Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Best Friend

Gina Marie Huff has a new page kit at Weeds & Wildflowers, My Best Friend:

It's such a lovely kit! And there's also a fantastic alpha:

and a girly add-on:

I made 2 matching autumn pages with the kit:

and a card with all three products:

So pretty! And they're 20% off all weekend!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! It's a windy day here and I'm glad I'm not a kid going around trick-or-treating! ;)

If you don't know what to use to scrap all the pictures you'll be taking today, go check out these lovely goodies by Amy Sumrall at the LilyPad! There's papers:

Adorable doodles:

Cute buttons:

And my personal favorites, crazy baubles and goblins:

And here's a non-Halloween card I did with them! :)


Funny Papers and Clay Baubles and Goblins by Amy Sumrall

Font: Rebekah's Birthday

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Golden Harvest

Mari has a new collab out today with Danielle Engebretson, Golden Harvest:

It's such a rich kit, it's really what autumn is about! AND, it's 20% off today (actually if you head over to the Daily Digi you'll find a 30% coupon valid until the end of the month at the DigiChick for orders of $5 and up...)!
I used it to make a card for my mom:

Template by Krisi's Kreations
Golden Harvest by Mari Koegelenberg and Danielle Engebretson
Font: Dear Joe 4

Mari also has some fantastic printables out today:

and check out this banner template too!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall Madness: Round Three

Yesterday I finished my page for round 3 of the Fall Madness contest at DigiScrapAddicts: a LO without photos. I was really happy with the idea of my page and the realization, until I saw the entry of my opponent, BeccaBoo - jaw-dropping!! Oh well, I had a blast doing this, and I'm happy just to have reached round 3. :)

Background: Cottage Garden by Kaye Winiecki
Scalloped circle shape from Paper Shapers by Britt-ish Designs; ricrac and paper from Off the Beaten Path by Jennifer Barrette and Lauren Grier; glitter from Woodland Fantasy by Erica Zane

Autumn Blush by Jennifer Barrette Designs; pumpkin and leaves from Midnight Crow by Chelle's Creations; squirrel from Woodland Fantasy by Erica Zane
Paper, snowflake, stars and white branch from White Christmas by Britt-ish Designs, greenery from Very Merry by Britt-ish Designs and DeCrow Designs, gold elements from Noel by Mari Koegelenberg
Paper from Off the Beaten Path by Jennifer Barrette and Lauren Grier, deer from Woodland Fantasy by Erica Zane, bunny from Pat Me by Kaye Winiecki, all the rest from Leafy Treetops by Erica Zane
Paper from Life's a Beach by Sahlin Studio, BBQ, watermelon and sunshine from A Perfect Picnic collab by the ScrapMatters Design Team, flip flops from Hot Feet Cool Treat by Amy Sumrall and Pamela Donnis, sand castle from Half Moon Bay by Chelle's Creations

Font: Pea Olson

I love no photo LOs and I loved doing this one! I'm also very proud because I made the dial myself, using a built in effect in Photoshop! ;)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Catching Up!

Here's a few pages I haven't posted yet. I've been playing with some gorgeous kits!!

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

This page was for the ScrapMatters newsletter that celebrated its first anniversary this month, so I made a page about our 10th anniversary, using the pictures I used in my 10 Years mini album. :)

Scraps by Number: Circles & Squares Bundle by Stolen Moments
Indian Summer by Trixie Scraps
Font: CK Jacque

I love fall and I love fall kits! :)
Finally, I did a page for next year's calendar:

Off the Beaten Path by Jennifer Barrette and Lauren Grier
Simple Templates Double Pages
by gwenipooh

I'm Here

I know I haven't blogged in like forever, but I've been pretty busy with life lately!
My mom isn't doing too well with her broken foot, but hopefully she's on the mend. I made her a card last week, and I'll try to make her another soon!

Sketch by Geeky Diva
The Apple of My Eye - Designs by Jeni Hopewell

I loved this sketch, it's one of the gorgeous templates that are provided at ScrapMatters for the Tuesday Template challenges, hybrid version!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sale Time!!

Mari is having a sale in her store at the DigiChick: everything is 30% off until Oct. 28!!

Now is the time to pick up some of her gorgeous goodies!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wanna Lift Me?

I was chosen for this week's Grand Theft LO challenge at ScrapMatters! :D Come play along! ;)

I lifted myself and chose this page:

In the Summer Time by Juno Designs
We're Just Dating v. 2 by Britt-ish Designs
Font: Pea Olson

and here's my lift:

Grandma's Recipe - Designs by Tater
We're Just Dating v. 2 by Britt-ish Designs
Font: Note this

And while I was at it, I created a matching page too:

Grandma's Recipe - Designs by Tater

This kit by Tater is gorgeous, and perfect for all my food pictures! :D

I still have a couple of projects I haven't posted yet, so even though my scrapping time for this week is over (yes, busy, busy week!) I'll still be posting something in the next few days. :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

$2 Tuesday

It's $2 Tuesday and Mari Koegelenberg has 6 great products for sale in her store! Check them out here.

