Sunday, December 27, 2009

Big BlackCat Designs Sale - One day only!

Check out the big sale at Digiscrap'mania! Only on 12/28!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

I intend to be very busy the next couple of days, so I just wanted to give you this (sorry, I didn't spend much time on it!) Created using BlackCat Designs "Magic Christmas" kit.

Nostalgic Day

BlackCat Designs has just released a stunning new kit, "Nostalgic Day".

Here are my layouts done with it

In The Garden

Lazy Day

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sunshine & Songbirds and a CT Call

I am absolutely in love with this kit from digi_licous designs!! It is so cute!!

Here are a couple of layouts I made with it.

Happy Day

Life is a Song

And be sure to check out the sale she is having!!! Divine Digital and Digiscrap Warehouse

And guess what?!?! digi_licious designs is looking for more people to join her creative team! Wouldn't you love to design layouts with her beautiful kits??

Take care!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Cards

Hello friends! I am really getting late about this, but I am working on making some Christmas cards - I know, I need to get them out!! But, I can't decide which I like best - any favorites???

First up is one I made with Kristin Aagard's Kit "Merry & Bright" (P.S. - She's giving gift tags away on her blog every day right now - really cute!!!)

Next we have one made using BlackCat Designs' "Magic Christmas" kit

I also made one with Miss Tiina's "Comfort & Joy" kit (check out her blog for free word arts and cards this month!)

Lastly is one I made with Scrapper's Delights' kit "Winter Magic" (The only family photo I got of ALL of us came out pretty bad, though.)

Sooo... which do you like best? I'd love some input!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Are you Ready for Chirstmas??

I'm not! I'm getting there though! I am currently knee deep in tulle, as I am trying to get some gifts made. I'm hoping I have some very excited daughters and nieces, but I don't want to show any photos yet, as someone might see them who shouldn't. I can hardly wait to show you, though!!!

Awesome news - I was accepted onto another creative team!! I now proudly create for BlackCat Designs too! She is very new, but check out a couple of her awesome kits!
Happy New Year - a collaboration with Rena Designs

My layout

Time of Relaxation

My layout

I plan to blog again before Christmas, but just in case I get too caught up in everything else, please know I am wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! Take care!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Autumn Serenade

Well, as we are experiencing blizzard conditions right now, it does't feel much like autumn, though technically it still is! But I was so excited to get a chance to work with the absolutely beautiful kit - Autumn Serenade from digi_licious designs!!

Here are my layouts from it:

Two Chicks

Beary Special Day

Tractor Love

Until later... take care!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Exclusive Freebie from digi_licous designs!

Wow! Are you ever lucky, if you are reading this!!! Christine from digi_licious designs have let me give you an EXCLUSIVE FREE mini kit!! I am SOO excited to bring this to you! She has got to be one of the most generous people I know! How does thus little beauty look?

Sorry, this is expired. You can get it in Christine's store at Divine Digital now!

Here is my layout using this kit:

Oh, and just to fill you in on a little secret... there will probably be more here in the future! Shhh...

Now that the exciting stuff if out of the way, I will fill you in a few other things. My computer is FINALLY back!!! After being away for more than a month, I can't tell you how much I am in love with my computer now! I am in the process of downloading and unzipping tons of files, which I was having a lot of trouble doing with the laptop. And then I will be making LOTS of layouts to show you! I won so many goodies in the interim, and I made promises to lots of people that I would show off their work! And I will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE every minute of it! Oh... and what you didn't know is that before I was using a free program for my scrapping. Well that has changed! I was thrilled to find a fantastic deal on Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 while my computer was gone, so I am busy trying to understand how to use that now too! It's so much fun!

We are expecting a blizzard tomorrow, and since my husband pushes snow, I expect to have plenty of time to play with my scrapping!!! Well... except that means the kids will likely be home from school, possibly the neighbor kids will be here... We'll see what I get done!

