Thursday, December 31, 2009

{simply.scraps} and {connie prince} team up!

With the onset of a new year upon us...what could be better than thinking about documenting the year 2010? Where did this year go so fast?
I am not sure!
Set out this year to document the memories both large and small by grabbing the project 365 kit by Laura and Connie!

Here is my two takes on this HUGEEEE kit!

patterned paper: {simply.scraps} project 365 creased papers
december stamp: {Connie Prince} project 365 date stamps
bracket: {Connie Prince} Project 365 basic alpha bracket
staples: {simply.scraps} toot, toot, woo, woo!
elements: Kaye Winiecki from digi kit Spring Chase
font: typical writer

Digi Kit: 365 Grab Bag {simply.scraps} and {Connie Prince}
Paper: {simply.scraps} creased red
Frames: {simply.scraps} Groupies1-4
December Stamp: {simply.scraps} Stamped Months
Numbers: {simply.scraps} plastic numbers
title numbers: {Connie Prince} Project 365 basic alpha numbers
Font: Typical Writer

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Feed Me!

Hi all! It has been some time since I have last posted...I am recovering from emergency hernia surgery. This is one tough surgery! I am about 60% after two weeks and in a few more weeks I will be feeling back to normal. I am so looking forward to that! In the meantime:

I have been busy creating with some of Laura's amazing designs! She can be found at {simply.scraps} and HERE and HERE and HERE!

Here is her latest release exclusively at the DigiChick
Veggie Kid:

Here is my take on the kit:

Digital Kit: Veggie Kid by simply.scraps
Alpha: Veggie Kid by simply.scraps
Font: Typical Writer
Half cut journal spot: by Amy Wolff
Stitching: from kit My ABC's by simply.scraps

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Scrappers Block 2 with a side of GLEE!

It is with great excitement I announce that I am now part of the Creative Team for Laura at {simply-scraps}! She is a designing machine and cranks out the kits that contain elements and papers that totally make a page come alive!
This is my second CT appointment and slowly but surely I am getting the hang of it! I love how it forces me to sit down and put the memories in layouts!
You can find her website here,

Please visit her shops
HERE: The DigiChick
HERE: Elemental Scraps
HERE: Gotta Pixel

Laura aka {simply-scraps} released a new "Scrappers Block 2" exclusively at The DigiChick today! Make sure and run over and check it out! It makes scrapping a breeze!

I used the kit "Hot for Teacher" being re-released on December 7th at Elemental Scraps and Gotta Pixel!

Kit: Hot for Teacher digital kit by simply-scraps!
Template: Scrappers Block 2 by simply-scraps!
Font: Typical Writer
Hot for teacher being Re-released December 7th!
I am a huge fan of the show Glee...and being a teacher myself, I loved this kit!
Loved working with this template. Laura puts together a page that allows the photos to be highlighted while adding such a fun twist to a layout with the added elements!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Black Friday Freebie!

Amy Sumrall has posted a freebie on her blog!

I had the perfect picture for her turkey element! Jayda is the ultimate pain of a little sister. Jacob has the patience of a saint with her...the photos leading up to this had her in various stages of boinking his head against the wall or bouncing a kooshie ball off his head!

Amy Sumrall Black Friday Freebie
lili designs tape from Kit Once Upon a Story
font: Typical Writer
Alpha: Amy Sumrall designs redone using her freebie kit!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Merging Photos with Background papers

I have enjoyed trying some new things in photoshop today! I searched and found the tutorial on how to merge photos onto patterned paper. Jayda's page is perfect for the hippie look! Fun stuff!

lili and e.m. designs collab kit at the lilypad called Once Upon a Story
Font: Typical Writer

D is for Daisy Digital Kit by Stacey's Scraps

Digital Storage is great!

I am up and running again on Picassa photo storage!

Owl: VB Designs
alpha: bzb designs Maddie's Garden Brynn Dukes
Mini Kit: Digital Couture bugaboo freebie
Font: Typical Writer
QP by Bryn using Amy Sumrall Kit Children's Day!
Font: Typical Writer
Amy Sumrall Desmond and Molly pattern paper, CDY red brad
Amy Sumrall Shape Up Kit
Random other bits from her other kits(staple, ribbons).
Alpha: All in One Amy Sumrall
Half Cuts: Amy Wolff Designs

This past summer we went on a 12 day road trip. I am going to slowly but surely, copy paste words from my blog and bring the story to my layouts. The words are going to be opposite the layout and totally take up the entire 12 x 12 page.

Template: C Schneider Scrap Snap Freebie
Digi Kit and Alpha : collab by Lili Designs and
Once Upon a Story
Font: Typical Writer

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Digital Chaos!

