Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hanging in There..

It's been a crazy week and it's not over yet! Anyway I'm hanging in here and even managed to get a page done last night. :)

Template by Jubeefish
Springtime in the Afternoon (+add on) - April 09 Collab by TheDigichick
Chilled Wine by Sugarplum Paperie and mgl Scraps
Wordart from With Love - Pack One - Designs by Arisu
Fonts: Note this and Fluoxetine

Tonight we're probably buing the grill!!!! :D

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Getting Ready for NSD

This week is super busy for me: the end of the semester has arrived and I have many deadlines and projects to end. Anyway, I managed to scrap a couple pages and I finally reached the 60 points at ScrapMatters: this grants me a $5.50 GC, although I'm afraid I might not get it in time for NSD.
I'm pretty excited for all the sales and fun challenges that will be going on during the weekend for National Scrapbooking Day! I really cannot wait! ;)

Here's some more flowers from our garden (I'm trying to find out what these flowers are called but haven't had any luck so far.. if you happen to know, please leave me a comment! ;) ):


What Every Girl Needs - Folded and Hodge Podge #8 by Gina Marie Huff

Template by Melanie3boys

Then I scrapped a picture from this weekend. It's not our best picture unfortunately, but you do get those too, and I wanted to scrap it anyway. I'm quite pleased with how the page turned out in the end, considering I really didn't like the picture..


Inspired by Christy Templates, Sunshine In My Soul and Bunches of Flowers by Britt-ish Designs

I still have some challenges to do at TheDigiChick but I don't think I'll scrap much this week because I'll be pretty busy with my life.. Also, I expect next weekend (and the whole month of May) to be filled with challenges and scrapping opportunities, so I figure it's best to get some rest and save a few good pictures for then (and oh do I have some good ones!! ;) ).

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Weekly Tradition

I finished a page between last night and this morning :) about a weekly tradition at our house.

Cinco de Mayo by Emily Card 
Font: Note this

This has been a great weekend: after almost a year of waiting, we found and almost bought a grill and patio furniture!!!!!! :D Last year we couldn't afford it, but we'll enjoy it this year and the years to come! :) We didn't actually but these things yet but we will this week! ;)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Told Ya!

I scrapped a page with some lovely Weeds&Wildflowers goodies. I started the page this morning and finished it tonight. ;)

Papers from What Every Girl Needs - Folded, alpha from Stitching ABC's Burlap and bows from Welcoming Spring by Gina Marie Huff
Handpainted leaves from Summer Tweets by Pat Christensen
Font: Note this

I told you I took some great pictures this week! :D
I love how this page turned out! Love the colors, the blending, the bows, the shadows.. Ah, that feels good! ;)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Picture Week

I did 2 pages today so I'm here to share. BTW, I've developed a very bad habit as of late: I scrap in the morning before going to work... This is really serious: it proves how addicted I am! :) It started because I go in late on Tuesdays and Thursdays since I have class at 9:40 A.M., but I have a feeling this sneaky habit will not go away after next week, even though the semester is at a close! ;)

Anyway, here's the first LO, one for my favorite challenge at ScrapMatters, My Story Matters. This one was about childhood friends.

This girl was my best friend from kindergarten up to 6th grade, and my parents never took a picture of just the two of us, how sad is that??!
Then I scrapped another page with a picture I took today.

This week I took many gorgeous pictures. I started preparing my 2-pager for Project 365 and I'm in love with this week already! :) Can't wait to finish it, but there's 3 more days of taking pictures before I can do that. ;)

SM points update: -3! ;)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Making Fun of Myself

I only scrapped one page today (because I'm busy scrapping pages for the Motivational Album challenge running at TheDigiChick) but it's a fun one. :)


DigiScrap Addicts Grand Opening Free"bee" kit

Ransom Mini Alpha by Bren Boone Designs

Fonts: Almagro, Sketchbook, My Own Topher

I did this for the Digidares and for one of the DigiScrapAddicts Scrap Off challenges. There's a ton of contests going over at DigiScrapAddicts (best LO, best shadows, best 2-pager, cutest couple LOs etc!) and each contest has a $20 prize to a different designer's shop.. I entered a bunch of LOs and it was really hard to pick one for each contest because you could only enter the same LO in one contest. This one is the only LO I did appositely to enter it in the contest. I love how it turned out. :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

7 Points to Go

I've scrapped 3 pages today and I'm only 7 points away from my GC! ;)

Just Breathe by Kelley Mickus Designs
Challenge Shapes by Chelle's Creations
Wordart strip from Good Fortunes by Britt-ish Designs

I did 3 matching pages with pictures from Friday.