Until later... Take care!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Few More Goodies drom Digi_licious Designs

Digi_licious Designs big Black Friday and 12 Days of Christmas sale is still going on! Here are a few more goodies to whet your appetite:

Dinos Gone Dotty Scrap Kit - Just $2.50

Worn Florals Paper Pack 01 - Only $1.50

Shiver Me Timbers Scrap Kit - $1.00!!!

Ummm... How about some GORGEOUS freebies...?

Painted Grunge Papers Pack One - FREE!!!!

Textured Floral Overlays Pack One - FREE!!!!

These fabulous freebies and great prices won't last long, so get them while you can!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Big Happenings at Divine Digital

Wow! What incredible deals are going on at Divine Digital!! You simply must check it out!!

They have 2 huge new mega kits out, on sale right now for $5 each - it's quite a deal!

Shine & Sparkle Baby

Bless our Nest

Check them out!!

And, Christine at Digilicious Designs is have a huge sale! During her 12 days of Christmas sale, everything is at least 50% off, with prices starting at just $1! Check out some of the great deals!!

Two by Two - just $1.00!!!

Animal Crackers - only $2.50!!

The Best Things mini kit (it's beautiful!) - just $1.50!!

Awesome Giveaway at Piccolina Designs!

How would you like to win this????
I would!! And I'm guessing others of you might too! Head over to Piccolina Designs and help her celebrate her blog birthday - but do so by November 30th, if you want to get in on the drawing she is so generously having!!! And while you are there, check out her lovely kits!! There are on sale right now!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Big Announcement

Hello dear friends! Believe it or not, my computer is STILL at HP! But, I am finding ways to make fairly simple layouts. As long as I save after every element I add, at least if the computer dies, all is not lost! I am super excited to tell you some news! Last time I posted, I mentioned that my hope is to someday be on the creative team of some of my favorite designers... Well, I AM!!! Yay!! I am now a CT for Digilicious Designs!! I love Christine's designs, and am so thankful that she is willing to give a new girl like me a chance!!! So, be prepared to see lots of goodies from Digilicious Designs! First up are two layouts from her FABULOUS new kit, "Two by Two". This is a great kit that includes 20 papers, 1 alpha, and 48 lovely elements. And you want to hear something awesome? For this week only, you can get all that for $2.00!!! Yes, you heard me right, $2.00!!

Here are the layouts I did with it:

She also has a great kit called "Twilight Zone", with which I made this layout with a picture given to me from when my Grandma and Grandpa got married. It is such a special photo! And expect to see many more layouts from this kit!

Okay, that's it for today... I still have a lot to do during the baby's nap!! Take care!

Friday, November 13, 2009

My First Extraction

I am so excited - I did my first extraction tonight! My computer is still with HP - I hope I get it back soon, but I'm not counting on it. I saw the week #2 challenge at Gotta Pixel, and when I saw that the challenge was to extract, I knew I had to at least TRY!! I had to be really careful not to use too many elements, and it shut down on me once, but I persevered. So, here is my first attempt. I used Marta van Eck's lovely kit Le Fabulist.

Now, a question for anyone who might be reading this... my sincere hope is to become a member of some of my favorite designers CTs someday. But, as I have been reading CT calls, I've noticed most say to link to at least 2 other galleries other than the store where they sell their products. I'm pretty sure you could link them to DigiShop Talk, which I just found a few days ago (love it!!!), but where else do they have galleries where you can upload and link to ANY shop or designer? I assume these places would also be the best places to start my own galleries as well, correct? I'd really appreciate any help on this you can give me!! Thanks!

Here's to hoping Best Buy calls tomorrow and says my computer is fixed (fat chance!) Take care!!!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Another Blog to Win

Sorry, but I might bore you with these... : ) I recently saw Scraps of Ellay's new kit Thanksgiving Weekend, and fell in love with it! I love the fall colors, and the FOOTBALL!! We're big football fans in our house! And Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, so I would love to scrap with this kit!!I really like all of Scraps of Ellay's work - check it out here at Stuff to Scrap!

Well, I can't scrap, but...

