Saturday, January 31, 2009

I've Got An Award and I'm on a CT

First I've got to tell you I'm on Bits N Bobs Creative Team. Julie's an awesome designer and I feel so honored to be on her team. She sales her designs at United Scrap 4 Taggers and at her blog here.
Now on to the Award. I got this awesome award called the lemonade award..My fellow designer Christina of Blue Velvet DeZigns gave it to me.Thanks Christina for my very first award! So I have found 10 worthy blogs to give it to so we can keep it going....

here is how it works

1. Put the logo on your blog or post. (Right click on the logo at left and save to your own computer.)

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude!

3. Link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post with the person from whom you received your award.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Coming Soon

Thought I would give you a little tease at a kit that will be coming to my blog for a free download on Monday. It's part of a Dream Vacation Collaboration with several other great designers. My is called Dream Vacation - Bahamas. Pirates, Bright Colors, Parrots, Sea Life, Fun, Fun, Fun.
There will be an add-on later next month too. So come back Monday to snag this goodie.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Project 365

Over the past couple of weeks I've been working on layouts for Project 365. I was inspired to do this by Dede Smith. Although I'm not blogging my journals each day with a pic, I am writing a journal every day, trying my best to snap a pic and doing a two page layout with it each week. I'm working on my 4th layout tonight but I'm going to go ahead and post the first 3 weeks.

Credits for the week 1 and 2 go to Dede Smith for her Project 365 Kit (link to Dede's blog on side) and the templates come from Moriginals. You can find her at .

Credits for week 3 are totally Dede's. Although this project is takes some dedication to journal and take lots of pictures, I feel it will be something that my family will treasure in the future. Some of it is silly, some serious, some mundane, and other quite special. I encourage each of you to start a Project 365 of your own. I will be more than glad to help anyone who has question. Just click on the contact link on the side and shoot me an email. I will get back with you in a day or two.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Thanks You All For The Wonderful Comments

I'm truly humbled by the comments I've got from some who have downloaded by work. It really makes me feel good that someone likes what I've made enough to actually use it. I've got a few freebies for you tonight. Three QP's made by me for other designers for the Winter Convoy. I've also got a link at the bottom to a QP Willow Grace designed for me out of my Winter Convoy Kit. Hope you guys love all of them.

Download here

Download these two here.

These two Brag Book pages were made for me by Wendy of Willow Grace Designs. You can grab them on her blog here.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Winter Convoy is Finally Here....

Hi All, the Winter Blog Convoy is finally here. Grab them all and have lots of fun..

Here's mine part of the Convoy. It includes 37 papers, 64 elements, and a full alpha. Hope you enjoy and remember if you download, leave a comment.

Download Papers here

Download Elements 1 here

Download Elements 2 here

Download Elements 3 here

Then follow the Convoy to get all the great kits designed just for you.

01 - SotoCreations

02 - Curtisam Creations

03 - MoveFearlessly Designs

04 - Bits N Bobs

05 - Damc

06 - WillowRaven at Purple Dragonfly Creations

07 - Desert Bloom Designs

08 - Moonlight Scraps

09 - CandysTreasures

10 - JIC Creations

11 - Melinda's designs

12 - Carolyn at Digi Cyber Scraps

13 - Kolor'Scapez

14 - outbackdezigns

15 - Digital Scrap Fun

16 - EA-Gra-Fx by Endora Aphrattos

17 - Elemental Pixie

18 - Supersuzi

19 - Vintage Paris Princess Designs

20 - Willow Grace Designs

21 - Twisted Angel

22 - Foxylady Creations

23 - TammyJo's Creations

24 - Moo's Scraps You are Here

25 - BlueVelvet DeZigns

26 - Jen

27 - Teri~

28 - Blind Sight Designs

29 - PinkuPixie Digital Designs

30 - Angel Flower

31 - Angi's Place

32 - Jess

BONUS - Crystal’s Creations


Friday, January 23, 2009

Freebie Time

I'm in a giving mood today. I know, I know, the Winter Convoy is coming TOMORROW!!!! But I can't wait so I've thrown together some papers and elements that were left over from a kit I made for RAKScraps (link on the side) Dec. 08 members kit challenge and made an Add-On kit for you guys. It's call an Old Fashion Christmas but except for the card and snow globe with Santa in it, you could use it for any winter layout.

You get :

  • 7 papers

  • 2 bows

  • 3 ribbons

  • 1 Victorian card

  • 1 snowglobe

  • 3 flowers

  • 1 overlay

  • 3 snow flakes

  • 1 snowman

  • full Alpha

Click on the preview to download your kit. Have fun with it and don't forget to leave a comment if you download it. And as always I would love to see what you do with my stuff so please email me and send me a pic or link to your gallery so I can see it and leave you some love in return.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

What a Week & a Little Freebie

Wow!!! This week has been pretty busy. I finished up my kit for the Winter Convoy but you can't have it until January 24. I've also started by Project 365 and am well on my way to scrapping 365 pages this year. I'm focusing on these goals in little pieces at a time and having a blast. Schools back in for the kids and that gives me a little more time each week to work on scrapbooking. My freebies are also being picked up by Digi Free (link on side) so more and more people will be snagging my stuff. It's getting exciting.