Just Breathe by Kelley Mickus Designs

Wordart strip from Good Fortunes by Britt-ish Designs

And there's more pictures, so I'll do a couple more LOs.


Just Breathe by Kelley Mickus Designs

Wordart strip from Good Fortunes by Britt-ish Designs

The last LO was done for a Roadmap to Scrap challenge, here are the instructions:
  1. The main objective of this page is to use blocking. Either make your own, or use a template, but I would like to see AT LEAST 4 ‘squarish’ blocks on your page.
  2. Use 4 or more papers, no less!
  3. Use as many pictures as you like. You may clip photos to your blocks instead of papers.
  4. Use a frame somewhere on your layout.
  5. Put something subtle behind your blocking. Either a stamp or a faded wordart, or a blended element.
  6. Use an alpha, but only for one single letter. This could mean the first letter of someone’s name. Or it could be the first letter of your title, and the rest you use a font. (example: the title ‘Princess’ would use an alpha for the letter ‘P’ and ‘rincess’ would be typed up with a font)
  7. Use some sort of adhesive (stitch, staple, tape, etc.) to hold up some of your blocking.
This is really a beautiful kit!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Weekend Is Over Already..

It's amazing how the weekend always flies by really fast..

Here's a LO with some pictures I took this week of the flowers in our garden.

Template by Sugarplum Paperie
Springtime in the Afternoon (some recoloring) collab by TheDigiChick
Font: Note this
The weekend is over, and I'm at -13 points from my GC at ScrapMatters. :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Preparing the Nest

This week I took some very pretty pictures of birds preparing a nest in the birdhouses in our garden, so I scrapped 2 matching LOs.


Happy to Be by ScrapMuss Designs

Fonts: Note this, Sketchbook, My Own Topher


Happy to Be (some recoloring) by ScrapMuss Designs

Fonts: Sketchbook

This second LO I did for a Roadmap to Scrap challenge at SM; these were the instructions:

  1. Choose an even number of photos, and plan to repeat one of those photos at least once to get your even number.
  2. Choose an even number of papers, and one of them must be white.
  3. Blend something onto your layout, an element, a photo. Anything.
  4. Repeat an element (the exact same one) at least 3 times.
  5. Use a word art.
  6. Use at least one ribbon or a piece of string (or both).
  7. Now, take your entire layout and mat it onto another piece of paper.
  8. Add whatever other embellishments you want, add a date, and also some journaling if you'd like.
I was RAKed by Maria with this pretty kit and I really love the pages I used it for!! :)


Spring isn't here just quite yet, even though we've had our share of warm days and the flowers have started blooming; we still get occasional days with lows below freezing point.. But spring is near for sure!
Yesterday I finished a LO with the pictures of the first signs of spring in our garden I took 3 weeks ago.


Template and elements (some recoloring) from Loverly by Sahlin Studio

Striped paper from Hodge Podge #8 by Gina Marie Huff

Other papers (some recoloring) from Paper Pack V.03 by Valorie Brown

Fonts: karabinE and Note this

Some exciting events are being planned at ScrapMatters for May: May 1 is National Scrapbooking Day and they're having a sale, and also a big competition to elect the Queen of Scrap. I would really love to reach 60 points so I can get a nice GC to use during the sale, but this means I have to get 18 points by April 30.. a bit tight for sure!! ;) We'll see what I can do. :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

When DH Is Away..

DH has been out of town for the past few days, that's why I've been scrapping a lot of pages. :) I sure miss him a lot, but I'm very happy with all the pages I've done this week!

I did this for the My Story Matters challenge at ScrapMatters; this one was about starting school.

Hang 'em High Templates 2 and Sunshine in My Soul by Britt-ish Designs
Font: SS Whimsy

I even made it in the Gallery Standouts with this one! :)
Then I did a matching page for Easter Bunny.

Template by Sahlin Studio

Springtime in the Afternoon (some recoloring) - TheDigichick collab April 09

Glitzy Glitter Alphas Volume 2 by Megan Turnidge

Alpha from Adventures in Reading (recolored) by Plum Dumpling Designs

Fonts: SS Whimsy, karabinE

I know the colors don't exactly match, but I just went with what the pictures inspired me. :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Cupcakes

Now that Easter is over and I took some lovely pictures, I can finally play with Amy and Lauren's Easter kit, Hippity Hoppity:

It's soooooooo gorgeous!! I did 2 pages featuring my Easter cupcakes. :)
Here's the page with a picture of all the cupcakes (they're all different) I did:


Hippity Hoppity and string from Occasionally by Polka Dot Plum

Template from Hang 'em High Templates 2 by Britt-ish Designs

Font: SS Whimsy
and here are some closeups of my favorites:


Hippity Hoppity by Polka Dot Plum

I used the most Easter-themed elements of the kit for these pages, but there are many other spring goodies I have yet to play with, and they're so cute! And the textures of the papers are fabulous!


