Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I really love bunnies and I had lots of fun scrapping this page:

Pat Me and Stripey Line Alpha by Kaye Winiecki
Fancy Schmancy Borders vol. 4 by Karah Fredricks
Fonts: SS Whimsy, Traveling Typewriter

This is the first page I do repeating the whole cluster over and over.. it's a trend I've been seeing for some time in the galleries and wanted to try it myself. I quite like it for this page!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I {heart} reindeer

Here's the page I promised I would post yesterday, but didn't have time to. I love how it turned out! I made it for an Everyday Magic challenge at ScrapMatters, about our collections.

Tinsel Town by GG Digital Designs and Megan Turnidge
White deer from Hustle and Bustle by Britt-ish Designs
Font: SS Whimsy

It's only Tuesday, but I'm way behind with everything already!!! This is certainly one of those days I wished I didn't have to work and could scrap all day! ;) (wait, are there any other kind of days?? :-P)

$2 Tuesday

It's a rainy day here, so a sale is just what I need to brighten up! And Mari's store has just that: a $2 sale on 5 products, with savings up to 67%!! Check it out here!

And here's one of my favorite kits of Mari of all time, for sale for just 2 bucks today!

Don't you just love $2 Tuesdays? ;)

Monday, September 28, 2009

GSO :)

Wow, it's hard to believe, but yet another weekend has flown by super fast.. This was a quiet but very nice weekend. It was also quite productive from the scrapping point of view - not quantitatively (I scrapped a mere 3 pages), but surely qualitatively, since this page that I did for the scraplift challenge at the DigiChick earnt me another gallery standout! ;)

Flight of Fancy by Elise Hansen
Alpha from Click by Kelley Mickus

OK, seriously, I talked DH into going to this air show 2 months ago (well he was all for it of course, since he loves planes, but I brought it up!!) because I had this gorgeous mini hit by Elise's Pieces Designs, and I finally had some time to scrap with it! It's really beautiful!
I also did this page last night:

Sketch by Deena
April Rain by Pamela Donnis
Font: SS Whimsy

The third page I did was for a challenge that's about to go live at ScrapMatters, so I'll post it later. ;)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Mac n Cheese

Amy Sumrall has teamed up with Valorie Wibbens (the latest addition at the LilyPad!) to create a cheesy, super fun kit, Mac n Cheese:

It's really a versatile kit and I found it so romantic!! Here's the page I was inspired to scrap (finally putting some of the hundreds of food pics I shoot to good use! ;) ):

I have quite a busy day ahead, but I'm really glad it's Friday!! The weekend is near and I cannot wait to go out and shoot some pictures for my photography class. :)
Last night DH and I went to see a Cirque du Soleil show and it was phenomenal!!!!!! Too bad that no pictures are allowed, but I still want to scrap 1 or 2 pages to record the experience. I'll have to do some searching for what elements to use!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

10 Years!

As you may know if you're a regular reader of this blog, a little over a month ago DH and I celebrated out 10th dating anniversary. For the occasion, I worked on a little hybrid project and I can finally share it here, now that it's posted as a tutorial on the ScrapMatters blog too! ;)

10 years is quite a long time, and I thought it would be neat to create a mini album with a page for each year we spent together. I tried to get a picture taken in summer, around our anniversary date, but I have to tell you, some years it was hard to find a picture of the two of us together at all! Luckily, this will never happen again, because since I started scrapbooking I've always made sure to take plenty of pictures of us. ;)

Anyway, here's my little album: it's tiny and it turned out very pretty! :D

I kept the pages very simple: most of the space is taken up by our picture, plus I added a date stamp that bears the year and the anniversary number.

Gretchen, Date Stamped and Minnie Alpha by Britt-ish Designs

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

$2 Tuesday!

It's $2 Tuesday and Mari Koegelenberg has SEVEN products for sale! Wanna see 2 of my favorites ever? OK, here we go! ;)

I just love this kit, Happiness. The bright colors always make me so happy!

And there's another kit of Mari's I really love, the sweetest kit ever, Hooty Toot:

Make sure you check out all of Mari's $2 products here!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Girls Rule and Boys R Cool

Amy has 2 new very pretty kits in the shop, one for girls:

and one for boys:

I played with both (obviously doing neither girlish nor boyish LOs - these kits are so versatile!), and here's a page from our picnic on the lake, on Saturday, using the boy kit:

Boys R Cool by Amy Sumrall

I also made a birthday card for my grandmother using the girl kit:

Girls Rule by Amy Sumrall
Font: Revista

with some hearts on the inside:

You can also pick up the kits as a bundle and save some $$$!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Another Sweet Little Page

OK, I played some more with Amy and Lauren's Sweet Little Claire today (see previous post). I really love this kit!

