Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays Everyone!!! I hope you all are enjoying your holiday season! I know I am!! (that would be why I've been slacking on the blog lately - spending quality time with the fam :) ) But I am here today to share some of the layouts I've created in the past 3 weeks. Check them out:

My first one up is with a gorgeous Christmas kit by Sarah Bennett Designs. This month she is guesting at Scrap Matters and she has this kit - Old Time Christmas - in her store there.

Don't you just love the panda bears in this next kit! I know I do :) I used Ziggle Designs Fortune Panda for this layout along with some goodies from Tracie Stroud.

This next layout was done using a FREE kit from Jennifer Fox! Yup - you read that right - FREE!! You can find it in the December DSA Enabler.

My next layout was done using a fabulous boy kit from Sarah Bennett. Tough Boy is wonderful for all those little (and big) boys in your lives! (another kit you can find at Scrap Matters)

So in my previous blog post - I had a layout where I journaled about how Blake would react when meeting Santa for the first time. And this next layout showcases one of Blake's 4 meetings with Santa :) I used Lyndsay Riches' kit Joyous Christmas.

One more fun kit from Jennifer Fox. This time she teamed up with Nikki Epperson to create Warm Winter Wishes - which worked perfect with the pics of Blake from his Christmas photo shoot!

And my final layout! This I created for the December Template Challenge over at Scrap Orchard. And guess what?! I created the template! I had a ton of fun making the template - so please stop by Scrap Orchard and play along! (for the layout I used Santa and Friends by Amanda Heimann and Ziggle Designs - along with a few elements from the December Mega - Tis The Season)

So that's it for today! Hopefully next time I won't wait 3 weeks in between blog posts....Have a Happy New Year if I don't post before Friday! lol

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I've got about 7 layouts to share with ya'll today! Some are from last week and some are from this week. Oh - and I have fabulous news to share too! Jennifer Fox asked me to stay on her team!!!! YAY :) I am so excited to continue to work with her designs!

Alright on to the layouts!

My first layout was done for a challenge over at Scrap Orchard. It was the mystery challenge and we had to scrap about something we are thankful for - and of course, I am so thankful for Blake! I used Fall Frolic by Amanda Heimann & Jennifer Fox.

This layout showcases some goodies from Sarah Bennett. She recently released some amazing shape templates (Cut It Out Vol. 2) and they worked perfect for this layout! I also used her collab kit Wild Oats.

This layout was for another challenge at Scrap Orchard. While home for Thanksgiving I searched thru some boxes of pics to find ones to scan and bring home to scrap. This is my first page with those pics. It's my sister and I back in 1987 (before my brothers were born). Life was definitely different then! I used Megan Turnidge's Cozy Christmas kit and her Template Set 3.

Isn't this an adorable picture?! I love it! I used DeCrow & Britt-ish Designs collab Very Merry.

Right now at Scrap Orchard we have some amazing guest designers - and Miss Tiina is one of them! I used her amazing kit OMG It's Cold to scrap one of my favorite pics from last winter.

To help slow down the holiday season and to really appreciate everyday leading up to Christmas - I've decided to do a December Daily album. This is my first page for December 1 (yes I am already behind!). I used Winter Wonderland by Zoe Pearn and Happiest Season of All by Britt-ish Designs. I can't wait to see the finished product at the end of the month!

And my last one for today uses a brand new kit from Tracie Stroud - Rustic Christmas. I thought it would be perfect for our Christmas tree pics from last year :)

Alright - until next time! Hopefully I'll be blogging more often! There are SO many cute Holiday/Winter kits out that I know I will be scrappin!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Holiday Collab-Goodies!

So I was able to work with 2 fabulous holiday collab kits! I can't believe that Christmas is only 5 weeks away....I have so much I want to do in the next month! One thing that is on our to-do list is a visit to Santa! And this page using Santa and Friends by Amanda Heimann and Ziggle Designs explains why I am so excited to see Santa this year! (and yes I noticed that I have a typo...I'll fix it!)

My next layout uses a new release from Lyndsay Riches and Wild Dandelion Designs. They teamed up to make an absolutely sweet holiday kit! It's called Sweet Sugar Holiday and it is perfect for all your sweet holiday pages!

Also wanted to give you all a head's up on some good deals coming next Friday at Scrap Orchard! Check out the ad:

To Kick-Off the Holiday Shopping Season, Scrap Orchard is opening the Farmer’s Market from November 26th to 29th! Hundreds of products, all priced at $1!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Catching Up!

So I have been super busy these last few weeks! I started an evening job so blogging has been put on the back-burner so I can spend time with my little guy during the day. But I still have been creating layouts! And the designers I CT for have had so many wonderful releases!

Here are about 7 layouts I've done in the past 2 weeks - all layouts are linked for full credits.

This this pic of Blake with our pumpkins I used Sarah Bennett's Sister Susan kit - the oranges are a perfect match!

For the month of November I am a guest on Jennifer Fox's creative team. I am having SO much fun!! I've been able to work with 2 of her new releases. This first one, I borrow a girl pic from another CT member and used Jennifer's collab with Nikki Epperson - Funkalicious Fall. Don't you LOVE the colors?!?

Here's my second layout using Jennifer's goodies! Jennifer collabed with Sir Scrapalot to create the perfect grab bag - Best of Both Worlds. I LOVE this grab bag - it's just a fabulous fun jammed pack grab bag!

For this page - I used Sarah Morgan's new holiday kit - Happy Holidays. Lots of fun papers and elements - a wonderful Christmas kit!

