Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Pages!

Lots of pages to share today! So we'll get right to it!

First up is a page using Snowy Sweetness by Wild Dandelions and Kristin Cronin-Barrow. I knew as soon as I saw this kit that I needed it - it has figure skates and figure skaters in it! One of my passions! And I absolutely love the page I created :) My best skating friends! (who I get to see in a few weeks! yay!!)

This next one is for my All About Me book - the 10 things I love about me! I used ScrapKitchen designs gorgeous kit Kiss me Kate.

So some fantastic news from Sarah Bennett - she is now selling at Scrap Matters permanently!!! We are so stoked for her! She has a fabulous release this weekend - a gorgeous vintage feeling Valentine's day kit called Love You Always. I LOVE the alpha! And the kit is so beautiful!

Lyndsay has a new release!! YAY!!! She really outdid herself this time! Love and Lullabies has all the perfect elements for sleeping beauties! And a bunch of gorgeous papers! Love it!

This next page uses Amanda Heimann's newest kit - Momma's Boys. As soon as I saw it I knew I needed to combine it with Scrapping with Liz's new Block Alpha Templates. I LOVE how the page turned out! Definitely thinking of printing this page out and framing it up in Blake's room. (btw - I have so many ideas of how to use these Block Alpha Templates - so glad I picked these up from Scrap Orchard!)

So I am trying to do Project 365 - and so far I've been pretty successful. (well it's only been 2 weeks! lol) Here is my first week - I used Snowman Soup by Tracey Howard and DeCrow Designs Project 365 Blueprints.

I hope you all have had the chance to check out the January Mega over at Scrap Orchard because this kit is absolutely GORGEOUS! And if you do/did pick up the kit - check out the Mega Challenge (hosted by moi!) - I'd love to see your layouts using the Mega!

Last one up today uses a oldie from Jennifer Fox - Lil Dude (which is actually a collab with Melissa Bennett and Nikki Epperson). I love all the papers and elements in this kit! Perfect for all your boy pages :) I also wanted to send you all over to Jennifer's blog - there is an awesome template challenge going on right now - you don't want to miss the opportunity to win a free kit from Jennifer!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Starting the New Year off right!

Yup - that's right. I've spent a good amount of time of the new year scrapping. Mainly because my dear husband has an eye infection and he feels the best when his eyes are closed or is sleeping. So once Blake's in bed for the evening I'm relaxing with a fun scrapping kit :) It's been very fun!

Anyway - on to the new pages!

First up is this fun Sisters page using Jennifer Fox's kit {Another} Crush on You. I love the vibrant colors! So fun :)

This next one is using some fun products from Sarah Bennett. I mixed and matched kits to create this layout and am very pleased with the finished product. My favorite teddy bear!

So right now Scrap Orchard is down for a new site design. It feels so weird to not be able to log-in and check out the gallery or any of the challenges there. But it will be up hopefully sometime tomorrow! I can't wait to see the new look!
I decided that while SO was down that I would try some challenges over at Sweet Shoppe Designs. They have a new challenge system that really is inspiring! And I've been able to use some of the kits in my stash - which is always a good thing!
This next layout was created for the Treat of the Month challenge. Each month a scrapper is showcased and other scrappers are encouraged to choose a layout from her gallery to lift. This is my lift using Softly Falling by Dani Mogstad.

Did you know that January 23rd if National Handwriting Day? Well it is! And I created this layout using my own handwriting! I'm so glad that I had my handwriting made into a font! I also used Tutti Frutti by Zoe Pearn - I love the end result! Most of my layouts feature Blake so it was nice to do a page about Kevin and me.

And for my last layout the challenge was/is to scrap someone wearing their favorite or wackiest hat. This is my favorite hat of Blake's. I just absolutely love how cute he looks when he wears it. And I LOVE how this layout turned out! I used Amanda Heimann's Year in Review template and Meg Mullens & Kristin Cronin-Barrow's collab Snowy Sidekicks (which I know I will be using a lot of since the kit is devoted to winter and hockey!). I also used a special font that will be showcased over at SO for a challenge soon :)

So that is all I have for today. I am sure that once the week starts I won't be scrapping as much :( I definitely enjoyed my long weekend!