I am getting more acquainted with Photoshop Elements the basics. I am finding myself looking for different things I can do than just the basics. But I have also been driven to complete the layouts. It is so much easier, faster, and less cluttered to be doing digital. However, I have found myself very "lazy" today. Groceries are purchased for the week. So, the day was not a total loss! :o) It was dreary, rainy and chilly out there today! I made a delicious chicken and fresh spinach salad for dinner. MMMM... yet, doesn't quite compare to the one I had at Applebee's with my mother on Saturday.
Without further ado...hey wait a minute!!! I had to upgrade my storage! I have reached my max storage on Picassa! I couldn't put on any more pics on my blogs. I sat here and thought and I shut it down, do I quietly disappear into the blogosphere...or do I pay 5 dollars a year for 20 G storage. I went ahead and paid 5 bucks to keep you entertained and inspired!?!
You'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the new stuff!

Ocala Scavenger Hunt

Have you ever put together a scavenger hunt for your children? I highly recommend this activity to all parents out there! You write down some basic things to find, and set off for an area your children have never encountered before. It causes them to slow down and look at things closer! All the while, providing an opportunity for quality time and bonding with one another.
This layout is an example of the fun you can have along the way of a scavenger hunt!

Background Paper: Amy Sumrall Desmond and Molly
Staples: Amy Sumrall
Horseshoe element and brads: Digifree ?
PP and ribbon: Summer Driggs, Falling for Fall
Alpha: Valorie Brown Designs, Dominic
Font: Typical Writer

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Fall Season of my Life

Summer Driggs
Falling For Fall Freebie Kit
Tile Alpha: Dreamsfulfilled Freebie
Font: Typical Writer
Photo mask: Flergs Studio
Blur Photo action from: Jessica Sprague

Friday, November 20, 2009

County Fair!

Graham Like the Cracker Free Kit, "Everyday Adventures"
Staples and title alpha: Amy Sumrall
Font: Typical Writer

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Perfect Day

Loving A Perfect Day Collab from Flergs and Kaye Winiecki from the Lilypad!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Another digi weekend!

Whimsical Woodlands Collab

Jeanne Marie Scraps AutumnDreams digi kit-freebie
Snip Its - The Lily Pad

Loving the LilyPad

A perfect day digi collab
StudioFlerg and Kaye Winicki

Designs by Lili
e.m. Designs
Collaboration Kit
Once Upon a Story

black "just like" words alpha: Kaye Winiecki kit A Perfect Day

Monday, November 9, 2009

Amy Sumrall Kit Babushka

to be released November 10 at the Lily Pad

I didn't know what the word Babushka actually meant, so I went and found out. After finding the meaning, I went and found the perfect photo and had a chance to tell my babushka just how I feel about her! That and get the memory down on a layout to cherish forever.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

There's gnomeone like...


Anyone who knows me, knows I totally love this digital kit by Tiff Brady, Jamie Young and Rachel Young.

Like my school blog is this kit(go check it out here and here, I have created another layout prior to this one using this kit,

and I have not found another kit I love as much as this. Save for Amy Sumrall's kits but THAT was a given!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking Day!

I have been excited to have a chance to sit down and digital scrapbook. In lieu of DSD Jessica Sprague gave away a free quick page. This is what I created!

Will see if I get a few more done today!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Zoo Boo

I went way back into my freebie digital kits I have amassed and put this layout together. I am sorry I did not have a moment to write down who created what, but I got all the things from digifree.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November BYOC kit at The LilyPad

The November BYOC mini kit is due out on November 6th! It is absolutely adorable! Amy Sumrall never leaves you disappointed when she creates digital kits!
I love the color choices and it makes me feel all Fallish inside...despite the weather being in the high 80's here in Florida!

Here is what I created using her amazing mini kit!

Here was a layout using Amy Sumrall's October BYOC kit at The LilyPad

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Amy Sumrall releases two new kits!

Amy Sumrall continues to bring us delightful kits and I am so honored to be able to create with these.
She is exclusively at The Lilypad

Girls rule and Boys Droll combo
Girls Rule
Boys R Cool

Blooming Doodles

Friday, August 28, 2009

Amy Sumrall now EXCLUSIVELY at The Lilypad !

Being part of Amy Sumrall's Creative Team is one of my greatest creative treasures! The team is amazing, and you can find each of their blogs on the right sidebar! I have never enjoyed a team as much as this one!

Today, Amy has gone EXCLUSIVE to the Lilypad! With this comes much hype for her new releases never seen before digi kits!! Have no fear, she brought back a few of her favorites...and mine too!

And now for the new releases:

On sale! $3.99

On sale! $3.99

On sale! $3.99

On Sale! $4.99

And now for my layouts!

Nutty brag book page.
Oh So Happy
Hula Monkey
1st Day of School

Amy Sumrall Designs