One of them is the gorgeous collab Cupcake by Mari Koegelenberg Creations and Sarah Jones:

Such a sweet kit!
Go check out the special Check them out $2 deals, and remember they're for sale at this great price for today only!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Madness

I signed up for the Fall Madness contest they're having at DigiScrapAddicts, lured by the money prize :D and I have two pages to show. This contest is pretty tough because each scrapper is paired with another scrapper, and only one makes it to the next round. The voting is done by 13 designers.
Unfortunately, in both rounds I've been paired with fellow CT members: in the first round, LoriBear, on ScrapMatters' CT; in the second round, with Brenda (kaleandkiara) of Amy Sumrall's CT. Even more unfortunately, Lori wasn't able to post her LO in time, so I passed to the second round with no competition. Sad, sad! :(

Anyway, here's my page for Round One. We had to scrap a page containing the words "I love".

Motor Mania, Artistic LicenseHooligans and Glitzy Spills and Thrills by Britt-ish Designs
Fonts: My Own Topher and Revista

This page is totally me: funny, and speaking volumes about my life and my love for DH. :)

For the second round, we had to scraplift our opponent; so even though I consider being paired to a friend a misfortune, I was lucky enough to get to lift her amazing work. Brenda's gallery is amazing, and she is a master of white space - something I often struggle with because my pages always seem empty - and clustering. I chose to lift All Grown Up by kaleandkiara and here's my page:

Midnight Crow by Chelle's Creations
Fonts: FG Christine and CK Cursive

This is one of the rare occasions that I couldn't force myself to put more elements on the page. :) I love this page! And Chelle's kit - it's soooooo gorgeous!!
I doubt that I can make it to the next round because Brenda is a fabulous scrapper, but I'll be keeping my fingers crossed, you never know. :) The results will likely be made public on Sunday, so this is going to be one long week.;)

Friday, October 16, 2009

My Sweet Bears

Sorry for not blogging, but this has undeniably been a bleak week and I didn't feel much like blogging (and I still don't, but I have too many pages to show so I'd better start posting them! ;) )..

I had the privilege of playing with a gorgeous collab by the Polka Dot Plum designers, Survivor:

And I made two pages of our sweet, sweet bears - the colors were just perfect!

Scraps by Number: B.L.O.C.K.E.D. vol 1 by Stolen Moments
Survivor collab by the Polka Dot Plum designers
Fonts: King and Queen, My Own Topher

For this page I also used the gorgeous new templates by Amber of Stolen Moments, at ScrapMatters. I had lots of fun picking all those pretty papers! ;)

And here's the other bear - I just love the colors of this page!

Survivor collab by the Polka Dot Plum designers
Fonts: Scriptina, My Own Topher

I have more pages to show, so hopefully I'll be in the mood for blogging this weekend.. We'll see!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Moving Day Mini Kit

Amy Sumrall has a new mini kit out at the LilyPad, and it's a real deal at $1 (today only!!!):

(BTW, they've just changed servers/system at TLP and it sometimes isn't working properly - be patient and try later if you can't access, but make sure you don't miss this deal!)

I had fun scrapping this page with it! :)

All by Amy Sumrall:
Doodle Stamped Alpha, Another Doodle Alpha, stitches from Nutty and doodles and arrow from Mac and Cheese collab with Amy Wolffe
Font: FG Christine

Boy, those weeks were really tough! I'm so glad they're behind us!

Friday, October 9, 2009


I feel like a juggler this week, trying to find time to work on my hybrid project (has to be ready by Saturday!!), getting pages done for my awesome CTs and spending time with DH (last night, dinner+concert - spectacular!).. But so far, a part from some tiredness, it's working! ;)

Here's the last 2 pages I did for challenges at ScrapMatters. This one is for the In Living Color (yes, I do have a thing with leaves and trees recently.. ;) ):

Midnight Crow by Chelle's Creations

and this one is for the Roadmap to Scrap:

Let's Go to the Circus by Gwenipooh Designs
I Felt Like It alpha combo by Chelle's Creations
Fonts: JH Cristina - Designs by Jeni Hopewell and Pea Stacy Fancy

which follows these instructions:

  1. Choose 2 photos.  Both photos must be repeated on your layout (you can use different crops and sizes)
  2. For papers you can use as may as you want, but keep the photos and elements as the focus of you page.
  3. Now add some ellies and lots of them!
  4. Here is the catch on those element...every element you used must be used 2 times and 2 times only.  (so you can use as many buttons, flowers, ribbons etc as you want, but each individual element must be used 2x on the LO)
  5. Pick out 2 fonts, any fonts you think will compliment the page, can be script, typed, doodly...whatever floats your boat!
  6. Use the 2 fonts on your layout anyway you want, journal, title, date etc - go crazy! - but only use those 2 fonts.
  7. Now add in some sparkle and shine. You must have 2 different sparkly things, can be glitter, sequins, gems, etc.  Remember you must use each element 2 times on the page, even the sparkly stuff!
  8. All you need to do now is add some fab shadow work to finish off you page.

