Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Birthday Pennant Banner

I have SO much scrapbook paper, tools, and doo-dads from my paper scrapbooking days, that I feel guilty for only doing digital scrapbooking pages. So....I decided that I am going to make an effort to use some of my supplies. I am invited to my aunt's 80th birthday party on Saturday, so I decided to whip up this birthday pennant banner.Detatils: Each one was cut from a sheet of 12x12 in. paper. I marked one edge at 3 in, 6 in, and 9 in. and the other end at 6 inches. I then took a ruler as a straight edge and connected the dots to create the triangle pennants. 3 pennants were created from each sheet. Then I took a foam brush and some paint and painted the edges. The left over bits I cut in 1in x 6 in strips and used a scallop punch from Stampin' Up to create the scalloped edge at the top of each one. I used my Crop-o-dile to put 2 holes to thread the ribbon through.

Supplies: All paper is by Crate Paper, ribbon is by Stampin' up (old...cranberry crisp days). The hearts are from Heidi Grace, the chipboard letters are Basic Grey and "C" is an "O" from Stampin Up' that I cut/modified, and paint is Making Memories.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Digi Layouts using Suddenly Spring

I have been having so much fun getting back into scrapbooking. I created 3 layouts using Serene by RW's fun, bright, and amazing kit- Suddenly Spring.

inspired by a lo by mommyof3

April Eva Blog challenge

template: Digi Designs by Denise -Tape it Down

Friday, April 16, 2010

Freebies! Brag Book Blog Hop

Hello, hello! Today I am joining a Brag Book Freebie Blog Train featuring brag book pages made with Spring Brings Hope charity collab. available at DigiScraps Drive-In.

Spring Brings Hope is a charity collab benefiting Jenna K of MN.

Jenna's story:
Jenna was diagnosed in Dec of 2009, with Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder,a form of Cancer caused by the anti-rejection medications she received following her transplant. She received a liver transplant in 1997 when she was 7 years old. Jenna is now home from her 1st Semester of college at Bemidji State University in MN, receiving a rigorous chemotherapy treatment for the next 6 months.

100% of proceeds from this kit will be given to Jenna to cover her medical expenses.

Nine designers have joined together to bring you this fun spring kit. These designers have donated 68 papers, 93 elements, 1 full alphabet, and 2 12x12 quick pages.

Contributing Designers:

7hump3r Designs
DigiDesigns by Denise
DigiLover's Addiction
Designs by Angel
Designs by the Polka Dot Chicks
Inkin' Creations
Kimberly Schlehahn Designs
Mad Genius Designs
Ruby Lane Designs

Spring Brings Hope will be available for a limited time!

You will also receive a coupon for 50% off of the Flavor of the Month DSDI Designer Collab purchase price.

Here are the blogs participating in this blog train:

You are here >>>>>>Inkin' Creations>>>>>>>

Mad Genius Designs

Kerry Scraps

Gail's Moments In Time

For Ever More Creations

Digi Eye Scraps

Heide's Scrap Spot

CJoy2Day Designs

Digi Deborah's Designs

Carol's Creative Corner

Tess The Scrapper

Designs by Angel

DigiLover's Addiction

JanetB Designs

Kimberly Schlehahn

Little Red Scraps

Click HERE to download my contribution:

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend~

Monday, April 12, 2010

Artist Challenge at Inspiration Lane

Although I have given up my designing gig, I haven't let go of all my responsibilities. One activity that I wanted to continue doing is the Artist Challenge HERE at Inspiration Lane.

Each month I find an inspirational artist, post a link to the artist's gallery, and we all find some inspiration to create at least one scrapbook layout or hybrid project.

The fun part of it for me is that I design a paper pack, or a mini-kit inspired by a piece from the featured artist...and give it away free! Find out how/where to pick up the free mini kit by visiting Inspiration Lane's challenge forum HERE.

Here is what inspired my piece (Betsy Thompson's Breakfast archival print)

Here is my layout:

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful day!

Heritage Digital Scrapbook layout

I was helping my dad organize some old photos and came across this one of my mom. My grandpa loved photography and had taken such wonderful photos of my mom as a youngster. It is such a blessing that I have some of these wonderful photos of Mom.

Kit: Inspiration Lane's April Mega kit- Cafe Vienna
Template: Sherri Tierney's April Template for the Template challenge at Inspiration Lane

Friday, April 9, 2010

More Digi layouts

Kit: Blue Maige Designs and Polka Dot Chicks- Life's Everyday Moments- Doodley Doo 2
Template: March 2010 Hawt Mama Template pack

Kit: Serene by RW's Little Wonder
Template: Free Digi Templates by Lori

Oh, it has been fun to scrapbook again. I didn't realize how much I missed it. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

More digi layouts

One job I did keep (besides my "real job") is doing quality control at The Studio. I check kits and then if I love them...I make layouts using them. It is a great gig!

I created this layout using Moon Designs kit- I Love You Mommy. I took these photos the other day when my daughter, Kari, was watching cartoons. She happened to be in the one spot that sun was shining in. I used a template from the March 2010 Hawt Mama Templates.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Brings Hope layout

Oh, the Spring Brings Hope charity collab turned out better than I ever expected. The designers did a FANTASTIC job. Here is a layout I created using the kit. Template by Traci Reed's CT (HawtMamas)...this template was Shannon's.

Thanks so much for stopping by and consider picking up Spring Brings Hope HERE...remember all the proceeds pay for medical expenses for a vibrant freshman in college diagnosed with cancer. Read about Jenna HERE on her CaringBridge site.

Layout Time

Now that my designing stint is done, I have time to scrap!

Here is a layout I created using Serene by RW's new kit- Little Wonder. I love the colors in this one. Template: Free Digital Templates by Lori.