I did a page for a challenge at ScrapMatters and it made me wish once again that I had Photoshop CS... I believe that if I had a program that allowed me to create text paths I would actually start loving wordart.. I sure love the one I did for this page.

Lazy Days of Summer (some recoloring) by Gina Marie Huff
Text path by Anna BV
Font: Sketchbook

I gladly used the text path that was provided for the challenge, but I still wished I could tweak the path a little bit..

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Weekend

Gosh, I am so tired!! I wish we had an extra day off for Easter... :-/
We had a great weekend, but I'm really tired. I baked Easter cupcakes (LOs to come) and did very few scrapping..

Friday we had a new addition to our family :)


Template by Mari Koegelenberg

Springtime in the Afternoon - TheDigichick collab April 09

Glitzy Glitter Alphas Volume 2 by Megan Turnidge

Font: Note this

I've been catching up on Project 365 lately so now I have weeks 1-10, 14-15 done. Hopefully I can get weeks 11-13 done soon. I joined the community at Weeds and Wildflowers because there's a great incentive program going on there: that's why I've managed to do weeks 14 & 15 on time! :)
I will post the LOs here once I get the missing weeks done!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Goodies!

Yesterday night I started playing with the goodies I picked up at Weeds & Wildflowers on Sunday. I took advantage at the 2nd birthday sale they had last week and got a lot of absolutely gorgeous stuff by Gina Marie Huff, including a huge alpha collection. :) I really love how this page turned out!

Alpha and doodles from Second Spring, alpha from Stitching ABC's burlap, doodle flowers from Lazy Days of Summers, wire flowers from Playing with Wire - Spring and papers from A Better Me by Gina Marie Huff
Font: Sketchbook, !Sketchy Times and Pea Summer Funkyness

I also did a matching page for the LO I posted in the previous post.

Lift of Provo Canyon by mperschon.
April Dawn by Elise's Pieces Scalloped mat shape from Paper Shapers by Britt-ish Designs

Ah, I really love my camera! :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Busy (and Beautiful!) Weekend!

This weekend DH and I have been pretty busy: we went to the opera last night (ah, we really must go more often!) and today we went to a museum. Lots of fun, but tiring too, and the weekend is over way too fast!

I only scrapped one page yesterday but I took many pretty pictures today. :)

Template by Juli Fish
April Dawn by Elise's Pieces

Even though I didn't scrap much, this weekend was memorable: I got RAKed by Kelley Mickus, April Dawn (I used her kit for this LO) and Weeds and Wildflowers!! :D

Friday, April 3, 2009

For a Change: Red!

I was RAKed by Dani Alencar with her latest kit, Call Her Beauty, and last night I started playing with it!
So finally, after a series of pink LOs, here's some red! :D


Call Her Beauty by Dani Alencar

Stitches from Cozy Sophisticate - TheDigiChick March 09 collab

Font: My Own Topher

Ugh, it's Friday and it's raining here today.. It's time to go, but I really with I could stay home!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Just One LO Tonight!

I slowed down a bit and only got one LO done tonight. :)
Actually, I got this one done in half an hour and then I didn't really feel like scrapping anymore.. But I do love how this page turned out! ;)

Holiday Wrappers, Holiday Glitz and Cardboard Sticker Alpha by Sugarplum Paperie
Font: SS Whimsy

On a Roll!

These past few days I've been on a roll and got lots of LOs done! And I'm very happy with them all! :)

Last night I did 2 more LOs with Lipstick Kisses at Noon, by Polka Dot Plum. I actually started scrapping these 2 pages the night before, when I did the 2 LOs featured in the previous post, but I didn't love what I scrapped so I didn't publish them. I didn't like them, especially compared to the 2 pages I did with the same kit and that I absolutely loved. So last night I went and redid them completely. I'm much happier with the end result now! :D

This is page 1:

Lipstick Kisses at Noon by Polka Dot Plum
Party Girl Alpha (recolored) by Britt-ish Designs
Font: FG Bonnie

and this is the matching page:

Lipstick Kisses at Noon by Polka Dot Plum

I'm still very much in love with this kit! :) And after scrapping 4 pages with it, I'm not done with it - there's more goodies I haven't used yet!

Then since I was on a roll a scrapped a gorgeous picture I took on Saturday, and used Polka Dot Plum's Her First Kiss:

Her First Kiss by Polka Dot Plum
Font: My Own Topher

Whew, that's it for now, and hopefully my mojo will come up with something pretty tonight too! ;)