Both pages were done in 20 minutes each, the first one during breakfast on Thursday, and the second right before we went out to go to the concert last night... Gosh! I really have to slow down! ;)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Monsters in the Closet

Mari Koegelenberg has an adorable new kit out today (and it's 20% off today too!!), Monsters in the Closet:

I love the not so spooky theme! Here's a page I did with it:

Monsters in the Closet by Mari Koegelenberg
Font: Note this

Now, a little update on what I've been up to these past few days. I have been working on my hybrid project as much as I can, but I also have to get a few pages scrapped, so it's been crazy trying to fit in everything I want to do!! But, I must say, the hybrid project is looking good and I hope I can finish it by Saturday! :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

$2 Tuesday

It's $2 Tuesday and Mari Koegelenbers is having 5 great products for sale!!
Check out her $2 deals.

Let me show you a few of my favorites. ;)
I'm a sucker for alpha, so I certainly recommend these two:

and there's a great pack of journaling elements that is just a steal at $2 - that's 80% off the regular price!!!!!

Crunching Leaves

I did this page a couple of days ago, and I really loved how it turned out. I think the punched out leaves look great! ;)

Hoo-hoo-hoo by Karah Fredricks
Font: CK Ali's Hand

My hybrid project is coming along: between last night and this morning I finished the digital part. Now I need to buy some supplies, print everything out and assemble.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Busy Bee

I've been a busy bee lately, but I won't be scrapping LOs nearly as much this week, because I started working on a (huge!) hybrid project last night and I hope to get it done by next weekend, so that DH can bring it to my mom when he goes to visit.

I got to play with Jennifer Barrette's collab with Lauren Grier, Off the Beaten Path, and I'm totally in love with this kit!!!

Here's one page I created (there's more, but I can't show it just now.. ;) ):

Off the Beaten Path by Jennifer Barrette and Lauren Grier
Simple Templates Double Pages by gwenipooh

Then I did a page for the new My Story Matters challenge, about my friends in middle school:

Sparkling Candies by Pouyou Designs
Enchantment Bonus Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
Font: JH Cristina - Designs by Jeni Hopewell

Finally, and it's worth celebrating, I ordered the photobook with the first 30 weeks of my P365!!!! :D Here's the cover I made for the photobook:

Click by Kelley Mickus
Snipettes: Enjoy the Moment by Sahlin Studio
Iconology: Everyday by Plum Dumpling Designs
P - Midnight Crow by Chelle's Creations
r - Striped Candy Alpha by Sahlin Studio
o - Back to Basics: Black Alpha by Denise Beatty Originals
j - Off the Beaten Path by Jennifer Barrette and Lauren Grier
e - All inked up alpha by Sugarplum Paperie
c - Minnie Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
t - Stitched Newspaper Alpha by Mira Designs
3 - Fairchild by Britt-ish Designs
6 - Alphabetical by Britt-ish Designs
5 - Monstrosity Bonus Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
2 - Perfectly scribbled alpha from Enjoy the Moment by Sahlin Studio
0 - Everyday Messy alpha by Michelle Batton
0 - It's kraft (black) alpha by Cherpea
9 - Ransom Alpha by Bren Boone
p - Label Tape Alpha by Britt-ish Designs
a - Back to School alpha by Mari Koegelenberg Creations and Mel Wilson
r - School Days Plastic Alpha freebie by Purple Tulip Designs
t - Bon Voyage by Mira Designs
1 - Torn out alpha by Sugarplum Paperie

Sorry for the extra long credits, but hey, there's NINETEEN alphas in this page! ;-)

That's all for today! I have another page from this weekend to show, but I'll leave that to tomorrow. ;)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Some digi and some hybrid

This week has been crazy so far, but somehow I've managed to squeeze in some scrapping time nonetheless.
Here's a page I did for the October Inspiration Point at ScrapMatters:

Let Them Eat Cake and Felty Alpha by [wm] squared designs
Font: Pea Olson

I finally got another page for my birthday done, now I only need to do another page with the yummy cake DH baked for me! ;)
And here's a pretty luminary for the Dazzling Decor challenge:

Luminary template by Geeky Diva Designs
Flora Brushes by Andilynn Designs

I now have to force myself not to scrap anymore until I get the pages for my P365 photobook ready for print: I have an offer for a 60 page book that expires this weekend and I MUST get the pages saved and uploaded! It's such a boring job and I've been putting it off and scrapping new pages instead, because of all the gorgeous new kits at ScrapMatters, but it's now time to get this done!