Sweet Little Claire by Polka Dot Plum

Hm, scrapping these pictures made me really hungry! :D

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sweet Little Kit

I got to play with one of Amy and Lauren's new kits after the opening of the new store at Polka Dot Plum, and I'm in love!!!
Now, tell me, what's not to love in this gorgeous, gorgeous kit?

I started playing with it last night and came up with this page

Sweet Little Claire and alpha from Christmas Whimsy by Polka Dot Plum
Font: SS Whimsy

I'd love to scrap with it some more (because you can easily scrap 4 pages out of this kit without re-using the same stuff! It's that big!) but I had an eye check today that left me with little computer time - my eyes are way too sensitive to light to scrap tonight - blah!

Sweet Treat

Last week I was lucky enough to win this gorgeous prize, so I had to scrap a picture! ;)

Cupcake by Mari Koegelenberg Creations and Sarah Jones
Font: Pea Olson

I used the perfect kit for such a sweet page: Cupcake by Mari Koegelenberg Creations and Sarah Jones:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Getting Serious

I played with Jennifer Barrette's latest kit the other day, Autumn Blush:

I just love the color combination, and the owl is so cute! ;)
I used it for a non-autumn page, but the weather here is starting to feel like fall.. I've had to break out my long-sleeved shirts and some sweaters too!

Autumn Blush by Jennifer Barrette Designs
Font: My Own Topher

Yep, I am loving the photography course and I feel like I'm learning a lot, even though I've only started it this week! ;)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

$2 Tuesday

$2 Tuesday is back at the Digichick, and Mari Koegelenberg has 6 products for sale. You can save up to 71%!!!

I'll just show you one that is perfect now that fall is approaching, Apple Orchard:

Isn't is gorgeous? And it's $2 today only! Make sure you check out all of Mari's $2 products here!

Weeks 36 and 37

Yes, I'm all caught up with my Project 365, and here are the last 2 weeks:

Kicking up the Leaves little seeds kit and Hodge Podge 9 by Gina Marie Huff
Photo stamps from Project 365 #2 by Sugarplum Paperie
String and alpha from Back to School by Mari Koegelenberg and Melissa Wilson
Font: Note this

Kicking up the Leaves by Gina Marie Huff
Photo stamps from Project 365 #2 by Sugarplum Paperie
Bunches of Flowers and Minnie Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
Striped Candy Alpha by Sahlin Studio
Font: Note this

I even worked on the monthly summary for August:

Template by missrubikscube
Candy Sunshine by Sugarplum Paperie
Acrylic numbers from Hodge Podge 9 by Gina Marie Huff
Screws from Summer Fling by Britt-ish Designs
School Days Plastic Alpha freebie by Purple Tulip Designs
Font: Note this

I haven't done July yet, but at least I got last month's done.. ;)
Finally, a page that isn't related to P365, but I still wanted to show off:

Cottage Garden by Kaye Winiecki
Alpha from Nutty by Amy Sumrall
Fonts: Pea Olson, American Typewriter

I started my photography course, and yesterday I shot in full manual for the first time! :D (the only 2 other occasions I used Manual was for fireworks, to use the bulb function, so it didn't really count.. ;) ) I'm excited to learn how to use my camera properly!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Warning: Long Post! :)

I haven't blogged in a few days so I have quite a few pages to show off. :)

First off, I finally started scrapping the pictures from the baseball game we went to see almost 3 weeks ago. Of course I used the perfect kit for baseball pictures, Home Run Derby by Haynay Designs:

and here's the first 2 pages I did:

All Lined Up by Sya's Blueprints
Home Run Derby by Haynay Designs
All Strung Out by Britt-ish Designs
Font: JH Cristina - Designs by Jeni Hopewell

All Lined Up by Sya's Blueprints
Paper from Home Run Derby by Haynay Designs
Glitzy Spills and Thrills by Britt-ish Designs
Peanut from Nutty by Amy Sumrall
Burger from Chillin' and Grillin' by Chelle's Creations
Hot dog from A Perfect Picnic collab by the ScrapMatters Design Team
School Days Plastic Alpha freebie by Purple Tulip Designs
Font: JH Cristina - Designs by Jeni Hopewell

