Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Kit Release From Jenn CK

I'm back to bring you a brand new preview of one of JennCk's new kits out at SBB! She has got 3 new kits out and they are great fun!

Sweet Summertime is packed full of some fantastic papers! Personally,  I LOVE the glitter ones! It also has some adorable summer themed elements and 4 different colored alphas.

Here are my layouts with this great kit and template set.
I did a little recoloring on this one, but loved how it turned out!

And my baby eating her favorite summer treat..of course!

Jenn is having a sale right now at Scrapbook-Bytes, so hurry over and pick up some great new kits!

Til next time...

Gotta Pixel August Layouts

The end of August concludes my first month as a CT at Gotta Pixel. It has been a whirlwind as I have been figuring out the requirements and the forum and gallery, but I have loved every minute of it! I got to work with two fantastic designers this month, and I wanted to share their wonderful kits and my layouts with them! Stop by the store today and check out these great designers!

This fantastic kit by Victoria Feemster is called "Hope"  Hope is soft and lovely and great for any layout!

Here are my layouts with it:

and I love how this one turned out.

  I think I am in a brown kick...I really love it!

I got to work with two kits by Lyndsay Jane this month as well! This one is called "Perfect Day" and it is a great  kit for summer or spring layouts.  Perfect for outdoor or wedding photos too! It is a great kit that can be used for anything and everything! I LOVE these colors!

Here are my two layouts with this gorgeous kit:

Aren't those papers and elements gorgeous?

The other kit of Lyndsay's I got to use this month is called "Pink Champagne"  This kit is made from the prettiest shades of pink and green.  Perfect for pages of the girls in the family, and also fabulous for wedding pages or celebration pages!

Here are my layouts with this kit as well:
I love the versatility of this kit! It doesn't have to be all PINK! 

OR you can make it as pink as you can take it!

Make sure you stop by the store and check out these two great designers and their gorgeous kits!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

This Just In....

Well, I have two more exciting announcements and these are the last for awhile! First, The Daily Digi magazine has asked me to join their team permanently! I enjoyed my guest stint, and decided that it was a great click for me! I get to work with a variety of designers and they ladies there are really great to work with!

Second, I get to FINALLY announce that I am a SUNSHINE SWEETIE! When I first started scrapping, I found Sunshine Studios. I always wanted to be a sweetie there and now, only a few years later, my dream has come true! I am getting acquainted with everyone there, and you will start seeing my layouts soon!

Now, for the even BETTER news....i know, just when you thought it couldn't get any better right?? LOL.
I have been working on a gift for Rachael of all her pictures and some advice I want to pass along to my beautiful oldest daughter. I have been really pleased with it so far, and got a couple of more pages done this weekend. Anyway, one of the layouts was chosen as a Gallery standout at DST, and the other layout was chosen to be featured as a Gallery standout on the GSO blog! I was super excited! It is always nice knowing that other creative members and scrappers choose your layout as a standout! It is such an honor!

Link to the GSO blog

This one got Layout of the Day at Scrapbook-Bytes!

This is a two page spread ...

I told you I have been busy! I have got a ton more that I have done and they are not released yet, so I will be back to post them as we get closer to September!

Which reminds me, if you haven't joined Owl Tree Studio yet, you DO NOT WANT TO MISS SEPTEMBERS GOODIES! I promise you! I had so much fun creating with those kits and I am anxiously awaiting September 1st! 

September promises to be another busy month, but I can't wait to see all the exciting things that are happening and in the works!

Til next time...

Monday, August 23, 2010

New FREE release from Filledesiles at DMS!

Have you ever wanted to try digiscrapping to see what in the world it is all about, but don't want to spend the money until you find out if you like it?? Or, have you been scrapping for a while and want to add to your stash? Then look no further...Filledesiles Designs has a fantastic new, FREE kit for a limited time only, available at DMS! This is no mini kit, this is a FULL sized kit that has some of the most gorgeous paper and elements! You will not want to miss this fantastic give away. Check it out...previews are linked!

and here is my page..

I loves the creams and blues in this kit..it is an all time favorite of mine now! And isn't that teddy cute??
It is only free until the 29th, so go get it now!

Till next time....

Saturday, August 21, 2010

School Days, School Days....

Hey all, 

I hope this post finds you well. I have been so busy getting ready for school, trying to find a schedule that will keep me more organized and scrapping, that I have barely had time to look up, much less to sleep. I go through these periods of insomnia that are getting more and more frequent as I get older. Well, at least I am productive! I was up until about 6:00 this morning and scrapping away!

I am really excited to announce that I am now on the Creative Template Team for Jenn CK Designs at Scrapbook Bytes and also at A Cherry on Top.  Now this lady has some talent! I noticed her templates and kits several months ago and I was immediately hooked! When she had her call recently, I HAD to apply and lucky me, she decided I was ok too! LOL.  Since I am on her template team, not only do I get to use her fantastic templates, but I get to work with her gorgeous kits as well..BONUS! So here are my first two layouts with her gorgeous new back to school kit and templates! I love it because it is not your normal school colors..it is bright and FUN!

Perfect for Boys and girls!  Here is the template pack too!

Aren't these great? I just LOVE templates when you are low on inspiration. She has great, easy to use templates for all stages of scrappers!

Here are my layouts with the two!