Don't you LOVE the blue background paper! Every time I look at this layout - I just fall in love again with that blue paper! And the little cutie :) For this layout I used Sarah Bennett's DSD Grab Bag - lots of fabulous goodies in this grab bag!

Isn't that frog adorable!?! Lyndsay did a rockin' job on it! And my little prince is adorable too :) For this layout I used Lyndsay's Kissing Frogs kit - a very fun kit!

Last up is my page using Amanda Heimann and Wild Dandelions grab bag for DSD. LOVE the colors of the mini kits they both created! Perfect for boys! The grab bag has been opened and split up (bad blogging on my part!) But you can still pick up the pieces at Scrap Orchard!
That is it for today - hopefully I won't wait 3 weeks to blog about my layouts! I encourage you to check out the layouts I didn't post in the last 3 weeks at my gallery - here's a link. So until next time - Have a fabulous day :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

HoneyBee Blog Train!!!

Long time no blog! huh? But I'm here today with a fabulous fun Freebie! The HoneyBee's put together a fantastic blog train using 2 fabulous kits from Scrap Orchard! Go to each stop on the train and you'll end up with 2 fabulous brag books! You should have came from Tiffany's blog - if you missed it, hurry back and pick up the quickpage!

Before I get to the qp - I want to share with ya'll a page I did with DeCrow Design's fabulous collab with Sahlin Studio - Play. For my layout I used items from the Playful Bundle and the fun circle stitches are from Tracie Stroud - All Stitched Up Vol. 4.
I also want to give ya'll a head's up about the Scrap Orchard Designer Blog train! It will be on Halloween!! So be sure to check out the Scrap Orchard blog :)
So on to my qp! Click on the preview to download :) Enjoy!!

And the next stop on the train is Jenna's blog! Choo Choo! :) lol

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fun stuff to share!

First off I am going to start off sharing what Scrap Orchard is doing for the month of October. It's Customer Appreciation Month! Just sign up for the newsletter and you'll get a 25% off fruit fresh coupon! Image is linked to the newsletter.

Next up is Sarah Morgan's release for tomorrow. This kit is AWESOME!! Gorgeous colors & elements!

This page was done for a challenge over at Funky Playground Designs. It uses Sarah Bennett's kit Boat Ride.

My next page is using mle Card's kit Pumpkin Patch. Gorgeous watercolor papers and elements.

This page was for the One Word challenge at Scrap Orchard. The word was Family. I used Amy Stoffel's kit Life is Good.

The next 2 pages are from the same kit. Jennifer Fox was a guest at Scrap Orchard for the month of September. Her last single kit to release was called Take Me Away. I was obviously very inspired by the kit since I made 2 pages! Also some fun/awesome news! I will be on Jennifer Fox's guest CT for the month of November! I am extremely excited!

This last page was fun to make because of the picture. Blake was in such a goofy mood the night I snapped this pic! I knew the Americana kit by Ziggle & Tracie Stroud would be perfect. Especially with the word-art from Elegant Wordart from Bethany!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Slower week

I didn't scrap as much this past week. I got in a little funk and just didn't feel like spending time at the computer. And I was pretty busy too! But I was able to create 5 different layouts.

My first layout is done using 2 goodies from Sarah Bennett - her Lined Up Template Pack and her World Traveler kit.

This layout was done for the Twisted Lift challenge at SO. I used With a Cherry on Top by Amanda Heimann and Ziggle Designs. (this kit was PERFECT for my pics!)
This next layout I absolutely LOVE. Especially since the kit I used is somewhat girly! (Lyndsay's new release Little Angel)
For another challenge over at SO - the lift a layout challenge. I used Amy Stoffel's Caber MacGregor kit (LOVE this kit! So much fun to play it!)

This last layout I did today. It was for the Mystery Challenge at SO. The challenge was to choose a older layout to Re-Do! I have learned so much these past few months that I knew I needed to update my page of Blake eating popcorn. I love how this page turned out! (I used Movie Mania by Wild Dandelions)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Check out my Challenge!!

I'm hosting a challenge over at SO - the From the Heart (journaling) challenge. Come check it out!!!

Here's the layout I did for the challenge:

Here's a layout I made last night (Kevin was out with the boys so I got to play on the computer once Blake went to bed):

Friday, September 11, 2009

What have I been up to?! A LOT!!

I have a bunch of layouts I've done this past week...don't know why I procrastinate in posting them Anyways - here you go!!

This fun page was done with Snips & Snails and Blend Your Cares Away 2 by Tracie Stroud

This layout I did for a DIS challenge (Disney Challenge) I used a bunch of different kits to create but a majority is from Magical Vacation by Amanda Heimann.

Love these pics of B & J! I used Wild Dandelions new release Witchy-Hoo. A FUN Halloween kit!

Megan Turnidge has a gorgeous Autumn kit out today - Autumn Thoughts. I LOVE fall kits!
You can never have too many :)
See! Here's another fabulous Fall kit! This page was created using Amanda Heimann's September Grab Bag (which is now revealed - Falling For).

This layout was for a RAK challenge over at SO - I used Smooches by Ziggle Designs and Amanda Heimann. It was fun doing a girl page!

So this is my 3rd autumn kit for this post! I LOVE autumn!! This page uses Autumn Delight by DeCrow Designs.

Lyndsay also had a September Grab bag over at SO and it in she included a fabulous kit called In Dreams. This layout used that kit:

And last but not least is Sarah Morgan's release from last Saturday - Doctor Doctor! I knew the kit was perfect for Blake's 18 month appointment!

I also have some exciting news!! I am now on Sarah Bennett's CT!!!! I am so excited to work with her stuff again (I was a guest in July). So look for layouts coming soon with some of her goodies :)