My Winter Convoy kit is huge!!!! 37 papers, a full snow capped Alpha, 74 different elements including snowflakes, button, brads, ribbons, bows, wraps, pigeons, polar bears, snowmen, frames, a cluster frame, and much, much, more. I can't wait to show you guys. But previews are not allowed so you will just have to be surprised. So to wet my desire to give you something, I made you a freebie page template with a winter theme instead.

Just click on the preview to be linked to download site. And here's some layouts I've done this week.

Credit for Snowflake brushes goes to Obsidian Dawn (link on right)

This layout was made for a quote challenge at Digitals. Since it was about following dreams I decided to play around with the pic to make it look like a dream land. I'm thinking about going back an adding a fairy or two or similar item in the pic the boy is climbing into. I want it look like he's climbing into his dream. Let me know what you think. Credits go to Handmaid's kit Of Poppies for the frame (available at Digitals) and a Digitals posting bonus kit Forever Families.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Years

I know it's a little bit late but I've been stressing over my New Years Resolutions to create one layout per day (that's 365 this year) as well as scrap a pic a day, journal everyday, create at least one kit a month for you guys and at least one freebie per week. I'm starting a class on digital design later this month so maybe my kits will start improving. It is my sincere desire to become a full fledged designer by this time next year but it's a goal for the future - not one that has a deadline. Anyway about Resolutions, here's my top 10 in no particular order.

1) To scrap 365 layouts this year.

2) To blog at least twice a week.

3) To take at least one pic a day and journal that pic everyday.

4) To join at least one blog train a month - so I will create at least one kit/mini kit each month for you guys.

5) To produce at least one freebie a week for the blog.

6) To become debt free.

7) To go on another Cruise.

8) To lose 50 lbs.
9) To spend more quality time with my family.

10) To call a friend at least once a day and visit a friend at least twice a month.

I'm asking that you guys help keep me accountable with this. As part of creating one kit a month/joining one blog train per month, I've joined Twisted Convoys and will be uploading a Winter Convoy kit later month as well as a Valentine's Convoy. I'll keep you updated on these.
And here's a few layout's I've been working on since Christmas.

This was the last Christmas we spent with my grandparents on my mom's side. Although this is not the pic I wanted, it was all I had on my computer (scanner on the fritz). Papa is standing. Mama is in the blue. Aunt in middle. Journaling: Christmas 2005 was special to me because it was the last Christmas I would spend with both of my Grandparents. My Mama Lannie and Papa Horace were Special people and embodied the true meaning of Love for me. They were married for 74 years at their death and I believe my Papa loved my Mama more with each passing day. For as long as I can remember he brought her flowers every day, even if they were just wild flowers he found growing somewhere on the farm. When she got sick, he stood by her side everyday, even after he was diagnosed with cancer and the pain was more than most people could have stood. That last Christmas, we shared together as a family with all the siblings and cousins will by cherished in my heart forever. Papa passed away the following December 21 and Mama joined him in Heaven 7 days later. In the 74 years they had been together they had never been apart for more than 7 days and they would not be in death either. Amanda Thorderson Bordeaux Xmas paper and ribbon, Shawn Walters Taryn crystal heart (re-colored) - both available at Digitals and Digital Artist Guild December Member kit.

My grandson had been so good about not messing with the gifts until Christmas Eve. He just couldn't stand it any more and found his rubber boots in a gift bag under the tree and opened them. After that the neighbors brought him a present over and he was in heaven. He was so excited about getting open his gift. Nini's Notions AITF kit - available through Digitals.

What started out as a sketch challenge got flipped every which way to get this layout. I wanted to try some elements that looked real and thought this sketch was the perfect starting point. Pic is of Bryce the first time we turned the lights on the Christmas tree before any ornaments were put on. Credits go to Maddy Fernadez's Home for the Holiday kit (poinsettia paper, stardust, ribbon, card, ornaments) - available at Digitals, the Waterlo Project, and myself. This is my favorite one this Christmas.

Glenda's Wordart (I cut it up a bit to make it fit the ATC better and added some glitter), Amanda Thorderson's Christmas Cracker paper, Dede Smith's Nativity TearZ - all available at Digitals.
Pic of grandson getting ready to go to school one morning. Credits go to Amanda Thorderson's Falling into School - available at Digitals.
Pic of my daughter at 12 months.Credits go to Amanda Thorderson Nanny Garden - available at Digitals