

Journaling: RJ put on a show for me. Seriously, I have no idea what he was doing. It involved a spin or 2, throwing food (last photo on right) and then falling down. He is such a goof ball. June 2008."

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer Breeze by Monika Designs

Monika just finished making a digital kit called Summer Breeze...and it is such a wonderful kit. Once I downloaded it, I almost instantly made 2 pages. The layouts for these pages I found in the Stampin Up! Idea Book and Catalog. The alphas on the "Kari" page are from Digitreats (K), and the felt (a) is from Melany Violette...the (i) I can't find where I got this if someone knows...clue me in so I can give proper credit. Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Fishinmom Designs Layouts

I have been busy making pages for Kimberly over at Fishinmom Designs. These layouts I made using her kit- Kevin Jr. The Ride page was inspired by a layout in the new SU! Idea Book and the alpha on that page is from Shabby Princess- Promise...thanks for looking.

New Digiscrap Layouts

Renata (Serene by RW) finished a new kit called Pocketful of Posies...and I made 2 pages with the new kit.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Stamps

Yesterday I got my new today I had to play. The first one's color combinations was inspired by a lily that greets me everyday I go to the garage. The second one is inspired by the new SU! catalog...I took bits and pieces from diff. cards in the catalog and used it on this card. Thanks for looking. stamps: Essence of Love, and Bloomin' Beautiful both SU!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Turtle Time

Hello and happy Saturday! Today I have stamp club with a bunch of crazy ladies...but before I leave I want to post 2 new pages I did for Fishinmom Designs....using her kit called Turtle Time.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Cousin Carson

Here is a page I made this morning using DigiLover's Addiction's kit- My Boy. This is my brother's little guy who is turning one this month. He is just a little sweetheart.

Brads were a freebie from DigiLover's Addiction (add-on to her kit). You can pick it up here. Stitches are from Natali Designs. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Spring in the Valley

I received a new digital scrapbook kit from Monika Designs...oh, this is such a pretty one, too. The kit is called Spring in the Valley. Here are the 2 pages I made today. The first page was inspired by a layout by Katie Pertiet. The second one is a page using a photo that Renata gave me. It is her grandmother, Antonia...wearing her national costume. She is pretty. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Dog Sitting

As a participation prize in the "rainbow" challenge over at Ahhh Scrap! ...I received some cool digital papers...all in rainbow colors from Crazy Diamond. How perfect when I stumbled upon a blog- We Digi-Dare Ya!, because the challenge was to use every color in the rainbow on a page (pink, too). Here is my submission for the challenge.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


I made an eating icecream layout for my little guy- but here is one of my DD. I made this page using Serene by RW's- Girly Girl mini-kit at Ahhh Scrap!. Thanks for looking!

Sympathy card

A member of our church died yesterday- she was my DH's good friend's grandmother, so I made this card tonight for her family. Patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket and cardstock is Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel and Wal-Mart neutral. Stamp set is Close as A Memory by Stampin' Up! Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Birthday gift and Quote challenge

Today we went to my parents' house and celebrated my dad's birthday. I thought of this idea in the shower this morning...I could make a digital page and frame it for his gift. I used Monika Designs'-Sun Soaked kit to make the 5x7 page. The photos are of all of his grandchildren and the quote is: "If a hug represented how much we love you, we would hold you in our arms forever". The digipage is for the week's quote challenge on Ahhh Scrap. I used Serene by RW's kit-My Bonnie (yes, again! LOL!). Thanks for looking!