I have a few more good pictures but I haven't scrapped them yet.
But since the gorgeous new kits that are coming out at ScrapMatters make me want to pull out old pictures, instead of catching up with scrapping the latest pictures (at least those taken since I started digi-scrapping!), I seriously doubt I will ever catch up! :D For example, Chelle's Creations' latest kit, History Lessons, made me want to pull out some pictures from 2007:

This kit is just fantastic! Perfect for any US historic site, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston pictures.. And of course I had some Boston pictures and a few good stories to tell about that trip:

All Squared Away template set and Back to Basics: Black Alpha by Denise Beatty Originals
History Lessons by Chelle's Creations
Font: Pea Olson

I made 2 matching pages using Denise's gorgeous templates:

All Squared Away template set by Denise Beatty Originals
History Lessons by Chelle's Creations
Vellum Alpha by Sahlin Studio
Font: Pea Olson

I also scrapped a page for the latest My Story Matters challenge. This one is about the music we were into in middle school. The memories that this challenge brought back! I had completely forgotten about this teacher who let us listen to music while we worked on our technical design projects! So, once again, if you aren't doing these challenges already, you have to start: it's a great way to preserve all those memories from your childhood/youth!

paper (recolored) from Home Run Derby by Haynay Designs
Back to School - Extras and Felty Alpha by [wm] squared designs
stencil picture by Luigi Chiesa
Fonts: JH Cristina - Designs by Jeni Hopewell and Charlemagne Std

Finally, I made a page with 3 products by one of September's guest designers, Molly of DeCrow Designs. She has a new gorgeous set of templates

and a great autumn kit:

and here's the page I used them for:

Blueprints Special Edition, Autumn Delight and Autumn Delight Wordart by DeCrow Designs
Font: 1942 Report

Wow, this turned out to be a really long post! ;)
That's it for now, but on a personal note, I want to add that my fantastic DH let me sign up for an online photography class, because I really want to step up my photography skills! So I'm having my Christmas gift early this year! :D

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Back to School

I went back to school last week, meaning that my classes started, but I don't really have any kids' pictures to scrap with back to school kits. But when I saw Mari's new collab with Mel Wilson, I knew immediately I wanted to play with it!
This collection is simply HUGE, including not only a fantastic kit, but also a bunch of easy and adorable hybrid projects!

I used it to make two bookmarks for my husband and they turned out so cute!

This new release is 20% off today only, but if you buy the whole collection you can save 55%!!!! so check it out, and check out Mari's store if you're interested in buying just a portion of it!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ready for Fall

When I saw the Halloween merchandise in stores a couple of weeks ago, I was kind of shocked because it seemed way too early to think about that.. But when I saw Chelle's new kit at ScrapMatters, I just couldn't wait to start playing with it!! I can't wait to take some Halloween pictures to scrap with it! ;)

It's such an adorable kit, I feel I'm totally ready for fall! ;)
In the meantime, since DH loves crows, I made him a bookmark with this cute crow:

I also have a page from last week to show, from the Past Matters challenge.

Explore. Learn. Grow. by Sahlin Studio
The Cutting Edge Templates by Chelle's Creations used for the photo border
T - Monstrosity Bonus Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
Y - My Hero Alpha by [wm] squared Designs
P - Chip Off the Old Block Alpha by Haynay Designs
O - Brown Alpha by Erica Zane
G - It's All Black & White Alpha by [wm] squared Designs
R - Foam Stamp Alpha Black by Sahlin Studio
A - Fun Times Alpha by Andilynn Designs
P - Little Vixen Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
H - Wrecked Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
Y - Fairchild by Britt-ish Designs

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Feels Good

I played catching up with my Project 365 this weekend and it feels good to be *almost* caught up! I'm working on last week now.

So here's weeks 34 and 35:

Kicking up the Leaves little seeds kit by Gina Marie Huff
Photo stamps from Project 365 #2
Alphas from Basic Instincts (week 34) and Softest Touch (August) - Scrap'it Designs by Brianna Cox
Font: Note this

Kicking up the Leaves little seeds kit by Gina Marie Huff
Photo stamps from Project 365 #2
Beadaholic Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
Alpha from Click by Kelley Mickus
Font: Note this

More Softness

I have two more pages to show using Bree's latest kits, the first one is using her versatile Basic Instincts:

Basic Instincts - Scrap'It Designs by Brianna Cox

and the other uses Softest Touch:

Basic Instincts paper blended in the background; all the rest from Softest Touch - Scrap'It Designs by Brianna Cox

I'm in love with these 2 kits, especially with that glitter!!