...I can show you some things I want!! : ) Turns out the motherboard went bad on our computer, so it will be a minimum of two weeks before we can get it back. Bummer!!! But, I can still think about scrapping!! And Stuff to Scrap is celebrating Digital Scrapbooking Day all month long! I can't participate in the challenges, with no way to make layouts, but there are other things I can do! Yay! I am blogging, in hopes of winning this great kit from Digi-designs by Nicole:

I love the beautiful colors, and the papers are lovely! I'd love to scrap about my beautiful girls with the Beautiful You kit!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Hope to be Back Soon!

Thank you all for the very sweet comments! My computer died yesterday, so it is in the capable hands of the Geek Squad. We are using our oldest son's laptop to check everything quickly, and I am SOOOO not used to it!! He'll take it back home soon, but I wanted to quickly explain my absense! : ) Take care!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

An Award and a New Layout

First off, I want to thank Dorthi for giving me this award! What a sweetie! And after I've had this blog for such a short time!!

I would like to pass it on to


Things have been a little crazy around here. My two girls have had what is presumed to be H1N1 - I took my oldest girl in to the dr. yesterday, because she had it last week, and it appeared to go away, and came back. Everything I've read says if they have it, and it goes away, and symptoms come back, they need to be seen... so she was. And they said it's likely just swine flu. They are not running tests anymore, because, frankly, they have very few left, and most that they've sent in were positive. The youngest is feeling better now, thank goodness!
Then, yesterday, my 12-year old boy landed wrong while jumping in gym class, and hurt his ankle. The teacher told him to "Walk it off." When he got home, his ankle looked like a tennis ball. I took him to the doctor this morning, and he was diagnosed with a severe sprain. Poor guy had to go through the rest of gym class, and the rest of the school day limping around like that. My husband exchanged a few words with the principal this morning... : ) I have to take him later to get fitted for a walking boot that he has to wear for two weeks.

Anyway, in the midst of all that, I have gotten ONE layout done (wishing for so many more!!) The baby got his first tooth recently, so I had to commemorate that! My plan is to make him a scrapbooked baby book - I hope to do that for all the kids eventually - sadly, I didn't do very well at filling the baby books for the last, well... 4 kids.... I know, BAD MOMMY!! Anyway, I have lots of pictures, and some things written down, so I think I can make them something pretty nice yet! But, here is my newest layout.

I love the Animal Crackers kit from DIGI_licious Designs! And I love the onesie that my sister got for the little guy, that says so well what happened on that day! I know in this small preview, you can't really read what the shirt says very well, but it says "Yay! My first tooth!" Take care!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My first layouts

Well, if you are here, you are going to be fairly unimpressed, I'm sure. I've had great kits to work with, and good instructions on some, but I know the eye for a good layout is certainly not mine yet! But, here they are:

My very first layout ever - it was just to play around with the new goodies I got from Designs by Anita. I love her Brand New Day kit, which you can find here . While you are there, check out all her other great goodies - her work is awesome!

Secondly, I made this layout for the DSO Colour Challange - I was trying to keep it really simple, and really didn't want to add the pink and green and yellow, but threw those in at the end. This was done using mini kits offered in challenge - here

My third layout was made for the SDD Wordie Birdie Art Challenge - here I used LDrag Designs's new kit, "Butterfly's Whisper", and love the results! This is a totally awesome kit!! The word art was also provided by LDrag.

Lastly, for the moment at least, I did this tough one. This was for the DSS Mr. Bluebird's Number Challenge. Fortunately my oldest son took a digital graphics class in high school last year, and could help me with coloring the balloon - I was totally clueless - my ideas were WAYYY off! But, I really like the results of this, and hope he will help me do a few more like this, until I get the hang of it! I'm honestly not sure where the paper came from, as when I first started downloading things I did a VERY poor job of keeping track of where they came from, and deleted some things I shouldn't have... Sorry!

I hope to have more to show soon!! But, my 5 year old has what we suspect is H1N1, as it is going rampant in our area. Though I'm trying desprately to keep her from spreading it, I fear I'll be unsuccessful...