I love the last layout..it was a work of art for me and is my first no picture layout. I really wanted to document the same question Courtney has been asking since kindergarten.."Why can't I ride the bus home?" Let me just say that if she did, it would be the shortest ride in the history of bus rides! LOL. We live right across the street from the school! Needless to say, with school starting on Monday, I bet you anything that she will ask me one more time again this year.

And with that, I am off to try and catch some zzzzzzz's! TRY is the operative word here. But I will be back tomorrow with some of my other layouts.

Have a great Saturday!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August Owl Tree Studio Layouts!

School is nearing and August is closing.  These past couple of weeks have be CRAZY! I have been trying to get a schedule back in place! With all those kids, a schedule is much needed and I just work better knowing that I have some quiet time at lunch :) Volleyball is in full swing, my car decided it knew better than I did and occasionally...at the worst times..it thinks it is being stolen, so it shuts itself down and there I am stranded in the parking lot. Needless to say, $500 and a week later, I got my car back! Then the air went out at the house in the 110 degree weather we have had this week!Ugh! I still haven't done any back to school shopping and the tax free weekend looms ahead...I REFUSE to go shopping on the tax free weekend, so tomorrow I will drag my girls out for a power hour of  BTS shopping! I have decided that I just need to lock myself in a room and scrap because that is what makes me happy! So, that is what I have done this month!  Here are my layouts from Owl Tree Studio. This completes my first month as a CT member for them and though it is more work than I planned because they are just launching, it has been loads of fun.  Just though I would share my latest work from them.  If you haven't done so already, you only have a week or so left to get these kits.  They are only available during the month of August, so stop by OTS today, sign up and start scrapping with these great kits!

From the August Collab kit: Summer Fun

From the Casa Mia Kit:

From the Feelin' Good Kit:

From the Mailing List Kit:

For the First ever challenge at OTS using a mixture of kits...ck out my gallery for links and credits

For the template challenge using the Feelin'good kit:

Thanks for looking!
Til next time...

Monday, August 16, 2010

BLOWOUT Sale on Filledesiles Designs at DMS

Filledesiles Designs  is having a BLOWOUT sale..Everything is 50% off!! Hurry now and get those amazing kits you have on your wish list!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


If you haven't heard yet, Gotta Pixel is having a back to school party! Everything is 40% off store wide! Beat the heat, grab your credit card and hit the store! Scrap your weekend away! That's what I am going to do! :)

Also, as if a sale isn't good enough, Gotta Pixel is having a fantastic blog train with TONS of FREE goodies! Man, its like a bonus tax free weekend!!! Start on Stacey's blog follow the train, and collect all your free goodies!

One last thing.. My first layouts are up at GP for one of the FANTASTIC Gotta Grab It Kits..All of them are $1 until the 17th, and they all use the same color palette so you can mix and match all the kits! It is my VERY favorite event at GP, so make sure you visit the store TODAY!

Both of these were created using Isabel Mendez's new kit called "Expecting." The images are linked and will take you directly to the great kit! Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Till next time....

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My FIRST release from Tracie Stroud Designs!

Good morning everyone! Today marks another great day for me...I am showing my very first "real" layout that I have put together for a fantastic kit that Traci and Molly (from Decrow designs) created together! It is a fantastic collab with beautiful elements that are very user friendly! Tracie and Molly really out did themselves with this kit!
 Check out the previews below!

And here is my layout using this gorgeous kit..

I love how this layout turned out...the colors are just fantastic and my favorite elements are the little pinwheels!

Stop by today at Scrap Orchard and check it out while it is in the Fresh Fruit Section!

Til next time...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I am on top of the world this week! So many new and exciting things are happening, Volleyball has begun-- Leah, Rachael and Kirk had their first games tonight and both teams won! So you know what that means???? School will start back in 2 more weeks and I can finally get my schedule back!!!! My quiet afternoon lunches, my somewhat clean house, and my lower food and electric bills! Oh I dread the fact that they can not attend school all year round! We work all year, why don't they have to go to school all year?

This year will be bittersweet for me as I watch my oldest daughter embark on what is one of the greatest years of her life. This year, Rachael is a senior in high school!  Although I am already teary eyed thinking about it, I am also really excited to watch her grow and mature and see what a beautiful butterfly she will be! I will be scrapping photos all year to make her a senior book, so expect to see A LOT of pictures and layouts coming your way!

Anyway, on that scrapping note, Filledesiles designs has a great new release out called "Hold Me" at DSM. It is full of beautiful papers and  fantastic elements in shades of pink, yellow, green and white!

 And here is my layout with it!

Dont' you just LOVE the word LOVE???

Stop by the store TODAY and get the "Hold Me " kit  at a reduced rate..on sale for 25% off!

Till next time...


So the day is FINALLY here..I get to announce my new position as a Creative Team Member at Gotta Pixel! So excited to be scrapping for some very talented ladies and Gotta Pixel was one of the very first stores I stumbled upon when I started to scrap! It is such a privilege to be able to work there! My call name in scrap world is scrapper@heart! Come by and see what it is all about!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Filledesiles Designs has released her brand new kit, Alone on the Sand It is a fantastic kit with 12 beautiful papers and 82 elements that are out of this world gorgeous!  Check out the previews!!!

 and look at these papers...

They are my FAVORITES!

And some inspiration from my fellow CT members..

One day, when i grow up, I want to scrap like they do..GORGEOUS!

and here is my page with this kit!

Go check it out today!  it is available for 25% off for a limited time, so go NOW!

Til next time...